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The armorer's craft is an offshoot o' blacksmithin'. Time was when armorers an' smitties were one an' the same. But as the years trickled by, the techniques for workin' sheet metal into armor plates became a specialized trade.
—Gwahnako

The Armorer (甲冑師, Kacchuu Shi?) is a Disciple of the Hand in Final Fantasy XIV.

OverviewEdit

Armorers treat and work the malleable metals of Eorzea into all forms of armor. By binding together sheet, stud, and link, they are able to produce garb of plate and chain that has saved the lives of countless adventurers.
Though the armor trade once fell within the realm of blacksmithing, advancements in both metallurgical techniques and material refinement led to its necessary specialization, and it is now recognized as an official profession by all nations.
—Lodestone

Armorers can create metallic armor to be worn by Gladiators, Marauders, and Lancers, as well as construct the alembics used by Alchemists and skillets used by Culinarians. They also can affix Materia to said equipment.

Being metallurgists, Armorers can also smelt the various ingots needed by Disciples of the Hand and hammer them into sheets.

GameplayEdit

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EquipmentEdit

Armorers are defined by wielding a doming hammer in the main hand, and a pair of pliers in the off-hand.

AbilitiesEdit

Class ActionsEdit

Action Level GP Cost Affinity
Basic Synthesis
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1 ARM
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 90%
Basic Touch
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5 18 ARM
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 70%
Master's Mend
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7 92 ARM
Restores item durability by 30.
Steady Hand
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9 22 ARM
Improves action success rate by 20% for the next five steps.
Inner Quiet
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11 18 ARM
Grants a bonus to control with every increase in quality.
Bonus stacks up to 11 times.
Observe
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13 7 ARM
Do nothing for one step.
Rapid Synthesis
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15 Disciple of the Hand
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 250%
Success Rate: 50%
Standard Touch
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18 32 ARM
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 125%
Success Rate: 80%
Great Strides
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21 32 ARM
Doubles efficiency of next Touch action. Effect active for three steps.
Master's Mend II
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25 160 ARM
Restores item durability by 60.
Standard Synthesis
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31 15 ARM
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 90%
Brand of Ice
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37 6 Disciple of the Hand
Increases progress. Progress doubles when recipe affinity is ice.
Efficiency: 100% (200%)
Success Rate: 90%
Advanced Touch
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43 48 ARM
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 90%
Collectable Synthesis
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50 ARM
Use existing recipes to create collectables without increasing step count.
Piece by Piece
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50 15 Disciple of the Hand
Increases remaining progress by 33%.
Success Rate: 90%
Byregot's Brow
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51 18 ARM
Increases quality. Inner Quiet effect ends upon use.
Efficiency: 150% plus 10% for each bonus to control granted by Inner Quiet
Success Rate: 70% (Specialist 100%)
Precise Touch
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53 18 ARM
Increases quality.
Additional Effect: Increases Inner Quiet stack by one (up to 11)
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 70%

Available only when material condition is Good or Excellent.
Name of Ice
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54 15 Disciple of the Hand
For the next five steps, Brand of Ice efficiency is increased. Increase determined by current progress.

Only one Name of the Element action can be used per synthesis.
Hasty Touch II
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61 ARM
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 60%
Careful Synthesis III
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62 7 ARM
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 100%
Rapid Synthesis II
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63 12 ARM
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 300%
Success Rate: 60%
Patient Touch
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64 6 ARM
Increases quality.
Additional Effect: Increases Inner Quiet stack by one (up to 11) when successful, halves stack upon failure
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 50%
Manipulation II
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65Complete the quest "Forging with Scales" 96 ARM
Restores 5 points of durability after each step for the next eight steps. Each step overwrites all other durability-restoring actions.
Prudent Touch
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66 21 ARM
Increases quality at half the durability cost.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 70%

Unavailable when Waste Not or Waste Not II are active.
Focused Synthesis
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67 5 ARM
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 200%
Success Rate: 50%
Combo Action: Observe
Combo Bonus: Increases success rate to 100%
Focused Touch
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68 18 ARM
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 50%
Combo Action: Observe
Combo Bonus: Increases success rate to 100%
Initial Preparations
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69 50 ARM
May reduce CP consumption while status is active. When a specialist, cancelling the status grants the use of a single Specialty action.
Available only on the first step.


Specialist ActionsEdit

Specialist System is an advancement system for Crafting classes introduced in Heavensward (3.0). By completing a special quest, players can receive a specialized soul for each of the Disciples of the Hand. Equipping this soul will give access to unique actions that allow for more efficient and higher-quality synthesis for that class.

Action Level GP Cost Description
Satisfaction
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55 Uses one Whistle to restore 15 CP.
Success Rate: 100%

Available only when the Whistle stack size is a multiple of three.
Whistle While You Work
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55 36 Grants a Whistle stack of 11. One Whistle used for each step that material condition is Good or Excellent. Increases the effectiveness of certain crafting actions when the stack size is a multiple of three. Finishing Touches is used when stack size reaches 0 and effect wears off.
Finishing Touches Efficiency: 200%
Finishing Touches Success Rate: 50%
Innovative Touch
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56 8 Increases quality.
Additional Effect: Innovation
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 40%
Nymeia's Wheel
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57 18 Restores item durability. Amount determined by current Whistle stack. Whistle effect ends upon use.
Success Rate: 100%
Byregot's Miracle
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58 10 Increases quality. Inner Quiet stack is halved upon use.
Efficiency: 100% plus 15% for each bonus to control granted by Inner Quiet
Success Rate: 70%
Trained Hand
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59 16 Significantly increases both progress and quality.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 100%

Available only when Inner Quiet and Whistle stack sizes are identical.
Heart of the Armorer
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60 45 For the next seven steps, increases chances of material condition becoming Good.
A armoring delineation is used upon execution.
Specialty: Reinforce
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69 Restores item durability by 25. Can only be used when Initial Preparations is active.
Specialty: Refurbish
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69 Restores 65 CP. Can only be used when Initial Preparations is active.
Specialty: Reflect
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69 Increases Inner Quiet stack by three (up to 11). Can only be used when Initial Preparations is active.


TraitsEdit

Action Level Description
Quality Assurance
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63Complete the quest "Eastern Apprentice" Slightly increases chances of material condition becoming good.
Stroke of Genius
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70Complete the quest "A Confluence of Style" May increase maximum CP on the second step of synthesis. Increase guaranteed when a specialist.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

TCG

Armorer TCG

Armorer appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with an earth-elemental card.

GalleryEdit