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To catch the fish you want, you must first know what the fish wants. Only once their prize is at stake can you tantalize and tempt your prey to taste the forbidden tackle.

The Fisher (漁師, Ryōshi?) is a Disciple of the Land in Final Fantasy XIV that performs fishing, a form of gathering.

OverviewEdit

Fishers are the harvesters of the realm's marine and freshwater animal resources.
The trade rose to prominence in the nation of Limsa Lominsa, owing to the plentiful waters upon and around Vylbrand island. Be it from the shore of a sea, the bank of a river, or the deck of a boat, Eorzea's anglers must constantly account for a wide range of factors to optimize their success, including season, time, place, tools, and bait.
—Lodestone

Fishers, as their name suggests, harvest the realm's vast marine and freshwater animal resources. The goods they obtain from their catch place them in direct dealings with both Culinarians and Goldsmiths. Fishers desire to catch bigger fish than their last. This desire is what drives them to conquer perilous environments, just to find desirable fishing holes, be it on or offshore, above or below ground.

GameplayEdit

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EquipmentEdit

Fishers' primary tool is the fishing rod. They also use fishing tackles, in addition to the fishing rod. With every fish they capture, fishing tackles are expended. With the addition of Stormblood, fishing gigs have become a Fisher's secondary tool.

AbilitiesEdit

Final Fantasy XIV/LegacyEdit

Ability Rank Action Cost Requirements Description
Deft Grasp 1 3 Discipline of the Land Temporarily increases your dexterity.
Solid Reason 1 3 Discipline of the Land Temporarily increases your piety.
Llymlaen's Ward 1 3 Discipline of the Land Temporarily increases your chance to obtain wind crystals.
Thaliak's Ward 1 3 Discipline of the Land Temporarily increases your chance to obtain water crystals.
Truth of Seas 1 3 Discipline of the Land Increases your chance of obtaining crystals.
Master of Fish 1 3 Discipline of the Land Increases your chance to obtain high quality items while gathering.
Clever Arc 1 4 Discipline of the Land Slows the rate at which a gathering location's remainder decreases.
Gulleye 1 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to locate grade 1 schools of fish.
Dowse 3 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of grade 1 schools of fish in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Nature's Bounty 5 4 Discipline of the Land Increases your chance to locate rare items while gathering.
Gulleye II 8 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to locate schools of fish grade 2 and below.
Dowse II 10 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of schools of fish grade 2 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Veteran Trade 10 4 Discipline of the Land Increases your chance to hit items aimed for while gathering.
Way of Plenty 15 7 Discipline of the Land Increases the remainder of a gathering location.
Gulleye III 18 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to locate schools of fish grade 3 and below.
Dowse III 20 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of schools of fish grade 3 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Gulleye IV 28 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to locate schools of fish grade 4 and below.
Dowse IV 30 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of schools of fish grade 4 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Wavekin Eluder 30 5 Disciplines of the Land or Hand Temporarily avoid enemy encounters. Effective only against wavekin.
Gulleye V 38 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to locate schools of fish grade 5 and below.
Dowse V 40 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of schools of fish grade 5 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Gulleye VI 48 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to locate schools of fish grade 6 and below.
Dowse VI 50 1 Fishing Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of schools of fish grade 6 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.


A Realm RebornEdit

Action Level GP Cost Affinity
Bait
FFXIV Bait Icon
1 FSH
Select the bait to apply to your line.
Cast
FFXIV Cast Icon
1 FSH
Cast your line and begin fishing.
Hook
FFXIV Hook Icon
1 FSH
Attempt to hook the fish nibbling on the bait.
Quit
FFXIV Quit Icon
1 FSH
Abandon fishing attempt and stow your rod/tackle.
Cast Light
FFXIV Cast Light Icon
1 FSH
Lights up the tip of your fishing rod.
Stealth
FFXIV FSH Stealth Icon
8 FSH
Conceal yourself and tread quietly, reducing movement speed, but enabling you to avoid enemies level 20 and below.
Release
FFXIV Release Icon
22 FSH
Unhook a fish (including all those of the same type subsequently caught at your current location) and release it back into the wild.
Mooch
FFXIV Mooch Icon
25 FSH
Use the fish already hooked to your line to attract even larger prey.
Snagging
FFXIV Snagging Icon
36 FSH
Adds extra hooks to the line, making it possible to land normally uncatchable fish and items.
Collect
FFXIV FSH Collect Icon
50 FSH
Readies the catch to retain as a collectable.
Patience
FFXIV Patience Icon
51 470 FSH
Increases the chance of landing an HQ fish by 50% while reducing Hook efficiency by 40%.
Powerful Hookset
FFXIV Powerful Hookset Icon
51 74 FSH
Negates the Inefficient Hooking status. Has no effect on some fish.
Works on catches that have a medium or heavy tug.
Chum
FFXIV Chum Icon
54 145 FSH
Reduces the amount of time for the next fish to bite.
Precision Hookset
FFXIV Precision Hookset Icon
56 85 FSH
Negates the Inefficient Hooking status. Has no effect on some fish.
Works on catches that have a light tug.
Fish Eyes
FFXIV Fish Eyes Icon
57 350 FSH
Open your five senses to the surrounding environment, uncovering heretofore hidden fish.

Cancels current mooching opportunity.
Patience II
FFXIV Patience II Icon
60Complete the quest "Carpe Diem" 560 FSH
Increases the chance of landing an HQ fish by 80% while reducing Hook efficiency by 75%. Increases the likelihood of catching larger fish.
Duration: 145s

Cancels current mooching opportunity.
Gig
FFXIV Gig Icon
61 FSH
Attempt to catch a fish using your gig.
Gig Head
FFXIV Gig Head Icon
61 FSH
Replace the head on your gig with one of a different size.
Fathom
FFXIV Fathom Icon
61 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Survey the seas to locate teeming waters. Activates automatically when class is changed to fisher.
Shark Eye
FFXIV Shark Eye Icon
61 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Survey the seas to locate the nearest teeming waters within skill range. Can only execute while Fathom is active.
Duration: 15s
Recast: 20s
Mooch II
FFXIV Mooch II Icon
63Complete the quest "A Rousing Reunion" 100 FSH
Use any fish already hooked to your line to attract even larger prey.
Duration: 15s
Veteran Trade
FFXIV Veteran Trade Icon
63 200 FSH
Prevent catching the same fish you just caught.
Calm Waters
FFXIV Calm Waters Icon
64 300 FSH
Grants another spearfishing attempt.
Double Hook
FFXIV Double Hook Icon
65Complete the quest "Search for the Spawning Grounds" 400 FSH
Hook multiple fish in a single cast. Yield is determined by fish type and your gathering rating. Some fish cannot be double hooked.
Shark Eye II
FFXIV Shark Eye II Icon
65 100 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Survey the landscape to locate the highest-level teeming waters within skill range. Can only execute while Fathom is active.
Duration: 15s
Recast: 20s
Truth of Oceans
FFXIV Truth of Oceans Icon
66 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Further survey the seas to uncover the nearest swimming shadows within skill range. Can only execute while Fathom is active.
Salvage
FFXIV Salvage Icon
67 FSH
Occasionally discover treasure maps while spearfishing.
Bountiful Catch
FFXIV Bountiful Catch Icon
68Complete the quest "Always a Bigger Fish" 200 FSH
Increases the number of items obtained on your next spearfishing attempt. Yield is determined by fish type and your gathering rating. Some fish cannot be double speared.
Nature's Bounty
FFXIV Nature's Bounty Icon
69 100 FSH
Increases the chance of landing a large catch on your next spearfishing attempt.

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Gulleye
FFXIV Gulleye Icon
15 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 15.
Enhanced Stealth
FFXIV FSH Enhanced Stealth Icon
18 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 30.
Enhanced Stealth II
FFXIV FSH Enhanced Stealth II Icon
28 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 40.
Gulleye II
FFXIV Gulleye II Icon
35 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 35.
Dunefishing
FFXIV Dunefishing Icon
35 Allows you to cast your fishing line into the desert sands.
Enhanced Stealth III
FFXIV FSH Enhanced Stealth III Icon
38 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 50.
Double Mooching
FFXIV Double Mooching Icon
40 Allows you to mooch with a mooched fish.
Skyfishing
FFXIV Skyfishing Icon
45 Allows you to cast your line into the clouds.
Gulleye III
FFXIV Gulleye III Icon
50 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 50.
Enhanced Stealth IV
FFXIV FSH Enhanced Stealth IV Icon
50 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 54.
Enhanced Stealth V
FFXIV FSH Enhanced Stealth V Icon
53 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 57.
Cloudfishing
FFXIV Cloudfishing Icon
53Complete the quest "The Icepick Challenge" Allows you to cast your line from floating islands.
Gulleye IV
FFXIV Gulleye IV Icon
55 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 55.
Hellfishing
FFXIV Hellfishing Icon
55Complete the quest "Invasion of the Supper Snatchers" Allows you to cast your line into magma.
Enhanced Stealth VI
FFXIV FSH Enhanced Stealth VI Icon
56 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 60.
Aetherfishing
FFXIV Aetherfishing Icon
58Complete the quest "One Man's Fish Is Another Man's Poison" Allows you to cast your line into aetherochemical spills.
Gulleye V
FFXIV Gulleye V Icon
60 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 60.
Enhanced Stealth VII
FFXIV FSH Enhanced Stealth VII Icon
60 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 64.
Auto Fathom
FFXIV Auto Fathom Icon
61 Automatically activates Fathom upon changing your class to fisher.
Enhanced Stealth VIII
FFXIV FSH Enhanced Stealth VIII Icon
63 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 67.
Fish Whisperer
FFXIV Fish Whisperer Icon
63 Allows you to better identify the characteristics of teeming waters.
Gulleye VI
FFXIV Gulleye VI Icon
65 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 65.
Enhanced Stealth IX
FFXIV FSH Enhanced Stealth IX Icon
66 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 70.
Saltfishing
FFXIV Saltfishing Icon
68 Allows you to cast your line into salt lakes.
Gulleye VII
FFXIV Gulleye VII Icon
70 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 70.
Enhanced GP Regeneration
FFXIV FSH Enhanced GP Regeneration Icon
70 Increases the amount of GP regenerated over time.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG

Fisher TCG

Fisher appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with a water-elemental card.

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Prior to Heavensward, Fishers did not use GP for any of their abilities.