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Red Mage (赤魔道士, Akamadōshi?) is a job in Final Fantasy XIV, introduced in the game's second expansion pack, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. Red Mage does not have a base class, and starts at Level 50.

ProfileEdit

On the eastern edge of Abalathia's Spine lies the mountainous region of Gyr Abania.

It is in these elevated lands that people took shelter, when a burning star guided them away from the Sixth Umbral Calamity's treacherous floodwaters. The survivors gathered from near and far, and amongst them were refugees of the sorcerous cities of Mhach and Amdapor.

These sworn enemies buried their history for the sake of the future, and cast aside their vestments of black and white. Upon the remnants of their arts a new discipline was built, and the first red mages stepped forward with rapiers in hand to fight back against the rising tides of destruction.
—Lodestone

Red Mage is a hybrid ranged/melee style achieved via high-speed positioning. In battle, Red Mages use rapiers for melee strikes and Red Magic for ranged attacks. They deal massive damage by linking multiple spells with Dualcast and following them up with melee attacks.

StoryEdit

StormbloodEdit

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EquipmentEdit

Red Mages are armed with both rapiers and a magicked crystal medium. When casting spells, the rapier is held with the blade facing downward with the crystal placed on the pommel of the hilt, giving it the appearance of a mage's scepter.

Job GaugeEdit

FFXIV Red Mage Guage balanced

Balance Gauge

FFXIV Red Mage Guage Black unbalanced

More Black Mana

FFXIV Red Mage Guage white unbalanced

More White Mana

The Job Gauge was introduced to players in 4.0 Stormblood. These are on-screen indicators that are specific to each job. The Red Mage uses the Balance Gauge.

The Job Gauge indicates the current amount of the two types of Mana, White and Black (shown in the gauge as blue). Job actions associated with white magic such as Veraero (wind) will add white mana to the left side of the gauge, while actions associated with black magic such as Verthunder will add black mana to the gauge. There are multiple actions that will add a specific amount of both. The goal is to keep the mana balanced as it rises up the gauge.

If one type of mana grows faster than the other, the gauge becomes difficult to balance out and players will not be able to use enchanted versions of the Riposte, Zwerchhau, Redoublement, or Moulinet weaponskills until the gauge is back in balanace. Once enchanted, these skill deal additional damage. As long as the gauge stays properly balanced and above 30 points of mana, the crystal at the top will be red; if unbalanced, the crystal will have the color of the higher mana type. Using the enchanted weaponskills will remove mana from the gauge, starting the cycle over.

AbilitiesEdit

All spells cost MP to cast unless stated otherwise, however, the MP cost varies depending on the level and class of the Adventurer, the spell in question. All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 70.

Job ActionsEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Riposte
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1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130. Action upgraded to Enchanted Riposte if both Black Mana and White Mana are at 30 or more.
Enchanted Riposte
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1 Weaponskill Instant 1.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be Melee
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 210.
Balance Gauge Cost: 30 Black Mana
Balance Gauge Cost: 30 White Mana
Jolt
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2 Spell 2sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the cast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 180.
Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 3
Verthunder
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4 Spell 5s 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y
Deals lightning damage with a potency of 300.
Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 11
Additional Effect: 50% chance of becoming Verfire Ready
Duration: 30s
Corps-a-corps
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6 Ability Instant 40s 25y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 130.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Veraero
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10 Spell 5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the cast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 300.
Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 11
Additional Effect: 50% chance of becoming Verstone Ready
Duration: 30s
Tether
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15 Spell 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the cast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 30y 5y
Binds target and all nearby enemies.
Duration: 20s
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Scatter
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18 Spell 2sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the cast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 3
Additional Effect: 25% chance you are granted Enhanced Scatter
Duration: 10s
Enhanced Scatter Bonus: Increases Black Mana and White Mana by 8 instead of 3
Verfire
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26 Spell 2sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 270.
Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 9
Can only be executed while Verfire Ready is active.
Verstone
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30 Spell 2sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 270.
Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 9
Can only be executed while Verstone Ready is active.
Zwerchhau
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35 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be Melee
Deals an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Riposte or Enchanted Riposte
Combo Potency: 150
Action upgraded to Enchanted Zwerchhau if both Black Mana and White Mana are at 25 or more.
Enchanted Zwerchhau
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35 Weaponskill Instant 1.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be Melee
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Riposte or Enchanted Riposte
Combo Potency: 290
Balance Gauge Cost: 25 Black Mana
Balance Gauge Cost: 25 White Mana
Displacement
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40 Ability Instant 35s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130.
Additional Effect: 15-yalm backstep
Cannot be executed while bound.
Fleche
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45 Ability Instant 25s 25y
Deals an attack with a potency of 420.
Redoublement
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50 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Zwerchhau or Enchanted Zwerchhau
Combo Potency: 230
Action upgraded to Enchanted Redoublement if both Black Mana and White Mana are at 25 or more.
Enchanted Redoublement
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50 Weaponskill Instant 2.2sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be Melee
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Enchanted Zwerchhau
Combo Potency: 470
Balance Gauge Cost: 25 Black Mana
Balance Gauge Cost: 25 White Mana
Acceleration
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50 Ability Instant 35s
Ensures the next Verthunder/Verflare or Veraero/Verholy spell cast will, for the first hit, trigger Verfire Ready or Verstone Ready respectively.
Duration: 10s
Moulinet
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52 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 6y 6y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 60 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Action upgraded to Enchanted Moulinet if both Black Mana and White Mana are at 30 or more.
Enchanted Moulinet
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52 Weaponskill Instant 1.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 6y 6y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 200 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Balance Gauge Cost: 30 Black Mana
Balance Gauge Cost: 30 White Mana
Vercure
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54 Spell 2sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the cast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 30y
Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 350
Contre Sixte
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56 Ability Instant 45s 25y 6y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 300 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Embolden
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58 Ability Instant 120s 15y
Increases own magic damage dealt by 10% and physical damage dealt by nearby party members by 10%. Both effects are reduced by 20% every 4s.
Duration: 20s
Manafication
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60Complete the quest "Stained in Scarlet" Ability Instant 120s
Doubles current Black Mana and White Mana levels.
Additional Effect: Resets Corps-a-corps and Displacement recast timers
All combos are canceled upon execution of Manafication.
Jolt II
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62 Spell 2sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the cast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 240.
Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 3
Additional Effect: Grants Impactful status
Duration: 30s
Verraise
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64 Spell 10s 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 30y
Resurrects target to a weakened state.
Impact
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66 Spell 2sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the cast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 270.
Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 4
Can only be executed while under the effect of Impactful.
Verflare
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68 Spell Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 550.
Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 21
Additional Effect: 20% chance of becoming Verfire Ready
Duration: 30s
Chance to become Verfire Ready increases to 100% if White Mana is higher than Black Mana at time of execution.
Can only be executed after landing Enchanted Redoublement.
Verholy
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70With Heart and Steel Spell Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 550.
Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 21
Additional Effect: 20% chance of becoming Verstone Ready
Duration: 30s
Chance to become Verstone Ready increases to 100% if Black Mana is higher than White Mana at time of execution.
Can only be executed after landing Enchanted Redoublement.

Role ActionsEdit

Role actions replaced cross-class actions with the release of patch 4.0. Role actions are abilities common to classes and jobs with the same role.
Jobs can select and use up to five role actions, while classes can select and use up to ten. Red Mage shares the same role actions with Summoner and Black Mage, as they are classified as Magic Ranged DPS.

Action Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius Role Affinity
Addle
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8 Ability Instant 120s 25y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Lowers target's intelligence and mind by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Break
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12 Spell 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 50.
Additional Effect: Heavy +20%
Duration: 20s
Drain
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16 Spell 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 25y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.
Additional Effect: Absorbs a portion of damage dealt as HP
Diversion
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20 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS IconFFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 15s
Lucid Dreaming
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24 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Reduces enmity by half.
Additional Effect: Refresh
Refresh Potency: 80
Duration: 21s
Swiftcast
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32 Ability Instant 60s FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Next spell is cast immediately.
Duration: 10s
Mana Shift
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36 Ability Instant 150s 30y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Transfers up to 20% of own maximum MP to target party member.
Apocatastasis
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40 Ability Instant 150s 30y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Reduces a party member's magic vulnerability by 20%.
Duration: 10s
Surecast
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44 Ability Instant 30s FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Next spell is cast without interruption.
Additional Effect: Nullifies knockback and draw-in effects
Duration: 10s
Erase
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48 Ability Instant 30s 30y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Removes a single damage over time effect from target party member other than self.
Additional Effect: Restores target's HP
Cure Potency: 200

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Dualcast
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1 Grants the effect of Dualcast upon casting any spell with a cast time. While under the effect of Dualcast, your next spell will require no time to cast. Effect is canceled upon auto-attack or execution of any action other than a spell.
Enhanced Intelligence
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20 Increases intelligence by 8.
Maim and Mend
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20 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%
Enhanced Intelligence II
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40 Increases intelligence by 16.
Maim and Mend II
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40 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%
Enhanced Intelligence III
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60 Increases intelligence by 24.
Enhanced Jolt
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62 Upgrades Jolt to Jolt II.
Enhanced Jolt II
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66 Grants the effect of Impactful upon landing of Jolt II.

PvP actionsEdit

Action Type Cast Recast Cost
Enchanted Riposte
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Weaponskill Instant 1.5s 75 Black Mana
75 White Mana
Deals an attack with a potency of 1,500.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Enchanted Zwerchhau
FFXIV Enchanted Zwerchhau PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 1.5s
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Enchanted Riposte
Combo Potency: 1,750

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Enchanted Redoublement
FFXIV Enchanted Redoublement PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Enchanted Zwerchhau
Combo Potency: 2,000

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Jolt II
FFXIV Jolt II PVP Icon
Weaponskill 1.8s 2.3s 2000 MP
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 10
Additional Effect: Grants Dualcast, allowing next spell to be cast immediately
Duration: 10s

※Action changes to Impact while under the effect of Dualcast.
※Dualcast effect ends if an action other than a spell is used.
Verstone
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Spell 1.8s 2.3s
Deals earth damage with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 15
Additional Effect: Grants Dualcast, allowing next spell to be cast immediately. The effect lasts for 10s.

※Action changes to Veraero while under the effect of Dualcast.
※Action changes to Verholy after execution of Enchanted Redoublement.
※Dualcast effect ends if an action other than a spell is used.
Verfire
FFXIV Verfire PVP Icon
Spell 1.8s 2.3s
Deals fire damage with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 15
Additional Effect: Grants Dualcast, allowing next spell to be cast immediately. The effect lasts for 10s.

※Action changes to Veraero while under the effect of Dualcast.
※Action changes to Verholy after execution of Enchanted Redoublement.
※Dualcast effect ends if an action other than a spell is used.
Vercure
FFXIV Vercure PVP Icon
Spell 1.8s 2.3s 1500 MP
Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 1,500
Additional Effect: Grants Dualcast, allowing next spell to be cast immediately
Duration: 10s
Action will not grant Dualcast while already under its effect.
Corps-a-corps
FFXIV Corps-a-corps PVP Icon
Ability Instant 10s 250 TP
Rushes target and delivers unaspected damage with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: Reduces recast time by 5s if used on target suffering from a Monomachy effect inflicted by you
Cannot be executed while bound.
Displacement
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Ability Instant 10s 250 TP
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: 15-yalm backstep
Additional Effect: Reduces recast time by 5s if used on target suffering from a Monomachy effect inflicted by you
Cannot be executed while bound.
Flunge
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Weaponskill Instant 1.5s 250 TP
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone before you with a potency of 1,000 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Heavy +50% for 2s.
Monomachy
FFXIV Monomachy Icon
Ability Instant 45s
Increases damage dealt to target by 10% while lowering damage taken from target by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Impact
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Spell Instant 2.3s 2000 MP
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 2,000.
Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 10
Can only be cast while under the effect of Dualcast.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Veraero
FFXIV Veraero PVP Icon
Spell Instant 2.3s
Deals wind damage with a potency of 1,750.
Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 15
Can only be cast while under the effect of Dualcast.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Verthunder
FFXIV Verthunder PVP Icon
Spell Instant 2.3s
Deals lightning damage with a potency of 1,750.
Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 15
Can only be cast while under the effect of Dualcast.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Verholy
FFXIV Verholy PVP Icon
Spell Instant 2.3s
Deals unaspected damage to target.
Combo Action: Enchanted Redoublement
Combo Potency: 3,000
Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 20
Additional Effect: Restores 1,500 MP

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Verflare
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Spell Instant 2.3s
Deals fire damage to target.
Combo Action: Enchanted Redoublement
Combo Potency: 3,000
Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 20
Additional Effect: Restores 250 TP

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Additional PvP ActionsEdit

These actions are common to all jobs, and can only be used in PvP areas.
The number of additional actions that can be set is limited to two.

Action Type Cast Recast
Recuperate
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Ability Instant 45s
Restores 25% of maximum HP.
Muse
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Ability Instant 90s
Restores 25% of maximum MP.
Enliven
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Ability Instant 90s
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
Purify
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Ability Instant 45s
Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from target. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.
Concentrate
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Ability Instant 45s
Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s
Safeguard
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Ability Instant 90s
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s
Bolt
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Ability Instant 45s
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s

PvP TraitsEdit

These traits are common to all jobs, and only take effect when in PvP areas.
The number of PvP traits that can be set is limited to three.

Traits Effect
Increased HP
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Increases maximum HP by 5%.
Increased Action Speed
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Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.
Increased Damage Dealt
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Increases damage dealt by 3%.
Decreased Damage Taken
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Decreases damage taken by 3%.
Increased Healing Potency
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Increases spell-based HP restoration by 5%.
Decreased Recast Time
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Decreases recast time of additional actions by 20%.
Increased Resistance Duration
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Increases duration of resistances by 50%.
Increased MP Regeneration
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Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.
Increased TP Regeneration
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Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.

Limit BreakEdit

Red Mages' Limit Breaks focus on dealing powerful damage to enemies in a circular area of effect.The damage dealt is determined by the combined weapon damage of all party members, thus, its damage is not based on the user's gear. The ability Swiftcast cannot be used to instantly cast a Limit Break.

Ability Description Image
Skyshard Delivers an area of effect attack with a potency of 1400. Skyshard XIV
Starstorm Delivers an area of effect attack with a potency of 3000. FFXIV ARR Starstorm
Vermillion Scourge Delivers an area of effect attack with a potency of 5400. FFXIV RDM Vermillion Scourge

TriviaEdit

  • Due to the game following the traditional MMO trinity, this incarnation of Red Mage only has access to two basic healing spells; however, due to Dualcast, they are in practice the best offensive class for healing others, and the best class overall for reviving fallen allies, as they can negate the long cast time and raise up to four allies in quick succession, unlike even healers.

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