Final Fantasy XIV Roles: Tanks, Healers, Melee DPS, Physical Ranged DPS, and Magical DPS
A standard Full Party will consist of 2 Tanks, 2 Healers, and 4 DPS of any kind.
A standard Light Party will consist of 1 Tank, 1 Healer, and 2 DPS of any kind.
- Uses sword and shield.
- Supports party members and can attack from range with magic.
- Uses axes.
- Strong self-sustain and can use strong attacks many times.
- Uses greatswords.
- Mitigates incoming damage and boosts own damage while consuming mana.
- Uses explosive gunblades.
- Applies health regeneration and has high damage for a tank.
- White Mage
- Uses canes to channel earth, wind, and light magic.
- Extremely strong heals and stuns enemies.
- Uses magic codicies to summon a faerie familiar.
- Applies strong shields to allies and can spend more time attacking the enemy due to passive heals from the faerie.
- Uses star globes and tarot cards to channel celestial magic.
- Buffs ally damage with drawn cards and balances healing and shielding magic.
- Uses nouliths to fire lasers.
- Shields allies to spend more time attacking enemies and heals allies via attacking the enemy.
- Uses lances.
- High mobility, strong damage, and supports ally damage.
- Uses martial arts and gauntlets.
- Uses positional attacks to increase damage output with some party support.
- Uses daggers.
- Strings certain abilities together to create different attacks and can attack from range with ninjitsu.
- Uses katanas.
- Solely focused on maximizing personal damage output.
- Uses scythes.
- Defeat enemies to deliver stronger attacks.
Physical Ranged DPS:
- Uses bow and arrow.
- Increases party damage and deal damage over time to enemies.
- Uses firearms.
- Strong personal damage without sacrificing mobility.
- Uses chakrams.
- Strongly increases the damage of a single party member and the most mobile job.
- Black Mage
- Uses staffs to channel fire, ice, lightning, and dark magic.
- Insanely powerful damage while sacrificing mobility.
- Uses grimoires to summon elemental beings.
- Has many instant-cast spells and can resurrect allies like a healer.
- Uses rapiers and magic foci.
- Casts every other spell instantly, has a high damage melee phase, and can heal and resurrect allies like a healer.
- Uses rods to copy enemy abilities.
- Unavailable in most content,but has access to very strong spells and can fill any role in single player content.