FFXIV Heavensward New Jobs:Dark Knight, Astrologian and Machinist

Since the relaunch of Final Fantasy 14 as A Realm Reborn, Square Enix has had
massive success with the MMORPG. While there are bimonthly content updates to the
game, this Spring the company plans to release the first paid expansion for the
title, Heavensward. There are a lot of new features planned for the expansion, so
let’s get right down to business and look at what fans can expect from the first
expansion.

 

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Heavensward introduces three new jobs: Dark Knight, Astrologian and Machinist. These
jobs will not have a sub-class like the previous jobs in Final Fantasy 14. You won’t
start as something else, then become a Dark Knight at level 30 like you did going
from Gladiator to Paladin or Conjurer to White Mage. It’s unknown if this will be a
continuing trend after Heavensward, but at this point none of the new jobs have
sub-classes.

Dark Knight
At present there are three confirmed new jobs for Heavensward. The first is the Dark
Knight, but like many other jobs in Final Fantasy 14, it may not be exactly what
you’re expecting. The new version of the Dark Knight is a tanking class that uses
dark magic and a two-handed greatsword in combat. The Dark Knight is generally a
direct opposite of the Paladin, but in Final Fantasy 11 (Square’s other MMORPG) the
Dark Knight was a DPS (damage dealing) class. While very little is currently known
about the Dark Knight, it is expected they’ll have absorb spells and other dark
magic abilities.

Astrologian
The new healer in Heavensward is known as an Astrologian. This unique healing job
uses a Star Globe as a main weapon, with a deck of enchanted cards as a
supplementary tool. White Mage and Scholar, the other healing jobs in Final Fantasy
14, both have offensive abilities that allow them to DPS when necessary, or when the
party is not in need of healing. It’s expected for Astrologians to have a similar
ability using their enchanted cards, with the Star Globe serving as their primary
healing tool.

Machinist
The Machinist is a new ranged DPS class, somewhat similar to a Bard. While many
assumed Heavensward would include a Corsair after a gun class was teased, it turned
out to be the Machinist instead. This new job uses a gun as their primary weapon,
with mechanical turrets that can be deployed as a secondary attack option. It’s
unknown if the turrets will offer support abilities similar to Bard songs, but in
previous Final Fantasy titles, engineer classes have support abilities. It wouldn’t
be too much of a stretch to assume Machinists will have similar capabilities.

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