Final Fantasy XIV‘s upcoming expansion, Endwalker, will introduce two new jobs for FFXIV players to take on: Reaper and Sage. The September 18, 2021 Letter from the Producer Live Part LXVI stream event revealed more details about how those jobs will actually play. Producer Naoki Yoshida was on hand to help explain some key concepts and abilities behind the jobs, based on an in-development build of the game.
Both jobs were also showcased in a FFXIV Endwalker Job Actions trailer aired during the stream. (You can see Sage at 12:40 and Reaper at 16:25.)
FFXIV Endwalker classifies the Reaper as a melee DPS Job, doing damage at close range alongside the Dragoon, Samurai, and Monk. As detailed in the original reveal, its main weapon is a scythe. The Reaper is an original job to FFXIV, and not based on any previous Final Fantasy concept or character. Reapers do most of their work up close to enemies. They specialize in “pure melee” almost on the level of the existing Samurai job. That said, they do have abilities that can grant enhancements to the part in combat. Reapers attack “in tandem” with an “avatar”, and have the ability to serve as the avatar’s vessel to boost their very own assaults for a time.
Here’s a presentation slide proven in the course of the stream. It features a preview of the distinctive HUD component for the Reaper.
The pink Soul Gauge builds up because the participant hits enemies. Players devour Soul Gauge by utilizing abilities that summon the Avatar, which builds up the blue Shroud Gauge. At sure ranges of Shroud, the participant can then host the Avatar. This causes the participant to tackle a brand new, hooded look, like a classical grim reaper. Activating this mode additionally causes new components to seem on the second HUD component. Like different lessons in FFXIV Endwalker, the Reaper can even have a “gap-closer” means to permit it to maneuver massive distances in fight. The Reaper’s, although, will enable it to maneuver again and forth, with a visible impact much like opening a portal. Reaper play will contain components of useful resource administration throughout two gauges, and demand some mindfulness on the a part of gamers who need to get probably the most out of the Job.
The Sage was the primary new job introduced for FFXIV Endwalker. It performs in a “barrier healer” fashion, like the prevailing Scholar Job. This means it’ll get better occasion members’ well being, but additionally be capable of throw up shields and different methods to mitigate or block injury, protecting fellow gamers from getting damage within the first place. Sages can assault enemies whereas therapeutic the occasion on the identical time. They have distinctive sources to energy each their helpful spells and assault magic. Their weapons are the Nouliths, a brand new kind of weapon that resembles a small group of magical drones. Their hovering qualities think of the long-lasting “funnel” weapons of Mobile Suit Gundam. In a fight demo, the Nouliths fired laser-like beams and projected power fields.
Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker will go stay for pre-order prospects on November 19, 2021. Other Final Fantasy XIV gamers will achieve entry on November 23, 2021. It will launch on PS4, PS5, and PC. Check out different modifications to current Jobs summarized right here.