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  MattTheHG

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OP  6/18/13 1:45:58 PM#1

Hey guys! I was wondering if there are people out there who can briefly describe what each job's role is in a group/party. I know there's limited content out right now, but if anyone has a link or any inkling or idea that would be helpful!

I know some job roles are apparent such as the Paladin as the primary tank, White Mage as the primary healer, and Bard probably as ranged DPS, but I was wondering what the other jobs fall into such as Dragoon, Warrior, Monk, Black Mage, Summoner and Scholar.

I've heard you can also mix and match skills from other 2 jobs, which can help you really define your role in parties, but I just want to know what each job specializes in! 

Thanks! And sorry if it's a dumb question, I couldn't find an accurate description of each job's roles on the official website or on Google.. maybe I'm not looking hard enough ):

  Kayo83

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6/18/13 1:56:11 PM#2

Dragoon and Monk are melee DPS. Black Mage is caster DPS. Bard is support with some DPS. Warrior is probably DPS as well. Not sure about Scholar or Summoner but they did say they wanted more healers, so Id bet on at least one of them being a healer.

Oh and Monk can OT I believe.

  Waldoe

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6/18/13 1:57:03 PM#3
Warrior - tank that is more aoe oriented. Monk - melee positional dd. Dragoon - melee dd. Summoner - ranged magic dd and pets serve different roles (tank, dd, etc). Scholar - more of an aoe group healer that has a fairy that changes roles.
  Hyanmen

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6/18/13 2:02:10 PM#4

Warrior - Tank (offensive)

Paladin - Tank (defensive)

Monk - DPS

Dragoon - DPS

White Mage - Healer/Support

Scholar - Healer/Support (pet)

Black Mage - Ranged DPS

Summoner - Ranged DPS/Support (pet)

Bard - Ranged DPS/Support

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  MattTheHG

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OP  6/18/13 2:02:12 PM#5

Originally posted by Kayo83

Dragoon and Monk are melee DPS. Black Mage is caster DPS. Bard is support with some DPS. Warrior is probably DPS as well. Not sure about Scholar or Summoner but they did say they wanted more healers, so Id bet on at least one of them being a healer.

Oh and Monk can OT I believe.

Originally posted by Waldoe
Warrior - tank that is more aoe oriented. Monk - melee positional dd. Dragoon - melee dd. Summoner - ranged magic dd and pets serve different roles (tank, dd, etc). Scholar - more of an aoe group healer that has a fairy that changes roles.

Thanks you guys! Pretty helpful. I just wish they can show us an example skill tree or list of unique skills that they have to give us a more in-depth preview of what they are like. Guess I just have to wait until it is released to find out! ):

Thanks to Hyanmen too

 

 

  Carnicide

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6/18/13 2:06:52 PM#6
There's no skill tree. You can open your menus though and see what abilities you get at what levels. I didn't write them down otherwise I would share that with you know. As far as I know you can unlock leveling other classes starting at 10 doing your main quest line. The game is pretty epic im not going to lie. Too bad I start classes the day after release going to be full time student and full time job....... not sure if im going to have time for this game=( which makes me sad
  MattTheHG

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OP  6/18/13 2:20:51 PM#7
Originally posted by Carnicide
There's no skill tree. You can open your menus though and see what abilities you get at what levels. I didn't write them down otherwise I would share that with you know. As far as I know you can unlock leveling other classes starting at 10 doing your main quest line. The game is pretty epic im not going to lie. Too bad I start classes the day after release going to be full time student and full time job....... not sure if im going to have time for this game=( which makes me sad

Ooh. I see. I knew that you can mix and match skills with all the other classes which is more solo/duo-orient.. and that jobs were more specific, and group-oriented. It's pretty interesting since, especially haven't played FFXI, it's still a fairly new concept to me. I like the whole flexibility of it, and there seems to be no "which class/job is better?" etc. since you can essentially be all of them, and each job has their own unique role in a fight.

But about your situation, that sucks man! I'm sure you can find some free time.. like an hour or two if you have some down time. But Keep at it! You'll graduate soon! I just graduated last month and I really have nothing to do at the moment since I'm studying for my licensure exam for nursing and can't find a job yet until I get that license.

  ElRenmazuo

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6/18/13 2:25:14 PM#8
Too bad dragoons dont have dragon pets in this one
  MattTheHG

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OP  6/18/13 2:33:43 PM#9
Originally posted by tkreep
Too bad dragoons dont have dragon pets in this one

Man.. if Dragoons had dragon-mounts... GG.

  Carnicide

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6/18/13 2:59:36 PM#10
Originally posted by MattTheHG
Originally posted by Carnicide
There's no skill tree. You can open your menus though and see what abilities you get at what levels. I didn't write them down otherwise I would share that with you know. As far as I know you can unlock leveling other classes starting at 10 doing your main quest line. The game is pretty epic im not going to lie. Too bad I start classes the day after release going to be full time student and full time job....... not sure if im going to have time for this game=( which makes me sad

Ooh. I see. I knew that you can mix and match skills with all the other classes which is more solo/duo-orient.. and that jobs were more specific, and group-oriented. It's pretty interesting since, especially haven't played FFXI, it's still a fairly new concept to me. I like the whole flexibility of it, and there seems to be no "which class/job is better?" etc. since you can essentially be all of them, and each job has their own unique role in a fight.

But about your situation, that sucks man! I'm sure you can find some free time.. like an hour or two if you have some down time. But Keep at it! You'll graduate soon! I just graduated last month and I really have nothing to do at the moment since I'm studying for my licensure exam for nursing and can't find a job yet until I get that license.

Yeah Thanks, I'm working on graduating it just seems to take forever!!! lol 

  Br3akingDawn

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6/18/13 3:43:30 PM#11
Originally posted by tkreep
Too bad dragoons dont have dragon pets in this one

dont let your hopes down. who knows sometime in the far far future.

  striderbob

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6/18/13 4:08:27 PM#12
From a lore standpoint in ARR Dragoons came about from the constant conflict between man and dragon to hunt and kill dragons, so doesn't really fit to have dragon pets.
  superpata

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6/18/13 6:07:28 PM#13
Can Archers be used as dpsers? 
  striderbob

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6/18/13 6:17:54 PM#14
Originally posted by superpata
Can Archers be used as dpsers? 

That is their main role until they becomes Bards, how much dps will a Bard do compared to pure dps? No one knows.

  Lord.Bachus

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6/19/13 4:08:25 AM#15

Surprisingly not much information to go on, ...

 

it is said that when you change weapons, you change jobs, but can this be done in combat?

 

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  doragon86

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6/19/13 4:18:58 AM#16
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

Surprisingly not much information to go on, ...

 

it is said that when you change weapons, you change jobs, but can this be done in combat?

 

Don't believe so. 

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  Yaevindusk

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6/19/13 3:10:03 PM#17

 

To supplement what has already be written, here is a site that has some of the job abilities.

 

http://xivdb.com/

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  ElRenmazuo

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6/19/13 3:19:27 PM#18
Originally posted by striderbob
From a lore standpoint in ARR Dragoons came about from the constant conflict between man and dragon to hunt and kill dragons, so doesn't really fit to have dragon pets.

lore can be modified as it progresses like in the future they could say that dragoons have found ways to tame lesser dragons and make more use out of them instead of killing them.

  Alberel

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6/19/13 3:35:09 PM#19
Originally posted by tkreep
Originally posted by striderbob
From a lore standpoint in ARR Dragoons came about from the constant conflict between man and dragon to hunt and kill dragons, so doesn't really fit to have dragon pets.

lore can be modified as it progresses like in the future they could say that dragoons have found ways to tame lesser dragons and make more use out of them instead of killing them.

It's unlikely they'll turn a non-pet class into a pet class as there are many who don't like pets and would not enjoy having a favourite class changed in such a way.

The reason Dragoon made it into the game without pets is because 1.0 couldn't support them (or the devs were lazy, take your pick). ARR can and does support them which is why we're now getting Arcanist, Summoner and Scholar, but it is highly unlikely they'll ever make such a fundamental change to the Dragoon now that it has established itself without a pet.

  striderbob

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6/19/13 4:29:53 PM#20
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

Surprisingly not much information to go on, ...

 

it is said that when you change weapons, you change jobs, but can this be done in combat?

 

You cannot, when you switch classes there is a long cooldown on your abilities. Even when swapping cross-class abilities.

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