The Final Fantasy XIV community has been pining for the Blue Mage for a long while and today's a big day with the job now available. Those with a level 50 Disciple of War or Magic class / job and who have completed The Ultimate Weapon main scenario are eligible to get started.
Blue Mages learn battle prowess by mimicking monsters' abilities. At the start, the Blue Mage will have a max level of 50 and will be able to learn 49 different monster abilities. Over time, both the number of skills available to learn and the level cap will increase.
The Masked Carnivale is a new solo challenge for Blue Mages that "offers a range of opponents through 25 stages from which weekly rewards can be acquired".
The conclusion of the Stormblood storyline is set to arrive in late March with Patch 4.56, which will pave the way for the Shadowbringers™ expansion pack due for release in early summer 2019. Additionally, subsequent updates are planned for the Patch 4.5 series, which will introduce additional features and content for all players.
Learn more on the Final Fantasy XIV site.