Final Fantasy XIV’s Patch 4.5 launched last week but the new Blue Mage job made its debut today, allowing players to harness the power of blue magic that mimics the ability of wild beasts.
We previously got to check out the patch notes for 4.5, and we’ve put together its details pertaining the Blue Mage job below:
Blue mage is the first limited job in FINAL FANTASY XIV. As such, there are several key points that distinguish it from other jobs.
- Blue mage functions independently of other classes and jobs, starting at level 1 with a maximum level of 50.
- When playing as a blue mage, it is possible to participate in duties with other players in preformed or undersized parties.
- Blue mages gain greater experience from battling enemies in the open world than other jobs do.
- Blue mage cannot be used to progress through the main scenario.
- Retainers cannot be assigned the blue mage job.
Rather than gaining new actions by increasing in level, blue mages learn them from enemies. In order to do so, you must first witness an enemy perform a special attack in battle. Once it is defeated, you have a chance of acquiring the ability.
Blue Magic Spellbook
All spells you have learned are recorded in the Blue Magic Spellbook. The book also contains hints on how to acquire other spells.
Before spells can be set to your hotbar, they must first be selected as active actions. You can have up to 24 active actions at any given time.
Active actions can also be saved together as a set. Up to five active sets can be saved.
Certain blue magic spells can be acquired via Whalaqee Totems.
To obtain these items, complete the blue mage quest “Blue Leading the Blue” and certain achievements, then speak to Wayward Gaheel Ja in Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:12.5 Y:12.9).
Below are details on “The Masked Carnivale,” a duty exclusive to Blue Mage:
How to Participate
Speak with the Celestium attendant in Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:11.5 Y:13.2).
The Masked Carnivale is comprised of 25 stages in total. You can view a list of all available stages by speaking with the Celestium attendant. Be advised that once you begin a stage, you cannot register or remove active actions.
Many enemies that appear in the Masked Carnivale are weak to a particular element, which can be confirmed when viewing the list of stages. Use this to your advantage and set your actions accordingly.
The elemental weakness of enemies is also indicated by an icon above their display names.
After completing a performance, your clear time, bonuses, and score are displayed.
Bonuses are awarded for fulfilling certain conditions and affect the score.
Weekly targets are available for certain performances, indicated with an icon.
There are three levels of difficulty for weekly targets: novice, moderate, and advanced.
To view the conditions, select a performance with a weekly target, marked with an icon. This information can also be viewed in the Timers menu.
* Weekly targets are reset every Tuesday at 12:00 a.m. (PST).
Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 4 and PC.