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Classes are divided into groups of disciplines. The term "disciplines" applies to Final Fantasy XIV in a different way than the term "job" applied to Final Fantasy XI. With the discipline system, not only are the classic mage and melee heroes and heroines considered, but also the "crafting" and "gathering" classes. There are currently four unique disciplines: Disciples of War (DoW), Disciples of Magic (DoM), Disciples of Hand (DoH), and Disciples of Land (DoL). Within each discipline, a player will find a unique playing style. Players can play as all classes on a single character and can switch between classes by equipping the appropriate weapon or tool.

Disciples of War and Magic[]

The DoW consists of the use of melee and weapon damage to take down powerful foes. In a similar fashion, the DoM encompass all spell casters and users of magic. These two disciplines represent the typical population of characters built to team up or fly solo and wreak havoc on enemies.

Class Disciple of Role Job Weapon Starting city
Archer War Ranged DPS (Physical) Bard Bow Gridania
Gladiator War Tank Paladin Sword, Shield Ul'dah
Lancer War Melee DPS (Physical) Dragoon Lance Gridania
Marauder War Tank Warrior Axe Limsa Lominsa
Pugilist War Melee DPS (Physical) Monk Fist weapons Ul'dah
Rogue War Melee DPS (Physical) Ninja Daggers Limsa Lominsa
Arcanist Magic Ranged DPS (Magical) Scholar, Summoner Book Limsa Lominsa
Conjurer Magic Healer White Mage Wand or Cane, Shield Gridania
Thaumaturge Magic Ranged DPS (Magical) Black Mage Scepter or Staff, Shield Ul'dah

Disciples of the Hand and Land[]

The DoH are analogous to the crafters of FFXI. These classes develop by focusing on the production and manipulation of armor and weapons, medicines, and more. Finally, the DoL can be viewed as an interpretation of the classic "H.E.L.M." domain in FFXI, wherein hobbies like logging, mining, and fishing took place. With FFXIV, players can now choose to grow through these hobbies, while working to gather useful materials that should prove valuable to other players, especially those involved with the DoH.

Class Disciple of Role Goods Location of Guild
Alchemist Hand Crafting Medicines, Reagents, Weapons Ul'dah
Armorer Hand Crafting Armor, Metal, Shields, Tools Limsa Lominsa
Blacksmith Hand Crafting Metal, Tools, Weapons Limsa Lominsa
Carpenter Hand Crafting Armor Shields, Tools, Weapons Gridania
Culinarian Hand Crafting Fishing Tackle, Ingredients, Meals Limsa Lominsa
Goldsmith Hand Crafting Jewelry, Metal, Stone, Weapons Ul'dah
Leatherworker Hand Crafting Armor, Leather, Shields, Weapons Gridania
Weaver Hand Crafting Armor, Cloth Ul'dah
Botanist Land Gathering Crystals, Gardening, Ingredients, Lumber, Reagents Gridania
Fisher Land Gathering Seafood Limsa Lominsa
Miner Land Gathering Bones, Catalysts, Crystals, Reagents, Stone Ul'dah

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