Many players looking to transcend into White Mage in FFXIV will be wondering what a Conjurer is and why they should choose them. In this guide, we will look deeper into how we become the Conjurer FFXIV has to offer and what the benefits of doing so are.
This guide will outline the following:
- How to become a Conjurer
- The benefits of becoming a Conjurer
- Which races are suitable for playing Conjurer?
- How to play as a healer
How to Become A Conjurer
If you are looking to play as a Conjurer, it isn’t that hard to get started. You can start as a Conjurer without doing anything at all. You can kickstart your adventure through Eorzea by starting the game as one. All you have to do is select the option to be a Conjurer from the start of the game when creating your character, and you are good to go.
However, if you didn’t choose the option at the start of the game, fear not. There is still an opportunity for you to unlock Conjurer. You can do this by going over to Gridania, where you will find the Conjurer’s Guild. You will find a couple of quests to participate in, such as “So you want to be a Conjurer.” There is also “Way of the Conjurer” for you to do.
The Benefits of Becoming A Conjurer
When playing as a Conjurer, your main goal is to work towards becoming a White Mage. These mages serve as the game’s healers, which is a class that you are bound to have seen in many games of a similar ilk. They are renowned in FFXIV since they have what is considered to be some of the best healing options throughout the title.
That is ultimately your motivation for becoming a Conjurer and being able to eventually sport to highly recognized red triangle robe (the healer’s robe). So if becoming a White Mage is the goal that you want to work towards, then leveling up as the Conjurer is the path you will want to take.
Which Races Are Suitable for Playing Conjurer?
This is arguably one of the most divisive questions regarding the Conjurer. Generally, in a situation such as this, you would think said division would be based on deciding which race is the best, but many will argue that it shouldn’t be something that you change. Many players would prefer to choose which is better aesthetically rather than changing what race they are all together. However, there are still some decent options for you to choose from.
You could choose Roegadyn Hellsguard, Elezen Duskwight, or Hyur Midlander. You also have the likes of Lalafell Dunefolk, which is considered an excellent race for those wanting to use magic. However, your best option is Mi’Qote Keepers of the Moon, as they have the highest MIND stat to start with, which is based on healing – a crucial aspect considering the character you are looking to build.
How to Play As A Healer
ABC: Always Be Casting
Several factors play into becoming a good healer in FFXIV. One rule of thumb is to be as attack-minded as possible while doing the typical healer job of keeping your team alive. The former task is probably the more accessible part of your job. You should make sure that you are constantly casting and not standing around twiddling your thumbs at any point. Keeping busy is the main task as the healer, whether you are attacking or defending.
Healing your team is a bit more complex than focusing on attack. You need to make sure that you are constantly keeping your eye on your team’s health even when you are attacking. The guide to being an efficient healer also centers around your Healing GCDs (Global cooldown.) These are what you need to use to their full potential. Your spells, such as Cure, can be delayed. You’ll have to make the most out of them and manage your team simultaneously.
Another critical piece of advice is to ensure that you don’t waste your healing. An example of this is if you have a teammate at 90% HP and you heal them for 30% of it, you have wasted two-thirds of your heal. This is a typical example used, but it is one that you should consider, as you don’t want to be wasteful. Only heal when it is necessary to do so, to the point where they may die if you don’t at that moment.
Also, if you want to get the most out of your healing abilities, then positioning is key. You want to make sure that you stick around the center of the arena to make the most of your range. On another note, regeneration plays a massive part, too, as these spells are particularly potent.
Remember Your Responsibilities
You need to be aware of your responsibility as playing as the healer. Your task is keeping the whole team alive, and the most common cause of failure for a team that is toppled by a boss stems from the death of their healer all too often. You need to preserve your comrades, but you also need to prioritize your health to keep them going towards victory.