The FFXIV community has been booming thanks to the release of the new expansion, Endwalker. As such, new players trickling in to find out what the fuss is all about. If you’re an MMO fan, classes or jobs aren’t exactly out of the ordinary in the genre. But the skill ceiling is different for each game, including FFXIV. Figuring out which class you’ll want for this expansion is crucial to the overall FF experience since each job has its unique sense of style and gameplay. Don’t fret because we’re here to help break down which jobs are the best for beginners!
All Jobs Look Easy At First
Until you hit level 50, all of the classes start easy and frankly have a brain-dead feel. This is what’s incredible about FFXIV, as it is designed to let you ease your way at the start so you can learn the complexity of playing an MMORPG. However, the jobs gradually grow more complicated. Practice is the key here, and as long as you read your tooltips and adjust the play style to cater to the specific job you’ve chosen, you’ll be fine. If you don’t like your job or find it too hard, you can always switch classes.
The Archer is a ranged physical DPS job perfect for beginners who prefer to deal damage in the easiest way possible. Most of your actions are instant casts, and you’ll also have unlimited mobility without any set rotation! While the job may be simple, it gives you a lot of stuff to learn the fundamentals early on in the game, like damage over time spells and attacks separate from the global cooldown. The job builds up its complexity by adding dots, procs, and more to get you adapted to playing at higher-level quests. Overall, it’s one of those classes that are easy to pick up yet hard to master.
Conjurer and White Mage
The Conjurer/White Mage job is as straightforward as healers get. Thanks to the simple point-and-click healing and easy damage rotation, you won't have difficulty mastering this job. While many people say that the healing class has been dumbed down in the Shadowbringers expansion, the fact is it’s still a great job to welcome players who have never played MMOs before. With easy DPS-ing and heals, it’s smooth sailing on your journey to the endgame.
Paladin and Warrior
Many people often go to the Conjurer/White Mage route, but other alternative jobs are just as noob-friendly. Take the Paladin and Warrior class (transforming into Gladiator and Marauder, respectively). These classes are elementary to get into and master skill-wise. Tanks, in general, tend to be more lenient with their players. The Paladin is notably one of the more forgiving tank classes due to their survivability. If you’re going to dungeons or do other group-related duties, you’ll also have a shorter queue time than other classes, thanks to the class’ high demand for parties.
In A Nutshell
It all comes down to what you prefer. By covering which jobs are best for beginners in each class, we hope that we’ve helped you get to the tip of the iceberg since there are so many jobs in FFXIV. Choosing the wrong one at the start can hinder your overall experience. Luckily, you can change all that once you’ve hit level 10 to switch to a new one.