FFXIV: Shadowbringers Scholar Job Introduction

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Good day, everyone! And welcome to the Shadowbringers Job Introductions, this time featuring the Scholar. The disciples of Nym have received notable changes to many of their actions and supporting companions. For starters, Scholars have received new upgrades to their offensive actions Bio II and Broil II in the form of Biolysis and Broil III respectively. On the other hand, they have suffered the removal of Miasma, Miasma II, Bane and Shadow Flare. But to compensate, they have also received a new AoE action at Lv. 46, the Art of War. Moving on to support actions, the new Adloquium has had its properties changed, and now grants two separate barriers, the old Galvanize for regular healing, and Catalyze for critical healing. The effects of this change are two-fold.

Preventing critical shields from being overwritten by Astrologians; but also preventing interaction with Deployment Tactics, as it only affects Galvanize, and not Catalyze. In addition, both Deployment Tactics and Excogitation can now also be cast on yourself. The action Aetherflow is still present for Scholars, but is now only usable in combat, and has also bumped to Lv. 45 to accompany Lustrate, which is now learned at the same level. And to accommodate this change, the old action Energy Drain no longer exists. Lastly, we have the new action Recitation, allowing the next Adloquium, Succor, Indomitability or Excogitation to be cast at no MP or Aetherflow cost, while ensuring it results in a critical effect.

And while minor changes, Chain Stratagem has had its critical chance lowered from 15 to 10%, while Sacred Soil now receives a healing-over-time effect once enhanced by its new trait at Lv. 78. Moving on to Faerie-specific changes, we have the new Eos and Selene, now functioning identically to one another and differing only in their aesthetic. To accommodate this change, Faerie actions have been reworked and consolidated into the new Whispering Dawn and Fey Illumination, in addition to the new Fey Blessing, a powerful AoE heal that costs Faerie Gauge. And at Lv. 80, Scholars may call upon the new Seraph for up to 20 seconds, providing barriers with their healing, and allowing the execution of the new charged action Consolation, a powerful AoE heal that also shields nearby party members.

While unchanged, the ability Aetherpact, otherwise known as Fey Union, is still present. And the old action Dissipation now returns the Faerie once its effect expires. Lastly, it’s important to mention that Faeries, much like the new Summoner Egis, are now impervious to most forms of damage, and no longer generate enmity. And to accommodate this change, the pet actions Sustain and Rouse are no longer present. Also joining them are the role actions Cleric Stance, Break, Largesse, Eye for an Eye and Protect. However, the crowd-control Repose has now also been turned into a new role action. By stepping into Shadowbringers, the new Scholar had its focus changed to be significantly more healing-oriented than ever before. But how do you feel about these changes? Let me know in the comments below. But until then… I hope to see you on the next job introduction!.

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