Class Balance

FFXIV Guides

Revenge of the Horde Update Pt. 3

This is the final part of our Revenge of the Horde Update! With so many new quests, balances, and changes, it can get overwhelming! Tread carefull, Eorzeans! If you missed the first two parts, click here and here! Level Requirement Disciple of War or Magic Item Level Requirement – Item Level Sync – Party Size Up to four Players Time Limit 60 minutes Players will be granted access to the first 50 floors in patch 3.35. Please note, however, that players who have not purchased FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward may only play up to floor 40, and players currently on…

FFXIV Discussion

Astrologian Balance: WANTED

There was and will never be a completely balanced game ever since the birth of games that has multiple classes or races. Or even in fighting games with a roster of characters, there will never be a time that all of those characters are of equal strength. There will always be imbalance. How unfortunate that the Astrologian, one of the cooler classes in FFXIV, is the one to suffer this lack of balance. An Astrologian: Balance Suggestion  Here is the first part of a post which provides good analysis why FFXIV needs rebalancing. DISCLAIMER: Tl;dr at the bottom. AST has been discussed…

FFXIV Discussion

The Best DPS and the DPS Gap

It is pretty hard to balance an MMORPG with a lot of classes in it. I am no game developer but I can imagine all the balancing they have to do in other to level the difficulty in the raids and dungeons and also to suffice the rants of the players all over the world with their present class. If they buff one class, the other classes will look weaker thus being demanded to buff the “weaker” classes. So on and so forth. DPS classes are especially affected by this. Job DPS Discrepancies There are discrepancies in every class in…

End Game

The Best Tank in the Game

I have come to realize that in playing any game, you have to choose the best among the choices of character / class. Picking the “what suits you” class or “what is fun to play” in your FFXIV Account is not applicable anymore. Emphasis on this even more if there is progression involve. Picking the best class in an MMORPG which involves progression will surely lessen the hassle and headache. So in Final Fantasy XIV, in leveling or creating a character to be a tank late game, which should you choose? Paladin, Warrior or Dark Knight? Let us analyze. The…

End Game

Who is the Best Support: Machinist or Bard?

As I shared some information about the new ranged support job in Final Fantasy XIV last time, the Machinist, a question came to mind. Now that there are two physical range DPS in FFXIV, which is more powerful between the two, Machinist or Bard? The follow-up question is which do people or raids prefer more, Machinist or Bard? More powerful doesn’t mean it is more preferred since both have different utilities aside from dealing damage. Some things that Machinist lack can be provided by Bard and vice versa. So let’s take a look the differences of the two. Best Support…