All FFXIV Dawntrail 7.0 Job changes and new abilities

The Latest Updates on FFXIV Dawntrail Expansion

The highly anticipated Dawntrail expansion for Final Fantasy XIV is on the horizon, and the recent Live Letter stream has unveiled some exciting insights into the upcoming abilities and reworks for both new and existing Jobs in the game.

FFXIV Dawntrail DPS Abilities

The DPS role is set to receive a range of new abilities and reworks across all Jobs, with specific focus on significant overhauls to some Jobs’ kits. Notably, all DPS Jobs will see enhancements to Second Wind’s healing potency and Feint’s duration once they reach level 90.

Melee DPS

  • Monk
    • Basic combo mechanics will now prioritize action order over maintaining buffs or damage over time effects.
    • The job’s feel will remain consistent while offering clarity in rotation interruptions.
    • Ability to accumulate up to ten chakra during active Brotherhood to prevent overflow.
  • Dragoon
    • Positional requirements for single-target combos will be reduced with the introduction of Drakesbane as a new non-directional action.
    • Enhanced damage output at the start of battles with immediate access to Life of the Dragon.
    • Streamlined inputs during burst damage phases through action adjustments.
  • Ninja
    • Permanent Huton effect through a trait.
    • Transformation of Huton into an AOE attack granting the hidden effect.
    • Adjustments to actions extending Huton’s duration.
  • Samurai
    • Simplified recast management with Tsubame-gaeshi now usable after Meikyo Shisui.
    • Upgrade of Hakaze, Tenka Goken, and Midare Setsugekka into new actions.
  • Reaper
    • Changes to Plentiful Harvest effect for Shroud Gauge manipulation.
    • Addition of new Enshrouded action for enhanced gameplay.
  • Viper
    • Dynamic dual-blade combat style with optimized hotbar actions.
    • Efficient design requiring fewer actions to set on the hotbar.

Physical Ranged DPS

Similar to other DPS Jobs, Physical Ranged DPS will experience improvements in healing potency and damage reduction abilities at level 90. Additionally, job-exclusive defense abilities will offer a 15% damage reduction.

  • Bard
    • Transformation of Mage’s Ballad, Army’s Paeon, and Wanderer’s Minuet into buffing abilities.
    • Pitch Perfect changed to an AoE attack for better multiple enemy encounters.
  • Machinist
    • Enhanced Barrel Stabilizer mechanics for increased Heat Gauge efficiency.
    • Addition of a Drill charging trait.
  • Dancer
    • Inclusion of new actions post Flourish and Technical Finish respectively.

FFXIV Dawntrail Tank Abilities

The Tank role in Final Fantasy XIV will see quality-of-life improvements in the Dawntrail expansion, with enhancements to Rampart and job-exclusive damage reduction abilities post level 90. Reprisal will also benefit from a duration extension to 15 seconds at level 90, along with exciting new tools for each Tank Job.

  • Paladin
    • Revamp of Atonement executions into new actions with distinct animations.
    • Addition of a post-Blade of Valor action.
  • Warrior
    • Inclusion of a new action following Fell Cleave or Decimate under Inner Release.
    • Introduction of a post-Primal Rend action.
  • Dark Knight
    • Upgrade of Blood Weapon into Delirium with added effects.
    • Addition of a post-Living Shadow action.
  • Gunbreaker
    • Introduction of new actions post Fated Circle and Bloodfest.

FFXIV Dawntrail Healer Abilities

Healers in Final Fantasy XIV have exciting updates awaiting them in the Dawntrail expansion. Notably, Swiftcast’s cooldown will be reduced to 40 seconds at level 90, offering improved gameplay dynamics for all Healer Jobs.

  • White Mage
    • Inclusion of a forward movement action.
    • Introduction of an AoE attack post Presence of Mind.
  • Scholar
    • Addition of Seraphism for enhanced healing magicks.
    • Inclusion of an AoE attack post Chain Stratagem.
  • Astrologian
    • Transition to a non-random card system with simultaneous offensive, defensive, and curative draws.
    • Removal of Astrodyne in alignment with astrosigns discontinuation.
  • Sage
    • Enhanced Dyskrasia II into Eukrasian Dyskrasia for damaging AoE attacks.
    • Introduction of a party buff tied to spellcasting.

Stay tuned for more updates on buffs, nerfs, and new abilities as the Dawntrail expansion release date approaches. With Final Fantasy XIV’s update 7.0 just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to wrap up any unfinished business in Endwalker. Don’t forget to grab the limited-time Mountain Dew mount before the Dawntrail launch!

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