Final Fantasy XIV skyrocketed into the upper echelons of popularity, as always with the latest patch which brought a host of additions and changes to the experience. There are of course major PVP updates and changes, so knowing what work to play like for the latest patch can be a daunting prospect. This guide article lists some of the best FFXIV PVP tasks for patch 6.1.
Best PVP Jobs in Final Fantasy XIV Ranked for Patch 6.1
Given the large number of jobs available to players in the experience, there will always be jobs that players personally prefer more than others. This is a great trait of many MMOs, the ability for various playstyles to come to fruition through many different game components. Below is a personal ranking of the community’s favorite PVP jobs from top to bottom compared to the new patch and why they’re still some of the best jobs for rushing in PVP.
Machinist: With Patch 6.1, Machinist remains one of the top contenders for best PVP work in the experience. Boasting excellent mobility and high damage rates with efficiency, there is an excellent chance of making a big impact on the battlefield. Of course, this choice can’t be given without mentioning the Limit Break “Marksman’s Spite” which literally allows your character to use roughly a sniper rifle for 36,000 power towards enemy targets.
Ninja: The Ninja is another strong choice for PVP with excellent abilities that can turn the tide of any battle you might find yourself in. Whether you stick to the pack with your other teammates or diverge a bit to flank enemies, with Ninja you’ll weave across the battlefield with extreme prowess and dispatch enemies in the most elegant as possible. With abilities/spells such as the ‘Hyosho Ranryu’ which will inflict 16,000 power, you will definitely make the enemy remember your name.
Bard: This particular job was a favorite of many early in PVP for Final Fantasy XIV. Players are still flocking to it for PVP and with the latest patch the ability to use it for maximum mayhem and mode support. The Limit Break in particular can be a wonderful addition to any team as the “Final Fantasia” Limit Break will allow you to increase the damage of nearby party members by 5% and also fill their Limit Break gauge for 30 seconds while the “Heroe’s Fantasia Effect” is applied to them, which results from casting Final Fantasia Limit Break.
As for the effects you will get from Limit Break, your weapon skill cast time and recast time will be reduced by 10% and you will have faster movement speed.
Dragon: Next is the work of Dragoon. There are many reasons why Dragoon has been a fan-favorite work for quite some time. Be it the AOE abilities that deal immense damage to enemies or the excellent jump abilities. Following this, with patch 6.1, the roots of the Dragoon remain and so if you are used to playing with Dragoon, you will be happy to know that you can take advantage of the major ability changes for the job.
Red Mage: The red mage will be a brilliant magical ranged DPS job to incorporate into PVP. For a while, this work has been making the rounds in the many PVP modes for its high damage and wide range of abilities that allow for effective combos and ultimately support your teammates and yourself with the set of abilities that are indeed offered for you.
White Mage: Another mage to add to the to-do list. You’ll be the healer to call back to the battlefield with abilities that are guaranteed to support all of your teammates around you. Not only that, but you will also have spells that deal immense power damage to enemies and so, in addition to healing others, you can also decimate the opponent’s chances of winning the match against you in patch 6.1 .
Every job has its perks for PVP, including jobs not mentioned here. With 19 jobs to choose from, there really is something for everything for PVP. Whether you’re planning to play the new Crystalline Conflict mode or just planning to get into some PVP Roulette. These jobs will keep enemies on their toes while you leave them in the dust.
Final Fantasy XIV is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.