FFXIV: Blue Mage spells

The Blue Mage is a limited job in Final Fantasy XIV, which essentially means that it has to learn spells in a different way.

Overview

Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) is a well-known video game that invites players to experience role-playing and adventure elements. It is set in the fictional world of Hydaelyn, which is a planet filled with various environments and climates covering three large continents.

However, the game takes place in a region called Eorzea. You are able to create and customise a character before stepping into a region, in which you can interact with both the environment and with other players. Moreover, you can craft items, join guilds and complete quests to gain experience points.

It is important to note that the game does not only allow you to customise your character, but you can also select your job. This means that you can either become a Disciple of War or a Disciple of Magic. That being said, you can also become a Disciple of Land or a Disciple of Hand when you reach a certain level.

You should note that each job features different classes, each of which have unique spells and abilities. Moreover, each class and job has a specific role in battle to make the gameplay easier.

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What is the objective of spells?

As mentioned above, there are 4 different types of jobs in FFXIV, and each job consists of different classes for you to pick from. Moreover, each class features various different types of spells, which you can unlock and use to make battles and general gameplay easier.

It thus comes as no surprise to say that the objective of spells is to aid you in your game progress. If you do not equip or slot spells, you will have a difficult time advancing in the game and defeating enemies. However, if you have carefully selected your spells that fit your specific class, you may have an easier time succeeding in battle.

It is believed that some classes and their spells perform much better than others in different types of gaming modes. This means that a specific class with certain spells will perform better in the player-versus-playing gaming mode, while another class with other spells will do better in the player-versus-environment gaming mode.

FFXIV: Blue Mage Spells

One of the jobs that you can take on in FFXIV, is the Blue Mage, who currently has over 40 different spells for you to unlock and play with. Unlike the traditional jobs, you can only learn new spells for this class by defeating specific monsters in battle.

That being said, learning new spells can be very time consuming and you will need a lot of patience. This is because you need to see the desired spell cast by the monster before you defeat it, and you only have a small chance of learning the spell.

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The following table indicates some of the spells that you can learn, the location and which monsters you have to defeat to learn it:

Spell name ·   Location ·   Monster
Sticky Tongue ·   Western Thanalan ·   Level 24 Laughing Toad
Faze ·   Eastern La Noscea ·   Level 32 Qiqirn
1000 Needles ·   Southern Thanalan ·   Level 26 Sabotender Bailaor

·   Level 26 Flowering Sabotender

Bad Breath ·   Central Shroud ·   Level 31 Stroper

·   Level 31 Heliotrope

Glower ·   The second boss in Aurum Vale ·   Level 48 Coincounter
Flamethrower ·   Brayflox Longstop hard mode final boss

·   Keeper of the Lake first or second boss

·   Level 50 Gobmachine G-VI

·   Level 50 Einhander or Gunship

Aqua Breath ·   The Dragon’s Neck ·   Level 50 Ultros

·   Level 50 Typhoon

Loom ·   Northern Thanalan ·   Level 50 Flame Sergeant Dalvag
Feather Rain ·   The Howling Eye ·   Level 50 Garun
Off-Guard ·   Steps of Thal ·   You do not have to defeat a monster as it will become available once you have unlocked 5 spells.
Veil of the Whorl ·   The Whorleater ·   Level 50 Leviathan
Doom ·   Masked Carnival ·   This spell will become available once you have completed 20 stages of the Masked Carnival.
Glass Dance ·   Akh Afah Amphitheatre ·   Level 50 Shiva
Mountain Buster ·   The Naval ·   Level 50 Titan
Tail Screw ·   Sastasha Hard Mode first boss

·   The Peaks 27,8

·   Level 50 Karlabos

·   Level 61 Crag Claw

Fire Angnon ·   The Wanderer’s Palace hard mode first boss ·   Level 50 Frumious Koheel Ja
Ink Jet ·   Sastasha Hard Mode final boss ·   Level 50 The Kraken
Diamondback ·   The Stone Vigil Hard Mode second boss ·   Level 50 Cuca Fera

·   Level 50 Horde Armoured Dragon

Are certain spells more powerful than others?

It is clear that the Blue Mage has a variety of spells that you can unlock. You can obtain some of them through questing and achievements, however, most of the spells can only be learned by defeating monsters. You should note that all the spells are rated in the form of stars. This means that the best and most powerful spells form part of the 5-star category, while the less powerful spells are part of the 1-star category.

It is believed that the 5-star spells are much more difficult to learn than the 1-star spells. This is because the 5-star spells are much more powerful and can only be obtained from strong monsters. The following table indicates the above-mentioned spells and their star rating:

Spell name Star rating
Sticky Tongue 4-star
Faze 3-star
1000 Needles 4-star
Bad Breath 3-star
Glower 4-star
Flamethrower 4-star
Aqua Breath 4-star
Loom 1-star
Feather Rain 5-star
Off-Guard 2-star
Veil of the Whorl 5-star
Doom 4-star
Glass Dance 5-star
Mountain Buster 5-star
Tail Screw 4-star
Fire Angon 3-star
Ink Jet 3-star
Diamondback 4-star

It is recommended that end-game players only use 5-star or 4-star spells, as they will make your gameplay and battles significantly easier. However, early game or mid-game players can use the 3-star, 2-star or 1-star spells as the game’s content is not as difficult yet.

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Spell description

By now you know that the Blue Mage has over 30 spells for you to unlock and play with. However, you should note that each spell is different and causes a unique effect on your gameplay. The following table indicates some of the Blue Mage’s spells, and a description of each:

Spell name Description
Sticky Tongue When activated, this spell draws the target closer towards the caster.
Faze This spell will stun all the enemies in a cone in front of you once it is activated.
1000 Needles It deals a fixed 1 000 percent damage, which is shared by all the enemies in close proximity around the character.
Bad Breath Once activated, it blows noxious breath on all enemies in a cone in front of the character. It inflicts a 20 percent slow buff as well as a blind and paralysis effect.
Glower It deals lighting damage with a potency of 130 to all enemies in a straight line.
Flamethrower This spell deals fire damage with a potency of 130.
Aqua Breath It deals water damage with a potency of 90 to all enemies in a cone in front of you.
Loom When activated, the character will move rapidly to a specified location.
Feather Rain This spell deals wind damage with a potency of 180 to all enemies at a designated location. However, it shares a recast timer with Eruption.

How to unlock the Blue Mage

It is important to note that the Blue Mage is designed for solo play and that is seen as a limited job. This means that it is not recommended that you participate in group content with this character, as it performs best when you play alone. That being said, you can use this class in group content even if it is not ideal.

Please remember that as a Blue Mage, certain in-game activities will not be available to you, as it is a limited job. Additionally, you are unable to advance in the main scenario with it.

In order to unlock the Blue Mage, you first have to meet specific requirements. You must be either a level 50 Disciple of War, or a level 50 Disciple of Magic character. Moreover, your 2.0 main scenario quests must be completed.

If you meet these requirements, then you have to speak with the Yellowjacket, who can be found near the main Aetheryte in Limsa as part of the quest, “Out of the Blue.” It is advised that you complete that quest in order to unlock the Blue Mage.

Final thoughts

FFXIV is a popular video game that allows you to experience role-playing and adventure elements. It takes place in the fictional world of Hydaelyn, which is a planet filled with numerous environments and climates covering three large continents.

However, the game takes place in a region called Eorzea. You can create and customise a character before stepping into a region, in which you are able to interact with both the environment and with other players. Moreover, you can craft items, join guilds and complete quests to gain experience points.

There are 4 different types of jobs in the game and each job consists of different classes for you to pick from. Additionally, each class features various different types of spells, which you can unlock and use to make battles and general gameplay easier.

One of the jobs that you can take on is the Blue Mage, who currently has over 40 different spells for you to unlock and play with. Unlike the traditional jobs, you can only learn new spells for this class by defeating specific monsters in battle.

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