Square Enix regularly releases expansions for Final Fantasy XIV with the latest being Endwalker, which introduces new content, however, it also changes existing in-game features.
Final Fantasy XIV is a well-known massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). It was launched globally for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 3 in August 2013, as a successor to the unsuccessful 2010 version of the game. It was later released for the Mac operating system, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The game takes place in the fictional world of Eorzea, five years after the events of the original 2010 release. At the end of the original game, Bahamut the primal dragon escapes from its lunar prison to initiate the Seventh Umbral Calamity, an apocalyptic event that destroys most of Eorzea.
Thanks to the gods’ blessing, the players escaped the devastation by time traveling five years into the future. As Eorzea rebuilds and recovers, players must face the impending threat of invasion by the Garlean Empire from the north.
Final Fantasy XIV features a persistent world in which players are able to interact with other players and the environment. The game allows players to create and customize a digital character to enter the world.
Players are able to choose a race, name, gender, facial features and a starting class. Unlike the original game, players may only choose to be a Disciple of Magic or Disciple of War. It is important to note that the Disciples of the Land and Hand are initially locked.
In the game, players are able to participate in multiple activities. However, it is advised that they first follow the main quests before participating in other adventures. They are then able to complete various side quests, class and job quests.
Once players have reached a certain level, they will be able to take on the Disciples of Hand or Disciple of Land jobs. Disciples of the Land are the harvesters, so they collect materials from the lands of Eorzea. The resources are then taken to be used by the Disciples of the Hand.
The Disciples of the Hand have the ability to use materials to craft new objects. It is believed that they are the backbone of the Eorzean economy. It is important to note that classes within this discipline do not participate in battle. Instead, they earn their levels by crafting various new items.
The game’s developer, Square Enix recently announced and showcased a new expansion called Endwalker. The expansion will introduce new characters, new quests, new areas and new features among others.
Additionally, it will change some of the existing features and jobs in-game, one of which is Ninja.
One major thing to note that Ninja’s Huton Gauge now tops off at 60 seconds instead of 70 seconds. This is in line with the development team’s goal of aligning cooldowns and timers with intervals of 30 seconds, 60 seconds, 90 seconds and 120 seconds.
To help players with Huton’s upkeep, a new global cooldown (GCD) weapon skill called Huraijin refreshes an active Huton by 30 seconds. Additionally, it grants Huton for a full 60 seconds if it is not active. Since it is not a combination weapon skill, players can get all the benefits on its own.
The following table indicates additional skill changes and a short description of each:
|Skill name||Skill description|
|Phantom Kamaitachi||The players’ shadow deals wind damage to all enemies nearby it, with a potency of 550 for the first enemy. While it deals 50 percent less for all remaining enemies. It is important to note that it can only be executed while under the effect of Bunshin.|
|Hollow Nozuchi||All enemies standing in the corrupted earth of Doton, takes additional earth damage with a potency of 100 for the first enemy. However, it deals 50 percent less for all remaining enemies. It requires Hakke Mujinsatsu to be executed as a combination action. It can only be triggered while Doton is active.|
|Forked Raiju||The skill rushes the target and delivers a lightning attack with a potency of 400. The skill cannot be performed while bound.|
|Fleeting Raiju||Ninja delivers a lighting attack with a potency of 450.|
|Melee Mastery||The ability increases the potency of Spinning edge to 230, Bhavacakra to 300 and Gust Slash to 150.|
|Shukiho III||It increases Ninki Gauge by 15 upon successfully completing a combination with Armor Crush or Aeolian Edge.|
|Enhanced Meisui||This trait increases the potency of Bhavacakra to 400, while under the effect of Meisui.|
|Enhanced Raiton||It grants Forked Raiju Ready upon executing Raiton.|