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Machinist

Machinist (MCH) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


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FFXIV - Disciples of War - Machinist
The war with Dravania rages on, brutal and unrelenting. With no end in sight, the Holy See grows desperate. As her dragoons lay down their lives in defense of their home, Ishgard turns to technology to protect her sons and daughters. Great cannons and ballistae now line the city walls, plucking dragons from the sky.
Following the example of Cid Garlond, who has demonstrated the potency of magitek, the Skysteel Manufactory works tirelessly on the development of advanced armaments. As new and devastating weapons are brought to the fray, a new class of champion arises to wield them - the machinist.


Machinist was added at the start of the Heavensward expansion and begins at level 30. The job also has no corresponding class so all abilities earned are on the job itself. In order to become a Machinist you must complete the following quest.

Quest NPC Location Conditions
Savior of Skysteel Stephanivien Ishgard, Foundation (X:8 Y:10) Quest: Before the Dawn

For each quest you complete, you will be rewarded with a new ability, while the latter quests will also reward you with artifact (AF) armour that is shown in the screenshot above. Below is a list of abilities that the Machinist job can equip to their bar and select to use at any time as long as their timer is available.

As a Machinist you should be focusing on DEX as this increases ranged attack power.


Actions


Actions are skills that the Machinist can equip to their bar and select to use at any time as long as their timer is available. Actions used in a combo will generate additional damage and effects. All Machinist actions are exclusive to that job.


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Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - Machinist - Split ShotSplit Shot 1 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
Additional Effect: 50% chance of increasing next Slug Shot potency by 100 or Heated Slug Shot potency by 130
Duration: 10s Ammunition Effect: Increases current Split Shot potency by 25
Ammunition Effect: 100% chance of increasing next Slug Shot potency Gauss Barrel Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Machinist - Slug ShotSlug Shot 2 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Split Shot Bonus Potency: 200
Additional Effect: 50% chance of increasing next Clean Shot potency by 140 or Heated Clean Shot by 170
Duration: 10s Ammunition Effect: Increases current Slug Shot potency by 25
Ammunition Effect: 100% chance of increasing next Clean Shot potency Gauss Barrel Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Machinist - ReloadReload 4 0 300 0 0y 0y
Loads firearm with three rounds of special ammunition. One round of ammunition is used each time a weaponskill is executed, increasing that weaponskill's potency. Ammunition use may also increase the rate at which a weaponskill's additional effect is triggered , as well as lower the accompanying Heat Gauge increase. No more than three rounds can be loaded at one time.
FFXIV - Machinist - HeartbreakHeartbreak 6 0 300 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 240.
Can only be executed when target's HP is below 20%.
FFXIV - Machinist - ReassembleReassemble 10 0 600 0 0y 0y
Next weaponskill will result in a critical hit. If the next action is an area of effect attack, only the first enemy hit will be ensured critical damage.
Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Machinist - BlankBlank 15 0 300 0 5y 0y
Deals a 15-yalm knockback.
FFXIV - Machinist - Spread ShotSpread Shot 18 0 2.50 0 12y 12y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 80 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Ammunition Effect: Increases Spread Shot potency by 25 Gauss Barrel Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Machinist - Quick ReloadQuick Reload 26 0 150 0 0y 0y
Replenishes your ammunition by 1.
FFXIV - Machinist - Hot ShotHot Shot 30 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.

Additional Effect: Increases physical damage dealt by 8%
Duration: 30s
Ammunition Effect: Increases current Hot Shot potency by 25 Gauss Barrel Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Machinist - Rapid FireRapid Fire 30 0 600 0 0y 0y
Reduces weaponskill recast time to 1.5 seconds.
Effect ends upon executing 3 weaponskills.
Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Machinist - Clean ShotClean Shot 35 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Slug Shot Bonus Potency: 240
Ammunition Effect: Increases current Clean Shot potency by 25 Gauss Barrel Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Machinist - WildfireWildfire 38 0 600 0 0y 0y
Covers target's body in a slow-burning pitch. For the next 10 seconds, 25% of most damage you inflict upon the target is compiled, then dealt at the end of the effect's duration.
FFXIV - Machinist - Rook AutoturretRook Autoturret 40 0 100 0 25y 1y
Deploys a single-target battle turret which will deliver auto-attacks with a potency of 80 to its master's target. Using a weaponskill will cause turret to change targets. Hypercharge Potency: 160
Hypercharge Effect: Increases target's damage taken by 5%
Duration: 10s

Shares a recast timer with Bishop Autoturret.
FFXIV - Machinist - Turret RetrievalTurret Retrieval 40 0 50 0 0y 0y
Removes an autoturret from the battlefield.
FFXIV - Machinist - Bishop AutoturretBishop Autoturret 50 0 100 0 25y 1y
Deploys an area of effect battle turret which will deliver auto-attacks to enemies within range with a potency of 60 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. Hypercharge Potency: 90
Hypercharge Effect: Increases target's damage taken by 5%
Duration: 10s

Shares a recast timer with Rook Autoturret.
FFXIV - Machinist - Remove BarrelRemove Barrel 52 0 20 0 0y 0y
Removes Gauss Barrel from your weapon.
FFXIV - Machinist - Gauss BarrelGauss Barrel 52 0 100 0 0y 0y
Equips your current firearm with a gauss barrel, increasing damage dealt by 5%. While barrel is equipped, your weapon's Heat Gauge will increase each time a weaponskill is executed. When the Heat Gauge reaches 100%, your weapon will become Overheated and damage dealt will be increased by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Gauss Barrel effect ends automatically once weapon is no longer Overheated and cannot be applied again for 10s.
FFXIV - Machinist - Gauss RoundGauss Round 54 0 150 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
FFXIV - Machinist - DismantleDismantle 56 0 900 0 0y 0y
Lowers target's damage dealt by 10%.
Duration: 5s
FFXIV - Machinist - HyperchargeHypercharge 58 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Overcharges your autoturret, increasing its normal attack potency.
Duration: 20s
Can only be executed while a turret is deployed.
FFXIV - Machinist - RicochetRicochet 60 0 600 0 0y 5y
Deals damage to all nearby enemies with a potency of 300 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
FFXIV - Machinist - CooldownCooldown 62 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 if Heat Gauge is under 50, 230 if the gauge is 50 or over.
Ammunition Effect: Increases Cooldown potency by 25

Additional Effect: Reduces Heat Gauge by 25
FFXIV - Machinist - Heated Split ShotHeated Split Shot 64 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 190.

Additional Effect: 50% chance of increasing next Slug Shot potency by 100 or Heated Slug Shot by 130
Duration: 10s
Ammunition Effect: Increases current Heated Split Shot potency by 25
Ammunition Effect: 100% chance of increasing next Slug Shot or Heated Slug Shot potency

Additional Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Machinist - Heated Slug ShotHeated Slug Shot 64 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Split Shot Bonus Potency: 230

Additional Effect: 50% chance of increasing next Clean Shot potency by 140 or Heated Clean Shot by 170
Duration: 10s
Ammunition Effect: Increases current Heated Slug Shot potency by 25
Ammunition Effect: 100% chance of increasing next Clean Shot or Heated Clean Shot potency

Additional Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Machinist - Heated Clean ShotHeated Clean Shot 64 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Slug Shot Bonus Potency: 270
Ammunition Effect: Increases current Heated Clean Shot potency by 25

Additional Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Machinist - Barrel StabilizerBarrel Stabilizer 66 0 600 0 0y 0y
Sets Heat Gauge to 50.
Can only be executed when in combat, your weapon is not Overheated, and a Gauss Barrel is attached.
FFXIV - Machinist - Bishop OverdriveBishop Overdrive 68 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Sends deployed Bishop Autoturret into overdrive. While in overdrive, the autoturret will launch a powerful attack, damaging the unit. The autoturret is removed from the battlefield after execution for repairs and cannot be deployed for 30s.
FFXIV - Machinist - Rook OverdriveRook Overdrive 68 0 1200 0 25y 0y
Sends deployed Rook Autoturret into overdrive. While in overdrive, the autoturret will launch a powerful attack, damaging the unit. The autoturret is removed from the battlefield after execution for repairs and cannot be deployed for 30s.
※Action changes to Bishop Overdrive while Bishop Autoturret is deployed.
FFXIV - Machinist - Rook OverloadRook Overload 68 0 00 0 40y 0y
Rook Autoturret under the effect of Rook Overdrive delivers an attack with a potency of 800. Autoturret is removed from the battlefield after execution.
FFXIV - Machinist - Bishop OverloadBishop Overload 68 0 00 0 0y 6y
Bishop Autoturret under the effect of Bishop Overdrive deals damage with a potency of 600 to all nearby enemies. Autoturret is removed from the battlefield after execution.
FFXIV - Machinist - FlamethrowerFlamethrower 70 0 600 0 0y 8y
Delivers damage over time to all enemies in a cone before you.
Potency: 60
Duration: 10s
Heat Gauge gradually increases by 20 while Flamethrower is active. Heat Gauge not affected when used outside battle.
Effect ends upon using another action or moving (including facing a different direction).
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.


Traits


Traits are not actions and can not be equipped to your bar. They are earned as you level up and are always active. As a result they require 0 cast time and have a 0 MP and TP cost. They are also all exclusive to the Machinist job.

Name Level
FFXIV - Machinist - Lodged Lead Lodged Lead 14
Extends Lead Shot duration to 30 seconds.
FFXIV - Machinist - Enhanced Dexterity II Enhanced Dexterity II 16
Increases dexterity by 4.
FFXIV - Machinist - Enhanced Dexterity Enhanced Dexterity 20
Increases dexterity by 8.
FFXIV - Machinist - Increased Action Damage Increased Action Damage 20
Increases base action damage and autoturret damage by 10%.
FFXIV - Machinist - Enhanced Reassemble Enhanced Reassemble 28
Shortens Reassemble recast time to 60 seconds.
FFXIV - Machinist - Quicker Reload Quicker Reload 32
Shortens Quick Reload recast time to 30 seconds.
FFXIV - Machinist - Enhanced Spread Shot Enhanced Spread Shot 36
Extends the range of Spread Shot to 12 yalms.
FFXIV - Machinist - Increased Action Damage II Increased Action Damage II 40
Increases base action damage and autoturret damage by 20%.
FFXIV - Machinist - Enhanced Dexterity II Enhanced Dexterity II 40
Increases dexterity by 16.
FFXIV - Machinist - Enhanced Rapid Fire Enhanced Rapid Fire 44
Extends Rapid Fire effect to three weaponskills.
FFXIV - Machinist - Enhanced Wildfire Enhanced Wildfire 48
Increases Wildfire damage compilation to 25%.
FFXIV - Machinist - Enhanced Dexterity III Enhanced Dexterity III 60
Increases dexterity by 24.
FFXIV - Machinist - Shot Mastery Shot Mastery 64
Split Shot, Slug Shot, and Clean Shot become Heated when your Heat Gauge is at 50 or higher.


Role Actions


Since the Stormblood expansion for FFXIV, cross class actions were removed and replaced with the concept of "role" actions. Role actions are more generic as they don't belong to specific classes, but instead to roles such as melee DPS, magic DPS, healer or tank. The Machinist can equip up to 5 of these.

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV -  - Second WindSecond Wind 8 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Cure potency varies with current attack power.
FFXIV -  - Foot GrazeFoot Graze 12 0 300 0 0y 0y
Binds target.
Duration: 10s
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Target unbound if damage taken.
FFXIV -  - Leg GrazeLeg Graze 16 0 300 0 0y 0y
Inflicts target with Heavy +40%.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV -  - PelotonPeloton 20 0 50 0 0y 20y
Increases movement speed of self and nearby party members as long as they remain within distance.
Duration: 30s
Effect ends when enmity is generated. Cannot be used in battle.
FFXIV -  - InvigorateInvigorate 24 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Instantly restores 400 TP.
FFXIV -  - TacticianTactician 32 0 1800 0 0y 20y
Gradually restores own TP and the TP of all nearby party members.
Duration: 30s

Additional Effect: Halves enmity
FFXIV -  - RefreshRefresh 36 0 1800 0 0y 20y
Gradually restores own MP and the MP of all nearby party members.
Duration: 30s

Additional Effect: Halves enmity
FFXIV -  - Head GrazeHead Graze 40 0 300 0 0y 0y
Silences target.
Duration: 1s
FFXIV -  - Arm GrazeArm Graze 44 0 250 0 5y 0y
Stuns target.
Duration: 2s
FFXIV -  - PalisadePalisade 48 0 1500 0 30y 0y
Reduces physical damage taken by a party member by 20%.
Duration: 10s


PvP Actions


From the Stormblood expansion PvP was revamped significantly and you can no longer use PvE actions during PvP battles. That means all of the actions above you can no longer use in PvP. Action Points (AP) were also removed. While some of the dedicated PvP actions do have the same name, they will have different potencies or effects. Below are the PvP actions that are unique to the Machinist. There exists even more PvP actions and even traits but these are not unique to the Machinist. You can find these further down the page.

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - PVP - Between The Eyes Between The Eyes 0 30 0 0 25y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
Potency is doubled if target is under the effect of Bind, Stun, or Sleep.
FFXIV - PVP - Blank Blank 0 10 0 0 5y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.

Additional Effect: 15-yalm knockback
FFXIV - PVP - Clean Shot Clean Shot 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Slug Shot or Heated Slug Shot
Combo Potency: 1,250
Gauss Barrel Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5

※Action changes to Heated Clean Shot when executed while a Gauss Barrel is attached and the Heat Gauge is 50 or higher.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Cooldown Cooldown 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.

Additional Effect: Reduces Heat Gauge by 25
Can only be executed with a Gauss Barrel attached and while your Heat Gauge is 50 or higher.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Gauss Barrel Gauss Barrel 0 10 0 0 0y 0y
Equips your current firearm with a gauss barrel, increasing damage dealt by 5%. While barrel is equipped, your weapon's Heat Gauge will increase each time a weaponskill is executed. When the Heat Gauge reaches 100%, your weapon will become Overheated and damage dealt will be increased by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Gauss Barrel effect ends automatically once weapon is no longer Overheated and cannot be applied again for 10s.

※Action changes to Stun Gun when executed while a Gauss Barrel is attached.
FFXIV - PVP - Heated Clean Shot Heated Clean Shot 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Slug Shot or Heated Slug Shot
Combo Potency: 1,500

Additional Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 10
Can only be executed with a Gauss Barrel attached and while your Heat Gauge is 50 or higher.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Heated Slug Shot Heated Slug Shot 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Split Shot or Heated Split Shot
Combo Potency: 1,250

Additional Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 10
Can only be executed with a Gauss Barrel attached and while your Heat Gauge is 50 or higher.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Heated Split Shot Heated Split Shot 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.

Additional Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 10
Can only be executed with a Gauss Barrel attached and while your Heat Gauge is 50 or higher.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Hot Shot Hot Shot 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Gauss Barrel Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 25
Can only be used when Heat Gauge is below 50.

※Action changes to Cooldown while a Gauss Barrel is attached and the Heat Gauge is 50 or higher.
FFXIV - PVP - Leg Graze Leg Graze 0 30 0 0 0y 0y
Inflicts target with Heavy +50%.
Duration: 3s
FFXIV - PVP - Quick Reload Quick Reload 0 1 0 0 0y 0y
Replenishes your ammunition by 1 (up to a maximum of 3). Ammunition is used when executing weaponskills, increasing potency by 250, reducing recast time to 1.5s, and reducing Heat Gauge increase.
FFXIV - PVP - Report Report 0 120 0 0 0y 15y
Restores 25% of maximum MP and TP for self and all nearby party members.
FFXIV - PVP - Slug Shot Slug Shot 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Split Shot or Heated Split Shot
Combo Potency: 1,000
Gauss Barrel Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5

※Action changes to Heated Slug Shot when executed while a Gauss Barrel is attached and the Heat Gauge is 50 or higher.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Split Shot Split Shot 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Gauss Barrel Effect: Increases Heat Gauge by 5

※Action changes to Heated Split Shot when executed while a Gauss Barrel is attached and the Heat Gauge is 50 or higher.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Stun Gun Stun Gun 0 60 0 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 1,000 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.

Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
Overheats Gauss Barrel upon execution.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Wildfire Wildfire 0 30 0 0 0y 0y
Covers target's body in a slow-burning pitch. For the next 7 seconds, 25% of most damage you inflict upon the target is compiled, then dealt at the end of the effect's duration.


Shared PvP Actions


The following is a list of PvP actions which are shared across all classes and jobs. These can only be used in PvP areas and you are limited to selecting two of them.

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - PVP - Aetheric Siphon Aetheric Siphon 0 6 0 0 25y 0y
Activates the instrument.
FFXIV - PVP - Anti-gravity Gimbal Anti-gravity Gimbal 0 5 0 0 0y 0y
Simulates the spell Levitate using Nero tol Scaeva's odd contraption.
FFXIV - PVP - Bolt Bolt 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Concentrate Concentrate 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Enliven Enliven 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
FFXIV - PVP - Muse Muse 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 25% of maximum MP.
FFXIV - PVP - Purify Purify 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from target. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.
FFXIV - PVP - Recuperate Recuperate 0 60 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 25% of maximum HP.
FFXIV - PVP - Safeguard Safeguard 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Smoke Screen Smoke Screen 0 2.5 0 0 0y 20y
Throw an incendiary device that creates a blanket of smoke temporarily granting you the Stealth status.
FFXIV - PVP - Vril Vril 0 3 0 0 0y 0y
Use the aetheric residue lingering on your body to temporarily disguise yourself as one of Lakshmi's loyal dreamers.


Shared PvP Traits


The following is a list of PvP traits which are shared across all classes and jobs. These can only be used in PvP areas and you are limited to selecting three of them.

Name Description
FFXIV - PVP - Decreased Damage Taken Decreased Damage Taken Decreases damage taken by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Decreased Recast Time Decreased Recast Time Decreases recast time of additional actions by 20%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Action Speed Increased Action Speed Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Damage Dealt Increased Damage Dealt Increases damage dealt by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Healing Potency Increased Healing Potency Increases spell-based HP restoration by 5%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased HP Increased HP Increases maximum HP by 5%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased MP Regeneration Increased MP Regeneration Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Resistance Duration Increased Resistance Duration Increases duration of resistances by 50%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased TP Regeneration Increased TP Regeneration Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.



Machinist Screenshots


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AST  BRD  BLM  DRK  DRG  MCH  MNK  NIN  
PLD  RDM  SAM  SCH  SMN  WAR  WHM


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