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Red Mage

Red Mage (RDM) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


FFXIV - Disciples of Magic - Red Mage
On the eastern edge of Abalathia's Spine lies the mountainous region of Gyr Abania.

It is in these elevated lands that people took shelter, when a burning star guided them away from the Sixth Umbral Calamity's treacherous floodwaters. The survivors gathered from near and far, and amongst them were refugees of the sorcerous cities of Mhach and Amdapor.
These sworn enemies buried their history for the sake of the future, and cast aside their vestments of black and white. Upon the remnants of their arts a new discipline was built, and the first red mages stepped forward with rapiers in hand to fight back against the rising tides of destruction.


Red Mage was added at the start of the Stormblood expansion and begins at level 50. The job also has no corresponding class so all abilities earned are on the job itself. In order to become a Red Mage you must complete the following quest.

Quest NPC Location Conditions
The Way of the Samurai Ul'dahn Citizen Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:9 Y:9) None

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.


Introduction to Red Mage


The Red Mage is a classic magic damage dealing job that makes use of both black and white magic. Primarily an attacker, they also have the ability to heal when necessary.


Attributes


As a Red Mage your main attribute is Intelligence (INT) as this increases magical damage. You should be focusing on equipment with this stat. For secondary stats you should be focusing on the likes of Spell Speed, Direct Hit Rate, Determination and Critical Hit Rate in addition to simply boosting INT.

Spell Speed and Critical Hit Rate are self explantory in what they do. For the other two, Determination is used to boost the damage dealt by all attacks and the amount of HP recovered when healed while Direct Hit Rate is Stormblood's replacement for Accuracy. Instead of a simple hit or miss effect that Accuracy could give, having low Direct Hit Rate for a fight will reduce damage dealt so it is important to improve this stat.


Actions


Actions are skills that the Red Mage 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 Red Mage actions are exclusive to that job.


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Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - Red Mage - RiposteRiposte 1 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130. Action upgraded to F201F4F201F5Enchanted Riposte0101 if both F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 are at 30 or more.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enchanted RiposteEnchanted Riposte 1 0 1.50 0 0y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 210.
Balance Gauge Cost: 30 Black Mana
Balance Gauge Cost: 30 White Mana

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Red Mage - JoltJolt 2 2 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 180.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases both F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 by 3
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerthunderVerthunder 4 5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals lightning damage with a potency of 310.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 by 11

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 50% chance of becoming F201FAF201FBVerfire Ready0101

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s
FFXIV - Red Mage - Corps-a-corpsCorps-a-corps 6 0 400 0 25y 0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 130.

Cannot be executed while bound.
FFXIV - Red Mage - VeraeroVeraero 10 5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 310.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 by 11

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 50% chance of becoming F201FAF201FBVerstone Ready0101

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s
FFXIV - Red Mage - TetherTether 15 2.5 2.50 0 30y 5y
Binds target and all nearby enemies.

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 20s

Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
FFXIV - Red Mage - ScatterScatter 18 2 2.50 0 25y 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100 to target and all enemies nearby it.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases both F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 by 3

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 30% chance you are granted F201FAF201FBEnhanced Scatter0101

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 10s

F201F8F201F9Enhanced Scatter Bonus:0101 Increases F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 by 10 instead of 3
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerfireVerfire 26 2 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 270.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 by 9

Can only be executed while F201FAF201FBVerfire Ready0101 is active.
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerstoneVerstone 30 2 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 270.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 by 9

Can only be executed while F201FAF201FBVerstone Ready0101 is active.
FFXIV - Red Mage - ZwerchhauZwerchhau 35 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Deals an attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9
Combo Action:0101 F201F4F201F5Riposte0101 or F201F4F201F5Enchanted Riposte0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Potency:0101 150

Action upgraded to F201F4F201F5Enchanted Zwerchhau0101 if both F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 are at 25 or more.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enchanted ZwerchhauEnchanted Zwerchhau 35 0 1.50 0 0y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Riposte or Enchanted Riposte
Combo Potency: 290
Balance Gauge Cost: 25 Black Mana
Balance Gauge Cost: 25 White Mana

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Red Mage - DisplacementDisplacement 40 0 350 0 5y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 15-yalm backstep

Cannot be executed while bound.
FFXIV - Red Mage - FlecheFleche 45 0 250 0 25y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 420.
FFXIV - Red Mage - RedoublementRedoublement 50 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9
Combo Action:0101 F201F4F201F5Zwerchhau0101 or F201F4F201F5Enchanted Zwerchhau0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Potency:0101 230

Action upgraded to F201F4F201F5Enchanted Redoublement0101 if both F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 are at 25 or more.
FFXIV - Red Mage - AccelerationAcceleration 50 0 350 0 0y 0y
Ensures the next F201F4F201F5Verthunder0101/F201F4F201F5Verflare0101 or F201F4F201F5Veraero0101/F201F4F201F5Verholy0101 spell cast will, for the first hit, trigger F201FAF201FBVerfire Ready0101 or F201FAF201FBVerstone Ready0101 respectively.

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 10s
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enchanted RedoublementEnchanted Redoublement 50 0 2.20 0 0y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Enchanted Zwerchhau
Combo Potency: 470
Balance Gauge Cost: 25 Black Mana
Balance Gauge Cost: 25 White Mana

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Red Mage - MoulinetMoulinet 52 0 2.50 0 6y 6y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 60 to all enemies in a cone before you. Action upgraded to F201F4F201F5Enchanted Moulinet0101 if both F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 are at 30 or more.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enchanted MoulinetEnchanted Moulinet 52 0 1.50 0 6y 6y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 200 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Balance Gauge Cost: 30 Black Mana
Balance Gauge Cost: 30 White Mana

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Red Mage - VercureVercure 54 2 2.50 0 30y 0y
Restores target's HP.

F201F8F201F9Cure Potency:0101 350
FFXIV - Red Mage - Contre SixteContre Sixte 56 0 450 0 25y 6y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 350 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 - Red Mage - EmboldenEmbolden 58 0 1200 0 0y 15y
Increases own magic damage dealt by 10% and physical damage dealt by nearby party members by 10%. Both effects are reduced by 20% every 4s.

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 20s
FFXIV - Red Mage - ManaficationManafication 60 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Doubles current F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 levels.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Resets F201F4F201F5Corps-a-corps0101 and F201F4F201F5Displacement0101 recast timers

All combos are canceled upon execution of F201F4F201F5Manafication0101.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Jolt IIJolt II 62 2 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 240.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases both F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 by 3

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBImpactful0101 status

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerraiseVerraise 64 10 2.50 0 30y 0y
Resurrects target to a weakened state.
FFXIV - Red Mage - ImpactImpact 66 2 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 270.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases both F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 and F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 by 4

Can only be executed while under the effect of F201FAF201FBImpactful0101.
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerflareVerflare 68 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 600.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 by 21

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 20% chance of becoming F201FAF201FBVerfire Ready0101

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s

Chance to become F201FAF201FBVerfire Ready0101 increases to 100% if F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 is higher than F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 at time of execution.

Can only be executed after successively landing an F201F4F201F5Enchanted Riposte0101 combo action.
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerholyVerholy 70 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 600.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Increases F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 by 21

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 20% chance of becoming F201FAF201FBVerstone Ready0101

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s

Chance to become F201FAF201FBVerstone Ready0101 increases to 100% if F201FAF201FBBlack Mana0101 is higher than F201FAF201FBWhite Mana0101 at time of execution.

Can only be executed after successively landing an F201F4F201F5Enchanted Riposte0101 combo action.


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 Red Mage job.

Name Level
FFXIV - Red Mage - Dualcast Dualcast 1
Grants the effect of Dualcast upon casting any spell with a cast time. While under the effect of Dualcast, your next spell will require no time to cast. Effect is canceled upon execution of any action other than an ability. Auto-attacks do not cancel effect.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Dualcast Dualcast 1
Grants the effect of F201FAF201FBDualcast0101 upon casting any spell with a cast time. While under the effect of F201FAF201FBDualcast0101, your next spell will require no time to cast. Effect is canceled upon execution of any action other than an ability. Auto-attacks do not cancel effect.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enhanced Intelligence Enhanced Intelligence 20
Increases intelligence by 8.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Maim and Mend Maim and Mend 20
Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enhanced Intelligence II Enhanced Intelligence II 40
Increases intelligence by 16.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Maim and Mend II Maim and Mend II 40
Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enhanced Intelligence III Enhanced Intelligence III 60
Increases intelligence by 24.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enhanced Jolt Enhanced Jolt 62
Upgrades F201F4F201F5Jolt0101 to F201F4F201F5Jolt II0101.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enhanced Jolt II Enhanced Jolt II 66
Grants the effect of F201FAF201FBImpactful0101 upon landing of F201F4F201F5Jolt II0101.


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 Red Mage can equip up to 5 of these.

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius


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 Red Mage. There exists even more PvP actions and even traits but these are not unique to the Red Mage. You can find these further down the page.

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - PVP - Flunge Flunge 0 1.5 0 0 8y 8y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone before you 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: Heavy +50%
Duration: 3s


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
Chimatsuri 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
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 - Deflect Deflect 0 2 0 0 0y 4y
Scatters potentially harmful aether.
Doom Of The Living 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
Dragonsong Dive 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
FFXIV - PVP - Enliven Enliven 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
Final Heaven 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 9,000.
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 45 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.
Ungarmax 3 30 0 0 14y 20y
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%.


Red Mage Equipment


The best equipment for your Red Mage constantly changes depending on what was added in the latest patch so it is important to do your own research on top of this guide. We have broken the equipment down into tiers in order to give some indication of what you can use before you get up to that item level tier.

Slot Best Next Tier Third Tier
Main Hand Brunello Eureka
Brunello Physeos
Omega Smallsword
Brunello
Augmented Scaevan Magitek Hanger
Hydatos Tuck +1
Seiryu's Rapier
Head Omega Eye Mask of Casting
Augmented Scaevan Mask of Casting
Elemental Circlet of Casting +2
Scaevan Mask of Casting
Elemental Circlet of Casting +1
Ivalician Oracle's Mask
Yama Kanmuri of Casting
Elemental Circlet of Casting
Omicron Eye Mask of Casting
Rakshasa Kanmuri of Casting
Body Augmented Scaevan Coat of Casting
Omega Jacket of Casting
Elemental Coat of Casting +2
Elemental Coat of Casting +1
Scaevan Coat of Casting
Ivalician Oracle's Coat
Yama Dogi of Casting
Omicron Jacket of Casting
Elemental Coat of Casting
Ornate Rakshasa Dogi of Casting
Rakshasa Dogi of Casting
Hands Omega Gloves of Casting
Augmented Scaevan Gloves of Casting
Elemental Gloves of Casting +2
Scaevan Gloves of Casting
Elemental Gloves of Casting +1
Ivalician Oracle's Halfgloves
Yama Tekko of Casting
Elemental Gloves of Casting
Omicron Gloves of Casting
Rakshasa Tekko of Casting
Legs Augmented Scaevan Trousers of Casting
Omega Trousers of Casting
Elemental Bottoms of Casting +1
Ivalician Oracle's Bottoms
Elemental Bottoms of Casting +2
Scaevan Trousers of Casting
Yama Tsutsu-Hakama of Casting
Elemental Bottoms of Casting
Omicron Trousers of Casting
Rakshasa Tsutsu-hakama of Casting
Feet Augmented Scaevan Shoes of Casting
Omega Shoes of Casting
Ivalician Oracle's Shoes
Elemental Shoes of Casting +2
Scaevan Shoes of Casting
Elemental Shoes of Casting +1
Yama Zori of Casting
Elemental Shoes of Casting
Omicron Shoes of Casting
Rakshasa Zori of Casting
Waist Omega Tassets of Casting
Augmented Scaevan Tassets of Casting
Scaevan Tassets of Casting
Ivalician Oracle's Belt
Yama Obi of Casting
Omicron Tassets of Casting
Rakshasa Obi of Casting
Neck Omega Choker of Casting
Augmented Scaevan Choker of Casting
Scaevan Choker of Casting
Yama Necklace of Casting
Omicron Choker of Casting
Rakshasa Necklace of Casting
Ear Omega Ear Cuff of Casting
Augmented Scaevan Ear Cuff of Casting
Scaevan Ear Cuff of Casting
Yama Earring of Casting
Omicron Ear Cuff of Casting
Rakshasa Earring of Casting
Rings Augmented Scaevan Ring of Casting
Omega Ring of Casting
Scaevan Ring of Casting
Yama Ring of Casting
Omicron Ring of Casting
Rakshasa Ring of Casting
Wrist Omega Bracelet of Casting
Augmented Scaevan Bracelet of Casting
Scaevan Bracelet of Casting
Yama Bracelet of Casting
Omicron Bracelet of Casting
Rakshasa Bracelet of Casting




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