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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 Enchanted Riposte if both Black Mana and White Mana 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.

Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 3
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerthunderVerthunder 4 5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals lightning damage with a potency of 300.

Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 11
Additional Effect: 50% chance of becoming Verfire Ready
Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Red Mage - VeraeroVeraero 10 5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 300.

Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 11
Additional Effect: 50% chance of becoming Verstone Ready
Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Red Mage - TetherTether 15 2.5 2.50 0 30y 5y
Binds target and all nearby enemies.
Duration: 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.

Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 3

Additional Effect: 25% chance you are granted Enhanced Scatter
Duration: 10s
Enhanced Scatter Bonus: Increases Black Mana and White Mana by 8 instead of 3
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerfireVerfire 26 2 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 270.

Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 9
Can only be executed while Verfire Ready is active.
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerstoneVerstone 30 2 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 270.

Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 9
Can only be executed while Verstone Ready is active.
FFXIV - Red Mage - ZwerchhauZwerchhau 35 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Deals an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Riposte or Enchanted Riposte
Combo Potency: 150
Action upgraded to Enchanted Zwerchhau if both Black Mana and White Mana 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 - 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.
Combo Action: Zwerchhau or Enchanted Zwerchhau
Combo Potency: 230
Action upgraded to Enchanted Redoublement if both Black Mana and White Mana are at 25 or more.
FFXIV - Red Mage - AccelerationAcceleration 50 0 350 0 0y 0y
Ensures the next Verthunder/Verflare or Veraero/Verholy spell cast will, for the first hit, trigger Verfire Ready or Verstone Ready respectively.
Duration: 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 Enchanted Moulinet if both Black Mana and White Mana 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.
Cure Potency: 350
FFXIV - Red Mage - Contre SixteContre Sixte 56 0 450 0 25y 6y
Delivers an attack 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 - 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.
Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Red Mage - ManaficationManafication 60 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Doubles current Black Mana and White Mana levels.

Additional Effect: Resets Corps-a-corps and Displacement recast timers
All combos are canceled upon execution of Manafication.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Jolt IIJolt II 62 2 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 240.

Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 3
Additional Effect: Grants Impactful status
Duration: 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.

Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 4
Can only be executed while under the effect of Impactful.
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerflareVerflare 68 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 550.

Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 21

Additional Effect: 20% chance of becoming Verfire Ready
Duration: 30s
Chance to become Verfire Ready increases to 100% if White Mana is higher than Black Mana at time of execution.
Can only be executed after successively landing an Enchanted Riposte combo action.
FFXIV - Red Mage - VerholyVerholy 70 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 550.

Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 21

Additional Effect: 20% chance of becoming Verstone Ready
Duration: 30s
Chance to become Verstone Ready increases to 100% if Black Mana is higher than White Mana at time of execution.
Can only be executed after successively landing an Enchanted Riposte 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 - 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 Jolt to Jolt II.
FFXIV - Red Mage - Enhanced Jolt II Enhanced Jolt II 66
Grants the effect of Impactful upon landing of Jolt II.


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 - Enchanted Redoublement Enchanted Redoublement 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Enchanted Zwerchhau
Combo Potency: 2,000

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Enchanted Riposte Enchanted Riposte 0 1.5 0 0 0y 0y
Deals an attack with a potency of 1,500.
Balance Gauge Cost: 75 Black Mana
Balance Gauge Cost: 75 White Mana

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Enchanted Zwerchhau Enchanted Zwerchhau 0 1.5 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Enchanted Riposte
Combo Potency: 1,750

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
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
FFXIV - PVP - Impact Impact 0 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 2,000.

Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 10
Can only be cast while under the effect of Dualcast.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Jolt II Jolt II 1.8 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,250.

Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 10

Additional Effect: Grants Dualcast, allowing next spell to be cast immediately
Duration: 10s

※Action changes to Impact while under the effect of Dualcast.
※Dualcast effect ends if an action other than an ability is used.
FFXIV - PVP - Manafication Manafication 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Doubles current Black Mana and White Mana levels.

Additional Effect: Resets Corps-a-corps and Displacement recast timers
FFXIV - PVP - Monomachy Monomachy 0 45 0 0 25y 0y
Increases damage dealt to target by 10% while lowering damage taken from target by 10%.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Veraero Veraero 0 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 1,750.

Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 15
Can only be cast while under the effect of Dualcast.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Vercure Vercure 1.8 2.3 0 0 30y 0y
Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 2,000

Additional Effect: Increases both Black Mana and White Mana by 5 when used on self or party member while in combat

Additional Effect: Grants Dualcast, allowing next spell to be cast immediately
Duration: 10s
Action will not grant Dualcast while already under its effect.
FFXIV - PVP - Verfire Verfire 1.8 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 1,000.

Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 15

Additional Effect: Grants Dualcast, allowing next spell to be cast immediately
Duration: 10s

※Action changes to Verthunder while under the effect of Dualcast.
※Action changes to Verflare after execution of Enchanted Redoublement.
※Dualcast effect ends if an action other than an ability is used.
FFXIV - PVP - Verflare Verflare 0 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals fire damage to target.
Combo Action: Enchanted Redoublement
Combo Potency: 3,000

Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 20

Additional Effect: Restores 250 TP

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Verholy Verholy 0 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage to target.
Combo Action: Enchanted Redoublement
Combo Potency: 3,000

Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 20

Additional Effect: Restores 1,500 MP

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Verstone Verstone 1.8 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 1,000.

Additional Effect: Increases White Mana by 15

Additional Effect: Grants Dualcast, allowing next spell to be cast immediately
Duration: 10s

※Action changes to Veraero while under the effect of Dualcast.
※Action changes to Verholy after execution of Enchanted Redoublement.
※Dualcast effect ends if an action other than an ability is used.
FFXIV - PVP - Verthunder Verthunder 0 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals lightning damage with a potency of 1,750.

Additional Effect: Increases Black Mana by 15
Can only be cast while under the effect of Dualcast.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.


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 Genji Rapier
Ultimate Dreadwyrm Rapier
Augmented Lost Allagan Foil
Shinryu's Rapier
Head Genji Kabuto of Casting
Augmented Lost Allagan Helm of Casting
Lost Allagan Helm of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Eyeglasses
Genta Kabuto of Casting
True Griffin Hat of Casting
Body Genji Domaru of Casting
Augmented Lost Allagan Coat of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Tunic
Lost Allagan Coat of Casting
Genta Domaru of Casting
Ornate Indigo Ramie Robe of Casting
Indigo Ramie Robe of Casting
Hands Genji Kote of Casting
Augmented Lost Allagan Gloves of Casting
Lost Allagan Gloves of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Gloves
Genta Kote of Casting
True Griffin Gloves of Casting
Legs Genji Tsutsu-hakama of Casting
Augmented Lost Allagan Pantaloons of Casting
Lost Allagan Pantaloons of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Slops
Genta Tsutsu-hakama of Casting
Indigo Ramie Skirt of Casting
Feet Augmented Lost Allagan Sabatons of Casting
Genji Sune-ate of Casting
Lost Allagan Sabatons of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Boots
Genta Sune-ate of Casting
True Griffin Sandals of Casting
Waist Augmented Lost Allagan Belt of Casting
Genji Obi of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Belt
Lost Allagan Belt of Casting
Indigo Ramie Sash of Casting
Genta Obi of Casting
Neck Genji Necklace of Casting
Augmented Lost Allagan Choker of Casting
Lost Allagan Choker of Casting
Genta Necklace of Casting
Lakshmi's Necklace of Casting
Torreya Choker of Casting
Ear Genji Earrings of Casting
Augmented Lost Allagan Earrings of Casting
Lost Allagan Earrings of Casting
Lakshmi's Earrings of Casting
Genta Earrings of Casting
Palladium Earring of Casting
Rings Augmented Lost Allagan Ring of Casting
Genji Ring of Casting
Lost Allagan Ring of Casting
Lakshmi's Ring of Casting
Genta Ring of Casting
Palladium Band of Casting
Wrist Genji Bracelet of Casting
Augmented Lost Allagan Bracelet of Casting
Lost Allagan Bracelet of Casting
Genta Bracelet of Casting
Lakshmi's Bracelet of Casting
Torreya Bracelet of Casting




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PLD  RDM  SAM  SCH  SMN  WAR  WHM


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