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Scholar (SCH) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


FFXIV - Disciples of Magic - Scholar
In an age long past, when mankind flourished under the radiance of arcane mastery, the island of Vylbrand was home to a city-state called Nym. Though the history of that age tells of countless wars waged with earth-shattering incantations, it was the brilliant strategic maneuvering of Nym's scholars that allowed their mundane army of mariners to throw back would-be conquerers time and again.
These learned men and women defended the freedom of their tiny nation with their unique command over spell-weaving faeries, utilizing the creatures' magicks to heal the wounded and bolster the strength of their allies.


Scholar is a new job in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and very little is known about it as of yet. It is known that Scholar will have a Fairy pet and be more towards healing. Stay tuned for more details on abilities, traits, materia and equipment.


An Arcanist can become a Scholar by equipping the Soul of the Scholar item after completing the first quest. The details for this quest are below.

Quest NPC Location Conditions
Forgotten but Not Gone Murie Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks, Arcanists' Guild ACN 30

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 Scholar


Scholar is a healing job that branches off Arcanist. Its role is to restore the HP of party members that take damage from monsters, cure bad status effects from party members and to revive fallen members of the party upon death. The Scholar can also deal damage with DoTs just like Arcanist and Summoner but this should be seen as secondary to everything else.


Attributes


As a Scholar your main attribute is Mind (MND) as this increases healing magic potency. 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 MND.

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.


Fairies


There are two types of fairies; a healer and a support type. Eos is the healer and Selene is for support. Most of the time you will use Eos to aid with your healing. She also has an ability called Whispering Dawn which gives a regen effect. You should be manually using this ability when it is needed rather than leaving it up to the pet.

Selene is more useful when the Scholar does not need the additional healing from Eos, for example when clearing trash monsters in a dungeon. The spell/skill speed buffs will help out more.


Actions


Actions are skills that the Scholar 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 Scholar actions are exclusive to that job.


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Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - Scholar - Silent DuskSilent Dusk 1 0 400 0 25y 0y
Silences target.
Duration: 1s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Scholar - EmbraceEmbrace 1 2 30 0 30y 0y
Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 250
FFXIV - Scholar - RuinRuin 1 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 160.
FFXIV - Scholar - BioBio 2 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage over time.

Potency: 20

Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Scholar - Summon EosSummon Eos 4 2.5 2.50 0 0y 0y
Summons the faerie Eos to fight at your side. When set to guard, automatically casts Embrace on party members who suffer damage.
FFXIV - Scholar - Summon SeleneSummon Selene 4 2.5 2.50 0 0y 0y
Summons the faerie Selene to fight at your side. When set to guard, automatically casts Embrace on party members who suffer damage.
FFXIV - Scholar - PhysickPhysick 4 1.5 2.50 0 30y 0y
Restores target's HP.

Cure Potency: 400
FFXIV - Scholar - Whispering DawnWhispering Dawn 20 0 600 0 0y 0y
Orders faerie to execute Whispering Dawn. If Seraph is summoned, orders her to execute Angel's Whisper. Whispering Dawn /Angel's Whisper Effect: Gradually restores the HP of all nearby party members

Cure Potency: 120

Duration: 21s
FFXIV - Scholar - Fey CovenantFey Covenant 20 0 1200 0 0y 15y
Increases magic defense of self and nearby party members by 20%.
Duration: 20s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Scholar - Fey GlowFey Glow 20 0 600 0 0y 20y
Increases spell speed of self and nearby party members by 30%.
Duration: 30s
Cannot use while Fey Light is active.
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Scholar - Fey CaressFey Caress 20 0 600 0 0y 20y
Removes a single detrimental effect from all nearby party members.
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Scholar - Bio IIBio II 26 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage over time.

Potency: 40

Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Scholar - AdloquiumAdloquium 30 2 2.50 0 30y 0y
Restores target's HP.

Cure Potency: 300

Additional Effect: Grants Galvanize to target, nullifying damage equaling 125% of the amount of HP restored. When critical HP is restored, also grants Catalyze, nullifying damage equaling 125% the amount of HP restored.

Duration: 30s

Effect cannot be stacked with astrologian's Nocturnal Field.
FFXIV - Scholar - Ruin IIRuin II 38 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 200 .
FFXIV - Scholar - Fey IlluminationFey Illumination 40 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Orders faerie to execute Fey Illumination. If Seraph is summoned, orders her to execute Seraphic Illumination. Fey Illumination /Seraphic Illumination Effect: Increases healing magic potency of all nearby party members by 10%, while reducing magic damage taken by all nearby party members by 5%

Duration: 20s Effect cannot be stacked with Seraphic Illumination.
FFXIV - Scholar - Fey LightFey Light 40 0 600 0 0y 20y
Increases skill speed of self and nearby party members by 30%.
Duration: 30s
Cannot use while Fey Glow is active.
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Scholar - Fey WindFey Wind 40 0 600 0 0y 20y
Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay of self and nearby party members by 3%.
Duration: 30s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Scholar - Art of WarArt of War 46 0 2.50 0 0y 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 160 to all nearby enemies.
FFXIV - Scholar - IndomitabilityIndomitability 52 0 300 0 0y 15y
Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members.

Cure Potency: 400 Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
FFXIV - Scholar - BroilBroil 54 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 240.
FFXIV - Scholar - Deployment TacticsDeployment Tactics 56 0 1200 0 30y 10y
Extends Galvanize effect cast on self or target to nearby party members.

Duration: Time remaining on original effect

No effect when target is not under the effect of Galvanize.
FFXIV - Scholar - Emergency TacticsEmergency Tactics 58 0 150 0 0y 0y
Transforms the next Galvanize and Catalyze statuses into HP recovery equaling the amount of damage reduction intended for the barrier.

Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Scholar - DissipationDissipation 60 0 1800 0 0y 0y
Orders your faerie away while granting you a full Aetherflow stack. Also increases healing magic potency by 20%.

Duration: 30s

Current faerie will return once the effect expires.

Summon Eos or Summon Selene cannot be executed while under the effect of Dissipation.

Can only be executed while in combat.
FFXIV - Scholar - ExcogitationExcogitation 62 0 450 0 30y 0y
Grants self or target party member the effect of Excogitation, restoring HP when member's HP falls below 50% or upon effect duration expiration.

Cure Potency: 800

Duration: 45s Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
FFXIV - Scholar - Broil IIBroil II 64 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 260.
FFXIV - Scholar - Chain StratagemChain Stratagem 66 0 1200 0 25y 0y
Increases rate at which target takes critical hits by 10%.

Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Scholar - Fey UnionFey Union 70 0 00 0 15y 0y
Gradually restores HP of party member with which faerie has a Fey Union.
Cure Potency: 480
Faerie Gauge is depleted while HP is restored. Faerie cannot execute other actions while Fey Union is active. Party member must be within 15 yalms.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Scholar - Dissolve UnionDissolve Union 70 0 50 0 0y 0y
Dissolves current Fey Union.
FFXIV - Scholar - AetherpactAetherpact 70 0 30 0 30y 0y
Orders faerie to execute Fey Union with target party member. Effect ends upon reuse.

Faerie Gauge Cost: 10

The Faerie Gauge increases when a faerie or Seraph is summoned and an Aetherflow action is successfully executed while in combat.
FFXIV - Scholar - BiolysisBiolysis 72 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage over time.

Potency: 60

Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Scholar - Broil IIIBroil III 72 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 280.
FFXIV - Scholar - RecitationRecitation 74 0 900 0 0y 0y
Allows the execution of Adloquium, Succor, Indomitability, or Excogitation without consuming resources while also ensuring critical HP is restored.

Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Scholar - Fey BlessingFey Blessing 76 0 600 0 0y 0y
Orders faerie to execute Fey Blessing.

Fey Blessing Effect: Restores the HP of all nearby party members

Cure Potency: 350

Faerie Gauge Cost: 10
FFXIV - Scholar - Summon SeraphSummon Seraph 80 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Summons Seraph to fight at your side. When set to guard, automatically casts Seraphic Veil on party members who suffer damage.

Cannot summon Seraph unless a pet is already summoned. Current pet will leave the battlefield while Seraph is present, and return once gone.

Duration: 22s
FFXIV - Scholar - ConsolationConsolation 80 0 300 0 0y 0y
Orders Seraph to execute Consolation.

Consolation Effect: Restores the HP of all nearby party members

Cure Potency: 300

Additional Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equaling the amount of HP restored

Duration: 30s

Maximum Charges: 2


As well as these the Scholar can also equip Arcanist actions.


Pet Actions


The Scholar has access to a unique set of actions for controlling their pets. These are listed below.

Name Level Cast Recast Range Radius Pet Name



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

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - PVP - Aetherflow Aetherflow 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 2,000 MP.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 F201FAF201FBAetherflow III0101
FFXIV - PVP - Aura Blast Aura Blast 0 60 0 0 0y 5y
Deals a 10-yalm knockback.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 F201FAF201FBHeavy0101 +50%

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 3s
FFXIV - PVP - Embrace Embrace 0 0 0 0 30y 0y
Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 1,000
Can only be executed while Eos is summoned.

※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%.


Scholar Equipment


The best equipment for your Scholar 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
Head Storm Private's Sallet
Body Eorzean Bliaud
Storm Private's Jacket
Storm Private's Acton
Storm Private's Chainmail
Storm Private's Cuirass
Storm Private's Dalmatica
Hands Storm Sergeant's Mitts
Storm Private's Wristguards
Legs
Feet
Waist Storm Sergeant's Belt
Neck Storm Sergeant's Choker
Adventurer's Choker
Ear Storm Sergeant's Earrings
Adventurer's Earrings
Rings Storm Sergeant's Ring
Adventurer's Ring
Wrist Adventurer's Bracelet




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Comments


The following comments are from our legacy commenting system.

Sanctum Vamp [Anon]
Jan 26, 2016 - 02:17:38 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Very good!
 
Talon [Anon]
Feb 05, 2014 - 02:27:33 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Let's meet the normal Scholar, doing everything he possibly can, and people still complain.

NOW, lets meet the very rare micro-managing Scholar, who knows how to manage his pet and his buffs at the right time.

Scholar is awful when people don't use their buffs properly. I can understand the frustration with the class, when all the sudden at the start of battle all your buffs come up and boom. By the middle of the battle when you actually might need them, where are they?
As having a friend who has used a parser and compared me (A micromanaging Scholar) To a non Micromanaging Scholar with about the same Ilv, my Eos healed a lot more than the Eos without micromanaging.

Enemy > PetMoves/commands > (Sic or Obey, I believe obey) > Heel >Embrace on hotbar

Micromanage. Your welcome.
 
K [Anon]
Dec 30, 2013 - 10:47:49 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Thunder gets replaced with Blizzard II in terms of cross class skills since 2.1
 
Nano [Anon]
Nov 17, 2013 - 19:02:19 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

With sure and swift cast macrod in with gcd knocked down thanks to spell speed stone my SCH breezed through Titan (HM), Garuda..etc. no OOM here like WHM, with etherflow and rouse up. SCH is the new RDM from ffxi. Solo almost all minus primals behemoth and rumah I'm pleased with it. Have relic gear @ mind and spell speed build. Fantastic results.

Needless to say, the most important part of my success is all attributed to my steady party. Experienced PLD, BRD, and MNK by my side makes my life easier whether I am a WHM or SCH. I absolutely love the SCH job, and hope to see it grow more beyond 2.1 patch release. Crystal Tower, I'm ready for you.
 
Loki [Anon]
Oct 19, 2013 - 20:09:19 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

I don't feel like we need a healing buff. With the fairy, we heal just fine compared to white mage.
 
lutina [Anon]
Oct 01, 2013 - 10:28:09 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

eos fairy single target heal 2.5 cooldown potency 300 aoe regen 120 cooldown magic defence buff 120 cooldown and cure potency increase by 50 120 cooldown good for dungeons bad for endgame stuff as they die a lot. my suggestion anyone playing this class get 26 in thurm for swiftcast and hold out for SE buffing the class so they can keep up with whitemage heals in fights like titan hardmode
 
Otakumight [Anon]
Sep 28, 2013 - 19:37:48 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Isn't the effect listed for thunder only applied through the trait that thm gets? I didn't think traits carried over.

 
Zalene Dark [Anon]
Aug 31, 2013 - 22:04:33 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

You get two fairies which replaces your Emerald and Topaz Carbuncle.

The one replacing the Emerald Carbuncle becomes your Healing Summon which focuses on increasing healing, healing, Healing over Time and increased magic defense.

The one replacing the Topaz Carbuncle becomes your Support Summon which focuses on increased utility over raw healing. Some of the abilities include higher spell speed and more damage(?-damage part, can't get to the servers at the moment of typing, so can't confirm) and silence)

And as I just became Scholar yesterday, I can say that it's rather fascinating.
 
Mmm Biscuits [Anon]
Aug 30, 2013 - 16:57:17 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Can someone please explain what the fairy does? I can't seem to find info on this.
 
Xenor
Aug 29, 2013 - 12:28:12 | Location: Durham, United Kingdom

Hey Typosss, you are right the ACN skills should not be listed on this page. SCH can obviously equip its class skills but they aren't cross class so shouldn't be listed there.

What should be listed are THM skills that SCH can equip. I will fix that this evening. Summoner is currently doing the same so that will be fixed too. SMN should be ARC and THM.
 
typossss [Anon]
Aug 28, 2013 - 18:22:43 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

"... equip on your -Scholar- no matter what" and the arcanist skills shouldnt be listed?