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Summoner

Summoner (SMN) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


FFXIV - Disciples of Magic - Summoner
The beast tribes of Eorzea worship and summon forth beings known as primals, among which are Ifrit, Garuda, and Titan. Yet what is a god to one man is a demon to another, for the city-states of Eorzea see these beings as a grave threat to their collective survival.
In times immemorial, there lived mages who had not only the power to summon the primals, but also the means to transmute the primals' essences, thus binding them to their will. Known simply as summoners, the existence of these men and women and their arcane art have been all but lost to the ages.


Summoner is a new job in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and very little is known about it as of yet. It is known that Summoner will have miniature versions of the primals called Egis. Stay tuned for more details on abilities, traits, materia and equipment.


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

Quest NPC Location Conditions
Austerities of Flame Thubyrgeim 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 Summoner


The Summoner is a classic magic damage dealing job making use of the power of primals to boost their damage. Damage over time skills are also highly important for the summoner as this is where a lot of their damage will come from.


Attributes


As a Summoner 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.


Summons


The summoner job is able to control various summons (egis) and you will have one out at all times. It is important to understand the differences between them. Currently only Ifrit, Titan, Garuda and Bahamut are available and they all serve different purposes as they belong to different roles.
Ifrit is a melee damage dealer and will be found up front in battle, he is best at single target fights.
Garuda is a caster and will keep her distance, she is best with multiple target fights.
Titan is a tank and you should almost never have him out in party play. He is there to absorb damage when you are soloing.
Bahamut is a powerful attacker that can be used under Dreadwyrm mode.


Actions


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


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

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - Summoner - Rock BusterRock Buster 1 0 30 0 3y 0y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 85.

Additional Effect: Increased enmity
FFXIV - Summoner - Mountain BusterMountain Buster 1 0 150 0 0y 5y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 70 to all nearby enemies.

Additional Effect: Increased enmity
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Summoner - Wind BladeWind Blade 1 1 30 0 25y 0y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 110.
FFXIV - Summoner - ShockwaveShockwave 1 0 900 0 5y 0y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 90.

Additional Effect: 15-yalm knockback
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Summoner - Crimson CycloneCrimson Cyclone 1 0 400 0 3y 0y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 110.

Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Summoner - Burning StrikeBurning Strike 1 0 30 0 3y 0y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 135.
FFXIV - Summoner - Earthen WardEarthen Ward 20 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Decreases damage suffered by pet by 20%.
Duration: 20s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Summoner - Aerial SlashAerial Slash 20 0 300 0 25y 5y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 90 to target and all enemies nearby it.
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Summoner - Radiant ShieldRadiant Shield 20 0 600 0 0y 15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 every time damage is suffered.
Duration: 20s

Additional Effect: Increases target's physical damage taken by 2%
Duration: 4s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Summoner - Tri-bindTri-bind 40 2.5 2.50 0 25y 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 30 to target and all enemies nearby it.

Additional Effect: Bind
Duration: 20s Dreadwyrm Trance Effect: Removes Bind effect, increases potency by 40, and reduces MP cost
FFXIV - Summoner - LandslideLandslide 40 0 400 0 3y 0y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 70.

Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Summoner - ContagionContagion 40 0 600 0 25y 0y
Increases target's magic damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 15s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Summoner - Flaming CrushFlaming Crush 40 0 300 0 0y 5y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 110 to all nearby enemies.
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Summoner - Earthen FuryEarthen Fury 50 0 00 0 0y 5y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 200 to all nearby targets.

Additional Effect: Razed Earth
Potency: 20
Duration: 15s
Executed when master uses Enkindle.
FFXIV - Summoner - Aerial BlastAerial Blast 50 0 00 0 25y 5y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 250 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Executed when master uses Enkindle.
FFXIV - Summoner - InfernoInferno 50 0 00 0 5y 5y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 200 to all enemies in a cone before it.

Additional Effect: Fire damage over time
Potency: 20
Duration: 15s
Executed when master uses Enkindle.
FFXIV - Summoner - PainflarePainflare 52 0 50 0 25y 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 180 to target and all enemies nearby it.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 F201FAF201FBAethertrail Attunement0101

F201F8F201F9Aetherflow Gauge Cost:0101 1
FFXIV - Summoner - Ruin IIIRuin III 54 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 120.

No cast time while in F201FAF201FBDreadwyrm Trance0101.
FFXIV - Summoner - Tri-disasterTri-disaster 56 0 600 0 25y 0y
Afflicts target with F201FAF201FBBio III0101 and F201FAF201FBMiasma III0101F201FAF201FBBio II0101 and F201FAF201FBMiasma0101F201FAF201FBBio II0101 and F201FAF201FBMiasma0101.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Inflicts target with F201FAF201FBRuination0101, increasing the potency of F201F4F201F5Ruin0101 spells used against target by 20

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 15s
FFXIV - Summoner - Dreadwyrm TranceDreadwyrm Trance 58 0 200 0 0y 0y
Increases magic damage dealt by 10%.

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 16s

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Resets F201F4F201F5Tri-disaster0101 recast timer

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Removes the F201FAF201FBBind0101 effect of F201F4F201F5Tri-bind0101, increases its potency by 40, and reduces MP cost

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Removes cast time of F201F4F201F5Ruin III0101

Increases F201F4F201F5Trance Gauge0101 when effect ends

Can only be executed when F201FAF201FBAethertrail Attunement0101 stack is 3 and F201FAF201FBDemi-Bahamut0101 is not summoned...

F201FAF201FBAethertrail Attunement0101 is achieved upon executing an F201FAF201FBAetherflow0101 action.

Cannot execute F201F4F201F5Aetherflow0101 while under the effect of F201FAF201FBDreadwyrm Trance0101.
FFXIV - Summoner - DeathflareDeathflare 60 0 150 0 25y 5y
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 400 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.

Can only be executed while in F201FAF201FBDreadwyrm Trance0101. F201FAF201FBDreadwyrm Trance0101 fades upon execution.
FFXIV - Summoner - Ruin IVRuin IV 62 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 200.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Further Ruin.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Summoner - DevotionDevotion 64 0 00 0 0y 15y
Increases damage dealt and reduces damage taken by all party members within a 15-yalm radius by 2%. Also increases healing magic potency of all party members by 5%.
Duration: 15s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Summoner - AetherpactAetherpact 64 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Orders pet to execute F201F4F201F5Devotion0101.
FFXIV - Summoner - Bio IIIBio III 66 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage over time.

F201F8F201F9Potency:0101 50

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s
FFXIV - Summoner - Miasma IIIMiasma III 66 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 50.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect: 0101Unaspected damage over time

F201F8F201F9Potency:0101 50

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s
FFXIV - Summoner - WyrmwaveWyrmwave 70 0 00 0 100y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.
Will only execute while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Summoner - Akh MornAkh Morn 70 0 00 0 100y 5y
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 680 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.
Can only be executed while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Summoner - Summon BahamutSummon Bahamut 70 0 300 0 0y 0y
Summons F201FAF201FBDemi-Bahamut0101 to fight by your side. Each time you use an action on a target, F201FAF201FBDemi-Bahamut0101 will execute F201F4F201F5Wyrmwave0101 on the same target.

F201F8F201F9Duration: 010120s

F201F8F201F9Dreadwyrm Aether Cost:0101 2

Cannot summon F201FAF201FBDemi-Bahamut0101 unless a pet is already summoned. Current pet will leave the battlefield while F201FAF201FBDemi-Bahamut0101 is present, and return once gone. Cannot use while under the effect of F201FAF201FBDreadwyrm Trance0101.
FFXIV - Summoner - Enkindle BahamutEnkindle Bahamut 70 0 130 0 25y 0y
Orders F201FAF201FBDemi-Bahamut0101 to execute F201F4F201F5Akh Morn0101.


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


Pet Actions


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

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - PVP - Akh Morn Akh Morn 0 0 0 0 100y 5y
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 2,000 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Tri-bind Tri-bind 2.3 2.3 0 0 25y 5y
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 750 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.

Additional Effect: Bind
Duration: 3s
FFXIV - PVP - Wyrmwave Wyrmwave 0 0 0 0 100y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 500.
Will only execute while Demi-Bahamut 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%.


Summoner Equipment


The best equipment for your Summoner 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 Omega Grimoire
Tuah Eureka
Tuah Physeos
Tuah
Augmented Scaevan Magitek Grimoire
Hydatos Grimoire +1
Seiryu's Grimoire
Head Augmented Scaevan Mask of Casting
Omega Eye Mask of Casting
Elemental Circlet of Casting +1
Ivalician Oracle's Mask
Elemental Circlet of Casting +2
Scaevan Mask of Casting
Yama Kanmuri of Casting
Elemental Circlet of Casting
Omicron Eye Mask of Casting
Rakshasa Kanmuri of Casting
Body Omega Jacket of Casting
Augmented Scaevan Coat of Casting
Ivalician Oracle's Coat
Elemental Coat of Casting +2
Elemental Coat of Casting +1
Scaevan Coat of Casting
Yama Dogi of Casting
Elemental Coat of Casting
Omicron Jacket of Casting
Ornate Rakshasa Dogi of Casting
Rakshasa Dogi of Casting
Hands Omega Gloves of Casting
Augmented Scaevan Gloves of Casting
Scaevan Gloves of Casting
Elemental Gloves of Casting +1
Ivalician Oracle's Halfgloves
Elemental Gloves of Casting +2
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
Ivalician Oracle's Bottoms
Elemental Bottoms of Casting +2
Scaevan Trousers of Casting
Elemental Bottoms of Casting +1
Yama Tsutsu-Hakama of Casting
Elemental Bottoms of Casting
Omicron Trousers of Casting
Rakshasa Tsutsu-hakama of Casting
Feet Omega Shoes of Casting
Augmented Scaevan 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
Omicron Shoes of Casting
Elemental 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




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


Comments


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Xenor
Jul 07, 2015 - 23:56:33 | Location: Durham, United Kingdom

Thanks for pointing this out, I thought I'd fixed that with the 3.0 changes. I'll get it fixed when I add the 3.01 changes tomorrow.
 
Summoner [Anon]
Jun 30, 2015 - 08:38:46 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

You have Tri-Disaster listed as Tri-Bind.

The level 56 Spell should be listed as Tri-Disaster.
 
Anonymous
Mar 28, 2014 - 13:32:49 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

The quest is "Austerities of Flame" the NPC is Thubyrgeim
 
Anonymous
Feb 13, 2014 - 08:20:38 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

as of 2.1 ACN no longer gets thunder they took it out and replaced it with Blizard 2
 
Mislte [Anon]
Jan 26, 2014 - 21:49:49 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

this needs an update, as of 2.1 thunder is no longer a cross-skill
 
Anonymous
Jan 10, 2014 - 19:26:38 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

May i add from latest patch thunder is no longer shared and instead the black mage skill blizzard II is now the skill that is shared across magic roles.
 
Irminsul [Anon]
Oct 17, 2013 - 07:02:32 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Besides needing to be a level 30 Arcanist and level 15 Thaumaturge, you also have to complete the level 30 Arcanist class quest before the summoner quest will become available.
 
SomeWolf [Anon]
Sep 09, 2013 - 21:29:19 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Shouldn't the Summoner, Arcanist, and Scholar have the abilities of their summons listed as well? I have not found them anywhere else on the page. I found some of them on the Final Fanasy Wiki, but it took quite a bit of digging.
 
Xenor
Aug 29, 2013 - 21:36:49 | Location: Durham, United Kingdom

Thanks, I've fixed that.
 
Anonymous
Aug 25, 2013 - 22:42:04 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Summoner borrows from Thaumaturge and Archer (like black mage)
 
Anonymous
Jun 25, 2013 - 02:58:05 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

For hominis