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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 - Summon IIISummon III 30 3 2.50 0 0y 0y
Summons an attacker-type pet to fight at your side.
FFXIV - Summoner - FesterFester 35 0 50 0 25y 0y
Cause wounds inflicted by Bio and Miasma spells to fester, dealing damage with a potency of 150 for one effect, 300 for both.
Can only be executed when the original spells were cast by you.
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
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 - Tri-bindTri-bind 40 3 2.5884 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 30 to target and all targets neraby it.
Additional Effect: Bind Duration: 20s
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 - EnkindleEnkindle 50 0 1800 0 30y 0y
Commands pet to use its signature attack.
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.
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 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 Dreadwyrm Trance.
FFXIV - Summoner - Tri-disasterTri-disaster 56 0 600 0 25y 0y
Inflicts target with Bio III and Miasma III .

Additional Effect: Inflicts target with Ruination, increasing the potency of Ruin spells used against target by 20
Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Summoner - Dreadwyrm TranceDreadwyrm Trance 58 0 200 0 0y 0y
Increases magic damage dealt by 10%.
Duration: 16s

Additional Effect: Resets Tri-disaster recast timer

Additional Effect: Removes the Bind effect of Tri-bind, increases its potency by 70, and reduces MP cost

Additional Effect: Removes cast time of Ruin III Increases Trance Gauge when effect ends Can only be executed when Aethertrail Attunement stack is 3 and Demi-Bahamut is not summoned. Aethertrail Attunement is achieved upon executing an Aetherflow action.
Cannot execute Aetherflow while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
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 Dreadwyrm Trance. Dreadwyrm Trance 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 Devotion.
FFXIV - Summoner - Bio IIIBio III 66 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 50
Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Summoner - Miasma IIIMiasma III 66 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 50.

Additional Effect: Unaspected damage over time
Potency: 50
Duration: 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 Demi-Bahamut to fight by your side. Each time you use an action on a target, Demi-Bahamut will execute Wyrmwave on the same target.
Duration: 20s
Dreadwyrm Aether Cost: 2
Cannot summon Demi-Bahamut unless a pet is already summoned. Current pet will leave the battlefield while Demi-Bahamut is present, and return once gone. Cannot use while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
FFXIV - Summoner - Enkindle BahamutEnkindle Bahamut 70 0 130 0 25y 0y
Orders Demi-Bahamut to execute Akh Morn.


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 - Aetherflow Aetherflow 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 2,000 MP.

Additional Effect: Aetherflow III
Cannot use while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
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 - Bio III Bio III 0 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 400
Duration: 18s
FFXIV - PVP - Deathflare Deathflare 0 30 0 0 25y 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 in Dreadwyrm Trance. Dreadwyrm Trance fades upon execution.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Dreadwyrm Trance Dreadwyrm Trance 0 10 0 0 0y 0y
Increases damage dealt by 5%.
Duration: 15s
Increases Trance Gauge when effect ends.
Can only be executed when Aethertrail Attunement stack is 3 and Demi-Bahamut is not summoned.
Aethertrail Attunement is achieved when an Aetherflow action used by you inflicts an effect on a target.
Cannot execute Aetherflow while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.

※Action changes to Deathflare while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
FFXIV - PVP - Energy Drain Energy Drain 0 3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,000.

Additional Effect: Absorbs 100% of damage dealt as HP and restores 1,000 MP

Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
FFXIV - PVP - Enkindle Bahamut Enkindle Bahamut 0 30 0 0 25y 0y
Orders Demi-Bahamut to execute Akh Morn.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Fester Fester 0 5 0 0 25y 0y
Cause wounds inflicted by Bio III and Miasma III spells to fester, dealing damage with a potency of 750 for one effect, 1,500 for both. Can only be executed when the original spells were cast by you.

Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
FFXIV - PVP - Miasma III Miasma III 1.8 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 300
Duration: 18s

Additional Effect: Reduces target's HP recovered by healing magic by 10%
FFXIV - PVP - Ruin III Ruin III 0 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 750.

※Action changes to Ruin IV while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
FFXIV - PVP - Ruin IV Ruin IV 1.8 2.3 0 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,500.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Summon Bahamut Summon Bahamut 0 10 0 0 0y 0y
Summons Demi-Bahamut to fight by your side. Each time you use an action on a target, Demi-Bahamut will execute Wyrmwave on the same target.
Duration: 20s
Dreadwyrm Aether Cost: 1

※Action changes to Enkindle Bahamut when executed while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.
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 Ultimate Dreadwyrm Grimoire
Genji Grimoire
Augmented Lost Allagan Grimoire
Shinryu's Grimoire
Head Augmented Lost Allagan Helm of Casting
Genji Kabuto 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
Lost Allagan Coat of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Tunic
Genta Domaru of Casting
Indigo Ramie Robe of Casting
Ornate Indigo Ramie Robe of Casting
Hands Genji Kote of Casting
Augmented Lost Allagan Gloves of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Gloves
Lost Allagan Gloves of Casting
Genta Kote of Casting
True Griffin Gloves of Casting
Legs Augmented Lost Allagan Pantaloons of Casting
Genji Tsutsu-hakama of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Slops
Lost Allagan Pantaloons of Casting
Genta Tsutsu-hakama of Casting
Indigo Ramie Skirt of Casting
Feet Augmented Lost Allagan Sabatons of Casting
Genji Sune-ate of Casting
Ivalician Enchanter's Boots
Lost Allagan Sabatons of Casting
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 Augmented Lost Allagan Choker of Casting
Genji Necklace 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
Genta Earrings of Casting
Lakshmi's Earrings of Casting
Palladium Earring of Casting
Rings Augmented Lost Allagan Ring of Casting
Genji Ring of Casting
Lost Allagan Ring of Casting
Genta Ring of Casting
Lakshmi's Ring of Casting
Palladium Band of Casting
Wrist Augmented Lost Allagan Bracelet of Casting
Genji Bracelet of Casting
Lost Allagan Bracelet of Casting
Genta Bracelet of Casting
Lakshmi's Bracelet of Casting
Torreya 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