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FFXIV Endwalker: Everything we know about the Sage job

Final Fantasy XIV Sage
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Want to know more about the FFXIV Sage job that's just arrived with the Endwalker? With more story and cutscenes than Shadowbringers, the new expansion promises to be big. A new Reaper job is also available alongside the Sage, and male Viera have joined the selection of FFXIV races you can choose from.

With Endwalker's Early Access now live, you'll want to take a look at what the new FFXIV job offers so you can figure out whether it's something you might want to play. So with that in mind, here's what you need to know about how to unlock the FF14 Sage job, and everything else you need to know about the new healer.

How to unlock

FFXIV Sage: How to unlock

First, you'll need to own the Endwalker expansion, naturally. But if you're hopping into Final Fantasy 14 for the first time, you won't be able to play as a Sage from the outset. The new jobs require you to level any Disciple of War or Magic job to level 70 before you can pick up the quest to unlock it. 

If you meet those requirements, head to the Lower Decks in Limsa Lominsa and speak to the Sharlayan Maiden located at coordinates X:9.4 Y:12.9.

Playstyle

FF14 Sage playstyle 

The Sage is a healer, and the Nouliths it uses as a weapon set it apart from the traditional staff or grimoire-wielding support jobs we're used to. It's not a weapon that's appeared in any other Final Fantasy game, as far as I'm aware, though it wouldn't look out of place in a boss fight. It's particularly impressive when you see the Nouliths spinning around or focusing into a four-pronged laser attack, which you get to see in the trailer above.

Heal by dealing damage
A few of the Sage's damage-dealing abilities heal an ally for a set amount if they've been buffed with a specific ability—essentially, a percentage of your damage will convert to healing. If you've played World of Warcraft's Discipline priest, you should already be familiar with the basic idea.

Barriers and direct heals
It's not all about passive healing through damage, though. The Sage has some direct healing spells and uses barriers to help party members mitigate incoming damage. It has single-target, AoE, and regen healing abilities, along with one main barrier—though a couple of these direct healing spells also become barriers when buffed.

Addersgall gauge
This job gauge accumulates both Addersgall and Addersting, which are then used to cast specific abilities. While Addersgal regenerates automatically over time, Addersting is acquired when certain barrier stacks are consumed or broken. 

Job actions

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FF14 Sage Job Actions

Job Actions
NameLevel req.Effect
DosisLevel 1Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170.
DiagnosisLevel 2Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 450.
KardiaLevel 4Grants self the effect of Kardia and a selected party member or self the effect of Kardion, restoring HP after casting certain magic attacks.
PrognosisLevel 10Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 300.
EgeiroLevel 12Resurrects target to a weakened state.
PhysisLevel 20Gradually restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 100 Duration: 15s.
PhlegmaLevel 26Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 400 for the first enemy, and 30% less for all remaining enemies. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170 Maximum Charges: 2 This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
EukrasiaLevel 30Augments certain offensive and healing magic actions. Dosis III is upgraded to Eukrasian Dosis III. Diagnosis is upgraded to Eukrasian Diagnosis. Prognosis is upgraded to Eukrasian Prognosis.
Eukrasian DiagnosisLevel 30Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 300 Additional Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equaling 180% of the amount of HP restored. When critical HP is restored, also grants Differential Diagnosis, nullifying damage equaling 180% the amount of HP restored. Duration: 30s Effect cannot be stacked with Eukrasian Prognosis or scholar's Galvanize.
Eukrasian PrognosisLevel 30Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 100 Additional Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equaling 320% of the amount of HP restored Duration: 30s Effect cannot be stacked with those of Eukrasian Diagnosis or scholar's Galvanize.
Eukrasian DosisLevel 30Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 40 Duration: 30s Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170.
SoteriaLevel 35Increases the cure potency of Kardion effects granted by you by 50%. Duration: 15s.
IcarusLevel 40Rush to a targeted enemy's or party member's location. Unable to cast if bound.
DruocholeLevel 45Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 600 Additional Effect: Restores 7% of maximum MP Addersgall Cost: 1.
DyskrasiaLevel 46Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 160 to all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170.
KeracholeLevel 50Reduces damage taken by self and nearby party members by 10%. Duration: 15s Effect cannot be stacked with Taurochole. Additional Effect: Regen Cure Potency: 100 Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Restores 7% of maximum MP Addersgall Cost: 1.
IxocholeLevel 52Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 400 Additional Effect: Restores 7% of maximum MP Addersgall Cost: 1.
ZoeLevel 56Increases healing magic potency of your next healing spell by 50%. Duration: 30s.
PepsisLevel 58Restores own HP and the HP of nearby party members by removing Eukrasian Diagnosis and Eukrasian Prognosis effects granted by you. Eukrasian Diagnosis Cure Potency: 450 Eukrasian Prognosis Cure Potency: 350 Targets not under the effect of Eukrasian Diagnosis or Eukrasian Prognosis will not be healed.
Physis IILevel 60Gradually restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 130 Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Increases HP recovered by healing actions by 10% Duration: 10s.
TaurocholeLevel 62Restores own or target party member's HP. Cure Potency: 700 Additional Effect: Reduces target's damage taken by 10% Duration: 15s Effect cannot be stacked with Kerachole. Additional Effect: Restores 7% of maximum MP Addersgall Cost: 1.
ToxikonLevel 66Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 300 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170 Addersting Cost: 1.
HaimaLevel 70Erects a magicked barrier around self or target party member that absorbs damage equivalent to a heal of 300 potency. Additional Effect: Grants 5 stacks of Haimatinon Duration: 15s When the barrier is completely absorbed, a stack of Haimatinon is consumed and a new barrier is applied. When the effect duration expires, a healing effect is then applied. Cure Potency: 150 per remaining stack of Haimatinon.
Dosis IILevel 72Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 320. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170.
Phlegma IILevel 72Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 490 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170 Maximum Charges: 2 This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Eukrasian Dosis IILevel 72Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 60 Duration: 30s Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170.
RhizomataLevel 74Grants 1 stack of Addersgall.
HolosLevel 76Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 300 Additional Effect: Reduces damage taken by self and nearby party members by 10% Duration: 20s.
PanhaimaLevel 80Erects a magicked barrier around self and all party members near you that absorbs damage equivalent to a heal of 200 potency. Additional Effect: Grants 5 stacks of Panhaimatinon Duration: 15s When the barrier is completely absorbed, a stack of Panhaimatinon is consumed and a new barrier is applied. When the effect duration expires, a healing effect is then applied. Cure Potency: 100 per remaining stack of Panhaimatinon.
Dosis IIILevel 82Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 330. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170.
Phlegma IIILevel 82Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 510 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170 Maximum Charges: 2 This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Eukrasian Dosis IIILevel 82Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 70 Duration: 30s Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170.
Dyskrasia IILevel 82Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 170 to all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170.
Toxikon IILevel 82Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 330 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170 Addersting Cost: 1.
KrasisLevel 86Increases HP recovery via healing actions for a party member or self by 20%. Duration: 10s.
PneumaLevel 90Deals unaspected damage to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 330 for the first enemy, and 40% less for all remaining enemies. Additional Effect: Restores own HP and the HP of all party members within a radius of 20 yalms Cure Potency: 600 Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170 This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions.

Traits and Role Actions

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FF14 Sage Traits and Role Actions

Traits
NameLevel req.Effect
Maim and MendLevel 20Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%.
Maim and Mend IILevel 40Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%.
AddersgallLevel 45Grants 1 stack of Addersgall automatically every twenty seconds. Maximum Stacks: 3 Can be charged outside of combat.
Somanoutic OathLevel 54Increases the potency of Dosis to 250, Phlegma to 330, and Eukrasian Dosis to 35.
Physis MasteryLevel 60Upgrades Physis to Physis II.
Somanoutic Oath IILevel 64Increases the potency of Dosis to 300, Phlegma to 400, and Eukrasian Dosis to 40.
AdderstingLevel 66Grants 1 stack of Addersting when the barrier granted by Eukrasian Diagnosis is completely absorbed. Maximum Stacks: 3.
Offensive Magic MasteryLevel 72Upgrades Dosis to Dosis II, Phlegma to Phlegma II, and Eukrasian Dosis to Eukrasian Dosis II. Also increases the potency of Toxikon to 300.
Enhanced KeracholeLevel 78Adds an additional effect to Kerachole that grants healing over time.
Offensive Magic Mastery IILevel 82Upgrades Dosis II to Dosis III, Phlegma II to Phlegma III, Eukrasian Dosis II to Eukrasian Dosis III, Dyskrasia to Dyskrasia II, and Toxikon to Toxikon II.
Enhanced Healing MagicLevel 85Increases the healing potency of Diagnosis to 450 and Kardia to 170. Also increases the strength of barriers granted by Eukrasian Diagnosis to 180% the amount of HP restored, and Eukrasian Prognosis to 320% the amount of HP restored.
Enhanced ZoeLevel 88Reduces Zoe recast time to 90 seconds.

Role Actions
NameLevel req.Effect
ReposeLevel 8Afflicts target with Sleep. Duration: 30s Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
EsunaLevel 10Removes a single detrimental effect from target.
SwiftcastLevel 18Next spell is cast immediately. Duration: 10s.
Lucid DreamingLevel 24Gradually restores own MP. Potency: 55 Duration: 21s.
SurecastLevel 44Spells can be cast without interruption. Additional Effect: Nullifies most knockback and draw-in effects Duration: 6s.
RescueLevel 48Instantly draws target party member to your side. Cannot be used outside of combat or when target is suffering from certain enfeeblements.

Sarah's earliest gaming memories involve playing Jet Set Willy on the ZX Spectrum at a friend's house. These days, and when not writing guides, most of her spare time goes into MMOs—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. She has spent much of the last decade playing the likes of Star Wars: The Old Republic, TERA, Final Fantasy 14, and World of Warcraft. Sarah has been writing about games for several years and, before joining PC Gamer, freelanced for the likes of TechRadar, GamingBible, and Rock Paper Shotgun. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.