FFXIV Endwalker: Everything we know about the Sage job


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
Name Level req. Effect
Dosis Level 1 Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300. Additional Effect: Restores HP to targets under the effect of Kardion granted by you Cure Potency: 170.
Diagnosis Level 2 Restores target’s HP. Cure Potency: 450.
Kardia Level 4 Grants self the effect of Kardia and a selected party member or self the effect of Kardion, restoring HP after casting certain magic attacks.
Prognosis Level 10 Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 300.
Egeiro Level 12 Resurrects target to a weakened state.
Physis Level 20 Gradually restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 100 Duration: 15s.
Phlegma Level 26 Deals 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.
Eukrasia Level 30 Augments 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 Diagnosis Level 30 Restores 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 Prognosis Level 30 Restores 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 Dosis Level 30 Deals 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.
Soteria Level 35 Increases the cure potency of Kardion effects granted by you by 50%. Duration: 15s.
Icarus Level 40 Rush to a targeted enemy’s or party member’s location. Unable to cast if bound.
Druochole Level 45 Restores target’s HP. Cure Potency: 600 Additional Effect: Restores 7% of maximum MP Addersgall Cost: 1.
Dyskrasia Level 46 Deals 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.
Kerachole Level 50 Reduces 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.
Ixochole Level 52 Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 400 Additional Effect: Restores 7% of maximum MP Addersgall Cost: 1.
Zoe Level 56 Increases healing magic potency of your next healing spell by 50%. Duration: 30s.
Pepsis Level 58 Restores 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 II Level 60 Gradually 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.
Taurochole Level 62 Restores 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.
Toxikon Level 66 Deals 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.
Haima Level 70 Erects 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 II Level 72 Deals 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 II Level 72 Deals 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 II Level 72 Deals 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.
Rhizomata Level 74 Grants 1 stack of Addersgall.
Holos Level 76 Restores 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.
Panhaima Level 80 Erects 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 III Level 82 Deals 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 III Level 82 Deals 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 III Level 82 Deals 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 II Level 82 Deals 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 II Level 82 Deals 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.
Krasis Level 86 Increases HP recovery via healing actions for a party member or self by 20%. Duration: 10s.
Pneuma Level 90 Deals 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
Name Level req. Effect
Maim and Mend Level 20 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%.
Maim and Mend II Level 40 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%.
Addersgall Level 45 Grants 1 stack of Addersgall automatically every twenty seconds. Maximum Stacks: 3 Can be charged outside of combat.
Somanoutic Oath Level 54 Increases the potency of Dosis to 250, Phlegma to 330, and Eukrasian Dosis to 35.
Physis Mastery Level 60 Upgrades Physis to Physis II.
Somanoutic Oath II Level 64 Increases the potency of Dosis to 300, Phlegma to 400, and Eukrasian Dosis to 40.
Addersting Level 66 Grants 1 stack of Addersting when the barrier granted by Eukrasian Diagnosis is completely absorbed. Maximum Stacks: 3.
Offensive Magic Mastery Level 72 Upgrades Dosis to Dosis II, Phlegma to Phlegma II, and Eukrasian Dosis to Eukrasian Dosis II. Also increases the potency of Toxikon to 300.
Enhanced Kerachole Level 78 Adds an additional effect to Kerachole that grants healing over time.
Offensive Magic Mastery II Level 82 Upgrades 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 Magic Level 85 Increases 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 Zoe Level 88 Reduces Zoe recast time to 90 seconds.

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

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