FFXIV Conjurer Guide – How to Play a Successful Healer
Many players who are looking to transcend into White Mage in FFXIV will be wondering what a Conjurer is, and why they should choose them. In this guide, we will look deeper into how we become the Conjurer FFXIV has to offer and what the benefits of doing so are.
This guide will outline the following:
- How to become a Conjurer
- The benefits of becoming a Conjurer
- Which races are good for playing Conjurer?
- How to play as a good healer
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Let’s start off with taking a look into how you begin playing as a Conjurer.
How to Become a Conjurer in FFXIV
If you are looking to play as a Conjurer, then it isn’t that hard to get started. In fact, you can start off as a Conjurer without doing anything at all. You can kickstart your adventure through Eorzea by starting the game as one. All you have to do is select the option to be a Conjurer from the start of the game when creating your character, and you are good to go.
However, if you didn’t choose the option at the start of the game, then fear not. There is still an opportunity for you to unlock Conjurer. This can be done by going over to Gridania where you will find the Conjurer’s Guild. You will find a couple of quests to take part in here too, entitled “So you want to be a Conjurer”, or there are is also “Way of the Conjurer” for you to do.
The Benefits of Becoming a Conjurer in FFXIV
Your main goal when playing as a Conjurer is to work towards becoming a White Mage. These mages serve as the game’s healers, which is a class that you are bound to have seen in many games of a similar ilk. They are renowned in FFXIV, since they have what is considered to be some of the best healing options throughout the title.
That is ultimately your motivation for becoming a Conjurer, as well as being able to eventually sport to highly recognised red triangle robe (the healer’s robe). So if becoming a White Mage is the goal that you want to work towards, then levelling up as the Conjurer is the path that you will want to take.
Which Races are good for playing Conjurer?
This is arguably one of the most divisive questions regarding the Conjurer. Normally in a situation such as this, you would think said division would be based on deciding which race is the best, but many will argue that it shouldn’t be something that you change at all. In fact, many players would prefer to opt for which is better aesthetically rather than changing what race they are altogether.
However, there are still some decent options for you to choose from. You could choose any of the Roegadyn Hellsguard, Elezen Duskwight or Hyur Midlander. You also have the likes of Lalafell Dunefolk, which is considered to be a great race for those wanting to use magic. Overall, your best option however is Mi’Qote Keeprs of the Moon, as they have the highest MIND stat to start off with, which is based on healing, which is especially important considering the character you are looking to build.
Check out our article, How Important are Races in FFXIV, to get more information to help you decide which race to choose!
How to Play a Good Healer as an FFXIV Conjurer
ABC – Always Be Casting
There are a number of factors that play into becoming a good healer in FFXIV. One rule of thumb is to be as attack-minded as possible, all the while doing the typical healer job of keeping your team alive. The former task is probably the easier part of your job. You should make sure that you are constantly casting, and to not be standing around twiddling your thumbs at any point. Keeping busy is the main task as the healer, whether you are attacking or defending.
Healing your team however is a bit more difficult than focusing on attack. You need to make sure that even when you are attacking that you are constantly keeping your eye on your team’s health. The guide to being an efficient healer also centres around your Healing GCDs (Global cooldown.) These are what you need to use to their full potential. Since your spells such as Cure can be delayed, you need to make the most of them when they are used, and how to manage your team in the meantime.
Another key piece of advice is to make sure that you don’t waste your healing. An example of this is if you have a teammate at 90% HP and you heal them for 30% of it, then you have wasted two-thirds of your heal. This is a common example used but it is one that you should definitely consider, as you don’t want to be wasteful. Only heal when it is absolutely necessary to do so, to the point where they may die if you don’t in that moment.
Also, if you want to get the most out of your healing abilities, then positioning is key. You want to make sure that you stick around the centre of the arena so you can make the most of your range. On another note, regeneration plays a massive part too, as these spells are particularly potent when used.
Remember Your Responsibilities
Possibly the best piece of advice to give is that you need to be aware of the responsibility that you have as playing as the healer. Your task is keeping the whole team alive, and the most common cause of failure for a team who are toppled by a boss stems from the death of their healer all too often. You need to preserve your comrades, but you need to prioritize your own health to keep them going towards victory also.
That is everything you need to know about building your Conjurer FFXIV character. Without a doubt there is a lot of responsibility tied to playing as a healer, and there are a lot of different factors to consider. However, with this comes a great sense of reward, and playing as an efficient healer can be a huge difference maker between victory and defeat. With this guide, you should now be equipped with the knowledge on how to become a successful healer in FFXIV.