Astrologian Guide — Endwalker 6.2

Last updated on Sep 22, 2022 at 19:08 by Zyrk 2 comments

Astrologian is a healing job in Final Fantasy XIV that uses a combination of divination, cards, and the stars to heal and support their allies. They can only be played after reaching Ishgard, the main city of the Heavensward expansion, and completing a short questline in the city after reaching Level 50.

1.

What is Astrologian's Playstyle?

Astrologian (AST) is a healer that draws inspiration from tarot and astrology, using cards from its divining deck to bolster its allies' damage.

Astrologian has a fast-paced, interactive playstyle with the busy and random nature of cards. Drawing, optionally redrawing, and playing each card takes several inputs and fast target swapping, making Astrologian one of the busiest jobs in the game. The randomness of cards also means that some decisions must always be made in the moment. Cards are all about making the best of what you have in any situation, which makes the job very dynamic, as no two pulls are exactly alike.

2.

How do you Unlock Astrologian?

To unlock Astrologian, you must gain access to the city of Ishgard by completing the final Main Scenario Quest of A Realm Reborn, "Before the Dawn." The Astrologians' guild (the Athenaerium Astrologicum) can be found in Ishgard in The Pillars (X:15.2, Y:10.0). Accept the quest "Stairway to the Heavens" from Jannequinard. Upon completing the quest, you will unlock Astrologian, which starts at level 30.

3.

Astrologian Gauge

Astrologian FFXIV Arcana Gauge

The Arcana Gauge displays your currently held cards from Draw Icon Draw (major arcana) and Minor Arcana Icon Minor Arcana, as well as the astrosigns (sometimes called "seals") you have accumulated.

3.1.

Major Arcana

There are six cards you can Draw Icon Draw. Three of them are for melee jobs (including tanks), and the other three are for ranged jobs (including casters and healers). Each card provides a 6% damage buff for 15 seconds when played on a job of the matching role. If the card is played on someone of the opposite role, the buff is reduced to 3%.

Astrologian FFXIV Left to right: ranged card, melee card

Ranged/caster/healer cards have a purple outline and circular symbols to the sides in the Arcana Gauge, as shown on the left (The Bole Icon The Bole, The Ewer Icon The Ewer, and The Spire Icon The Spire).

Melee/tank cards have a light blue outline and plus-shaped symbols to the sides in the Arcana Gauge, as shown on the right (The Balance Icon The Balance, The Arrow Icon The Arrow, and The Spear Icon The Spear).

3.2.

Astrosigns and Astrodyne

Starting at level 50, each card also has an associated astrosign, which is displayed at the top of the card in the Arcana Gauge, as shown above. There are three different signs, with one melee and one ranged card for each. It may help to think of the cards in melee/ranged pairs, with one pair for each sign. When you Play Icon Play a card, its sign is added to the top of the gauge, as long as you and the recipient are both in combat.

Astrologian FFXIV Arcana Gauge with one of each astrosign

Once you have three signs, you can use Astrodyne Icon Astrodyne, consuming them in the process. Astrodyne always provides MP regeneration. It can give additional buffs based on the number of unique (non-duplicate) signs you have, providing all three buffs when used with one of each sign.

3.3.

Minor Arcana

At level 70, you unlock Minor Arcana Icon Minor Arcana, which adds the smaller space on the right side of the Arcana Gauge. Using Minor Arcana will give you a Lord of Crowns Icon Lord of Crowns or Lady of Crowns Icon Lady of Crowns, at random.

Astrologian FFXIV Left to right: Lord of Crowns, Lady of Crowns

The Lord or Lady of Crowns is displayed on the right side of the gauge once it has been drawn. It can then be activated with Crown Play Icon Crown Play.

4.

Astrologian Actions

Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
Malefic Icon Malefic Lv. 1
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.
Benefic Icon Benefic Lv. 2
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 500 Additional Effect: 15% chance next Benefic II will restore critical HP Duration: 15s
Combust Icon Combust Lv. 4
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 40 Duration: 30s
Lightspeed Icon Lightspeed Lv. 6
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Reduces cast times for spells by 2.5 seconds. Duration: 15s
Helios Icon Helios Lv. 10
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y

MP Cost: 700.0

Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 400
Ascend Icon Ascend Lv. 12
  • 8.0s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 2400.0

Resurrects target to a weakened state.
Essential Dignity Icon Essential Dignity Lv. 15
  • Instant
  • 40.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 400 Potency increases up to 900 as the target's HP decreases, reaching its maximum value when the target has 30% HP or less. Maximum Charges: 2
Benefic II Icon Benefic II Lv. 26
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 700.0

Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 800
Draw Icon Draw Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Draws a card (arcanum) from your divining deck. Only one arcanum can be drawn at a time. Arcanum effect can be triggered using the action Play. Additional Effect: Restores 5% of maximum MP Additional Effect: Grants Clarifying Draw, allowing the execution of Redraw Maximum Charges: 2
Play Icon Play Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Triggers the effect of your drawn arcanum.
Undraw Icon Undraw Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Returns the currently drawn arcanum back to your deck.
Aspected Benefic Icon Aspected Benefic Lv. 34
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 250 Additional Effect: Regen Cure Potency: 250 Duration: 15s
Redraw Icon Redraw Lv. 40
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Draws a different arcanum from your deck. Can only be executed while under the effect of Clarifying Draw.
Aspected Helios Icon Aspected Helios Lv. 42
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y

MP Cost: 800.0

Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 250 Additional Effect: Regen Cure Potency: 150 Duration: 15s
Gravity Icon Gravity Lv. 45
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 5y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 120 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Combust II Icon Combust II Lv. 46
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 50 Duration: 30s
Astrodyne Icon Astrodyne Lv. 50
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Grants an effect using the astrosigns read from your divining deck. Can only be executed after reading three astrosigns. Effects granted are determined by the number of different types of astrosigns read. 1 Sign Type: Grants Harmony of Spirit 2 Sign Types: Grants Harmony of Spirit and Harmony of Body 3 Sign Types: Grants Harmony of Spirit, Harmony of Body, and Harmony of Mind Duration: 15s Harmony of Spirit Effect: Gradually restores own MP Potency: 50 Harmony of Body Effect: Reduces spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 10% Harmony of Mind Effect: Increases damage dealt and healing potency by 5%
Divination Icon Divination Lv. 50
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Increases damage dealt by self and nearby party members by 6%. Duration: 15s
Synastry Icon Synastry Lv. 50
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Generate an aetheric bond with target party member. Each time you cast a single-target healing spell on yourself or a party member, the party member with whom you have the bond will also recover HP equaling 40% of the original spell. Duration: 20s
Malefic II Icon Malefic II Lv. 54
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 160.
Collective Unconscious Icon Collective Unconscious Lv. 58
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 8y
Creates a celestial ring around the caster. Additional Effect: Reduces damage taken by 10% and applies Wheel of Fortune to self and any party members who enter Duration: 18s Wheel of Fortune Effect: Regen Cure Potency: 100 Duration: 15s Effect ends upon using another action or moving (including facing a different direction). Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Celestial Opposition Icon Celestial Opposition Lv. 60
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 200 Additional Effect: Regen Cure Potency: 100 Duration: 15s
Earthly Star Icon Earthly Star Lv. 62
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 20y
Deploys an Earthly Star in the designated area and grants the effect of Earthly Dominance. Duration: 10s Executing Stellar Detonation while under the effect of Earthly Dominance creates a Stellar Burst dealing unaspected damage with a potency of 205 to all nearby enemies. Also restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 540 After 10s, Earthly Dominance effect is changed to Giant Dominance. Duration: 10s Waiting 10s or executing Stellar Detonation while under the effect of Giant Dominance creates a Stellar Explosion dealing unaspected damage with a potency of 310 to all nearby enemies. Also restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 720
Stellar Detonation Icon Stellar Detonation Lv. 62
  • Instant
  • 3.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 20y
While under the effect of Earthly Dominance, detonates the currently deployed Earthly Star, creating a Stellar Burst that deals unaspected damage with a potency of 205 to all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members Cure Potency: 540 While under the effect of Giant Dominance, detonates the currently deployed Earthly Star, creating a Stellar Explosion that deals unaspected damage with a potency of 310 to all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members Cure Potency: 720
Malefic III Icon Malefic III Lv. 64
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 190.
Crown Play Icon Crown Play Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Triggers the effect of your drawn arcanum.
Minor Arcana Icon Minor Arcana Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Draws either the Lord of Crowns or the Lady of Crowns from your divining deck. Arcanum effect can be triggered using the action Crown Play. Can only be executed while in combat.
Combust III Icon Combust III Lv. 72
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 55 Duration: 30s
Malefic IV Icon Malefic IV Lv. 72
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 230.
Celestial Intersection Icon Celestial Intersection Lv. 74
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Restores own or target party member's HP. Cure Potency: 200 Additional Sect Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equaling 200% of the amount of HP restored Duration: 30s Maximum Charges: 2
Horoscope Icon Horoscope Lv. 76
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 20y
Reads your fortune and those of nearby party members, granting them Horoscope. Duration: 10s Effect upgraded to Horoscope Helios upon receiving the effects of Helios or Aspected Helios. Duration: 30s Restores the HP of those under either effect when the cards are read a second time or the effect expires. Horoscope Cure Potency: 200 Horoscope Helios Cure Potency: 400
Horoscope Icon Horoscope Lv. 76
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 20y
Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Potency is determined by the Horoscope effect of party members. Effect expires upon execution. Horoscope Potency: 200 Horoscope Helios Potency: 400
Neutral Sect Icon Neutral Sect Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Increases healing magic potency by 20%. Duration: 20s Additional Effect: When casting Aspected Benefic or Aspected Helios, erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage Aspected Benefic Effect: Nullifies damage equaling 250% of the amount of HP restored Aspected Helios Effect: Nullifies damage equaling 125% of the amount of HP restored Duration: 30s
Fall Malefic Icon Fall Malefic Lv. 82
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 250.
Gravity II Icon Gravity II Lv. 82
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 5y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 130 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Exaltation Icon Exaltation Lv. 86
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Reduces damage taken by self or target party member by 10%. Duration: 8s Additional Effect: Restores HP at the end of the effect's duration Cure Potency: 500
Macrocosmos Icon Macrocosmos Lv. 90
  • Instant
  • 180.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 20y

MP Cost: 600.0

Deals unaspected damage to all nearby enemies with a potency of 250 for the first enemy, and 40% less for all remaining enemies. Additional Effect: Grants Macrocosmos to self and all nearby party members Duration: 15s Action changes to Microcosmos upon execution. For the effect's duration, 50% of damage taken is compiled. Restores HP equal to a cure of 200 potency plus compiled damage when the effect expires or upon execution of Microcosmos. Amount restored cannot exceed the target's maximum HP. This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Microcosmos Icon Microcosmos Lv. 90
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 20y
Triggers the healing effect of Macrocosmos, restoring HP equal to a cure of 200 potency plus 50% of compiled damage. Amount restored cannot exceed the target's maximum HP.
5.

Arcana

Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
The Balance Icon The Balance Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Increases damage dealt by a party member or self by 6% if target is melee DPS or tank, or 3% for all other roles. Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Grants a Solar Sign when used in combat Only one arcanum effect can be applied to a target at a time. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
The Arrow Icon The Arrow Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Increases damage dealt by a party member or self by 6% if target is melee DPS or tank, or 3% for all other roles. Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Grants a Lunar Sign when used in combat Only one arcanum effect can be applied to a target at a time. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
The Spear Icon The Spear Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Increases damage dealt by a party member or self by 6% if target is melee DPS or tank, or 3% for all other roles. Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Grants a Celestial Sign when used in combat Only one arcanum effect can be applied to a target at a time. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
The Bole Icon The Bole Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Increases damage dealt by a party member or self by 6% if target is ranged DPS or healer, or 3% for all other roles. Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Grants a Solar Sign when used in combat Only one arcanum effect can be applied to a target at a time. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
The Ewer Icon The Ewer Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Increases damage dealt by a party member or self by 6% if target is ranged DPS or healer, or 3% for all other roles. Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Grants a Lunar Sign when used in combat Only one arcanum effect can be applied to a target at a time. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
The Spire Icon The Spire Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Increases damage dealt by a party member or self by 6% if target is ranged DPS or healer, or 3% for all other roles. Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Grants a Celestial Sign when used in combat Only one arcanum effect can be applied to a target at a time. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Lord of Crowns Icon Lord of Crowns Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 20y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 250 to all nearby enemies. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Lady of Crowns Icon Lady of Crowns Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 20y
Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 400 ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
6.

Role Actions

Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
Repose Icon Repose Lv. 8
  • 2.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 600.0

Afflicts target with Sleep. Duration: 30s Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Esuna Icon Esuna Lv. 10
  • 1.0s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Removes a single detrimental effect from target.
Lucid Dreaming Icon Lucid Dreaming Lv. 14
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Gradually restores own MP. Potency: 55 Duration: 21s
Swiftcast Icon Swiftcast Lv. 18
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Next spell is cast immediately. Duration: 10s
Surecast Icon Surecast Lv. 44
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Spells can be cast without interruption. Additional Effect: Nullifies most knockback and draw-in effects Duration: 6s
Rescue Icon Rescue Lv. 48
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Instantly draws target party member to your side. Cannot be used outside of combat or when target is suffering from certain enfeeblements.
7.

Astrologian Traits

Action Name Acquired Effect
Maim and Mend Icon Maim and Mend Lv. 20

Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%.

Enhanced Benefic Icon Enhanced Benefic Lv. 36

Grants a 15% chance that your next Benefic II will restore critical HP.

Duration: 15s

Enhanced Draw Icon Enhanced Draw Lv. 40

Grants Clarifying Draw after executing Draw.

Maim and Mend II Icon Maim and Mend II Lv. 40

Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%.

Combust Mastery Icon Combust Mastery Lv. 46

Upgrades Combust to Combust II.

Enhanced Draw II Icon Enhanced Draw II Lv. 50

Grants a Solar Sign, Lunar Sign, or Celestial Sign according to your arcanum played in combat.

Malefic Mastery Icon Malefic Mastery Lv. 54

Upgrades Malefic to Malefic II.

Malefic Mastery II Icon Malefic Mastery II Lv. 64

Upgrades Malefic II to Malefic III.

Hyper Lightspeed Icon Hyper Lightspeed Lv. 68

Reduces Lightspeed recast time to 90 seconds.

Malefic Mastery III Icon Malefic Mastery III Lv. 72

Upgrades Malefic III to Malefic IV.

Combust Mastery II Icon Combust Mastery II Lv. 72

Upgrades Combust II to Combust III.

Enhanced Essential Dignity Icon Enhanced Essential Dignity Lv. 78

Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Essential Dignity.

Maximum Charges: 2

Malefic Mastery IV Icon Malefic Mastery IV Lv. 82

Upgrades Malefic IV to Fall Malefic.

Gravity Mastery Icon Gravity Mastery Lv. 82

Upgrades Gravity to Gravity II.

Enhanced Healing Magic Icon Enhanced Healing Magic Lv. 85

Increases the healing potency of Benefic to 500, Helios to 400, Benefic II to 800, Aspected Benefic to 250, Aspected Benefic's Regen effect to 250, Aspected Helios to 250, and Aspected Helios's Regen effect to 150.

Enhanced Celestial Intersection Icon Enhanced Celestial Intersection Lv. 88

Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Celestial Intersection.

Maximum Charges: 2

8.

Astrologian Lore

Ever has man coveted knowledge, and none more so than that of his fate. Thus did he labor to master the skill of foresight—but initial efforts bore little fruit. That is, until he looked to the stars above, which foretell the coming seasons, and learned to read the heavens.

Though this gift is known today as astrology, the people of Sharlayan saw fit to not only read the stars, but to write their movements as well. By attuning their aetherial energies to that of constellations, they learned to wield magicks with heretofore unseen properties.

Thus was astromancy born—a new form of magick which grants its users power over fate. Employing a star globe and divining deck in their miraculous deeds, fortune always smiles upon these masters of arcana.

9.

Changelog

  • 22 Sep. 2022 (gear page): Updated for Patch 6.2
  • 29 Aug. 2022 (Asphodelos page): Updated for 6.2
  • 29 Aug. 2022 (DPS rotation page): Updated for Patch 6.2 - Crown Play removed. Redraw now guarantees a new astrosign.
  • 29 Aug. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 6.2
  • 29 Aug. 2022 (Leveling page): Updated to reflect Patch 6.2 changes - Crown Play no longer exists. Redraw now guarantees a new astrosign.
  • 29 Aug. 2022 (healing page): Updated for Patch 6.2
  • 29 Aug. 2022 (melding page): Updated for Patch 6.2
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (Asphodelos page): Updated for 6.1
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (healing page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (melding page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (DPS rotation page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 12 Apr. 2022 (Leveling page): Updated to reflect Patch 6.1 changes - Combust duration increased from 18s to 30s.
  • 03 Apr. 2022 (Asphodelos page): Guide added.
  • 02 Apr. 2022 (Leveling page): Guide added.
  • 10 Feb. 2022 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 31 Jan. 2022 (melding page): Guide added.
  • 31 Jan. 2022 (DPS rotation page): Guide added.
  • 31 Jan. 2022 (healing page): Guide added.
  • 31 Jan. 2022 (this page): Guide added.
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