Scholar Guide — Endwalker 6.2

Last updated on Sep 04, 2022 at 05:53 by Tonto 1 comment

Scholar is a healing job in Final Fantasy XIV that conjures faeries to aid them in battle as they support and heal their allies, aided by their books and the spells they manifest. This job can only be played after reaching Level 30 and receiving the job stone as an Arcanist.

1.

What is Scholar's Playstyle?

Scholar is a healing job that coordinates its own resources and actions with those of its fairy pet. Scholar's healing kit is known for its flexibility, with a wide array of healing options from which to choose.

As a barrier healer, Scholar has access to a wide range of mitigation abilities on top of its pure heals. The fairy acts as the origin point for her actions, allowing the Scholar to heal remotely when necessary, while the Scholar themselves has access to powerful Aetherflow abilities and some of the strongest shields in the game. Skilled Scholars are able to effectively balance their resources to provide both the required healing and a high amount of party DPS for a healer.

2.

Scholar Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Access to some of the strongest mitigative actions in the game.
  • +On-demand instant cast damage spell allows free movement at a ~25% DPS cost.
  • +Generally provides the highest raid DPS of any Healer in a fully optimized party.
  • +Can heal remotely via the fairy.
X Weaknesses
  • -Loses DPS when using Aetherflow stacks on healing.
  • -Limited access to instant cast spells that don't cost DPS.
  • -Parts of the kit conflict with each other.
3.

How to Unlock Scholar

To unlock Scholar, you need to first reach level 30 on Arcanist and complete the level 30 class quest "Sinking Doesmaga." You also need to complete the level 20 main story quest "Sylph-Management." Once you have done both, talk to Murie at the Arcanist's Guild in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x4.5, y11.2) to pick up the quest "Forgotten but Not Gone." This quest unlocks Scholar.

4.

Scholar Gauges

Scholar has two job gauges which fuel several of its abilities.

Aetherflow Gauge

The Aetherflow Gauge holds up to three stacks of Aetherflow. It is fully filled upon the execution of either Aetherflow Icon Aetherflow or Dissipation Icon Dissipation. This gauge is tied to some of Scholar's most powerful healing actions, as well as a single DPS ability. Smart usage of Aetherflow stacks is a major point of Scholar's gameplay - an effective healing plan will use Aetherflow heals and free oGCD heals in place of GCD heals, and a great healing plan will even allow the Scholar to use most of its Aetherflow stacks on DPS.

Faerie Gauge

The Faerie Gauge can hold up to 100 Fae Aether. Using any Aetherflow action in combat while the fairy is summoned will generate 10 Fae Aether, regardless of whether the Scholar expended an Aetherflow stack or Recitation Icon Recitation for it. Fae Aether can be used to cast Fey Union (Aetherpact Icon Aetherpact), a channeled fairy ability that heals the target every three seconds, consuming 10 Fae Aether each time.

Faerie Gauge during Seraph

While Seraph is summoned via Summon Seraph Icon Summon Seraph, the Faerie Gauge will also display how much longer Seraph will remain on the field.

5.

Scholar Actions

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

MP Cost: 300.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.
Bio Icon Bio Lv. 2
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 300.0

Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 20 Duration: 30s
Physick Icon Physick Lv. 4
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 450
Summon Eos Icon Summon Eos Lv. 4
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 200.0

Summons the faerie Eos to fight at your side. When set to guard, automatically casts Embrace on party members who suffer damage.
Summon Selene Icon Summon Selene Lv. 4
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 200.0

Summons the faerie Selene to fight at your side. When set to guard, automatically casts Embrace on party members who suffer damage.
Resurrection Icon Resurrection Lv. 12
  • 8.0s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 2400.0

Resurrects target to a weakened state.
Whispering Dawn Icon Whispering Dawn Lv. 20
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Orders faerie to execute Whispering Dawn. If Seraph is summoned, orders her to execute Angel's Whisper. Whispering Dawn/Angel's Whisper Effect: Gradually restores the HP of all nearby party members Cure Potency: 80 Duration: 21s
Bio II Icon Bio II Lv. 26
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 300.0

Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 40 Duration: 30s
Adloquium Icon Adloquium Lv. 30
  • 2.0s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 1000.0

Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 300 Additional Effect: Grants Galvanize to target, nullifying damage equaling 180% of the amount of HP restored. When critical HP is restored, also grants Catalyze, nullifying damage equaling 180% the amount of HP restored. Duration: 30s Effect cannot be stacked with certain sage barrier effects.
Succor Icon Succor Lv. 35
  • 2.0s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y

MP Cost: 1000.0

Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 200 Additional Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equaling 160% of the amount of HP restored Duration: 30s Effect cannot be stacked with certain sage barrier effects.
Ruin II Icon Ruin II Lv. 38
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 220.
Fey Illumination Icon Fey Illumination Lv. 40
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Orders faerie to execute Fey Illumination. If Seraph is summoned, orders her to execute Seraphic Illumination. Fey Illumination/Seraphic Illumination Effect: Increases healing magic potency of all nearby party members by 10%, while reducing magic damage taken by all nearby party members by 5% Duration: 20s Effect cannot be stacked with Seraphic Illumination.
Aetherflow Icon Aetherflow Lv. 45
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Restores 20% of maximum MP. Additional Effect: Aetherflow III Can only be executed while in combat.
Energy Drain Icon Energy Drain Lv. 45
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100. Additional Effect: Absorbs a portion of damage dealt as HP Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Lustrate Icon Lustrate Lv. 45
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 600 Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Art of War Icon Art of War Lv. 46
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 165 to all nearby enemies.
Sacred Soil Icon Sacred Soil Lv. 50
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 10y
Creates a designated area in which party members will only suffer 90% of all damage inflicted. Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Regen Cure Potency: 100 Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Indomitability Icon Indomitability Lv. 52
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 400 Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Broil Icon Broil Lv. 54
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 220.
Deployment Tactics Icon Deployment Tactics Lv. 56
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 15y
Extends Galvanize effect cast on self or target to nearby party members. Duration: Time remaining on original effect No effect when target is not under the effect of Galvanize.
Emergency Tactics Icon Emergency Tactics Lv. 58
  • Instant
  • 15.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Transforms the next Galvanize and Catalyze statuses into HP recovery equaling the amount of damage reduction intended for the barrier. Duration: 15s
Dissipation Icon Dissipation Lv. 60
  • Instant
  • 180.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Orders your faerie away while granting you a full Aetherflow stack. Also increases healing magic potency by 20%. Duration: 30s Current faerie will return once the effect expires. Summon Eos or Summon Selene cannot be executed while under the effect of Dissipation. Can only be executed while in combat.
Excogitation Icon Excogitation Lv. 62
  • Instant
  • 45.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Grants self or target party member the effect of Excogitation, restoring HP when member's HP falls below 50% or upon effect duration expiration. Cure Potency: 800 Duration: 45s Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Broil II Icon Broil II Lv. 64
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 240.
Chain Stratagem Icon Chain Stratagem Lv. 66
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y
Increases rate at which target takes critical hits by 10%. Duration: 15s
Aetherpact Icon Aetherpact Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 3.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Orders faerie to execute Fey Union with target party member. Effect ends upon reuse. Faerie Gauge Cost: 10 The Faerie Gauge increases when a faerie or Seraph is summoned and an Aetherflow action is successfully executed while in combat.
Dissolve Union Icon Dissolve Union Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Dissolves current Fey Union.
Biolysis Icon Biolysis Lv. 72
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 70 Duration: 30s
Broil III Icon Broil III Lv. 72
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 255.
Recitation Icon Recitation Lv. 74
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Allows the execution of Adloquium, Succor, Indomitability, or Excogitation without consuming resources while also ensuring critical HP is restored. Duration: 15s
Fey Blessing Icon Fey Blessing Lv. 76
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Orders faerie to execute Fey Blessing. Fey Blessing Effect: Restores the HP of all nearby party members Cure Potency: 320
Consolation Icon Consolation Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Orders Seraph to execute Consolation. Consolation Effect: Restores the HP of all nearby party members Cure Potency: 250 Additional Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equaling the amount of HP restored Duration: 30s Maximum Charges: 2 ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Summon Seraph Icon Summon Seraph Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Summons Seraph to fight at your side. When set to guard, automatically casts Seraphic Veil on party members who suffer damage. Cannot summon Seraph unless a pet is already summoned. Current pet will leave the battlefield while Seraph is present, and return once gone. Duration: 22s ※Action changes to Consolation upon execution.
Art of War II Icon Art of War II Lv. 82
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 180 to all nearby enemies.
Broil IV Icon Broil IV Lv. 82
  • 1.5s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y

MP Cost: 400.0

Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 295.
Protraction Icon Protraction Lv. 86
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Increases maximum HP of a party member or self by 10% and restores the amount increased. Additional Effect: Increases HP recovery via healing actions by 10% Duration: 10s
Expedient Icon Expedient Lv. 90
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Grants Expedience and Desperate Measures to all nearby party members. Expedience Effect: Increases movement speed Duration: 10s Desperate Measures Effect: Reduces damage taken by 10% Duration: 20s
6.

Role Actions

Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
Embrace Icon Embrace Lv. 1
  • Instant
  • 3.0s
  • ↔ 40y
  • 0y
Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 180 ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
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
Whispering Dawn Icon Whispering Dawn Lv. 20
  • Instant
  • Instant
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Gradually restores the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 80 Duration: 21s ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Fey Illumination Icon Fey Illumination Lv. 40
  • Instant
  • Instant
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Increases healing magic potency of all nearby party members by 10%, while reducing magic damage taken by all nearby party members by 5%. Duration: 20s Effect cannot be stacked with Seraphic Illumination. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
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.
Fey Union Icon Fey Union Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • Instant
  • ↔ 37y
  • 0y
Gradually restores HP of party member with which faerie has a Fey Union. Cure Potency: 300 Faerie Gauge is depleted while HP is restored. Fey Union effect fades upon execution of other faerie actions. Party member must be within 30 yalms. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Fey Blessing Icon Fey Blessing Lv. 76
  • Instant
  • Instant
  • ↔ 0y
  • 20y
Restores the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 320 ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Consolation Icon Consolation Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • Instant
  • ↔ 0y
  • 20y
Restores the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 250 Additional Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equaling the amount of HP restored Duration: 30s ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Seraphic Veil Icon Seraphic Veil Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 3.0s
  • ↔ 40y
  • 0y
Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 180 Additional Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equaling the amount of HP restored Duration: 30s ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Angel's Whisper Icon Angel's Whisper Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • Instant
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Gradually restores the HP of all nearby party members. Cure Potency: 80 Duration: 21s ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Seraphic Illumination Icon Seraphic Illumination Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • Instant
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Increases healing magic potency of nearby party members by 10%, while reducing magic damage taken by nearby party members by 5%. Duration: 20s Effect cannot be stacked with Fey Illumination. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
7.

Scholar Traits

Action Name Acquired Effect
Enhanced Aethercharge Icon Enhanced Aethercharge Lv. 15

Grants Ruby Arcanum and Topaz Arcanum upon executing Aethercharge.

Maim and Mend Icon Maim and Mend Lv. 20

Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%. Also increases base damage and HP restoration of your pet by 10%.

Enhanced Aethercharge II Icon Enhanced Aethercharge II Lv. 22

Grants Ruby Arcanum, Topaz Arcanum, and Emerald Arcanum upon executing Aethercharge.

Corruption Mastery Icon Corruption Mastery Lv. 26

Upgrades Bio to Bio II.

Ruin Mastery Icon Ruin Mastery Lv. 30

Upgrades Ruin to Ruin II.

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

Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%. Also increases base damage and HP restoration of your pet by 30%.

Broil Mastery Icon Broil Mastery Lv. 54

Upgrades Ruin to Broil and increases the potency of Ruin II to 160, and Art of War to 165.

Broil Mastery II Icon Broil Mastery II Lv. 64

Upgrades Broil to Broil II and increases the potency of Ruin II to 180.

Broil Mastery III Icon Broil Mastery III Lv. 72

Upgrades Broil II to Broil III and increases the potency of Ruin II to 200.

Corruption Mastery II Icon Corruption Mastery II Lv. 72

Upgrades Bio II to Biolysis.

Enhanced Sacred Soil Icon Enhanced Sacred Soil Lv. 78

Adds an additional effect to Sacred Soil that grants healing over time.

Art of War Mastery Icon Art of War Mastery Lv. 82

Upgrades Art of War to Art of War II.

Broil Mastery IV Icon Broil Mastery IV Lv. 82

Upgrades Broil III to Broil IV and increases the potency of Ruin II to 220.

Enhanced Healing Magic Icon Enhanced Healing Magic Lv. 85

Increases the healing potency of Physick to 450, Embrace to 180, and Seraphic Veil to 180.

Increases the barrier potency of Adloquium to 180% the amount healed and Succor to 160% the amount healed.

Enhanced Deployment Tactics Icon Enhanced Deployment Tactics Lv. 88

Reduces Deployment Tactics recast time to 90 seconds.

8.

Scholar Lore

In an age long past, when mankind flourished under the radiance of arcane mastery, the island of Vylbrand was home to a city-state called Nym. Though the history of that age tells of countless wars waged with earth-shattering incantations, it was the brilliant strategic maneuvering of Nym's scholars that allowed their mundane army of mariners to throw back would-be conquerors time and again. These learned men and women defended the freedom of their tiny nation with their unique command over spell-weaving faeries, utilizing the creatures' magicks to heal the wounded and bolster the strength of their allies.

9.

Changelog

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