Warrior Guide — Endwalker 6.2

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 15:53 by Dook 4 comments

Warrior is a tank job in Final Fantasy XIV and use a combination of healing and mitigation to weather the attacks of their enemies, while responding with crushing strength using their large axes. They can only be played at Level 30, after receiving their job stone as a Marauder.

1.

What is Warrior's Playstyle?

Warriors are one of four tanks found in FFXIV, wielding a massive greataxe, as well as an extremely potent series of healing spells that allow them to comfortably regain lost health.

Warrior's core gameplay consists of building up your Beast Gauge with actions, to then unleash powerful, resource-spending moves that deal large amounts of damage to your enemies. With the use of actions such as Inner Release Icon Inner Release, you can chain together windows of large amounts of damage output, as well as keep yourself healthy and topped-off with a number of defensive and healing actions, such as Bloodwhetting Icon Bloodwhetting.

2.

Warrior Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Massive healing utility
  • +High burst windows
  • +Lowest cooldown on tank invulnerability
X Weaknesses
  • -Only tank without percentage based party mitigation
3.

How do you unlock Warrior?

Warriors require you to have already leveled the Marauder base class to level 30 before receiving your job stone to transform you into a Warrior from the "Pride and Duty (Will Take You from the Mountain)" quest, given to you by Wyrnzoen in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (x11, y6).

4.

Warrior Gauges

Warrior FFXIV Beast Gauge (No Defiance)

The Beast Gauge for Warriors has two functions: showing how much gauge you have, as well as whether or not you have Defiance Icon Defiance activated.

Warrior FFXIV Beast Gauge (Defiance)

You generate gauge by completing combos with your basic actions, such as Heavy Swing Icon Heavy Swing, Maim Icon Maim, and Storm's Path Icon Storm's Path or Storm's Eye Icon Storm's Eye, or your AoE equivalents Overpower Icon Overpower and Mythril Tempest Icon Mythril Tempest. There are also abilities that instantly generate an amount of gauge, such as Infuriate Icon Infuriate.

Warrior FFXIV Beast Gauge (50 Gauge)

To spend your Beast Gauge, there are a number of actions that can be used, and the actions available to you will change as you level, but the first ones you will acquire are Inner Beast Icon Inner Beast and Steel Cyclone Icon Steel Cyclone. These will later upgrade to Fell Cleave Icon Fell Cleave and Decimate Icon Decimate, and beyond that upgrade again while under the effect of Nascent Chaos, to Inner Chaos Icon Inner Chaos and Chaotic Cyclone Icon Chaotic Cyclone.

5.

Warrior Video Resources

If you would prefer to watch a video that provides an overview of Warrior, feel free to give the video below a watch. The video was provided by Julia Care, a member of the community on The Balance Discord server.

6.

Warrior Actions

Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
Heavy Swing Icon Heavy Swing Lv. 1
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Maim Icon Maim Lv. 4
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130. Combo Action: Heavy Swing Combo Potency: 280 Combo Bonus: Increases Beast Gauge by 10
Berserk Icon Berserk Lv. 6
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Grants 3 stacks of Berserk, each stack guaranteeing weaponskill attacks are critical and direct hits. Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Extends Surging Tempest duration by 10s to a maximum of 60s
Defiance Icon Defiance Lv. 10
  • Instant
  • 3.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Significantly increases enmity generation. Effect ends upon reuse.
Overpower Icon Overpower Lv. 10
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all nearby enemies.
Tomahawk Icon Tomahawk Lv. 15
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 20y
  • 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 150. Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Storm's Path Icon Storm's Path Lv. 26
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120. Combo Action: Maim Combo Potency: 400 Combo Bonus: Restores own HP Cure Potency: 250 Combo Bonus: Increases Beast Gauge by 20
Thrill of Battle Icon Thrill of Battle Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Increases maximum HP by 20% and restores the amount increased. Additional Effect: Increases HP recovery via healing actions on self by 20% Duration: 10s
Inner Beast Icon Inner Beast Lv. 35
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 330. Beast Gauge Cost: 50
Vengeance Icon Vengeance Lv. 38
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Reduces damage taken by 30% and delivers an attack with a potency of 55 every time you suffer physical damage. Duration: 15s
Mythril Tempest Icon Mythril Tempest Lv. 40
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies. Combo Action: Overpower Combo Potency: 150 Combo Bonus: Grants Surging Tempest, increasing damage dealt by 10% Duration: 30s Extends Surging Tempest duration by 30s to a maximum of 60s. Combo Bonus: Increases Beast Gauge by 20
Holmgang Icon Holmgang Lv. 42
  • Instant
  • 240.0s
  • ↔ 6y
  • 0y
Brace yourself for an enemy onslaught, preventing most attacks from reducing your HP to less than 1. Duration: 10s When a target is selected, halts their movement with chains.
Steel Cyclone Icon Steel Cyclone Lv. 45
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170 to all nearby enemies. Beast Gauge Cost: 50
Infuriate Icon Infuriate Lv. 50
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Increases Beast Gauge by 50. Additional Effect: Grants Nascent Chaos Duration: 30s Maximum Charges: 2 Can only be executed while in combat.
Storm's Eye Icon Storm's Eye Lv. 50
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120. Combo Action: Maim Combo Potency: 400 Combo Bonus: Grants Surging Tempest, increasing damage dealt by 10% Duration: 30s Extends Surging Tempest duration by 30s to a maximum of 60s. Combo Bonus: Increases Beast Gauge by 10
Fell Cleave Icon Fell Cleave Lv. 54
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 460. Beast Gauge Cost: 50 ※Action changes to Inner Chaos while under the effect of Nascent Chaos.
Raw Intuition Icon Raw Intuition Lv. 56
  • Instant
  • 25.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Reduces damage taken by 10%. Duration: 6s Additional Effect: Restores HP with each weaponskill successfully delivered Cure Potency: 400 Shares a recast timer with Nascent Flash.
Equilibrium Icon Equilibrium Lv. 58
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Restores own HP. Cure Potency: 1,200 Additional Effect: Gradually restores HP Cure Potency: 200 Duration: 15s
Decimate Icon Decimate Lv. 60
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 200. Beast Gauge Cost: 50 ※Action changes to Chaotic Cyclone while under the effect of Nascent Chaos.
Onslaught Icon Onslaught Lv. 62
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 20y
  • 0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 150. Maximum Charges: 3 Cannot be executed while bound.
Upheaval Icon Upheaval Lv. 64
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 350. Shares a recast timer with Orogeny.
Shake It Off Icon Shake It Off Lv. 68
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Creates a barrier around self and all nearby party members that absorbs damage totaling 15% of maximum HP. Dispels Thrill of Battle, Vengeance, and Bloodwhetting, increasing damage absorbed by 2% for each effect removed. Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members Cure Potency: 300
Inner Release Icon Inner Release Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Grants 3 stacks of Inner Release, each stack allowing the use of Fell Cleave or Decimate without cost and guaranteeing they are critical and direct hits. Additional Effect: Grants Inner Strength, nullifying Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, and most knockback and draw-in effects Duration: 15s Additional Effect: Extends Surging Tempest duration by 10s to a maximum of 60s Additional Effect: Grants Primal Rend Ready Duration: 30s
Chaotic Cyclone Icon Chaotic Cyclone Lv. 72
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers a critical direct hit with a potency of 320 to all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Reduces the recast time of Infuriate by 5 seconds Beast Gauge Cost: 50 Can only be executed while under the effect of Nascent Chaos. Effect fades upon execution. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Nascent Flash Icon Nascent Flash Lv. 76
  • Instant
  • 25.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Grants Nascent Flash to self and Nascent Glint to target party member. Nascent Flash Effect: Restores HP with each weaponskill successfully delivered Cure Potency: 400 Nascent Glint Effect: Restores HP equaling 100% of that recovered by Nascent Flash while also reducing damage taken by 10% Duration: 8s Additional Effect: Grants Stem the Flow to target, reducing damage taken by 10% Duration: 4s Additional Effect: Grants Stem the Tide to target, nullifying damage equivalent to a heal of 400 potency Duration: 20s Shares a recast timer with Bloodwhetting.
Inner Chaos Icon Inner Chaos Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers a critical direct hit with a potency of 650. Additional Effect: Reduces the recast time of Infuriate by 5 seconds Beast Gauge Cost: 50 Can only be executed while under the effect of Nascent Chaos. Effect fades upon execution. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Bloodwhetting Icon Bloodwhetting Lv. 82
  • Instant
  • 25.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Reduces damage taken by 10%. Duration: 8s Additional Effect: Restores HP with each weaponskill successfully delivered Cure Potency: 400 Additional Effect: Grants Stem the Flow Stem the Flow Effect: Reduces damage taken by 10% Duration: 4s Additional Effect: Grants Stem the Tide Stem the Tide Effect: Creates a barrier around self that absorbs damage equivalent to a heal of 400 potency Duration: 20s Shares a recast timer with Nascent Flash.
Orogeny Icon Orogeny Lv. 86
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies. Shares a recast timer with Upheaval.
Primal Rend Icon Primal Rend Lv. 90
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 20y
  • 5y
Jumps to the target and delivers a critical direct hit to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 700 for the first enemy, and 70% less for all remaining enemies. Stacks of Inner Release are not consumed upon execution. Can only be executed while under the effect of Primal Rend Ready, granted by Inner Release. Cannot be executed while bound.
7.

Role Actions

Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
Rampart Icon Rampart Lv. 8
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Reduces damage taken by 20%. Duration: 20s
Low Blow Icon Low Blow Lv. 12
  • Instant
  • 25.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Stuns target. Duration: 5s
Provoke Icon Provoke Lv. 15
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y
Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list while gaining additional enmity.
Interject Icon Interject Lv. 18
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Interrupts the use of a target's action.
Reprisal Icon Reprisal Lv. 22
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 10%. Duration: 10s
Arm's Length Icon Arm's Length Lv. 32
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects. Duration: 6s Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck Duration: 15s
Shirk Icon Shirk Lv. 48
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y
Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.
8.

Warrior Traits

Action Name Acquired Effect
Tank Mastery Icon Tank Mastery Lv. 1

Reduces damage taken by 20%. Furthermore, grants a bonus to maximum HP based on your vitality attribute, and a bonus to damage dealt based on your strength attribute.

The Beast Within Icon The Beast Within Lv. 35

Increases Beast Gauge when landing Maim or Storm's Path in a combo.

Inner Beast Mastery Icon Inner Beast Mastery Lv. 54

Upgrades Inner Beast to Fell Cleave.

Steel Cyclone Mastery Icon Steel Cyclone Mastery Lv. 60

Upgrades Steel Cyclone to Decimate.

Enhanced Infuriate Icon Enhanced Infuriate Lv. 66

Reduces Infuriate recast time by 5 seconds upon landing Inner Beast, Steel Cyclone, Fell Cleave, or Decimate on most targets.

Berserk Mastery Icon Berserk Mastery Lv. 70

Upgrades Berserk to Inner Release.

Nascent Chaos Icon Nascent Chaos Lv. 72

Infuriate grants the effect of Nascent Chaos, upgrading Decimate to Chaotic Cyclone. Upon reaching level 80, Nascent Chaos will also upgrade Fell Cleave to Inner Chaos.

Duration: 30s

Mastering the Beast Icon Mastering the Beast Lv. 74

Increases Beast Gauge when landing Mythril Tempest in a combo.

Enhanced Shake It Off Icon Enhanced Shake It Off Lv. 76

Adds a healing effect to Shake It Off.

Cure Potency: 300

Enhanced Thrill of Battle Icon Enhanced Thrill of Battle Lv. 78

Adds an additional effect to Thrill of Battle that increases HP recovery via healing actions by 20%.

Enhanced Nascent Flash Icon Enhanced Nascent Flash Lv. 82

Extends the duration of Nascent Flash and Nascent Glint to 8 seconds.

Grants Stem the Flow to target, reducing damage taken by 10%.

Duration: 4s

Grants Stem the Tide to target, nullifying damage equivalent to a heal of 400 potency.

Duration: 20s

Raw Intuition Mastery Icon Raw Intuition Mastery Lv. 82

Upgrades Raw Intuition to Bloodwhetting.

Enhanced Equilibrium Icon Enhanced Equilibrium Lv. 84

Grants healing over time to self.

Cure Potency: 200

Duration: 15s

Melee Mastery Icon Melee Mastery Lv. 84

Increases the potency of Heavy Swing to 200, Maim to 130, Storm's Path to 120, and Storm's Eye to 120.

Enhanced Onslaught Icon Enhanced Onslaught Lv. 88

Allows a third charge of Onslaught.

9.

Warrior Lore

On the northernmost edge of Abalathia's Spine exists a mountain tribe renowned for producing fearsome mercenaries. Wielding greataxes and known as warriors, these men and women learn to harness their inner-beasts and translate that power to unbridled savagery on the battlefield.

In former times which saw war waged ceaselessly in Eorzea, the warriors featured prominently on the front lines of battle. With the arrival of peacetime, however, their art has descended into the shadows of obscurity, where it remains to this day.

10.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (rotation page): Updated for Patch 6.2.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 6.2.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (melding page): Updated for Patch 6.2.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Updated for Patch 6.2.
  • 30 Apr. 2022 (rotation page): Added AoE and Mitigation sections.
  • 22 Apr. 2022 (rotation page): Page added.
  • 22 Apr. 2022 (this page): Page reviewed for Patch 6.1.
  • 22 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Reviewed for Patch 6.1.
  • 22 Apr. 2022 (melding page): Page reviewed for Patch 6.1.
  • 31 Jan. 2022 (this page): Guide added.
  • 31 Jan. 2022 (melding page): Guide added.
  • 31 Jan. 2022 (gear page): Guide added.
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