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FFXIV: Endwalker Reaper and Sage jobs explained

How to unlock and play FFXIV’s newest jobs.

Endwalker is finally here, ending the 10-year storyline of Final Fantasy XIV and destroying the sleep schedules of players worldwide.

Along with a thrilling new questline, the biggest addition for Endwalker’s launch is the introduction of two new jobs: Reaper and Sage.

Here’s how to unlock both new Endwalker Jobs and tips for how to play them.

Before you begin

The Reaper and Sage starting quests will you give a basic set of level 70 gear, but there’s a good way to get a leg up with much higher quality equipment.

Enna in Rhalgr’s Reach (X: 13.8, Y: 11.6) sells top-of-the-line Augmented Scaevan gear in exchange for Allagan Tomestones of Poetics. You’ll want the Healing set for Sage and the Maiming set for Reaper.

If you happen to have any (now-useless) Tomestones of Allegory or Revelation, you can trade those for Tomestones of Poetics with Auriana in Mor Dhona (X: 22.7, Y: 6.6).

Reaper

How to unlock Reaper

Head to Ul’dah and speak to the Flustered Attendant in the Steps of Nald (X:12.8, Y:8.6), right across the street from the Adventurer’s Guild aetheryte.

How to play Reaper

Reaper is a melee DPS Job with a unique rotation. Your basic attacks build a Soul Gauge, which you can spend to summon a voidsent avatar for much more powerful attacks.

Before attacking any target, use Shadow of Death for single targets or Whorl of Death for groups. These attacks increase your damage by 10 percent against anything they hit for 30 seconds.

At level 70, your single-target combo is Slice, Waxing Slice, and Infernal Slice. Against multiple targets, it’s Spinning Scythe, Nightmare Scythe. Each attack adds 10 to your Soul Gauge.

Use Soul Slice or Soul Scythe whenever they’re available. They add 50 points to your Soul Gauge on a 30-second cooldown timer.

Once you hit 50 Soul Gauge, you can summon your avatar using Blood Stalk (single-target) or Grim Swathe (AoE), then follow up with Gibbet or Gallows (single-target) or Guillotine (AoE).

Sage

How to unlock Sage

Talk to the Sharlayan Maiden at Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X: 9.4, Y: 12.9), just south of the Aetheryte Plaza.

How to play Sage

The barrier healer Sage uses the automatically refilling Addersgall resource along with mana to cast healing and shield spells.

Your key ability at level 70 is Kardia. Cast this on your group’s tank and they’ll be healed every time you deal damage.

Eukrasia is equally important. It turns your damaging Dosis spell into a damage-over-time effect and adds a shield to your Diagnosis (single-target) and Prognosis (AoE) heals.

Taurochole (single-target) and Kerachole (AoE) reduce damage their targets take for 15 seconds, provide healing, and restore your mana. Each costs 1 Addersgall to cast.

Haima casts a barrier that’s reapplied up to five times when it breaks, making it a great choice when multiple attacks are incoming. Zoe and Soteria boost your next heal and amplify Kardia’s effects, respectively.

Unlike Reaper, Sage doesn’t have a rotation that works in every situation. Balance mana and Addersgall abilities so you don’t run out of either, and always apply barriers before damage comes in rather than trying to heal afterward.