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To catch the fish you want, you must first know what the fish wants. Only once their prize is at stake can you tantalize and tempt your prey to taste the forbidden tackle.

The Fisher is a Disciple of the Land in Final Fantasy XIV that performs fishing, a form of gathering.

Overview[]

Fishers are the harvesters of the realm's marine and freshwater animal resources.
The trade rose to prominence in the nation of Limsa Lominsa, owing to the plentiful waters upon and around Vylbrand island. Be it from the shore of a sea, the bank of a river, or the deck of a boat, Eorzea's anglers must constantly account for a wide range of factors to optimize their success, including season, time, place, tools, and bait.

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Fishers, as their name suggests, harvest the realm's vast marine and freshwater animal resources. The goods they obtain from their catch place them in direct dealings with both Culinarians and Goldsmiths. Fishers desire to catch bigger fish than their last. This desire is what drives them to conquer perilous environments, just to find desirable fishing holes, be it on or offshore, above or below ground.

Gameplay[]

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Equipment[]

A lalafellin fisher with the Tacklefiend's Rod and armor.

Fishers use fishing rods as their primary tool and spearfishing gigs as their secondary. Their armor is primarily made up of "Gathering" gear that they share with other disciples of the land. Gathering gear provides bonuses to the gathering, perception, and GP attributes. The Gathering and perception attributes respectively improve the chance of successfully gathering an item and the chance of receiving a high quality version of said item. GP is the resource they use in place of MP for their abilities.

Lists of fisher equipment

Fisher's Tools Fisher's Tools (Primary|Secondary)

Head Head
Body Body
Hands Hands
Waist Waist
Legs Legs
Feet Feet

Earrings Earrings
Necklaces Necklaces
Bracelets Bracelets
Rings Rings



Abilities[]

Class actions[]

Action Level GP Cost Recast
Bait
Bait from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
1
Select the bait to apply to your line.
Cast
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1
Cast your line and begin fishing.
Hook
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1
Attempt to hook the fish nibbling on the bait.
Quit
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1
Abandon fishing and stow your equipment.
Cast Light
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1
Lights up the tip of your fishing rod.
Sneak
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8
Tread quietly, enabling you to avoid enemies up to four levels above your own.
Patience
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15 200
Increases the chance of landing an HQ fish by 50% while reducing Hook efficiency by 40%.
Duration: 60s

Cancels current mooching opportunity.

Powerful Hookset
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15 50
Negates the Inefficient Hooking status. Has no effect on certain fish with a weak bite.
Precision Hookset
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15 50
Negates the Inefficient Hooking status. Has no effect on certain fish with a strong bite.
Release
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22
Unhook a fish (including all those of the same type subsequently caught at your current location) and release it back into the wild.
Has no effect on fish that have yet to be logged in the Fish Guide.
Release List
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22
Select fish to be automatically released upon catching them at a given fishing hole.
Settings are reset upon putting away rod.
Has no effect on fish that have yet to be logged in the Fish Guide.
Mooch
Mooch from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
25
Use the fish already hooked to your line to attract even larger prey.
Snagging
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36
Adds extra hooks to the line, making it possible to land normally uncatchable fish and items.
Collect
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50 Complete quest "Inscrutable Tastes"
Readies the catch to retain as a collectable.
Chum
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54 145
Reduces the amount of time for the next fish to bite.

Cancels current mooching opportunity.

Fish Eyes
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57 550
Open your five senses to the surrounding environment, detecting fish in a given body of water without regard for their normal hours of activity.
Has no effect on certain fish.
Duration: 60s

Cancels current mooching opportunity.

Patience II
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60 Complete quest "Carpe Diem" 560
Increases the chance of landing an HQ fish by 80% while reducing Hook efficiency by 75%. Increases the likelihood of catching larger fish.
Duration: 145s

Cancels current mooching opportunity.

Gig
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61 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience"
Attempt to catch a fish using your gig.
Gig Head
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61 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience"
Replace the head on your gig with one of a different size.
Fathom
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61 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience"
Survey the seas to locate teeming waters.
Shark Eye
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61 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience" 20s
Survey the seas to locate the nearest teeming waters within skill range. Can only execute while Fathom is active.
Duration: 15s
Mooch II
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63 Complete quest "A Rousing Reunion" 100 180s
Use any fish already hooked to your line to attract even larger prey.
Duration: 15s
Veteran Trade
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63 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience" 200
Prevent catching the same fish you just caught. Has no effect on some fish.
Overwrites the effect of Identical Gig upon execution.
Calm Waters
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64 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience" 300
Grants another spearfishing attempt.
Double Hook
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65 Complete quest "Search for the Spawning Grounds" 400
Hook multiple fish in a single cast. Yield is determined by fish type and your gathering rating. Some fish cannot be double hooked.
Shark Eye II
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65 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience" 20s
Survey the landscape to locate the highest-level teeming waters within skill range. Can only execute while Fathom is active.
Duration: 15s
Truth of Oceans
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65 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience"
Further survey the seas to uncover the nearest swimming shadows within skill range.
Salvage
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67 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience"
Occasionally discover treasure maps while spearfishing.
Bountiful Catch
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68 Complete quest "Always a Bigger Fish" 200
Increases the number of items obtained on your next spearfishing attempt. Yield is determined by fish type and your gathering rating. Some fish cannot be double speared.
Nature's Bounty
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69 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience" 100
Increases the chance of landing a large catch on your next spearfishing attempt.
Surface Slap
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71 200
Prevent hooking the same fish you just caught. Has no effect on some fish.
Duration: 15s

Effect ends after hooking a fish. Cancels current mooching opportunity.
Overwrites the effect of Identical Cast upon execution.

Identical Gig
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77 350
Ensures you catch the same fish you previously caught. Has no effect on some fish.
Overwrites the effect of Veteran Trade upon execution.
Identical Cast
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79 350
Ensures you hook the same fish you previously caught. Has no effect on some fish.
Duration: 15s

Effect ends after hooking a fish, and cannot be used for consecutive casts. Cancels current mooching opportunity.
Effect is canceled if the same fish cannot be caught at your current fishing location.
Overwrites the effect of Surface Slap upon execution.

Traits[]

Action Level Description
Gulleye
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15 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 15.
Auto Sneak
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27 Automatically activates Sneak upon changing your class to miner. Effect is also automatically activated upon changing areas.
Dunefishing
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35 Allows you to cast your fishing line into the desert sands.
Gulleye II
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35 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 35.
Double Mooching
Double Mooching from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
40 Allows you to mooch with a mooched fish.
Skyfishing
Skyfishing from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
45 Allows you to cast your line into the clouds.
Gulleye III
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50 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 50.
Cloudfishing
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53 Complete quest "The Icepick Challenge" Allows you to cast your line from floating islands.
Gulleye IV
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55 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 55.
Hellfishing
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55 Complete quest "Invasion of the Supper Snatchers" Allows you to cast your line into magma.
Aetherfishing
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58 Complete quest "One Man's Fish Is Another Man's Poison" Allows you to cast your line into aetherochemical spills.
Gulleye V
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60 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 60.
Auto Fathom
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61 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience" Automatically activates Fathom upon changing your class to fisher.
Fish Whisperer
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63 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience" Allows you to better identify the characteristics of teeming waters.
Gulleye VI
Gulleye VI from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
65 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 65.
Saltfishing
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68 Allows you to cast your line into salt lakes.
Gulleye VII
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70 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 70.
Enhanced GP Regeneration
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70 Complete quest "Farewell, and Thanks for the Fish" Raises base GP regeneration rate by one.
One with the Ocean
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70 Complete quest "A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience" Automatically activates Truth of Oceans upon changing your class to fisher.
Gulleye VIII
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75 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 75.
Gulleye IX
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80 Allows you to discern the location of fishing holes up to level 80.
Enhanced GP Regeneration II
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80 Raises base GP regeneration rate by a total of two.

Removed actions[]

The following abilities have been removed. Removed abilities will still appear on the hotbar, their icon greyed out icon with a red strikethrough. They will have no effect and must be removed by the player. The given statistics represent their last form before their removal.

Action Level GP Cost Recast
Stealth
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8
Conceal yourself and tread quietly, reducing movement speed, but enabling you to avoid enemies level 20 and below.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Fisher appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Water-elemental Backup cards.

Behind the scenes[]

Prior to Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Fishers did not use GP for any of their abilities.

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External links[]

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