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Pictomancer [ˈpɪk.toʊˌmæn.sər] is a Disciple of Magic job in Final Fantasy XIV. It is available as part of the Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail expansion, and unlocks upon acquiring the expansion, having a disciple of war or magic at level 80 and clearing its initial Job quest in Gridania. The job begins at level 80 and has no associated class.


Profile[]

Pictomancer render from FFXIV DT

An Elezen pictomancer.

Though the Fifth Astral Era is most famously associated with the War of the Magi, a wealth of lesser-known legends were forged in that bygone age. Among them is the tale of Archon Relm, an itinerant artist and mage who relinquished her traditional staff for a magicked brush. With it, she would render abstract images to life, establishing an entirely new school of magic in so doing. Masters of this arcane discipline follow in the Archon's footsteps, wielding vibrant hues of aether to invoke all manner of fantastical beasts, weapons, and landscapes from their mind's eye─for the source of a pictomancer's power lies not in their artistic skill, but the richness of their imagination, with which they strive to paint a brighter future.

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Pictomancer is a magical DPS with some support abilities. Unlike other magic ranged DPS that have support abilities, they do not have access to any spells based on Raise Raise.

Story[]

History[]

Pictomancy was an esoteric art passed down by a legendary member of the Twelve Archons from the Fifth Astral Era, Relm, who helped the needy during the War of the Magi. This job works in the medium of mixed aether, wielding a specialized brush to render their imaginings reality.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker[]

Krile Maya Baldesion became a pictomancer shortly before traveling to Tural, after she grew tired of always needing to stay behind when her friends went into danger.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail[]

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Equipment[]

Pictomancers wield a brush. Their armor is primarily made up of "Casting" gear, armor with low physical defense and high magic defense that they share with other magical DPS classes.

The primary attribute for pictomancers is intelligence, which boosts their attack magic potency, and should always be prioritized over other attributes. As a DPS discipline, they draw the most benefit from the critical hit, direct hit, spell speed, and determination secondary attributes, which all improve their damage dealing capabilities in some way.

Job Gauge[]

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Abilities[]

Job Actions[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Radius
Fire in Red
File:Fire in Red from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
1 Spell 1.5s 2.5s 300 MP 25y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 220 (Pictomancy Mastery 280, Pictomancy Mastery II 340, Pictomancy Mastery III 380, Pictomancy Mastery IV 440).
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues
Duration: 30s

Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.

Action changes to Aero in Green under the effect of Aetherhues.

Aero in Green
File:Aero in Green from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
5 Spell 1.5s 2.5s 300 MP 25y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 260 (Pictomancy Mastery 320, Pictomancy Mastery II 380, Pictomancy Mastery III 420, Pictomancy Mastery IV 480).
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues II
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed while under the effect of Aetherhues.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Fire in Red changes to Aero in Green when requirements for execution are met.

Action changes to Water in Blue under the effect of Aetherhues II.

Tempera Coat
File:Tempera Coat from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
10 Ability Instant 120s
Creates a barrier around self that absorbs damage totaling 20% of maximum HP.
Duration: 10s

Reduces the recast time of Tempera Coat by 60 seconds when barrier is completely absorbed.

Enhanced Tempera Action optionally changes to Tempera Grassa upon execution.

Water in Blue
File:Water in Blue from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
15 Spell 1.5s 2.5s 300 MP 25y
Deals water damage with a potency of 300 (Pictomancy Mastery 360, Pictomancy Mastery II 420, Pictomancy Mastery III 460, Pictomancy Mastery IV 520).
Palette Gauge Additional Effect: Increases Palette Gauge by 25
Enhanced Artistry Additional Effect: Grants White Paint
Enhanced Artistry Maximum Stacks: 5

Can only be executed while under the effect of Aetherhues II.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Aero in Green changes to Water in Blue when requirements for execution are met.

Smudge
File:Smudge from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
20 Ability Instant 20s
Quickly dash 15 yalms forward.
Enhanced Smudge Additional Effect: Increases movement speed
Enhanced Smudge Duration: 5s

Cannot be executed while bound.

Fire II in Red
File:Fire II in Red from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
25 Spell 1.5s 2.5s 300 MP 25y 5y radius
Deals fire damage with a potency of 80 (Pictomancy Mastery II 100, Pictomancy Mastery IV 120).
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues
Duration: 30s

Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.

Action changes to Aero II in Green under the effect of Aetherhues.

Creature Motif
File:Creature Motif from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
30 Spell 3s 4s
Paints a creature motif.
This action changes when placed on the hotbar in the order of Pom Motif, Wing Motif, (Enhanced Pictomancy IV Claw Motif, and Maw Motif) when executed in succession.
Cast immediately when used outside of combat.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
Living Muse
File:Living Muse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
30 Ability Instant 40s
Render your depiction of a creature to life.
This action changes to Pom Muse, Winged Muse, (Enhanced Pictomancy IV Winged Muse, or Fanged Muse) based on your current motif.
Maximum Charges: 2 (Enhanced Pictomancy IV 3)

Can only be executed when a Creature Motif is depicted on the Creature Canvas.

Mog of the Ages
File:Mog of the Ages from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
30 Ability Instant 30s 25y 25y line
Render your moogle portrait to life, dealing unaspected damage to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 700 (Pictomancy Mastery 1,100, Pictomancy Mastery III 1,300) for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while Moogle Portrait is active.

Action changes to Retribution of the Madeen under the effect of Madeen Portrait.

Pom Motif
File:Pom Motif from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
30 Spell 3s 4s
Paints a pom.
Cast immediately when used outside of combat.
The Creature Canvas must be empty to execute this action.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Creature Motif changes to Pom Motif when requirements for execution are met.
Wing Motif
File:Wing Motif from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
30 Spell 3s 4s
Paints a pair of wings.
Cast immediately when used outside of combat.
The Creature Canvas must be empty to execute this action.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Creature Motif changes to Wing Motif when requirements for execution are met.
Pom Muse
File:Pom Muse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
30 Ability Instant 40s 25y 5y radius
Render a rain of poms, dealing unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 600 (Pictomancy Mastery 1,000, Pictomancy Mastery III 1,100) for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Adds Depiction of Pom to the Creature Canvas
Maximum Charges: 2 (Enhanced Pictomancy IV 3)

Can only be executed while a pom is painted on the Creature Canvas.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Living Muse changes to Pom Muse when requirements for execution are met.

Winged Muse
File:Winged Muse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
30 Ability Instant 40s 25y 5y radius
Render a pair of windborne wings, dealing unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 600 (Pictomancy Mastery 1,000, Pictomancy Mastery III 1,100) for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Adds Depiction of Wings to the Creature Canvas

Also paints a Moogle Portrait when Depiction of Pom and Depiction of Wings are rendered on the Creature Canvas

Maximum Charges: 2 (Enhanced Pictomancy IV 3)

Can only be executed while a pair of wings is painted on the Creature Canvas.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Living Muse changes to Winged Muse when requirements for execution are met.

Aero II in Green
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35 Spell 1.5s 2.5s 300 MP 25y 5y radius
Deals wind damage with a potency of 100 (Pictomancy Mastery II 120, Pictomancy Mastery IV 140).
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues II
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed while under the effect of Aetherhues.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Fire II in Red changes to Aero II in Green when requirements for execution are met.

Action changes to Water II in Blue under the effect of Aetherhues II.

Water II in Blue
File:Water II in Blue from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
45 Spell 1.5s 2.5s 300 MP 25y 5y radius
Deals water damage with a potency of 120 (Pictomancy Mastery II 140, Pictomancy Mastery IV 160).
Palette Gauge Additional Effect: Increases Palette Gauge by 25
Enhanced Artistry Additional Effect: Grants White Paint
Enhanced Artistry Maximum Stacks: 5

Can only be executed while under the effect of Aetherhues II.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Aero II in Green changes to Water II in Blue when requirements for execution are met.

Weapon Motif
File:Weapon Motif from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
50 Spell 3s 4s
Paints a weapon motif.
This action changes to Hammer Motif when placed on the hotbar.
Cast immediately when used outside of combat.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
Steel Muse
File:Steel Muse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
50 Ability Instant 60s
Render your depiction of a weapon to life.
This action changes to Striking Muse based on your current motif.
Enhanced Pictomancy II Maximum Charges: 2

Can only be executed in combat and when a Weapon Motif is depicted on the Weapon Canvas.

Hammer Stamp
File:Hammer Stamp from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
50 Spell Instant 2.5s 25y 5y radius
Deals unaspected damage as a critical direct hit with a potency of 300 (Pictomancy Mastery 380, Pictomancy Mastery II 480, Pictomancy Mastery III 520, Pictomancy Mastery IV 560) for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Hammer Time.

Enhanced Pictomancy II Action changes to Hammer Brush upon execution.

Hammer Motif
File:Hammer Motif from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
50 Spell 3s 4s
Paints a hammer.
Cast immediately when used outside of combat.
Cannot be executed while under the effect of Hammer Time.
The Weapon Canvas must be empty to execute this action.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Weapon Motif changes to Hammer Motif when requirements for execution are met.
Striking Muse
File:Striking Muse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
50 Ability Instant 60s
Render a mighty hammer, granting three stacks of Hammer Time.
Duration: 30s
Enhanced Pictomancy II Maximum Charges: 2

Can only be executed while in combat and when a hammer is painted on the Weapon Canvas.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Steel Muse changes to Striking Muse when requirements for execution are met.

Blizzard in Cyan
File:Blizzard in Cyan from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
60 Spell 2.3s 3.3s 400 MP 25y
Deals ice damage with a potency of 520 (Pictomancy Mastery II 630, Pictomancy Mastery III 700, Pictomancy Mastery IV 800).
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed while under the effect of Subtractive Palette.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.

Action changes to Stone in Yellow under the effect of Aetherhues.

Blizzard II in Cyan
File:Blizzard II in Cyan from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
60 Spell 2.3s 3.3s 400 MP 25y 5y radius
Deals ice damage with a potency of 180 (Pictomancy Mastery II 220, Pictomancy Mastery IV 240).
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed while under the effect of Subtractive Palette.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.

Action changes to Stone II in Yellow under the effect of Aetherhues.

Subtractive Palette
File:Subtractive Palette from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
60 Ability Instant 1s
Grants 3 stacks of Subtractive Palette.
Enhanced Palette Additional Effect: Grants Monochrome Tones
Enhanced Palette Monochrome Tones Effect: Converts one stack of White Paint into Black Paint

Cannot be cast while under the effect of Subtractive Palette.

Palette Gauge Cost: 50
Stone in Yellow
File:Stone in Yellow from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
60 Spell 2.3s 3.3s 400 MP 25y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 560 (Pictomancy Mastery II 670, Pictomancy Mastery III 740, Pictomancy Mastery IV 840).
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues II
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed while under the effect of Subtractive Palette and Aetherhues.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Blizzard in Cyan changes to Stone in Yellow when requirements for execution are met.

Action changes to Thunder in Magenta under the effect of Aetherhues II.

Thunder in Magenta
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60 Spell 2.3s 3.3s 400 MP 25y
Deals lightning damage with a potency of 600 (Pictomancy Mastery II 710, Pictomancy Mastery III 780, Pictomancy Mastery IV 880).
Enhanced Artistry Additional Effect: Grants White Paint
Enhanced Artistry Maximum Stacks: 5

Can only be executed while under the effect of Subtractive Palette and Aetherhues II.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Stone in Yellow changes to Thunder in Magenta when requirements for execution are met.

Stone II in Yellow
File:Stone II in Yellow from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
60 Spell 2.3s 3.3s 400 MP 25y 5y radius
Deals earth damage with a potency of 200 (Pictomancy Mastery II 240, Pictomancy Mastery IV 260).
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues II
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed while under the effect of Subtractive Palette and Aetherhues.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Blizzard II in Cyan changes to Stone II in Yellow when requirements for execution are met.

Action changes to Thunder II in Magenta under the effect of Aetherhues II.

Thunder II in Magenta
File:Thunder II in Magenta from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
60 Spell 2.3s 3.3s 400 MP 25y 5y radius
Deals lightning damage with a potency of 220 (Pictomancy Mastery II 260, Pictomancy Mastery IV 280).
Enhanced Artistry Additional Effect: Grants White Paint
Enhanced Artistry Maximum Stacks: 5

Can only be executed while under the effect of Subtractive Palette and Aetherhues II.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Stone II in Yellow changes to Thunder II in Magenta when requirements for execution are met.

Landscape Motif
File:Landscape Motif from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
70 Spell 3s 4s
Paints a landscape motif.
This action changes to Starry Sky Motif when placed on the hotbar.
Cast immediately when used outside of combat.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
Scenic Muse
File:Scenic Muse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
70 Ability Instant 120s
Render your depiction of a landscape to life.
This action changes to Starry Muse based on your current motif.
Can only be executed in combat and when a Landscape Motif is depicted on the Landscape Canvas.
Starry Sky Motif
File:Starry Sky Motif from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
70 Spell 3s 4s
Paints a starry sky.
Cast immediately when used outside of combat.
Cannot be executed while under the effect of Starry Muse.
The Landscape Canvas must be empty to execute this action.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Landscape Motif changes to Starry Sky Motif when requirements for execution are met.
Starry Muse
File:Starry Muse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
70 Ability Instant 120s 30y radius
Render a star streaming sky over a magicked landscape, increasing damage dealt by self and nearby party members by 5%.
Duration: 20s
Additional Effect: Grants Subtractive Spectrum
Duration: 30s
Enhanced Pictomancy Additional Effect: Grants Inspiration and 5 stacks of Hyperphantasia

Enhanced Pictomancy Stacks of Hyperphantasia are consumed upon casting certain spells while under the effect of Inspiration.

Enhanced Pictomancy Duration: 30s
Enhanced Pictomancy Inspiration Effect: Reduces cast time and recast time of Star Prism and aetherhue spells by 25% while standing within the bounds of the magicked landscape

Enhanced Pictomancy Effect expires when all stacks of Hyperphantasia are consumed.

Enhanced Pictomancy III Additional Effect: Grants Rainbow Bright upon consuming all 5 stacks of Hyperphantasia
Enhanced Pictomancy III Duration: 30s
Enhanced Pictomancy III Rainbow Bright Effect: Rainbow Drip can be cast immediately and has a reduced recast timer
Enhanced Pictomancy V Additional Effect: Grants Starstruck
Enhanced Pictomancy V Duration: 20s

Can only be executed while a starry sky is painted on the Landscape Canvas.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Scenic Muse changes to Starry Muse when requirements for execution are met.

Holy in White
File:Holy in White from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
80 Spell Instant 2.5s 300 MP 25y 5y radius
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 420 (Pictomancy Mastery III 460, Pictomancy Mastery IV 520) for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while under the effect of White Paint.
Cannot be executed while under the effect of Monochrome Tones.
White Paint Cost: 1

Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.

Hammer Brush
File:Hammer Brush from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
86 Spell Instant 2.5s 25y 5y radius
Deals unaspected damage as a critical direct hit with a potency of 580 (Pictomancy Mastery IV 620) for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.

Combo Action: Hammer Stamp Can only be executed while under the effect of Hammer Time.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
※Hammer Stamp changes to Hammer Brush when requirements for execution are met.

Action changes to Polishing Hammer upon execution.

Polishing Hammer
File:Polishing Hammer from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
86 Spell Instant 2.5s 25y 5y radius
Deals unaspected damage as a critical direct hit with a potency of 640 (Pictomancy Mastery IV 680) for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.

Combo Action: Hammer Brush Can only be executed while under the effect of Hammer Time.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Hammer Brush changes to Polishing Hammer when requirements for execution are met.

Tempera Grassa
File:Tempera Grassa from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
88 Ability Instant 1s 30y radius
Removes Tempera Coat to create a barrier around self and all nearby party members that absorbs damage totaling 10% of maximum HP.
Duration: 10s

Reduces the recast time of Tempera Coat by 30 seconds when barrier is completely absorbed.
Can only be executed when under the effect of Tempera Coat.

Comet in Black
File:Comet in Black from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
90 Spell Instant 3.3s 400 MP 25y 5y radius
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 780 (Pictomancy Mastery IV 880) for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Black Paint and Monochrome Tones.
Black Paint Cost: 1

Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.

Rainbow Drip
File:Rainbow Drip from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
92 Spell 4s 6s 25y 25y line
Deals unaspected damage to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 1,000 for the first enemy, and 85% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Grants White Paint
Maximum Stacks: 5

When Rainbow Bright is active, Rainbow Drip can be cast immediately and its recast timer is reduced.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.

Claw Motif
File:Claw Motif from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
96 Spell 3s 4s
Paints a claw.
Cast immediately when used outside of combat.
The Creature Canvas must be empty to execute this action.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Creature Motif changes to Claw Motif when requirements for execution are met.
Maw Motif
File:Maw Motif from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
96 Spell 3s 4s
Paints a set of fangs.
Cast immediately when used outside of combat.
The Creature Canvas must be empty to execute this action.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Creature Motif changes to Maw Motif when requirements for execution are met.
Clawed Muse
File:Clawed Muse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
96 Ability Instant 40s 25y 5y radius
Render a sharpened claw, dealing unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 1,100 for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Adds Depiction of Claw to the Creature Canvas
Maximum Charges: 3

Can only be executed while a claw is painted on the Creature Canvas.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Living Muse changes to Clawed Muse when requirements for execution are met.

Fanged Muse
File:Fanged Muse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
96 Ability Instant 40s 25y 5y radius
Render a set of ferocious fangs, dealing unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 1,100 for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Adds Depiction of Fangs to the Creature Canvas

Also paints a Madeen Portrait when Depiction of Pom, Depiction of Wings, Depiction of Claw, and Depiction of Fangs are rendered on the Creature Canvas.
All depictions are removed from the canvas upon execution.

Maximum Charges: 3

Can only be executed while fangs are painted on the Creature Canvas.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Living Muse changes to Fanged Muse when requirements for execution are met.

Retribution of the Madeen
File:Retribution of the Madeen from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
96 Ability Instant 30s 25y 25y line
Render your Madeen portrait to life, dealing unaspected damage to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 1,400 for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while Madeen Portrait is active.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Mog of the Ages changes to Retribution of the Madeen when requirements for execution are met.
Star Prism
File:Star Prism from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
100 Spell Instant 2.5s 25y 5y radius
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,400 for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Restores HP of all party members within 30 yalms of target
Cure Potency: 400

Can only be executed while under the effect of Starstruck.
Consumes a stack of Hyperphantasia if available upon execution.

Role Actions[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area
Addle
Addle from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Magic Ranged DPS 8 Ability Instant 90s 25y
Lowers target's physical damage dealt by 5% and magic damage dealt by 10%.
Duration: 10s (Enhanced Addle 15s)
Sleep
Sleep from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Magic Ranged DPS 10 Spell 2.5s 2.5s 800 MP 30y 5y radius
Puts target and all nearby enemies to sleep.
Duration: 30s

Cancels auto-attack upon execution.

Lucid Dreaming
Lucid Dreaming from Final Fantasy XIV icon
HealerMagic Ranged DPS 14 Ability Instant 60s
Gradually restores own MP.
Potency: 55
Duration: 21s
Swiftcast
Swiftcast Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon
HealerMagic Ranged DPS 18 Ability Instant 60s
(Enhanced Swiftcast 40s)
Next spell is cast immediately.
Duration: 10s
Surecast
Surecast Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon
HealerMagic Ranged DPS 44 Ability Instant 120s
Spells can be cast without interruption.
Additional Effect: Nullifies most knockback and draw-in effects
Duration: 6s

Traits[]

Name Level Description
Maim and Mend
Magick and Mend from Final Fantasy XIV icon
20 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%.
Maim and Mend II
Magick and Mend II from Final Fantasy XIV icon
40 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%.
Pictomancy Mastery
File:Pictomancy Mastery from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
54 Increases the potency of Fire in Red to 280, Aero in Green to 320, Water in Blue to 360, Pom Muse to 1,000, Winged Muse to 1,000, Mog of the Ages to 1,100, and Hammer Stamp to 380.
Palette Gauge
File:Palette Gauge from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
60 Allows for Palette Gauge accumulation upon the landing of Water in Blue and Water II in Blue.
Pictomancy Mastery II
File:Pictomancy Mastery II from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
74 Increases the potency of Fire in Red to 340, Aero in Green to 380, Water in Blue to 420, Fire II in Red to 100, Aero II in Green to 120, Water II in Blue to 140, Hammer Stamp to 480, Blizzard in Cyan to 630, Stone in Yellow to 670, Thunder in Magenta to 710, Blizzard II in Cyan to 220, Stone II in Yellow to 240, and Thunder II in Magenta to 260.
Enhanced Artistry
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80 Grants White Paint upon the landing of Water in Blue, Water II in Blue, Thunder in Magenta, and Thunder II in Magenta.
Enhanced Pictomancy
File:Enhanced Pictomancy from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
82 Grants 5 stacks of Hyperphantasia upon executing Starry Muse.
Duration: 30s
Enhanced Smudge
File:Enhanced Smudge from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
84 Increases movement speed after executing Smudge.
Duration: 5s
Pictomancy Mastery III
File:Pictomancy Mastery III from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
84 Increases the potency of Fire in Red to 380, Aero in Green to 420, Water in Blue to 460, Pom Muse to 1,100, Winged Muse to 1,100, Mog of the Ages to 1,300, Hammer Stamp to 520, Blizzard in Cyan to 700, Stone in Yellow to 740, Thunder in Magenta to 780, and Holy in White to 460.
Enhanced Pictomancy II
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86 Hammer Stamp changes to Hammer Brush upon execution, which in turn changes to Polishing Hammer upon execution.
Additionally allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Striking Muse.
Maximum Charges: 2
Enhanced Tempera
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88 Allows the execution of Tempera Grassa.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Tempera Coat.
Enhanced Palette
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90 Grants Monochrome Tones upon executing Subtractive Palette.
Monochrome Tones Effect: Converts one stack of White Paint into Black Paint
Enhanced Pictomancy III
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92 Grants Rainbow Bright upon consuming all stacks of Hyperphantasia. Stacks may be depleted by casting aetherhue spells.
Duration: 30s
Pictomancy Mastery IV
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94 Increases the potency of Fire in Red to 440, Aero in Green to 480, Water in Blue to 520, Fire II in Red to 120, Aero II in Green to 140, Water II in Blue to 160, Hammer Stamp to 550, Blizzard in Cyan to 800, Stone in Yellow to 840, Thunder in Magenta to 880, Blizzard II in Cyan to 240, Stone II in Yellow to 260, Thunder II in Magenta to 280, Holy in White to 520, Hammer Brush to 620, Polishing Hammer to 680, and Comet in Black to 880.
Enhanced Pictomancy IV
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96 Allows a third charge of Living Muse. In addition, Claw Motif and Maw Motif may now be performed after executing Living Muse.
Enhanced Pictomancy V
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100 Grants Starstruck upon executing Starry Muse.
Duration: 20s

Role Traits[]

Name Level Description
Enhanced Swiftcast
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HealerMagic Ranged DPS 94 Reduces Swiftcast recast time to 40 seconds.
Enhanced Addle
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Magic Ranged DPS 98 Extends the duration of Addle to 15 seconds.

PvP Actions[]

Action Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Radius
Fire in Red
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Spell Instant 2.4s 25y
Delivers fire damage with a potency of 3,000.
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues
Duration: 15s

Cannot be cast while under the effect of Subtractive Palette.
※Fire in Red changes to Aero in Green while under the effect of Aetherhues.
※Fire in Red changes to Water in Blue while under the effect of Aetherhues II.
※Fire in Red changes to Blizzard in Cyan while under the effect of Subtractive Palette.
※Fire in Red changes to Stone in Yellow while under the effect of Subtractive Palette and Aetherhues.
※Fire in Red changes to Thunder in Magenta while under the effect of Subtractive Palette and Aetherhues II.

Holy in White
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Spell Instant 15s 25y 5y radius
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 8,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Restores own HP
Cure Potency: 8,000
Maximum Charges: 2

Cannot be cast while under the effect of Subtractive Palette.
Shares a recast timer with Comet in Black.
※Holy in White changes to Comet in Black while under the effect of Subtractive Palette.

Creature Motif
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Spell 2.88s 3.84s
Paints a creature motif.
This action changes to Pom Motif, Wing Motif, Claw Motif, or Maw Motif based on your current creature sketch.
The recast timer of this action is not affected by status effects.
Living Muse
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Ability Instant 20s
Render your depiction of a creature to life.
This action changes to Pom Muse, Winged Muse, Clawed Muse, or Fanged Muse based on your current motif.
The recast timer of this action is not affected by status effects.
Mog of the Ages
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Spell Instant 2.4s 25y 25y line
Render your moogle portrait to life, dealing unaspected damage with a potency of 10,000 to all enemies in a straight line.
Additional Effect: Heavy +75%
Duration: 3s

Can only be cast while under the effect of Moogle Portrait.
※Moogle of the Ages changes to Retribution of the Madeen while under the effect of Madeen Portrait.

Smudge
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Ability Instant 15s
Quickly dash 15 yalms forward.
Additional Effect: Increases movement speed
Duration: 5s

Cannot be executed while bound.

Tempera Coat
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Ability Instant 25s
Grants Tempera Coat.
Tempera Coat Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equivalent to a heal of 12,000 potency
Duration: 10s

Reduces the recast time of Tempera Coat by 10 seconds when barrier is completely absorbed.
Tempera Coat changes to Tempera Grassa while under the effect of Tempera Coat.

Subtractive Palette
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Ability Instant 1s
Grants Subtractive Palette.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Aero in Green
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Spell Instant 2.4s 25y
Delivers wind damage with a potency of 4,000.
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues II
Duration: 15s

Can only be cast while under the effect of Aetherhues.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Water in Blue
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Spell Instant 2.4s 25y
Delivers water damage with a potency of 5,000.
Can only be cast while under the effect of Aetherhues II.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Blizzard in Cyan
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Spell 2.2s 3.16s 25y
Delivers ice damage with a potency of 6,000.
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues
Duration: 15s

Can only be cast while under the effect of Subtractive Palette.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Stone in Yellow
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Spell 2.2s 3.16s 25y
Delivers earth damage with a potency of 7,000.
Additional Effect: Grants Aetherhues II
Duration: 15s

Can only be cast while under the effect of Subtractive Palette and Aetherhues.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Thunder in Magenta
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Spell 2.2s 3.16s 25y
Delivers lightning damage with a potency of 8,000.
Can only be cast while under the effect of Subtractive Palette and Aetherhues II.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Comet in Black
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Spell Instant 15s 25y 5y radius
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 12,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Maximum Charges: 2

Can only be cast while under the effect Subtractive Palette.
Shares a recast timer with Holy in White.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Pom Motif
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Spell 3s 4s
Paints a pom, granting Pom Motif.
Can only be cast while under the effect of Pom Sketch.
The recast timer of this action is not affected by status effects.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Wing Motif
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Spell 3s 4s
Paints a pair of wings, granting Wing Motif.
Can only be cast while under the effect of Wing Sketch.
The recast timer of this action is not affected by status effects.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Claw Motif
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Spell 3s 4s
Paints a claw, granting Claw Motif.
Can only be cast while under the effect of Claw Sketch.
The recast timer of this action is not affected by status effects.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Maw Motif
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Spell 3s 4s
Paints a maw, granting Maw Motif.
Can only be cast while under the effect of Maw Sketch.
The recast timer of this action is not affected by status effects.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Pom Muse
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Ability Instant 20s 25y 5y radius
Render a rain of poms, dealing unaspected damage with a potency of 4,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Increases damage dealt and healing potency by 20%
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Grants Wing Sketch
Maximum Charges: 2

Can only be cast while under the effect of Pom Motif.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Winged Muse
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Ability Instant 20s 25y 5y radius
Render a pair of windborne wings, dealing unaspected damage with a potency of 6,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Reduces spell cast time and recast time by 20%, while also increasing movement speed by 25%
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Grants Moogle Portrait
Additional Effect: Grants Claw Sketch
Maximum Charges: 2

Can only be cast while under the effect of Wing Motif.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Clawed Muse
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Ability Instant 20s 25y 5y radius
Render a sharpened claw, dealing unaspected damage with a potency of 4,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Increases target's damage taken by 10%, while reducing HP recovered by healing actions by 20%
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Grants Maw Sketch
Maximum Charges: 2

Can only be cast while under the effect of Claw Motif.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Fanged Muse
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Ability Instant 20s 25y 5y radius
Render a set of ferocious fangs, dealing unaspected damage with a potency of 8,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 4,000
Duration: 12s
Additional Effect: Grants Madeen Portrait
Additional Effect: Grants Pom Sketch
Maximum Charges: 2

Can only be cast while under the effect of Maw Motif.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Retribution of the Madeen
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Spell Instant 2.4s 25y 25y line
Render your Madeen portrait to life, dealing unaspected damage with a potency of 15,000 to all enemies in a straight line.
Additional Effect: Bind
Duration: 3s

Can only be cast while under the effect of Madeen Portrait.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Tempera Grassa
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Ability Instant 1s 30y radius
Ends the effect of Tempera Coat and grants Tempera Grassa to self and nearby party members.
Tempera Grassa Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equivalent to a heal of 6,000 potency
Duration: 10s

Reduces the recast time of Tempera Coat by 5 seconds when barrier is completely absorbed.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Tempera Coat.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Star Prism
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Spell Instant 2.4s 25y 5y radius
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 12,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Restores HP of all party members within 30 yalms of target, and grants healing over time
Cure Potency: 8,000
Heal Over Time Potency: 2,000
Duration: 12s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Advent of Chocobastion
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Limit Break Instant 10s 8y radius
Render a fat chocobo, knocking back all enemies within range 10 yalms.
Additional Effect: Creates a Chocobastion at your feet, reducing damage taken by 25% while increasing HP recovered by healing actions by 25% for self and all party members within the area
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Grants Starstruck
Duration: 15s

Can only be executed when the limit gauge is full.

Gauge Charge Time: 105s

※Advent of Chocobastion changes to Star Prism while Chocobastion is active.

Standard-issue Elixir
Standard-issue Elixir PvP from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Ability 4.5s 5s
Restores your HP and MP to maximum.
Casting will be interrupted when damage is taken.
Recuperate
Recuperate PvP from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Ability Instant 1s 2500 MP
Restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 15,000
Purify
Purify PvP from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Ability Instant 30s
Removes Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, and Deep Freeze.
Additional Effect: Grants Resilience
Resilience Effect: Nullifies status afflictions that can be removed by Purify
Duration: 5s

Can be used even when under the effect of certain status afflictions.

Guard
Guard PvP from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Ability Instant 30s
Reduces damage taken by 90% and grants immunity to Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, Deep Freeze, and knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 5s

Movement speed is reduced by 50% for the duration of this effect.
Effect ends upon reuse, using another action, or when the effect duration expires.

Sprint
Sprint PvP from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Ability Instant 1.5s
Increases movement speed.
Effect ends upon reuse or execution of another action.

Limit Break[]

Pictomancer's Limit Breaks focus on dealing powerful damage to a multiple targets in a circular area of effect. Pictomancers have the same Level 1 and Level 2 limit breaks as other Ranged Magical DPS classes.

Ability Level Description Image
Skyshard 1 Delivers an attack to all enemies in the target area, dealing 0.6x the damage of Braver. Skyshard XIV
Starstorm 2 Delivers an attack to all enemies in the target area, dealing 1.3x the damage of Braver. FFXIV ARR Starstorm
Chromatic Fantasy 3 Delivers an attack to all enemies in the target area, dealing 2.1x the damage of Braver.

Behind the scenes[]

Pictomancer was first teased during the 2023 Las Vegas Fan Festival, where the game's producer-director Naoki Yoshida wore a graphic t-shirt with an image depicting the eponymous main characters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, who bear the name of famous Italian Renaissance artists.

The job was revealed properly during the 2024 Tokyo Fan Festival, where the full CG trailer showed Krile Maya Baldesion as a pictomancer, and details about the job were featured during the keynote speech at the festival.

The founder of pictomancy, the Archon Relm, is a direct reference to the character of the same name. The job's artifact gear is also patterned after her.

Etymology[]

Pictomancer is derived from the Latin adjective "picto", ablative of "pictus" meaning "decorated, painted, or portrayed"; coupled with the "-mancy" suffix, which in English refers to a form of magic, derived via Latin from the ancient Greek "manteia" meaning divination or the power to prophesy. Hence, a pictomancer is one who practices magic by way of portraying or painting something.

Citations[]

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