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Role actions are abilities in Final Fantasy XIV. Introduced in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, they become available to players based on their current discipline's role rather than the discipline itself. They contain certain abilities considered to be essential for each role to perform effectively, replacing the cross-class additional actions that required players to level multiple classes to unlock essential abilities.

Roles[]

The abilities available as role actions are determined by the player's current role, with disciplines divided into roles as seen on the table below. Some role actions are shared between different roles.

Role Classes Jobs Role Classes Jobs
FFXIV Tank Icon.png Tank Gladiator Gladiator
Marauder Marauder

Paladin Paladin
Warrior Warrior
Dark Knight Dark Knight
Gunbreaker Gunbreaker

FFXIV Healer Icon.png Healer Conjurer Conjurer White Mage White Mage
Scholar Scholar
Astrologian Astrologian
Role Classes Jobs Role Classes Jobs Role Classes Jobs
FFXIV Melee DPS Icon.png Melee DPS Pugilist Pugilist
Lancer Lancer
Rogue Rogue
Monk Monk
Dragoon Dragoon
Ninja Ninja
Samurai Samurai
FFXIV Physical Ranged DPS Icon.png Physical Ranged DPS Archer Archer Bard Bard
Machinist Machinist
Dancer Dancer
FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon.png Magic Ranged DPS Thaumaturge Thaumaturge
Arcanist Arcanist
Black Mage Black Mage
Summoner Summoner
Red Mage Red Mage
Blue Mage Blue Mage

Tank[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area Role Affinity
Rampart
Rampart Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
8 Ability Instant 90s Tank
Reduces damage taken by 20%.
Duration: 20s
Low Blow
Low Blow Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
12 Ability Instant 25s 3y Tank
Stuns target.
Duration: 5s
Provoke
Provoke Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
15 Ability Instant 30s 25y Tank
Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list while gaining additional enmity.
Interject
Interject from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
18 Ability Instant 30s 3y Tank
Interrupts the use of a target's action.
Reprisal
Reprisal Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
22 Ability Instant 60s 5y radius Tank
Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Arm's Length
Arm's Length from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
32 Ability Instant 120s TankMelee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s
Shirk
Shirk from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
48 Ability Instant 120s 25y Tank
Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.

Healer[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area Role Affinity
Repose
Repose Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
8 Spell 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 600 30y Healer
Afflicts target with Sleep
Duration: 30s
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Esuna
Esuna Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
10 Spell 1s (Base value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 400 30y Healer
Removes a single detrimental effect from target.
Swiftcast
Swiftcast Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
18 Ability Instant 60s HealerMagic Ranged DPS
Next spell is cast immediately.
Duration: 10s
Lucid Dreaming
Lucid Dreaming from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
24 Ability Instant 60s HealerMagic Ranged DPS
Gradually restores own MP.
Potency: 50
Duration: 21s
Surecast
Surecast Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
44 Ability Instant 120s HealerMagic Ranged DPS
Spells can be cast without interruption.
Additional Effect: Nullifies most knockback and draw-in effects
Duration: 6s
Rescue
Rescue from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
48 Ability Instant 120s 30y Healer
Instantly draws target party member to your side. Cannot be used outside of combat or when target is suffering from certain enfeeblements.

Melee DPS[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area Role Affinity
Second Wind
Second Wind Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
8 Ability Instant 120s Melee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Leg Sweep
Leg Sweep Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
10 Ability Instant 40s 3y Melee DPS
Stuns target.
Duration: 3s
Bloodbath
Bloodbath Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
12 Ability Instant 90s Melee DPS
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 20s
Feint
Feint Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
22 Ability Instant 90s 10y Melee DPS
Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Arm's Length
Arm's Length from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
32 Ability Instant 120s TankMelee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s
True North
True North from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
50 Ability Instant 45s Melee DPS
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 10s
Maximum Charges: 2

Physical Ranged DPS[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area Role Affinity
Leg Graze
Leg Graze Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
6 Ability Instant 30s 25y Physical Ranged DPS
Inflicts target with Heavy +40%.
Duration: 10s
Second Wind
Second Wind Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
8 Ability Instant 120s Physical Ranged DPSMelee DPS
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Foot Graze
Foot Graze Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
10 Ability Instant 30s 25y Physical Ranged DPS
Binds target.
Duration: 10s
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Target unbound if damage taken.
Peloton
Peloton from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
20 Ability Instant 5s 20y radius Physical Ranged DPS
Increases movement speed of self and nearby party members as long as they remain within distance.
Duration: 30s
Effect ends when enmity is generated. Cannot be used in battle.
Head Graze
Head Graze Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
24 Ability Instant 30s 25y Physical Ranged DPS
Interrupts the use of a target's action.
Arm's Length
Arm's Length from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
32 Ability Instant 120s TankMelee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s

Magic Ranged DPS[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area Role Affinity
Addle
Addle from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
8 Ability Instant 90s 25y Magic Ranged DPS
Lowers target's intelligence and mind by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Swiftcast
Swiftcast Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
18 Ability Instant 60s HealerMagic Ranged DPS
Next spell is cast immediately.
Duration: 10s
Lucid Dreaming
Lucid Dreaming from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
24 Ability Instant 60s HealerMagic Ranged DPS
Gradually restores own MP.
Potency: 50
Duration: 21s
Surecast
Surecast Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
44 Ability Instant 120s HealerMagic Ranged DPS
Spells can be cast without interruption.
Additional Effect: Nullifies most knockback and draw-in effects
Duration: 6s

Removed role actions[]

The following role actions 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 Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area Role Affinity
Cleric Stance
Cleric Stance Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
8 Ability Instant 90s Healer
Increases attack magic potency by 5%.
Duration: 15s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Break
Break from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
12 Spell 2.5s(Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s(Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 0(Current datamined value; ability was removed before current MP system was introduced and actual MP cost may vary.) 25y HealerMagic Ranged DPS
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 50.
Additional Effect: Heavy +20%
Duration: 20s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Drain
Drain from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
12 Spell 2.5s(Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s(Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 500(Current datamined value; ability was removed before current MP system was introduced and actual MP cost may vary.) 25y Magic Ranged DPS
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.
Additional Effect: Absorbs a portion of damage dealt as HP

Removed in patch 5.0.

Protect
Protect Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
16 Spell 3s(Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s(Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 0(Current datamined value; ability was removed before current MP system was introduced and actual MP cost may vary.) 30y 15y radius Healer
Increases the physical and magic defense of target and all party members nearby target.
Duration: 30m

Removed in patch 5.0.

Convalescence
Convalescence Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
20 Ability Instant 120s Tank
Increases own HP recovery via healing magic by 20%.
Duration: 20s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Diversion
Diversion from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
20 Ability Instant 120s Melee DPSMagic Ranged DPS
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 30s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Anticipation
Anticipation from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
24 Ability Instant 60s Tank
Increases parry rate by 30%.
Duration: 20s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Invigorate
Invigorate Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
24 Ability Instant 120s Melee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS
Instantly restores 400 TP.

Removed in patch 5.0.

Tactician
Tactician Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
32 Ability Instant 180s 20y radius Physical Ranged DPS
Gradually restores own TP and the TP of all nearby party members.
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: Halves enmity

Removed in patch 5.0. A new Machinist action called Tactician was introduced in 5.0 but has a different effect.

Awareness
Awareness Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
36 Ability Instant 120s Tank
Nullifies chance of suffering critical damage.
Duration: 25s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Goad
Goad Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
36 Ability Instant 180s 30y Melee DPS
Refreshes TP of a single party member.
Duration: 30s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Refresh
Refresh from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
36 Ability Instant 180s 20y radius Physical Ranged DPS
Gradually restores own MP and the MP of all nearby party members.
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: Halves enmity

Removed in patch 5.0.

Mana Shift
Mana Shift from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
36 Ability Instant 120s 30y Magic Ranged DPS
Transfers up to 20% of own maximum MP to target party member.

Removed in patch 5.0.

Eye for an Eye
Eye for an Eye Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
36 Ability Instant 180s 25y Healer
Erects a magicked barrier around a single party member or pet.
Duration: 20s
Barrier Effect: 20% chance that when barrier is struck, the striker will deal 10% less damage
Duration: 10s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Apocatastasis
Apocatastasis Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
40 Ability Instant 90s 30y Magic Ranged DPS
Reduces a party member's magic vulnerability by 20%.
Duration: 10s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Largesse
Largesse from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
40 Ability Instant 90s Healer
Increases healing magic potency by 20%.
Duration: 20s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Ultimatum
Ultimatum from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
44 Ability Instant 90s 5y radius Tank
Provoke nearby enemies, placing yourself at the top of their enmity list.

Removed in patch 5.0.

Crutch
Crutch from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
44 Ability Instant 90s 30y Melee DPS
Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.

Removed in patch 5.0.

Arm Graze
Arm Graze from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
48 Ability Instant 25s 25y Physical Ranged DPS
Stuns target.
Duration: 2s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Palisade
Palisade from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
48 Ability Instant 150s 30y Physical Ranged DPS
Reduces physical damage taken by a party member by 20%.
Duration: 10s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Erase
Erase from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
48 Ability Instant 90s 30y Magic Ranged DPS
Removes a single damage over time effect from target party member other than self.
Additional Effect: Restores target's HP
Cure Potency: 200

Removed in patch 5.0.

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