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A Gladiator wielding a Shield.

The Sentinel was a Secondary Discipline of War in original Final Fantasy XIV. It was removed on patch 1.20, and most of its skills became Gladiator abilities.

Role[]

Sentinel was a unique discipline, as it could only be played using off hand equipment—shields. Therefore, it worked as a secondary discipline augmenting a main discipline with the ability to block attacks, among other shield skills.

A player could not become a "pure" sentinel, as he must have had a a main hand weapon or tool equipped at all times. Any class that could equip a shield could be paired with the Sentinel Discipline, including Disciples of Magic.

As mentioned above, this discipline was retired and many of its abilities were folded into the Gladiator discipline, resulting in the only other disciplines able to equip shields (Thaumaturge and Conjurer) being denied access to most of the Sentinel abilities, as they were made Gladiator-only in preparation for the addition of the Paladin job.

Abilities[]

Ability Icon Lv (Level) HP (HP cost) MP (MP cost) TP (TP cost) ST (Stamina cost) Usage Description Notes
Guard Guard from FFXIV 1x.png 1 Low Requires Shield Guard with your shield. May partially block, reducing damage done or completely block (damage 0). It lasts a set amount of time, determined by the "Wield rate" stat of a shield. After this time, the shield will "fall" and Guard must be used again to block.
Aegis Boon Aegis Boon from FFXIV 1x.png 10 Mid Requires Shield Recover behind the safety of your shield, increasing defense against frontal attacks and converting blocked damage into HP. Not only converts the damage. It nullifies the damage and recovers a small amount of life (a move that normally would hit for 200 will instead heal 20 HP).
Shield Bash Shield Bash from FFXIV 1x.png 14 500 Mid Requires Shield Slam an enemy with your shield, dealing blunt damage. May interrupt casts and temporarily render the target unable to cast again for several seconds. Silences target.
Outmaneuver Outmaneuver from FFXIV 1x.png 20 Mid Requires Shield Strategize for survival, increasing defense against frontal attacks and increasing TP generated by blocks.
War Drum War Drum from FFXIV 1x.png 30 Mid Requires Shield Create a clamor, increasing enmity.
Aegis Boon II Aegis Boon II from FFXIV 1x.png 40 Mid Requires Shield Recover behind the safety of your shield, increasing defense against frontal attacks and converting blocked damage into HP. Not only converts the damage. It nullifies the damage and recovers a small amount of life (a move that normally would hit for 200 will instead heal 20 HP).
Shield Bash II Shield Bash II from FFXIV 1x.png 44 500 Mid Requires Shield Slam an enemy with your shield, dealing blunt damage. May interrupt casts and temporarily render the target unable to cast again for several seconds. Silences target.
Deflection Deflection from FFXIV 1x.png 50 High Requires Shield Focus on your shield arm, increasing defense against frontal attacks and negating a portion of blocked damage.

Behind the scenes[]

Unused Shield Bash III icon.

Several skill names planned for the Sentinel could be found in the game's data. The most notable was the Shield Bash III which was the only one with a icon. Due to a change in the game's development, the Sentinel was removed from the game and these skills never appeared in-game.

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