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Viper is a Disciple of War 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 Ul'dah. The job begins at level 80 and has no associated class.


Profile[]

Viper render from FFXIV DT 01

An Au Ra viper.

Among the myriad beasts of Tural, a select few awaken to preternatural power, becoming what are known as tural vidraal. To overcome the threat of these almighty beings, hunters studied one of nature's deadliest predators─one capable of overcoming foes greater even than themselves: the viper. They are swift and agile, with dual blades like fangs to bite, or combine into a single weapon to weave about the battlefield. Named for the serpent that inspired their fighting style, the vipers of Tural remain steadfast in their duty to defend the people.

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Viper is a complex melee damage dealer, sharing the Scouting gear type with ninja. It utilizes quick strikes with twin blades and slower strikes with the combined two-handed weapon.

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History[]

Vipers' fighting style is one used by Turali hunters passed down through generations, made to counter tural vidraal.

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Equipment[]

Viper render from FFXIV DT 02

An Au Ra viper in job gear.

Vipers wield pairs of one-handed blades that can be combined into a two-handed weapon. Their armor is primarily made up of "Scouting" gear, light armor with average defenses they share with Ninja.

The primary attribute for vipers is dexterity, which boosts their attack power, and should always be prioritized over other attributes. As DPS disciplines, they draw the most benefit from the critical hit, direct hit, skill speed, and determination secondary attributes, which all improve their damage dealing capabilities in some way.

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Actions[]

Job Actions[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area
Steel Fangs
File:Steel Fangs from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 180 (Melee Mastery 200).

Action becomes Hunter's Sting upon execution of either itself or Dread Fangs.
Action becomes First Generation under the effect of Reawakened.

Hunter's Sting
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5 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 240 (Melee Mastery 260).
Additional Effect: Grants Hunter's Instinct
Hunter's Instinct Effect: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 40s

Can only be executed after successfully landing Steel Fangs or Dread Fangs.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
※Steel Fangs changes to Hunter's Sting when requirements for execution are met.

Action becomes Flanksting Strike upon execution.
Action becomes Hindsting Strike upon execution of Swiftskin's Sting.

Dread Fangs
File:Dread Fangs from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
10 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 (Melee Mastery 140).
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Noxious Gnash
Noxious Gnash Effect: Increases damage you deal target by 10%
Duration: 20s

Extends Noxious Gnash duration by 20s to a maximum of 40s.

Action becomes Swiftskin's Sting upon execution of either itself or Steel Fangs.
Action becomes Second Generation under the effect of Reawakened.

Writhing Snap
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15 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 20y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 200.
Swiftskin's Sting
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20 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 240 (Melee Mastery 260).
Additional Effect: Grants Swiftscaled
Swiftscaled Effect: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 15%
Duration: 40s

Can only be executed after successfully landing Steel Fangs or Dread Fangs.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
※Dread Fangs changes to Swiftskin's Sting when requirements for execution are met.

Action becomes Flanksbane Fang upon execution of Hunter's Sting.
Action becomes Hindsbane Fang upon execution.

Steel Maw
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25 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.

Action becomes Hunter's Bite upon execution of either itself or Dread Maw.
Action becomes First Generation under the effect of Reawakened.

Flanksting Strike
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30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 280 (Melee Mastery II 300).
340 (Melee Mastery II 360) when executed from a target's flank.
Potencies are increased by 100 while under the effect of Flankstung Venom.
Additional Effect: Grants Hindstung Venom
Hindstung Venom Effect: Increases potency of Hindsting Strike by 100
Duration: 40s

Effect cannot be stacked with other viper venom effects.

Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 10

Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Sting.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
※Hunter's Sting changes to Flanksting Strike when requirements for execution are met.

Flanksbane Fang
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30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 280 (Melee Mastery II 300).
340 (Melee Mastery II 360) when executed from a target's flank.
Potencies are increased by 100 while under the effect of Flanksbane Venom.
Additional Effect: Grants Hindsbane Venom
Hindsbane Venom Effect: Increases potency of Hindsbane Fang by 100
Duration: 40s

Effect cannot be stacked with other viper venom effects.

Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 10

Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Sting.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Swiftskin's Sting changes to Flanksbane Fang when requirements for execution are met.

Hindsting Strike
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30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 280 (Melee Mastery II 300).
340 (Melee Mastery II 360) when executed from a target's rear.
Potencies are increased by 100 while under the effect of Hindstung Venom.
Additional Effect: Grants Flanksbane Venom
Flanksbane Venom Effect: Increases potency of Flanksbane Fang by 100
Duration: 40s

Effect cannot be stacked with other viper venom effects.

Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 10

Can only be executed after successfully landing Swiftskin's Sting.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Hunter's Sting changes to Hindsting Strike when requirements for execution are met.

Hindsbane Fang
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30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 280 (Melee Mastery II 300).
340 (Melee Mastery II 360) when executed from a target's rear.
Potencies are increased by 100 while under the effect of Hindsbane Venom.
Additional Effect: Grants Flankstung Venom
Flanksbane Venom Effect: Increases potency of Flanksting Strike by 100
Duration: 40s

Effect cannot be stacked with other viper venom effects.

Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 10

Can only be executed after successfully landing Swiftskin's Sting.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
※Swiftskin's Sting changes to Hindsbane Fang when requirements for execution are met.

Dread Maw
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35 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 80 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Noxious Gnash
Noxious Gnash Effect: Increases damage you deal target by 10%
Duration: 20s

Extends Noxious Gnash duration by 20s to a maximum of 40s.

Action becomes Swiftskin's Bite upon execution of either itself or Steel Maw.
Action becomes Second Generation under the effect of Reawakened.

Slither
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40 Ability Instant 30s 20y
Rush to a targeted enemy's or party member's location.
Maximum Charges: 2 (Enhanced Slither 3)

Cannot be executed while bound.

Hunter's Bite
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40 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Grants Hunter's Instinct
Hunter's Instinct Effect: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 40s

Can only be executed after successfully landing Steel Maw or Dread Maw.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
※Steel Maw changes to Hunter's Bite when requirements for execution are met.

Action becomes Jagged Maw upon execution of either itself or Swiftskin's Bite.

Swiftskin's Bite
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45 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Grants Swiftscaled
Swiftscaled Effect: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 15%
Duration: 40s

Can only be executed after successfully landing Steel Maw or Dread Maw.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Dread Maw changes to Swiftskin's Bite when requirements for execution are met.

Action becomes Bloodied Maw upon execution of either itself or Hunter's Bite.

Jagged Maw
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50 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all nearby enemies.
Potencies are increased by 20 while under the effect of Grimhunter's Venom.
Additional Effect: Grants Grimskin's Venom
Grimskin's Venom Effect: Increases potency of Bloodied Maw by 20
Duration: 40s

Effect cannot be stacked with other viper venom effects.

Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 10

Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Bite or Swiftskin's Bite.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
※Hunter's Bite changes to Jagged Maw when requirements for execution are met.

Bloodied Maw
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50 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all nearby enemies.
Potencies are increased by 20 while under the effect of Grimskin's Venom.
Additional Effect: Grants Grimhunter's Venom
Grimhunter's Venom Effect: Increases potency of Jagged Maw by 20
Duration: 40s

Effect cannot be stacked with other viper venom effects.

Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 10

Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Bite or Swiftskin's Bite.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Swiftskin's Bite changes to Bloodied Maw when requirements for execution are met.

Serpent's Tail
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55 Ability Instant 1s
Changes to Death Rattle, (Viper's Maw Last Lash,) (Serpent's Legacy First Legacy, Second Legacy, Third Legacy, or Fourth Legacy) when requirements for execution are met.
Death Rattle
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55 Ability Instant 1s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.
Can only be executed after successfully landing Flanksting Strike, Flanksbane Fang, Hindsting Strike, or Hindsbane Fang.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Serpent's Tail changes to Death Rattle when requirements for execution are met.
Last Lash
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55 Ability Instant 1s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Can only be executed after successfully landing Jagged Maw or Bloodied Maw.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Serpent's Tail changes to Last Lash when requirements for execution are met.
Dreadwinder
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65 Weaponskill Instant 40s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 450.
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Noxious Gnash
Noxious Gnash Effect: Increases damage you deal target by 10%
Duration: 20s

Extends Noxious Gnash duration by 20s to a maximum of 40s.

Viper's Rattle Additional Effect: Grants a Rattling Coil, up to a maximum of 2 (Enhanced Viper's Rattle 3)
Maximum Charges: 2

Shares a recast timer with Pit of Dread.

Hunter's Coil
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65 Weaponskill Instant 3s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.
550 when executed from a target's flank.
Additional Effect: Grants Hunter's Instinct
Hunter's Instinct Effect: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 40s
Viper's Bite Additional Effect: Grants Hunter's Venom
Viper's Bite Hunter's Venom Effect: Increases potency of Twinfang Bite by 50
Viper's Bite Duration: 30s
Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 5

Viper's Bite Upon successfully landing this action, Twinfang changes to Twinfang Bite, and Twinblood changes to Twinblood Bite.
Viper's Bite These actions can be executed a total of two times following Hunter's Coil.
Can only be executed after landing Dreadwinder or Swiftskin's Coil.
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.

Action becomes Third Generation under the effect of Reawakened.

Swiftskin's Coil
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65 Weaponskill Instant 3s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.
550 when executed from a target's rear.
Additional Effect: Grants Swiftscaled
Swiftscaled Effect: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 15%
Duration: 40s
Viper's Bite Additional Effect: Grants Swiftskin's Venom
Viper's Bite Swiftskin's Venom Effect: Increases potency of Twinblood Bite by 50
Viper's Bite Duration: 30s
Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 5

Viper's Bite Upon successfully landing this action, Twinfang changes to Twinfang Bite, and Twinblood changes to Twinblood Bite.
Viper's Bite These actions can be executed a total of two times following Swiftskin's Coil.
Can only be executed after landing Dreadwinder or Hunter's Coil.
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.

Action becomes Fourth Generation under the effect of Reawakened.

Pit of Dread
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70 Weaponskill Instant 40s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Noxious Gnash
Noxious Gnash Effect: Increases damage you deal target by 10%
Duration: 20s

Extends Noxious Gnash duration by 20s to a maximum of 40s.

Viper's Rattle Additional Effect: Grants a Rattling Coil, up to a maximum of 2 (Enhanced Viper's Rattle 3)
Maximum Charges: 2

Shares a recast timer with Dreadwinder.

Hunter's Den
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70 Weaponskill Instant 3s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Grants Hunter's Instinct
Hunter's Instinct Effect: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 40s
Viper's Thresh Additional Effect: Grants Fellhunter's Venom
Viper's Thresh Fellhunter's Venom Effect: Increases potency of Twinfang Thresh by 30
Viper's Thresh Duration: 30s
Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 5

Viper's Thresh Upon successfully landing this action, Twinfang changes to Twinfang Thresh, and Twinblood changes to Twinblood Thresh.
Viper's Thresh These actions can be executed a total of two times following Hunter's Den.
Can only be executed after landing Pit of Dread or Swiftskin's Den.
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.

Action becomes Third Generation under the effect of Reawakened.

Swiftskin's Den
File:Swiftskin's Den from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
70 Weaponskill Instant 3s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Grants Swiftscaled
Swiftscaled Effect: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 15%
Duration: 40s
Viper's Thresh Additional Effect: Grants Fellskin's Venom
Viper's Thresh Fellskin's Venom Effect: Increases potency of Twinblood Thresh by 30
Viper's Thresh Duration: 30s
Serpent's Lineage Additional Effect: Increases Serpent Offerings Gauge by 5

Viper's Thresh Upon successfully landing this action, Twinfang changes to Twinfang Thresh, and Twinblood changes to Twinblood Thresh.
Viper's Thresh These actions can be executed a total of two times following Swiftskin's Den.
Can only be executed after landing Pit of Dread or Hunter's Den.
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.

Action becomes Fourth Generation under the effect of Reawakened.

Twinfang
File:Twinfang from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
75 Ability Instant 1s
Changes to Twinfang Bite, (Viper's Thresh Twinfang Thresh,) (Uncoiled Fangs or Uncoiled Twinfang) when requirements for execution are met.
Twinblood
File:Twinblood from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
75 Ability Instant 1s
Changes to Twinblood Bite, (Viper's Thresh Twinblood Thresh,) (Uncoiled Fangs or Uncoiled Twinblood) when requirements for execution are met.
Twinfang Bite
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75 Ability Instant 1s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Hunter's Venom Potency: 150
Additional Effect: Grants Swiftskin's Venom when executed after Hunter's Coil
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Coil or Swiftskin's Coil.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Twinfang changes to Twinfang Bite when requirements for execution are met.

Twinblood Bite
File:Twinblood Bite from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
75 Ability Instant 1s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Hunter's Venom Potency: 150
Additional Effect: Grants Hunter's Venom when executed after Swiftskin's Coil
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Coil or Swiftskin's Coil.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Twinblood changes to Twinblood Bite when requirements for execution are met.

Twinfang Thresh
File:Twinfang Thresh from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
80 Ability Instant 1s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 to all nearby enemies.
Fellhunter's Venom Potency: 80
Additional Effect: Grants Fellskin's Venom when executed after Hunter's Den
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Den or Swiftskin's Den.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Twinfang changes to Twinfang Thresh when requirements for execution are met.

Twinblood Thresh
File:Twinblood Thresh from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
80 Ability Instant 1s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 to all nearby enemies.
Fellskin's Venom Potency: 80
Additional Effect: Grants Fellhunter's Venom when executed after Swiftskin's Den
Duration: 30s

Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Den or Swiftskin's Den.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Twinblood changes to Twinblood Thresh when requirements for execution are met.

Uncoiled Fury
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82 Weaponskill Instant 3.5s 20y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 600 to the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Uncoiled Fangs Additional Effect: Grants Poised for Twinfang
Uncoiled Fangs Poised for Twinfang Effect: Increases the potency of Uncoiled Twinfang by 50
Uncoiled Fangs Duration: 60s
Rattling Coil Cost: 1

This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.

Serpent's Ire
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86 Ability Instant 120s
Grants one stack of Rattling Coil.
Serpent's Lineage Grants Ready to Reawaken.
Serpent's Lineage Duration: 30s

Can only be executed while in combat.

Reawaken
File:Reawaken from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
90 Weaponskill Instant 2.2s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 700 for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Grants 4 (Enhanced Serpent's Lineage 5) stacks of Anguine Tribute
Duration: 30s
Serpent Offerings Gauge Cost: 50

Grants Reawakened.
No Serpent Offerings Gauge cost under the effect of Ready to Reawaken.
Enhanced Serpent's Lineage Action changes to Ouroboros upon execution.

First Generation
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90 Weaponskill Instant 2s 5y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400 to the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Potency is increased to 600 when executed after Reawaken.
Anguine Tribute Cost: 1

This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Steel Fangs and Steel Maw change to First Generation when requirements for execution are met.

Second Generation
File:Second Generation from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
90 Weaponskill Instant 2s 5y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400 to the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Potency is increased to 600 when executed after First Generation.
Anguine Tribute Cost: 1

This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Dread Fangs and Dread Maw change to Second Generation when requirements for execution are met.

Third Generation
File:Third Generation from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
90 Weaponskill Instant 2s 5y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400 to the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Potency is increased to 600 when executed after Second Generation.
Anguine Tribute Cost: 1

This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Hunter's Coil and Hunter's Den change to Third Generation when requirements for execution are met.

Fourth Generation
File:Fourth Generation from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
90 Weaponskill Instant 2s 5y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400 to the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Potency is increased to 600 when executed after Third Generation.
Anguine Tribute Cost: 1

This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Swiftskin's Coil and Swiftskin's Den change to Fourth Generation when requirements for execution are met.

Uncoiled Twinfang
File:Uncoiled Twinfang from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
92 Ability Instant 1s 20y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Poised for Twinfang Potency: 150
Additional Effect: Grants Poised for Twinblood
Poised for Twinblood Effect: Increases the potency of Uncoiled Twinblood by 50
Duration: 60s

Can only be executed after Uncoiled Fury.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Twinfang changes to Uncoiled Twinfang when requirements for execution are met.

Uncoiled Twinblood
File:Uncoiled Twinblood from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
92 Ability Instant 1s 20y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Poised for Twinblood Potency: 150

Can only be executed after Uncoiled Fury.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Twinblood changes to Uncoiled Twinblood when requirements for execution are met.

Ouroboros
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96 Weaponskill Instant 3s 3y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,050 to the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Reawakened effect expires upon execution.
Requires at least one stack of Anguine Tribute.
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Reawaken changes to Ouroboros when requirements for execution are met.
First Legacy
File:First Legacy from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
100 Ability Instant 1s 3y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250 to the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed after First Generation.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Serpent's Tail changes to First Legacy when requirements for execution are met.
Second Legacy
File:Second Legacy from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
100 Ability Instant 1s 3y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250 to the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed after Second Generation.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Serpent's Tail changes to Second Legacy when requirements for execution are met.
Third Legacy
File:Third Legacy from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
100 Ability Instant 1s 3y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250 to the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed after Third Generation.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Serpent's Tail changes to Third Legacy when requirements for execution are met.
Fourth Legacy
File:Fourth Legacy from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
100 Ability Instant 1s 3y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250 to the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed after Fourth Generation.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Serpent's Tail changes to Fourth Legacy when requirements for execution are met.

Role Actions[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area
Second Wind
Second Wind Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Melee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS 8 Ability Instant 120s
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500 (Enhanced Second Wind 800)
Leg Sweep
Leg Sweep Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Melee DPS 10 Ability Instant 40s 3y
Stuns target.
Duration: 3s
Bloodbath
Bloodbath Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Melee DPS 12 Ability Instant 90s
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 20s
Feint
Feint Role from Final Fantasy XIV icon
Melee DPS 22 Ability Instant 90s 10y
Lowers target's physical damage dealt by 10% and magic damage dealt by 5%.
Duration: 10s (Enhanced Feint 15s)
Arm's Length
Arm's Length from Final Fantasy XIV icon
TankMelee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS 32 Ability Instant 120s
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
Melee DPS 50 Ability Instant 45s
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 10s
Maximum Charges: 2

Traits[]

Name Level Description
Viper's Fangs
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55 Allows the execution of Death Rattle.
Can only be executed after successfully completing a combo with Flanksting Strike, Flanksbane Fang, Hindsting Strike, or Hindsbane Fang.
Viper's Maw
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60 Allows the execution of Last Lash.
Can only be executed after successfully completing a combo with Jagged Maw or Bloodied Maw.
Melee Mastery
Melee Mastery from Final Fantasy XIV icon
74 Increases the potency of Steel Fangs to 200, Dread Fangs to 140, Hunter's Sting to 260, and Swiftskin's Sting to 260.
Viper's Bite
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75 Allows the execution of Twinfang Bite and Twinblood Bite.
Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Coil or Swiftskin's Coil.
Viper's Thresh
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80 Allows the execution of Twinfang Thresh and Twinblood Thresh.
Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Den or Swiftskin's Den.
Viper's Rattle
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82 Grants 1 stack of Rattling Coil upon successfully landing Dreadwinder or Pit of Dread.
Enhanced Slither
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84 Allows a third charge of Slither.
Melee Mastery II
Melee Mastery II from Final Fantasy XIV icon
84 Increases the potency of Flanksting Strike to 300, Flanksbane Fang to 300, Hindsting Strike to 300, and Hindsbane Fang to 300.
Enhanced Viper's Rattle
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88 Allows the stacking of a third Rattling Coil.
Serpent's Lineage
File:Serpent's Lineage from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
90 Allows for Serpent Offerings Gauge accumulation upon the landing of certain actions.
Furthermore, adds an additional effect to Serpent's Ire that grants Ready to Reawaken.
Duration: 30s
Uncoiled Fangs
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92 Allows the execution of Uncoiled Twinfang or Uncoiled Twinblood after successfully landing Uncoiled Fury.
Enhanced Serpent's Lineage
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96 Allows the stacking of a fifth Anguine Tribute in the Serpent Offerings Gauge.
Furthermore, allows the execution of Ouroboros while under the effect of Reawakened.
Serpent's Legacy
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100 Allows the execution of First Legacy after First Generation, Second Legacy after Second Generation, Third Legacy after Third Generation, and Fourth Legacy after Fourth Generation.

Role Traits[]

Name Level Description
Enhanced Second Wind
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Melee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS 94 Increases the healing potency of Second Wind to 800.
Enhanced Feint
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Melee DPS 98 Extends the duration of Feint to 15 seconds.

PvP Actions[]

Action Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area
Steel Fangs
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Hunter's Sting
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000.
Combo Action: Steel Fangs
Additional Effect: Grants Hunter's Instinct
Hunter's Instinct Effect: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 15s

Extends Hunter's Instinct duration by 15s to a maximum of 30s.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Barbarous Bite
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000.
Combo Action: Hunter's Sting

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Piercing Fangs
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.
Combo Action: Barbarous Bite

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Swiftskin's Sting
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000.
Combo Action: Piercing Fangs
Additional Effect: Grants Swiftscaled
Swiftscaled Effect: Reduces weaponskill recast time by 20%
Duration: 15s

Extends Swiftscaled duration by 15s to a maximum of 30s.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Ravenous Bite
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000.
Combo Action: Swiftskin's Sting

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Hunter's Snap
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Weaponskill Instant 15s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 8,000.
Additional Effect: Grants Hunter's Instinct
Hunter's Instinct Effect: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 15s

Extends Hunter's Instinct duration by 15s to a maximum of 30s.

Maximum Charges: 2

This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
※Action changes to Swiftskin's Coil upon execution.

Uncoiled Fury
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Weaponskill Instant 20s 20y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 8,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Potency is increased by 50% when attacking only a single target.
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Serpent's Tail
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Ability Instant 1s
Changes to Death Rattle, Twinfang Bite, Twinblood Bite, Uncoiled Twinfang, First Legacy, Second Legacy, Third Legacy, or Fourth Legacy when requirements for execution are met.
Slither
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Ability Instant 15s 20y
Rush to a targeted enemy's or party member's location.
Additional Effect: Grants Slither
Slither Effect: Increases damage dealt by next weaponskill by 25%
Duration: 10s
Maximum Charges: 3

Unable to cast if bound.

Snake Scales
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Ability Instant 30s
Grants Hardened Scales, changing Snake Scales to Backlash.
Hardened Scales Effect: Reduces damage taken by 50% and grants immunity to Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, Deep Freeze, and knockback and draw-in effects
Duration: 4s
Additional Effect: Grants Armored Scales to self, creating a barrier that nullifies damage equivalent to a heal of 6,000 potency
Duration: 4s

Grants Snake's Bane when barrier is completely absorbed.
Waiting 4s or executing Backlash while under the effect of Hardened Scales delivers an attack with a potency of 6,000 to all enemies within 5 yalms.
Range is increased by 15 yalms and potency is doubled for enemies within 5 yalms while under the effect of Snake's Bane.
Unable to move while under the effect of Hardened Scales.

Rattling Coil
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Ability Instant 60s
Resets the recast timer for Uncoiled Fury and Snake Scales.
Recast time is reduced by 10s upon earning a kill or an assist.
Swiftskin's Coil
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Weaponskill Instant 2.88s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 8,000.
Combo Action: Hunter's Snap
Additional Effect: Grants Swiftscaled
Swiftscaled Effect: Reduces weaponskill recast time by 20%
Duration: 15s

Extends Swiftscaled duration by 15s to a maximum of 30s.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

First Generation
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Weaponskill Instant 1.92s 5y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Combo Action: World-swallower

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

Second Generation
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Weaponskill Instant 1.92s 5y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Combo Action: First Generation

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

Third Generation
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Weaponskill Instant 1.92s 5y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Combo Action: Second Generation

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

Fourth Generation
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Weaponskill Instant 1.92s 5y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Combo Action: Third Generation

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

Ouroboros
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Weaponskill Instant 2.88s 5y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 10,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Extends Hunter's Instinct and Swiftscaled duration by 15s to a maximum of 30s

Can only be executed while under the effect of Reawakened. Effect fades upon execution.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Death Rattle
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Ability Instant 1s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.
Ignores the effects of Guard when dealing damage.
Additional Effect: Adds 3 seconds of charge to the limit gauge

Can only be executed after successfully landing Barbarous Bite or Ravenous Bite.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Twinfang Bite
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Ability Instant 1s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.
Ignores the effects of Guard when dealing damage.
Additional Effect: Adds 3 seconds of charge to the limit gauge

Can only be executed after successfully landing Hunter's Snap.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Twinblood Bite
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Ability Instant 1s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.
Ignores the effects of Guard when dealing damage.
Additional Effect: Adds 3 seconds of charge to the limit gauge

Can only be executed after successfully landing Swiftskin's Coil.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Uncoiled Twinfang
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Ability Instant 1s 20y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000 and all enemies nearby it.
Ignores the effects of Guard when dealing damage.
Additional Effect: Adds 3 seconds of charge to the limit gauge

Can only be executed after successfully landing Uncoiled Fury.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

First Legacy
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Ability Instant 1s 20y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000 and all enemies nearby it.
Ignores the effects of Guard when dealing damage.
Additional Effect: Adds 3 seconds of charge to the limit gauge

Can only be executed after successfully landing First Generation.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Second Legacy
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Ability Instant 1s 20y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000 and all enemies nearby it.
Ignores the effects of Guard when dealing damage.
Additional Effect: Adds 3 seconds of charge to the limit gauge

Can only be executed after successfully landing Second Generation.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Third Legacy
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Ability Instant 1s 20y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000 and all enemies nearby it.
Ignores the effects of Guard when dealing damage.
Additional Effect: Adds 3 seconds of charge to the limit gauge

Can only be executed after successfully landing Third Generation.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Fourth Legacy
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Ability Instant 1s 20y 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000 and all enemies nearby it.
Ignores the effects of Guard when dealing damage.
Additional Effect: Adds 3 seconds of charge to the limit gauge

Can only be executed after successfully landing Fourth Generation.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Backlash
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Ability Instant 1s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 6,000 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Absorbs 50% of damage dealt as HP

Range is increased by 15 yalms and potency is doubled for enemies within 5 yalms while under the effect of Snake's Bane.
Hardened Scales and Snake's Bane effects expire upon execution.<be>Can only be executed while under the effect of Hardened Scales.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

World-swallower
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Limit Break Instant 10s 20y 5y radius
Delivers a jumping physical attack to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 10,000.
Additional Effect: Grants Reawakened
Duration: 20s
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Noxious Gnash
Noxious Gnash Effect: Increases damage you deal target by 20%
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Heavy +75%
Duration: 5s

Can only be executed when the limit gauge is full.

Gauge Charge Time: 90s

※Dual Fang Combo changes to First Generation while under the effect of Reawakened.
Hunter's Snap changes to Ouroboros while under the effect of Reawakened

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[]

Vipers' Limit Breaks focus on dealing powerful damage to a single target. Vipers have the same Level 1 and Level 2 limit breaks as other Melee DPS classes.

Ability Level Description Image
Braver 1 Delivers an attack to a single target. FFXIV Braver
Bladedance 2 Delivers an attack to a single target, dealing 2.2x the damage of Braver. Bladedance XIV Limit Break
World-swallower 3 Delivers an attack to a single target, dealing 3.5x the damage of Braver.

Behind the scenes[]

Viper was first teased during the initial teaser trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail revealed at the 2023 Las Vegas Fan Festival, which featured the CG Warrior of Light as one, but never featured them wielding both swords and omitted one from scenes it would otherwise be rendered in.

The job was revealed properly during the 2023 London Fan Festival, where the extended teaser revealed the CG Warrior of Light using both blades, and details about the job were featured during the keynote speech at the festival.

Viper has taken some inspiration from Zidane Tribal, the protagonist of Final Fantasy IX. Though Zidane's official job is Thief, he can use both twin daggers and double-bladed swords in game. In the Dissidia Final Fantasy subseries Zidane can even combine his twin daggers into a double-bladed sword just like vipers do.

Etymology[]

The Viperidae (vipers) are a family of venomous snakes found all over the world that have relatively long, hinged fangs that permit deep penetration and injection of venom.

Citations[]

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