Want to find out more about the upcoming Sage class in Final Fantasy 14? The FFXIV Endwalker expansion is out later this year, adding new dungeons, raids, gear, and systems. Alongside the many new features, we’re getting a new class – the Sage job. First introduced in Final Fantasy III and seen again in Final Fantasy Tactics, players have been long anticipating the arrival of the Sage class.
The Sage job in FFXIV is a vastly different take on the job we’ve seen in previous games; instead of using powerful white and black magic or inflicting status hindering attacks, the Sage is a barrier healer, similar to the Scholar. This is the fourth healer to be added to Final Fantasy 14, to sit alongside the White Mage, Scholar, and Astrologian.
While there isn’t much out there about the Sage class, we do know it’s one of two new jobs arriving when the Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker release date rolls around, alongside the newly announced Reaper class. So, let’s take a look at what we currently know about the Sage, the prerequisites to unlock the class, and how the Sage performs in combat.
FFXIV Sage class abilities
The Sage is a healer class, and uses detachable Aether imbued Nouliths to aid teammates in battle, whether that’s healing, buffing, or protecting the party using barriers. We know very little about the unlock requirements, but like other classes you’ll need to be level 70 or higher in either Discipline of War or Magic. There will also be a questline to complete in Limsa Lominsa, but we do not currently know who will set the quest, the exact location, or details of the story.
The Sage’s main job is to:
- Heal and protect the party with barriers
- Use Aether to manipulate Nouliths in combat
- Temporarily augment their own magic abilities
In a recent Letter from the Producer, more details including gameplay were revealed showing the Sage in action. Sage can attack and heal allies simultaneously, using Adder’s Gall, an ability that creates barriers as well as Icarus, which is a gap-closer dash ability.