New FFXIV Discipline Info Revealed

By Chad Awkerman

March 15, 2010

Disciplines, basically groups of classes that all focus on the same idea. In Final Fantasy XIV you have your disciples of war, magic, land and hand. Each discipline contains a number of individual classes related to that field. Today Square-Enix updated the official FFXIV site with information on some new classes within those disciplines. The new information comes down to us about the Discipline of Magic’s conjurers and thaumaturge, as well as the Discipline of Land’s miner. Check out the basic info for those new classes after the jump.

Disciple of Land ~ Miner

The Miners’ Guild is responsible for the excavation and handling of Eorzea’s mineral wealth, be it ores, fossils, precious stones, or otherwise. It should come as no surprise, then, that their most eager customers are realm’s blacksmiths and goldsmiths.

To fully master the advanced techniques developed by the great mining nation of Ul’dah, miners must undertake a wide range of tasks, from the most meticulous prospecting of the most minute deposits to large-scale civil engineering. The guild staunchly subscribes to the theory of continental drift, and as such many among its ranks for their patron deity Oschon, the Wanderer. The primary tool of the miner is the pickaxe.

Disciple of Magic – Conjurer

Conjury calls upon elemental forces present in nature and concentrates them into a potency at which spells can be weaved. Through practiced meditation on the essences of creation, conjurers draw forth and absorb aether from their immediate surroundings. A wand or cane made from unworked wood is then utilized to focus the aether until it manifests as the desired spell. The seat of the Conjurers’ Guild lies at the Stillglade Fane in Gridania, where the voices of Eorzea’s elementals are said to be most powerful.

Disciple of Magic – Thaumaturge

In the hands of a skilled practitioner, thaumaturgy can be a force of terrifying destruction. At the heart of this school of magic lies the ability to call forth and command the latent aether within oneself through deep introspection.

To then mold that aether into sorcery, the thaumaturge makes use of a scepter or staff, within which is housed a medium – a natural stone imbued with magical properties. The guild is centered at the Arrzaneth Ossurary in Ul’dah, within whose hallowed halls are said to reside powers of life, death, and the beyond.

So, there’s the basic info on the three newly revealed disciplines. For more info on those, you can head on over to the official site. While you’re there, take a look at all the disciplines, because some info has been added and updated for many more. Final Fantasy XIV is an MMORPG set to hit the PC and the PlayStation 3 simultaneously worldwide sometime this year.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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