FF14GILHUB Goal is to Better FFXIV Gil Service,Cheaper Final Fantasy XIV Gil!

Dragoon or Black Mage for FFXIV 3.4 patch

As a non-raider (and one who doesn't have Dragoon at 60 outside PoTD yet) take this with a grain of salt, but Dragoon and Black Mage has strengths and weaknesses.

Dragoon or Black Mage for FFXIV 3.4 patch

A common weakness they both share is they played improperly they are susceptible to AoEs. But for different reasons. The design of Black Mage forces the player to stand still to they their spells won't cast. Forcing a choice between getting a spell off or escaping damage. Dragoon on the other hand is very mobile but the animation locks for Jumps cause it to be memetically more susceptible than Black Mage in this regard. Its a moot point if you know the Job and the fight well but mistakes can still happen.

 

Another shared weakness is that the expansion forced Timers and made them nessisary for their most powerful skills.Black Mage is hit with this more because the spells in question take time to cast so a mistimed spell could cost you major DPS since certain bosses have invincibility periods upon which the timer will not refresh. Dragoons do not have the problem of waiting for the attacks to finish but they still need to actually hit a target to refresh their timer. And they have a spell that takes time off of it instead of adding to it.

 

When it comes to survivability...

 

ironically Black Mage seems more durable. They have two defensive cooldowns (A concept that's usually reserved for Tanks), Each negating either physical or magical damage up to 30% of their max HP (they also have a cooldown that can increase a fellow party member's magic resistance and can use Arcanist's Eye for an Eye and Virus). They can also use Lethargy to slow the target down, but that might not be useful in instances.

 

Dragoon on the other hand can cross class Foresight (a defensive CD, but a rather weak one) and have Blood for Blood by default (which has high rish high reward as its basis, increases both damage coming in and damage coming out, which usually means that they are more likely to die. With that said they also have Elusive Jump for avoiding AoEs, Keen Flurry for a laughable increase in Parry and Feint an attack that also slows down the target (still limited in use...unless you're a BRD/MCH looking for a scathe analogue). Since WAR is needed for the Job anyway they also have access to the Lifesteal CD Bloodbath.

 

Utility: As mentioned before. Black Mage has Apocastasis and can use Eye for an Eye. Both are useful for mitigation (thought the former cannot be used freely on the same target). Dragoon on the other hand has Battle Litany an AoE Critical hit rate buff, which gives it an edge over Black Mage in this respect (see, DPS checks).

I'd say it depends on your goals and static.

Related News
02
May

A FFXIV Summoner Guide part1:The most difficult class?

For most, Final Fantasy XIV Summoner(SMN) is arguably the most difficult class to be good at. Every single decision will impact your Final Fantasy XIV DPS

05
Aug

Square Enix did have a sort-of skillchain system in FFXIV 1.0

Another problem that was particularly notorious in FFXI with this system was the fact it fostered 'job favouritism' for the aforementioned element-bonus.

08
Aug

Which meant that we kicked him 3 times in the same ffxiv dungeon

The second experience in question consisted of an incident back when I tanked the Lost City of Amdapor (this was back when this was very new content)

26
Sep

Dark Knight Buff in 3.4 ffxiv patch

To me he can even receive put Mind Down debuff too with DArts using Delirium. (but at this point he will the the tollset boy of the pvp xD)

25
May

Make some job or class for FFXIV

Ever see the job introductions on the FFXIV Armoury site and notice that a good portion of them start with some sort of location like Ul'dah for Paladin or Ishgard for Dragoon?

18
Jul

The operation of using auction house and the interpretation of retainer system about FFXIV

The operation of using auction house and the interpretation of retainer system about FFXIV

Leave A Reply

FF14GILHUB Top News

02
May

Final Fantasy XIV Post Level 60 Paladin Guide

Hey guys, we must say that we are really digging what Square Enix have done with Final Fantasy XIV and we could not be any more excited for Stormblood.

28
Apr

Some Of The Problems We Have With Final Fantasy XIV's PvP!

Hey guys, we are not just here to offering you a safe place to buy Final Fantasy XIV Gil online. We also love to share with you fellow FFXIV players

13
Mar

How to Get ffxiv gil Fast in the Final Fantasy XIV

As we know ffxiv gil is very important in Final Fantasy XIV, you can use them to buy gears, mounts, equipment, armor, weapon, bags etc. Many things need to cost your gil, so you always feel your ffxiv gil not enough. Today, let's summary of how to fast farm ffxiv gil quickly in the Final Fantasy XIV.