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Black Mage??

Im new to FF games. Lets say I wanted to play a Black Mage. I don't see it as a class I can pick at start so what exactly do you have to do to play one????  #confused

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  • bluevampyrebluevampyre RockhamptonPosts: 23Member
    Pick Thaumaturge, at level 30 you will have the option to undertake the story quests that will unlock the Black Mage job for your Thaumaturge provided you also have Arcanist (or Pugilist I'm not too sure) at level 15. Keep in mind that Black Mage is not a separate class to Thaumaturge. It's a Job (ie, talent spec) for Thaumaturge that gives you Black Mage specific spells and the ability to equip Black Mage specific gear.
  • PulsarManPulsarMan Tampa, FLPosts: 289Member

    You level the thaumaturge class to level 30, and a pugilist to level 15. You then qualify for the Black Mage job. You can also utilize skills from Archer. 

     

    http://www.gaiscioch.com/tavern/ffxiv_discussion/post_60598.html

  • TalketzantoTalketzanto Posts: 203Member Uncommon
    Oh ok thats starting to make more sense. So it would be a good idea to get a pug to 15 before I even start the thuarmaturge. Thanks people
  • MuruganMurugan D, COPosts: 1,494Member
    Originally posted by Talketzanto
    Oh ok thats starting to make more sense. So it would be a good idea to get a pug to 15 before I even start the thuarmaturge. Thanks people

    Pugilist requirement will be changed to arcanist for 2.0, I'd level Pugilist to 6 though (I think) so you can get Second Wind.  A nice TP based self heal.

  • VoqarVoqar Phoenix, AZPosts: 498Member
    Originally posted by Murugan
    Originally posted by Talketzanto
    Oh ok thats starting to make more sense. So it would be a good idea to get a pug to 15 before I even start the thuarmaturge. Thanks people

    Pugilist requirement will be changed to arcanist for 2.0, I'd level Pugilist to 6 though (I think) so you can get Second Wind.  A nice TP based self heal.

    Source?  Everything I've read or seen including video from beta 3 says Pugilist (which admittedly doesn't seem to make any sense).

     

    Is there anything IN the game that tells you about the jobs - so we know where to look once we're in to do some planning (since apparently a lot of info sites are wrong) ?

     

    This is a good link to the class/job system in general:

    http://ffxivrealm.com/guides/job-class-system-explained.6/

     

    This site has a lot of good info summarized from various sources, including class/job details:

    http://www.ffxivguild.com/

     

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  • DesertKidDesertKid Phoenix, AZPosts: 2Member
    Well, I had a level 49 thaumaturge from 1.0 and decided to log into this open beta to see how the black mage turned out.  I leveled up an Arcanist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  So I then leveld up a Pugilist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  I do see others running around with unlocked jobs, I just don't know what the issue is... Unless I have to do the class quests all over again, I am not too sure.  I guess that's the next thing I'll try.
  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon

    BLM probably needs

    "Black Mage Requirements
    Thaumaturge (30) -> Arcanist (15) -> Archer (??)

    (Possibly THM> ARC> ACN)"

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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Panama City, FLPosts: 619Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DesertKid
    Well, I had a level 49 thaumaturge from 1.0 and decided to log into this open beta to see how the black mage turned out.  I leveled up an Arcanist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  So I then leveld up a Pugilist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  I do see others running around with unlocked jobs, I just don't know what the issue is... Unless I have to do the class quests all over again, I am not too sure.  I guess that's the next thing I'll try.

    Why on earth did you level thaumaturge all the way to 49 without unlocking BLM in 1.0? lol

    Anyway....jobs are not available unless you previously unlocked them, level 20 is the open beta content lock.....so you will not be able to unlock blm.

  • ChrisboxChrisbox Monroe, NJPosts: 1,707Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kajidourden
    Originally posted by DesertKid
    Well, I had a level 49 thaumaturge from 1.0 and decided to log into this open beta to see how the black mage turned out.  I leveled up an Arcanist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  So I then leveld up a Pugilist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  I do see others running around with unlocked jobs, I just don't know what the issue is... Unless I have to do the class quests all over again, I am not too sure.  I guess that's the next thing I'll try.

    Why on earth did you level thaumaturge all the way to 49 without unlocking BLM in 1.0? lol

    Anyway....jobs are not available unless you previously unlocked them, level 20 is the open beta content lock.....so you will not be able to unlock blm.

    This ^

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  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kajidourden
    Originally posted by DesertKid
    Well, I had a level 49 thaumaturge from 1.0 and decided to log into this open beta to see how the black mage turned out.  I leveled up an Arcanist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  So I then leveld up a Pugilist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  I do see others running around with unlocked jobs, I just don't know what the issue is... Unless I have to do the class quests all over again, I am not too sure.  I guess that's the next thing I'll try.

    Why on earth did you level thaumaturge all the way to 49 without unlocking BLM in 1.0? lol

    Anyway....jobs are not available unless you previously unlocked them, level 20 is the open beta content lock.....so you will not be able to unlock blm.

    maybe he quitted before BLM was out? BLM didnt come till 1.21.

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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Panama City, FLPosts: 619Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Br3akingDawn
    Originally posted by Kajidourden
    Originally posted by DesertKid
    Well, I had a level 49 thaumaturge from 1.0 and decided to log into this open beta to see how the black mage turned out.  I leveled up an Arcanist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  So I then leveld up a Pugilist to level 15 and no quest to become a BLM.  I do see others running around with unlocked jobs, I just don't know what the issue is... Unless I have to do the class quests all over again, I am not too sure.  I guess that's the next thing I'll try.

    Why on earth did you level thaumaturge all the way to 49 without unlocking BLM in 1.0? lol

    Anyway....jobs are not available unless you previously unlocked them, level 20 is the open beta content lock.....so you will not be able to unlock blm.

    maybe he quitted before BLM was out? BLM didnt come till 1.21.

    Ahhhhh, you right

    Pardon, I derped all over the place.

  • DesertKidDesertKid Phoenix, AZPosts: 2Member
    Yeah, I quit right at about the time they released news about notorious monsters or whatever they were called.    I suppose I will just level an Archer to level 15 just in case... So that I can unlock the job upon game release.  I'm curious to know how people unblocked the BLM job before?
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