How to unlock blue mage in Final Fantasy XIV

Get your hands on this limited job.

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Heavily influenced by the enigmatic blue mage job in Final Fantasy XI, the next iteration in Final Fantasy XIV takes things differently. This time around, blue mage is a limited job. But just like its Final Fantasy XI counterpart, blue mage players can learn spells directly from enemies. With your arsenal of enemy-abilities, you can build your blue mage to be a tank, healer, DPS, or a hybrid. This job fits outside the mold of what the usual holy trinity structure allows.

However, there are several downsides to blue mage’s open-ended freedom. Limited jobs in Final Fantasy XIV are forbidden from matching with random players in the Duty Finder. Instead, blue mage focuses more on the solo play while leveling up before joining forces with pre-made party members for more challenging content. You’ll discover there are a ton of other unfortunate restrictions as a limited job, keeping you out of content such as The Forbidden Land, Eureka, as well as PvP battles. Blue mage also has a steep requirement before new players can unlock the job.

Complete the quest “Out of the Blue” in Limsa Lominsa

Head to Limsa Lominsa at the Lower Decks. You’ll find the Zealous Yellowjacket NPC (X:9.9, Y:11) just by the main aetheryte crystal. To pick up their quest, “Out of the Blue,” you’ll need to first reach level 50 as any Disciple of War or Magic. You also have to complete the main scenario quest, “The Ultimate Weapon.” Once you meet these requirements, you can accept the blue mage quest.

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Follow this quest chain to the end, and you’ll receive your blue mage weapon and soulstone. You’ll also earn a level 1 set of special blue mage armor. Equip your new stuff, take a look at your brand new spellbook, and start hunting for blue mage spells out in the wild.