Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Guides & Information

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Final Fantasy 14 is back with yet another truly massive expansion: Shadowbringers. The paid payload of content includes more story quests, new dungeons and bosses, a massive number of Job reworks, and quite a lot more. Let’s not forget about the Dancer and Gunbreaker Jobs, after all. In fact, Shadowbringers might just be the biggest FF14 expansion to date. And that’s exactly why you’re going to need a metric truckload of Shadowbringers guides and information to get through it all.

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Luckily, we’ve been hard at work making sure that every morsel of info gets its own guide to coincide with the new expansion. You just have to take a look below and find whatever detail suits you! When you find what you’re looking for, click the appropriate link to get started. And don’t worry: We’ll continue to update this page with more FF14: Shadowbringers guides and details as the expansion rolls out.

Job Guides & Information – FF14: Shadowbringers

We’re still working on this section! We don’t have a full list of links to share with you just yet, but make sure to check back soon. We’ll continue updating the site with more Shadowbringers Job guides — and link back to them here — over time. Until then, feel free to peruse this list of Jobs in FF14 for a quick look at what you might like to play.

  • Warrior – Melee tank Job. Begins as the Marauder until level 30.
  • Paladin – Melee tank Job. Begins as the Gladiator until level 30. Check out our Paladin guide here!
  • Dark Knight – Melee tank Job that relies on magic more than similar Jobs. Begins directly at level 30 after reaching Heavensward. Check out our Dark Knight guide here!
  • Gunbreaker – Melee tank Job. Begins directly at level 60 after reaching Shadowbringers. Check out our Gunbreaker guide here!
  • White Mage – Ranged healer Job. Begins as the Conjurer until level 30.
  • Scholar – Ranged healer Job with NPC pets. Begins as the Arcanist until level 30. Shares level progress with the Summoner.
  • Astrologian – Ranged healer Job that semi-randomly draws cards to cast abilities. Begins directly at level 30 after reaching HeavenswardCheck out our Astrologian guide here!
  • Bard – Ranged DPS Job. Begins as the Archer until level 30.
  • Machinist – Melee tank Job. Begins as the Marauder until level 30. Check out our Machinist guide here!
  • Dancer – Ranged DPS Job with “support” buffs. Begins directly at level 60 after reaching ShadowbringersCheck out our Dancer guide here!
  • Black Mage – Ranged DPS Job. Begins as the Thaumaturge until level 30.
  • Red Mage – Ranged DPS Job with some light melee combos. Begins directly at level 50 when you reach level 50 as any other FF14 combat Job. Check out our Red Mage guide here!
  • Summoner – Ranged DPS Job with NPC pets. Begins as the Arcanist until level 30. Shares level progress with the Scholar.
  • Monk – Melee DPS Job. Begins as the Pugilist until level 30.
  • Ninja – Melee DPS Job that can increase party-wide damage. Begins as the Rogue until level 30. You must also reach level 15 on another FF14 combat Job to unlock the Rogue quest.
  • Dragoon – Melee DPS Job. Begins as the Lancer until level 30.
  • Samurai – Melee DPS Job with with a heavy focus on pure damage. Begins directly at level 50 when you reach level 50 as any other FF14 combat Job. Check out our Samurai guide here!
  • Blue Mage* – Ranged DPS Job. The Blue Mage is currently the only “limited job” in FF14. It is restricted to certain content types, but can also learn unique spells and enter special Blue Mage-only content.

Shadowbringers Trial Guide

Trial Guides – FF14: Shadowbringers

We’re still working on this section! We don’t have a full list of links to share with you just yet, but make sure to check back soon. We’ll continue updating the site with more Shadowbringers Trial guides — and link back to them here — over time. Until then, feel free to peruse this list of known Trials in FF14 for a quick look at what to expect.

  • The Dancing Plague: Titania – Titania is a Lightwarden and de facto king of the pixies. They are the first Trial in FF14: Shadowbringers. You can read our full guide to The Dancing Plague here!
  • Innocence – The FF14 5.0 patch notes tease at least one other Trial, called Innocence, featuring an angel-like creature bathed in golden light.
  • Final Shadowbringers Trial – There is one final Trial in Shadowbringers, tied to the last fight in patch 5.0. We won’t go into details here in order to avoid spoilers.

Dungeon Guides – FF14: Shadowbringers

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We’re still working on this section! We don’t have a full list of links to share with you just yet, but make sure to check back soon. We’ll continue updating the site with more Shadowbringers dungeon guides — and link back to them here — over time. Until then, feel free to peruse this list of known dungeons in FF14.

Raid Guides – FF14: Shadowbringers

We’re still working on this section! We don’t have a full list of links to share with you just yet, but make sure to check back soon. We’ll continue updating the site with more Shadowbringers raid guides — and link back to them here — over time. Until then, feel free to peruse this list of known raids in FF14 for a quick look at what to expect.

  • Eden’s Gate – An eight-player “normal raid” similar to Omega and Alexander. If this is like previous FF14 raids, it will be split into three acts with four individual chapters each — for a total of 12 mini-raids that will tell one expansive story.
  • YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse – A 24-player “alliance raid” similar to Return to Ivalice. This will be a crossover between FF14 and NieR: Automata. NieR designers Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito are involved in its development.

FF14 Shadowbringers Side Story Quests

Important Side Quests List – FF14: Shadowbringers

We’re still working on this section! We don’t have a full list of links to share just yet, but make sure to check back soon. We’ll continue updating the site with more Shadowbringers side quest guides — and link back to them here — over time. Until then, feel free to peruse this list of known side quests in FF14 for a quick look at what to expect.

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Main Scenario Quest (MSQ) List – FF14: Shadowbringers

To begin the Shadowbringers Main Scenario Quest, you must first reach level 70 on any Disciple of War or Disciple of Magic (i.e. a combat class). Then complete the Stormblood main story quests until you pass the mission titled “A Requiem for Heroes.” This will trigger a series of cutscenes, as well as end credits for Stormblood in FF14.

  • The Cyrcus Trench (Level 70)
  • City of the First (Level 70)

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We’re still working on this section! We don’t have a full list of links to share with you just yet, but make sure to check back soon. We’ll continue updating the site with more Shadowbringers Job guides — and link back to them here — over time. Until then, feel free to peruse this list of known raids in FF14 for a quick look at what to expect.


And there you have it! Thanks for taking the time to check out our guides to Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers. Check back on this page again soon for even more information, guides, details, leaks, and updates. Until then, best of luck becoming the Warrior of Darkness!

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