Final Fantasy XIV has already received a couple patches since the release of its newest expansion pack, Stormblood, last month.
This newest patch added the Extreme raid but it also buffed a lot of the current classes in the game. There was a lot of chatter about the 4.0 Warrior’s role going forward since that was one of the classes hit hardest, but now it looks like we have a clearer picture going forward.
Here’s the list of changes the Warrior received:
|Defiance||The Beast Gauge will no longer be halved when Deliverance is executed while under the effect of Defiance.|
|Deliverance||The Beast Gauge will no longer be halved when Defiance is executed while under the effect of Deliverance.|
|Storm’s Path||Combo potency increased from 250 to 270.|
|Unchained||Beast Gauge cost has been removed.|
|Steel Cyclone||The additional effect “Absorbs a portion of damage dealt as HP” has been added.|
|Inner Release||Beast Gauge cost has been removed.|
It looks like the problems with Beast Gauge has at least been solved. You’re no longer going to be left with a weird number with nothing to do with it. This appears to bring the Warrior class back onto its feet.
Dragoon is another class that received a lot of reworking. Many of its skills were changed in a good way. Like the Warrior, there was a lot of chatter about the various problems facing the Dragoon and Square Enix is doing their best to fix that.
Here’s the list of changes the Dragoon received:
|Elusive Jump||Recast time reduced from 60 to 30 seconds.|
|Blood of the Dragon||Duration increased from 15 to 20 seconds.|
|Sonic Thrust||The combo bonus “Increases Blood of the Dragon duration by 10s to a maximum of 30s” has been added.|
|Dragon Sight||Range increased from 6 to 12 yalms.|
|Lance Mastery||Potency increase changed from 30 to 100.|
|Mirage Dive||Animation lock after executing Mirage Dive has been shortened.|
On top of all this, Stormblood added the Savage difficulty to Omega: Deltascape. Now players have another level of this raid to try out for a little bit.
Final Fantasy XIV also added a new source of currency called Allegan tomestones of creation. Once you reach level 70 with any class or job, you will be able to start earning these tomestones. You will be able to take them to Rhalgr’s Reach and exchange them for gear once you begin earning them.
To check out the full list of changes, you can check out the complete list of patch notes here.