Paladin

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Introduction

For centuries, the elite of the Sultansworn have served as personal bodyguards to the royal family of Ul'dah. Known as paladins, these men and women marry exquisite swordplay with stalwart shieldwork to create a style of combat uncompromising in its defense. Clad in brilliant silver armor, they charge fearlessly into battle, ever ready to lay down their lives for their liege. To be a paladin is to protect, and those who choose to walk this path will become the iron foundation upon which the party's defense is built.

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Paladin frame icon.png Paladin is a job unlockable at level 30 as an upgrade from the Gladiator class and is one of four Tank jobs.

General information

Guild

The Gladiators' Guild is in Ul'dah - Steps of Thal. Gladiators must specialize into paladin once they reach level 30, and complete the quests Main Scenario QuestSylph-management and Feature QuestThe Rematch. The job trainer is Jenlyns, who is normally found in Hustings Strip (10.7, 11.1).

Equipment

The paladin is a disciple of war and wears armor "of Fending." They use swords as weapons, and shields as defense. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the paladin:

Hunting Log

See gladiator hunting log.

Quests

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Paladin's Pledge Class quest 30 Lulutsu Paladin
Spirits Within.png  Spirits Within
1 Soul of the paladin icon1.png  Soul of the Paladin
Honor Lost Job quest 35 Jenlyns Sheltron.png  Sheltron
Oath Mastery.png  Oath Mastery
Power Struggles Class quest 40 Jenlyns Prominence.png  Prominence
Poisoned Hearts Job quest 45 Jenlyns 1 Gallant sollerets icon1.png  Gallant Sollerets
1 Gallant coronet icon1.png  Gallant Coronet
1 Gallant gauntlets icon1.png  Gallant Gauntlets
1 Gallant cuisses icon1.png  Gallant Cuisses
Parley in the Sagolii Job quest 45 Jenlyns Cover.png  Cover
Keeping the Oath Job quest 50 Jenlyns Hallowed Ground.png  Hallowed Ground
Like a knight in shining armor i icon1.png  Like a Knight in Shining Armor I
1 Gallant surcoat icon1.png  Gallant Surcoat
1 Valor armor coffer (il 90) icon1.png  Valor Armor Coffer (IL 90)
An Exemplary Example Job quest 50 Jenlyns
The Paladin Who Cried Wolf Job quest 52 Papashan
Big Sollerets to Fill Job quest 54 Constaint Goring Blade.png  Goring Blade
Hey Soul Crystal Job quest 56 Constaint Divine Veil.png  Divine Veil
All According to Plan Job quest 58 Constaint Clemency.png  Clemency
This Little Sword of Mine Job quest 60 Constaint Royal Authority.png  Royal Authority
Rage of Halone Mastery.png  Rage of Halone Mastery
Like a knight in shining armor ii icon1.png  Like a Knight in Shining Armor II
1 Creed armor coffer (il 210) icon1.png  Creed Armor Coffer (IL 210)
Tournament of the Century Job quest 60 Jenlyns
In Thal's Name Job quest 63 Mylla
In Nald's Name Job quest 65 Mylla
Fade to Black Lotus Job quest 68 Mylla
Raising the Sword Job quest 70 Mylla Passage of Arms.png  Passage of Arms
Like a knight in shining armor iii icon1.png  Like a Knight in Shining Armor III
1 Chivalrous armor coffer (il 290) icon1.png  Chivalrous Armor Coffer (IL 290)
Worth Fighting For Sidequest 80 Jenlyns Like a knight in shining armor iv icon1.png  Like a Knight in Shining Armor IV 1 Battledance materia vii icon1.png  Battledance Materia VII
1 Savage aim materia vii icon1.png  Savage Aim Materia VII
1 Savage might materia vii icon1.png  Savage Might Materia VII

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Fast Blade.png  Fast Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Fight or Flight.png  Fight or Flight Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 2 Ability Instant 60s Increases damage dealt by 25%.
Riot Blade.png  Riot Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Total Eclipse.png  Total Eclipse Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 6 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Shield Bash.png  Shield Bash Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 10 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Iron Will.png  Iron Will Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 10 Ability Instant 2s Significantly increases enmity generation.
Release Iron Will.png  Release Iron Will Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 10 Ability Instant 1s Cancels the effect of Iron Will.
Shield Lob.png  Shield Lob Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1Quest: That Old Familiar Feeling 15 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.
Rage of Halone.png  Rage of Halone Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Spirits Within.png  Spirits Within Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Paladin's Pledge 30 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 270.
Sheltron.png  Sheltron Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Honor Lost 35 Ability Instant 5s Reduces damage taken by 15%.
Sentinel.png  Sentinel Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 38 Ability Instant 120s Reduces damage taken by 30%.
Prominence.png  Prominence Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Power Struggles 40 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Cover.png  Cover Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Parley in the Sagolii 45 Ability Instant 120s Take all damage intended for another party member as long as said member remains within 10 yalms.
Circle of Scorn.png  Circle of Scorn Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 50 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Hallowed Ground.png  Hallowed Ground Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Keeping the Oath 50 Ability Instant 420s Renders you impervious to most attacks.
Bulwark.png  Bulwark Paladin frame icon.png PLD 52 Ability Instant 90s Block incoming attacks.
Goring Blade.png  Goring Blade Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Big Sollerets to Fill 54 Weaponskill Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 700.
Divine Veil.png  Divine Veil Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Hey Soul Crystal 56 Ability Instant 90s Creates a barrier around self and all party members near you that absorbs damage equivalent to 10% of your maximum HP.
Clemency.png  Clemency Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: All According to Plan 58 Spell 2,000 1.5s 2.5s Restores target's HP.
Royal Authority.png  Royal Authority Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: This Little Sword of Mine 60 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Intervention.png  Intervention Paladin frame icon.png PLD 62 Ability Instant 10s Reduces target party member's damage taken by 10%.
Holy Spirit.png  Holy Spirit Paladin frame icon.png PLD 64 Spell 1,000 1.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 350.
Requiescat.png  Requiescat Paladin frame icon.png PLD 68 Ability Instant 60s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300.
Passage of Arms.png  Passage of Arms Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Raising the Sword 70 Ability Instant 120s Increases block rate by 100% and creates a designated area in a cone behind you in which party members will only suffer 85% of all damage inflicted.
Holy Circle.png  Holy Circle Paladin frame icon.png PLD 72 Spell 1,000 1.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Intervene.png  Intervene Paladin frame icon.png PLD 74 Ability Instant 30s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Atonement.png  Atonement Paladin frame icon.png PLD 76 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 380.
Confiteor.png  Confiteor Paladin frame icon.png PLD 80 Spell 1,000 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 400 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Holy Sheltron.png  Holy Sheltron Paladin frame icon.png PLD 82 Ability Instant 5s Reduces damage taken by 15%.
Expiacion.png  Expiacion Paladin frame icon.png PLD 86 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 450 for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies.
Blade of Faith.png  Blade of Faith Paladin frame icon.png PLD 90 Spell 1,000 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 200 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Blade of Truth.png  Blade of Truth Paladin frame icon.png PLD 90 Spell 1,000 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 300 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Blade of Valor.png  Blade of Valor Paladin frame icon.png PLD 90 Spell 1,000 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 400 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.

PvP actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Fast Blade (PvP).png  Fast Blade (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.
Riot Blade (PvP).png  Riot Blade (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000.
Royal Authority (PvP).png  Royal Authority (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000.
Confiteor (PvP).png  Confiteor (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell Instant 20s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 8,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Shield Bash (PvP).png  Shield Bash (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000.
Intervene (PvP).png  Intervene (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 10s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000.
Guardian (PvP).png  Guardian (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 25s Rush to a target party member's side.
Holy Sheltron (PvP).png  Holy Sheltron (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 20s Grants Holy Sheltron and Knight's Resolve.
Atonement (PvP).png  Atonement (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 8,000.
Blade of Faith (PvP).png  Blade of Faith (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell Instant 2.4s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 4,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Blade of Truth (PvP).png  Blade of Truth (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell Instant 2.4s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 6,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Blade of Valor (PvP).png  Blade of Valor (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell Instant 2.4s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 8,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.

Common actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Standard-issue Elixir (PvP).png  Standard-issue Elixir (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability 4.5s 5s Restores your HP and MP to maximum. Casting will be interrupted when damage is taken.
Recuperate (PvP).png  Recuperate (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability 2,500 Instant 1s Restores own HP.
Purify (PvP).png  Purify Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 30s Removes Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, and Deep Freeze.
Guard (PvP).png  Guard (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 30s Reduces damage taken by 90% and grants immunity to Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, Deep Freeze, and knockback and draw-in effects.
Sprint (PvP).png  Sprint (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 1.5s Increases movement speed. Effect ends upon reuse or execution of another action.

Limit Break (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Phalanx (PvP).png  Phalanx (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Limit Break Instant 10s Grants the effect of Hallowed Ground to self and Phalanx to nearby party members.

Tank actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Rampart.png  Rampart Tank role.png Tank 8 Ability Instant 90s Reduces damage taken by 20%.
Low Blow.png  Low Blow Tank role.png Tank 12 Ability Instant 25s Stuns target.
Provoke.png  Provoke Tank role.png Tank 15 Ability Instant 30s Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list while gaining additional enmity.
Interject.png  Interject Tank role.png Tank 18 Ability Instant 30s Interrupts the use of a target's action.
Reprisal.png  Reprisal Tank role.png Tank 22 Ability Instant 60s Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 10%.
Arm's Length.png  Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Tank role.png Tank
32 Ability Instant 120s Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Shirk.png  Shirk Tank role.png Tank 48 Ability Instant 120s Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
Tank Mastery.png  Tank Mastery Gladiator frame icon.png GLA
Paladin frame icon.png PLD
Marauder frame icon.png MRD
Warrior frame icon.png WAR
Dark Knight frame icon.png DRK
Gunbreaker frame icon1.png GNB
1 Reduces damage taken by 20%. Furthermore, grants a bonus to maximum HP is granted based on your vitality attribute, and a bonus to damage dealt based on your strength attribute.
Oath Mastery.png  Oath Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Honor Lost 35 Increases Oath Gauge by 5 each time an auto-attack lands.
Chivalry.png  Chivalry Paladin frame icon.png PLD 58 Restores MP when using Riot Blade or Spirits Within.
Rage of Halone Mastery.png  Rage of Halone Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: This Little Sword of Mine 60 Upgrades Rage of Halone to Royal Authority.
Divine Magic Mastery.png  Divine Magic Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 64 Halves MP cost for all spells while preventing casting interruptions via damage taken.
Enhanced Prominence.png  Enhanced Prominence Paladin frame icon.png PLD 66 Grants the following effects after successfully completing a combo with Prominence:
Enhanced Sheltron.png  Enhanced Sheltron Paladin frame icon.png PLD 74 Extends the duration of Sheltron to 6 seconds.
Sword Oath.png  Sword Oath Paladin frame icon.png PLD 76 Gain three stacks of Sword Oath after successfully completing a combo with Royal Authority.
Enhanced Requiescat.png  Enhanced Requiescat Paladin frame icon.png PLD 80 Grants the effect of Confiteor Ready upon landing Requiescat.
Sheltron Mastery.png  Sheltron Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 82 Upgrades Sheltron to Holy Sheltron.
Enhanced Intervention.png  Enhanced Intervention Paladin frame icon.png PLD 82 Extends the duration of Intervention to 8 seconds.
Divine Magic Mastery II.png  Divine Magic Mastery II Paladin frame icon.png PLD 84 Adds a healing effect to Holy Spirit and Holy Circle.
Melee Mastery.png  Melee Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 84 Increases the potency of Fast Blade to 200, Riot Blade to 120, Royal Authority to 120, Holy Spirit to 350, and Atonement to 380.
Spirits Within Mastery.png  Spirits Within Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 86 Upgrades Spirits Within to Expiacion.
Enhanced Divine Veil.png  Enhanced Divine Veil Paladin frame icon.png PLD 88 Adds a healing effect to Divine Veil.

Combos

Performing actions in a certain order increases potency and applies combo bonuses.

Fast Blade.png => Riot Blade.png => Royal Authority.png = Deals high damage and recovers MP. Upon reaching level 60, the action Rage of Halone is upgraded to Royal Authority, further increasing the combo's damage. Upon reaching level 76, and learning the trait Sword Oath, Royal Authority also grants three stacks of Sword Oath.

Fast Blade.png => Riot Blade.png => Goring Blade.png = Recovers MP and applies a damage over time effect to target.

Total Eclipse.png => Prominence.png = Hits multiple enemies while also recovering MP.

Blade of Faith.png => Blade of Truth.png => Blade of Valor.png = Deals high damage to multiple enemies while also recovering MP.

Job mechanics

Oath Gauge is Paladin's Job Gauge.

Oath Gauge

Upon learning the action Iron Will (tank stance) at level 10, a symbol will appear on the screen indicating when it is in effect. Iron Will increases enmity gained from using other actions.

Oath gauge pve1.png

Upon learning the trait Oath Mastery, the symbol which indicates the use of Iron Will will change to also display the Oath Gauge.

Oath increases by 5 with every auto-attack: Auto-attack for Paladin occurs every 2.24 seconds. Every ability that uses Oath consumes 50 Oath, meaning that each of these abilities can be used once every 22.4 seconds.

Oath can be used on abilities Sheltron and its upgraded version Holy Sheltron, Intervention and Cover.

Oath gauge pve2.png

Simple Mode

Oath gauge pve simple mode1.png Iron Will (Active)

The gauge cannot be displayed in simple mode until learning the trait Oath Mastery at level 35.


Achievements

This job is associated with the following achievements:

Name Points Task Reward
Stick them with the pointy end iv icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End IV 5 Achieve gladiator level 40. -
Stick them with the pointy end v icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End V 5 Achieve gladiator level 50. -
Stick them with the pointy end vi icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End VI 5 Achieve gladiator level 60. -
Stick them with the pointy end vii icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End VII 5 Achieve gladiator level 70. -
Stick them with the pointy end viii icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End VIII 5 Achieve gladiator level 80. -
Stick them with the pointy end ix icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End IX 5 Achieve gladiator level 90. -
A tankless job i (paladin) icon1.png  A Tankless Job I (Paladin) 5 Complete 50 high-level duties as a paladin. Achievement title icon.png The Meat Shield
A tankless job ii (paladin) icon1.png  A Tankless Job II (Paladin) 10 Complete 100 high-level duties as a paladin. Achievement title icon.png Of the Stalwart Shield
But somebody's gotta do it (paladin) icon1.png  But Somebody's Gotta Do It (Paladin) 20 Complete 200 high-level duties as a paladin. Warlion horn icon1.png  Warlion Horn
Tank you, paladin i icon1.png  Tank You, Paladin I 5 Complete 50 dungeons (lv. 61 and above), extreme trials (lv. 61 and above), unreal trials, level 50/60/70/80 duty roulette dungeons, or duty roulette leveling duties as a paladin.

※Each roulette only counts with daily award bonus.

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Tank you, paladin ii icon1.png  Tank You, Paladin II 10 Complete 100 dungeons (lv. 61 and above), extreme trials (lv. 61 and above), unreal trials, level 50/60/70/80 duty roulette dungeons, or duty roulette leveling duties as a paladin.

※Each roulette only counts with daily award bonus.

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Tank you, paladin iii icon1.png  Tank You, Paladin III 20 Complete 300 dungeons (lv. 61 and above), extreme trials (lv. 61 and above), unreal trials, level 50/60/70/80 duty roulette dungeons, or duty roulette leveling duties as a paladin.

※Each roulette only counts with daily award bonus.

Battle lion horn icon1.png  Battle Lion Horn
Tank you, paladin iv icon1.png  Tank You, Paladin IV 20 Complete 500 dungeons (lv. 61 and above), extreme trials (lv. 61 and above), unreal trials, level 50/60/70/80 duty roulette dungeons, or duty roulette leveling duties as a paladin.

※Each roulette only counts with daily award bonus.

Achievement title icon.png Of Unyielding Oath
Tank you, paladin v icon1.png  Tank You, Paladin V 20 Complete 700 dungeons (lv. 61 and above), extreme trials (lv. 61 and above), unreal trials, level 50/60/70/80 duty roulette dungeons, or duty roulette leveling duties as a paladin.

※Each roulette only counts with daily award bonus.

Achievement title icon.png Of Unbreakable Oath

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