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 (PLD) 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 on The Royal Promenade in the Hustings Strip (X:10.7, Y:11.1). The Hustings Strip, which is a second floor of the Steps of Thal, is accessed via staircases off of the Gold Court. There is an Aethernet Shard for the The Royal Promenade there, as well.

Equipment

The paladin is a disciple of war and wears armor and accessories "of Fending." They use swords as weapons and shields for both offense and defense.

Weapon Armor Accessories
Gladiator's Arms
Shields
Head
Body
Hands
Legs
Feet
Bracelets
Earrings
Necklace
Ring

Hunting Log

See gladiator hunting log.

Quests

Paladin Job Quests

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Paladin's Pledge Class quest 30 Lulutsu Paladin
Spirits Within.png  Spirits Within
Paladin (Simple) Adventurer Plate
Paladin (Simple) Adventurer Plate
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
Paladin - Part 1
Paladin - Part 1
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
Paladin - Part 2
Paladin - Part 2
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
Paladin - Part 3
Paladin - Part 3
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
Paladin - Part 4
Paladin - Part 4
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

Tank Role Quests (Shadowbringers)

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
The Man with Too Many Scars Role quest 70 Granson
Shaped by Tragedy Role quest 72 Granson
Defined by Loss Role quest 74 Granson
The Princess and Her Knight Role quest 76 Granson
The Hardened Heart Role quest 78 Sul Oul 1 Paella icon1.png  Paella
To Have Loved and Lost Role quest 80 Sul Oul Speaker for the righteous icon1.png  Speaker for the Righteous
Tank Role Quests (Shadowbringers)
Tank Role Quests (Shadowbringers)
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

Tank Role Quests (Endwalker)

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Shrouded in Peril Role quest 85 Gridanian Delegate
To Give Voice Role quest 86 Keeper of the Entwined Serpents
A Gift Undone Role quest 87 Keeper of the Entwined Serpents
A Pact Proven Role quest 88 Keeper of the Entwined Serpents
Hearts True Role quest 89 Keeper of the Entwined Serpents 1 Coconut cod chowder icon1.png  Coconut Cod Chowder
A Path Unveiled Role quest 90 Keeper of the Entwined Serpents More than death icon1.png  More than Death
Tank Role Quests (Endwalker)
Tank Role Quests (Endwalker)
2 Battledance materia ix icon1.png  Battledance Materia IX
2 Savage aim materia ix icon1.png  Savage Aim Materia IX
2 Savage might materia ix icon1.png  Savage Might Materia IX

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Fast Blade.png  Fast Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Fight or Flight.png  Fight or Flight Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 2 Ability Instant 60s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Increases damage dealt by 25%.
Duration: 20s
Riot Blade.png  Riot Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
Combo Action: Fast Blade
Combo Potency: 300
Combo Bonus: Restores MP
Total Eclipse.png  Total Eclipse Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 6 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
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 Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 6s
Iron Will.png  Iron Will Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 10 Ability Instant 2s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Significantly increases enmity generation.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Release Iron Will.png  Release Iron Will Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 10 Ability Instant 1s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
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 Range icon.png 20y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Rage of Halone.png  Rage of Halone Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Riot Blade
Combo Potency: 330
Spirits Within.png  Spirits Within Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Paladin's Pledge 30 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 270.
Additional Effect: Restores MP
Sheltron.png  Sheltron Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Honor Lost 35 Ability Instant 5s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Reduces damage taken by 15%.
Duration: 6s
Oath Gauge Cost: 50
Sentinel.png  Sentinel Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 38 Ability Instant 120s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Reduces damage taken by 30%.
Duration: 15s
Prominence.png  Prominence Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Power Struggles 40 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Combo Action: Total Eclipse
Combo Potency: 170
Combo Bonus: Restores MP
Combo Bonus: Grants Divine Might
Divine Might Effect: Allows next Holy Spirit or Holy Circle to be cast immediately with increased potency
Duration: 30s
Cover.png  Cover Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Parley in the Sagolii 45 Ability Instant 120s Range icon.png 10y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Take all damage intended for another party member as long as said member remains within 10 yalms.
Does not activate with certain attacks.
Duration: 12s
Oath Gauge Cost: 50
Circle of Scorn.png  Circle of Scorn Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 50 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 30
Duration: 15s
Hallowed Ground.png  Hallowed Ground Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Keeping the Oath 50 Ability Instant 420s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Renders you impervious to most attacks.
Duration: 10s
Bulwark.png  Bulwark Paladin frame icon.png PLD 52 Ability Instant 90s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Block incoming attacks.
Duration: 10s
Goring Blade.png  Goring Blade Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Big Sollerets to Fill 54 Weaponskill Instant 60s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 700.
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Divine Veil.png  Divine Veil Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Hey Soul Crystal 56 Ability Instant 90s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 30y
Creates a barrier around self and all party members near you that absorbs damage equivalent to 10% of your maximum HP.
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: Restore target's HP
Cure Potency: 400
Clemency.png  Clemency Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: All According to Plan 58 Spell 2,000 1.5s 2.5s Range icon.png 30y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 1,000
Additional Effect: Restores to self 50% of HP restored to target if target is a party member
Royal Authority.png  Royal Authority Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: This Little Sword of Mine 60 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
Combo Action: Riot Blade
Combo Potency: 400
Combo Bonus: Grants 3 stacks of Sword Oath.
Duration: 30s
Combo Bonus: Grants Divine Might
Divine Might Effect: Allows next Holy Spirit or Holy Circle to be cast immediately with increased potency
Duration: 30s
Intervention.png  Intervention Paladin frame icon.png PLD 62 Ability Instant 10s Range icon.png 30y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Reduces target party member's damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 8s
Additional Effect: Increases damage reduction by an additional 10% if Rampart or Sentinel are active
Additional Effect: Grants Knight's Resolve to target
Knight's Resolve Effect: Reduces damage taken by 10%
Duration: 4s
Additional Effect: Grants Knight's Benediction to target
Knight's Benediction Effect: Gradually restores HP
Cure Potency: 250
Duration: 12s
Oath Gauge Cost: 50
Holy Spirit.png  Holy Spirit Paladin frame icon.png PLD 64 Spell 1,000 1.5s 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 350.
Divine Might Potency: 450
Requiescat Potency: 650
The effect of Divine Might will be prioritized over Requiescat when under the effect of both.
Additional Effect: Restores own HP
Cure Potency: 400
Requiescat.png  Requiescat Paladin frame icon.png PLD 68 Ability Instant 60s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 320.
Additional Effect: Grants 4 stacks of Requiescat
Requiescat Effect: Increases the potency of Holy Spirit, Holy Circle, and all Confiteor combo actions and spells will require no cast time
Additional Effect: Grants Confiteor Ready
Duration: 30s
Passage of Arms.png  Passage of Arms Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Raising the Sword 70 Ability Instant 120s Range icon.png 0y
Conal AoE behind user 8y
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.
Duration: 18s
Effect ends upon using another action or moving (including facing a different direction).
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Holy Circle.png  Holy Circle Paladin frame icon.png PLD 72 Spell 1,000 1.5s 2.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Divine Might Potency: 200
Requiescat Potency: 300
The effect of Divine Might will be prioritized over Requiescat when under the effect of both.
Additional Effect: Restores own HP
Cure Potency: 400
Intervene.png  Intervene Paladin frame icon.png PLD 74 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 20y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Maximum Charge: 2
Cannot be executed while bound.
Atonement.png  Atonement Paladin frame icon.png PLD 76 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400.
Additional Effect: Restores MP
Can only be executed while under the effect of Sword Oath.
Confiteor.png  Confiteor Paladin frame icon.png PLD 80 Spell 1,000 Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 420 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Requiescat Potency: 920
Additional Effect: Restores own HP
Cure Potency: 400
Can only be executed while under the effect of Confiteor Ready. Effect fades upon execution.
Holy Sheltron.png  Holy Sheltron Paladin frame icon.png PLD 82 Ability Instant 5s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Reduces damage taken by 15%.
Duration: 8s
Additional Effect: Grants Knight's Resolve
Knight's Resolve Effect: Reduces damage taken by 15%
Duration: 4s
Additional Effect: Grants Knight's Benediction
Knight's Benediction Effect: Gradually restores HP
Cure Potency: 250
Duration: 12s
Oath Gauge Cost: 50
Expiacion.png  Expiacion Paladin frame icon.png PLD 86 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 3y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
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.
Additional Effect: Restores MP
Blade of Faith.png  Blade of Faith Paladin frame icon.png PLD 90 Spell 1,000 Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 220 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Requiescat Potency: 720
Combo Action: Confiteor
Additional Effect: Restores own HP
Cure Potency: 400

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Blade of Truth.png  Blade of Truth Paladin frame icon.png PLD 90 Spell 1,000 Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 320 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Requiescat Potency: 820
Combo Action: Blade of Faith
Additional Effect: Restores own HP
Cure Potency: 400

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Blade of Valor.png  Blade of Valor Paladin frame icon.png PLD 90 Spell 1,000 Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 420 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Requiescat Potency: 920
Combo Action: Blade of Truth
Additional Effect: Restores own HP
Cure Potency: 400

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Limit Breaks (PvE)

See also: Limit Break
Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Limit break icon1.png  Shield Wall Tank role.png Tank 1 Limit Break Level 1 Instant Instant Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 50y
Reduces damage taken by all party members by 20%.
Limit break icon1.png  Stronghold Tank role.png Tank 1 Limit Break Level 2 Instant Instant Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 50y
Reduces damage taken by all party members by 40%.
Limit break icon1.png  Last Bastion Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1 Limit Break Level 3 Instant Instant Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 50y
Reduces damage taken by all party members by 80%.

Tank role actions (PvE)

See also: Role actions
Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Rampart.png  Rampart Tank role.png Tank 8 Ability Instant 90s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Reduces damage taken by 20%.
Duration: 20s
Low Blow.png  Low Blow Tank role.png Tank 12 Ability Instant 25s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Stuns target.
Duration: 5s
Provoke.png  Provoke Tank role.png Tank 15 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 25y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
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 Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Interrupts the use of a target's action.
Reprisal.png  Reprisal Tank role.png Tank 22 Ability Instant 60s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 10%.
Duration: 10s
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 Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s
Shirk.png  Shirk Tank role.png Tank 48 Ability Instant 120s Range icon.png 25y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.

PvP actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Fast Blade (PvP).png  Fast Blade (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Range icon.png 5y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Riot Blade (PvP).png  Riot Blade (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Range icon.png 5y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000.
Combo Action: Fast Blade

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Royal Authority (PvP).png  Royal Authority (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Range icon.png 5y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000.
Combo action: Riot Blade
Additional Effect: Grants a stack of Sword Oath, up to a maximum of 3.
Duration: 10s

※Royal Authority Combo changes to Atonement while under the effect of Sword Oath.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Confiteor (PvP).png  Confiteor (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell Instant 20s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 12,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Sacred Claim.
Sacred Claim Effect: Restores HP when successfully landing an attack on targets under this effect.
Cure Potency: 3,000
Duration: 10s
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Shield Bash (PvP).png  Shield Bash (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 15s Range icon.png 5y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 3s
Additional Effect: Grants a stack of Sword Oath, up to a maximum of 3
Duration: 10s

※Royal Authority Combo changes to Atonement while under the effect of Sword Oath.
Intervene (PvP).png  Intervene (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 10s Range icon.png 20y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000.
Additional Effect: Grants a stack of Sword Oath, up to a maximum of 3
Duration: 10s
Maximum Charges: 2
Cannot be executed while bound.

※Royal Authority Combo changes to Atonement while under the effect of Sword Oath.
Guardian (PvP).png  Guardian (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 25s Range icon.png 20y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Rush to a target party member's side.
Additional Effect: Take all damage intended for the targeted party member.
Duration: 10s
Can only be executed when member is closer than 10 yalms.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Has no effect on targets interacting with an object.
Holy Sheltron (PvP).png  Holy Sheltron (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 20s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 0y
Grants Holy Sheltron and Knight's Resolve.
Holy Sheltron Effect: Creates a barrier around self that absorbs damage equivalent to a heal of 8,000 potency.
Duration: 4s
If the barrier is not absorbed and the effect duration expires, deals unaspected damage to all nearby enemies with a potency equal to 150% of the barrier's remaining potency.
Knight's Resolve Effect: Reduces damage taken by 20%.
Duration: 8s
Additional Effect: Heavy +75%
Duration: 5s
Atonement (PvP).png  Atonement (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Range icon.png 5y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 8,000.
Additional Effect: Restores own HP
Cure Potency: 4,000
Can only be executed while under the effect of Sword Oath.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Blade of Faith (PvP).png  Blade of Faith (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell Instant 2.4s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 7,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Potency is increased by 50% when target is under the effect of Sacred Claim.
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Sacred Claim.
Sacred Claim Effect: Restores HP when successfully landing an attack on targets under this effect.
Cure Potency: 3,000
Duration: 10s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Blade of Faith Ready.

※Action changes to Blade of Truth upon execution.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Blade of Truth (PvP).png  Blade of Truth (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell Instant 2.4s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 8,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Potency is increased by 50% when target is under the effect of Sacred Claim.
Combo Action: Blade of Faith
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Sacred Claim.
Sacred Claim Effect: Restores HP when successfully landing an attack on targets under this effect.
Cure Potency: 3,000
Duration: 10s

※Action changes to Blade of Valor upon execution.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Blade of Valor (PvP).png  Blade of Valor (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell Instant 2.4s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 9,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Potency is increased by 50% when target is under the effect of Sacred Claim.
Combo Action: Blade of Truth
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Sacred Claim.
Sacred Claim Effect: Restores HP when successfully landing an attack on targets under this effect.
Cure Potency: 3,000
Duration: 10s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Limit Break (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Phalanx (PvP).png  Phalanx (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Limit Break Instant 10s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 15y
Grants the effect of Hallowed Ground to self and Phalanx to nearby party members.
Hallowed Ground Effect: Renders you impervious to all attacks
Duration: 10s
Phalanx Effect: Reduces damage taken by 33%
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Grants Blade of Faith Ready
Duration: 10s
Can only be executed when the limit gauge is full.
Gauge Charge Time: 120s

※Action changes to Blade of Faith upon execution.

Common actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Standard-issue Elixir (PvP).png  Standard-issue Elixir (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability 4.5s 5s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
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 Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 15,000
Purify (PvP).png  Purify (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Removes Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, and Deep Freeze.
Additional Effect: Grants Resilience
Resilience Effect: Nullifies status afflictions that can be removed by Purify
Duration: 5s
Can be used even when under the effect of certain status afflictions.
Guard (PvP).png  Guard (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Reduces damage taken by 90% and grants immunity to Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, Deep Freeze, and knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 5s
Movement speed is reduced by 50% for the duration of this effect.
Effect ends upon reuse, using another action, or when the effect duration expires.
Sprint (PvP).png  Sprint (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 1.5s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Increases movement speed. Effect ends upon reuse or execution of another action.

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. Grants the following effects after successfully completing a combo with Royal Authority:
Combo Bonus: Grants Divine Might
Divine Might Effect: Allows next Holy Spirit or Holy Circle to be cast immediately with increased potency
Duration: 30s
Enhanced Prominence.png  Enhanced Prominence Paladin frame icon.png PLD 66 Grants the following effects after successfully completing a combo with Prominence:
Combo Bonus: Grants Divine Might
Divine Might Effect: Allows next Holy Spirit or Holy Circle to be cast immediately with increased potency
Duration: 30s
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.
Duration: 30s
Enhanced Requiescat.png  Enhanced Requiescat Paladin frame icon.png PLD 80 Grants the effect of Confiteor Ready upon landing Requiescat.
Duration: 30s
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.
Grants Knight's Resolve to target, reducing damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 4s
Grants Knight's Benediction to target, gradually restoring HP over time.
Cure Potency: 250
Duration: 12s
Divine Magic Mastery II.png  Divine Magic Mastery II Paladin frame icon.png PLD 84 Adds a healing effect to Holy Spirit, Holy Circle, and Confiteor.
Cure Potency: 400
Melee Mastery.png  Melee Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 84 Increases the potency of Fast Blade to 200, Riot Blade to 140, Royal Authority to 140, Holy Spirit to 350, and Atonement to 400.
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.
Cure Potency: 400

Dawntrail new actions and traits

Actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
40px  Supplication Paladin frame icon.png PLD 76 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 460.
Additional Effect: Restores MP
Additional Effect: Grants Sepulcher Ready
Duration: 30s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Supplication Ready.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Atonement changes to Supplication when requirements for execution are met.
40px  Sepulcher Paladin frame icon.png PLD 76 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 3y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 480.
Additional Effect: Restores MP
Can only be executed while under the effect of Supulcher Ready.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Supplication changes to Sepulcher when requirements for execution are met.
40px  Guardian Paladin frame icon.png PLD 92 Ability Instant 120s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Reduces damage taken by 40%.
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Erects a magicked barrier which nullifies damage equivalent to a heal of 1,000 potency
Duration: 15s
40px  Imperator Paladin frame icon.png PLD 96 Ability Instant 60s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 580 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Grants 4 stacks of Requiescat
Requiescat Effect: Increases the potency of Holy Spirit, Holy Circle, and all Confiteor combo actions and spells will require no cast time
Additional Effect: Grants Confiteor Ready
Duration: 30s
40px  Blade of Honor Paladin frame icon.png PLD 100 Ability Instant 1s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 740 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Blade of Honor Ready.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Imperator changes to Blade of Honor when requirements for execution are met.

Traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
Enhanced fight or flight.png  Enhanced Fight or Flight Paladin frame icon.png PLD 54 Grants Goring Blade Ready upon executing Fight or Flight.
Duration: 30s
40px  Sentinel Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 92 Upgrades Sentinel to Guardian.
40px  Enhanced Rampart Tank role.png Tank 94 Adds an additional effect to Rampart that increases HP recovery via healing actions on self by 15%.
40px  Melee Mastery II Paladin frame icon.png PLD 94 Increases the potency of Fast Blade to 220, Riot Blade to 170, Royal Authority to 180, Holy Spirit to 370, Atonement to 440, Supplication to 460, Sepulcher to 480, Confiteor to 440, Blade of Faith to 240, Blade of Truth to 340, and Blade of Valor to 440.
40px  Requiescat Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 96 Upgrades Requiescat to Imperator.
40px  Enhanced Reprisal Tank role.png Tank 98 Extends the duration of Reprisal to 15 seconds.
40px  Enhanced Blade of Valor Paladin frame icon.png PLD 100 Grants the effect of Blade of Honor Ready upon landing Blade of Valor.
Duration: 30s
Imperator changes to Blade of Honor while under the effect of Blade of Honor Ready.

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, upon learning the trait Chivalry at level 58, 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 64, and learning the trait Divine Magic Mastery, Royal Authority grants Divine Might for 30s. This allows either Holy Spirit or Holy Circle to be cast immediately with increased potency, 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, allowing the use of Atonement. Upon reaching level 84 and learning the traits Melee Mastery, potency of all skills in the combo are further increased. This also includes Holy Spirit and Atonement. Divine Magic Mastery II is also learned at level 84, resulting in both Holy Spirit and Holy Circle granting HP recovery.

Total Eclipse.png => Prominence.png = Hits multiple enemies while also recovering MP. At level 66, and learning the trait Enhanced Prominence, Divine Might is granted for 30s upon casting Prominence. This grants the ability to cast either Holy Spirit or Holy Circle immediately with increased potency.

Requiescat.png => Confiteor.png => Blade of Faith.png => Blade of Truth.png => Blade of Valor.png = Deals high damage to multiple enemies while also recovering HP. The full combo isn't available to Paladins until reaching level 90. Prior to level 90, only Requiescat and Confiteor are available, with Holy Spirit (single target) or Holy Circle (AoE) substituting for the missing parts of the combo. Prior to level 80, only Requiescat is available, meaning Holy Spirit or Holy Circle must be used instead of Confiteor and its related skills.

Job mechanics

Official Lodestone Job Guide (Always up-to-date)

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 Patch
Stick them with the pointy end iv icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End IV 5 Achieve gladiator level 40. - 2.0
Stick them with the pointy end v icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End V 5 Achieve gladiator level 50. - 2.0
Stick them with the pointy end vi icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End VI 5 Achieve gladiator level 60. - 3.0
Stick them with the pointy end vii icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End VII 5 Achieve gladiator level 70. - 4.0
Stick them with the pointy end viii icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End VIII 5 Achieve gladiator level 80. - 5.0
Stick them with the pointy end ix icon1.png  Stick Them with the Pointy End IX 5 Achieve gladiator level 90. - 6.0
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 2.2
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 2.2
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 2.2
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.

- 4.0
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.

- 4.0
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 4.0
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 5.0
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 6.0

Notable Paladins

Gallery

Lore

History

In the year 969 of the Sixth Astral Era, a dispute surrounding the succession of twin princes erupted into an internecine war—a conflict which ultimately fractured the Thanalan city-state of Belah'dia into the rival nations of Ul'dah and Sil'dih. Upon this bitter division, Ul'dah's first ruler, Sasagan Ul Sisigan, gathered to him those knights who had sworn him fealty, and established a retinue of bodyguards thenceforth known as the Sultansworn.

For six hundred years now, generations of Sultansworn have taken the oath of their forebears, and honed their martial prowess in service to the royal house of Ul'dah. Centuries of training and tradition have led to the development of an indomitable style of combat that has many times proven instrumental in the salvation of the desert nation and its people.

Yet beloved as they are as the shield of the sultanate, the Sultansworn have lost their former luster—both their morale and their numbers dwindling apace with the royal family's eroded authority. Thus it is that Captain Jenlyns, in an effort to preserve the teachings of his failing order, has begun training worthy adventurers in the arts of the paladin.

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.

Equipment

Gallant Armor

A silver armor of the Sultansworn, the kingsguard of Ul'dah. No sultan wins the people's love by surrounding himself with guards clad in heavy plate—but no sultan survives his subjects by surrounding himself with guards clad in silks. An armorer's craft is the art of making beautiful what is brutal, tenacious what is gracious. Only those who ascend to paladin standing may reap the reward.

Curtana

One of three swords hewn for the first Sultansworn from a single block of stone, alike as brothers born under a single caul. This one was given to the paladin Jhal Tristram the True, who wept when he took Curtana from the hands of Sasagan Ul Sisigan, the first sultan of Ul'dah—for Tristram knew that the sweetest moment of his life had come and gone.

Creed Armor

History tells the tale of some six score years ago, when a fisherman rescued a half-drowned Sea Wolf off the coast of Thanalan. The bedraggled Roegadyn's name was Caerkympf, and he had hitherto lived the life of a brutal pirate. His gratitude towards his savior was such, however, that he swore an oath to liberate the fisherman's village from the ravages of the local Amaljaa tribe. True to his word, the Sea Wolf drove off the beastmen, and the story of his exploits reached the ear of the sultan in Ul'dah. The ruler rewarded Caerkympf with a suit of armor of such impressive splendor that, for some time afterwards, armorsmiths across the land were harried to emulate its design.

Hauteclaire

This weapon once belonged to Beltrant de Durendaire, an Ishgardian knight who distinguished himself during the Autumn War. Though sorely wounded, he brought crucial intelligence on the Ala Mhigan army's movements to his embattled allies, both ensuring their survival and earning their gratitude in the form of a specially commissioned blade. Bearing the name "Hauteclaire," the sword was forged of Lominsan steel, set with Gridanian crystals, and adorned with Ul'dahn gold. After Beltrant's death, it is said that Hauteclaire was auctioned to raise funds for war orphans in accordance with the knight's last will and testament.

Tricks of the Trade

  • Last Bastion: A potent and draining defensive magick, Last Bastion draws upon a paladin's protective fervor, shielding threatened allies with an aura of steely resolution.
  • Flash: This technique focuses aether at the tip of a blade, then releases it in a dazzling flare of light. As well as causing temporary blindness, Flash unfailingly draws the foe's attention away from allies and onto oneself.
  • Hallowed Ground: One of the sacred teachings of the Sultansworn. Using a soul crystal as a medium to condense aether, a paladin encases himself in a sheath of nigh-impenetrable energy.
  • Royal Authority: A technique gleaned from the accumulated wisdom of a soul crystal. Devised by the order's inaugural captain, Royal Authority is the martial manifestation of the Sultansworn's oath to defend their monarch's right to rule.

Jenlyns Aesc

  • Race (Clan): Hyur (Midlander)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 29
  • Epithet: Jenlyns Straightblade

The gradual erosion of the Sultansworn's presence and authority has been exacerbated by the loss of Oathkeeper—a legendary blade passed down from captain to captain—and Jenlyns, current captain of the Sultansworn, has begun enlisting worthy adventurers to offset the order's decline. A young Jenlyns first dreamed of donning a paladin's silver armor when Solkzagyl himself, the then captain of the Sultansworn, rescued him from a beating at the hands of bored ruffians in an Ul'dahn back alley. Jenlyns enlisted in the order as soon as he came of age, and his honest and forthright nature saw him rise quickly through the ranks. Promoted to captain following the mysterious disappearance of Solkzagyl, Jenlyns now shoulders the difficult task of preserving his ailing brotherhood.

Solkzagyl Keltnaglsyn

  • Race (Clan): Roegadyn (Sea Wolf)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 54
  • Epithet: Solkzagyl the Loyal

Former captain of the Sultansworn, Solkzagyl aspired to paladinhood that he might honor his grandfather, Caerkympf, a pirate whose life took a profound turn after he was saved from drowning off the coast of Thanalan. Trained in swordplay since childhood by his grandsire, Solkzagyl easily earned a place in the Sultansworn, where he soon distinguished himself with his formidable skill at arms. He gained the captaincy at the tender age of twenty and two—a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that in Ul'dah, his Sea Wolf kin were rare and often of ill-repute. For three decades did Solkzagyl lead his shining order, ever losing ground in his battle against the growing influence of the Monetarists, until one day he—along with the sacred blade, Oathkeeper—simply vanished.

Oathkeeper

Sasagan Ul Sisigan gifted the sacred blade known as Oathkeeper to the Sultansworn's founding captain, and the weapon has since been wielded as a symbol of authority by each successive captain of the order. Within the pommel of the sword is embedded the soul crystal of the order's first paladin, and it is said that the blade will ignite with blinding brilliance when held by one whose pure spirit resonates with the gem.

Death's Embrace

The Monetarists are rumored to employ a deadly cabal of assassins known as Death's Embrace. But as no evidence has ever been found to prove their existence, many believe these unseen killers naught more than a foolish myth peddled by manipulating merchants. When rivals of the Monetarists perish of inexplicable causes, however, trembling lips are swift to whisper the cabal's frightful name… [1]

Paladin's Panoply

Chivalrous Circlet

Circlets were originally designed for the nobility and, in keeping with this, the Sultansworn permit only full-fledged paladins to wear the traditional headgear. Though they are inferior to helms in terms of pure defense, they provide a unique benefit in battle—namely, the wide-open field of vision that is indispensable to a paladin protecting his companions. That, of course, and any of the myriad enhancements made possible by magicking.

Chivalrous Surcoat

As Ul'dahn paladins uniformly prioritize sun protection over fashion, the general public is most accustomed to seeing reflective white surcoats. However, surcoats are by no means always so plain: the knights of Ishgard, for instance, often dye theirs in the colors of their Houses.

Chivalrous Cuisses

The thick material of cuisses, worn underneath sollerets, provides shock absorption and at least some protection against blades, in the event that one finds its way to a vulnerable slit between pieces of plate.

Form & Function

A Sultansworn's duty is to protect the royal family at any cost. They serve as an aegis 'twixt kings and those who would see them harm; and as such, have long favored plate armor for its defensive superiority. The paladins, however, were quick to discover that even the heartiest of men will succumb to Thanalan's harsh sun when limited to the confines of a veritable iron oven. To avoid being baked alive, the brotherhood began wearing long tunics from neck to knee over their armor, reducing the amount of sunlight it gathered. These were eventually refined into the tabards and surcoats we know today.

The modern Sultansworn uniform consists of a tabard over chainmail for squires, and a surcoat over plate for those of rank. On occasion, the paladins can also be seen wearing capes. Those trained by the Sultansworn but not beholden to their oaths do not necessarily have the same environmental limitations, and seemingly wear whatever suits them, up to and including cumbersome suits of full plate. [2]

See also

External links

References

  1. Encyclopaedia Eorzea: Volume I, page 218-219
  2. Encyclopaedia Eorzea: Volume II, page 225