Graphical user interface

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Graphical user interface or user interface or UI

Heads Up Display

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1. Party List

The party list displays the vital stats of all current party members, with your character's information always appearing at the top. Individual party members can be targeted by clicking on their names.

  • Hiding the Party List

If you wish to hide the party list when you are not in a party, access the Party List tab under UI Settings in the Character Configuration menu and select "Hide party list when solo."

  • This option is set to ON by default.

2. Log Window

Quest dialogue, system messages, conversations with other players, and more are displayed in the log window. You begin the game with three fully customizable main logs—General, Battle, and Event—but can create more as you see fit.

General Includes the chat log, and most non-battle player actions. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn can be played using this tab alone.
Battle Includes all battle-related messages. On-screen cues known as "fly text" remove the need to rely on the Battle log while in combat. However, this log is helpful when conducting post-battle analysis of your party's strategies. alone.
Event Includes all NPC dialogue, including quest cutscenes.
  • The submenu can be displayed by right clicking another player's name in the log window, or selecting their name and pressing X on the gamepad.
  • Using the Log Filter

Filters for text that appears in each tab of the log window can be customized, allowing players to hide or display information as they see fit. To access log filters, select the tab you wish to edit under the General tab of Log Window Settings in the Character Configuration menu.

3. Hotbar

Player actions, emotes, items, macros, and target markers can be set to these slots so that they can be accessed by selecting the icon. The number indicated in the bottom left corner of the icon is the amount of TP (Tactical Points), MP (Magic Points), CP (Crafting Points), or GP (Gathering Points) required to execute the command.

CP (Crafting Points): CP is used by Disciples of the Hand during synthesis.

GP (Gathering Points): GP is used by Disciples of the Land during gathering.

Lockbar

Lock bar icon1.png New commands can be added to the hotbar at any time by dragging and dropping them into the desired slot. Clicking on the padlock locks the actions to the bar, preventing the accidental movement or discarding of an icon. Hotbar icon position is saved for each class, regardless of whether or not the Lock Bar feature is activated.
  • The lock setting for hotbars is independent of cross hotbar settings.

4. Parameter Bar

The parameter bar displays your current HP, MP/CP/GP, TP, and level progress.

Rested Bonus

Rested bonus icon1.png Upon entering a sanctuary, such as an inn room or aetheryte camp, this icon will appear beneath your experience bar, indicating that you are currently accruing a rested bonus.

Rested bonus accrued.

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Rested bonus accrued beyond current level.

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5. Minimap

Displays the current location of your character, as well as the location of nearby landmarks such as shops, aetherytes, and quest destinations. It also displays the location of enemies (red dots) and allies (blue dots). Additionally, the sun icon bordering the minimap moves to represent the time of day.

  • To view the map when using a mouse and keyboard, click the minimap at the top right of the screen. When using a gamepad, press X.

6. Duty List

Displays active quest titles and objectives. Clicking on the quest title opens the journal, while clicking on the objectives displays the location of those objectives on your map.

7. Gear and Inventory Grid

The set of dots on the left represent your character's gear slots. The set of dots on the right, your inventory. Clicking on the sets opens the respective menus.

8. Main Menu

  • Some features cannot be accessed until they are unlocked, and therefore may not be available at the game's onset. Main menu icon1.png
Character icon1.png Character
Stance Sheathe/unsheathe your main arm.
Actions & Traits View and manage the actions and traits available to your character, as well as set them to your hotbars.
Currency List Displays information on all currencies in possession.
Character Displays detailed information on your character, including attributes, gear, class levels, background data, and more.
Armoury Chest Display gear stored in your Armoury Chest. All gear obtained is automatically moved to the chest and sorted by type. From here it can be equipped, repaired, or returned to your inventory.
Inventory Displays a list of all crystals and items in your inventory. From this list, items can be equipped, used, discarded, or sorted.
Companions Displays information on your summonable companions, including level, class, and available actions.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Mount Guide Displays detailed information on the mounts you have acquired.
Minion Guide Displays detailed information on the minions you have collected.
PvP Profile View PvP information for your character such as rank and performance records, as well as register PvP actions to your hotbar.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
The Gold Saucer Displays various information pertaining to the Gold Saucer, including MGP in possession, Cactpot draw times, Triple Triad tournament results, personal deck makeup, Lord of Verminion hotbar settings, and race chocobo status.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Achievements Displays a list of in-game achievements, as well as the conditions for obtaining them.
Duty icon1.png Duty
Recommendations Displays a list of nearby quests and duties currently available.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Key Items Displays a list of items used only in specific quests. If a quest is abandoned, all key items associated with it will be discarded.
Journal Displays a list of all current and completed quests, levequests, and company missions. From this list, objectives and locations can be confirmed, and duty can be abandoned.
Duty Finder Discover and join solo and party-based duties such as instanced raids and guildhests without having to gather a party yourself.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Raid Finder Challenge the latest high-level raids. Adjustable search settings allow for solo players or parties under the minimum member requirements to be matched with players with the same goals.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Hall of the Novice Grants entrance to the Hall of the Novice and access to their regimen of training exercises designed to teach new Disciples of War and Magic the basics of combat for tank, healer, and DPS roles.
Timers Displays time remaining for various duties such as beast tribe dailies and levequest allowance allotment.
Logs icon1.png Logs
Recommendations Displays a list of hunting objectives for Disciples of War and Magic. Information on monster habitat, kills recorded, and experience earned is also available.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Sightseeing Log Displays information on sightseeing vistas.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Crafting Log Opens the crafting interface from which you can select items to synthesize.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Gathering Log Displays information on items previously gathered, as well as mining and logging locations categorized by area.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Fishing Log Displays information on your previous catches, as well as fishing hole locations categorized by area.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Fish Guide Displays details on all the fish you have caught, where you caught them, as well as your personal records.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Orchestrion List Displays information on orchestrion rolls obtained.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Challenge Log Displays a list of challenges that you can undertake. Information on progress and rewards is also available. Progress is reset on a weekly basis.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Travel icon1.png Travel
Aether Currents Displays attunement information for aether currents.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Mount Speed Displays mount movement speed for every area.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Map Opens the map of your current location. Maps contain information on party members, aetherytes, shops, guilds, and quest destinations. Maps can also be zoomed in or out, or swapped with region or world maps.
Teleport Instantly travel to any aetheryte to which you have previously attuned. A fee will be collected upon your arrival.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Return Instantly return to your current home point (or dungeon starting point). No aetheryte usage fee is required, but you can only use the spell once every 15 minutes (earth time).
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Party overview icon1.png Party Overview
Party Members Displays a list of your current party members. From this list you can change member order, and if you are leader, kick other players or dissolve the party altogether.
Party Finder Displays mount movement speed for every area.
  • This feature is unlocked after progressing to a certain point.
Signs Mark targets with various different signs to make them easier for party and alliance members to distinguish.
Waymarks Place markers to guide your party and alliance members to a destination.
Ready Check Confirm the readiness of other party and/or alliance members.
Countdown Set and display a numerical countdown visible by all party and alliance members.
Social icon1.png Social
Player Search Search for other players using variables such as name, class, level, and online status.
Emotes Displays a list of available emote commands which can be executed from the list, or set to your hotbar.
Free Company Opens the Free Company interface, where you can access company information, view and leave messages, and execute company commands.
  • This menu is unlocked upon joining a Free Company
Housing Opens the Housing interface, where you can view and manage your estate.
  • This option is available upon unlocking housing.
Linkshells Displays a list of all linkshell members for all your linkshells.
  • This menu is unlocked upon joining a linkshell.
Friend List Displays a list of players on your friend list. From this list you can send /tell messages or invite players to a party.
Contacts Displays a list of players with whom you have most recently partied. Players on your World server can be sent /tells or added to your Friend List.
Blacklist Displays a list of players you have added to your blacklist. Not only will text from these players be hidden, but they will be unable to trade with you or invite you to parties.
System icon1.png System
Support Desk Search for answers to frequently asked questions, report issues, and confirm messages from the FINAL FANTASY XIV support team.
Playguide Displays a list of all previously viewed active help tutorials.
Character Configuration Adjust character-related settings such as camera type, targeting functionality, hotbar commands, and chat log preferences.
System Configuration Adjust system-related settings such as graphics, sound, gamepad functionality, and more.
HUD Layout Adjust the location, size, and display status of all user-interface components and save them to templates.
User Macros Create and save multi-step macros to execute complex commands with a single button press. Macros can be assigned icons and set to your hotbar for easy access. They can also be set to an individual character or shared by several.
Keybind Map various in-game functions to your keyboard to better suit your play style.
License Displays the FINAL FANTASY XIV end user license agreement.
Log Out Log out and return to the title screen.
Exit Game Log out and exit the game.

9. Status Effects

Both enhancing effects and enfeebling effects are displayed as icons, with the duration of each status effect underneath. Any enhancing effect can be instantly removed by right clicking its icon. System icon1.png

10. Notices

All pending friend requests, party invites, etc., are displayed here. Clicking on the notice will bring up the confirmation prompt.

11. Target Bar

Displays information on the object, character, or enemy currently targeted. The bar directly to the right of the target bar indicates the character with which the target is interacting.

12. Enmity List

Indicates the enmity levels of the target with which you are currently engaged.

13. Progress Bar

Indicates the progress of any actions (spell casting, item usage, etc.) that are not instant. Progress bar icon1.png

14. Focus Target Bar

Displays the name, HP, and level of your current focus target.

In addition to your current target, you can also keep an eye on other enemies or allies by making them focus targets. This is a good way to keep track of one target's HP while dealing with another. A focus target can be designated by clicking on the target and selecting Focus Target from the submenu, or by pressing Shift+F. You can switch your main target to the focus target by clicking on the focus target bar or by pressing F10.

15. Flying Text

Real-time messages and information indicating your character's actions (scrolls up), as well as actions conducted on your character (scrolls down).

Flying Text Description
Damage dealt icon1.png Damage dealt
Critical damage icon1.png Critical damage
Direct hit damage icon1.png Direct hit damage
Critical direct hit damage icon1.png Critical direct hit damage
Damage received icon1.png Damage received
Critical damage received icon1.png Critical damage received
Direct hit damage received icon1.png Direct hit damage received
Critical direct hit damage received icon1.png Critical direct hit damage received
Tp damage dealt icon1.png TP damage dealt
Tp damage received icon1.png TP damage received
Hp recovered icon1.png HP recovered
Critical heal icon1.png Critical heal
Mp recovered icon1.png MP recovered
Tp recovered icon1.png TP recovered
Dodge icon1.png Attack partially or fully evaded
Miss icon1.png Attack missed
Experience earned icon1.png Experience earned

The number in parentheses indicates what percentage of the experience point total was a bonus added to the base reward.

Item found icon1.png Item Found

The name, quantity, and quality of the item is displayed in your General log.

Enhancing effect applied icon1.png Enhancing effect applied

All enhancing effect icons point upwards.

Detrimental effect applied icon1.png Detrimental effect applied

All detrimental effect icons point downwards.

Effect removed or expired icon1.png Effect removed or expired
Synthesis progress increased icon1.png Synthesis progress increased
Synthesis quality increased icon1.png Synthesis quality increased

Flying text indicating party and enemy actions is distinguished by color.

Flying Text Description
Party member actions icon1.png Party member actions
Enemy actions icon1.png Enemy actions
Enhancing effects and restorative actions icon1.png Enhancing effects and restorative actions

Display Name Color

Display name color icon1.png

Flying Text Description
Yellow Unclaimed

(Exp / credit in hunting log / quest items / loot awarded if claimed and defeated)

Red Claimed by you or your party

(Exp / credit in hunting log / quest items / loot awarded upon defeat)

Orange Unclaimed, yet attacking you or your party

(Exp / credit in hunting log / quest items / loot awarded if claimed and defeated)

Purple Claimed by another party or individual

(Exp / credit in hunting log / quest items awarded if sufficient damage contributed)

Display Name Icons

Icons displayed over NPCs and PCs

Flying Text Description
Mentor status icon1.png Displayed over players with the mentor status, who offer help and advice to newer players.
Battle mentor status icon1.png Displayed over players with the battle mentor status.
Trade mentor status icon1.png Displayed over players with the trade mentor status.
Pvp mentor status icon1.png Displayed over players with the PvP mentor status.
New adventurer status icon1.png Displayed over players with the new adventurer status, who have recently begun their adventures in Eorzea.
Returner status icon1.png Displayed over players with the returner status, who have at least one class at level 50 or above, and have not visited Eorzea in more than 45 days.
Partake in roleplaying in-game icon1.png Displayed over players who partake in roleplaying in-game..
Npcs offering main scenario quests icon1.png Displayed over NPCs offering main scenario quests.
Npcs offering sidequests icon1.png Displayed over NPCs offering sidequests.
Npcs offering quests that unlock new duties icon1.png Displayed over NPCs offering quests that unlock new duties or features.
Npcs offering quests related to the Hall of the Novice icon.png Displayed over NPCs offering quests related to the Hall of the Novice.
Npcs offering leve quests icon1.png Displayed over NPCs offering leve quests.
Npcs offering guild hests icon1.png Displayed over NPCs offering guild hests.
Npcs offering supplementary information icon1.png Displayed over NPCs offering supplementary information.
Npcs that initiate fates icon1.png Displayed over NPCs that initiate FATEs.
Npcs that play Triple Triad icon1.png Displayed over NPCs that play Triple Triad.
Npcs that initiate gates icon1.png Displayed over NPCs that initiate GATEs.

Icons displayed over enemies

Flying Text Description
Will not attack unless provoked icon1.png Displayed over passive enemies that will not attack unless provoked.
Will attack when within range icon1.png Displayed over aggressive enemies that will attack when within range.
Enemies that are the objective of fates icon1.png Displayed over enemies that are the objective of FATEs.
Enemies that are the objective of main scenario quests icon1.png Displayed over enemies that are the objective of main scenario quests.
Enemies that are the objective of sidequests icon1.png Displayed over enemies that are the objective of sidequests.
Enemies that are the objective of quests that unlock new duties icon1.png Displayed over enemies that are the objective of quests that unlock new duties or features.
Enemies that are the objective of hunting log entries icon1.png Displayed over enemies that are the objective of hunting log entries.
Enemies that are the objective of leve quests icon1.png Displayed over enemies that are the objective of leve quests.
Enemies that are the objective of treasure hunts icon1.png Displayed over enemies that are the objective of treasure hunts.
Enemies that are the objective of the Hunt icon1.png Displayed over enemies that are the objective of the Hunt.

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