Machinist

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Introduction

The war with Dravania rages on, brutal and unrelenting. With no end in sight, the Holy See grows desperate. As her dragoons lay down their lives in defense of their home, Ishgard turns to technology to protect her sons and daughters. Great cannons and ballistas now line the city walls, plucking dragons from the sky.

Following the example of Cid Garlond, who has demonstrated the potency of magitek, the Skysteel Manufactory works tirelessly on the development of advanced armaments. As new and devastating weapons are brought to the fray, a new class of champion arises to wield them―the machinist.

FinalFantasyXIV.com Machinist

Machinists are mechanicians specialized into building all sorts of mechanical equipment to use in battle. Their prowess excelled in such a way that they're ranked amongst the defense bodies of Ishgard, and join the fray along knights to defend their homeland with their turrets, cannons, and many other deadly inventions.

General information

Guild

The Machinist's Guild is in Skysteel Manufactory, located in Foundation (x8, y10.2). This job starts at level 30.

Unlock

Machinist is a heavensward job introduced in 2014 Fan Fest in Tokyo, featuring a turret-deploying mechanician who wields a firearm. It has a few requirements in order to be unlocked:

Equipment

The machinist is a disciple of war and wears armor "of Aiming." They use firearms as weapons. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the machinist:

Quests

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Savior of Skysteel Job quest 50 Stephanivien Machinist 1 Soul of the machinist icon1.png  Soul of the Machinist
1 Steel-barreled carbine icon1.png  Steel-barreled Carbine
1 Toadskin jacket icon1.png  Toadskin Jacket
1 Toadskin brais icon1.png  Toadskin Brais
Master of Marksmanship Job quest 30 Rostnsthal Hypercharge.png  Hypercharge
Always the Last Place You Look Job quest 35 Stephanivien Heat Blast.png  Heat Blast
Rook Before You Reap Job quest 40 Stephanivien Rook Autoturret.png  Rook Autoturret
Securing the Locks Job quest 40 Stephanivien
A Suppressive Strategy Job quest 45 Stephanivien
Blood on the Sands Job quest 45 Stephanivien
Rage against the Machinists Job quest 50 Stephanivien
The Power of a Tourney Job quest 50 Stephanivien Ricochet.png  Ricochet
Achievement.png
I'm a Machinist, Not a Man I
1 Junior machinists armor coffer icon1.png  Junior Machinist's Armor Coffer
A Joye-less Celebration Job quest 50 Stephanivien
Pushing the Brume Job quest 52 Stephanivien Auto Crossbow.png  Auto Crossbow
A Joye-ful Reunion Job quest 54 Stephanivien Heated Split Shot.png  Heated Split Shot
Split Shot Mastery.png  Split Shot Mastery
Wheels of Justice Job quest 56 Stephanivien Tactician.png  Tactician
Taking the Fall Job quest 58 Stephanivien Drill.png  Drill
Rusted Steel Job quest 58 Stephanivien
Rise of the Machinists Job quest 60 Stephanivien Heated Slug Shot.png  Heated Slug Shot
Slug Shot Mastery.png  Slug Shot Mastery
Achievement.png
I'm a Machinist, Not a Man II
1 Machinists armor coffer icon1.png  Machinist's Armor Coffer
The Machinists' Choice Job quest 60 Stephanivien
The Hrunting Heist Job quest 63 Hilda
Release the Hounds Job quest 65 Hilda
Snouts Down, Tails Up Job quest 68 Hilda
The Mongrel and the Knight Job quest 70 Hilda Flamethrower.png  Flamethrower
Achievement.png
I'm a Machinist, Not a Man III
1 Gunners armor coffer icon1.png  Gunner's Armor Coffer
Machinists for the Morrow Sidequest 80 Stephanivien
Achievement.png
I'm a Machinist, Not a Man IV
1 Heavens eye materia vii icon1.png  Heavens' Eye 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
Split Shot.png  Split Shot Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
Slug Shot.png  Slug Shot Machinist frame icon.png MCH 2 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Hot Shot.png  Hot Shot Machinist frame icon.png MCH 4 Weaponskill Instant 40s Delivers an attack with a potency of 240.
Reassemble.png  Reassemble Machinist frame icon.png MCH 10 Ability Instant 55s Guarantees that next weaponskill is a critical direct hit.
Gauss Round.png  Gauss Round Machinist frame icon.png MCH 15 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Spread Shot.png  Spread Shot Machinist frame icon.png MCH 18 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Clean Shot.png  Clean Shot Machinist frame icon.png MCH 26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Hypercharge.png  Hypercharge Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: Master of Marksmanship 30 Ability Instant 10s Releases the energy building in your firearm, causing it to become Overheated, increasing the potency of single-target weaponskills by 20.
Heat Blast.png  Heat Blast Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: Always the Last Place You Look 35 Weaponskill Instant 1.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.
Rook Autoturret.png  Rook Autoturret Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: Rook Before You Reap 40 Ability Instant 6s Deploys a single-target battle turret which attacks using Volley Fire, dealing damage with a potency of 70.
Rook Overdrive.png  Rook Overdrive Machinist frame icon.png MCH 40 Ability Instant 15s Orders the rook autoturret to use Rook Overload.
Rook Overload.png  Rook Overload Machinist frame icon.png MCH 40 Ability Instant Instant Delivers an attack with a potency of 320.
Wildfire.png  Wildfire Machinist frame icon.png MCH 45 Ability Instant 120s Covers target's body in a slow-burning pitch.
Detonator.png  Detonator Machinist frame icon.png MCH 45 Ability Instant 1s Ends the effect of Wildfire, dealing damage to the target.
Ricochet.png  Ricochet Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: The Power of a Tourney 50 Ability Instant 30s Deals damage to all nearby enemies with a potency of 120 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Auto Crossbow.png  Auto Crossbow Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: Pushing the Brume 52 Weaponskill Instant 1.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Heated Split Shot.png  Heated Split Shot Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: A Joye-ful Reunion 54 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Tactician.png  Tactician Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: Wheels of Justice 56 Ability Instant 90s Reduces damage taken by self and nearby party members by 10%.
Drill.png  Drill Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: Taking the Fall 58 Weaponskill Instant 20s Delivers an attack with a potency of 580.
Heated Slug Shot.png  Heated Slug Shot Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: Rise of the Machinists 60 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Heated Clean Shot.png  Heated Clean Shot Machinist frame icon.png MCH 64 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110.
Barrel Stabilizer.png  Barrel Stabilizer Machinist frame icon.png MCH 66 Ability Instant 120s Increases Heat Gauge by 50.
Flamethrower.png  Flamethrower Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: The Mongrel and the Knight 70 Ability Instant 60s Delivers damage over time to all enemies in a cone before you.
Bioblaster.png  Bioblaster Machinist frame icon.png MCH 72 Weaponskill Instant 20s Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Air Anchor.png  Air Anchor Machinist frame icon.png MCH 76 Weaponskill Instant 40s Delivers an attack with a potency of 580.
Automaton Queen.png  Automaton Queen Machinist frame icon.png MCH 80 Ability Instant 6s Deploys an Automaton Queen to fight at your side.
Queen Overdrive.png  Queen Overdrive Machinist frame icon.png MCH 80 Ability Instant 15s Orders the Automaton Queen to use Pile Bunker.
Arm Punch.png  Arm Punch Machinist frame icon.png MCH 80 Weaponskill Instant 1.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Roller Dash.png  Roller Dash Machinist frame icon.png MCH 80 Weaponskill Instant 3s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 240.
Pile Bunker.png  Pile Bunker Machinist frame icon.png MCH 80 Ability Instant Instant Delivers an attack with a potency of 680.
Scattergun.png  Scattergun Machinist frame icon.png MCH 82 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Crowned Collider.png  Crowned Collider Machinist frame icon.png MCH 86 Ability Instant Instant Delivers an attack with a potency of 780.
Chain Saw.png  Chain Saw Machinist frame icon.png MCH 90 Weaponskill Instant 60s Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 580 for the first enemy, and 65% less for all remaining enemies.

PvP actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Blast Charge (PvP).png  Blast Charge (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Weaponskill 1.44s 2.4s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 4000.
Scattergun (PvP).png  Scattergun (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Weaponskill Instant 20s Delivers an attack with a potency of 6,000. to all enemies in a cone before you. Strikes twice when hitting only a single target.
Drill (PvP).png  Drill (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Weaponskill Instant 10s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 10,000.
Wildfire (PvP).png  Wildfire (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Ability Instant 20s Covers target's body in a slow-burning pitch. Deals damage to target and all enemies nearby it when time expires.
Bishop Autoturret (PvP).png  Bishop Autoturret (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Ability Instant 30s Deploys an area of effect battle turret which will deliver auto-attacks to enemies within range with a potency of 4,000.
Analysis (PvP).png  Analysis (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Ability Instant 20s Grants additional effects to Drill, Bioblaster, Air Anchor, and Chain Saw when these weaponskills are executed.
Heat Blast (PvP).png  Heat Blast (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Weaponskill Instant 1.5s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 6,000.
Bioblaster (PvP).png  Bioblaster (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Weaponskill Instant 10s Delivers an attack with a potency of 4000 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Air Anchor (PvP).png  Air Anchor (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Weaponskill Instant 310s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 8000.
Chain Saw (PvP).png  Chain Saw (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Weaponskill Instant 10s Delivers an attack with a potency of 12,000 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Aether Mortar (PvP).png  Aether Mortar (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH Ability 1s 1s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 4,000 to all nearby enemies.

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 (PvP) 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
Marksman's Spite (PvP).png  Marksman's Spite (PvP) Machinist frame icon.png MCH 30 Limit Break Instant 10s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 36,000.

Physical Ranged DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Leg Graze.png  Leg Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 6 Ability Instant 30s Inflicts target with Heavy +40%.
Second Wind.png  Second Wind Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
8 Ability Instant 120s Instantly restores own HP.
Foot Graze.png  Foot Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 10 Ability Instant 30s Binds target.
Peloton.png  Peloton Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 20 Ability Instant 5s Increases movement speed of self and nearby party members as long as they remain within distance.
Head Graze.png  Head Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 24 Ability Instant 30s Interrupts the use of a target's action.
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.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
Increased Action Damage.png  Increased Action Damage Machinist frame icon.png MCH 20 Increases base action damage and autoturret damage by 10%.
Increased Action Damage II.png  Increased Action Damage II Machinist frame icon.png MCH 40 Increases base action damage and autoturret damage by 20%.
Split Shot Mastery.png  Split Shot Mastery Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: A Joye-ful Reunion 54 Upgrades Split Shot to Heated Split Shot.
Slug Shot Mastery.png  Slug Shot Mastery Machinist frame icon.png MCH 1Quest: Rise of the Machinists 60 Upgrades Slug Shot to Heated Slug Shot.
Clean Shot Mastery.png  Clean Shot Mastery Machinist frame icon.png MCH 64 Upgrades Clean Shot to Heated Clean Shot.
Charged Action Mastery.png  Charged Action Mastery Machinist frame icon.png MCH 74 Allows a third charge of Gauss Round and Ricochet.
Hot Shot Mastery.png  Hot Shot Mastery Machinist frame icon.png MCH 76 Upgrades Hot Shot to Air Anchor.
Enhanced Wildfire.png  Enhanced Wildfire Machinist frame icon.png MCH 78 Improves Wildfire's potency increase for landing weaponskills to 150.
Promotion.png  Promotion Machinist frame icon.png MCH 80 Upgrades Rook Autoturret and Rook Overdrive to Automaton Queen and Queen Overdrive respectively.
Spread Shot Mastery.png  Spread Shot Mastery Machinist frame icon.png MCH 82 Upgrades Spread Shot to Scattergun.
Enhanced Reassemble.png  Enhanced Reassemble Machinist frame icon.png MCH 84 Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Reassemble.
Marksman's Mastery.png  Marksman's Mastery Machinist frame icon.png MCH 84 Increases the potency of Heated Split Shot to 200, Heated Slug Shot to 120, and Heated Clean Shot to 110.
Queen's Gambit.png  Queen's Gambit Machinist frame icon.png MCH 86 After executing Pile Bunker, the Automaton Queen will also execute Crowned Collider.
Enhanced Tactician.png  Enhanced Tactician Machinist frame icon.png MCH 88 Reduces Tactician recast time to 90 seconds.

Combos

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

Heated Split Shot.png => Heated Slug Shot.png => Heated Clean Shot.png = Increases the Heat Gauge and Battery Gauge.

Job mechanics

Heat Gauge is Machinist's Job Gauge.

Heat Gauge in PvE

Upon learning the action Hypercharge, the Heat Gauge will be displayed.

Using certain weaponskills will generate heat. When you have generated enough, Hypercharge can be activated, overheating your firearm. This allows the execution of certain weaponskills such as Heat Blast (acquired at level 35) and Auto Crossbow (acquired at level 52).

Heat gauge pve1.png

Upon learning the action Rook Autoturret, the Battery Gauge will be displayed.

The Battery Gauge accumulates when certain actions are performed and allows the placement of a Rook Autoturret, which will attack your target. It also allows the deployment of an Automaton Queen (acquired at level 80) to fight alongside you.

Heat gauge pve2.png

Simple Mode

Heat gauge pve simple mode1.png Heat Gauge

Heat gauge pve simple mode2.png Battery Gauge

Heat gauge pve simple mode3.png Overheated

Heat gauge pve simple mode4.png Automaton Queen

Heat Gauge in PvP

Performing certain weaponskills will increase the Heat Gauge, and once it is high enough, the action Hypercharge (PvP) will become available. Using Hypercharge overheats your weapon and allows the use of Heat Blast (PvP) and Auto Crossbow (PvP).

Heat gauge pvp1.png

Simple Mode

Heat gauge pvp simple mode1.png Heat Gauge

Heat gauge pvp simple mode2.png Overheated

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