Paladin

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Paladin wearing Artifact Armor
Paladin wearing Artifact Armor

Lore

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.
—Game Description

History

In the year 969 of the Sixth Astral Era, a dispute surrounding the succession of twin princes erupted into a internecine war-a conflict which ultimately fractured the Thanalan city-state of Belah'dia into the rival nations of Ul'dah and Sil'dah. 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 marital prowess I 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 it's 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.
—Encyclopaedia Eorzea

General Information

Paladin, equipped with sword, shield and heavy armor, is one of the tanking jobs of ARR. Paladins have all the abilities and traits of Gladiators. The most important stat for the paladin is vitality, which increases HP. The level of your paladin is equivalent to that of your gladiator.

Requirements

Trainer Locations

NPC Location Description
Lulutsu Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x9,y11) Job Start for ARR
Jenlyns Ul'dah - The Chamber of Rule (x10,y11) Job Trainer for 30-50
Jenlyns Ul'dah - The Chamber of Rule (x10,y11) Job Start for Heavensward
Papashan Central Thanalan (x22,y28) Job Trainer for 52
Constaint Coerthas Western Highlands
(x32,y36) for lvls 54, 56 and 60
(x22,y25) for lvl 58
Job Trainer for 54-60
Jenlyns Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x10.8,y11.1) Job Start for Stormblood

Actions

Paladins use all the Gladiator Actions in addition to having their own unique actions for their Job:

Action Icon Level Type Cast Time Cooldown Range Radius Description Stormblood Adjustment
Fast Blade Fast Blade.png 1 weaponskill 0s 2.5s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 160. Potency increased from 150 to 160.
Fight or Flight Fight or Flight.png 2 ability 0s 60s  ??  ?? Increases physical damage dealt by 25%.
Duration: 25s
Now acquired at level 2 (previously level 6).
Increased physical damage effect reduced from 30% to 25%.
Recast time reduced from 90 to 60 seconds.
Savage Blade Savage Blade.png 4 weaponskill 0s 2.5s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Combo Action: Fast Blade
Combo Potency: 210
Action now exclusive to gladiator and paladin.
Combo potency increased from 200 to 210.
Enmity effect has been increased.
Flash Flash.png 6 spell 0s 2.5s  ??  ?? Increases enmity in all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Blind
Duration: 12s
Action now exclusive to gladiator and paladin.
Now acquired at level 6 (previously level 8).
Riot Blade Riot Blade.png 10 weaponskill 0s 2.5s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Fast Blade
Combo Potency: 240
Combo Bonus: Restores MP
Now acquired at level 10 (previously level 12).
Combo potency increased from 230 to 240.
Shield Lob Shield Lob.png 15 weaponskill 0s 2.5s  ??  ?? Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Enmity effect has been increased.
Shield Bash Shield Bash.png 18 weaponskill 0s 2.5s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 110.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 6s
Rage of Halone Rage of Halone.png 26 weaponskill 0s 2.5s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Combo Action: Savage Blade
Combo Potency: 270
The combo bonus "Reduces target's strength by 5%" has been removed.
Combo potency increased from 260 to 270.
Enmity effect has been increased.
Shield Swipe Shield Swipe.png 30 ability 0s 15s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Can only be executed immediately after blocking an attack.
Additional Effect: Pacification
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Shield Oath Shield Oath.png 30 spell 0s 2.5s 0y 0y Reduces damage taken by 20%, while reducing damage dealt by 15% and increasing enmity.
Cannot be used with Sword Oath.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Now acquired at level 30 (previously level 40).
No longer increases chance to hit.
Sword Oath Sword Oath.png 35 spell 0s 2.5s 0y 0y Deals additional damage with a potency of 75 after each auto-attack. Damage affected by weapon delay.
Cannot be used with Shield Oath.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Now acquired at level 35 (previously level 30).
Sentinel Sentinel.png 38 ability 0s 180s  ??  ?? Reduces damage taken by 40%.
Duration: 10s
Cover Cover.png 40 ability 0s 120s 10y 0y Take all damage intended for another party member, suffering only 80% of it.
Duration: 12s
Can only be executed when member is closer than 10 yalms. Does not activate with certain attacks.
Now acquired at level 40 (previously level 35).
The effect of Cover now also includes magic damage.
Tempered Will Tempered Will.png 42 ability 0s 180s  ??  ?? Immediately cures Bind and Heavy, while preventing knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 10s
Spirits Within Spirits Within.png 45 ability 0s 30s 3y 0y Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.
Potency decreases as own HP decreases.
The additional effect "Silence" has been removed.
Bulwark Bulwark.png 46 ability 0s 180s  ??  ?? Increases block rate by 60%.
Duration: 15s
Total Eclipse Total Eclipse.png 46 weaponskill 0s 2.5s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all nearby enemies. New Action
Circle of Scorn Circle of Scorn.png 50 ability 0s 25s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 30
Duration: 15s
Hallowed Ground Hallowed Ground.png 50 ability 0s 420s 0y 0y Renders you impervious to most attacks.
Duration: 10s
Sheltron Sheltron.png 52 ability 0s 5s 0y 0y Blocks the next attack.
Additional Effect: Partial MP restored upon block
Duration: 10s
Oath Gauge Cost: 50
The effect of Shelltron now also includes magic damage.
Activation cost added.
Recast time reduced from 30 to 5 seconds.
Goring Blade Goring Blade.png 54 weaponskill 0s 2.5s 0y 0y Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Riot Blade
Combo Potency: 250
Combo Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 60
Duration: 21s
Combo potency increased from 240 to 250.
Damage over time potency increased from 50 to 60.
Damage over time duration reduced from 24 to 21 seconds.
Divine Veil Divine Veil.png 56 ability 0s 120s 0y 15y Upon HP recovery via healing magic cast by self or a party member, a protective barrier is cast on all party members within a radius of 15 yalms.
Duration: 30s
Barrier Effect: Prevents damage up to 10% of your maximum HP
Duration: 30s
Effect ends upon additional HP recovery via healing magic.
Clemency Clemency.png 58 spell 1.5s 2.5s 30y 0y Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 1200
Additional Effect: Restores to self 50% of HP restored to target if target is a party member
Cast time reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds.
Royal Authority Royal Authority.png 60 weaponskill 0s 2.5s 0y 0y Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Riot Blade
Combo Potency: 360
Combo action changed from Savage Blade to Riot Blade.
Combo potency increased from 350 to 360.
Intervention Intervention.png 62 ability 0s 10s  ??  ?? Reduces target party member's damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Increases damage reduction by another 50% of the effect of Rampart or Sentinel if either are active.
Oath Gauge Cost: 50
New Action
Holy Spirit Holy Spirit.png 64 spell 1.5s 2.5s  ??  ?? Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 400.
Shield Oath Bonus: Increases Oath Gauge by 20
New Action
Requiescat Requiescat.png 68 ability 0s 60s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 350. Potency decreases as own MP decreases.
Additional Effect: Increases attack magic and healing magic potency by 20% if current MP is at 80% or higher.
Duration: 12s
New Action
Passage of Arms Passage of Arms.png 70 ability 0s 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.
Duration: 18s
Effect ends upon executing another action or moving.
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
New Action

Traits

Trait Icon Level Description Stormblood Adjustment
Enhanced Vitality Enhanced Vitality.png 20 Increases vitality by 8. Now acquired at level 20 (previously level 8).
Vitality bonus increased from 2 to 8.
Enhanced Vitality II Enhanced Vitality II.png 40 Increases vitality by 16. Now acquired at level 40 (previously level 16).
Vitality bonus increased from 4 to 16.
Oath Mastery Oath Mastery.png 52 Increases Oath Gauge by 5 each time an auto attack lands while under the effect of Sword Oath, or an attack is blocked while under the effect of Shield Oath. New Trait
Enhanced Vitality III Enhanced Vitality III.png 60 Increases vitality by 24. Now acquired at level 60 (previously level 24).
Vitality bonus increased from 6 to 24.
Divine Magic Mastery Divine Magic Mastery.png 64 Halves MP cost for all spells while preventing casting interruptions via damage taken. New Trait
Enhanced Cover Enhanced Cover.png 66 Reduces damage received from a covered player by 20%. New Trait

Role Actions

Tank Role Actions

PvP Actions

Action Icon Type Cost Cast Time Cooldown Range Radius Description
Fast Blade (PvP) Fast Blade (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 2.3s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: Increases Oath Gauge by 5
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Savage Blade (PvP) Savage Blade (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 2.3s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Fast Blade
Combo Potency: 1,000
Combo Bonus: Increases Oath Gauge by 5
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Rage of Halone (PvP) Rage of Halone (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 2.3s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Savage Blade
Combo Potency: 1,250
Combo Bonus: Reduces target's attack potency and healing magic potency by 10%
Duration: 15s
Combo Bonus: Increases Oath Gauge by 5
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Riot Blade (PvP) Riot Blade (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 2.3s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Fast Blade
Combo Potency: 1,000
Combo Bonus: Increases Oath Gauge by 5
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Royal Authority (PvP) Royal Authority (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 2.3s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Riot Blade
Combo Potency: 1,250
Combo Bonus: Restores 1,000 MP
Combo Bonus: Increases Oath Gauge by 5
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Holy Spirit (PvP) Holy Spirit (PvP).png spell 1250 MP 1.3 2.3s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,250.
Additional Effect: Silence
Duration: 2s
Clemency (PvP) Clemency (PvP).png spell 1250 MP 1.3 2.3s  ??  ?? Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 2,000
Additional Effect: Restores to self 50% of HP restored to target if target is a party member
Shield Bash (PvP) Shield Bash (PvP).png ability 300 TP 0 5s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 3s
Requiescat (PvP) Requiescat (PvP).png ability - 0 30s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 500. Potency increases up to 400% as MP nears maximum.
Additional Effect: Increases attack magic potency by 50% and healing magic potency by 25%.
Duration: 10s
Cover (PvP) Cover (PvP).png ability Oath: 20 0 3s  ??  ?? Take all damage intended for another party member. Only active when member is closer than 10 yalms.
Oath Gauge Cost: 20
Depletes Oath Gauge by 20 periodically while active.
Uncover (PvP) Uncover (PvP).png ability - 0 3s  ??  ?? Removes Cover status.
Hallowed Ground (PvP) Hallowed Ground (PvP).png ability - 0 120s  ??  ?? Renders you impervious to most attacks.
Duration: 5s
Shield Oath (PvP) Shield Oath (PvP).png ability - 0 5s  ??  ?? Reduces both damage taken and damage dealt by 20%.
Effect ends upon reuse.

Quests

Quest Level NPC Zone Coordinates EXP Reward
Side QuestPaladin's Pledge 30 Lulutsu Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x9,y11) 7410 Soul of the paladin icon1.png, Shield oath icon1.png
Side QuestHonor Lost 35 Jenlyns Ul'dah - The Chamber of Rule (x10,y11) 9020 Sword oath icon1.png
Side QuestPower Struggles 40 Jenlyns Ul'dah - The Chamber of Rule (x10,y11) 11270 Cover icon1.png
Side QuestPoisoned Hearts 45 Jenlyns Ul'dah - The Chamber of Rule (x10,y11) 12420 Gallant sollerets icon1.png, Gallant coronet icon1.png, Gallant gauntlets icon1.png, Gallant cuisses icon1.png
Side QuestParley in the Sagolii 45 Jenlyns Ul'dah - The Chamber of Rule (x10,y11) 12420 Spirits within icon1.png
Side QuestKeeping the Oath 50 Jenlyns Ul'dah - The Chamber of Rule (x10,y11) 0 Gallant surcoat icon1.png, Valor surcoat icon1.png, Heros belt of fending icon1.png, Hallowed ground icon1.png
Side QuestA Relic Reborn (Curtana) 50 Gerolt North Shroud (x30,y20) 0 Curtana icon1.png, Holy shield icon1.png
Side QuestAn Exemplary Example 50 Jenlyns Ul'dah - The Chamber of Rule (x10,y11) 24000
Side QuestThe Paladin Who Cried Wolf 52 Papashan Central Thanalan (x22,y28) 26400 Sheltron icon1.png
Side QuestBig Sollerets to Fill 54 Constaint Coerthas Western Highlands (x32,y36) 31200 Goring blade icon1.png
Side QuestHey Soul Crystal 56 Constaint Coerthas Western Highlands (x32,y36) 36000 Divine veil icon1.png
Side QuestAll According to Plan 58 Constaint Coerthas Western Highlands (x22,y25) 40800 Clemency icon1.png
Side QuestThis Little Sword of Mine 60 Constaint Coerthas Western Highlands (x32,y36) 0 Creed armor coffer icon1.png, Royal authority icon1.png
Side QuestTournament of the Century 60 Jenlyns Ul'dah - Chamber of Rule (x11,y11) 167400
Side QuestIn Thal's Name 63 Mylla Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x9,y12) 191700
Side QuestIn Nald's Name 65 Mylla Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x9,y12) 207900
Side QuestFade to Black Lotus 68 Mylla Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x9,y12) 232200
Side QuestRaising the Sword 70 Mylla Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x9,y12) 0 Chivalrous armor coffer icon1.png, Passage of Arms.png

Job Gauge

Oath Gauge is Paladin's Job Gauge.

Oath Gauge in PvE

Oath gauge1.png

This symbol indicates the defensive stance Shield Oath is in effect. Shield Oath reduces damage taken while reducing damage dealt and increasing enmity.

Oath gauge2.png

This symbol indicates the offensive stance Sword Oath is in effect, dealing additional damage after each auto-attack.

Oath gauge3.png Oath gauge4.png

The Oath Gauge displays the current strength of a paladin's Sword or Shield Oath. A strong oath is required to execute several select actions such as Sheltron (acquired at level 52) and Intervention (acquired at level 62), and will grow weaker upon using them.

A Sword Oath grows stronger each time an auto-attack lands, a Shield Oath stronger each time an attack is blocked.

Oath Gauge in PvP

When a paladin uses the PvP ability Shield Oath, a symbol denoting a defensive stance will be displayed. When not employing Shield Oath, an offensive stance symbol will otherwise be displayed.

In addition to these symbols, paladins must also keep an eye on their Oath Gauge. Oath is spent to activate the PvP ability Cover, and the Oath Gauge will gradually be depleted while Cover is in effect. The Oath Gauge can be refilled by executing combo actions.

Oath gauge3.png Oath gauge4.png

Paladin Guide

Paladin Endgame Rotations

Paladin Macros

Images

Paladin Concept Art Paladin af3.jpg