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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Paladins are stalwart defenders who seek to protect their comrades. These loyal guardians are skilled with sword and shield, channeling upon holy power to stand as unbreakable walls for their allies, and symbolizes hope among their people.

General information

Guild

The Gladiator's Guild is in Ul'dah - Steps of Thal. Gladiators may specialize into paladin once they reach level 30, and complete the quests Sylph-management and The Rematch.

Equipment

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

Hunting Log

See gladiator hunting log.

Quests

Quest Type Level Quest giver Unlocks
Paladin's Pledge Class quest 30 Lulutsu  Shield Oath
Honor Lost Job quest 35 Jenlyns Aesc  Sword Oath
Power Struggles Class quest 40 Jenlyns Aesc  Cover
Poisoned Hearts Job quest 45 Jenlyns Aesc
Parley in the Sagolii Job quest 45 Jenlyns Aesc  Spirits Within
Keeping the Oath Job quest 50 Jenlyns Aesc  Hallowed Ground
An Exemplary Example Job quest 50 Jenlyns Aesc
The Paladin Who Cried Wolf Job quest 52 Papashan Nonoshan  Sheltron
 Oath Mastery
Big Sollerets to Fill Job quest 54 Constaint  Goring Blade
Hey Soul Crystal Job quest 56 Constaint  Divine Veil
All According to Plan Job quest 58 Constaint  Clemency
This Little Sword of Mine Job quest 60 Constaint  Royal Authority
Tournament of the Century Job quest 60 Jenlyns Aesc
In Thal's Name Job quest 63 Mylla Swordsong
In Nald's Name Job quest 65 Mylla Swordsong
Fade to Black Lotus Job quest 68 Mylla Swordsong
Raising the Sword Job quest 70 Mylla Swordsong  Passage of Arms

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Fast Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
 Fight or Flight Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 2 Ability Instant 60s Increases physical damage dealt by 25%.
 Savage Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 4 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Flash Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 6 Spell 480 Instant 2.5s Increases enmity in all nearby enemies.
 Riot Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 10 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Shield Lob Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1Quest: That Old Familiar Feeling 15 Weaponskill 120 Instant 2.5s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
 Shield Bash Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 18 Weaponskill 120 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110.
 Rage of Halone Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 26 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Shield Swipe Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1Quest: The Rematch 30 Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Can only be executed immediately after blocking an attack.
 Shield Oath Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Paladin's Pledge 30 Spell 600 Instant 2.5s Reduces damage taken by 20%, while reducing damage dealt by 15% and increasing enmity.
 Sword Oath Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Honor Lost 35 Spell 600 Instant 2.5s Deals additional damage with a potency of 75 after each auto-attack. Damage affected by weapon delay.
 Sentinel Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 38 Ability Instant 180s Reduces damage taken by 40%.
 Cover Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Power Struggles 40 Ability Instant 120s Take all damage intended for another party member, suffering only 80% of it.
 Tempered Will Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 42 Ability Instant 180s Immediately cures Bind and Heavy, while preventing most knockback and draw-in effects.
 Spirits Within Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Parley in the Sagolii 45 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.
Potency decreases as own HP decreases.
 Total Eclipse Paladin frame icon.png PLD 46 Weaponskill 110 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all nearby enemies.
 Bulwark Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 46 Ability Instant 180s Increases block rate by 60%.
 Circle of Scorn Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 50 Ability Instant 25s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
 Hallowed Ground Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Keeping the Oath 50 Ability Instant 420s Renders you impervious to most attacks.
 Sheltron Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: The Paladin Who Cried Wolf 52 Ability Instant 5s Blocks the next attack.
 Goring Blade Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Big Sollerets to Fill 54 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Divine Veil Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Hey Soul Crystal 56 Ability Instant 120s 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.
 Clemency Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: All According to Plan 58 Spell 1,440 1.5s 2.5s Restores target's HP.
 Royal Authority Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: This Little Sword of Mine 60 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Intervention Paladin frame icon.png PLD 62 Ability Instant 10s Reduces target party member's damage taken by 10%.
 Holy Spirit Paladin frame icon.png PLD 64 Spell 1,440 1.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 380.
 Requiescat Paladin frame icon.png PLD 68 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 350. Potency decreases as own MP decreases.
 Passage of Arms Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Raising the Sword 70 Ability Instant 120s Increases block rate by 100% and creates a designated area in a cone behind you in which party members will only suffer 85% of all damage inflicted.

PvP actions

Tank actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Rampart Tank role.png Tank 8 Ability Instant 90s Reduces damage taken by 20%.
 Low Blow Tank role.png Tank 12 Ability Instant 25s Stuns target.
 Provoke Tank role.png Tank 16 Ability Instant 40s Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list.
 Convalescence Tank role.png Tank 20 Ability Instant 120s Increases own HP recovery via healing magic by 20%.
 Anticipation Tank role.png Tank 24 Ability Instant 60s Increases parry rate by 30%.
 Reprisal Tank role.png Tank 32 Ability Instant 60s Lowers target's damage dealt by 10%.
 Awareness Tank role.png Tank 36 Ability Instant 120s Nullifies chance of suffering critical damage.
 Interject Tank role.png Tank 40 Ability Instant 30s Silences target.
 Ultimatum Tank role.png Tank 44 Ability Instant 90s Provoke nearby enemies, placing yourself at the top of their enmity list.
 Shirk Tank role.png Tank 48 Ability Instant 120s Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
 Enhanced Vitality Marauder frame icon.png MRD
Gladiator frame icon.png GLA
Dark Knight frame icon.png DRK
20 Increases vitality by 8.
 Enhanced Vitality II Marauder frame icon.png MRD
Gladiator frame icon.png GLA
Dark Knight frame icon.png DRK
40 Increases vitality by 16.
 Oath Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 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.
 Enhanced Vitality III Marauder frame icon.png MRD
Gladiator frame icon.png GLA
Dark Knight frame icon.png DRK
60 Increases vitality by 24.
 Divine Magic Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 64 Halves MP cost for all spells while preventing casting interruptions via damage taken.
 Enhanced Cover Paladin frame icon.png PLD 66 Reduces damage received from a covered player by 20%.

Job mechanics

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.

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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

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