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.
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.
- Blacksmith — Swords.
- Carpenter — Wooden shields.
- Armorer — Fending armor and heavy shields.
- Goldsmith — Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
|Fast Blade||GLA||1||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.|
|Fight or Flight||GLA||2||Ability||Instant||60s||Increases physical damage dealt by 25%.|
|Riot Blade||GLA||4||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 170.|
|Total Eclipse||GLA||6||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.|
|Shield Bash||GLA||10||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Iron Will||GLA||10||Ability||Instant||3s||Significantly increases enmity generation.|
|Shield Lob||GLA||1||15||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.|
|Rage of Halone||GLA||26||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Spirits Within||PLD||1||30||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 270.|
|Sheltron||PLD||1||35||Ability||Instant||5s||Blocks incoming attack.|
|Sentinel||GLA||38||Ability||Instant||120s||Reduces damage taken by 30%.|
|Prominence||PLD||1||40||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.|
|Cover||PLD||1||45||Ability||Instant||120s||Take all damage intended for another party member as long as said member remains within 10 yalms.|
|Circle of Scorn||GLA||50||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.|
|Hallowed Ground||PLD||1||50||Ability||Instant||420s||Renders you impervious to most attacks.|
|Goring Blade||PLD||1||54||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Divine Veil||PLD||1||56||Ability||Instant||90s||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||PLD||1||58||Spell||2,000||1.5s||2.5s||Restores target's HP.|
|Royal Authority||PLD||1||60||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 130.|
|Intervention||PLD||62||Ability||Instant||10s||Reduces target party member's damage taken by 10%.|
|Holy Spirit||PLD||64||Spell||1,000||1.5s||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 270.|
|Requiescat||PLD||68||Ability||Instant||60s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 400.|
|Passage of Arms||PLD||1||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.|
|Holy Circle||PLD||72||Spell||1,000||1.5s||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 130 to all nearby enemies.|
|Intervene||PLD||74||Ability||Instant||30s||Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 150.|
|Atonement||PLD||76||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 420.|
|Confiteor||PLD||80||Spell||1,000||Instant||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 900 to target and all enemies nearby it.|
|Holy Sheltron||PLD||82||Ability||Instant||5s||Block incoming attacks.|
|Expiacion||PLD||86||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 340 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.|
|Blade of Faith||PLD||90||Spell||Instant||2.5s||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.|
|Blade of Truth||PLD||90||Spell||Instant||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 500 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.|
|Blade of Valor||PLD||90||Spell||Instant||2.5s||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.|
|Fast Blade (PvP)||PLD||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.|
|Riot Blade (PvP)||PLD||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 4000.|
|Royal Authority (PvP)||PLD||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 5000.|
|Confiteor (PvP)||PLD||30||Spell||Instant||20s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 8,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.|
|Shield Bash (PvP)||PLD||Ability||Instant||15s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000.|
|Intervene (PvP)||PLD||30||Ability||Instant||10s||Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000.|
|Guardian (PvP)||PLD||30||Ability||Instant||25s||Rush to a target party member's side.|
|Holy Sheltron (PvP)||PLD||30||Ability||Instant||20s||Grants Holy Sheltron and Knight's Resolve.|
|Atonement (PvP)||PLD||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 8,000.|
|Blade of Faith (PvP)||PLD||30||Spell||Instant||2.4s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 4,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.|
|Blade of Truth (PvP)||PLD||30||Spell||Instant||2.4s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 6,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.|
|Blade of Valor (PvP)||PLD||30||Spell||Instant||2.4s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 8,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.|
Common actions (PvP)
|Standard-issue Elixir (PvP)||ANY||30||Ability||4.5s||5s||Restores your HP and MP to maximum. Casting will be interrupted when damage is taken.|
|Recuperate (PvP)||ANY||30||Ability||2,500||Instant||1s||Restores own HP.|
|Purify (PvP)||ANY||30||Ability||Instant||30s||Removes Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, and Deep Freeze.|
|Guard (PvP)||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)||ANY||30||Ability||Instant||1.5s||Increases movement speed. Effect ends upon reuse or execution of another action.|
Limit Break (PvP)
|Phalanx (PvP)||PLD||30||Limit Break||Instant||10s||Grants the effect of Hallowed Ground to self and Phalanx to nearby party members.|
|Rampart||Tank||8||Ability||Instant||90s||Reduces damage taken by 20%.|
|Low Blow||Tank||12||Ability||Instant||25s||Stuns target.|
|Provoke||Tank||15||Ability||Instant||30s||Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list while gaining additional enmity.|
|Interject||Tank||18||Ability||Instant||30s||Interrupts the use of a target's action.|
|Reprisal||Tank||22||Ability||Instant||60s||Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 10%.|
|Arm's Length|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|32||Ability||Instant||120s||Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.|
|Shirk||Tank||48||Ability||Instant||120s||Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.|
|Tank Mastery|| GLA
|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||PLD||1||35||Increases Oath Gauge by 5 each time an auto-attack lands.|
|Chivalry||PLD||58||Restores MP when using Riot Blade or Spirits Within.|
|Rage of Halone Mastery||PLD||1||60||Upgrades Rage of Halone to Royal Authority.|
|Divine Magic Mastery||PLD||64||Halves MP cost for all spells while preventing casting interruptions via damage taken.|
|Enhanced Prominence||PLD||66||Restores MP when using Prominence.|
|Enhanced Sheltron||PLD||74||Extends the duration of Sheltron to 6 seconds.|
|Sword Oath||PLD||76||Gain three stacks of Sword Oath after successfully completing a combo with Royal Authority.|
|Sheltron Mastery||PLD||82||Upgrades Sheltron to Holy Sheltron.|
|Enhanced Intervention||PLD||82||Extends the duration of Intervention to 8 seconds. |
Grants Knight's Resolve to target, reducing damage taken by 10%.
|Divine Magic Mastery II||PLD||84||Adds a healing effect to Holy Spirit and Holy Circle.|
|Melee Mastery||PLD||84||Increases the potency of Fast Blade to 200, Riot Blade to 170, Royal Authority to 130, Holy Spirit to 270, and Atonement to 420.|
|Spirits Within Mastery||PLD||86||Upgrades Spirits Within to Expiacion.|
|Enhanced Divine Veil||PLD||88||Adds a healing effect to Divine Veil.|
Performing actions in a certain order increases potency and applies combo bonuses.
=> => = Deals high damage and 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 76, and learning the trait Sword Oath, Royal Authority also grants three stacks of Sword Oath.
Oath Gauge in PvE
Upon learning the action Iron Will, a symbol will appear on the screen indicating when it is in effect. Iron Will increases enmity gained from using other actions.
Upon learning the trait Oath Mastery, the symbol which indicates the use of Iron Will will change to also display the Oath Gauge.
Your oath grows stronger each time an auto-attack lands, and can be used to execute several actions such as Sheltron (acquired at level 35), Cover (acquired at level 45), and Intervention (acquired at level 62).
Iron Will (Active)
The gauge cannot be displayed in simple mode until learning the trait Oath Mastery at level 35.
Oath Gauge in PvP
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