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  Spirits Within
Honor Lost Job quest 35 Jenlyns  Sheltron
 Oath Mastery
Power Struggles Class quest 40 Jenlyns  Prominence
Poisoned Hearts Job quest 45 Jenlyns
Parley in the Sagolii Job quest 45 Jenlyns  Cover
Keeping the Oath Job quest 50 Jenlyns  Hallowed Ground
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Like a Knight in Shining Armor
An Exemplary Example Job quest 50 Jenlyns
The Paladin Who Cried Wolf Job quest 52 Papashan
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
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Like a Knight in Shining Armor II
 Rage of Halone Mastery
Tournament of the Century Job quest 60 Jenlyns
In Thal's Name Job quest 63 Mylla
In Nald's Name Job quest 65 Mylla
Fade to Black Lotus Job quest 68 Mylla
Raising the Sword Job quest 70 Mylla  Passage of Arms
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Like a Knight in Shining Armor III
Worth Fighting For Sidequest 80 Jenlyns
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Like a Knight in Shining Armor IV

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Fast Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
 Fight or Flight Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 2 Ability Instant 60s Increases physical damage dealt by 25%.
 Riot Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Total Eclipse Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 6 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
 Shield Bash Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 10 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110.
 Iron Will Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 10 Ability Instant 10s Significantly increases enmity generation.
 Shield Lob Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1Quest: That Old Familiar Feeling 15 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
 Rage of Halone Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Spirits Within Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Paladin's Pledge 30 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 370.
Potency decreases as own HP decreases.
 Sheltron Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Honor Lost 35 Ability Instant 5s Blocks incoming attack.
 Sentinel Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 38 Ability Instant 120s Reduces damage taken by 30%.
 Prominence Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Power Struggles 40 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
 Cover Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Parley in the Sagolii 45 Ability Instant 120s Take all damage intended for another party member.
 Circle of Scorn Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 50 Ability Instant 25s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 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.
 Goring Blade Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Big Sollerets to Fill 54 Weaponskill 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 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 Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: All According to Plan 58 Spell 2,000 1.5s 2.5s Restores target's HP.
 Royal Authority Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: This Little Sword of Mine 60 Weaponskill 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 2,000 1.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 350.
 Requiescat Paladin frame icon.png PLD 68 Ability Instant 60s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 550. 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.
 Holy Circle Paladin frame icon.png PLD 72 Spell 2,000 1.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 250 to all nearby enemies.
 Intervene Paladin frame icon.png PLD 74 Ability Instant 30s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
 Atonement Paladin frame icon.png PLD 76 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 550.
 Confiteor Paladin frame icon.png PLD 80 Spell 2,000 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 800 to target and all enemies nearby it.

PvP actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Fast Blade (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
 Riot Blade (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack to target.
 Royal Authority (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack to target.
 Total Eclipse (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 600 to all nearby enemies.
 Prominence (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Power Struggles 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s elivers an attack to all nearby enemies.
 Shield Lob (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: That Old Familiar Feeling 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 800.
 Holy Spirit (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell 5,000 1.5s 2.4s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,800.
 Holy Circle (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell 5,000 1.5s 2.4s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,000 to all nearby enemies.
 Confiteor (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Spell Instant 2.4s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 2,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
 Intervene (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 30s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 600.
 Requiescat Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000. Potency increases up to a maximum of 2,000 as MP decreases.
 Hallowed Ground (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Keeping the Oath 30 Ability Instant 60s Erects a magicked barrier rendering you impervious to most attacks.
 Intervention (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 15s Deduces target party member's damage taken by 20%.
 Testudo (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Ability Instant 45s Creates a barrier around self and all party members near you that absorbs damage equivalent to a heal of 3,000 potency.
 Atonement (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000.
 Glory Slash (PvP) Paladin frame icon.png PLD 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,200 to all enemies in a cone before you.

Common actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Low Blow (PvP) Tank role.png Tank 30 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 600.
 Bolt (PvP) Tank role.png Tank
Healer role.png Healer
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
30 Ability Instant 30s Movement speed is increased.
 Medical Kit (PvP) Tank role.png Tank
Healer role.png Healer
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
30 Ability Instant 15s Restores own HP.

Additional actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Full Swing (PvP) Tank role.png Tank 30 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,200.
 Weapon Throw (PvP) Tank role.png Tank 30 Ability Instant 30s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 400.
 Reprisal (PvP) Tank role.png Tank 30 Ability Instant 45s Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 20%.
 Rampart (PvP) Tank role.png Tank 30 Ability Instant 45s Reduces damage taken by 20%.
 Retaliation (PvP) Tank role.png Tank 30 Ability Instant 60s Counters all incoming attacks.

Adrenaline rush (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Aegis Boon (PvP) Tank role.png Tank 30 Adrenaline rush Instant s Reduces damage taken by self and nearby party members by 25%.

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 15 Ability Instant 30s Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list while gaining additional enmity.
 Interject Tank role.png Tank 18 Ability Instant 30s Interrupts the use of a target's action.
 Reprisal Tank role.png Tank 22 Ability Instant 60s Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 10%.
 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.
 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
 Tank Mastery Gladiator frame icon.png GLA
Paladin frame icon.png PLD
Marauder frame icon.png MRD
Warrior frame icon.png WAR
Dark Knight frame icon.png DRK
Gunbreaker frame icon1.png GNB
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 Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: Honor Lost 35 Increases Oath Gauge by 5 each time an auto-attack lands.
 Chivalry Paladin frame icon.png PLD 58 Restores MP when using Riot Blade or Spirits Within.
 Rage of Halone Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 1Quest: This Little Sword of Mine 60 Upgrades Rage of Halone to Royal Authority.
 Divine Magic Mastery Paladin frame icon.png PLD 64 Halves MP cost for all spells while preventing casting interruptions via damage taken.
 Enhanced Prominence Paladin frame icon.png PLD 66 Restores MP when using Prominence.
 Enhanced Sheltron Paladin frame icon.png PLD 74 Extends the duration of Sheltron to 6 seconds.
 Sword Oath Paladin frame icon.png PLD 76 Gain three stacks of Sword Oath after successfully completing a combo with Royal Authority.
 Enhanced Requiescat Paladin frame icon.png PLD 78 Spells requite no cast time while under the effect of Requiescat.

Job mechanics

Oath Gauge is Paladin's Job Gauge.

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.

Oath gauge pve1.png

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).

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Simple Mode

Oath gauge pve simple mode1.png Iron Will (Active)

The gauge cannot be displayed in simple mode until learning the trait Oath Mastery at level 35.

Oath Gauge in PvP

The Oath Gauge displays the current strength of a paladin's oath, which is required to execute Confiteor.

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Simple Mode

Oath gauge pvp simple mode1.png

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See also

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