Races

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Playable races

Final Fantasy XIV features eight playable races: Hyur, Elezen, Lalafell, Miqo'te, Roegadyn, Au Ra, Viera, and Hrothgar. Each playable race is divided into two clans.

Hyur

Main article: Hyur

This human-like race is average in height and build. The Hyur are the most populous and widespread of the playable races.

The Hyur are divided into Midlanders and Highlanders.

Elezen

Main article: Elezen

This elf-like race is tall and slender. They have slightly longer life spans when compared to the other races. The Elezen believe that they originated in Eorzea, and that it was once their sole dominion.

The Elezen are divided into Wildwood and Duskwight clans.

Lalafell

Main article: Lalafell

The Lalafell are a diminutive race from seas south of Eorzea. They possess child-like appearances and cheerful attitudes.

Lalafell are divided into Plainsfolk and Dunesfolk.

Miqo'te

Main article: Miqo'te

This cat-like race possesses large ears and feline tails. They migrated to Eorzea during the Age of Endless Frost in the Fifth Umbral Era.

Miqo'te are divided into Seekers of the Sun and Keepers of the Moon.

Roegadyn

Main article: Roegadyn

The Roegadyn's massive muscular frames make them distinguishable from afar. Descended from maritime people that roamed the northern seas, they are sometimes considered a barbaric race.

Roegadyn are divided into Sea Wolves and Hellsguard.

Au Ra

Main article: Au Ra

Introduced in Heavensward, the Au Ra are a superficially dragon-like race with horns, scales and tails.

The Au Ra are divided into Raen and Xaela clans.

Viera

Main article: Viera

Introduced in Shadowbringers, the Viera can be played as female only.

Male Viera will be added with Endwalker.

Viera are divided into Rava and Veena clans.

Hrothgar

Main article: Hrothgar

Introduced in Shadowbringers, the Hrothgar can be played as male only.

Female Hrothgar will be added some time after the release of Endwalker.

Hrothgar are divided into Helions and The Lost clans.

Regional distribution

City population, percentage breakdown by race
Cities Elezen Hyur Lalafell Miqo'te Roegadyn
Wildwood Duskwight Midlanders Highlanders Plainsfolk Dunesfolk Seekers of the Sun Keepers of the Moon Sea Wolves Hellsguard
Gridania 30% 10% 40% 10%
Limsa Lominsa 10% 20% 20% 40%
Ul'dah 30% 10% 40% 10%

Starting Attributes

Note that these differences are quite insignificant as they do not affect stat growth, especially at end-game when you have thousands of points of each stat.

Main article: Starting Attributes
Race Strength Dexterity Vitality Intelligence Mind
Hyur Midlander 22 19 20 23 19
Highlander 23 20 22 18 20
Elezen Wildwood 20 23 19 22 19
Duskwight 20 20 19 23 21
Lalafell Plainsfolk 19 23 19 22 20
Dunesfolk 19 21 18 22 23
Miqo'te Seekers of the Sun 22 23 20 19 19
Keepers of the Moon 19 22 18 21 23
Roegadyn Sea Wolves 22 19 23 18 21
Hellsguard 20 18 23 20 22
Au Ra Raen 19 22 19 20 23
Xaela 23 20 22 20 18
Hrothgar Helions 23 17 23 17 23
The Lost 23 17 23 17 23
Viera Rava 20 23 18 21 21
Veena 19 20 19 23 22

Height

Race Gender 0% 50% 100%
Imperial Metric (cm) Imperial Metric (cm) Imperial Metric (cm)
Roegadyn 7'0.1" 213.61 7'3.4" 222 7'6.7" 230.38
Roegadyn 6'3.6" 192.02 6'9.6" 207.26 7'3.7" 222.76
Au Ra 6'7.9" 202.95 6'10.6" 209.8 7'1.4" 216.92
Hrothgar 6'5.2" 196.09 6'8.6" 204.72 6'11.8" 212.85
Elezen 6'4.4" 194.06 6'7.5" 201.93 6'10.2" 208.79
Elezen 6'0.2" 183.39 6'3.8" 192.53 6'6.8" 200.15
Highlander 6'0.2" 183.39 6'3.8" 192.53 6'6.8" 200.15
Viera 5'10.4" 178.82 6'1" 185.42 6'3.4" 191.52
Viera 5'7.8" 172.2 5′10.5" 179.3 6′1.4" 186.5
Highlander 5'8.2" 168.15 5'11.0" 180.34 6'1.8" 187.45
Midlander 5'6.1" 167.89 5'8.9" 175.01 5'11.6" 181.86
Miqo'te 5'2.7" 159.26 5'5.4" 166.12 5'8.2" 173.23
Midlander 5'2.0" 157.48 5'4.5" 163.83 5'7.1" 170.43
Miqo'te 4'10.9" 149.61 5'1.4" 155.96 5'3.8" 162.05
Au Ra 4'9.5" 146.05 4'11.9" 152.15 5'2.4" 158.5
Lalafell 2'10.2" 86.87 3'0.2" 91.95 3'2.2" 97.03
Lalafell 2'10.2" 86.87 3'0.2" 91.95 3'2.2" 97.03
  • Ordered by descending height, units are feet and inches and centimeters

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