In an age long past, when mankind flourished under the radiance of arcane mastery, the island of Vylbrand was home to a city-state called Nym. Though the history of that age tells of countless wars waged with earth-shattering incantations, it was the brilliant strategic maneuvering of Nym's scholars that allowed their mundane army of mariners to throw back would-be conquerers time and again. These learned men and women defended the freedom of their tiny nation with their unique command over spell-weaving faeries, utilizing the creatures' magicks to heal the wounded and bolster the strength of their allies.
Scholar is a job unlockable at level 30 as an upgrade from the arcanist class and is one of four Healer jobs. It is considered a "barrier" healer, along with sage, specializing in reducing incoming damage using shields and mitigation abilities.
The Scholar's unlock quest is accessed through Murie in the Arcanists' Guild, located in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x4.5, y11.3). Arcanists must specialize into scholar (or summoner) once they reach level 30, and complete the quests Sylph-management and Sinking Doesmaga.
- Note: It's required to be an Arcanist to receive the follow-up quest and unlock scholar, this means Soul of the Summoner must be unequipped.
- Note 2: Being the only example of a split-class, Scholar and Summoner share a level since they are both based on Arcanist.
The job trainer is Alka Zolka, who is normally located in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (11.1,6.2).
The scholar is a disciple of magic and wears armor "of Healing." They use books as weapons. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the scholar:
|Ruin||SCH||1||Spell||300||1.5s||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.|
|Bio||SCH||2||Spell||300||Instant||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage over time.|
|Physick||SCH||4||Spell||400||1.5s||2.5s||Restores target's HP.|
|Summon Eos||SCH||4||Spell||200||2.5s||1.5s||Summons the faerie Eos to fight at your side. When set to guard, automatically casts Embrace on party members who suffer damage.|
|Resurrection||ACN||12||Spell||2,400||8s||2.5s||Resurrects target to a weakened state.|
|Whispering Dawn||SCH||20||Ability||Instant||60s||Orders faerie to execute Whispering Dawn. If Seraph is summoned, orders her to execute Angel's Whisper.|
|Bio II||SCH||26||Spell||300||Instant||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage over time.|
|Adloquium||SCH||1||30||Spell||1,000||2s||2.5s||Restores target's HP.|
|Succor||SCH||1||35||Spell||1,000||2s||2.5s||Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members.|
|Ruin II||SCH||38||Spell||400||Instant||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 220.|
|Fey Illumination||SCH||40||Ability||Instant||120s||Orders faerie to execute Fey Illumination. If Seraph is summoned, orders her to execute Seraphic Illumination.|
|Aetherflow||SCH||45||Ability||Instant||60s||Restores 20% of maximum MP.|
|Energy Drain||SCH||45||Ability||Instant||1s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.|
|Lustrate||SCH||1||45||Ability||Instant||1s||Restores target's HP.|
|Art of War||SCH||46||Spell||400||Instant||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 165 to all nearby enemies.|
|Sacred Soil||SCH||1||50||Ability||Instant||30s||Creates a designated area in which party members will only suffer 90% of all damage inflicted.|
|Indomitability||SCH||1||52||Ability||Instant||30s||Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members.|
|Broil||SCH||1||54||Spell||400||1.5s||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 220.|
|Deployment Tactics||SCH||1||56||Ability||Instant||90s||Extends Galvanize effect cast on self or target to nearby party members.|
|Emergency Tactics||SCH||1||58||Ability||Instant||20s||Transforms the next Galvanize and Catalyze statuses into HP recovery equaling the amount of damage reduction intended for the barrier.|
|Dissipation||SCH||1||60||Ability||Instant||180s||Orders your faerie away while granting you a full Aetherflow stack. Also increases healing magic potency by 20%.|
|Excogitation||SCH||62||Ability||Instant||45s||Grants self or target party member the effect of Excogitation, restoring HP when member's HP falls below 50% or upon effect duration expiration.|
|Broil II||SCH||64||Spell||400||1.5s||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 240.|
|Chain Strategem||SCH||66||Ability||Instant||120s||Increases rate at which target takes critical hits by 10%.|
|Aetherpact||SCH||1||70||Ability||Instant||3s||Orders faerie to execute Fey Union with target party member. Effect ends upon reuse.|
|Dissolve Union||SCH||70||Ability||Instant||1s||Dissolves current Fey Union.|
|Biolysis||SCH||72||Spell||400||Instant||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage over time.|
|Broil III||SCH||72||Spell||400||1.5s||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 255.|
|Recitation||SCH||74||Ability||Instant||90s||Allows the execution of Adloquium, Succor, Indomitability, or Excogitation without consuming resources while also ensuring critical HP is restored.|
|Fey Blessing||SCH||76||Ability||Instant||60s||Orders faerie to execute Fey Blessing.|
|Summon Seraph||SCH||80||Ability||Instant||120s||Summons Seraph to fight at your side. When set to guard, automatically casts Seraphic Veil on party members who suffer damage.|
|Consolation||SCH||80||Ability||Instant||20s||Orders Seraph to execute Consolation.|
|Broil IV||SCH||82||Spell||400||Instant||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 295.|
|Art of War II||SCH||82||Spell||400||Instant||2.5s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 180 to all nearby enemies.|
|Protraction||SCH||86||Ability||Instant||60s||Increases maximum HP of a party member or self by 10% and restores the amount increased.|
|Expedient||SCH||90||Ability||Instant||120s||Grants Expedience and Desperate Measures to all nearby party members.|
|Broil IV (PvP)||SCH||30||Spell||1.44s||2.4s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 5,000.|
|Adloquium (PvP)||SCH||30||Spell||Instant||15s||Restores target's HP.|
|Biolysis (PvP)||SCH||30||Spell||Instant||15s||Afflicts target with Biolysis and Biolytic.|
|Deployment Tactics (PvP)||SCH||30||Ability||Instant||15s||Extends Galvanize and Catalyze effects cast on self or target to nearby party members.|
|Mummification (PvP)||SCH||30||Ability||Instant||20s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 6,000 to all enemies in a cone before you.|
|Expedient (PvP)||SCH||30||Ability||Instant||30s||Grants Expedience and Desperate Measures to self and all nearby party members.|
|Consolation (PvP)||SCH||30||Ability||Instant||20s||Orders Seraph to execute Consolation.|
|Seraphic Veil (PvP)||SCH||30||Spell||Instant||2.5s||Restores target's HP.|
|Consolation (PvP)||SCH||30||Ability||Instant||1s||Restores the HP of all nearby party members.|
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||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)
|Summon Seraph (PvP)||SCH||30||Limit Break||Instant||10s||Summons Seraph to fight at a designated location.|
|Seraph Flight (PvP)||SCH||30||Limit Break||Instant||1s||Grants Seraph Flight and Excogitation to all nearby party members.|
|Repose||Healer||8||Spell||600||2.5s||2.5s||Inflicts target with Sleep.|
|Esuna||Healer||10||Spell||400||1s||2.5s||Removes a single detrimental effect from target.|
|Lucid Dreaming|| Magical Ranged DPS
|14||Ability||Instant||60s||Gradually restores own MP.|
|Swiftcast|| Magical Ranged DPS
|18||Ability||Instant||60s||Next spell is cast immediately.|
|Surecast|| Magical Ranged DPS
|44||Ability||Instant||120s||Spells can be cast without interruption.|
|Rescue||Healer||48||Ability||Instant||120s||Instantly draw target party member to your side. Cannot be used outside of combat or when target is suffering from certain enfeeblements.|
The following are shared actions used to control a pet behavior.
|Away||Order pet to leave the battlefield.|
|Heel||Order pet to follow behind you.|
|Place||Order pet to move to a specific location.|
|Stay||Order pet to remain where it is.|
|Guard||Order pet to refrain from attacking until you attack or are attacked.|
|Steady||Order pet to refrain from attacking until ordered to do so.|
Eos, Selene, and Seraph
As of patch 5.0 and the release of Shadowbringers, both Eos and Selene have the same actions.
|Embrace||Eos and Selene||1||Spell||Instant||3s||Restores target's HP.|
|Whispering Dawn||Eos and Selene||20||Ability||Instant||Instant||Gradually restores the HP of all nearby party members.|
|Fey Illumination||Eos and Selene||40||Ability||Instant||Instant||Increases healing magic potency of all nearby party members by 10%, while reducing magic damage taken by all nearby party members by 5%.|
|Fey Union||Eos and Selene||70||Ability||Instant||Instant||Gradually restores HP of party member with which faerie has a Fey Union.|
|Fey Blessing||Eos and Selene||76||Ability||Instant||Instant||Restores the HP of all nearby party members.|
|Seraphic Veil||Seraph||80||Spell||Instant||3s||Restores target's HP.|
|Angel's Whisper||Seraph||80||Ability||Instant||Instant||Gradually restores the HP of all nearby party members.|
|Seraphic Illumination||Seraph||80||Ability||Instant||Instant||Increases healing magic potency of nearby party members by 10%, while reducing magic damage taken by nearby party members by 5%.|
|Consolation||Seraph||80||Ability||Instant||Instant||Restores the HP of all nearby party members.|
|Maim and Mend|| CNJ
|20||Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%.|
|Corruption Mastery||SCH||26||Upgrades Bio to Bio II.|
|Maim and Mend II|| CNJ
|40||Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%.|
|Broil Mastery||SCH||1||54||Upgrades Ruin to Broil and increases the potency of Ruin II to 160, and Art of War to 165.|
|Broil Mastery II||SCH||64||Upgrades Broil to Broil II and increases the potency of Ruin II to 180.|
|Corruption Mastery II||SCH||72||Upgrades Bio II to Biolysis.|
|Broil Mastery III||SCH||72||Upgrades Broil II to Broil III and the potency of Ruin II is increased to 200.|
|Enhanced Sacred Soil||SCH||78||Adds an additional effect to Sacred Soil that grants healing over time.|
|Broil Mastery IV||SCH||82||Upgrades Broil III to Broil IV and increases the potency of Ruin II to 220.|
|Art of War Mastery||SCH||82||Upgrades Art of War to Art of War II.|
|Enhanced Healing Magic||SCH||85||Increases the healing potency of Physick to 450, Embrace to 180, and Seraphic Veil to 180. Increases the barrier potency of Adloquium to 180% the amount healed and Succor to 160% the amount healed.|
|Enhanced Deployment Tactics||SCH||88||Reduces Deployment Tactics recast time to 90 seconds.|
Aetherflow & Faerie Gauge is Scholar's Job Gauge.
Upon learning the action Aetherflow, the Aetherflow Gauge will be displayed, indicating stacks of Aetherflow.
Aetherflow can be used to execute certain actions such as Lustrate (acquired at level 45) and Excogitation (acquired at level 62).
Upon learning the action Aetherpact, you'll be able to view the Faerie Gauge, which displays the amount of fae aether.
Fae aether is accumulated when you use Aetherflow to execute certain actions such as Lustrate or Excogitation during battle while a faerie is summoned. Accumulated fae aether can then be used to perform Aetherpact.
Upon learning the action Summon Seraph, you can temporarily call Seraph to fight alongside you in place of Eos or Selene. The Faerie Gauge will indicate how much time remains before she must return.
This job is associated with the following achievements:
|Through the Gate IV||5||Achieve arcanist level 40.||-||2.1|
|Through the Gate V||5||Achieve arcanist level 50.||-||2.1|
|Through the Gate VI||5||Achieve arcanist level 60.||-||3.0|
|Through the Gate VII||5||Achieve arcanist level 70.||-||4.0|
|Through the Gate VIII||5||Achieve arcanist level 80.||-||5.0|
|Through the Gate IX||5||Achieve arcanist level 90.||-||6.0|
- FinalFantasyXIV.com Scholar on the official website.
- Comprehensive Job Guide provided by The Balance.