Thaumaturge

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Introduction

In the hands of a skilled practitioner, thaumaturgy can be a force of terrifying destruction. At the heart of this school of magic lies the ability to call forth and command the latent aether within oneself through deep introspection. To then mold that aether into sorcery, the thaumaturge makes use of a scepter or staff, within which is housed a medium—a natural stone imbued with magical properties. Thus armed, the thaumaturge is capable of wreaking considerable havoc via ruinous spells and curses.

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Thaumaturges are mages specialized in dark magic. Their affinity with dark arts allow them to cast strong spells to inflict damage either on an opponent or a group of enemies. Using destructive spells also drains their magical endurance, and to maintain stability they have to shift between fire and ice.

General information

Guild

The Thaumaturge's Guild is in Steps of Nald. If you choose thaumaturge as your first class, you will start off in the city of Ul'dah. At level 30, thaumaturges may specialize into black mage.

Equipment

The thaumaturge is a disciple of magic and wears cloth armor. They use scepters and staves as weapons, as well as wooden shields as defense. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the thaumaturge:

Hunting Log

See thaumaturge hunting log.

Quests

See list of thaumaturge quests.

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Blizzard Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 1 Spell 480 2.5s 2.5s Deals ice damage with a potency of 180.
 Fire Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 2 Spell 1,200 2.5s 2.5s Deals fire damage with a potency of 180.
 Transpose Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 4 Ability Instant 12s Swaps Astral Fire with a single Umbral Ice or Umbral Ice with a single Astral Fire.
 Thunder Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 6 Spell 960 2.5s 2.5s Deals lightning damage with a potency of 30.
 Sleep Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 10 Spell 1,200 2.5s 2.5s Puts target to sleep.
 Blizzard II Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 12 Spell 960 2s 2.5s Deals ice damage with a potency of 50 to all nearby enemies.
 Scathe Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 1Quest: The Threat of Superiority 15 Spell 960 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
 Fire II Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 18 Spell 1,800 3s 2.5s Deals fire damage with a potency of 80 to target and all enemies nearby it.
 Thunder II Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 26 Spell 1,440 3s 2.5s Deals lightning damage with a potency of 30 to target and all enemies nearby it.
 Manaward Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 1Quest: Facing Your Demons 30 Ability Instant 120s Creates a barrier that nullifies damage totaling up to 30% of maximum HP.
 Fire III Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 34 Spell 2,400 3.5s 2.5s Deals fire damage with a potency of 240.
 Aetherial Manipulation Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 50 Ability Instant 30s Rush to a target party member's side.
Unable to cast if bound.

Magic Ranged DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Addle Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 8 Ability Instant 90s Lowers target's intelligence and mind by 10%.
 Break Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
12 Spell 2.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 50.
 Drain Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 16 Spell 2.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.
 Diversion Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
20 Ability Instant 120s Reduces enmity generation.
 Lucid Dreaming Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
24 Ability Instant 120s Reduces enmity by half.
 Swiftcast Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
32 Ability Instant 60s Next spell is cast immediately.
 Mana Shift Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 36 Ability Instant 120s Transfers up to 20% of own maximum MP to target party member.
 Apocatastasis Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 40 Ability Instant 90s Reduces a party member's magic vulnerability by 20%.
 Surecast Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
44 Ability Instant 30s Next spell is cast without interruption.
 Erase Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 48 Ability Instant 90s Removes a single damage over time effect from target party member other than self.

Traits

See list of thaumaturge traits.

Jobs

The thaumaturge can specialize into Black Mage frame icon.png BLM, a DPS job.

Core mechanics

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The thaumaturge can cast fire and ice spells to inflict damage. In order to maintain MP cost at a bearable level they cycle between fire and ice.
  •  Fire - Deals fire damage with a potency of 180.
  •  Transpose - Swaps Astral Fire with a single Umbral Ice or Umbral Ice with a single Astral Fire.
  •  Manaward - Creates a barrier that nullifies damage totaling up to 30% of maximum HP.

Thaumaturges have Astral Fire and Umbral Ice – specific effects attained upon using fire and ice spells, respectively. Each charge of Astral Fire increases MP cost for the next fire spell, while Umbral Ice increases MP regeneration. In order to maintain a low MP cost to use fire spells thaumaturges are required to use spells from the opposite element; using fire spells remove Umbral Ice stacks if there are any, or build Astral Fire if there's no effect active, using ice spells work the other way around. Transpose is a key ability to balance between both elements.

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