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 Ul'dah - 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

Quest Type Level Quest giver Unlocks
Way of the Thaumaturge Job quest 1 Yayake
My First Scepter Job quest 1 Cocobuki
The Threat of Intimacy Job quest 5 Cocobuki
The Threat of Paucity Job quest 10 Cocobuki
The Threat of Superiority Job quest 15 Cocobuki  Scathe
The Threat of Perplexity Job quest 20 Cocobuki
The Hidden Chapter Job quest 25 Cocobuki
Facing Your Demons Job quest 30 Cocobuki  Manaward

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Blizzard Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 1 Spell 400 2.5s 2.5s Deals ice damage with a potency of 180.
 Fire Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 2 Spell 800 2.5s 2.5s Deals fire damage with a potency of 180.
 Transpose Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 4 Ability Instant 5s Swaps Astral Fire with a single Umbral Ice or Umbral Ice with a single Astral Fire.
 Thunder Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 6 Spell 200 2.5s 2.5s Deals lightning damage with a potency of 30.
 Sleep Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 10 Spell 800 2.5s 2.5s Puts target and all nearby enemies to sleep.
 Blizzard II Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 12 Spell 800 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 800 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
 Fire II Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 18 Spell 1,500 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 400 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 2,000 3.5s 2.5s Deals fire damage with a potency of 240.
 Aetherial Manipulation Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 50 Ability Instant 10s 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%.
 Swiftcast Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
18 Ability Instant 60s Next spell is cast immediately.
 Lucid Dreaming Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
24 Ability Instant 60s Gradually restores own MP.
 Surecast Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
44 Ability Instant 120s Spells can be cast without interruption.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
 Magick and Mend Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 20 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10% and allows for the stacking of a second Astral Fire or Umbral Ice.
 Thundercloud Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 28 Grants a 10% chance that after each damage over time tick inflicted by Thunder or Thunder III (3% for Thunder II or Thunder IV), the next Thunder, Thunder II, Thunder III, or Thunder IV will add its full damage over time amount to its initial damage, have no cast time, and cost no MP.
 Magick and Mend II Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 40 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30% and allows for the stacking of a third Astral Fire or Umbral Ice which reduces cast times for spells of the opposite element by half.
 Firestarter Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM 42 Grants a 40% chance that after casting Fire, your next Fire III will require no MP and have no casting time.

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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