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How to Switch Classes in FFXIV

You can play every class on the same character in FFXIV, but how do you switch between them?

Switching classes (or jobs) is a little different in FFXIV compared to other MMOs. And a big reason comes from the ability to learn every class in the game on a single character. When you feel ready to swap up your play style, here’s how to switch classes in FFXIV.

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FFXIV: How to Switch Classes (Or Jobs)

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To switch classes in FFXIV, you simply need to swap out your weapon for one associated with the new class.

When you create a character in FFXIV, picking your first class and changing it later on isn’t that hard when you’re regularly playing the game and are used to its system. However, this unique job system makes it a touch confusing when it comes to switching classes if you’re new to the game or haven’t played in a long time.

How to Create Armor Sets

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The quickest way to swap classes is to make an armor set for each class after you pick it up. This saves the entire equipment set and makes it simple to go into your character tab and choose which class you want to use. First, put on the weapon for the class you’re saving. Then, use the recommended gear option above your character to automatically equip any other gear you have for the class.

Once you do that, hit the “Create a new gear set” option, which you will find in the same corner on the top right. After you save the set, the set list shows you which class each set is along with its item level. When you want to use a different class, go into your set list to equip a new set. All your action bars change as well, making it a streamlined process.

And that’s how to switch classes in FFXIV. With Xbox adding the game to its platform, now is the perfect time to start playing or convince your friends to play. From here, check out our guide hub for more topics like Jobs ranked by difficulty or the best way to get Earthbreak Aethersand.


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Melissa Sarnowski has been working as a gaming writer professionally for two years, having been at GameSkinny for over a year now as a horror beat writer. She has an English degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison. While she focuses on all things horror, she also enjoys cozy games, MMOs like FFXIV and WoW, and any and everything in between.