Final Fantasy XIV has some really fun healers, and learning to unlock Scholar will open up a whole new world full of fairies and shields. Well, maybe not a new world per se, but that's all their thing. Scholar is a shield-based healer. Each Adloquium or Relief they cast applies the Galvanize effect on their recipients which not only recovers health but also adds damage absorption. Playing Scholar takes a bit of planning, as the Galvanize effect takes a second to activate, meaning if you cast at the same time as the damage, it won't be applied until after the damage in most cases . We could go on and on about how to play Scholar effectively, but you have to unlock it first! Here's everything we know about how to unlock scholarly work in Final Fantasy XIV.
How to Unlock the Scholar Job in Final Fantasy XIV
To unlock Scholar's Job in Final Fantasy XIV, you need to level Arcanist's Job to level 30, then complete the Forgotten But Not Gone quest located at Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x:4.5, y:11.3). Upon completion, you will receive the Scholar Soul Crystal. Do not hesitate to equip it! See below for all the requirements and steps to unlock Scholar.
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As mentioned, see below for a quick overview of what needs to be completed to unlock the Scholar job.
- If not already available, unlock Arcanist in Limsa Lominsa at the Arcanist Guild and level it to 30
- Complete the arcanist class quest Sinking of Doesmaga
- Complete the main story quest Sylph-management
- Complete the Forgotten But Not Gone scholar unlock quest
- Equip Scholar's Soul Crystal
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