[Top 7] FF14 Best Utility Class That Are Excellent!

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Final Fantasy XIV is one of the best MMORPGs right now.

Battle Jobs are clearly an important part of Final Fantasy XIV, as the majority of the content focuses on battle and player teamwork.

While FFXIV clearly distinguishes three different roles, each of which serves a different purpose, such as tanks, healers, and DPS, each job differs greatly from the others, with many unique skills that only each battle job possesses.

Buffs and boosts become very important in endgame raiding, whether it is in Extreme Trials, Savage Raids, or especially in Ultimate Raids, to complete dungeons faster or clear high-end dungeons with high DPS requirements.

While players can use external buffs like foods and potions to boost their status and allow them to deal more damage and tank more hits, several battle jobs also serve as utilities to boost the group's stats in addition to doing their main job, which is either tanking, healing, or DPSing.

This article will rank seven of the best battle jobs that, aside from their main job of tanking, DPS, or healing, provide the most utility to a group of players.


7. Reaper

A Reaper, the one who reaps the souls of their fallen enemies.

Reaper is the most recent battle job introduced in FFXIV's most recent expansion, Endwalker. They use the power of darkness to harm their enemies.

Why Reaper is one of the best Utility Class:

  • Reaper, on top of dealing a massive amount of damage to the enemies as a Melee DPS, they can also support their allies with their skills and abilities.
  • Arcane Crest will grant a barrier to the reaper, helping them to absorb some damage. After the barrier is broken, it will grant Crest of time to all party members, which will give a regen to all party members with a 50 cure potency for 15 seconds.
  • Arcane Circle is a Reaper’s buff that will increase the damage dealt by all party members by 3% for 20 seconds.
  • Arcane Circle will also grant the reaper accumulate stacks of Immortal Sacrifice with each party member’s attack that landed successfully under the effect of the buff, allowing the Reaper to deal more damage with new skills thanks to Immortal Sacrifice.


6. Ninja

Ninja, who strikes at their enemies at their back.

Since the A Realm Reborn era, Ninja has been one of the three available Melee DPS in the game, beginning as a Rogue in Limsa Lominsa.

Why Ninja is one of the best Utility Class:

  • Ninja, while they might not deal as much damage as compared to some other Melee DPS classes and can be harder to master, can provide an insane amount of utility to the party when being used.
  • Ninja can force the enemies to take more damage by their skills for a certain amount of time, which lets the party members be able to deal more damage to the enemies.
  • Mug increases a target's taken damage by 5% for 20 seconds.
  • Trick attack increases a target's damage taken by 10% for 15 seconds.


5. Bard

Bard is one of the battle jobs that are changed greatly in Endwalker expansion.

Bard is the game's first ranged physical battle job, introduced in the base game of A Realm Reborn, and begins as an Archer in the green lush lands of Gridania.

Why Bard is one of the best Utility Class:

  • First of all, Bards always use songs as part of their rotation, with each song boosting the party members' stats in different ways.
  • Mage's Ballad increases damage dealt by the whole party by 1% for 45 seconds.
  • Army's Paeon increases the direct hit rate by 3% for the whole party.
  • The Wanderer's Minuet increases critical hit by 2% for 45 seconds.
  • All of these buffs are always turned on one after another, allowing the party to be able to deal more damage with a bard around.
  • Aside from their songs, Bards also have buffs that can help boost the party member's damage significantly, and are most often used during the burst phase, increasing their effectiveness by leaps and bounds.
  • Battle Voice increases the direct hit rate of all party members by a whopping 20% for 15 seconds.
  • Radiant Finale increases damage dealt by all party members by 2 to 6% based on the amount of Coda active in the Song Gauge for 15 seconds.
  • Lastly, Bards also have multiple skills and abilities that allow them to help mitigate the damage taken by party members, or increase the healing potency for some party members, helping the healers significantly during phases where the boss attacks the party a lot.
  • Troubadour reduces the damage taken by all party members by 10% for 15 seconds, but it cannot overlap with Dancer's Shield Samba or Machinist's Tactician.
  • Nature's Mine increases HP recovery via healing actions for a party member by 20% for 15 seconds, which are useful to apply on a Tank during TankBusters, making the healing process much easier.
  • The Warden's Paean removes one detrimental effect from self or a party member, basically acting as an instant Esuna, which are useful even in high-end content where quick Esuna is required, like The Epic of Alexander: Ultimate.


4. Gunbreaker

Gunbreaker, the Tank with strong battle skills.

Gunbreaker is the game's newest Tank battle job, introduced in the Shadowbringers expansion alongside the Dancer job.

Why Gunbreaker is one of the best Utility Class:

  • Aside from having mitigation skills that can make them survive many hits and from powerful Tank Busters, Gunbreaker also has the ability to heal themselves or a chosen party member, helping to ease a healer's job in a party or keep themselves or a party member alive when the healers are dead.
  • Aurora grants Regen to a target for 18 seconds with 200 cure potency, and Gunbreakers have two charges of this skill.
  • Heart of Corundum reduces damage taken by themselves or a chosen party member by 15% for 8 seconds.
  • When using Heart of Corundum under the effect of Brutal Shell, this also grants Clarity, which reduces damage taken by 15% for 4 seconds.
  • It will also grant Catharsis of Corundum, which will restore the HP of themselves or a party member when it falls below 50% with a whopping 900 Cure Potency.
  • Aside from granting healing to party members, Gunbreaker also has the skills and abilities to provide mitigation for the whole party instead of only for themselves, helping them survive painful raidwides and AoEs.
  • Heart of Stone reduces damage taken by self or a party member by 15% for 7 seconds.
  • When using Heart of Stone under the effect of Brutal Shell, it will last for 30 seconds instead of only 7.
  • Heart of Light will reduce the magic damage taken by the whole party by 10% for 15 seconds.


3. Paladin

Paladin is the Tank which can help their allies out of trouble.

Paladin is the second tank featured in this article, and it is one of the two Tanks that have been available since A Realm Reborn, beginning as a Gladiator in Ul'dah.

Why Paladin is one of the best Utility Class:

  • Paladin is often called the "best off-tank/second tank", and this is for very good reason. Paladins have the skills and abilities to protect and heal their allies and save them from dying.
  • First, Paladin has the skills to be able to heal party members who are low in health and help healers, especially when they are dead or low in MP.
  • Clemency restores a target's HP by a whopping 1000 cure Potency, and will also heal themselves for half of the heal directed to the party member.
  • Knight's Benediction, which is an upgraded ability from Intervention and a part of Holy Sheltron, will gradually restore a party member's HP for 250 cure potency for 12 seconds.
  • Aside from healing their party members, Paladins can also grant mitigations and shields to their teammates, allowing the shield to absorb damage taken and preventing them from taking too much damage.
  • Holy Sheltron will block incoming attacks for 8 seconds, and will also grant Knight's Resolve, which will reduce damage taken by 15% for 4 seconds.
  • Passage of Arms will increase block rate to 100% and create a pair of wings which will prevent damage taken by the party members standing behind the wings by 15% for 18 seconds.
  • Divine Veil, after being triggered by a healing skill from a Healer or by Clemency, will create a protective barrier on all party members which will prevent damage up to 10% of the Paladin's HP for 30 seconds.


2. Dancer

Dancer is the elegant battle job that supports their allies.

Dancer is the newest physical ranged job in Final Fantasy XIV, introduced alongside the Gunbreaker batte job in the Shadowbringers expansion.

Why Dancer is one of the best Utility Class:

  • Dancer is a battle job that has many skills that can help buff the other party members’ damage and skills, which can help boost the party’s damage increase a lot, allowing them to clear a lot of high-end raids and trials.
  • Standard Step will grant Standard Finish to themselves and their dance partner, which will grant a 5% damage boost throughout the whole fight as long as the Dancer keeps using their Standard Step skills.
  • Devilment also increases the critical hit rate and direct hit rate of themselves and their dance partner by 20% for 20 seconds.
  • Technical Step will grant Technical Finish, which will grant 5% damage boost to all party members for 30 seconds.
  • Dancers can also protect their party members by giving them mitigation and allowing them to live through raidwides, as well as healing them to help the healers by giving them healing over time.
  • Shield Samba will reduce the damage taken by all party members by 10% for 15 seconds, although it cannot overlap with Bard’s Troubadour or Machinist’s Tactician.
  • Improvisation will grant healing over time to all party members with 100 cure potency for 15 seconds.
  • Improvisation will also grant Improved Finish after finishing the dance, which will grant a barrier up to 10% of maximum HP for 30 seconds to all party members. 


1. Astrologian

Astrologian is one of the best healers that can also utilize their cards to heal and support their allies.

With their card system and buffs, Astrologian is one of the best healers in the game, as well as one of the most complicated. It can, however, feel very rewarding to play and grant a variety of utilities and buffs to their party members, not just pure heals.

Why Astrologian is one of the best Utility Class:

  • Astrologian’s card system will help buff the party member’s damage based on who the Astrologian gives the Card to. 
  • The Balance, The Arrow, and The Spear cards will increase damage dealt by Melee DPS and Tanks by 6%, and 3% for other roles for 15 seconds.
  • The Bole, The Ewer, and The Spire cards, instead, will increase damage dealt by Ranged DPS (physical & magical) and healers by 6% for 15 seconds, and 3% for other roles.
  • Aside from their Card system, Astrologians also have some other skills and abilities that can boost the party members’ stats.
  • Divination will increase all party members’ damage and stats by 6% for 15 seconds.
  • Astrodyne will grant the Astrologian buffs based on how many different seals are on their Arcana, which is determined by the cards the Astrologian has played. While these buffs only boost an Astrologian’s stats, it can increase their cast speed, regen their MP, as well as increase their healing potency, allowing them to be able to cast more heals and damage and contribute more to the party.


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