The much-anticipated, main wave of content material for the Square Enix MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has been absolutely detailed within the newest 5.3 patch notes replace. FFXIV 5.3 caps off the epic storyline that got here within the newest growth, Shadowbringers, with what appears to be like to be a wild, emotional conclusion; we talked about it a bit in our earlier FFXIV 5.3 story, which it’s best to take a look at. Here, we’ll go into extra of the intricate, newly detailed tweaks like courses/jobs and questlines.
Astrologian is getting essentially the most work of all the roles, comparable to lowering the MP consumption of the actions Helios, Benefic II, Aspected Helios, Aspected Benefic, and Combust II. While Lightspeed’s impact of lowering MP value has been eliminated, Draw and Sleeve Draw could have a brand new further impact of restoring 8% of most MP. The motion Sleeve Draw has additionally been reworked completely, in addition to different modifications to the Horoscope and Natural Sect actions.
Marauders/Warriors additionally get some notable buffs, like rising Storm’s Eye period and giving Inner Release, Berserk, and Mythril Tempest the impact of extending the Storm’s Eye timer. Additional modifications to cooldown timers and efficiency numbers for Gunbreaker, Pugilist/Monk, Summoner, Scholar, Machinist, and Bard are included.
Through additions in New Game+, you may replay job/class quests from the unique 9 courses in addition to all of the three elements to every crafter and gatherer job.
As for the revamping of A Realm Reborn, a number of quests have both been reduce or truncated, as was beforehand identified, however we now have extra element on how that’ll work. If you are in the course of quest that is being adjusted, you may have a notification asking you to desert stated quest and shall be prompted to tackle the subsequent one or the adjusted model of the hunt you are on. The total story isn’t affected by the reduce content material because it’s supposed to remove repetitive non-critical targets.
FFXIV’s photograph mode is getting a significant buff, too. With 5.3, you may have choices for stickers, a few of that are very cute. You can enhance your group poses and screenshots with stickers of minions, textual content bubbles, and different imagery. There will even be a lip motion choice and a few new filters in photograph mode–a few new emotes are on the best way as effectively.
And after all, FFXIV 5.3 can also be a significant content material drop. The subsequent part within the Sorrow of Werlyt questline shall be accessible which tells its personal story of an necessary supporting character whereas offering some unbelievable boss fights. In 5.1, we had been in a position to combat Ruby Weapon (and the Extreme model in 5.2) and it is seemingly we’ll be combating Sapphire Weapon within the 5.3 quests (and possibly with our personal Gundam-style mech). The Nier Automata crossover raid is getting its second chapter with The Puppet’s Bunker and it appears to be like to be key for the interconnecting of the FFXIV and Nier universes whereas additionally providing nice 24-player boss fights.
The development of the principle story questline features a new dungeon known as A Heroes Gauntlet and appears to have main implications for the way the narrative performs out. There will even be a brand new story-based Trial (multi-faceted boss combat), however the nature of it’s being withheld for spoiler causes, making issues all of the extra thrilling.
Along with the 5.3 replace is a large change to the FFXIV free trial. As we coated earlier than, the free trial will included the entire base recreation, A Realm Reborn, and your complete first growth pack, Heavensward, and all of the post-release content material simply earlier than the Stormblood growth. The free trial can take you as much as degree 60 and all of the accompanying content material (with some minor restrictions) whereas it reduce you off at degree 35.
Plenty of extra particulars on may be discovered on the official FFXIV patch 5.3 website. The replace launches tomorrow, August 11 at Three AM PT–FFXIV can also be at present present process a 24-hour upkeep interval for the patch. In the meantime, be sure you learn my FFXIV 5.3 interview with director/producer Naoki Yoshida the place we discuss beloved characters, the way forward for the sport’s story, and in-game character ass.
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