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Tips for Being a Better Teammate

By Phosphor
Last updated: 5/5/23

I feel like the number one thing you can do to be a better player in FFXIV, if you have the time and energy for it, is to level/play one of each of the following:

All of these (yes, I'm singling out black mage as its own thing, red mage I feel like you can somewhat extrapolate from melee/black mage and summoner is a ranged DPS) have specific things that they Need to be able to do their jobs well and properly that aren't immediately intuitive to other roles - and in fact, there may be things that solo play has trained you to do that are hellish in group situations! For example, as a ranged player you might have learned to stay as far away from your target as possible. This makes sense when you're handling some solo duty/open world mobs on your own, but in a group, this makes it VERY hard for the healer to get you with their AoE heals following a raidwide. (and this is doubly painful for any healers whose whole deal is working with limited resources, like both barrier healers)

For those who don't have the time or energy to level each of these, though, here's a very incomplete list of things I've learned from each off of the top of my head:

How to make a tank's job easier

(a bunch of these overlap with "how to make a healer's job easier")

How to make a healer's job easier

(+ some more from Rui / someone in a Discord server I'm in)

How to make a melee DPS's job easier

How to make a black mage's job easier

Also, some things to remember when it comes to getting Better At Game

(thanks Rui for the reminder!)

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