Final Fantasy XIV to have 18 Classes at Launch
Thanks to an article over on FFXIVCore, there’s now information (from Famitsu) showing that the 18 character classes that have already been announced will be the classes made available to gamers at launch.
To wit, here’s a listing of the 18 classes according to their disciplines.
Disciples of War: Archer, Gladiator, Lancer, Marauder, Pugilist
Disciples of Magic: Conjurer, Thaumaturge
Disciples of the Land: Botanist, Fisherman, Miner
Disciples of the Hand: Alchemist, Armorer, Blacksmith, Carpenter, Culinarian, Goldsmith, Tanner, Weaver
Final Fantasy XIV’s armory system allows players to start and change classes at will, simply by changing the weapons they have equipped. According to current information made available, it is possible for players to essentially use any of the 18 classes at their leisure, though the implementation of the class changing hasn’t been made publicly available (as an NDA exists for the beta testers) as of yet.
FFXIVCore notes that other classes will be added down the line, though a time frame for such additions has yet to be revealed.