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Best Astrologian Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

Our guide to the best Astrologian rotation in FFXIV.
Best Astrologian Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More
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Each job in FFXIV has tons of abilities. Some of these abilities can be activated repeatedly, whilst other abilities have a GCD (global cooldown). Players wanting to optimize their damage, tanking, or healing must ensure they are performing the right rotation of abilities. This ensures that your buffs remain active for as long as possible, and there is no downtime in dishing out DPS. 

Astrologian is a regen healer who focuses on restoring HP to the party as opposed to buffing them with various shields (like Scholar and Sage). 

What is the Best Astrologian Rotation In FFXIV

Astrologian is a regen healer Job. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Astrologian Rotation in FFXIV, we need to look at several different factors. These include openers, GCDs, buffs, and more. We will break down each step of the rotation below:

In FFXIV, every member of the party is required to deal DPS during moments of downtime. This includes healers who, if not actively healing a party member at that specific moment, are required to deal DPS to the raid boss as well

Astrologian's entire kit revolves around drawing cards of fate, which can then be used to restore HP or buff the party's overall damage. Astrologians will use the Draw ability to draw a card from their deck and then use the Play ability to activate its effects.

Astrologians can Draw and Play cards to specific party members. (Picture: Square Enix)

Astrologians must play their cards to specific party members, and depending on the card chosen, additional buffs will be granted depending on whether the ally is a ranged or melee Job. 

Here is an example of an Astrologian opener and rotation. Bear in mind, that this rotation is dependent on which card you acquire. If players have to redraw several times, the final rotation may look slightly different:

Best Astrologian Rotation Order

  1. Draw
  2. Redraw (if required)
  3. Earthly Star
  4. Tincture of Mind
  5. Fall Malefic
  6. Lightspeed
  7. Combust III
  8. Play
  9. Draw
  10. Fall Malefic
  11. Play
  12. Draw
  13. Fall Malefic
  14. Play
  15. Draw
  16. Divination
  17. Play
  18. Fall Malefic
  19. Minor Arcana
  20. Astrodyne
  21. Fall Malefic
  22. Crown Play
  23. Fall Malefic

Depending on the type of encounter you are up against, this rotation may differ slightly. However, this is a very good rotation at maximizing your damage, and when in doubt, this can be used relatively everywhere.