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

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

Each job in FFXIV has tons of abilities. 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. 

Paladin is a tank Job that will need to maintain enmity (or aggro) from the boss in order to absorb damage while the rest of your team can pump out DPS.

Best Paladin Rotation In FFXIV

Paladin takes up a Tank role in the party. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Paladin 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:

As mentioned, Paladins take up a tank slot in the party and are responsible for not only using their abilities to absorb heavy-hitting attacks from the raid boss but also to position the rest of the party in such a way to avoid AOEs while taking into account the need to steal be dealing constant DPS. Some DPS Jobs require access to the rear and flank of an enemy to deal optimal damage, and the tank must be aware of this at all times. 

Paladins can attack with their swords, shields, and magical spells. (Picture: Square Enix)

Paladins are exactly the stout defenders you would think of for a Job with such a name. Unlike other tank classes like Dark Knight, Paladins are much more focused on damage mitigation with their sword, shield, and magical abilities. 

Here is an example of a Paladin opener and rotation:

Best Paladin Rotation - Endwalker 6.5

  1. Iron Will
  2. Holy Spirit
  3. Fast Blade
  4. Tincture of Strength
  5. Riot Blade
  6. Royal Authority
  7. Fight or Flight
  8. Requiescat
  9. Goring Blade
  10. Circle of Scorn
  11. Expiacion
  12. Confietor
  13. Intervene
  14. Blade of Faith
  15. Intervene
  16. Blade of Truth
  17. Blade of Valor
  18. Holy Spirit
  19. Atonement
  20. Atonement
  21. Atonement

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. 

Paladins are highly favored tanks thanks to their simple playstyle and huge damage mitigation capabilities. 

And that is everything you need to know about the best Paladin rotation, including openers, abilities, and more in FFXIV.