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Best Red Mage Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

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Best Red Mage Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

Each job in FFXIV has its own special place within a party. Red Mage is a magical ranged DPS Job. This job is a hybrid melee and caster Job that will spend time building resources as a caster, before unleashing lots of burst damage with enchanted melee attacks. To get the most out of the Red Mage Job, it helps to nail down your rotation.

Best Red Mage Rotation In FFXIV

Red Mage is a magical ranged DPS. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Red Mage 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:

Magical ranged DPS, otherwise referred to as casters. They are more movement-restricted than melee DPS due to the casting times associated with their various abilities, but to compensate for this, they can deal high burst damage and are some of the most powerful DPS Jobs in the entire game. 

Red Mages use both spells and melee attacks. (Picture: Square Enix)

Red Mage is a very simple Job to pick up for those new to the magical ranged DPS role or the DPS role in general. It doesn't have the highest damage capabilities but it has a lot more movement options when compared to the other magical ranged DPS Jobs, allowing Red Mage players to quickly avoid powerful AOE enemy attacks. This is great if you are not used to the caster role yet. 

Red Mage also has a lot of damage mitigation built into its kit meaning it is okay to mess up and take a few hits. Truly, Red Mage is a great beginner Job for new players. 

Here is an example of a Red Mage opener and rotation:

Best Red Mage Rotation - Endwalker 6.5

  1. Verthunder
  2. Veraero III
  3. Swiftcast
  4. Acceleration
  5. Verthunder III
  6. Tincture of Intelligence
  7. Verthunder III
  8. Embolden
  9. Manafication
  10. Enchanted Riposte
  11. Fleche
  12. Enchanted Zwerchhau
  13. Contre Sixte
  14. Enchanted Redoublement
  15. Corps a corps
  16. Engagement
  17. Verholy
  18. Corps a corps
  19. Engagement
  20. Scorch
  21. Resolution
  22. Verfire
  23. Verthunder III
  24. Verstone
  25. Veraero III
  26. Jolt II
  27. Verthunder III
  28. Fleche

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. 

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