If you want to level up Blue Mage, you’ve probably been trying to do some quests to level up the class, but probably to little effect. Since you can’t do Roulettes, Squadrons, Deep Dungeon or PVP, even FATEs and level quests don’t seem to have much to do.
You might think that this class seems to take a long time to level up. But when you see your FC do it all in one night, you know you’re doing it wrong.
So, I’m going to tell you the tricks to get started quickly with a Blue Mage here. By the way, if you didn’t already know, you can unlock Blue Mage by completing the quest “Out of the Blue,” which is available after Limsa Lominsa level 50.
How To Get XP?
Blue Mage starts at level 1 and currently maxes out at level 80. The secret to Blue Mage is that they earn more XP fighting enemies in the open world than any other class.
Therefore, as a Blue Mage trying to get to a certain level, you’re going to need to find more groups of monsters. You can cluster them tightly together to increase the efficiency of gaining XP.
Blue Mage has no ranged attacks, and no special resistances or abilities. But when you kill monsters higher than your level, you get Experience Chain. This increases the amount of XP you get for killing each monster in a short amount of time. The higher Chain, the higher XP reward you get. You can see all chain information right below the experience bar.
When upgrading Blue Mage, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. One, you’ll need to preserve your XP while you’re at rest by logging out in the city. You know you’re getting rest XP when you see the moon here. It gives an extra 50%, so it works really well.
Second, you can wear any EXP items you may have. You can grab some outfits with FFXIV Gil, or pre-order earrings from the expansion to maximize your EXP.
Third, claim Heat of Battle buff from your Free Companies, or use Squadron Battle Manual for an extra XP bonus.
At last, there are also two options here when it comes to how to kill enemies. It depends on whether you want to do it alone or if you have a friend who can help. If you’re going solo, you’ll need to take all the above into consideration, get out your Chocobo Companion, and travel across Eorzea.
From level 1 to level 50, you need to focus on acquiring new spells. Focus your leveling on adds and what needs to be learned. You can learn any Blue Mage spell at any level. The premise is that you see the enemy cast the spell before they are defeated. You don’t have to be hit by it or ask the spell to be cast on you, so don’t needlessly sacrifice yourself in pursuit of magic.
Once you have a sufficient number of spells, you can start targeting specific groups of monsters above 50. You can try looking at caves and beaches, where there are often large numbers of monsters congregating in small spaces.
Keep in mind that you’ll probably have to upgrade your armor at least every 20 levels along the way. Especially when you have a hard time defeating mobs that are at least 1 level higher than you. However, if you can find a friend, the process becomes infinitely easier. You don’t need to worry about armor. You can go from 1 to 80 in just an hour or two.
How To Upgrade Quickly?
This upgrade method involves using Claim Mechanics. You need to bring a level 90 friend. But the caveat is that you must first use a skill to defeat the enemy, such as Flying Sardine. Then your friends beat them. Since you’re the first to hit them, and you don’t share EXP with the party, you’re rewarded with full EXP. Repeat this until you reach level 80.
But whatever method you choose, reaching level 80 is just the tip of the iceberg in Blue Mage. You still have so many spells to learn, so many achievements to earn, and the whole Masked Carnivale to complete. This might make your trip to Eorzea more interesting.