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FFXIV: Best healing class tier list - Patch 5.35
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If you are new to Final Fantasy XIV or just want to know if White mage, Astrologian or Scholar are made for you, this is the right place! In this guide, we will cover the basics of each healing classes and how good they are currently with a tier list for Patch 5.35 of FF14 on PC and PS4.

FFXIV: Best healing class tier list - Patch 5.35

In Final Fantasy XIV three healers are available now with very different range of spells and playstyles. If you feel lost on which is currently the best for daily use, or simply just the best for you this guide is what you need.

Our ranking will be based on personal experience from the writer (that's me) of:

  • Daily and casual usage
  • How hard is the class to play as a beginner
  • Fun

If you want to unlock one of these jobs, here is our guide on how to unlock every class in FFXIV.

Hey Listen!

This tier list will not be based on usage during new raids and savage content as we might write a dedicated endgame tier list in the future!

Healers Tier List for FFXIV 5.35

Tier 1 — Astrologian

When you just can't decide.

Astrologian is a mix of healing and preventing your allies to get hurt. You will be able to choose between two stances (changing stance is only possible out of combat) that will change some of your spells, adding bonus regeneration or a shield on the heals you cast. Very versatile you also get to buff your group with bonus damage, making it a very beginner-friendly class while being a very strong pick. Astrologian starts at Level 30 with no specific class requirement, meaning even if you lost yourself playing a dps, you can get into healing without leveling a healer class before.

Has both Shield and Regen
Huge buff to party damage
Very rewarding if played well
Need to learn all the cards
Easy to learn, hard to master
Tier 2 — White Mage

Time to get everybody healthy and throw rocks!

White mage is accessible from Level one with the conjurer class. It's a very straight forward job that will focus on keeping everybody healthy using Area of Effect heals and overtime regeneration. White mage is also very good at providing both damage and control to your team with for example an AOE stun & damage spell: Holy (and holy moly spamming this is satisfying). Be it for new players or veterans trying out healers white mage is currently a very good choice and a class viable in every situation. Did I mention you also get cool wings?

Very easy to learn
A lot of burst heal
You also get Wings
Very few offensive spells
Focused on healing received damage
Tier 3 — Scholar

Get that fairy to work!

Your journey starts at Level one with Scholar as an arcanist meaning you can start summoning things and dealing damage before really being a healer. This job focuses on fairies to help your allies in both damaging enemies and keeping everyone healthy. On top of your own abilities, you'll have to manage what your pets do, meaning it can be a bit confusing for a beginner.

Focus on mitigating incoming damage
Fairy heals for you
Share Levels with Summoner
Not as straightfoward as other healers

Now that you might have a better understanding of who does what, it's important to note that every healer and class in this game are viable and as long as you have fun playing it, you're doing it right!

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RedRiverReport 1 year ago

Healers are in such a bad place right now. Spamming our nuke button 10,000 times a week has grown SO OLD. The way Yoshi destroyed our dps kits has been one of the worst nerfs I've ever seen in online gaming. The fun used to be in balancing dps with healing responsibilities. Now, I just overheal everything and stand around bored on the SCH And WM. Hate is so much. <br /> I miss 4.0 healing.

Joshua Brey 1 year ago

For AST, you should mention that you can only change stances outside of battle.

Joshua Brey 1 year ago

For AST, you should mention that you can only change stances outside of battle.

Jonathan Drui 1 year ago

So ... AST is definitely not Tier 1... as their cards just got a nerf with Sleeve Draw... I do believe WHM or SCH is closer to what people would want, at least until AST is fixed again.

Jonathan Drui 1 year ago

So ... AST is definitely not Tier 1... as their cards just got a nerf with Sleeve Draw... I do believe WHM or SCH is closer to what people would want, at least until AST is fixed again.

Rafael Gringo 1 year ago

AST starts at 30, not 50.

Rafael Gringo 1 year ago

AST starts at 30, not 50.

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