Riiko’s WHM Truck WROOM WROOM!

When a few weeks ago the Media tour information was released, everyone started screaming how WHM was dead. Unreasonable people started kicking WHMs out of their Savage groups in preparation for Stormblood.

While I wasn’t amused by the useless Lilies they presented, I still enjoyed WHM and was sure it would remain the same.

So I made this picture of my WHM Truck!

The truck will run over all those who cry and complain because WHM isn’t dead and it’s gonna be awesome! Have some more trust!! ò_ó

Later on, news got out that the information from the Media Tour about the status of the jobs was about 1 month old and even Yoshida announced some change to the Lilly system which makes it not as awful but still not amazing. Unless they change the battles so that cure spam is actually necessary.

Nevertheless I will always love my WHM and this WHM TRUCK is awesome! WROOM WROOM MOTHERF*****! “o_´´o/

Can you draw these FFXIV job and class icons?

It is several months ago since this trended on Twitter. I always meant to fill it out but I eventually forgot about it. Now it’s time, to do what has to be done: Can I draw these icons?

Oh right, my name is Riiko Rinkoko and my main job is WHM.

LOL if this was a test at school I would have failed due to forgetting my name… It’s been many years since school, please forgive me!

I’m surprised how many icons I could remember – the wrong way around! Many would have to be mirrored horizontally to be correct. If there is anyone around who can explain this phenomenon, please do!

After finishing, I noticed that I drew SCH as a Butt Mage when in fact it is a Boob Mage! O.O; Please check it thoroughly, everyone!

Here you can find the original post with the blank form if you would like to fill this out too! :D

The incredibly tough FFXIV Job ability and spell icon quiz from Twitter

Last week, there were screenshots roaming on twitter where you were asked to identify all the abilities/spells displayed.

Challenge accepted.

The small healer quiz:

Can you distinguish between WHM, SCH and AST spells?

Please note: I got something wrong in the above quiz. Do you know what’s wrong? ò.ó;;

The Tank Quiz:

PLD, WAR and DRK abilities that are used quite often. Except the one on the bottom right. What is this?!!

The DRK Quiz or “Can’t we just call everything “Dark thingy”?”:

Savage Ninja Quiz:

How did SE think it was a good idea to have all abilities look pretty much similar? You can even mix gatherer abilities inbetween and keep people thinking what NIN ability this one was XD

The Ultimate healer Quiz:

All in all I think I recognized the most important spells and abilities. Guess I’m a pro now ò.óV

The question is, how many would you have recognized?

Here are the direct links to the original twitter posts:

Path of the White Mage: Do something for a change!

During my adventures in Ishgard, I progressed in my White Mage skills.

My teachers Senna-something and eh… Well, the WHM siblings introduced me to the direct ancestor of the legendary White mage whose old Artifact Armor I had received ages ago. This ancestor was a girl called… um…

I’m not good with names. Let’s call her An(cestor)-chan.

2015-06-19 WHM HW 01

An-chan was a Lancer and pretty straight-forward. She would critisize when something wasn’t ok.

I like that. You know exactly what’s ok and what not.

2015-06-19 WHM HW 02

Together, we fought to close dark corrupted portals through which voidsent enemies traveled to our world.

2015-06-19 WHM HW 03

It wasn’t normal for those portals to appear so randomly, so after some investigation, we discovered an Au Ra woman who was actually opening these portals by corrupting the area or something.

2015-06-19 WHM HW 05

She seemed really emo.

Of course we would assume, she was a bad person when she allowed dangerous creatures to come to Eorzea from a different, dark dimension!

2015-06-19 WHM HW 06

She even corrupted my dear Phoenix and I had to cleanse him again.

As WHM Expert this is an easy task. Still, I was pretty annoyed about what the did to lil Phoenix ;_;

2015-06-19 WHM HW 07

Things escalated. So many portals had been opened that the local soldiers got injured badly. Of course, I could heal them and close the portals but this wouldn’t solve the problem.

The awful Au Ra would just continue to open them again.

2015-06-19 WHM HW 08

What to do?

An-chan had an idea: The WHM siblings should do something for a change.

2015-06-19 WHM HW 09

After these accusations, An-chan rushed off.

For the first time, I felt like finally someone understood how I felt.

Riiko do this, do that, help with this, ohhh you are so helpful, our hero….

Yes, a hero indeed while all you people of the land just stand there and be lazy!

Silence spread between the WHM siblings, and I suddenly shouted:

“I couldn’t agree more!!”

…and then, I ran off.

2015-06-19 WHM HW 10

An-chan actually waited for me and as we were now best buddies, she taught me new abilities that had been passed down as secret techniques in her family.

2015-06-19 WHM HW 04

So I learned Aero III which is a power AoE Aero! It’s effect is massive:

2015-06-19 WHM HW 11

A few days later, An-chan and me were summoned to Tailfeather.

The WHM Siblings had traveled ther on their own to show us they understood what our problems were and that they would helpt us for a change.

I was surprised and happy. Finally!

2015-06-19 WHM HW 12

Ah, Eschiva, that’s An-chan’s actual name.

I’ll stick to An-chan.

Anyway, thanks to the WHM siblings, we were able to locate the sinister aura of the Au Ra.

She had a pet dragon. o.o

2015-06-19 WHM HW 13

Turns out, nobody accepted her pet dragon as a friend and everyone just tried to kill it when they came across it.

The Au Ra was just looking for a place to live with her pet happily ever after…

But for this specific demon-dragon to live, it needed to feed off the dark power of the portals!

2015-06-19 WHM HW 14

We couldn’t let this happen!

It was more important to secure the safety of all Eorzea than to save this Au Ra’s pet friend.

2015-06-19 WHM HW 15

After an intense battle – yes, An-chan and the WHM siblings joined me in the fight – we defeated the dragon and the Au Ra became super emo. I really felt bad for her, but the dragon didn’t really do anything friendly to her and was just feeding off her void portals <.<; There are better friends than that!

Finally, I became a Grand Master of the White Mages.

2015-08-27 Riiko Uldah

I am now able to heal and save my group even better!

2015-08-14 WHM Owly Garden Summon pray twitter

Riiko’s WHM Analysis 3.0

Heavensward has been out for a while now and I have made over 11.000 Screenshots which still need to be sorted. At least I finished the story but there are still dungeons and loads of quests to go. This is why I decided to make a summary of my experiences as WHM which is the first job I’ve leveled to level 60.

WHM Nerfs
Very annoying, very unnecessary, if you ask me. But nobody is asking me. <.<;

WHM was indirectly nerfed as everyone’s Protect now has Protect+Shell effect in one. Which is fair enough from my point of view.

Presence of Mind
2015-07-01 WHM Spell 07
Does not increse spellspeed by 20% as the tooltip states. Instead, it reduces cast and recast times. This is especially important as now, spellspeed influences DoTs. So PoM does not make DoTs stronger, it still does the same thing as before: make you cast and recast faster.
I’m totally fine with this. It basically does the same thing as before, so why bother too much.

2015-07-01 WHM Spell 06
From originally 240 potency to all enemies was changed to 200 poteny for the first enemy, 180 to 2nd, 160 to 3rd, 140 to 4th, 120 to 5th and 100 to all others. It still stuns.
While this is a huge nerf damage-wise, at level 60 its MP cost is extremely high. From my experience so far, You can’t just go out there and spam it like before. The damage nerf sounds really bad but we get other new tools to compensate for it. My initial rage and disappointment about this change soon changed into acceptance while toying with the new spells.

2015-07-01 WHM Spell 08
No longer 18% but 10% damage absorbation. Just like all other healers. Except, we cast the spell slightly faster. Woohoo!
This, I cannot accept just yet. I can understand that 18% is a high amount especially at level 60 where 20.000 HP is no big deal. The 18% would be 3600 HP which is immense! Instead, it only absorbs 2.000 HP. Still, I feel inferiot to SCH and AST who get their own shield in ADDITION to 10% Stoneskin. Where is the WHM Shield?

New Stuff

Asylum (Lv. 52)
2015-07-01 WHM Spell 04
Its size is the same as the SCH Soil. It’s size is slightly smaller than the SCH Soil. About 2 Lala heights smaller or 2 bushes which can be found at the Ishgard Summoning bell. It’s not huge but not small and big enough for tank and melees to fit in nicely.
It’s basically an additional AOE Regen effect for the tank and melees. Please note that it’s just 33% weaker than the single target regen with a potency of 150. Or you can say, Regen is 50% stronger than Asylum but it’s single target and not aoe.
It is instant cast and can be used about every 2nd pull. Knowing the pulls and pull sizes is kinda important. Using it on bigger pulls is recommended to support the normal heals. Positioning it can be tricky depending on the enemies’ AOEs. It’s an off GCD ability, so play it smart (like, use it after Regen on the tank or somet.
It is important to know that its healing poteny is reduced with Cleric Stance but NOT increased with Divine Seal. I was told this is because Asylum is an ability, not a spell. It’s silly though…

Stone III (Lv. 54)
2015-07-01 WHM Spell 03
There is no reason to use Stone II anymore, except when you’re level capped. Or out of MP. But then you have other problems.

Assize (Lv. 56)
2015-07-01 WHM Spell 02
Assize heals, deals damage and recovers 10% maxMP. Its use should be done in a smart way while taking into consideration what you need.
Using Assize while in Cleric stance will deal high damage to the enemies (1k+ for my nooby ilvl140) but in return privode low heals (about 400+). Using assize without Cleric Stance, will deal low damage (400+) but high heals (1k+). It is not influenced by Divine Seal.
Make sure to use it when missing at least 10% of your maxMP. What I like to do is do 1-2 Holys and then use a quick Assize while a Swiftcast-Holy has GCD. Yes, Assize is an off GCD ability.

Aero III (Lv. 58)
2015-07-01 WHM Spell 05
Higher potency than the other Aeros, longer duration AND AoE. I see no reason why to not use this spell. Best to use at the start of a trash mob pull as it’s a DoT.

Tetragrammation (Lv. 60)
2015-07-01 WHM Spell 01
WHM’s Instant cast heal to be used next to Benediction. It only has 50 more potency than Cure II but it’s instant cast and can only be used every 60 seconds. SE intended it to be the WHM’s second tool beside Benediction to save the Tank’s life. Too bad it’s not a percentage of HP so it would be uninfluenced by Cleric Stance. But SE was kind enough to already take that away from Scholar so there was no hope for the WHM in the first place… <_<;
Tetragrammation has no animation lock like Benediction. (At least, I didn’t feel like it did when I tried it out)

On one hand, I disapprove of the nerfs, especially of the Stoneskin nerf.

On the other hand, SE gave us many new ways and tools to heal and make up for the lost Holy damage (Assize, Aero3). On a side note, Holy has become too expensive to just spam it. ;_; I am still using Holy but in combination with Aero III and Assize when available/needed. Someone actually calculated that with Aero III and Assize and the nerfed Holy, we deal more damage than with the un-nerfed Holy! I’d like to think that’s true! ö.ö

I am still using Stoneskin for each pull to prevent some damage as it’s the WHM’s only shield. I will probably never get over the 8% we lost, but there isn’t much I can do against it…

All in all, White Mage has grown into a nice job’s who’s still best in pure healing and DoT Healing! ò.óV TSCHAKKA!!

I really would have loved if Presence of Mind increased Spellspeed. Imagine how it would have buffed Regen, Medica II, Asylum and Aeros! ö___ö;;

Please note: All Instant cast healing abilities cost NO MP!

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