Hey guys! If you’re wondering about racial stats in FFXIV, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a chart of each FFXIV A Realm Reborn starter race, subrace and their corresponding stats. We also offer some insight on which race is best for your planned main class, and other tidbits of info to help you out regarding racial stats.
|Mi'Qote||Seekers of the Sun||21||22||20||18||19||20|
|Mi'Qote||Keepers of the Moon||18||21||17||19||23||22|
Determining the “best” starting race for Physical and Magical classes.
If you’re somewhat unsure of what exact advanced job you want to be, but want to generally chase either the physical or magical stats, this chart can help you choose your race.
See also: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Stats & Attributes Guide (Opens in new Tab)
Here we can make a few assumptions.
Highest overall physical racial stats: Hyur Highlanders (65). Followed by Sea Wolves tied with Seekers (63). Most STR based physical DPS or Offensive Tanks will want either of these races.
Highest overall magical racial stats: Lalafell Dunefolk (66). Followed by Keepers (64), then Hellsguard and Plainsfolk (62) tied at third. Any person who wants to go down the magical DPS or Healer route, these are the most viable races.
The safest most versatile picks with the least variance (No stat with +3/-3) are Midlanders (60-60), Duskwights (59-61), followed by Plainsfolk and Hellsguard (58-62). These are the best choices if you feel you need a mix of both PHYS and MAG stats. If you’re not sure which class you will main, these make a good choice.
Wildwood is the safest Archer/Bard/Machinist pick (Dex+3), followed by Seekers and Plainsfolk (Dex+2)
Highest Single Stat (base racial stats)
If you’re chasing a single stat, here’s a small rundown of which race offers the HIGHEST of any given stat, and which classes would most benefit from it (main stat).
MAIN STAT WANTED: Race with highest stat (Suggested classes > and Jobs)
STR: Hyur Highlander (Lancer > Dragoon) (Pugilist > Monk) (Offensive Tanks)
DEX: Elezen Wildwood (Archer > Bard) (Rogue > Ninja) (Machinist)
VIT: Roegadyn Sea Wolves (Gladiator > Paladin) (Marauder > Warrior) (Dark Knight) (Defensive Tanks)
INT: Elezen Duskwight (Thaumaturge >Black Mage) (Summoner)
MND: Miqot’e Keeper of the Moon (Conjurer > White Mage) (Arcanists > Scholars)
PIE: Lalafell Dunefolk (Arcanists > Scholars) (Conjurer > White Mage)
Maximizing Two Stats
So if you’re dead set on a MAIN class, or a certain way you want to build your character, knowing which class gives the highest of two combined stats can be huge. Here’s a table, followed by some information to help you choose. ENTRIES AFTER INT+PIE COLUMN ARE PROBABLY IRRELEVANT.
VIT is arguably the most important secondary stats for most classes. Each class has a main stat which improves their potency. VIT increases our defense which can be very important for raiding. Only very few classes can benefit from a third stat. Third stat usefulness is very rare and is mainly seen in healers (MND, PIE, VIT). Black Mages PIE (which is VERY SPECIFIC, and not all races need the adjustment). And lastly Tank DEX (Small but existent bonus).
See also: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Stats & Attributes Guide. (Opens in new Tab)
Do racial stats even matter in FFXIV?
Very little. Some people will blatantly tell you “NO, THEY DON’T MATTER AT ALL!”, while I understand the sentiment, the truth still remains that there IS a difference no matter how TINY it is. These stats matter very little in the end-game but will not stop min-maxers or hardcore raiders. If you consider yourself part of this pile then here’s a few pointers:
Tank and Melee DPS Clear cut cases:
STR+VIT: Highlander tied with Sea Wolves. Good for any melee DPS or tank.
DEX+VIT: Highlander tied with Seeker. Good for Bards, Machinist and Ninja.
Caster Special cases:
INT+VIT: Duskwight. HOWEVER with low PIE which makes for poor BLM’s! Best for SMN’s! Also, caster Magic Resist negates the need for much VIT.
Black Mage: Dunefolk (BLACK MAGES HAVE A “MINIMUM PIETY”, watch out for low piety races!)
Healer Special cases:
Healers (MND > Pie or Vit): Ah, a strange case. First of all caster Magic Resist negates the need for much VIT… so…
Good healer choices: Au Ra Raen make great balanced healers! Followed by…
—–> Dunefolk, Seeker, Hellsguard, Midlander…. Elezen make terrible healers…
MND+PIE: Keepers tied with Dunefolk. Overall good choice for healers. But these classes have the worst VIT of ALL RACES. However, caster Magic Resist negates the need for much VIT.
What do these stats do?
All information currently known about stats can be found here: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Stats & Attributes Guide. (Opens in new Tab)
Still in Character creation? See also: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Gods guide. (Opens in new Tab)
About to get out into the world? See: FFXIV General Leveling Guide. (Opens in new Tab)
Key points to remember:
- The total stats of each race and subrace is equal at 120.
- Character customization can pretty erase all cosmetic distinction between subraces. Choose whatever you want!
- All races have a subrace which is more suited towards “Physical” classes, and a subrace more suited towards “Magical” classes.
- Ultimately, as long as you chose appropriately and build properly, the small differences in starting stats accounts for much less than a 0.5% difference end-game.
It’s highly likely you checked this page out to help you on what class you’re going to choose. For your convenience we’re going to link those for you.
Physical: Archer (Bard) | Gladiator (Paladin) | Lancer (Dragoon) | Marauder (Warrior) | Pugilist (Monk)
Magical: Arcanist (Scholars) (Summoners) | Conjurer (White Mage) | Thaumaturge (Black Mage)
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