New Changes of FFXIV patch 6.18
FFXIV shot its 6.18 patch and it’s trending worldwide in google searches. Players were predicting things, some were setting up huge expectations, and the rest were just waiting eagerly.
Well, let’s see what the fuss was all about. What changes did the patch bring this time? What to expect, and what to do? I’ve covered all that in this short guide.
Patch 6.18 makes a ton of changes in how the jobs work. However, all of them are minor ones. We’d expected some major changes. Collectively, if you’re a heavy PvP player, this section is critical for you. Here are the changes we’re talking about:
-The base power of Bloodspiller went up from 4,000 to 6,000. Action now works best when you have 25% or less health (it used to be 20% or less).
-Eventide: The base level of power went from 1 to 10,000.
-The power of Burst Strike went up from 6,000 to 7,000.
-Normal power for Hypervelocity went from 2,000 to 3,000.
-The DPS damage potential of Junction went up from 4,000 to 5,000.
-The strength of the Junction Tank's barrier went up from 5,000 to 6,000.
-The healing power of the Junction Healer went up from 3,000 to 4,000.
-Holy Sheltron: The damage reduction from Knight's Resolve has been cut from 20% to 15%.
-Onslaught's base power went up from 400 to 500, and its maximum power went up from 4,000 to 5,000.
-In Orogeny, the base power went up from 800 to 1,000, and the maximum power went up from 8,000 to 10,000.
-Seiton Tenchu (Limit Break): The effect of an unsealed Seiton Tenchu that attacks a second target lasts for 8 seconds instead of 10 seconds.
-When you have the Overheated effect, Blast Charge lets you move faster.
-Through Honing Dance, the power went from 3,000 to 4,000.
-Reverse Cascade: From 5,000 to 6,000, potency went up.
-Fountainfall's effectiveness went up from 7,000 to 8,000.
-The damage boost from Sabre Dance went from 5% to 10%.
The Black Mage
-Burst: The strength of the barrier went down from 16,000 to 12,000.
-Superflare: Depending on how many stacks of Umbral Freeze a target has, it will now be affected by status effects for 2 seconds.
-Fester's base power went up from 3,000 to 4,000, and its maximum power went up from 6,000 to 8,000.
-Gravity II: Only the main target gets the heavy status effect.
-When used with Double Cast, the Bind status effect only affects the main target.
Here comes the most anticipated change of the Patch. Players can now leave the servers in their home data centre and go to other servers. First, from the character selection screen, you have to choose "Visit Another Data Centre."
Then, choose a destination data centre and server. Once you start the transfer process, you can't stop it or do anything else in-game until it's done. To get back to your first data centre and server, you must use the same steps.
Now, you can form a group with players from other data centres and play through all of FFXIV with them. When a player visits, he or she will get a [Traveller] tag next to their name.
The system does have some flaws, though. You can only go to data centres that are close to you. If you are on a North American data centre like Primal, you can only connect to servers on Aether and Crystal. You can't connect to any servers or data centres in Europe, Japan, or Oceania.
The data centre travel system has all the same rules as the world travel system. This means, among other things, that you can't get retainers, housing, or join or start free companies. You also can't use your cross-world linkshells or free company chats when you're at a different data centre.
Please note that the following features will not be available to you if you visit another data centre:
○Disciples of the Land
○Moogle Delivery Service
○New and Preferred World Bonuses
Changes in PVP Mode
So the Crystalline Conflict season two starts with this patch, giving the fast-paced 5-on-5 competitive mode it's own ranking system, and a new reward system ensuring something for everyone depending on where he/she is.
Season one rewards can be claimed at the Wolves' Den Pier from an NPC named Seasonal Quartermaster (X: 4.9 Y: 5.7). Be sure to claim your rewards before the end of Season 2, which is when Patch 6.2 comes.
If you play the large-scale PVP mode Frontline, pay attention to the changes below to damage modifiers and Limit Break gauges.
Modifiers and limit break gauges have also undergone some changes. Check them out if you’re a Frontline PvP mode player. Here they are:
-20% Increase in Damage taken from tank and melee DPS.
-10% Increase in Damage taken from physical and magic ranged DPS.
-Summoner, Scholar, and White Mage have all had their damage changed from 0% to -10%.
-The first bar fills up at 0.75x the normal rate, the second bar fills up at the normal rate, and the third bar fills up at 1.25x the normal rate.
-All of the bars were changed to fill up 0.25 times slower than before.
Endgame Gear and Rewards
The Pandaemonium Asphodelos Savage raids reward system has been dramatically improved in this patch. Now if you clear any four circles, you will get two gear coffers, and gear from those coffers no longer has weekly limits on what it can give you. (But you can't get any gil. If you need Cheap FFXIV Gil, you can always find it here.)
Also, there are no longer any restrictions on entering Savage-tier raids. Once they are unlocked, players can go into any Circle of the Savage tier.
FFXIV 6.18 lets you use Aglaia Coins, which players get as a weekly reward for completing the latest 24-player alliance raid Aglaia, to buy Radiant Roborant.
You'll trade with Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han, who is the same seller (X: 10.6 Y: 10.0).
Radiant Roborant is a material that can be used to turn Radiant's weapons (level 590) into Augmented Radiant's weapons (item level 600). Use our FFXIV endgame gear guide to find out how to get these weapons and how to improve them.
Earlier, the only way to buy a Radiant Roborant was with four Asphodelus Mythos III (The ones we get for completing The Third Circle, Savage). After patch 6.18, players who don't do Savage raids can get an lvl 600 weapon without grinding.
Need more rewards? Check out the Crystalline Conflict guide to learn about crystalline conflict and its reward system. Or you can check FFXIV Items here at our store.
Europe Specific Changes
Now that European players have four new servers, they shouldn't have to wait as long to log in or deal with as much traffic.
The two servers in the Chaos data centre are called Sagittarius and Phantom. The two servers in the Light data centre are called Alpha and Raiden.
Even though Japanese players didn't get any new servers, they did get a new data centre called Meteor.
This means that a number of servers were moved to the new data centre. This made room on the old servers and helped ease congestion overall. Later this year, there will be more servers in North America.
New or favoured servers offer bonuses. New characters gain double EXP up to level 80 and 10 Silver Chocobo Feathers. Players gain 1,000,000 Gil and 15 days of free subscription for level 30. (once per account).
That’s all the changes patch 6.18 brings to the table. Do you know which are the Top 6 Best Raid DPS in FFXIV? Or Did you check the Ultimate FFXIV Maps Guide to learn about FFXIV maps? We’ve got a ton of FFXIV guides you can check out and improve your experience. All of them are one click away and waiting for you. Make sure you check them. Thanks!