Final Fantasy XIV Update 6.3 Full Patch Notes Reveal Massive Paladin Overhaul & More

The full patch notes of Final Fantasy XIV update 6.3 have been released and they reveal a massive overhaul of the paladin job. 😇


Published: January 10, 2023 2:54 AM /

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Final Fantasy XIV Update 6.3

Today Square Enix released the full patch notes giving an extensive look at the content coming with Final Fantasy XIV update 6.3, which is going to be implemented today. 

Incidentally, the update weighs about 3.3 GB and it's already available for download. The servers are supposed to go live at 2:00 am PST, 5:00 am EST, 10:00 am GMT, or 11:00 am CET, depending on where you live.

The complete patch notes include a lot of additional information compared to the preliminary ones we saw last week. The biggest addition are the changes made to job actions and traits, with Paladin getting a massive overhaul that you can find at the bottom of the post.

While it may appear like a massive nerf at first sight, it's more of an overhaul of the rotation to focus damage on specific combo and bring it closer to the current 2-minute meta. It remains to be seen whether it'll result in a decrease of overall power, an increase, or an essentially flat change. 

Warriors also get an additional healing effect which is an... interesting choice for Final Fantasy XIV, but your guess here is as good as mine. Machinist and Sage also got relatively significant changes. 

Additional tidbits include a small overhaul of PvP actions, on top of lots of fixes here and there.

The update, titled "Gods Revel, Lands Tremble," will also include an adorable corgi minion and a rather dashing Eastern-style outfit as a reward for the Tataru's Grand Endeavor questline. We're getting more story both from the main scenario and sidequests, a new trial, a new 24-player raid, a new treasure hunt tier and dungeon, new furniture for your house (and a big housing update that will bring additional wards to the residentially-starved servers of the game), new mounts, minions, and gear, more goodies and features for the Island Sanctuary, new hairstyles, new emotes, and much more. We can pretty much say that there's something for everyone. 

Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PS5, PS4, and PC. The game is one of the most popular MMORPGs on the planet, having pulled a basically miraculous recovery with its relaunch as "A Realm Reborn" in 2013 after its original release in 2010.

After its fourth expansion "Endwalker," it currently counts 27 million registered accounts worldwide.

The Final Fantasy XIV Paladin Overhaul

Action   Adjustment
Fight or Flight   The effect has been changed from "Increases physical damage dealt by 25%" to "Increases damage dealt by 25%."
The duration has been reduced from 25 to 20 seconds.
Riot Blade   Potency has been reduced from 170 to 120.
Combo potency has been reduced from 300 to 280.
Iron Will   Recast time has been reduced from 3 to 2 seconds.
Sheltron   The effect has been changed from "Block incoming attacks" to "Reduces damage taken by 15%."
Prominence   The amount of MP recovered has been increased.
The combo bonus "Grants Divine Might" has been added.
Goring Blade   The effects of this action have been revamped.
Goring Blade now functions as follows:
Delivers an attack with a potency of 700.
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Recast time has been increased from 2.5 to 60 seconds.
Divine Veil   The effect has been changed from "Upon HP recovery via healing magic cast by self or a party member, a protective barrier is cast on all party members within a radius of 15 yalms" to "Creates a barrier around self and all party members near you."
Royal Authority   Potency has been reduced from 130 to 120.
Combo potency has been reduced from 420 to 380.
The combo bonus "grants Divine Might" has been added.
Holy Spirit   Potency has been increased from 300 to 350.
Requiescat potency has been increased from 600 to 650.
Potency is increased to 450 while under the effect of Divine Might.
The effect of Divine Might will be prioritized over Requiescat when under the effect of both.
Requiescat   Potency has been reduced from 400 to 300.
Maximum stacks of Requiescat have been reduced from 5 to 4.
The Requiescat effect has been changed from "Increases the potency of Holy Spirit and Holy Circle and spells will require no cast time" to "Increases the potency of Holy Spirit, Holy Circle, and all Confiteor combo actions and spells will require no cast time."
The additional effect "Grants Blade of Faith Ready when the effect of Requiescat ends" has been changed to "Grants Confiteor Ready."
Holy Circle   Potency has been reduced from 130 to 100.
Potency is increased to 200 while under the effect of Divine Might.
The effect of Divine Might will be prioritized over Requiescat when under the effect of both.
Atonement   Potency has been reduced from 420 to 380.
Confiteor   Potency has been reduced from 1,000 to 400.
Potency is increased to 900 while under the effect of Requiescat.
Potency will be reduced 50% for the second and all remaining enemies.
Effect of Requiescat no longer ends upon execution.
Requirement for execution has been changed from "while under the effect of Requiescat" to "while under the effect of Confiteor Ready."
Holy Sheltron   The effect has been changed from "Block incoming attacks." to "Reduces damage taken by 15%."
Expiacion   Potency has been increased from 420 to 450.
Reduced potency for the second and all remaining enemies will be increased from 50% to 60%.
Blade of Faith   MP cost has been increased from 0 to 1,000.
Potency has been reduced from 480 to 200.
Potency is increased to 700 while under the effect of Requiescat.
The additional effect "Restores MP" has been removed.
Blade of Truth   MP cost has been increased from 0 to 1,000.
Potency has been reduced from 560 to 300.
Potency is increased to 800 while under the effect of Requiescat.
The additional effect "Restores MP" has been removed.
Blade of Valor   MP cost has been increased from 0 to 1,000.
Potency has been reduced from 620 to 400.
Potency is increased to 900 while under the effect of Requiescat.
The additional effect "Restores MP" has been removed.
The combo bonus "Damage over time" has been removed.
Divine Magic Mastery   The combo bonus "grants Divine Might" has been added.
Enhanced Prominence   Now acquired at level 72 (previously level 66).
The combo bonus "grants Divine Might" has been added.
Enhanced Divine Veil   The healing effect of Divine Veil now applies upon execution rather than when the barrier is applied to targets.

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