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Stormblood: How to Unlock FFXIV’s Red Mage & Beginner Tips

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FFXIV Stormblood: Where and How To Unlock Red Mage

The Red Mage is an exciting new ranged caster class added in Final Fantasy XIV’s second major expansion, Stormblood. The Red Mage combines both White and Black magic to preform powerful attacks and combines all of this with melee strikes as well. However, before we get into more depth about how the Red Mage works, let’s first explain how to even unlock it.


First you must be at least level 50 in a Disciple of War or Magic class and of course have access to the Stormblood expansion. The quest giver is a Distraught Lass found in the Steps of Thal in Ul’Dah at x’14,y’11 and the quest name is “Taking the Red.”

After that, teleport out to Black Brush Station and proceed to the quest marker preferably via some kind of mount to speed things up. Once there, speak to the Well-dressed Lass who is hovering around a Red Mage NPC. After watching the rather bad ass cutscene, speak to the Red-garbed Traveler and then return to where you found the original quest giving NPC in the Steps of Thal. After that, return once again to Black Brush Station, and then ride over to the Coffer & Coffin just a stone’s throw away. Speak to X’rhun Tia twice to complete the quest and unlock the Red Mage soul crystal. Congratulations! You have unlocked the Red Mage in FFXIV alongside a reward of mythrite rapier and a red attire coffer. For some tips to get you started in case you’re completely clueless on how to play, move on over to the second page.

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