I’ve spent many years now here at Twinfinite trying to get into the mind of Naoki Yoshida and come up with possible new jobs in Final Fantasy XIV whenever expansions are on the horizon. Going back to the Final Fantasy XI days, new jobs being added are very exciting events as they often offer a completely new way to play the game. Unlike past job reveals, the second new job that’s going to be added in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, and will be revealed tomorrow at some point, is a tough nut to crack.
It isn’t inherently obvious what the job will be, based on any context or clues that the community has been given so far. Still, that isn’t going to stop me from trying. Let’s try and wager our best guess and see if I can nail another prediction down.
FFXIV: Endwalker’s Second New Job
So let’s go right after the most obvious answer from the backlog of jobs that have yet to make their way into Final Fantasy XIV: Necromancer. Looking at Yoshida’s shirt, it appears to depict the Grim Reaper. This would strongly suggest that we’re getting something that uses a scythe, the iconic weapon of the Grim Reaper.
Generally, most Final Fantasy fans (especially FFXI fans) would suggest Dark Knight would make the most sense but, obviously, that’s already in the game, so that’s out. The next best guess that fits the general aesthetic of the Grim Reaper would be Necromancer.
Necromancer isn’t exactly a staple Final Fantasy job, but it has appeared in the series before. It is a job in the updated version of Final Fantasy V and it can call forth Demons and channel other evil undead powers.
Necromancy exists within the world of Final Fantasy XIV, so this is something that could be expanded in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker. Necromancy is a common element within the enemies of Final Fantasy, and it floated out there as a job in Final Fantasy XI before being replaced with Puppetmaster while in development.
Overall, there’s a lot of strong evidence for Necromancer, but, if we had to bet money, we’d bet money on the next option.