Red Mage Guide FFXIV 5.5

FFXIV Shadowbringers Red Mage Role Actions



Its primary use is mitigating damage from Magical actions.

Please see this Caster Mitigation document by [Leviathan] Meru Lucis for tested cases of which Eden Savage mechanics can have their damage reduced by Addle as well as when to time it.

Note: Check with your healers/party where Addle is better used for mitigation


At first, Swiftcast may not seem necessary due to Dualcast granting us instant casts every other GCD, but using Swiftcast to cast more Veraero/thunders is a DPS gain in any situation. Swiftcast is an absolute must for Red Mage DPS. It can also be used to maintain uptime when you need to move for mechanics.

Note: Casting a non-instant spell while under the effects of Dualcast does not consume Swiftcast


Lucid Dreaming

Restores 500mp/tick for 7 ticks (3500mp total) & no longer halves enmity.

While Red Mage’s rotation is not strictly MP neutral in a full uptime scenario, it takes more than 4 minutes of continuous casting to actually run dry. Therefore, Lucid Dreaming should not be used on cooldown, but instead used when you’re below 70% MP, whether from natural rotational drain, casting Verraise, or recovery from death.

Note: If you are about to die, save it for post death mp recovery


Nullifies most knockbacks & draw ins for 6s duration, 120s recast.

Useful for the following current encounters:

Cinder Drift (Extreme)

Prevents the knockback from Screech in the final phase before the meteor falls down, allowing for comfortable uptime at the safe comet and not being knocked into the death-wall.

Memoria Misera (Extreme)

Prevents the knockback from Electrified Gunshield’s Magitek Shock. Hit surecast when the gauge is at 75 or more.

[e5s] Eden’s Verse: Fulmination (Savage)

Prevents the knockback from Levinforce right after baiting thunderclouds.

[e6s] Eden’s Verse: Furor (Savage)

Prevents the knockback from the blue pulse markers during Garuda’s phase and Raktapaksa’s Conflag Strike phase.

[e8s] Eden’s Verse: Refulgence (Savage)

Prevents the knockback from Heavenly Strike during Diamond Frost and the mirror knockbacks during the third phase.