[FFXIV] Black Mage Lv80 Cross Hotbar

Abstract

This article describes recommended cross hotbar setting for Black Mage Lv80.
The Black Mage is a Job of Magical Ranged DPS, and their main weapons are Staves.

Here is the overview of cross hotbar settings.

Left SideRight Side
Hotbar 1Main actions for a single enemyMain actions for a single enemy
Hotbar 2Main actions for multiple enemiesMain actions for multiple enemies
Hotbar 3[LT -> RT][RT -> LT]
Hotbar 4not used[WXHB RT double tap]
Hotbar 8 (shared)[WXHB LT double tap]
Common actions for all jobs
not used

Main hotbar is 1 or 2.
If you attack to multiple enemies, you should switch hotbar to 2; or otherwise 1.

I excluded following skills.

  • Blizzard II
  • Scathe

I usually use Xbox Controller.

Cross hotbar settings

Hotbar 1 (Main actions for a single enemy)

Right Side

ButtonActionRecastDescription
BSwiftcast60s
AFire IIIGCD
XFire IVGCD
YDespairGCD
Sharpcast30s
Ley Lines90s
Triplecast60s
Manafont180s

Left Side

ButtonActionRecastDescription
BXenoglossyGCD
ABlizzard IIIGCD
XBlizzard IVGCD
YThunder IIIGCD
Enochian30s
Ley Lines90s(same as right side of hotbar 1)
Aetherial Manipulation10s
Transpose5s

Hotbar 2 (Main actions for multiple enemies)

Right Side

ButtonActionRecastDescription
BSwiftcast60s (same as right side of hotbar 1)
AFire IIIGCD (same as right side of hotbar 1)
XFire IIGCD
YFlareGCD
Shapcast30s (same as right side of hotbar 1)
Ley Lines90s (same as right side of hotbar 1)
Triplecast60s(same as right side of hotbar 1)
Manafont180s(same as right side of hotbar 1)

Left Side

ButtonActionRecastDescription
BFoulGCD
A
XFreezeGCD
YThunder IVGCD
Enochian30s(same as left side of hotbar 1)
Ley Lines90s(same as right side of hotbar 1)
Aetherial Manipulation10s(same as left side of hotbar 1)
Transpose5s(same as left side of hotbar 1)

Hotbar 3 (Sub actions [LT + RT])

Right Side

ButtonActionRecastDescription
BUmbral SoulGCD
ABetween the Lines3s
XFireGCD
YThunder IIIGCD

Left Side

ButtonActionRecastDescription
B
A
XBlizzardGCD
Y
Gysahl Greens
Company Chocobo

Hotbar 4 (Sub actions [WXHB Right Side])

Right Side

ButtonActionRecastDescription
BManaward120s
AGrade 4 Tincture of Intelligence [HQ]4m30s
XLucid Dreaming60s
YSurecast120s
Super-Ether [HQ]4m30s
Addle90s

Hotbar 8 (Common actions for all jobs [WXHB Left Side])

Left Side

ButtonActionRecastDescription
BLimit Break
AReturn900s
XTeleport
YSprint60s
Otsukare/p 【Good game!】
Yoroshiku/p 【Let’s do it!】
Target to Attack 1
Key Items

HUD

I’ve lined up most actions at middle area of HUD layout.
It’s convenient to check the combo status, ability recast, and proc status.

Thank you!

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