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Puppetmaster


Job Overview

Puppetmaster and Automaton


Available after completing the No Strings Attached quest, these wandering performers entertain crowds and confound their enemies with a customizable puppet known as an "automaton." This puppet uses different frames, maneuvers and attachments to do a variety of different tasks. Puppetmasters (PUP) can also fall back on Hand-to-Hand fighting skills that utilize the flexible movements of their art.




Job Abilities

Level  Name
01  Overdrive
01  Activate
05  Deus Ex Automata
15  Repair
30  Maintenance
75 (Merit)  Role Reversal
75 (Merit)  Ventriloquy
79  Tactical Switch
95  Cooldown


Job Traits

Level  Name
10  Resist Slow
15  Resist Amnesia *
20  Evasion Bonus
25  Martial Arts
40  Evasion Bonus II
50  Martial Arts II
50  Resist Slow II
60  Evasion Bonus III
70  Resist Slow III
75  Martial Arts III
75 (Merit)  Fine-Tuning
75 (Merit)  Optimization
78  Stout Servant
80  Evasion Bonus IV
80  Tactical Guard
85  Critical Defense Bonus
86  Martial Arts IV
88  Stout Servant II
97  Martial Arts V

Group 1 Merits

Level  Name
75 (Merit)  Automaton Magic Skill
75 (Merit)  Automaton Melee Skill
75 (Merit)  Automaton Ranged Skill
75 (Merit)  Activate Recast
75 (Merit)  Repair Recast

* Additional tiers exist but need confirmation.

The Automaton

Pet Commands

Level  Command
01  Deploy
01  Deactivate
10  Retrieve


Pet Emotes

/bow /hurray /point /goodbye /shocked
/joy /panic /blush /surprised /cheer
/clap /salute /wave
/dance /dance1 /dance2 /dance3 /dance4

See Automaton/Emotes for video demonstrations.

Pet Maneuvers

Level  Command
01  Dark Maneuver
01  Earth Maneuver
01  Fire Maneuver
01  Ice Maneuver
01  Light Maneuver
01  Thunder Maneuver
01  Water Maneuver
01  Wind Maneuver

See Maneuvers for more detail.

Automaton Job Traits

Level  Command
Information Needed  Subtle Blow
Information Needed  Subtle Blow IIVerification Needed
Information Needed  Subtle Blow IIIVerification Needed

Other Notes

  • Each time you gain a level on Puppetmaster ensure you Deactivate and Activate your automaton so its new level stats will take effect.
  • Deactivating your automaton while it has full HP will reset the Activate timer to zero. This will also refill the automaton's MP.
  • Your automaton will be automatically deactivated when entering an area or battlefield with an imposed Level Restriction or Confrontation status, at the beginning of a Besieged battle, when renting a Chocobo or, when you join a Level Sync party if it is not already at or below the Sync level.
  • When level restriction results in a puppetmaster's automaton being deactivated in a state of full or nearly full health, the ability Activate will become immediately usable.
  • Your automaton will not Deactivate if you re-sync to the same level since its level is still capped until reactivated.
  • An Animator must be equipped to perform Maneuvers.
  • If you drop your starting Animator, Iruki-Waraki will sell you a new one for 10,000 gil.
  • Before being able to use an attachment, you must first trade the attachment to Tateeya in Aht Urhgan Whitegate to have it placed in the Automaton's inventory.
  • Automaton attachments must be equipped on your automaton to receive the effects of the attachments when using elemental maneuvers.
  • Maneuvers will grant a bonus to the Automaton's stat associated with that element.
  • The Soulsoother Head can cast cures, regens and status removal spells on all members of the Puppetmaster's party. (The automaton and master will always have priority over other members.)
  • In Salvage all pet's stats are locked with the master's. This means if your HP is locked, for example, your pet's HP is locked as well. Using a cell to remove a lock also removes the lock from the pet. This includes all cells- For PUP, the automaton will not be able to cast spells if your magic is locked. (However, the automaton needs no equipment to shoot and a ranged cell is not needed for ranged attacks.)
  • In Abyssea, the automaton will receive the effects of any atmas on the master, however it will not receive the effects of the standard cruor buffs.
  • If you log-off with your automaton activated, it will still be active the next time you log-in.



See Also


Combat Skill Ratings

Puppetmaster

 Skill Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
 Hand-to-Hand A+ 5 144Verification Needed 404Verification Needed
 Dagger C- 5 139 368
 Club D 4 133 334
 Throwing C+ 5 139 378
 Evasion B 5 144 398
 Guard B- 5 144 388
 Parrying D 4 133 334

See Puppetmaster Skill Caps for a by-level breakdown of Weapon Skill limits.


Automaton

  • When combining heads and frames the combat skill is calculated by adding the head's skill rank modifier to the frames skill rank. Each skill rank modifier point increases the skill cap to the next skill bracket i.e. an E would become a D but a B- would become a B. For instance, combining the Valoredge Head with the Sharpshot Frame would increase the frames C+ skill rank by 1 resulting in a B- melee skill.

Harlequin Automaton

 Skill Frame Skill Head Mod Total Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
 Melee B- B- 5 144 388
 Magic B- B- 5 144 388
 Ranged B- B- 5 144 388

Valoredge Automaton

 Skill Frame Skill Head Mod Total Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
 Melee B+ +1 A- 6 144 404
 Magic
 Ranged

Sharpshot Automaton

 Skill Frame Skill Head Mod Total Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
 Melee C+ C+ 5 139 378
 Magic
 Ranged B+ +1 A- 6 144 404

Stormwaker Automaton

 Skill Frame Skill Head Mod Total Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
 Melee C +1 C+ 5 139 378
 Magic B+ +1 A- 6 144 404
 Ranged

Harlequin Frame with Soulsoother/Spiritreaver Head

 Skill Frame Skill Head Mod Total Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
 Melee B- B- 5 144 388
 Magic B- +2 B+ 5 144 404
 Ranged B- B- 5 144 388

Stormwaker Frame with Soulsoother/Spiritreaver Head

 Skill Frame Skill Head Mod Total Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
 Melee C C 5 139 373
 Magic B+ +2 A+ 6 144 424
 Ranged


Note: Automaton skills can be raised even when Puppetmaster is selected as a subjob, but will be limited to the level of the subjob as with other sub-skills.

Artifact Equipment

To see a side by side comparison of Artifact/Relic sets visit Puppetmaster Artifact/Relic Sets Comparison.
Artifact Set
Level Artifact
30  Puppetry Torque
40  Turbo Animator
52  Puppetry Babouches
54  Puppetry Churidars
56  Puppetry Dastanas
58  Puppetry Tobe
60  Puppetry Taj
Artifact Set +1
Level Artifact
74  Puppetry Taj +1
74  Puppetry Tobe +1
74  Puppetry Dastanas +1
74  Puppetry Babouches +1
74  Puppetry Churidars +1
Relic Set
Level Relic
70  Pantin Cape
71  Pantin Babouches
72  Pantin Churidars
73  Pantin Dastanas
74  Pantin Tobe
75  Pantin Taj
Relic Set +1
Level Relic
75  Pantin Taj +1
75  Pantin Tobe +1
75  Pantin Dastanas +1
75  Pantin Babouches +1
75  Pantin Churidars +1
Relic Set +2
Level Relic
90  Pantin Taj +2
90  Pantin Tobe +2
90  Pantin Dastanas +2
90  Pantin Babouches +2
90  Pantin Churidars +2
Empyrean Set (+1, +2)
Level Item
80  Cirque Necklace
81  Cirque Scarpe / +1 / +2
83  Cirque Pantaloni / +1 / +2
84  Cirque Sash
85  Cirque Capello / +1 / +2
87  Cirque Guanti / +1 / +2
89  Cirque Farsetto / +1 / +2
90  Cirque Earring


Ultimate Weapons
Path Weapon
Mythic  Kenkonken (75)/(80)/(85)/(90)/(95)/(99)
Empyrean  Verethragna (80)/(85)/(90)/(95)/(99)

Puppetmaster Guides

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