Stratagem

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Job Ability[edit]

  • Displays grimoire abilities available when using Light Arts or Dark Arts.
  • Obtained: Scholar Level 10
  • Duration: 1:00, when a compatible spell is cast, or Arts switch

Overview[edit]

Stratagems are Scholar unique Job Abilities that share a single recast timer. Stratagems are different from normal job abilities, in that they can store up to five "charges", which can be used back-to-back.

  • Each charge will be regained at an interval dependent on level.
  • Charges can only be restored one at a time.
  • The maximum number of charges that can be stored is determined by level.
Level  Charges  Recharge Time per Charge
10 1 4:00 minutes
30 2 2:00 minutes
50 3 1:20 minutes
70 4 1:00 minute
90 5 48 seconds
99 w/ 550 JP 5 33 seconds
  • Once multiple charges are obtained, stratagems can be combined for added effect. For example, you can combine Manifestation with Parsimony and the MP cost will be normal instead of double.
  • When using the “/recast” text command (on a specific stratagem), it will display the amount of time remaining until a new charge will be generated, as well as the current number of charges available.
  • Tabula Rasa allows you to use stratagems without cost. For instance, under this effect a level 25 scholar can use Penury and Celerity for a single spell.
  • Switching arts will erase active stratagems. For instance, you can't use Parsimony then switch to Light Arts to cast white magic enfeebling spells.


Light Arts stratagems can only be used while the Light Arts job ability is active.

Level  Light Art Stratagem  Effect
10  Penury Reduces the MP cost of your next white magic spell by 50%
10  Addendum: White Allows access to additional white magic while using Light Arts
25  Celerity Reduces the casting and recast time of your next white magic spell by 50%.
40  Accession Extends the effect of your next healing or enhancing white magic spell to party members within range. MP cost and casting time are doubled.
55  Rapture Increases potency of your next cure or damaging white magic spell by 50%.
75 (Merit)  Altruism Increases magical accuracy of your next white magic spell by 5 (per merit).
75 (Merit)  Tranquility Decreases enmity of your next white magic spell by 10.
87  Perpetuance Increases the enhancement effect duration of your next white magic spell.


Dark Arts stratagems can only be used while the Dark Arts job ability is active.

Level  Dark Art Stratagem  Effect
10  Parsimony Reduces the MP cost of your next black magic spell by 50%.
25  Alacrity Reduces the casting and recast time of your next black magic spell by 50%.
30  Addendum: Black Allows access to additional black magic while using Dark Arts
40  Manifestation Extends the effect of your next enfeebling or dark spell to targets within range. MP cost and casting time are doubled.
55  Ebullience Increases potency of your next damaging black magic spell by 20%.
75 (Merit)  Focalization Increases magical accuracy of your next black magic spell by 5 (per merit).
75 (Merit)  Equanimity Decreases enmity of your next black magic spell by 10.
87  Immanence Makes it possible for your next elemental magic spell to be used in a skillchain, but not a magic burst.

Macro Syntax[edit]

  • /ja "Name of Stratagem" <me>
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