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Revision as of 12:25, September 16, 2010

Job Overview


Available after completing the quests Save My Son and Path of the Beastmaster, these experts in monster research have trained tirelessly to communicate with, and even control the animals of Vana'diel. Based on their knowledge of beasts, Beastmasters (BST) can charm the beasts of Vana'diel to fight alongside them, call beasts to their side, and intimidate enemy beasts of Vana'diel
Beastmasters are generally considered the best solo job in the game. Beastmasters often can be found soloing monsters or teaming up with other Beastmasters in all-Beastmaster parties. Beastmasters are less frequently found in conventional parties. In a conventional party, a Beastmaster will most frequently fill the roles of damage dealer and puller, and augment their damage with "Jug Pets". Jug pets do not lower the experience points gained by a party. Additionally, charmed animals and monsters which check as Even Match or lower will not penalize the experience points for a party. When soloing, it is very important that a Beastmaster select the proper camp.

Job Abilities

Level  Name
01  Familiar
01  Charm
10  Gauge
12  Reward
23  Call Beast
30  Tame
75 (Merit)  Feral Howl
75 (Merit)  Killer Instinct

Group 1 Merits

Level  Name
Merit  Killer Effects
Merit  Reward Recast
Merit  Call Beast Recast
Merit  Sic Recast
Merit  Tame Recast

Job Traits

Level  Name
01  Wide Scan
10  Vermin Killer
15  Resist Slow
15  Resist Amnesia
20  Bird Killer
20  Wide Scan II
30  Amorph Killer
35  Resist Slow II
40  Lizard Killer
40  Wide Scan III
50  Aquan Killer
55  Resist Slow III
60  Plantoid Killer
60  Wide Scan IV
70  Beast Killer
75  Resist Slow IV
75 (Merit)  Beast Affinity
75 (Merit)  Beast Healer
78  Stout Servant
80  Fencer
80  Wide Scan V

The Pet

Pet Commands

Level  Command
01  Fight
10  Heel
15  Stay
25  Sic
25  Ready
35  Leave
45  Snarl
83  Spur

Pet's Effect on Experience

  • No experience point penalty is incurred while using charmed pets or pets summoned by Call Beast unless the charmed pet is a higher level than the Beastmaster.
  • If the Beastmaster uses a pet of a higher level than the highest level party member, the pet's level is used as the highest level party member for purposes of calculating Experience Points. A Beastmaster's pet has no other effects on Experience Points.
  • Killing a pet that has turned away from your charm will give you no exp.
  • You cannot gain exp from a released pet until it has finished recovering all of its HP.

Other Notes

  • In Salvage, all pets' 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.
  • Pets will be lost when Level Sync goes into effect if you are above the party member that is being synced to.

Combat Skill Ratings

 Skill Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 42 Cap at Level 85
 Axe A- 6 129 324
 Scythe B- 5 123 295
 Dagger C+ 5 119 285
 Club D 4 114 255
 Sword E 4 106 235
 Evasion C 5 119 280
 Parrying C 5 119 280
 Shield E 4 106 235

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

Artifact Equipment

Artifact Set
Level Artifact
40  Barbaroi Axe
52  Beast Gaiters
54  Beast Gloves
56  Beast Helm
58  Beast Jackcoat
60  Beast Trousers
Artifact Set +1
Level Artifact
74  Beast Gaiters +1
74  Beast Gloves +1
74  Beast Helm +1
74  Beast Jackcoat +1
74  Beast Trousers +1
Relic Set
Level Relic
70  Monster Belt
71  Monster Helm
72  Monster Jackcoat
73  Monster Trousers
74  Monster Gaiters
75  Monster Gloves
Relic Set +1
Level Relic
75  Monster Helm +1
75  Monster Jackcoat +1
75  Monster Trousers +1
75  Monster Gaiters +1
75  Monster Gloves +1

Empyrean Set
Level Empyrean
80  Ferine Mantle
81  Ferine Ocreae
83  Ferine Quijotes
84  Ferine Necklace
85  Ferine Cabasset
Empyrean Set +1
Level Empyrean +1
81  Ferine Ocreae +1
83  Ferine Quijotes +1
85  Ferine Cabasset +1
Empyrean Set +2
Level Empyrean +2
81  Ferine Ocreae +2
83  Ferine Quijotes +2
85  Ferine Cabasset +2
Relic/Mythic/Empyrean Weapons
Level Weapon
75  Guttler (Relic)
 Aymur (Mythic)
80  Farsha (Empyrean)


Beastmaster Guides

Job Guides
 How-To Guide: Beastmaster
 Beastmaster: Guide to Playing the Job
 Guide to BST/NIN by Ctownwoody
 Guide to BST/DNC by Carnivor
 BCNM Guide
 Beastmaster Vs. Maat Guide
 Shattering Stars/Beastmaster
 Beastmaster Guide by Sakurawr
Experience Guides
 Beastmaster Viable Hunting Grounds
 Beastmaster Solo Leveling Guide
 Beastmaster Duo Guide
 Beastmaster Pet Party Guide 3bst +
 Beastmaster Standard Party Leveling Guide
 Beast Strength Chart
Gear Guides
 Job Specific Equipment/Beastmaster
 Beastmaster Equipment Guide
Charm/Jug Guides
 Beastmaster Charges by Littledarc
 Beastmaster Charm Guide
 Beastmaster: Behaumut's Charm Guide
 Beastmaster Jugs
Other Guides
 Beast Strength Chart
 Beastmaster Macro Guide
 Beastmaster Cooking Guide
 Beastmaster Skill Caps
 Skill Caps/Beastmaster
 Wide Scan Guide
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