FFXIV New Classes & Jobs: Rogue and Ninja Revealed

After all three days of E3 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida live streams, a huge announcement is on FFXIV new classes.

In the upcoming 2.4 patch, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn will get a new class/job combo. The long awaited Rogue and Ninja class/job will make its way to the game. Although the Ninja was commonly played as a tank in Final Fantasy XI--although it wasn't intended to be that way--it will be a pure DPS in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. The same applies to Rogue.

Both are dexterity focused, take less fall damage, and have fast movement speed. They also have a stealth mechanic affording them the ability to choose their battles unlike any other classes or jobs in the game. Lastly, they use poison for additional damage on their daggers.

Since the Gladiator is already capable of wielding a dagger, chances are Square Enix will modify the items to ensure that only Rogues and Ninjas are capable of equipping them. Also, it's worth noting that despite Rogue typically being the single-handed dagger user in previous Final Fantasy games, it'll dual-wield them just like the Ninja in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. You won't have to farm for two weapons, though. The daggers will be considered a single item in your inventory.

Here is a video showing you the actions of these two classes.