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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 or obtain items that summon beasts called Familiars through the Call Beast job ability.
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. In a conventional party, a Beastmaster will most frequently fill the roles of damage dealer and puller, and augment their damage with "Jug Pets".

Job Abilities

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

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

The Pet

Pet Commands

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

Pet's Effect on Experience

  • No experience point penalty is incurred 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.
  • Call Beast will always summon a pet 0-2 levels lower than the BST (depending upon your equipment), so no xp penalty will incur when using them.
  • 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 recovered 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 49 Cap at Level 99
 Axe A+ 6 150 424
 Scythe B- 5 144 388
 Dagger C+ 5 139 378
 Club D 4 133 334
 Sword E 4 124 300
 Evasion C 5 139 373
 Parrying C 5 139 373
 Shield E 4 124 300

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

Job Specific Equipment

To see a side by side comparison of Artifact/Relic sets visit Beastmaster Artifact/Relic Sets Comparison.
To see a side by side comparison of Empyrean sets visit Ferine Sets Comparison.
Artifact Set
Level Artifact
30  Beast Torque
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
Totemic Armor Set (+1)
Item Level Artifact
109 (119)  Totemic Gaiters (+1)
109 (119)  Totemic Gloves (+1)
109 (119)  Totemic Helm (+1)
109 (119)  Totemic Jackcoat (+1)
109 (119)  Totemic 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
Relic Set +2 (Aug)
Level Relic
90  Monster Helm +2 / Aug
90  Monster Jackcoat +2 / Aug
90  Monster Trousers +2 / Aug
90  Monster Gaiters +2 / Aug
90  Monster Gloves +2 / Aug

Empyrean Set
Level Empyrean
80  Ferine Mantle
81  Ferine Ocreae
83  Ferine Quijotes
84  Ferine Necklace
85  Ferine Cabasset
87  Ferine Manoplas
89  Ferine Gausape
90  Ferine Earring
Empyrean Set +1
Level Empyrean
81  Ferine Ocreae +1
83  Ferine Quijotes +1
85  Ferine Cabasset +1
87  Ferine Manoplas +1
89  Ferine Gausape +1
Empyrean Set +2
Level Empyrean
81  Ferine Ocreae +2
83  Ferine Quijotes +2
85  Ferine Cabasset +2
87  Ferine Manoplas +2
89  Ferine Gausape +2

Relic/Mythic/Empyrean Weapons
Level Weapon
75  Guttler (Relic)
 Aymur (Mythic)
80  Guttler (Relic)
 Aymur (Mythic)
 Farsha (Empyrean)
85  Guttler (Relic)
 Aymur (Mythic)
 Farsha (Empyrean)
90  Guttler (Relic)
 Aymur (Mythic)
 Farsha (Empyrean)
95  Guttler (Relic)
 Aymur (Mythic)
 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
 Beastmaster Empyrean equipment guide by Kraftlos
 Beastmaster Reward 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

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