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Final Fantasy 14 Character Creation

Character Creation is a big deal, you decide what your character, your representation of yourself in this virtual world, will look like. Luckily, Final Fantasy 14 has extensive options which allow you to fully customise your character to your liking.

  1. Race
  2. Discipline
  3. Guardian
  4. Naming Your Character
  5. Choosing Your Starting City


There is a choice of five different Races, and within each of these there are two sub-types, which further define their characteristics and attributes. However, these differences do not make a big difference to your character (as you get points which you can assign to any attribute of your choice as you level up) and a better course of action would just be to choose whichever of the Races you prefer rather than picking one based on the attributes you favour.

Physical Attributes

Hyur (Midlander) 16 15 14 16 13 16
Hyur (Highlander) 18 17 15 13 15 12
Elezen (Wildwood) 14 13 18 17 12 16
Elezen (Duskwright) 15 14 15 18 15 13
Lalafell (Plainsfolk) 13 13 17 16 15 16
Lalafell (Dunesfolk) 12 12 15 16 17 18
Miqote (Seeker of the Sun) 16 15 17 13 14 15
Miqo'te (Keeper of the Moon) 13 12 16 14 18 17
Roegadyn (Sea Wolf) 17 18 13 12 16 14
Roegadyn (Hellsguard) 15 16 12 15 17 15

Elemental Attributes

Hyur (Midlander) 15 16 17 13 16 15
Hyur (Highlander) 18 15 14 16 13 14
Elezen (Wildwood) 14 12 17 14 15 18
Elezen (Duskwright) 15 14 17 16 16 12
Lalafell (Plainsfolk) 17 14 16 13 15 15
Lalafell (Dunesfolk) 15 17 18 12 12 16
Miqo'te (Seeker of the Sun) 12 18 15 15 17 12
Miqo'te (Keeper of the Moon) 16 13 14 18 14 15
Roegadyn (Sea Wolf) 13 13 12 17 18 17
Roegadyn (Hellsguard) 14 18 13 14 15 16

There are a huge amount of modifications you can make to your character (think The Wii's Mii generation on steriods), such as hair style/colour, facial features, height, skin colour and more.



Final Fantasy 14 has many Disciplines that you can play as, and choosing a starting class does not affect the game hugely as you can change between Classes by simply changing your primary weapon. However it is recommended that you start as Disciple of War or Magic as combat does become necessary, especially when you encounter aggressive mobs, so you'll want an offensive class to be at a high level.

Our Classes page contains details of all the Disciplines available in Final Fantasy 14.



The world of Final Fantasy 14 contains 12 deities known collectively as "The Twelve". During character creation, you are able to pick one of these as your Guardian Deity. Currently this has no bearing on your character so feel free to pick whatever one you wish, or as I have done, pick one corresponding to your birth month.


Naming Your Character

A unique aspect of Final Fantasy 14 is that your characters must have first and last names. Initially this might sound like a pain, as you have to think of two names, but it is actually a very good idea and allows people to have the same first name.

Gone are the days of a mad dash through the character creation process in order to safeguard your chosen name from other like-minded players, now you can simply choose your desired first name as well as a unique surname. If, like me, you lack a bit of imagination, browse some websites that list surnames and you'll be sure to find something that suits you (I took preference to Greek ones myself)


Choosing Your Starting City

There are currently three cities of which you can pick as your 'Home City'. This decision may seem trivial due to teleportation between cities and Guildleves being available in any city to everyone, but a Home City is an important decision as it determines which storyline you can follow. Whilst the stories do interwtine later on, you can only follow the storyline of your home city until then, so if you are stuck in a city you hate, this may become an annoyance.

Our Eorzea page contains details of all the cities available in Final Fantasy 14.



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