Final Fantasy XIV Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida spoke to Sony about the Endwalker enlargement for its PlayStation Blog. Multiple parts got here up associated to new content material. The FFXIV Reaper class, certainly one of the two debuting on this enlargement, got here up. In addition to explaining the way it makes use of a scythe and voidsent avatars to assault, Yoshida defined how these avatars can be utilized in battle. One methodology will contain a participant turning into a “host” for a voidsent.
Yoshida defined the voidsent will probably be utilized in two methods by a FFXIV Reaper. One is to have it assault by itself. However, gamers may also “host” it in a roundabout way. Here’s what he mentioned.
The main distinction between Reaper and the different melee DPS jobs is its use of voidsent “avatars,” which got here up throughout our brainstorm classes as we mentioned the grim reaper thought. The participant won’t simply assault utilizing the avatar, however in the finish, you possibly can serve as the host for the avatar, so as to unleash extra assaults.
Yoshida defined how the FFXIV Reaper class got here to be. It all began with the thought of getting a scythe weapon. Then, issues fell into place.
Many gamers round the world, particularly these from the West, had been requesting the addition of a job that makes use of a massive, two-handed scythe—we used the thought of a two-handed scythe weapon as a base, and began brainstorming concepts for new jobs from there. I requested a number of sport designers who’re concerned in the creation of latest jobs to take some liberties and submit their concepts—we mentioned these concepts to make our resolution.
One concept that got here up was to make the most of not solely the participant’s personal aether, however to mix it with a completely different supply of aether to combat in battle. It was from there that we got here up with the thought of a grim reaper from the scythe facet, and from there it was a pretty easy course of to decide on the reaper’s present kind. A scythe and the grim reaper. It’s unexpectedly easy.
Final Fantasy XIV is offered for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. Its Endwalker enlargement will seem on November 23, 2021.