Astrologian Skills Overview
Guide Info
Last Updated: 13 Sep, 2022
Patch Applicable: 6.21

Notable Endwalker Changes

  • New Skills: Astrodyne, Macrocosmos, Exaltation, Minor Arcana.
  • Sleeve Draw and Nocturnal Sect has been removed.
  • Draw has gained two charges.

Damage

GCDs

Fall Malefic

  • Single target damage (250), 1.5 cast time.
  • Cast this when you don’t need to do anything else.
  • Can weave one oGCD after this.

Gravity II

  • AoE damage in a 5y radius around your target (130 potency), 1.5s cast time.
  • In dungeons, apply Combust while running and spam gravity when the tank stops.
  • Gravity is a gain on two targets over Fall Malefic.
  • Can weave one oGCD after this.

Combust III

  • Single target DoT (10 ticks of 55 potency), instant cast. Total potency: 550.

  • In dungeons, apply Gravity while running and use Gravity when the tank stops.

  • If Optimizing:

    • Refreshing Combust early can be a gain if you know your kill/phase time and you know you will lose ticks anyway.
    • Combust is a gain on Fall Malefic after five ticks.

Healing

GCDs

Benefic

  • Single target heal (500p), 1.5s cast time.
  • Once you have Benefic II, Benefic is only used when you’re out of mana and it’s your only available heal.
  • Can weave one oGCD after this.

Benefic II

  • Single target heal (800p), 1.5s cast time.
  • Use in niche scenarios where you need a single target heal, every other single target heal is on cooldown, and it’s too late to use Aspected Benefic.
  • Can weave one oGCD after this.

Aspected Benefic

  • Single target heal (250p) + regen (five ticks of 250p), instant cast. Total heal potency: 1,500p.
  • Use it on allies who are taking sustained single target damage, most commonly autos on tanks.
  • Aspected Benefic has substantially higher total potency than Benefic II if you don’t need immediate healing.

Helios

  • AoE Healing in a 15y radius around you (400p), 1.5s cast time
  • Use in niche scenarios where you need extra AoE healing, can’t wait for a tick of Aspected Helios and you have no oGCDs.
  • Can weave one oGCD after this.

Aspected Helios

  • AoE Healing in a 15y radius around you (250p) + regen (five ticks of 150p), 1.5s cast time. Total healing: 1000p
  • Use in scenarios where you need an AoE GCD heals, use this over Helios as it becomes neutral to Healios with one regen tick and a heal gain with at least two ticks.
  • Can weave one oGCD after this.

Macrocosmos 3m CD

  • AoE damage in a 20y radius around you (250p for first target, 40% less for all remaining targets), instant cast GCD.
  • Macrocosmos is damage neutral in one target.
  • Gives party members a buff in a 20y radius around you (15s duration).
  • 50% of damage taken is compiled on each player separately.
  • Damage done to shields, pure invulnerability and Superbolide does not count toward the compiled damage, but overkill damage does count.
  • Can be activated manually, but will automatically activate at the end of the buff duration.
  • When you manually activate it, you will only activate for allies within 20y radius around you.
  • When activated anyone with the buff will heal for 50% of the damage they have taken over its duration and an additional 200p.
  • Can be used for movement if you do not need it for healing in the next three minutes.
  • Uses a weave window when manually activating the healing effect.

oGCDs

Essential Dignity 40s CD

  • Single target heal (400p)
  • Healing potency increases the lower the target’s HP gets, capping out at 900p when target HP reaches 30%.
  • Has two charges.
  • Use as your primary tank upkeep or to help heal a non-tank if they get lower than everyone else.

Celestial Intersection 30s CD

  • Single target heal(200p) + Shield (400p)
  • Has two charges
  • Use it as your primary tank upkeep tool, always keeping at least one on cooldown. Can also be used on a non-tank to help them deal with incoming damage if needed.

Exaltation 60s CD

  • Mitigation (10%) + Single target heal (500p, delayed)
  • Mitigation lasts eight seconds, after the eight seconds, Exaltation heals the target for 500p.
  • Use as a tank buster cool-down assistance, can also be used to deal with heavy auto attacks if no tank busters are coming up during its cooldown. Best case scenario is to use it as both.

Celestial Opposition 60s CD

  • AoE heal (200p) + Regen (five ticks of 100p)
  • Total heal potency: 700p
  • Celestial Opposition has a strong heal on a short cooldown, make sure to utilize this ability often.

Collective Unconscious 60s CD

  • AoE buff in a 8y radius around you
  • Regen (five ticks of 100p) and mitigation (10%)
  • Total heal potency: 500p if not held
  • Use as a group mitigation and regen
  • If you use CU and cancel it instantly, you’ll have five seconds of mitigation
  • Do not hold Collective Unconscious during most uptime scenarios

Earthly Star 60s CD

  • Places a large 20y ground AoE (20s duration).
  • Heals party members and damages enemies inside AoE.
  • Initial heal (540p), and damage (205p) when manually activated.
  • After ten seconds, upgrades to Giant Dominance.
  • After being upgraded heals (720p) and damages (310p) when manually activated or when the duration ends.
  • Uses a weave window when manually activating it.
  • Try to use this as close to on cooldown as possible while getting the benefit of its healing.

Horoscope 60s CD

  • Gives party members a buff in a 20y radius around you (10s duration).
  • Heals party members when activated (200p).
  • Aspected Helios or Helios upgrades Horoscope into Horoscope Helios refreshes the duration to 30, and heal (400p).
  • Uses a weave window manually activating it.
  • Can be activated manually, but will automatically activate at the end of the buff duration.
  • When you manual activate it, it will only heal allies within 20y radius around you.
  • Targets who missed the manual activation will be healed when the buff expires.
  • Use to help keep up the party or if you need heals after a GCD heal.
  • Both buffed and unbuffed Horoscope can be reasonable to use, depending on how much healing is needed.

Other Abilities

Synastry – Two Minute Cooldown

  • Applies a buff to the target.
  • Aspected Benefic, Benefic and Benefic II heal will heal the buff target for 40% of the heal.
  • Healing the buffed target will heal them twice.
  • Only the up front heal of Aspected Benefic gets the additional 40%, the regen does not.
  • Synastry is useful if you are going to single target heal your target. It can also be used to split heal between the buffed target and another target. *Synastry is good for healing Dark Knight’s Walking Dead and Gunbreaker’s Superbolide.

Lightspeed 90s CD

  • Reduces cast times by 2.5 seconds.
  • While Light speed makes your cast time instant, it isn’t a DPS gain you don’t cast more spells outside of the last Malefic before a fight ends.
  • Used primarily for movement.

Neutral Sect 120s CD

  • Increases healing magic potency (GCD heals) by 20%.
  • Aspected Helios gains shields (125% of heal strength), and increased healing AoE heal (300p) + regen (five ticks of 180p) .
  • Aspected Benefic gains shield (250% of heal strength), and single target heal (300p) + regen (five ticks of 300p)
  • If you will be using Aspected Helios or Aspected Benefic and you don’t need Neutral Sect in two minutes this should be activated before.
  • Neutral Sect is extremely strong, use this if you’re planning on GCD healing.

Ascend

  • 8s cast time.
  • Revives a dead player.
  • Use with Swiftcast if available.

Repose

  • 2.5s cast time.
  • Puts an enemy to sleep.
  • Do not use: Most enemies are immune and sleeping enemies wake up when damaged.

Esuna

  • 1s cast time
  • Removes cleansable debuffs (debuffs with a white bar above them).
  • Use to remove lethal debuffs (e.g. Doom, Throttle).
  • Most other debuffs can be ignored.
  • Can weave one oGCD.

Lucid Dreaming 60s CD

  • Recovers MP over time (3850 MP over 21s).
  • Use when below 8000 MP.

Swiftcast 60s CD

  • Makes your next GCD spell instant cast.
  • The buff is not consumed when using instant cast GCDs.
  • If desired, save Swiftcast for reviving a dead player with Ascend.

Surecast 120s CD

  • Prevents most knockback and draw-in effects and prevents spells from being interrupted.
  • Use to avoid knockbacks.

Rescue 120s CD

  • Pulls a target party member to your location.
  • Does not work if the target has certain debuffs, like Bind, or if the target is using Surecast/Arm’s Length.
  • Uses a weave window.
  • Use this to save a party member from failing mechanics.
  • You can Rescue someone who used LB3 to move them into a safe spot; however it doesn’t allow them to move or act sooner.

Cards and Buffs

Undraw

  • Unbind this, it’s useless.

Draw 30s CD

  • Draws a card from your deck.
  • Using Draw ability recovers 500mp.
  • Cards can be played with the Play ability after drawing a card.
  • Draws one of six cards split by Melee cards and Ranged cards.
  • Melee cards can be identified by the Teal border. They increase damage for Melee and Tank jobs by six percent and Ranged, Caster and Healer classes by three percent.
  • Ranged cards can be identified by the Purple border. They increase damage for Ranged, Caster and Healer classes by six percent and Melee and Tank jobs by three percent.
  • If you are colorblind, melee cards have a + to the side of the card while ranged cards have a little o+ to the side of the card.
  • Playing cards while you and your target are both in combat will give you a Seal in your arcana gauge.
  • Try not to over-cap on Draw charges (keep the cooldown ticking constantly).
  • Playing one card every one minute and three cards every two minutes is optimal in raid boss fights.
  • In dungeons use cards as you get them on trash.
  • Redraw, draw, and play each use a weave window.

Redraw

  • The Draw ability gives you Clarifying Draw giving you the ability to use Redraw.
  • Redraws a card from your deck replacing your current drawn card.
  • You can only use Redraw once and you can not draw the same Astrosign when using Redraw.
  • Redraw, draw, and play each use a weave window.

Minor Arcana 60s CD

  • Minor Arcana Draws a Crown card from your deck.

  • Minor Arcana can be played with the Crown Play ability after drawing a Minor Arcana card.

  • Minor Arcana and Play Minor Arcana both use a weave window.

    • Lord of Crowns

      Aoe damage in a 20y radius around you (250p) Is drawn with Minor Arcana and needs Crown Play ability to play it. Uses a weave window. Use this for damage under buffs if you can or in multi-target situations.

  • Lady of Crowns Aoe healing in a 20y radius around you (400p) Is drawn with Minor Arcana and needs Crown play ability to play it. Use a weave window Use this as an additional heal if you have it. It should not be put in heal plans as you may not always draw it.

Divination 120s CD

  • Raid Buff: Increases the damage of allies within 15y by 6%.
  • Uses a weave window.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with other damage buffs.
  • In raid boss fights are used during the third GCD in your opener and on cooldown throughout the fight. Only delay its usage if your group is coordinating raid buffs.
  • In dungeons use on trash and bosses do not save it unless trash will die very soon.

Astrodyne

  • Astrodyne grants a buff depending on unique seals in your Arcana Gauge.

  • You need three seals in your Arcana Gauge to activate Astrodyne no matter the combination of unique seals.

  • Uses a weave window.

  • This buff grants effects based on the number of unique seals you have.

    • One unique seal gives you 500mp over 15s.
    • Two unique seals give you 10% haste plus 500mp over 15s.
    • Three unique seals increase your outgoing damage and healing by 5% plus 10% haste and 500mp over 15s.
    • Aim to get at least two unique seals to get the haste buff, while it’s ideal to get three unique seals, it’s not always optimal to redraw for it and the damage buff is a small gain compared to the haste buff.
  • Haste isn’t the same as spellspeed so it will not increase DoT damage

  • You can hold Astrodyne for the two minute window, and if you do, your six minute window will have two Astrodynes. I suggest looking at the Astrodyne and Cards timeline for an idea on how two minute Astrodyne works.

  • Overwriting cards in the Arcana gauge is never worth it unless you know you won’t gain another Astrodyne before the fight ends.

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  • 26 Oct, 2021
    Article created.
    11 Mar, 2022
    Updated for Endwalker
    13 Sep, 2022
    Updated Redraw section