• The Arcanistís pet Carbuncle for Final Fantasy XIV is as cute as ever

    The Arcanist is a highly-anticipated new class for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. From what we have learned about the two off-branching jobs to choose from, the Summoner and the Scholar, offer very different, yet both exciting, gameplay options: the Summoner focusing on pets and dealing damage, whereas the Scholar focuses on support and healing.

    Each Arcanist, however, will apparently be able to summon their pet Carbuncle.

    The Carbuncle has been a regularly occuring summon in the Final Fantasy series for decades, starting all the way back with Final Fantasy V. Typically portrayed as a cute little creature with a gem on its forehead, it doesnít usually deal damage, and instead focuses on casting support spells, such as Protect. For more information regarding Carbuncle and its history in the Final Fantasy series, EoFFís own Summon of the Month series recently highlighted Carbuncle.

    In FFXIV, the pet Carbuncle will apparently have two different forms, with each focusing on different types of actions. ARRís developers just released screenshots of the two forms: the Emerald and Topaz Carbuncles.



    It's said that the Emerald Carbuncle is only so-named because Yoshi-P hated the alliteration of ďBaby Blue Carbuncle.Ē
    Well that or he may be colorblind.




    The Topaz Carbuncle, whose main ability is apparently locating nearly naked women (see above).



    No other information has been released about Carbuncle or its different forms, but this will certainly help stoke the excitement for the release of ARR and the availability of the Arcanist class (which is only about a month away!).

    What do you think of Carbuncle in FFXIV, or the FF series as a whole? What do you think its abilities will be, and how will they differ between the Emerald and Topaz? And most importantly, in what bizzaro universe is that emerald?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Arcanistís pet Carbuncle for Final Fantasy XIV is as cute as ever started by Raistlin View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Jinx's Avatar
      Jinx -
      JOLTEON AND VAPOREON
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      Cute
    1. Shorty's Avatar
      Shorty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tifa's Boobs View Post
      JOLTEON AND VAPOREON
      This is exactly what I thought. Oh my gawd, that thing is adorable.
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      Eee! I can't wait to start Arcanist. Also I thought emerald is more of a blue-green, not pure green.
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      OMG CARBUNCLE IS ADORABLE.
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      It would be cool if Carbuncle changed colours depending on what kind of gem you had equipped in your book, which would change the role he/she has (e.g. topaz lets him tank).
    1. Jiro's Avatar
      Jiro -
      I got a soft spot for pets, and Carbuncle is just smurfing adorbs man.
    1. The Summoner of Leviathan's Avatar
      The Summoner of Leviathan -
      I want one. Now.
    1. Aulayna's Avatar
      Aulayna -
      Adorbs.
    1. Formalhaut's Avatar
      Formalhaut -
      Carbuncle is just the cutest summon. Maybe as you bond with your very own carbuncle it grows stronger? Who knows.
    1. LadyJuxtaposition's Avatar
      LadyJuxtaposition -
      Very cute! They are so adorable! I wish I can keep them as pets!
    1. Bierhumpen_Kukki's Avatar
      Bierhumpen_Kukki -
      SE mentioned the scholars fairy will change in color depending on what choices you make during the job quests. maybe its the same for carbuncle?oO
    1. Del Murder's Avatar
      Del Murder -
      I hope we can have a silver one! Or purple!
    1. Valerna's Avatar
      Valerna -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bierhumpen_Kukki View Post
      SE mentioned the scholars fairy will change in color depending on what choices you make during the job quests. maybe its the same for carbuncle?oO
      They did mention that you can have DPS Carbuncle and Tank Carbuncle. So my guess would be it's indeed the same like the Fairy.
    1. Ouch!'s Avatar
      Ouch! -
      Quote Originally Posted by Valerna View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Bierhumpen_Kukki View Post
      SE mentioned the scholars fairy will change in color depending on what choices you make during the job quests. maybe its the same for carbuncle?oO
      They did mention that you can have DPS Carbuncle and Tank Carbuncle. So my guess would be it's indeed the same like the Fairy.
      It's healing fairy and support fairy, but yeah, same idea.
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