• Screenshots of Summoner Pets from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    As Iíve explained before, the Arcanist class in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has two additional job paths players can go down: the Scholar, focused on support, and the Summoner, focused on, well, take a wild guess.

    Now, the FFXIV dev team has provided us with some screenshots of the egi, or summons, that will be available for the Summoner job.



    Ifrit



    Titan



    Garuda


    And as a bonus, thereís a picture of Summoners of all different races in their artifact armor:





    What do you think of the egi? What other summons would you like to see in FFXIV?


    [Source: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/510]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Screenshots of Summoner Pets from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn started by Raistlin View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Jinx's Avatar
      Jinx -
      Oh wow, these are super lame. I was considering being a summoner, and I'm glad I saw these so I don't waste my time with that class!
    1. Ouch!'s Avatar
      Ouch! -
      I think they look pretty slick.
    1. Raistlin's Avatar
      Raistlin -
      I'm not sure I like Titan, but Ifrit and Garuda look pretty cool. It's different, slimmer takes on the typical summons/primals, in a form to be easily noticeable and distinguishable from monsters.
    1. Jinx's Avatar
      Jinx -
      I'm glad you guys like theses. But I hold to what I said: these really don't appeal to my tastes, and I will now not be a Summoner.
    1. Formalhaut's Avatar
      Formalhaut -
      I think slim and downsized probably fits about right. You don't want them too big, otherwise they'll just get in the way probably and be a nuisance.

      I have to say, Ifrit looks damn right demonic in that night time.
    1. Vermachtnis's Avatar
      Vermachtnis -
      Titan looks like the Yellow Demon from Mega Man.
    1. Ouch!'s Avatar
      Ouch! -
      I think the idea behind the aesthetic is that egis are meant to only be the a fraction of the primal. It's just it's essence, and therefore incomplete. This makes sense, as the summoning of primals in FFXIV drains the world of aether, slowly killing the world. If we had summoners running around calling primals all the time, that'd make no sense from a lore standpoint.
    1. comma's Avatar
      comma -
      Titan looks awesome. The summoners look silly. I'm still just as interested in this job, but it's probably not going to be my first choice.
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      Ifrit is creepy looking. I like what they did with him.
    1. Del Murder's Avatar
      Del Murder -
      Hm, those are quite different than what we're used to! It will take some getting used to. Titan looks like a blob though.
    1. comma's Avatar
      comma -
      Titan looks like a big chunk of rock, as he should.

      Did anyone see this glimpse of the summoner in action from a couple weeks ago?

    1. Raistlin's Avatar
      Raistlin -
      I sure hope so!
    1. Bierhumpen_Kukki's Avatar
      Bierhumpen_Kukki -
      hm...titan reminds me of earthis from the smt-series. oO but whats missing for me is shiva!
    1. Miriel's Avatar
      Miriel -
      Booo, I'm not impressed.

      Summoner was one of my very favorite jobs from FFXI. But why do they always have to give Summoners the most boring ass outfits? Ugh.

      Also, these summons kind of look weaksauce and not as badass as I would want. They look like little baby summons.
    1. comma's Avatar
      comma -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raistlin View Post
      Yep, the way people were talking about Ifrit like they hadn't seen it made me want to share the video.
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Miriel View Post
      They look like little baby summons.
      Basically, that's what they are. It takes an entire Free Company to summon the real deal.
    1. Miriel's Avatar
      Miriel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rostum View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Miriel View Post
      They look like little baby summons.
      Basically, that's what they are. It takes an entire Free Company to summon the real deal.

      But being able to summon badass looking creatures was my favorite part of being a summoner. And also cutie pie carbuncle. Sadness.
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Miriel View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Rostum View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Miriel View Post
      They look like little baby summons.
      Basically, that's what they are. It takes an entire Free Company to summon the real deal.

      But being able to summon badass looking creatures was my favorite part of being a summoner. And also cutie pie carbuncle. Sadness.
      Yeah, true... I don't mind them, but I'm more hoping the actual gameplay of summoner is a lot of fun that it won't matter.
    1. Miriel's Avatar
      Miriel -
      Me, I'm all about the superficial stuff. Not even joking, I need things to look cool/cute or my enjoyment level plummets.
    1. The Summoner of Leviathan's Avatar
      The Summoner of Leviathan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Miriel View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Rostum View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Miriel View Post
      They look like little baby summons.
      Basically, that's what they are. It takes an entire Free Company to summon the real deal.

      But being able to summon badass looking creatures was my favorite part of being a summoner. And also cutie pie carbuncle. Sadness.
      Arcanist can summon Carbuncle! In theory Summoners should still be able to summon Carby!
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