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This page lists all player-created hotbar (HB) and cross-hotbar (XHB) layout guides and keybindings for the Dark Knight Class/Job in Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail.

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The pious Ishgardian clergy guide the flock, and the devout knights protect the weak. Yet even the holiest of men succumb to the darkest of temptations.

None dare to administer justice to these sacrosanct elite residing outside the reach of the law. Who, then, defends the feeble from the transgressions of those meant to guide and protect them?

A valiant few take up arms to defend the downtrodden, and not even the holy priests and knights can escape their judgment. Pariahs in their own land, they are known by many as “dark knights.”

These sentinels bear no shields declaring their allegiance. Instead, their greatswords act as beacons to guide the meek through darkness.
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    Hotbar 1: Similar format based on my first tank (GNB). 1-2-3 combo on top. MP-spending oGCDs along the right side. Next row is the AoE 1-2 combo. Then the ranged and gap closer. Then the "bursts" for DRK, and lastly, the grandfathered seat for Sprint.

    Hotbar 2 (ctrl): Looking at the first 2x2, single target on top, AoE on bottom; GCD/gauge spenders left, oGCDs middle. Then we have the odd one out, the AoE puddle of hurties. Rampart and reprisal are where they are for all my tanks. Third row also has the job-specific overall high mitigation, then the specific mitigation (DRK is magic, while GNB is phys). While DRK doesn't have a plain heal button, TBN is as close as it gets. While this one has a 60s recast, I decided Oblation gets to take this one for having two charges and can be put on a teammate. Bottom right is the team mitigation.

    Hotbar 3 (shift): Same format, except the phone a friend button gets its own little corner, since I've run out of space on the other two hotbars.

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    I show Cross Hotbar 3 (Left) with both of the expanded trigger controls, so you can easily add in another 8 actions if you prefer, I use XHB 8 as a shared bar between all classes for traversal and general actions outside of combat. Role actions are consistent among my layouts, and so are general actions. The macro icon is a placeholder for a Tincture/Gemdraught.

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    Single Target (L)

    Mobs (R)

    Macro1: Salted Earth <me>

    Macro2: Deliruim<wait>/Blood Weapon

    Replace skill locations with Macros Refer to In-Game Macro commands

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    I've watched Bun Boss and a few others to get an idea of how things should flow on controller. This is a setup that works for me and I wanted to share it! I like to keep things consistent across my jobs.

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    First version of Azeron layout. Hotbar 3 is center row of buttons, 1 & 2 are upper flick buttons, 4 & 5 are squeeze buttons. Actions on the upper halves of hotbars are shift (nub click) + 1-4 (pinky-pointer). Hotbar 4 sides are shift and outer buttons.

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    Valen Bree

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    Separated AOE and Single Target

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    WAR Layout 6.55 (Not 7.0-Able)
    LT>RT remapped from Set 8 Left to Set 8 Right, only right half of Set 8 is used
    Set 1 - Primary Skills / DPS CDs / Defensive CDs ; Set 2 - Utility + Situational CDs ; Set 8 - AoE / DPS CDs / Defensives

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    Current WIP for updated hotbars in 7.0, focusing on minimising swapping hotbars in combat and keeping visual clarity on relevant buff cooldowns and maximising consistency across all jobs. Bar 1 is for single target, and Bar 2 for AoE.

    The Glamour Plate button is being used in place of the newly added skill as needed, and the dye represents potion. Sprint and LB are macroed to L3/R3 respectively.

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    No new buttons.

    Delirium is now an upgrade to Blood Weapon.

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    Set 3-right is L2+R2 Unmend is on an R3 macro One of the TBNs is a macro

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    Waiting for the new action images to get added in to fully get this good

    Make sure to change Double tap L2 to "Cross Hotbar 4 - Left" and Double tap R2 to "Cross Hotbar 4 - Right"

    90 -> 100 changes:

    • Blood Weapon/Delirium: Blood Weapon now upgrades into Delirium, so removing BW from bars
    • Shadowed Vigil: upgrade to Shadow Wall (no change needed)
    • Scarlet Delirium (et al)/Impalement: conditional upgrade to Bloodspiller/Quietus (no change needed)
    • Disesteem: Action Change from Living Shadow (no change needed)
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    Layout created by the YouTuber Squintina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3LA7ap4gM0 with some adaptations.

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    This hotbar is pulled from Gingergaming's channel and is used for myself with some modifications to remove macro usage.

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    Bun Boss Dark Knight modified for my needs.

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    /micon Shirk /merror off /ac Shirk<t> /ac Grit

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    Like paladin but edgier

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    What helps this one's brain remember things

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    How I set up my crossbars as a white mage on steamdeck (Currently level ~65)

    I try to play every classes/jobs, thus I tend to reuse same slots for same "functionality" across jobs.

    Used the following link to add keybinds to the back triggers : https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/vdnmji/advanced_controller_tips_for_steam_deck/

    ||| L4 -> Target nearest enemy ||| R4 -> Cycle through enemies (nearest -> furthest) ||| L5 -> Sprint ||| R5 -> Inventory

    ||| L2 + L5 -> Mount ||| L2 + R5 -> Armour chest ||| R2 + R5 -> Chobo inventory

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    28/12/2023 - NEED TO REREAD GUIDE & TEST

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    https://youtu.be/Ssfd9phh3Mk?si=fjLYZe5KgtFE2ON5

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    I'm a small streamer that loves FFXIV and many other things. The XHBs I publish are solely how I personally like to organize my Hotbars when on the controller! Feel free to use them if you too like them! Some are thrown together and some are planned out.

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    New layout

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    DRK as of 6.4

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    My DRK hotbars pre-renovation (as played through EW).

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    More Testing

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    6.3 3-28-2023

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    For Normal Use

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    For Emergency Use

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    WXHB LT D-Pad Left:
    Countdown Macro

    /cd 15

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    reglage 3 bar l+r et double r ou l sans switch

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    KBM DRK

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    open grit-provoke-pre-pull hard slash-edge of SHADOW- *SYPHON STRIKE-edge of SHADOW- *SOULEATER-edge of SHADOW

    L60- GRIT-provoke-PREPULL *HARD SLASH-EDGE OF SHADOW-BLOOD WEAPON-*SYPHON STRIKE-*SOULEATER-EDGE OF SHADOW-SALTED EARTH- *HARD SLASH-EDGE OF SHADOW-CARVE AND SPIT- *SYPHON STRIKE-EDGE OF SHADOW-PLUNGE- *SOULEATER-EDGE OF SHADOW

    L70-GRIT-BLOOD WEAPON-THE BLACKEST NIGHT-PROVOKE HARD SLASH-EDGE OF SHADOW-DELIRIUM- *SYPHON STRIKE- *SOULEATER-SALTED EARTH- *HARD SLASH-EDGE OF SHADOW -*BLOODSPILLER-CARVE AND SPIT-PLUNGE-*BLOODSPILLER-EDGE OF SHADOW-*BLOODSPILLER-EDGE OF SHADOW- *SYPHON STRIKE-EDGE OF SHADOW-BLOODSPILLER

    L80-GRIT-BLOOD WEAPON-THE BLACKEST NIGHT-PROVOKE HARD SLASH-EDGE OF SHADOW-DELIRIUM- *SYPHON STRIKE- *SOULEATER-LIVING SHADOW-SALTED EARTH- *HARD SLASH-EDGE OF SHADOW -BLOODSPILLER-CARVE AND SPIT-PLUNGE-BLOODSPILLER-EDGE OF SHADOW-BLOODSPILLER-EDGE OF SHADOW- *SYPHON STRIKE-PLUNGE-EDGE OF SHADOW

    L90-GRIT-BLOOD WEAPON-THE BLACKEST NIGHT-PROVOKE HARD SLASH-EDGE OF SHADOW-DELIRIUM- *SYPHON STRIKE- *SOULEATER-LIVING SHADOW-SALTED EARTH- *HARD SLASH-SHADOWBRINGER-EDGE OF SHADOW -BLOODSPILLER-CARVE AND SPIT-PLUNGE-BLOODSPILLER-SHADOWBRINGER-EDGE OF SHADOW-BLOODSPILLER-SALT AND DARKNESS-EDGE OF SHADOW- *SYPHON STRIKE-PLUNGE-EDGE OF SHADOWS

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    Existing layout I'm working from. 1 is ST, 2 is AoE, 4 is XHB, 5 is WXHB

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    Experimenting with AoE on left and burst on expanded to see if I like this for raid more. Less things on WXHB as I find it a bit hard to press it