The marauder is a combat specialist whose weapon of choice is the greataxe, a fearsome arm long associated with Eorzea's pirates. Their approach to battle is one of brute force, as they rely on pure strength and good steel to crush enemies and sunder weapons.
They are highly sought after for their ferocity and intimidating presence, and are often employed to hunt down monsters plaguing the land or to turn the tide of battle between warring nations. Skilled marauders have been known to take on entire packs of slavering beasts and emerge with little more than a few scrapes and bruises.
Marauders are fearsome frontline combatants whose arsenal of actions enables them to strengthen their offensive and defensive prowess, whichever the situation demands. Charging into battle with a massive axe, the marauder quickly draws the attention of enemies, and turns their attacks against them.
Level Icon Name Description 1 img Heavy Swing Primary Example 4 2 img Foresight Secondary Example 4 4 img Skull Sunder Primary Example 4 6 img Fracture Secondary Example 4 8 img Bloodbath Primary Example 4 10 img Brutal Swing Secondary Example 4 12 img Overpower Primary Example 4 15 (Q) img Tomahawk Secondary Example 4 18 img Maim Primary Example 4 22 img Berserk Secondary Example 4 26 img Mercy Stroke Primary Example 4 30 img Butcher's Block Secondary Example 4 34 img Thrill of Battle Primary Example 4 38 img Storm's Path Secondary Example 4 42 img Holmgang Primary Example 4 46 img Vengeance Secondary Example 4 50 img Storm's Eye Primary Example 4
Cross Class Skills(top)
Level Icon Name Description Primary Example 1 img Primary Example 3 Primary Example 4 Secondary Example 1 img Secondary Example 3 Secondary Example 4 Primary Example 1 img Primary Example 3 Primary Example 4 Secondary Example 1 img Secondary Example 3 Secondary Example 4 Primary Example 1 img Primary Example 3 Primary Example 4 Secondary Example 1 img Secondary Example 3 Secondary Example 4
Level Icon Name Description 8 img Enhanced Vitality Primary Example 4 14 img Enhanced Foresight Secondary Example 4 16 img Enhanced Vitality II Primary Example 4 20 img Bloodshower Secondary Example 4 24 img Enhanced Vitality III Primary Example 4 28 img Enhanced Fracture Secondary Example 4 32 img Enhanced Brutal Swing Primary Example 4 36 img Enhanced Berserk Secondary Example 4 40 img Enhanced Mercy Stroke Primary Example 4 44 img Enhanced Thrill of Battle Secondary Example 4 48 img Enhanced Maim Primary Example 4
Prior to the Cataclysm, the Marauder's Guild didn't serve Limsa Lominsa in any official capacity. Marauders were trained by the crew of the Astalicia, a ship that acted as base of operations for Captain Hyllfyr and the Executioners.
Renown played a large role in the guild, so much so that unless you have committed deeds worth of note, few within the guild were likely to even know your name. As such, the tutoring of new prospects fell to the lowest ranking members of the guild, that and the roots of most members cause rivalries that occasionally evolve into outright hostility in the lower ranks.
Members of the Marauder’s Guild became part of the ship Astalicia’s crew, The Executioners, and part of their duties were to assist their Captain in the Trident, a three-part ship race, the winner of which would become the new Admiral of Limsa Lominsa.
Each year, as the Trident grew closer, the Executioners would attempt to pawn off their prospects to other crews, ending up with fewer hands to grab at the eventual loot, and fewer people to share in the power that comes with the titles of Admiral and Knights of the Barracuda. However, before joining another crew, should a prospect find one on their own without any help from the Executioners, they require the blessing of the Captain of the Astalicia and the Executioners; Hyllfyr. Those that found themselves with crews that have displeased Hyllfyr in one way or another, had a tendency to end up bruised and battered if they were lucky, others wound up in the gutter, to be scavenged by pests.
Most Marauders lived as pirates, even though the Barracudas attempted to keep them on a tight leash, should a prospect find themselves assisting the Barracudas in any way, this would mean a one-way ticket to universal disdain amongst the other pirates. This was despite how each crew sought to win the Trident and become the new Barracudas themselves.