StateAlchemist the Eccentric wrote:
The best way to describe it is this:
Conjurer is an elementalist.
Thaumaturge is a spiritualist.
Completely different type of magic classification then FFXI. However it seems they will be revising these to more closely resemble the original mage classes of FF series.
They can't really revise them unless they change the roles of these classes. (They can for jobs, but not for these classes.)
Flavor-wise, Thaumaturge is like the magic half of a dark knight crossed with a white mage. But role wise it plays like a black mage.
Flavor-wise, Conjurer is akin to the Sage (Tellah, FuSoYa etc.) Role wise, it plays like a sage, but as it is the best healer, tends to be asked to heal the most.