Guide: Gearing up at 70

EU-Odin, Final Fantasy XIV Free Company


Farming Rank VI Materia At lvl 70

Materia functions the same as Gems did in WoW. Each piece of gear has 1-2 Materia slots, and each player wants to fill them with the Materia that most benefits their class. Farming for ‘Heavens’ Eye Materia VI’ and ‘Savage Might Materia VI’ is also the main source of income for a lot of players.

When the game offers you a choice between many different Rank VI Materia, it is always best to take ‘Heavens’ Eye Materia VI’ when it’s on offer. Each piece can be sold on the Market Board for enough gil to buy 3 or 4 pieces of whatever Materia is is that you actually need.

Rare Hunts

Each zone contains a slew of rare mobs, who all have individual spawn timers. Players usually form ‘Hunt Linkshells’, and use those to announce to other players that one of the rares has spawned. This is usually copied and pasted into guild chats as well, so word gets around quickly. If you can get to the zone, snag an invite to a raid group , and kill the rare, then there’s a chance of looting a ‘Cracked Crystal Cluster’, which can be exchanged for a Rank VI Materia of your choice.

Dedicated hunters use Ariyala’s Toolkit to track the respawn times of each mob

http://ffxiv.ariyala.com/HuntTracker/Odin/

Clan Hunt Board

Located in Kugane City is the Clan Hunt Board, which is essentially a number of Daily and Weekly Quests, which all amount to “Kill this mob 2/3 times”. Turning the hunts back in at the Clan Hunt Board award ‘Centurio Seals’, which can be used to buy Rank VI Materia of your choice.

Until you learn the locations of all the possible mobs, the FFXIV Hunts Path Finder can help you complete a day’s’ worth of hunts in under 15 minutes

http://www.ffxivhuntspath.com/sb/

Duty Roulette : Expert

The Expert Roulette only contains three lvl 50 dungeons, and each of them contain trash mobs that can drop Rank VI Materia. If you can queue as a group of 4 and pool the Materia together, this is an very efficient way to farm Materia.

Duty Roulette : Adventurer In Need

The Duty Finder will usually offer a bonus for a tank (and sometimes a healer) to run certain roulettes in exchange for a ‘Cracked Crystal Cluster’, which can be exchanged for a Rank VI Materia of your choice.


Gear Progression at lvl 70

Through a mixture of game design and player conditioning, Pick Up Groups are much more common in FFXIV than they are in other MMOs, and they tend to be more patient, friendly and successful than you might expect.

iLvl lower than 290

  • Finish the Main Scenario
  • Complete the lvl 70 Class Quest (awards ilvl 290 armor)
  • Unlock Kugane Castle
  • Unlock The Temple Of The Fist
  • Run the following Roulettes daily, for Tomestones of Verity and Tomestones of Creation : Expert, Level 50/60 / Levelling
  • Pick up iLvl 310 weapons and armour from Rhagal’s Reach, in exchange for Tomestones Of Verity
  • Pick up the iLvl 330 Chest Armour, once you grab 825 Tomestones Of Creation

iLvl 295 – 310

  • Continue to run roulettes which drop Tomestones Of Creation, and hit the 450 cap each week.
  • Unlock the Deltascape raids, and run them in Duty Finder every week until you’ve looted the following :
    • Deltascape V1.0 : One Pedal, One Bolt, One Chain
    • Deltascape V2.0 : One Pedal, Two Lens
    • Deltascape V3.0 : One Crank, Two Springs
    • Deltascape V4.0 : One Crank, Two Springs

You can run each boss over and over many times a week, until you successfully roll and loot the item you want. By only rolling on the items above, and passing all other items, you can unlock the complete armour set in 3 weeks of raiding.

Ilvl 310 to 320

  • Unlock Lakshmi Extreme and farm iLvl 320 Accessories
  • Unlock Susano Extreme and farm iLvl 320 Weapon
  • Continue to farm the remaining 320 armour pieces from Deltascape
  • Continue to run roulettes which drop Tomestones Of Creation, and hit the 450 cap each week.

iLvl 320 and beyond

  • Raid with the FC, or in Pickup Groups (these are actually more common and successful than you might expect)
  • Continue to run roulettes which drop Tomestones Of Creation, and hit the 450 cap each week.