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FFXIV Gil Guide

FFXIV Gil Farming Guide

In this FFXIV Gil Guide we will show you some of the most popular Gil farming strategies. Feel free to share the article.

There is a lot of debate on which is the best FFXIV Gil farming strategy in FFXIV. While some consider questing and gathering to be the most efficient, others gravitate towards dungeon roulettes and selling gear on the market board. But it all comes down to the player.

Doing something you hate just to earn Gil won’t be nearly as fun as playing the game the way you like it. At the end of the day, Final Fantasy XIV is just a game and what matters most is that you have fun. So, before we begin, set your goals.

Are you ok with farming just enough Gil to enjoy the game, or do you want to become the next Gillionaire in Final Fantasy XIV?

This guide tries to cover the best of both worlds. So, whether you’re just a simple miner or a hardcore crafter, you fill in something useful that you’ll help you on your guild-making journey. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

How do you make Gil in FFXIV?

There are three keyways you can make in FFXIV:

  1. In-game activities– Includes everything from crafting to hunting, gathering, dungeons, etc.
  2. Providing services– Includes selling your services to crafters and other players. In exchange for killing bosses and rare loot, you will receive Gil from these players.
  3. Direct buy– Includes buying Gil from third-party websites in exchange for real money as some players are just too busy for the in-game grind.

In this guide, you’ll be learning all about the first point, such as, which strategies are the best and can get you the most Gil in the least possible time. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

Duty Roulettes

Duty roulettes offer a slow but consistent way to make Gil alongside other currencies such as Allagan tomestones and company seals. The roulettes are divided into several categories such as:

  1. Expert- Highest level story dungeons which offer the largest bonus of weekly capped Allagan tomestones.
  2. Level (50/60/70/80) Dungeons- Contains all the level-capped story dungeons according to the numbers.
  3. Levelling- Randomized dungeons that also reward additional rewards based on level discrepancies.
  4. Trials- Contains all non-extreme 8 player trials. These unlock at level 50.
  5. Main scenario- Contains two level 50 dungeons. The cutscenes are unskippable to help facilitate the new player experience.
  6. Guildhests- Beginner content aimed at new players to teach them combat mechanics.
  7. Alliance raids- High-risk high reward 24-man alliance raids with a decent chunk of bonus rewards.
  8. Normal raids- Contain non-savage 6-man raids. However, the level 50 Coils of the Bahamut series is excluded from the list.
  9. Mentor- Excluding ultimate and savage level raids. They can be low tier guildhests to extreme primals. All primals from the previous expansions are also included.
  10. Frontline- PvP roulettes that change on a daily basis.

FFXIV Gil Guide Leveling 

Market Board

FFXIV Gil Guide - Market Board

The market is the perfect place for die-hard players to consistently farm high amounts of currencies. The total transaction limit is 5 million Gil per retainer and 10 million Gil per character.

You can carry out a trade by sending them a friend request and meeting face to face in-game, or you can post on the Market Board which charges a small 5% transaction fee.

Here are two ways you can make Gil on the Market Board:

  1. Crafting- Some players only play the game because of crafting. They create high-quality gear and sell them for a premium price. If you’re one of them then this is one of the best ways to earn Gil. It may take a while to put together a setup, but once you get going, you’ll be earning 5-25 million Gils a week.

Requirements for crafting Level 80 4-star gear:

  • All of the level 80 crafter classes.
  • Must have Manipulation unlocked (achieved by completing all class quests).
  • Get your hands on all of the Mastery Recipe VIII Books.
  • Stat requirements: 2745 Craftsmanship, 2727 Control, and 554 CP and 3 HQ materials.
  • 2-4 million Gil for buying crafting materials.
  1. Currency Flipping- Currency flipping is not for beginners as you must be aware of the market. The easiest way is to buy low, craft and add more value to the item and sell it for a higher price.

Knowing what gears are in demand on your server helps a lot too. Few veteran players even follow the market by keeping track of buy/sell trends. It is an arduous process but yields lots of Gil if you’re able to master it.

FFXIV Gil Guide - Market Board

Get into gathering

The goal of Gatherers, also known as Disciples of Land, is to harvest the natural resources in Eorzea. As a gatherer, you can craft useful items such as gears and other consumables with the things you’ve foraged. Some players even say that before you become a Crafter you must become a Gatherer, at least to get your hands on the early crafting requirements.

There are three gathering classes to speak of, Botanist, Miner, and Fisher. To switch a class simply equip a tool from that respective class. The most important thing you should remember as a Gatherer is to level up as soon as possible. Leveling up in FFXIV offers significant bonuses that grant you more and higher rarity resources during gathering sessions.

For instance, upon reaching level 46, both Miners and Botanists can spot “Unspoiled” locations. These are special gathering locations and unlike the regular ones, they appear at specific times and last for about an hour. The spots contain rare items that aren’t usually available anywhere else. You can sell them to other players, however, a more efficient way to earn Gil is to craft HQ gear and sell it for even higher profits.

FFXIV Gil Farming Guide

Retainers

Retainers are a quick way to farm around 100,000 Gil per week. Botany, mining, and fishing are the best and most profitable of all retainer jobs. But the ultimate way to benefit from retainers is to use them to farm for ‘Unspoiled materials”. These are time-based spawns, which means you cannot get until you’re logged in and actively gathering.

However, you can set your retainers on adventure while you’re going to bed, and have them far, the rare resource for you. Leveling them can be a bit tedious, but their benefits far outweigh the grind. Once you get hold of the resources you can craft HQ gear and sell those for a hefty profit.

Hunts

Now hunts require a little planning. In each of the Shadow Bringers areas resides two Rank A targets. They are especially strong monsters and the FFXIV community assembles what is a ‘hunting train’.

By the time you finish the mission, you will have slain ten of those monsters. Each of the monsters drops a Cracked Plaincluster and a Cracked Stellercluster.

Now go to Eulmore and trade those items with Thex, the Materia Vendor, for Grade 7 or Grade 8 combat matria, such as the Savage Materia. You can sell these for some decent Gil, especially when a new Raid gear is released in-game.

Conclusion

There are all kinds of players in Final Fantasy XIV. While some prefer the thrill of a fight, others prefer to become Gillionaires and control the ingame market. It’s satisfying to see when players from across the globe approach you for HQ gear and items. There is a sense of achievement that accompanies such a feat. Good luck on your journey to becoming the next FFXIV tycoon!

Rewards Table

Type

Daily Gil

Daily Allegory

Daily Phantasmagoria

Daily Poetics

Daily Seals

"In Need" Bonus

Expert

6,300

40

60

x

x

Gil 7,100

Level  80 Dungeons

6,300

15

100

x

x

Gil 7,100

Level 50/60/70

6,300

x

120

100

x

Gil 7,100

Leveling

10,500

20

100

x

588

Gil 11,850 & Seal 3,360

Trials

10,500

15

60

x

x

Gil 4,266

Main Scenario

6,300

50

100

300

x

Gil 7,100

Guildhests

1,575

x

x

x

424

Gil 1,777 & Seal 212

Frontline

x

20

50

x

x

x

Mentor

6,300

10

30

x

x

Gil 5,400

Alliance Raid

Varies

50

100

100

x

Gil 7,100

Normal

6,300

20

60

80

x

Gil 1,422

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