You don’t need FFXIV Gil to have competent gear in Final Fantasy XIV. But if you like top-of-the-line crafted weapons and armor, materials for your own craft, snazzy glamour, and other purely aesthetic but cool-looking stuff, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this.
Here are some of the ways you can amass the stuff.
Perhaps the easiest way to would be the Duty Roulette, a function you can find in the Duty Finder which will assign you to a random dungeon. Upon completion, you will earn extra rewards such as Tomestones andGil. Plus, if your class happens to fall under the role that is in demand, you will get an “In Need” bonus, which means you’ll be earning even more Gil.
There are nine categories for the Duty Roulette: Expert, Level 70, Level 50/60, Leveling, Trials, Main Scenario, Guildhests, Alliance Raids, Normal Raids, Frontline, and Mentor. Each of these will grant you Gil, so just keep rolling and rolling until you’re rolling in Eorzean money.
Taking Part in Hunts
Another combat-oriented method of generating Gil is through hunts. For a certain span of time, special kinds of monsters will be spawning across Eorzea, and everyone that participated in slaying them will be granted rewards. There’s a chance that you’ll get a cracked cluster, which you can exchange for a level VI material. If you’re not interested in it, you can sell it for a decent amount.
Do note, however, that if you want to get the most out of hunts, you’ll need to join a linkshell (chat group) that is dedicated for this kind of content. Trust us.It’s very difficult, if not impossible, to track down the targets all by yourself.
Leveling Up Your Passives
If you want passive income, you should try your hand at Ventures. Or rather, you can make your retainer do this for you. It’s a bit of a hit or miss, but when it hits your retainer will bring back furniture and dyes that can be sold for a good price. One player even reported making as much as 6.5 million Gil in one sitting after their retainer brought home a rug.
Conversion, depending on how active you are, can either be another passive income or a grind. For this method, as the name suggests, you’ll be converting gear into materia once it reaches 100% Spiritbond. If you have lots of gear you’re not currently using and enough time to grind, this might be right up your alley.
Trying Your Hand
Last, but definitely not least, would be crafting. In fact, a lot of players consider it to be the most reliable method to make big bucks.
Called the Disciples of Hand, there are over eight kinds of them, with each one varying in the crafts they produce. They are the following:
- Carpenter – masters of making useful tools and even gear out of bow, they can create bows, shields, rods, spinning wheels, and even accessories.
- Alchemist – these scientific experts are the only Disciples of Hand that can create potions, elixirs, and many other consumable items. As a bonus, they also create Healer weapons like books and staves.
- Goldsmith – works on not only gold but also other precious metals and gems, they painstakingly handcraft rings, earrings, and bracelets, staves and scepters, and even circlets and spectacles.
- Blacksmith – a staple crafting job in almost all MMORPGs, it’s no surprise Final Fantasy XIV has one. They make a wide variety of weapons and tools, making it an in-demand or even must-have Disciple of Hand.
- Armorer – as the name suggests, these craftsmen make all sorts of armor, mostly metal ones.
- Leatherworker – with leather being the perfect material for light armor, it’s become the craft of choice for leatherworkers. Aside from that, they also make hand-to-hand weapons, shields for spellcasters, and sometimes even accessories.
- Weaver – when it comes to creating cloth armor, especially for spellcaster-types, weavers are the authority.
- Culinarian – the culinarian can cook up a wide plethora of Eorzean dishes, which provide stat boosts that prove to be useful in combat.
Landing a Good Job
But if you want to truly amass wealth through any of those professions, the journey is going to be long and definitely hard. Aside from the fact that Disciples of Hand jobs can take quite the time to level up, they can also be quite costly if you’re not going to gather the necessary materials yourself.
On the other hand, foraging for the necessary materials is also quite the time sink. Gathering, after all, isn’t simply about walking up to a node of resource and then farming it. To get the materials you need, you need to have Disciples of Land jobs.
There are three Disciples of Land. Each one gathers a different kind of material. There’s the Botanist, which gathers plant-related raw materials that are mostly used by carpenters, weavers, and alchemist. There’s also the Fisher, which, obviously, casts lines to catch fishes that will be used as ingredients by . Last but definitely not least is the Miner, which will have you picking ores and other geological goods.
The higher the level of materials are, the higher the level of corresponding Disciple of Land job you should have. While this could be a hassle, especially if you have crafting in mind, you can take the easy way out and just sell the items that you gather. Trust us, lazy crafters will be gobbling them up.
But if you insist on using the raw materials for crafting, it’s going to be a catch -22 between big money and lots and lots of time–there’s just no going around it. However, when you start making high-end gear or furniture that can only be obtained through crafting, the Gil will definitely start rolling right in and it’s all going to be worth all the effort.
Much like in real life, a big and well-furnished house, fancy clothes, and a shiny ride are definitely not free in Eorzea. So start hustling for that Gil and be among this fictional world’s elite!