FINAL FANTASY XIV Online – Tips on How to Make Gil in Game

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Semi in-depth guide of making Gil within the world of FFXIV

Story spoiler free kinda..

Introduction

I’m writing this guide for every player to access whether new or old to hopefully use as A resource to the various ways of Gil making. While i cannot cover every single gil method in the game, A majority of these methods are methods I have personally used and discovered through various players I have encountered and watched.

By no means do I claim to be the first or “own” these methods because there is A LOT of guides and videos out there that cover the same thing in their own way.

If you are just here for straight forward Gil methods, then you probably want to skip down to the bottom. BUT if you really want to know your options then I would recommend getting comfy and grabbing some snacks.

DISCLAIMER:

A lot of the methods I am going to mention have a lot of more depth to them when getting into the specific of things that i wont mention, but regardless, WILL require you to do your own digging and research within your server’s market board to guarantee your own success.

Getting that out of the way, why would you trust me?

Well, why wouldn’t you trust a stranger on how to make Gil? With the little credibility I have

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and smol amount of wealth i’ve made

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I think you can trust some of the things here…

While I may not be Gil Capped yet like A certain someone – [discordapp.com]  i know. This is more than enough credibility. I have a pretty good understanding of gil making and was just like you desperately searching for ALL the ways to make gil.

I pretty much leveled my gatherers to 80 during my ARR-HW time and only focused on making gil and the only reason I ever continued story was because I learned there were more mining nodes locked behind MSQ

The Basics

There are MANY ways to make Gil in-game, but in my opinion there are 3 main competitors: Crafters, Gatherers and Combat Classes.

Crafters take the number one spot because of the amount of gear, cosmetics, housing items and materials they can sell in rapid succession.

Gatherers are straight forward compared to the other competitors by fueling crafters with raw material, rare materials and crystals.

DoW/DoMclasses are the easiest way to make Gil and have the most unique way of making Gil by being able to use the systems given by the game such as; Grand Company, Dailies, Extreme trials, and mob drops.

Beginner Level: Combat Classes

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The easiest way to make gil is using your Combat Class, not only will you be progressing with the story with this class, but it gets easier the more levels and gear you get.

Gil methods are very limited and tedious to Combat Classes in the early game and can’t really hit those big profit margins till mid to Endgame

Even so, Combat Classes will most likely be the method for you if you don’t have the time or want to throw Gil at leveling Crafters and Gatherers.

Dalies

This method is probably the most common and straight forward method anyone will tell you.

While doing dallies may seem a little underwhelming and straight forward to hear; the rewards from dallies add up overtime and are A good passive income.

Dallies will only reward you with A certain amount of EXP, Gil and other currency depending on your level.

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While it is not necessary, but worth mentioning, if you are not in A rush to finish your dailies then it might be worth your time to fish for “Adventure in need” bonus for your respective class.

Poetics

Poetics unlocked at level 50 and are rewarded from dallies and are spendable after completing ARR. IF you dont plan to use your poetics for gear or relics I would recommend stocking up on either Unidentifiable Bone or Unidentifiable Shell.

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You will be able to exchange these inIdyllshire‘s (End of HW) Tomestone exchange, from Bertana under “Uncanny Knickknacks” in exchange for Grade 3 Shroud topsoil or Grade 3 Thanalan Topsoil.

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Challenge log

Challenge logs are a pretty passive method of gaining gil, but can come in handy in the early game for some spending cash.

Requirments:

Lvl 15+ for any combat class

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Farming Mob Drops

Using my server’s price for reference, prices may vary

Mob drops are exclusive drops by well… mobs. A lot of mob drops are complete junk that aren’t worth your time farming even as you reach higher levels, but!- you know what they say.

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure..

This was my go to farm method for easy profit throughout those long Queue times. I would only realistically RECOMMEND this method if you want some spending cash because this will really only help you if you are new/starting out.

That being said, here is the list of what you should be killing.

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Farm Routes

I will only post the mob locations within the areas they are located and let YOU decide where you want to farm.

Also A HUGE shout out to those that contribute to the lodestone playguide.

More specifically to Maso Meso and Elyth Theria comments who helped a lot with this section.

Fleece

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Aldgoat Skin

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Gigantoad Skin

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Boar Hide

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Beginner level: Retainers

Retainers are one of the best free features in the game that is a must have in order tomaximize profits. Retainers services are very beneficial in tons of ways that the game does A okay job of explaining on its own, but to sum it up:

Retainers are like personal vendors who carry up to 5 pages of inventory storage, gather materials/mob drops depending on what class you assign them to and most importantly allow you to sell on the market.

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to start you off with your first retainer(s).

Your first problem while setting up your retainer is probably going to be deciding what job/class to assign it to. Your options will be the following: FSH, MIN, BTN, and all Combat classes.

While you COULD look up what each retainer job has to offer and collect; it really won’t do you any good because you will not have the knowledge and experience to know what you personally need. I would HIGHLY recommend to just choose whatever gathering class you are interested in, along side your combat class OR if you know what crafters you plan to level first, then choose a gatherer that will help in that field.

You can always reset your retainers job and choose exactly what you want at later stages in the game at the expense of having to level them up again. Retainers will always be useful and are super beneficial throughout your time playing even if you aren’t big on crafting or gathering because they’ll save you a lot of time and gil.

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There are only a few ways of actually getting Venture tokens, but the only method that matters is through your Grand Company.

more info in grand company section

Making gil with your retainer

Depending on your server

Retainer drops will most likely be really cheap probably go for under ≤500 gil.

I would just recommend leveling/gearing up your retainers and RESEARCH your own market board to figure out the best profit you can get from them.

If you are unsure or lazy to research your own market board then I would recommend just making your retainer gather raw materials for Airship/Submarine component or gather Shards/Crystals. Another thing you can do is just send your venture on Quick Explorations or Feld/Highland exploration for other goodies.

The only real stat that matters for retainers is Gathering and Item level for DoM/DoW

High gathering = More drops

High Item level = More drops

You canALWAYS use your retainer for something so make sure to always keep them venturing.

Unlocking Retainers

After completing your MSQ, “The Scions of the Seventh Dawn” (lvl 17) you’ll need to complete

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Location:

Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X9,Y11)

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New Gridania (X11,Y12)

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Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (X9,Y8)

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Beginner level: Grand Company

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With that being said, you should really just only focus on ranking up your Grand Company Rank to Sergeant Second Class At this rank you unlock all the features that will help save A lot of Gil via Hunt Board, and Squadrons. Just make sure to always look for any FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - Tips on How to Make Gil in Game - Beginner level: Grand Company - FE44F33

in your respective Grand Company area.

Farming Grand Company Seals

Early game of ranking up within your Grand Company suck. You don’t unlock the BEST way of farming Company Seals until, you guessed it, rankSergeant Second Class. Your only source of Company Seals will come from your Grand Company Hunting log, Grand Company Delivery, Dailies and Beast tribes.

Expert Delivery

Unlocked at rank Sergeant Second class, basically the game lets you turn in Gear in exchange for Company seals based on Item level. Which is pretty handy to get rid of gear you will never use again or dungeon drops. Expert Delivery will be the BEST way to farm Company Seals once you have your combat class leveled.

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Gil methods – Grand Company

Okay so maybe you get the message that you need to be at rank Sergeant Secon-

So what are your options in terms of making Gil?

The only tabs that matter within Grand Company Seal exchange are Material and Materials. These are the things I would recommend exchanging.

Private-Corporal

 

  • Venture tokensBEST method to acquire Venture Tokens to fuel retainers.
     

     

    Sergeant Second Class

  • Furniture/Housing items – Unique to company
  • Cordial – Potion useful to gatherers
  • Company-Issue manual – EXP boost till 50 for DoH/DoL
     

     

    Second Lieutenant

  • Coke – Material for DarkSteel
  • Hardened Sap – Material used for Treated Spruce Lumber
  • Scheelite – Material used for Wolfram Ingot (BSM Master Recipe 1)
  • Petrified Log – Material used for Ancient Lumber (CRP Master Recipe 1)
  • Tawnty Latex – Material used for Terminus Putty (ACH Master Recipe 1)
  • Kingcake – Material for anima relic
  • Titanium alloy Mirror – Material for anima relic
  • Adamantite Francesca – Material for anima relic
  • Dispelling Arrow – Material for anima relic
     

    As always, make sure to check your market board
     

     

    Hunts

     

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    Hunts are exactly what it sound like, Daily/Weekly hunts for mobs in exchange for gil and a currency called Allied Seals.
     

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    While the gil may not seem that impressive, the main thing that will come in handy are the Allied Seals. Talking to your local Hunt Billmaster will allow you to exchange these seals for some mediocre gear and decent goodies.
     

    More hunts are unlocked as you progress through Heavensward,Stormblood and Shadowbringers. that i wont go over
     

     

    Exchanging seals

     

    Here are the only things worth exchanging.

  • Aetheryte Ticket – Never spend gil on teleporting again. (Free teleport)
  • Valfruit Seeds – ONLY exchange if you have access to a gardening plot
  • O’Ghomoro Berry Seeds – ONLY exchange if you have access to a gardening plot
     

    The BEST way to farm allied seals is with blue mage via Blue Mage log and Masked Carnivale. I wont go into details because that’s a whole other guide.

 

Beginner Level: Gatherers

Gathering is personally one of my favorite Gil methods and was my original source of income. While some may call itvery boring, I personally think its A really relaxing activity and one of the easiest and simplest method of Gil making. You just pick up a Tool and gather away.

DoHDescriptionLocation
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Leveling gatherers

As you’re probably going to find out on your own, gathering is just stat checks and somewhat managing your GP, but this really won’t be a problem until you reach past 50 and are trying to hit milestone levels 58,65,70,80.

There’s is really only a couple of ways to level gatherers other than just gathering and the REALLY good ways of leveling gatherers are locked until the start and end of Heavenward, but even so, here are your options:

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  • EXP scales with level for Gatherer
  • HQ deliveries give double EXP
     

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    Gain 3 daily

    Store up to 100 Levequest
     

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    Unlocked at the start of Heavensward

    Access to Yellow/white Gatherers’ Scrip
     

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    Unlocked at the end of Heavensward

    BEST method to level gathering jobs
     

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    Unlocked at Idyllshire

    Weekly source of White/Yellow Scrip
     

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    More details on this later

 

Making profit

While almost anything is profitable as Gatherers, a lot of it is just complete junk and is not worth your time gathering. While i would love to tell you every single junk node and non-junk node worth farming, its just way too much unnecessary information that you can discover on your own.

If you think you’ll have trouble finding stuff to gatherer, here are a few recommendation

  • Unspoiled nodes – (Timed nodes unlocked @ lvl 46) are pretty much where a majority of your money making is going to come from as A gatherer.
  • Class quest items – Slower method, but people will buy class quest items instead of gathering it themselves
  • Housing Recipes – Popular housing items used A LOT in housing like White Rectangular Partition are a good start
  • Normal/Master Recipes – Browse over recipes for crafters and gather the raw materials used to make those recipes
  • Ishgard Restoration Recipes – Isghard restoration recipes require A material from the diadem accessible to only gatherers
  • Airships/Submarines components – Materials needed in bulk and will always be bought
  • Timeworn mapsUnlocked past lvl 40+ always hidden, recommend going for Boarskin Map in the early game. More unlocked at later stages of the game

 

Miner Nodes

Miner is by far my favorite gatherer of choice and is my most knowledgeable gatherer between Botanist and Fisher. While there really isn’t anything different or special with the job, one thing worth noting is that miner pairs REALLY well with BSM/ARM/GSM

I would love to talk every each ore in the game and their uses but that’s waaay too much unnecessary information that you canfind out on your own. Anyways, here is my recommendation on what to mine:

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Honorable mention

Other things worth your time looking into.

  • Mythril Ore
  • Silver ore
  • Electrum ore
  • Ferberite ore
  • Volcanic Rock Salt
  • Granite
  • Grade 3 Shroud Topsoil
  • Grade 3 Thanalan Topsoil

 

Botanist Nodes

Botanist is just like miner, except I’m not very knowledgeable of the specifics within the Botanist field, but through my gathering journey I have learned that Miner and a Botanist are very similar and basically mirror each other and is equally as good as miner. Botanist also pairs REALLY well with WVR/LTW/ALC

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Honorable mentions

 

  • Any log in the game!
  • Scarlet sap
  • Silkworm cocoon
  • Desert saffron

 

Beginner level: Collectibles

Collectibles are pretty self-explanatory and the game does A good enough job explaining them, so not much needs to be really said. The only thing you really need to know is that collectibles are for both gatherers and crafters and is the only real method to farm Yellow Scripts and White Scrips.

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White scrips unlocked @ 80

Collectibles for Gatherers

Early levels of farming yellow scips for gatherers compared to crafters is much more efficient and easier than crafters. As A gatherer you just need to hit a node that basically acts as an unspoiled node except this time you are going to see this:

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As of patch 5.4 this is the new collectible system for gatherers. The game does a pretty good job at explaining everything in the UI so I won’t really cover everything you see.

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By default you start off with 400 GP and you really cant really do anything different in terms of rotation until you reach 700-800 GP more on this later

So for now I would recommend just playing with each abilities, but for the most part your rotation is going to look like this:

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Miner:

Scrutiny>Meticulous Prospector>Scrutiny>Meticulous Prospector

Botanist:

Scrutiny>Meticulous Woodsman>Scrutiny>Meticulous Woodsman

Depending on your Integrity and Collectability at the end of your rotation, you will decide if you want to gather now or reach max Collectability

Collectibles for Crafters

Crafters need to a do a little bit more work for collectibles by reaching the highest quality to determine Collectability while also completing the craft. Early levels of farming collectibles may require multiple materials in HQ that you cannot self-craft/gather just yet or is A little too expensive to buy on the market, but even so, some crafters have it easier than other, so make sure to double check your recipes/market

Miniscule information

 

  • There’s a Collectable Appraiser in all 3 major starting cities
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Unlocking Collectibles

The game does A pretty awful job at telling you how to unlock collectibles unless you go in A wiki rabbit-hole, so I’m here to explain it to you, kinda.

IMPORTANT!!! These quest pretty much unlock all important features for both Crafters and Gatherers!. I would recommend picking other Blue quest in Mor Dhona

Requirements:

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The Better Half

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Start of Heavensward

Requirements:

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Inscrutable Table

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Need Idyllshire unlocked, basically near the end of Heavensward

Weekly Deliveries

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Deliveries will be your best source of Yellow/White scrips and EXP and some gil. Sadly they are called a weekly for a reason and you really can’t use this until basically the end of Heavensward.

Unlocking weekly deliveries

Requirments: Lvl 60+ Gatherer/Crafter

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Unlocking more clients

So for the sake of my sanity, I am only going to teach you how to unlock M’naago (Stormblood) and Kai-Shirr (Shadowbringers) a bit later….

There are a lot more clients for deliveries than the “main” 2 im going to mention and ideally you unlock them so you can always fish for A bonus, but you really don’t unlock them until you beat Stormblood and ShadowBringers AND go through some tedious quest.

So if you want more clients than the ones im going to cover, then i would recommend looking them up yourself.

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Aetherial Reduction

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On top of being a gil method in of itself, ephemeral nodes are also A REALLY good source of Crystals and Clusters.

Unlocking Aetherial Reduction

Requirements:

56+ Gatherer

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Unlocked near the start of HW

Gatherer’s resources

You are probably going to have trouble figuring out when every single timed and unspoiled node spawn and are located unless you’re just built different, but even so, have this REALLY good website called garlandtools – [garlandtools.org] .

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Pretty self explanatory website being a huge resources for gathering, I personally just use garland bell.

Beginner Level: Crafters

Crafters are by the far the BEST way to create Gil in-game. You are able to craft and sell gear, items, materials, in rapid succession, the only problem is reaching this point… Leveling and gearing crafters can be A huge Gil sink that throws a lot of players off. When you decide to get into crafting you are playing the long-game not the short-termone.

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all jobs.

Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks – [discordapp.com] FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - Tips on How to Make Gil in Game - Beginner Level: Crafters - 1EB3DBFGSM, mainly used to craft Rings, Earrings and braclets for all jobs similiar to carpenter.Ul’dah – Steps of Thal – [discordapp.com] FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - Tips on How to Make Gil in Game - Beginner Level: Crafters - 04806D6WVR, similar to LTW but filling in the gaps and also able to craft glamour pieces.Ul’dah – Steps of Thal – [discordapp.com] FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - Tips on How to Make Gil in Game - Beginner Level: Crafters - F5B9559CUL, mainly used to craft Food buffs and desynthesis fishLimsa Lominsa Upper Decks – [discordapp.com]

DoHDescriptionLocation
FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - Tips on How to Make Gil in Game - Beginner Level: Crafters - 7581402CRP, used to craft Necklaces/Bracelets (Accessories) and FurnitureNew Gridania – [discordapp.com]
FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - Tips on How to Make Gil in Game - Beginner Level: Crafters - 0916923ARM, mainly used to craft Belts and armor for Tank classes and all shields for PLD.Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks – [discordapp.com]
FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - Tips on How to Make Gil in Game - Beginner Level: Crafters - 6B6F287LTW, used to craft a lot of main clothing pieces and glamours, goes really well with WVR.Old Gridania – [discordapp.com]
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Syrup and Weapons for SMN/SCH

Ul’dah – Steps of Thal – [discordapp.com]

 

Leveling crafters

Leveling up crafters will end up taking A LOT of inventory and amoury space, so I would HIGHLY recommend you level all your crafters together or collectively to prevent having A ton of gear and materials clogging up your inventory.

There are a lot of ways to level up crafters but…. in MY opinion you don’t really unlock the BEST way until the end of Heavensward via Ishgard Restoration – [finalfantasyxiv.com] , but if you are like me and enjoy passively leveling up your classes, then there are a few things you can do to gain levels.

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  • Very good EXP scales with level
  • HQ deliveries give double EXP
     

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    Gain 3 daily (Max 100)

    Class dependent (Different materials)

    Unlocked @ Adventurers’ guild
     

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  • Ixali beast tribe (ARR)
  • Moogle Beast tribe (HW)
  • Namazu Beast tribe. (StB)
  • Dwarf Beast tribe (ShB) (recommend picking up)
     

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  • By far the best way to level up
  • Cheap materials on MB or can self-gather own matts
  • Kupo fortune = chance for insane gil
     

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Making profit

You don’t need to have all your crafters leveled to make profit, it just really helpsout to be able to craft your own materials instead of always relying on the market board. Ironically, as a crafter you’re going have to rely on the market board even if you plan to self-supply.

Just because you can craft everything from scratch, doesn’t mean you should.

In your crafting journey, you’re going to have to spend money to make money because time is money, literally.

Because of how many items and gear you can craft and sell in this game there is no single best thing to sell. To make profit, you are going to HAVE to research your market board and find cheap materials and turning them around to profit. A REALLY good example of a crafter who can do this a lot is GSM. Here are basic methods to consider:

  • Materials – There are a lot of material out there that cannot be bought from vendors that are really cheap to craft and go for quite a bit.
  • Gear – While most gear in this game can be bought from vendors, it doesn’t stop people from buying it on the market board for double the price..
  • Housing items – There are A LOTof housing items in the game that you can guarantee will sell because of how often they are used in house glitching or just looking nice.
  • Glamour – There is a lot of drip and revealing cosmetics that will guarantee to sell to their respective audience.
  • Dyes – Also can be bought from vendors but that doesn’t stop people from buying for 10x the price.
     

     

    Market board tips

  • When selling items on the market board you should really think whether its better to sell items in bulk, single or sets.
  • While you may just focus on a single method in the early game, always try different things to have as a “back up” or to maximize profits.
  • A unspoken rule that isn’t enforced *cough* is that you should undercut by 1 gil
  • Server hop, one item might be super expensive on your server but REALLY cheap on another and if you are feeling frisky, consider flipping prices.

 

Desynthesis

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - Tips on How to Make Gil in Game - Desynthesis - 0CF5EBBDesynthesis is by far my favorite type of gil making to do in game. Desynthesis allows crafters to break down gear and weapons into their original materials with a chance of receiving rare material. You will not get most value of desynthesis until later stages of the game but still worth picking up and playing around.

Unlocking Desynthesis

Requirements:

Lvl 30+ on any crafter

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Desynthesis Skills

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Desynthesis skill is just what level your desynthesis is for that crafter. Every item has A optimal skill rating, which just means the higher level your desynthesis skill is from that skill rating, the higher chance you have of receiving rare materials from your desynthesis.

Desynthesis Leveling

There are really only a few ways to level up your desynthesis skill, and all of them pretty much require you to spend money on the marketboard. While not necessary, but efficient i would recommend picking up some Bacon Broth & Tinker’s Calm HQ/NQ.

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If you want to save money I would recommend desynthesisingYellow/White Scrip gear, Otherwise…

you’re going to have to resort to the marketboard and FIND cheap materials that turn into gear and craft it yourself.

Another faster but semi-pricy method is FIINDING cheap housing items within your server for your respective crafter.

You might find this a lot harder and pricy when reaching high levels for certain crafters, while others will have it easier *cough* GSM, but sadly thats just how it is

While not needed to be said, you can always desynthesis old gear you will never use, dungeon drops, retainer drops and extreme trial drops.

Gil methods

Speaking of Extreme trials, desynthesis goes REALLY well with extreme farming and is the best use for desynthesis. Almost all extreme trials have A special material drop that usually go for A LOT and surprise, surprise you can desynthesis the weapon drops from these extremes for that special material.

Sadly though, unless you’re crazy and want to farm ARR/HW extremes you’re not going to make a lot of profit through this method UNTIL the end of Stormbloodand ShadowBringers

I would also recommend leveling ARM desynthesis skill level first IF you think you will end doing A LOT of extreme trial farming. Otherwise there is no best desynthesis skill to level first.

Intermediate level: Gatherers/Crafters

Okay, so maybe you aren’t so new to this game now and don’t need me to hold your hand unless…

At this stage of the game, hopefully you are already finished Stormblood or are relatively close,

because with just how dry Stormblood was, nothing big really changes for both gatherers and crafters until you finish Shadowbringers.

Gatherers

Gatherers just get better farming methods from unlocking new nodes, unspoiled nodes, collectibles, ephemeral nodes, timeworn maps, and A few new client for deliveries.

You will find stuff much easier to sell than before because some raw materials used at this stage of the game tie into lvl 70+ recipes and collectibles. Not much else really needs to be said, just explore your options.

Crafters

As for Crafters you will probably only have one or two crafters leveled around 60~ and hopefully geared, regardless, you are either having a really good time or regretting your choice of crafter. Just like gatherers, nothing much changes at this stage of the game for crafters.

Being lvl 60+ just means you guarantee HQ to previous recipes and are open to more master/normal recipes for you to explore.

Weekly Delivery client

As mentioned before, I would tell you how to uniock a New client for Deliveries (M’naago)

None Forgotten, None Forsaken

Requirements:

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Lvl 60+ gatherer/crafter

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Unlocked post Stormblood

Intermediate/endgame: Combat Classses

Beinglevel 70+ and geared opens TWO new methods, but realistically only one real effective method to start racking in gil with your combat class. With the assumption you are finished withStormBlood Down bellow are new methods you now have access to.

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+ Goes along with Desynthesis

+Gil Gain $$$

+ Potential mount gain

+ Fights under 5 minutes~

– Luck/RNG based

– Take up to 20~ minutes to fill Party Finder

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+Gil Gain moderate via Grand Company Seals

+Usually under 7~ minutes

+Potential glamour’s

-Need DPS for time efficiency

Also if you REALLY want to maximize profits through Dungeon farming, I would recommend checking out

.

By far one of my biggest inspiration to get into gil making

Extreme Trials

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online - Tips on How to Make Gil in Game - Extreme Trials - 81C36D7Unsynced extreme trials is one of the best ways to make gil as A combat class. All you need to do is be geared and know what you are getting yourself. The only problem with this method is finding party’s willing to accept people who aren’t max level.

You can pretty much profit out of all extreme trials in the game if you know your way around the market, but even so, I would highly recommend to only farm extreme trials in Stormblood andShadowbringers for consistent profit.

As always,research on your market board first in order to know what is worth your time to farm because some extremes are more profitable than others but might take longer and vice versa.

What trial to farm

Whether or not this is your first time you’ve ever trying to farm an extreme trial I would highly recommend farming:

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The fight is very simple and clear time can be under 2-3 minutes! Farming Byakko is probably one of the best fights to ShB because of how crazy time efficient it is.

With the right people

How to unlock?

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Requirements:

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Endgame: Crafting

So you just arrived at Shadowbringers and are most likely at your final reach of hitting 80 on your crafter or maybe you already beat Shadowbringers and just want to know how to make gil…

Either way, you pretty much need to beat storyfor this section and there is one last last thing I need to talk about that revolves around one IMPORTANT quest called “The Boutique Always Wins” for both gatherers and crafters that is unlocked near the start of Shadowbringer.

You unlock access to level 70+ items,gear and most importantlyMaster VIII recipes for crafters. This gear will pretty much carry you to 80 and make life easier for your crafters/gatherers.

Anyways, here’s the quest quest.

Requirments:

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70+ crafter/gatherer

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Necessary quest to unlock Kai-Shirr post-shadowbringers as your “third” client, just check around Eulmore for “Oh, Beehive Yourself

Gil methods – levequest

By far the most common and easy gil method that I would recommend if you really don’t really want to worry about having the best stats or crafting master recipes. CUL dominates this field because of how effective their levequest “A Cookie for Your Troubles” is, needing to craft Coffee Biscuits, that craft in 3’s. Realistically you can choose any levequest that give you that 3 for 1 deal, just find what works best for you.

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Though if you want to maximize your gil profit then i would recommend checking

‘s video on levequest

Unlocking Crystarium levequest

Requirments:

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Lvl 70+crafter/gatherer

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Raid Gear

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By far my favorite method of gil farming because of how rapid things sell, but the only problem with this method is the gear investment, 4 star Master Recipes are no joke. You are going to need a lot more than just white scrip gear to make this A effective method. ONTOP of NEEDING to successfully make the craft into HQ you are going to have to fight on the market board and consider how you are going to supply yourself. If you decide to go through this route, just be prepared to be mentally drained…

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Master recipes

There are also 3 star Master Recipes like aesthete gear that is just lvl 80 gear for crafters/gatherers that is less demanding in terms of stats. Also if you have CUL or ALC leveled you can also consider selling Raid Food and Tinctures.

Yellow/White Scrips

Once reaching 80 you unlock the BEST collectibles to maximize your white/yellow scrip gain. I would recommend picking a farming method that is best suitable for you, whether it be to self-gather or using your retainers, have a method. Selling materials and Materia from scrip exchange at this stage of the game is pretty profitable depending on your market and how you manage your resources.

Glamours/Latest recipes

Always remember that there are latest recipes and old recipes within housing and cosmetics to always explore and consider crafting.

Resource/Extra info.

Best tip i can tell you is just invest into white scrip gear this late into the expansion, unless you reaallyy plan to grind these last remaining months before EndWalkers.

The BEST resource I can give you is telling you about Craftaholic Central – [youtube.com] . They are A amazing community with a LOT more resources and helpful information/people in their Discord giving you A more in-depth look into leveling, stat checks, melding and macros.

Endgame: Gatherers

End-game gathering is pretty simple, you just need gear for that gathering stat check and decide if you want Quantity over Quality or vice-versa. Just like how I mentioned in the crafter’s section.

I would HIGHLY recommend picking up lvl 70 gear through collectibles and consider smol gear upgrades to farm White scrips for lvl 80 gear. In comparison to crafter, gatherers is a little under-whelming and is pretty much used to self-supply or sell on patch day.

There is a reason why bots run this market…

Also worth mentioning, if you want to MAXIMIZE profits as a gatherer at this stage, you need to have flying unlocked in all zones and have A stock of Hi-Cordial/Cordial potions.

Gil methods – Unspoiled nodes

By far your best method of gil making at end-game will still be unspoiled nodes, even if you don’t gatherer the latest stuff, there is still A market to be found with previous Unspoiled nodes/Folklore books. Also, as much as I would love to make smol graphic info about each unspoiled node unlocked at this stage, I would much rather you use garlandtools bell – [garlandtools.org] .

How to unlock

After completing that one special quest mentioned before “The Boutique Always wins“, you will need to talk to this lady for a total of 40 Regional Folklore Trade’s Token that will cost you 4000 yellow scrips for your respect gatherer.

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Yellowscrip/Whiite scrip farming

Honestly pretty useless in terms of gil making at this stage of the game but worth mentioning because maybe you can self-supply or figure out your own method through this… might be useful to stock on the release of Endwalkers?

Map Allowance

Usually a free 50k~70k for picking up A Timeworn Zonureskin Map, that any gatherer can collect.

Ephemeral nodes

You will unlock new nodes that will produceLevinstrike Aethersand when using Aetherial Reduction. Just like before I recommend using Garlandtools bell – [garlandtools.org]

Just make sure to filter it properly

GP Rotation

I don’t really need to say anything because

and video descriptionsays it best,

“The different rotations are situational and tend to be more practical depending on what you are doing in the game and in RL during your gathering time.”

For the sake of formatting, here is the document at the end of the quote I cut off.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U0Dr349Kl2Bn__HZfUPcvELj6UMG6kjzrdzeY3mDdQ0/edit – [google.com]

Closing notes

References used

I want to give a BIGBIG shout out to the communitys that run these websites that have soo much FREE information out there for people like you and me.

FFXIV WIKI – [consolegameswiki.com]

FFXIV gamerscape – [gamerescape.com]

FFXIV play guide – [finalfantasyxiv.com]

Majority of the graphics – [gamerescape.com]  used.

Potential F.A.Q

 

1. Why didn’t you mention X?

A. I did not explore that method to its fullest and do not want to give BAD information aka Fisher

B. As mentioned at the start there are 20+ more methods I could of added but would look like A barf of text like the end-game section so it is being left out.

2. TL:DR?

Crafters: Levequest

CombatClasses: Extreme trials

Gatherers: Scroll back up

3. Who are you?

Honestly for the sake of having some validation you can find me @

Crystal – Diabolos, Smol Shmuel

Usually outside my home @ Shirogane

I won’t give handouts, but maybe your willing to do some hard larbor for my personal gain…Just kidding! unless..

Final thoughts

Honestly this game is called an MMOfor a reason, you can honestly gil solely through the social aspect of the game. If you made it this far and actually read through the whole thing, i hope you learned something…

I reviewed this guide like a hundred times, but if I made a mistake or put misleading information contact me or write A angry comment.

By ImRelentless

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