FFXIV ARR Gathering Guide / FAQ

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Gathering: Where, How to?

To add a gathering class to your your list of classes, you must first pass level 10 in your story quest. After that, speaking to the Guild Receptionist will direct you to the respective Guild leader. Then that’s it! Equipping the main hand arms of the class will switch you to the corresponding class (Botanist: Hatchet, Miner: Pickaxe, Fishing: Fishing Rod)

The Botanists Guild is in Gridania
The Miners Guild is in Ul’dah
The Fishing Guild is in Limsa Lominsa
[City & Guild Locations]

What gathering class suits what crafting class?

Botany: Weaving, Carpentry, Culinarian, Leatherworking

Mining: Blacksmithing, Armorsmithing, Alchemy, Goldsmithing

Fishing: Alchemy, Culinarian

Note that this is a very general breakdown. Each gathering class contributes to every crafting class in a small way – the above just represents the more commonly used items. In the end, we would recommend being a high level gatherer for all classes so you have the freedom to get whatever you need.

Gathering Skills & Traits

Mining and Botany have almost the exact same skills & traits, with a different name and icon. They only very slightly differ in three skills.

From what we’ve heard about Fishing, the system will be different. We can assume the skills and traits will be a bit different too.

How do I gather?

The first step to gather is to make sure your ‘triangulate’ (Botany) or ‘Prospect’ (Mining) skill is toggled on. These skills are learned at level 1, and allow you to see gathering nodes on the minimap. Note that at level 2, you get the trait “Auto-triangulate” or “Auto-prospect” which automatically toggles this on when you change to a gathering class. Below is a sample of what nodes look like on the minimap.

Approaching a node will give you information on what kind of node it is. example “Level 5 Mature Tree”. Note that not all of the same nodes are equal, different areas with different “level 5 Mature Trees” will have different gatherable materials within. Interacting with the node will bring up the gathering window, pictured below. You do not have to rush to gather nodes in fear of other people getting there first, each person has their own nodes.

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1. Item preview: Here is the item preview of what you’re trying to gather, along with its name on the far right. You can highlight the picture to see the tooltip.

2. Gathering Chance: The chance you will successfully gather a no quality version of the material. This is increased by level and the Gathering stat.

3. High-Quality Chance: The chance that you will succesfully gather a high quality version of the material. This is increased by level and the Perception stat. Note that there is never a minimum 1% chance, if your perception is lower than the item levels minimum perception needed, as pictured above, you will have zero chance to gather a high quality material.

4. Item Level: An materials level is an indicator of its difficulty to gather (both no or high quality). Naturally, the higher it is – the more difficult.

Each node naturally has a lifespan of 6 strikes. Meaning you can attempt to gather 6 times from any given node, whether you choose to gather 6 different items, or 6 of the same item – it doesn’t matter.

Finding New Nodes

New nodes are made available for you to see for each five levels. Note that there is no way around this. Even if you have godly gear or whatever, you simply cannot see nodes above your gathering level.

When first gathering a new node, you will see that the various materials are still “Unknown”. This is annoying because unknown materials have a base gather chance of 10%. So on average, you’re going to need 2 nodes to successfully discover 1 Unknown Material.  Luckily you can increase this chance. The botanist skill [Field Mastery] and mining skill [Sharp Vision] increases the chance to successfully gather items. They also affect unknown materials!

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Once you’ve successfully gathered an unknown item, you do not have to go through this process again. So expect to go through each time you find a new cluster of nodes. Since new nodes are available every 5 levels, you might as well go to your guildmaster (They offer a new quest every 5 levels)  to get a clue as to where they are, and free gear upgrades!

Another way to increase your chances at gathering unknown (and known) materials are discussed below –

Tree Whisperer / Stone Whisperer

Starting level 11 you will obtain the Tree Whisperer and Stone Whisperer trait (Botanist and Miner respectively). Some nodes have special requirements that, if met, give you a bonus to gathering or perception. Note that not all nodes have this. It’s pretty random, but it’s a nice boost when it comes around. Make sure to make the most out of it!

n the example below, we see this certain Lv.15 Lush Vegetation has this special requirement triggered. It’s pretty self explanatory – If you have a Gathering Stat of 77 or higher -> You get a 10% bonus to gathering success rate! Note that this differs between types of nodes.

tree whisperer stone whisperer example gathering guide ffxiv arr reborn

Preparation: Gathering HQ Items

Starting level 12, you can passively see how much minimum perception you need to gather a high quality item. This is made possible by the passive skill [Preparation]. In the example below, you can now see how much minimum perception you need to gather an HQ item. In the case of Gridanian Chestnut, you need 30 perception for a 1% chance.

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Gathering Stats & Gear

GP: Increases GP, which is used to cast gathering skills.
Gathering: Increases chance to gather an item successfully.
Perception: Increases chance to gather a high quality item.

These are mostly gained through better fieldcraft gear. More info on gathering gear coming soon!

Summary

  • Mining & Botany are the main gathering classes, and you should try to max one of them (Whichever suits your crafting needs more)
  • New nodes are made accessible every 5 levels, and new quests are handed out by your guildmaster every 5 levels.

For now, I guess that’s all we can write about in a general sense. Please subscribe so you’ll be the first to know about anything new we pick up! We are cooking up a HQ item gathering guide, class specific guides, gear guides and more!

Check out our other Gathering class guides:
Botany | Mining | Fishing
[ Gathering Starters Guide ] [ General Gathering Leveling & EXP Guide ]

FFXIV ARR Crafting Guides for all classes

Hey guys! Good news! The ffxivguild.com team has completed general information and class-specific crafting guides [07-28-13]!

Check them out! For starters, you can check out the General Crafting Guide, and Craft Leveling & EXP Guide.

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For easier navigation here are text links:
Alchemist | Armorsmith | Blacksmith | Carpenter | Culinarian | Goldsmith | Leatherworker | Weaver

Also released today: Gathering General Guide! – check it out!

FFXIV ARR Sastasha Dungeon Guide

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After a period of relative silence following the Calamity, the Serpent Reavers have once again taken to terrorizing the inland hamlets of La Noscea, killing the men, kidnapping the women and children, plundering the storehouses, and burning what little they leave behind. For years, it was not known how the pirates were able to raid areas so far from the coast, until a local shepherd sighted a band of painted ruffians entering the Sastasha Seagrot, carrying large quantities of sacks and crates. Could it be that there is more to this cave than meets the eye?

Requirements

  • Party Size: Four
  • Either a disciple of war or magic
  • Level: 15 (sync from 17)
  • Must be on Level 15 story quest ‘Must be pirates
  • Time Limit: 90mins

Where is Sastasha?

The Sastasha dungeon is located in Western La Noscea.

From Limsa Lominia Lower Decks go to Western La Noscea (Aleport) and follow the map below, don’t forget to attune with the Aetheryte on the way to Sastasha.

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Sastasha Map / General Strategy

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Giant Clams: In the first parts of Sastasha, you will fight ‘Giant Clams‘ who are closely guarded by ‘Shade Seekers‘. The clams will keep on spawning seekers until you kill them. Make sure to have your DPS kill the clams and note that Clams cannot be damaged unless their shell is open. 

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The Cattery: You will enter an area with 3 coral switches, get a hint from the message to determine which color switch to activate. Activating the wrong color will poison you.

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Pirate Mobs: Beware of pirate mobs that heal each other, it’s best to engage these mobs one group at a time.

Locked doors: As you explore Sastasha you will notice some locked doors, the keys may be found nearby, sometimes after defeating the nearest guard.

Sastasha Boss Strategy

Chopper

This is a fairly simple fight, no strategy needed

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Captain Madison

You will encounter Captain Madison twice throughout Sastasha

  • On your first encounter, he will be accompanied by two ‘Shallowtail Reaver’s’, defeat the reavers before focusing on Captain Madison
  • On the second encounter, he will again be with reavers and when he reaches about 25% health he will unleash ‘Scurby Dogs’, make sure you defeat the reavers and the dogs before focusing on the Captain

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Denn the Orcatoothed

  • There are four ‘Unnatural Ripples‘ surrounding Denn
  • Interacting will deactivate them, otherwise ‘Baleen Guards‘ will spawn

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[Video links to be posted when NDA is lifted]

FFXIV ARR Reborn Crafting Guide & FAQ

Everything you need to know about crafting in FFXIV! From becoming one, to leveling up to 50, you’ll find the info you need right here.

So you wanna be a crafter in a realm reborn ey? Well you came to the right place! Everything you need to know about crafting is found right here!

How do I become a crafter?

Once you pass your level 10 story quest, you can gain different jobs and classes. Crafting classes are no exception. Basically, just like choosing any class for the first time, any Disciple of Hand class you pick up starts at level 1, and you begin the cycle of leveling up yet again. Luckily, crafting is fun (for us at least) and we found out some great tips to make leveling as quick and easy as possible.

Also, just like any combat class, you can switch into any Disciple of Hand class by changing your mainhand weapon.

“I already know the basics to crafting! I want to know how to level up fast!, Don’t worry, we have a crafting leveling guide right here.

Where are the crafting guilds?

The different guilds are located in different cities. We have all of that listed down here: Crafting (and other) Guilds Locations

Talking to the guild receptionist in any guild should point you to the guildmaster. Who gives you a small task (Quest) to begin your career as a crafter!

Crafting: The basics

You can access your item recipes through your crafting log. As pictured below.

ARR Crafting menu location

Your crafting log acts a lot like your hunting log, which is different for each Disciple of Hand class you have. Similarly, completing an entry in your crafting log grants bonus EXP. More on this later.

Once you select an item you want to craft and press “Synthesize”, you will be brought to what we like to call the crafting mini-game interface. But first, here’s a small explanation of the different things found in the crafting UI.

Crafting UI Explanation

ARR Crafting Log UI

The crafting Log

1. Class Selector
You can easily choose which crafting class you wish to use/level with this little selector.

2. Level Selector
“Recipe Level” shows you the recipes you have, sorted by levels, depending on what crafting class you selected above.

3. Recipe List
Clicking on the level selector now populates this field with the different recipes you have of the selected level.

4. Item Stats
This shows you a preview of how much durability the item starts with. Durability determines how many steps you can take “working” the item before you fail or succeed. Also you can see the items base “difficulty” to craft.

5. Base Quality Indicator
By selecting High quality base materials, you can increase the amount of quality the item has even BEFORE you begin crafting. This makes high quality base materials very valuable.

6. Materials Required
Here you can see the various materials you need to begin crafting. Pretty self-explanatory.

7. No Quality / High Quality Material Selector
These little boxes give you the choice whether you wish to use a No Quality or High Quality base material.

8. Synthesize Button
Clicking on this begins the actual crafting process. Pictured below.

Crafting UI

Crafting and synthesis UI

1. Item preview
Shows you what item you’re crafting.

2. Current Step
Shows you how many times you have ‘worked’ this craft.

3. Durability
Shows current / max amount of durability. Durability goes down by 10 (normally) for every time you work the item. When it reaches zero, and the progress bar isn’t full – you fail the craft.

4. Material Condition
Material condition indicates how ‘responsive’ the current step is when trying to add quality. Normal grants no bonus, Perfect gives a huge bonus to quality if successful, and Poor material states should be avoided by waiting, or by adding synthesis.

5. Progress Bar
Shows you the current ‘completion’ level of the item you’re trying to craft. Adding to this bar is based on your Craftsmanship stat.

6. Quality Bar
Indicated how much ‘quality’ the item has. Note that there is no middle-ground. Either the item comes out as normal or high quality. You do not need 100% to get a HQ item. The higher the bar goes, the better chance you have in obtaining a HQ item (see the box above which says “HQ 2%”). You can increase this before you even start crafting by adding HQ base materials. Adding to this bar is based on your Control stat.

7. Quit
Cancels your current crafting attempt.

Crafting Actions

Disciple of Hand classes currently do not have traits, but they do have skills. Many skills are shared among all Crafting / Disciple of Hand. Below are a table of skills shared between all crafting classes.

Name LevelCost 
Basic Synthesis1FreeIncreases Progress
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 90%
Basic Touch524 CPIncreases Quality
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 70%
Masters Mend794 CPRestores item durability by 30.
Steady Hand922 CPImproves action success rate by 20% for the next five steps.
Inner Quiet1118 CPGrants a bonus to control with every increase in Quality.
Observe1312 CPDo nothing for one step.
Standard Touch1838 CPIncreases Quality.
Efficiency: 125%
Success Rate: 80%
Great Strides2132 CPDoubles the efficiency of the next touch action.
Effect Active for the next three steps.
Masters Mend II28150 CPRestores item durability by 60.
Standard Synthesis3315 CPIncreases Progress.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 90%
Advanced Touch3752 CPIncreases Quality.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 90%

Each class currently offer three unique crafting skills, all learned at level 15, 25 and 43. Descriptions and discussions of these skills are found on their respective pages.

Check on your guildmaster every 5 levels

Just like combat classes, crafting classes also have class-specific quests. They seem to come every 5 levels as far as we could gather. Doing these give you a free equipment upgrade, as well as some important skills to be unlocked for your class. Usually, they also “send you on the right direction” if you feel lost about what to craft, or what kind of materials you need.

Crafting gear!?

Yes, you need gear to craft too. Crafting level isn’t the only thing to consider when trying to craft higher level stuff. Crafting gear plays a big part in increasing your crafting stats. The different crafting classes each have a unique Main and Off-hand weapon (Tools). For example, equipping a Saw makes you a carpenter, and it’s unique offhand tool is a Claw Hammer.

Obtaining the much sought after high-quality items will be nearly impossible without a great set of crafting gear. We will be making a guide on that too, soon enough!

Check out: Crafting Gear Guide

Crafting Leveling Guide

You can check out our Crafting leveling guide, for tips on how to gain EXP fast. Hurry up and be well on your way to 50!

There are also Class Specific Leveling Guides:

Check out our other crafting class guides:
Alchemist | Armorsmith | Blacksmith | Carpenter | Culinarian | Goldsmith | Leatherworker | Weaver

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Maps of City & Guilds!

Don’t waste time figuring out what is where, and how to get there! Maximize your time on Eorzea with these FFXIV ARR maps!

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Make your life navigating Eorzea easier with these simple maps!

If you’re planning on cross-classing, getting proper crafting classes, or getting all the gathering  jobs (recommended!), check in here so you won’t waste time! So far, only Limsa Lominsa has a confusing Aethernet. The others are pretty self-explanatory (but boring, heh). Also, simple cross city travel guide will be provided, if needed.

We will be updating this regularly! Hopefully soon we can have an interactive map for the more common destinations! Subscribe so you wont miss out!

clicking on a map brings you a mini-gallery of the three. Enjoy!

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Gridania

Ul’dah

Limsa Lominsa

Gridania

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FFXIV A Realm Reborn ARR Gridania Map

Gridania Aethernet

Main Atheryte: New Gridania

“Where is the” : Nearest Aethernet Crystal

Archers GuildArchers Guild (Bard)
Conjurers Guild: Conjurers Guild (White Mage)
Lancers GuildLancers Guild (Dragoon)
Carpenters / Carpentry Guild: New Gridania
LeatherworkingLeatherworkers Guild
Botany: Botanists Guild

(Click on class name to visit Guide / FAQ)

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Limsa Lominsa

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FFXIV A Realm Reborn ARR Limsa Lominsa Map

Limsa Lominsa Aethernet

Main Atheryte: Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks

“Where is the” : Nearest Aethernet Crystal

Arcanists Guild: Arcanists Guild
Marauders Guild: Coral Tower
Cooks / CulinariansThe Bismarck
ArmorsmithingThe Aftcastle
BlacksmithingThe Aftcastle
Fishing Guild: Fishermans Bottom

(Click on class name to visit Guide / FAQ)

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Ul’dah

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Ul’dah Aethernet

Main Atheryte: Steps of Nald

“Where is the” : Nearest Aethernet Crystal

Gladiator: The Coliseum
Pugilist: Steps of Nald
Thaumaturge: Thaumaturges Guild
AlchemistAlchemists Guild
GoldsmithingGoldsmiths Guild
Weaving: Weavers Guild
Mining: Miners Guild

(Click on class name to visit Guide / FAQ)

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Updates! Site Achievements! More guides! also – unfortunate 6h “downtime”

We have some big plans in the next coming weeks. Here’s what we’ve been cooking up! Also, explanation for the rather long downtime on June 26.

We apologize for the site “downtime” that made our site appear in text format for the past 6 hours today (June 26 5-11pm EST). Thankfully it was addressed!

The strange downtime happened when we were trying to run site speed optimization scripts, and implementing Site Achievements! Let’s take a bit of time to talk about that.

Site Achievements

Our site achievement “Beta” proved to be successful (after some trial and error). If you level up in game – it only makes sense to level up here too! We will be revealing how to get some of the site achievements, but here’s the good part:

Methods on how to get some of them will be secret! Let us know what you think, or ideas for achievements in the comments!

While you can always see a list of unlocked, locked and in-progress achievements, we plan to have some that are hidden. Our “World Firsts” will also be recorded in our “Hall of Fame”. Hah!

Updates for this week!

  •  All class traits and actions will be uploaded this week, yay!
  • Forums are currently being fixed up! We want to make sure it performs fast and won’t have any problems in the future – it’s worth the wait!
  • We’re currently planning our information gathering for the upcoming beta. More stuff to take pictures of, and more numbers to crunch!
  • We’re working on our marketing plan to increase our community. Nobody wants to play alone!
  • Modernize images and formatting, more back-end fixes.

We’re planning to get all this “basic info” stuff down, so we can start doing more “in-depth” content. While our content will be towards the more competitive minded players, we don’t like the idea that newer players have nothing to gain by being here either. We want to make sure FFXIVGUILD is in top shape by launch!

So that’s it I guess. Subscribe to us so you wont miss anything. Facebook or Twitter, either is fine!

FFXIV ARR Racial Stats and God stats guide.

No more stressing out in character creation! We’ve compiled sortable tables of the race/stats and gods/resists. Also, our insights on choosing correctly!

starting race and god statsWhen choosing your character Race and God in FFXIV A Realm Reborn, It’s kind of annoying since we aren’t given a table view of what the differences are of each pick.

Well, not anymore.

 

 

 

If you have found this older guide, I highly suggest you check out our updated permanent ones
FFXIV RACIAL STATS | FFXIV GOD CHOICES

 

 

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Race / Stats Chartmoogletest

RaceSubraceSTRDEXVITINTMNDPIE
RoegadynSea Wolves221823172119
RoegadynHellsguard201721202220
HyurHighlander232022182017
HyurMidlander211920211821
ElezenWildwood192318221721
ElezenDuskwight202019232018
Mi'QoteSeekers of the Sun212220181920
Mi'QoteKeepers of the Moon182117192322
LalafellPlainsfolk182218212021
LalafellDunesfolk172017212223
Au Raffxiv au ra racial stats raen portraitXaela232021201719
Au Raffxiv au ra racial stats xaela portraitRaen172118202222

See also: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Stats & Attributes Guide. (Opens in new Tab)

Key points:

  • The total stats of each race and subrace is equal at 120.
  • Character customization can pretty erase all cosmetic distinction between subraces. Choose whatever you want!
  • All races have a subrace which is more suited towards “Physical” classes, and a subrace more suted towards “Magical” classes.
  • Ultimately, as long as you chose appropriately and build properly, the small differences in starting stats accounts for much less than a 0.5% difference end-game.

So what are the decent choices?

Pugilists, Gladiators, Lancers, Marauders (Monk Paladin Dragoon Warrrior) : Sea Wolves, Highlanders, Wildwoods, Seekers, and Plainsfolk.

Conjurers, Thaumaturges and Arcanists (White Mage, Black Mage, Scholar, Summoner) : Hellsguard, Midlander, Duskwight, Keepers, Dunefolk.

Archers (Bard) : Wildwoods, Seekers, Keepers, and Plainsfolk.

Again, Each race has a subrace more suited to physical jobs, and a race more suitable to magic jobs. The recommendations above only serve as a general guideline. Since you can make one subrace almost look exactly like the other subrace, you might as well get the better stats.

*update* For more advanced recommendations: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Racial Stats Guide. (Opens in new tab)

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FFXIV A Realm Reborn: God Elemental Attributes / Resists Chart

The other choice given to us (without a table comparison) is god choice. Your choice of god will give you small bonus Elemental Attributes.

GodFireIceWindEarthLightningWater
Halone505453525252
Menphina505453525252
Thaliak525252535054
Nymeia525252535054
Llymlaen535054525252
Oschon535054525252
Byregot525252505453
Rhalgr525252505453
Azeyma545350525252
Nald'thal545350525252
Nophica525252545350
Althyk525252545350

See also: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Stats & Attributes Guide. (Opens in new tab)

Key Points:

  • The total Elemental Attributes of each god is equal at 313.
  • Gods are “paired”, and don’t seem to have any distinction between their counterpart. (Example: Halone, Menphina)
  • Each god pair has one high stat of 54, one secondary stat of 53, three tertiary stats of 52 and one neutral stat of 50.
  • Even if we assume 1 point equals 1% damage, the difference between picking for a 54 versus a 50 is only 0.3%.

So what are decent choices?

For now, and I think this won’t change, God choice doesn’t account for much. If it ever does, I’m sure there will be a way to change what god you worship. (Same with race)

FFXIV A Realm Reborn Race / God Summary:

All in all it seems right now that the choices for race and god are pretty much for flavor. However, there are some of us who want to squeeze every bit of juice out of our characters. Unfortunately, we do not have the kind of information right now to make a proper analysis on that.

Is this a good thing? Yes, I think it is. It doesn’t force people to be a certain race when playing a certain class, and allows people to pick whatever kind of look they like. It prevents people getting called names just because they didn’t “pick” properly.

**For Archiving purposes, we will be splitting this guide into two which will be found here(Racial Stat Info) and here(God Stat Info). We are more likely to update those two separate links. Also, updates on our knowledge of the stats here (General Stat Info).

Either way, we will be working on better informed Race/Class/Job/God combinations, information on each Stat, and more on Elemental Attributes. Subscribe so you won’t miss out! How? Just follow or like us on Facebook / Twitter! Thanks! and see you on Eorzea!

Huge website update during this beta weekend!

Check out what we have in store for this beta weekend! FFXIVGuild has much to do!

Hey guys! Beta weekend is coming upon us in a few hours and we have some major information gathering ahead of us!

WISH THE FFXIV GUILD TEAM LUCK!

What we plan to do:

Game info:

  • Traits database for each class.
  • Actions database for each class.
  • Take screenshots for future use.
  • Gathering primer.
  • Crafting primer.
  • Materia primer.
  • General knowledge.

Community

Site info:

Better layout / information for

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  • General improvements
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Remember WE ARE STILL UNDER EFFECT OF THE NON DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT. So we will not post stuff we aren’t allowed to!

Exciting! Make sure you subscribe to us, so you wont miss out on any of this. We update both on Facebook and Twitter! If you wanna contribute, or feel like we missed something – go right ahead and contact us!

FFXIV A Realm Reborn Starting Racial Stats Guide

UPDATED WITH AU RA Racial Stats!! If you’re wondering what racial stats you have for your chosen race and sub race.

Hey guys! If you’re wondering about racial stats in FFXIV, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a chart of each FFXIV A Realm Reborn starter race, subrace and their corresponding stats. We also offer some insight on which race is best for your planned main class, and other tidbits of info to help you out regarding racial stats.

RaceSubraceSTRDEXVITINTMNDPIE
RoegadynSea Wolves221823172119
RoegadynHellsguard201721202220
HyurHighlander232022182017
HyurMidlander211920211821
ElezenWildwood192318221721
ElezenDuskwight202019232018
Mi'QoteSeekers of the Sun212220181920
Mi'QoteKeepers of the Moon182117192322
LalafellPlainsfolk182218212021
LalafellDunesfolk172017212223
Au Raffxiv au ra racial stats raen portraitXaela232021201719
Au Raffxiv au ra racial stats xaela portraitRaen172118202222

Determining the “best” starting race for Physical and Magical classes.

If you’re somewhat unsure of what exact advanced job you want to be, but want to generally chase either the physical or magical stats, this chart can help you choose your race.

See also: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Stats & Attributes Guide (Opens in new Tab)

Here we can make a few assumptions.

Highest overall physical racial stats: Hyur Highlanders (65). Followed by Sea Wolves tied with Seekers (63). Most STR based physical DPS or Offensive Tanks will want either of these races.

Highest overall magical racial stats: Lalafell Dunefolk (66). Followed by Keepers (64), then Hellsguard and Plainsfolk (62) tied at third. Any person who wants to go down the magical DPS or Healer route, these are the most viable races.

The safest most versatile picks with the least variance (No stat with +3/-3) are Midlanders (60-60), Duskwights (59-61), followed by Plainsfolk and Hellsguard (58-62). These are the best choices if you feel you need a mix of both PHYS and MAG stats. If you’re not sure which class you will main, these make a good choice.

Wildwood is the safest Archer/Bard/Machinist pick (Dex+3), followed by Seekers and Plainsfolk (Dex+2)

Highest Single Stat (base racial stats)

If you’re chasing a single stat, here’s a small rundown of which race offers the HIGHEST of any given stat, and which classes would most benefit from it (main stat).

MAIN STAT WANTED: Race with highest stat (Suggested classes > and Jobs)

STR: Hyur Highlander (Lancer Dragoon) (Pugilist Monk) (Offensive Tanks)
DEX: Elezen Wildwood (Archer Bard) (Rogue > Ninja) (Machinist)
VIT: Roegadyn Sea Wolves (Gladiator Paladin) (Marauder > Warrior) (Dark Knight) (Defensive Tanks)
INT: Elezen Duskwight (Thaumaturge >Black Mage) (Summoner)
MND: Mi’Qote Keeper of the Moon (Conjurer White Mage) (Arcanists Scholars)
PIE: Lalafell Dunefolk (Arcanists Scholars) (Conjurer White Mage)

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Maximizing Two Stats

So if you’re dead set on a MAIN class, or a certain way you want to build your character, knowing which class gives the highest of two combined stats can be huge. Here’s a table, followed by some information to help you choose. ENTRIES AFTER INT+PIE COLUMN ARE PROBABLY IRRELEVANT.

 Str+VitDex+VitVit+IntVit+MndMnd+PieInt+PieStr+DexStr+IntStr+MndStr+PieDex+IntDex+MndDex+PieVit+PieInt+Mnd
Sea Wolves454140444036403943413539374238
Hellsguard413841434240374042403739374142
Highlander454240423735434143403840373938
Midlander413941383942404239424037404139
Wildwood374140353843424136404540443939
Duskwight393942393841404340384340383743
Seekers414238393938433940414041424037
Keepers353836404541393741404044433942
Plainsfolk364039384142403938394342433941
Dunefolk343738394544373839404142434043
Xaela444141383639434340424037394037
Raen383941434442353739393840404342

VIT is arguably the most important secondary stats for most classes. Each class has a main stat which improves their potency. VIT increases our defense which can be very important for raiding. Only very few classes can benefit from a third stat. Third stat usefulness is very rare and is mainly seen in healers (MND, PIE, VIT). Black Mages PIE (which is VERY SPECIFIC, and not all races need the adjustment). And lastly Tank DEX (Small but existent bonus).

See also: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Stats & Attributes Guide. (Opens in new Tab)

Do racial stats even matter in FFXIV?

Very little. Some people will blatantly tell you “NO, THEY DON’T MATTER AT ALL!”, while I understand the sentiment, the truth still remains that there IS a difference no matter how TINY it is. These stats matter very little in the end-game but will not stop min-maxers or hardcore raiders. If you consider yourself part of this pile then here’s a few pointers:

Tank and Melee DPS Clear cut cases:
STR+VIT: Highlander tied with Sea Wolves. Good for any melee DPS or tank.
DEX+VIT: Highlander tied with Seeker. Good for Bards, Machinist and Ninja.

Caster Special cases:
INT+VIT: Duskwight. HOWEVER with low PIE which makes for poor BLM’s! Best for SMN’s! Also, caster Magic Resist negates the need for much VIT.
Black Mage: Dunefolk (BLACK MAGES HAVE A “MINIMUM PIETY”, watch out for low piety races!)
Summoner: Duskwight

Healer Special cases:
Healers (MND > Pie or Vit): Ah, a strange case. First of all caster Magic Resist negates the need for much VIT… so…
Good healer choices: Au Ra Raen make great balanced healers! Followed by…
—–> Dunefolk, Seeker, Hellsguard, Midlander…. Elezen make terrible healers…

MND+PIE: Keepers tied with Dunefolk. Overall good choice for healers. But these classes have the worst VIT of ALL RACES. However, caster Magic Resist negates the need for much VIT.

What do these stats do?

All information currently known about stats can be found here: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Stats & Attributes Guide. (Opens in new Tab)
Still in Character creation? See also: FFXIV A Realm Reborn Gods guide. (Opens in new Tab)
About to get out into the world? See: FFXIV General Leveling Guide. (Opens in new Tab)

Key points to remember:

  • The total stats of each race and subrace is equal at 120.
  • Character customization can pretty erase all cosmetic distinction between subraces. Choose whatever you want!
  • All races have a subrace which is more suited towards “Physical” classes, and a subrace more suited towards “Magical” classes.
  • Ultimately, as long as you chose appropriately and build properly, the small differences in starting stats accounts for much less than a 0.5% difference end-game.

It’s highly likely you checked this page out to help you on what class you’re going to choose. For your convenience we’re going to link those for you.
Physical: Archer (Bard) | Gladiator (Paladin) | Lancer (Dragoon) | Marauder  (Warrior) | Pugilist (Monk)
Magical: Arcanist (Scholars) (Summoners) | Conjurer (White Mage) | Thaumaturge (Black Mage)

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Square Enix Releases Free Mobile Wallpapers!

Today Square Enix put up a number of free to download wallpapers for your smartphones, as well as cool new Twitter icons. Check it out!

Today, Square Enix gave out a bunch of free FFXIV A Realm Reborn mobile wallpapers. Here are some samples!

ARRWallpaper ARRWallpaper2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They also gave out some pretty cool Twitter icons!

FFXIV a realm reborn twitter icons

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