FFXIV ARR Tam-Tara Deepcroft Dungeon Guide

Since its establishment during Gelmorran times, this subterranean crypt has been used for generations as a final resting place for the remains of rulers and nobles. Since the Calamity, however, the tunnels have become overrun with the Lambs of Dalamud – a deadly cult who worships the now-fallen satellite as their savior. It is in the Deepcroft that these twisted souls silently plot revenge against those who fought to prevent the advent of Dalamud, summoning any dark presence who will aid them to this end… no matter what the cost.


  • Party Size: Four
  • Either a disciple of war or magic
  • Level: 16 (sync from 18)
  • Must be on Level 15 story quest ‘Fire in the Gloom
  • Time Limit: 90mins

Where is Tam-Tara Deepcroft

Tam-Tara is located in the Central Shroud, near Bentbranch Meadows. From New Gridania, exit the Blue Badger Gate head south and Tam-Tara will be near Bentbranch Meadows.


Tam-Tara Deepcroft Map / General Strategy / Tips

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The objective of Tam-Tara Deepcroft is to disable Cultist Orbs. While exploring the dungeon you will find these Orbs closely guarded by enemies, you will need to defeat the enemies before you can disable the orbs. Before you reach the last two Cultist Orbs, you will notice it is Sealed by a Barrier.


In order to break the Sealed Barrier, you must obtain the Cultist Rosary which is nearby.



Tam-Tara Boss Strategy

Dalamud Priests & Octavel the Unforgiving

  • In order to destroy the cultist orbs, you must defeat the Dalmund Priest / Octavel the Unforgiving who will be guarding it
  • There are 3 locations where the orbs are, and the fight dynamics are simliar. The Priests/Octavel has his minions, simply defeat the minions first and you are left with the sub-boss, each priest has a second form after you deplete its first life bar, they will transform into a ‘Void Soulcounter‘ which is only slightly tougher to defeat.
  • Gravedigger count (ads): 2 in first encounter, 3 in second, 4 in third.


Galvanth the Dominator

  • This fight can be lengthy, depending on how you react to his attacks and the skill level of the group.
  • Galvanth has an PBAOE which you will notice him casting when the ground turns red (move away from that area). It is a spell that will cause paralysis to all who get caught by it.
  • There are 3 AD phases in the fight, from our experience they happen at 75/50/25 % health. Note that the ‘Imps’ can interrupt heals so it’s important to have your DPS take them out first.
  • Healer note: When ADS come in, stay close to your tank so they can manage the ADS better and in turn, make your life easier in healing land.
  • 1st ADS phase: 1 Imp
  • 2nd ADS phase: 1 Imp + trash mobs
  • 3rd ADS phase: 2 Imps + trash mobs (be careful with this phase, it will save you time and effort to save your Limit Break for either the Healer or if you have a THM in your party, let them use it in this phase)


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How to test your LAG/PING/LATENCY

That momentary lag, why some people react faster than you sometimes, we don’t realize it but choosing the right server and knowing how fast your connection is to each server can spell the difference between a wipe and your dream run.

For those of you who do not know how to test your LAG/PING/LATENCY in the FFXIV ARR servers, here’s how:


Simplest way:

  1. Download our PING TEST application <HERE>
  2. Run the application and look at your average ping (lower ping is better)

Note: if you have a virus scanning program, it may try to block you from using of our application, I guarantee application is 100% virus free, ignore the notification. If you’re still freaking out check the alternative instructions below.


For those who want to get their hands dirty:

  1. Open up a the run interface (Windows Button + R)
  2. Type in ‘CMD’ – this will bring you to the command prompt
  3. Type in ‘PING <IP Address>’ – you can find IP addresses of each FFXIV ARR server below




Q: What are the FFXIV ARR server IP addresses:
North America Datacentre | square-enix.montreal.com | IP address :
Europe Datacentre | eu.square-enix.com | IP address :
Japan Datacentre | jp.square-enix.com | IP address :

Q: There are many servers in JP/NA/EU how come you are only giving 3 IP addresses:
A: Square uses these main IP’s in their region data centres for each of the sub servers, by testing the main IP, it will give you a fair idea of how your ping will be in the sub servers. (ex. for JP servers are all housed under one data centre of jp.square-enix.com)

Q: How do I know if the servers are working?
A: There are a few sites that house this functionality http://www.arrstatus.com/ is our preferred one. They have an android app too.

FFXIV Crafting Leveling & EXP Guide

Do not make leveling up crafting in a realm reborn any harder than it has to be! Use these extremely helpful tips, and you’ll find yourself at 50 in no time! And start making money from FFXIV’s Marketplace!

If you somehow got to this page, but you’re rather new or haven’t crafted yet, you should try reading our General Crafting Guide & FAQ first.

Maximizing Each Craft

Make no mistake, 99% of the ways you’re going to get crafting exp is, you guessed it, crafting. Maximizing each craft is probably the most important tip when leveling crafting classes in FFXIV.

In ARR, gaining crafting exp and levels comes through the successful synthesis of items. However, you can try to squeeze as much EXP out of a single item each time you craft. (Often granting +200% bonuses and more!) How do you do it? By attempting for a high quality item each time. Take a look at these two examples.

ffxiv arr reborn crafting guide high quality vs no quality


The above example shows crafting two of the same items, “Ash Lumber”. One was quickly crafted without attempting to for high quality, which only got 298 experience. The second example, while it did not yield a high quality ash lumber, the resulting craft gained a bonus +233% exp. 

So when you’re crafting, always try to reach the highest quality percent possible, since crafting in a Realm Reborn seems to reward “effort”.

Completing your crafting log

Completing every entry in your crafting log is the next logical step WHILE maximizing each craft. Completing your crafting log  gives a chunky exp bonus. Do not sell or throw away the stuff you crafted just yet! Some items you craft will eventually be asked for to fulfill Tradecraft Levequests, or Grand Company Supply Missions. Which is discussed below.

Tradecraft Levequests

As we all know, Levequest allowances are pretty valuable. Spending them on craft leveling is one of the better ways to use them in FFXIV ARR. Tradecraft Levequests are issued through any Levemete. They also come in different difficulties, every batch increasing by 5 levels. You cannot undertake Tradecraft Levequests in groups. You simply need to give an item you crafted (or obtained through other means) Check out the picture below.

ffxic arr reborn crafting leveling guide tradecraft levequests

If you submit a high quality item, the reward is tripled(+200% bonus). This is why completing your crafting log (being ready with the required stuff) and maximizing each craft really helps you pile up on the exp down the line.

At level 20, repeatable Tradecraft Levequests become unlocked. You are required to submit (usually) 3 of an item, and this can be done thrice. Submitting HQ also works with this, resulting in a massive amount of EXP. Repeatable or not, Levequests are currently the best method of gaining DoH levels quickly.


Grand Companies and Crafting

In A realm Reborn, Grand companies can help you level up your crafting class in two ways. Grand Company Supply Missions, and Company-issue Engineering Manuals.

Grand Company Supply Missions

Grand company deliver missions are always running, and are accessed from the personnel officer of your grand company. Aside from being great ways to earn grand company seals, they are also great ways to gain crafting exp. You can also see this from your respective Grand Company Leve officer.

ffxiv arr reborn crafting leveling guide delivery missions

The interface is pretty self-explanatory. On the first column you have requested item (and what crafting class it comes from). The “Requested” column indicates how many times you can submit this mini-quest. It also shows you how many seals and exp to be granted to the respected crafting class upon turning it in. “Quantity” is how many of the item you currently own.

As far as I can see, it never asks for an item far above your crafting capability.  You should always be trying to fulfill this, It’s basically 8 free leve allowances.

Company-issue Engineering Manuals

Company-issue Engineering Manuals are bought from your respective grand company. The item description pictured below.

ffxiv arr reborn crafting guide engineering manual

The item is pretty useful, as you can see. It boosts EXP gained from crafting by 50%, up to a specified cap. There are more powerful manuals available the higher your rank is in your Grand Company. The downside is, these things cost Grand Company seals. But if you did the supply missions above, you shouldn’t be in a shortage of seals. Which is another reason you should really be doing supply missions. There is a higher level one available, but I wouldn’t recommend using either past level 20~.

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FFXIV Guide for how to get a Chocobo

So if you’re like us, and want to travel Eorzea, the fastest way that we know of right now is by Chocobo. Besides, who doesn’t want a Chocobo? First of all, it looks cool, you can give it Barding (change how it looks) and you simply save so much time riding a Chocobo vs. walking around.

The moment we stepped foot in FFXIV, we wanted a Chocobo. The problem was, searching for a step by step guide on how to get a Chocobo in FFXIV was not easy! A couple of forums gave hints on what level you get a Chocobo, some sites showed the requirements for a Chocobo, some sites suggested various levels… We also had questions about how to use a Chocobo, and how Chocobo’s can be used as pets for fighting, etc. So here we go! As detailed as possible, FFXIV A Realm Reborn Chocobo Guide!



  1. You must be at least Level 20
  2. You should have completed the Level 20 story quest ‘Hero in the Making
  3. You must be part of a Grand Company (click here for our guide) [link to Grand Company guide]
  4. Finish the quest ‘My Little Chocobo’ given by your Company Commander.
  5. Have a ‘Chocobo Whistle‘ in your inventory to summon your Chocobo as a mount
  6. Use a ‘Gysahl Green’ to summon your chocobo for battle***


Quest to receive your Chocobo: My Little Chocobo

1. After pledging allegiance to your chosen Grand Company, speak to your Grand Company Commander to get the quest


2. [EDIT] You will now need 2,000 company seals to purchase a Chocobo Issuance.

  • The quickest way to earn 1,000 seals, we noticed, is to do Company Leves, it takes only a few to earn 1,000 seals, if you maximize the bonuses. Company Leve locations are as follows:
    • Moraby Drydocks in Lower La Noscea for The Maelstrom
    • Hawthorne Hut in the East Shroud for The Order of the Twin Adder
    • Camp Drybone in Eastern Thanalan for  The Immortal Flames
  • If you have started crafting, you can also submit crafted items to earn seals through Delivery Missions.
  • To see how many seals you have, click on your Gil indicator and it will show your Seals
  • FATES are a great way to farm seals and EXP! Never pass up on a FATE!

Delivery Missions and Company Leves Interfaces:

FFXIV-ARR-Grand-Company-Delivery-Missions FFXIV-ARR-Company-Leves

3. Purchase a Chocobo Issuance from your Grand Company Quartermaster


4. Present the Chocobo Issuance to the stablemaster at the Chocobo Stable located in the city of your allegiance and receive a Chocobo Whistle.


5. Name your new Chocobo


Notes on How to use your Chocobo

  • You will find your Chocobo Whistle in your inventory, we suggest equipping this to an action bar, using the whistle will summon your Chocobo as a mount.
  • Locations where you cannot use Chocobos: city-states and dungeons.
  • Dismount from your Chocobo by clicking on the Chocobo Whistle.
  • Personal chocobos are faster than rental chocobos.
  • You will be detected by enemies as they would if they were on foot.
  • While mounted, if a chocobo takes too much damage, it will escape back to his stables.


How to fight with your Chocobo? or include in your Party

1. You must first be Level 30 with a Disciple of War of Magic class to unlock the needed quest! The quest is located in Camp Tranquil, South Shroud (Gridania).

2. Where do you buy Gysahl Greens? Without greens you cannot use your Chocobo in battle.

  • Gridania: Maisenta – Vendor NW of Aetheryte Plaza
  • Limsa Lomania: Bango Zango – Only vendor in Aetheryte Plaza
  • Ul’dah: Roarich – Vender SE of Aetheryte Plaza, Ruby Road Exchange

3. How to summon your chocobo, or how to fight with a Chocobo? Use a Gysahl Green to summon your chocobo.

  • Gyashl Greens will be in your inventory
  • Use a Gyashl Green to summon your chocobo, it will now be part of your party, and hence take a party space
  • You can order your Chocobo to take on different roles in the party (Free, Attacker, Defender, and Healer Stances)


4. To withdraw your chocobo from the party, use the Withdraw command, see details below

What can I do with my Chocobo? Chocobo Actions & Traits?

In the Actions & Traits screen, click on Companions to see what actions you can do with your Chocobo.



Chocobo FAQ’s

Q. How long will a Gysahl green last?
A. 30 Minutes.

Q. Do certain Grand Companies give Chocobos?
A. All Grand Companies will have a quest to obtain a Chocobo!

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FFXIV ARR Job guides and FAQ’s!

Just in time for this beta weekend, we released a mini-guide and FAQ for all the advanced Jobs in FFXIV A Realm Reborn!

Anything you need from skills, stats, traits, locations, requirements – and more!

Don’t get caught wasting time this beta weekend – check them out now!



Bard Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Dragoon Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Monk Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Paladin Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Warrior Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

White Mage Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Black Mage Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Scholar Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Summoner Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Since we hate searching and coming up with results for 1.0, we clearly state that these guides are for FFXIV A Realm Reborn, or ARR! Bear with us for the insistent labeling!

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FFXIV ARR: Guide on How to Dye in a Realm Reborn!

How do I dye in FFXIV ARR? Who gives the dye quest? Can you walk me through how to get dye? Here it is, a step-by-step FFXIV ARR Dye Guide!

Let’s all admit, we want our characters to look good right! Dyeing has always been an important part of every MMO, it promotes choice and differentiates your character from the rest.

Ok, so a lot of folks have been asking us… How do I dye in FFXIV ARR? Where do I go to dye? Who gives the dye quest? How come I can’t apply dye? Can you walk me through how to get dye? Where is the Coffer & Coffin? Where is Western Thanalan? Where is Vesper bay… You get the point… So here it is, the much awaited step by step FFXIV A Realm Reborn Dye Guide!

Please note that the Dye system can only be unlocked by Completing the Quest: Color Your World


  1. You must be at least Level 15
  2. You have access to Ul’dah – or have passed the Level 15 story quest to gain access via Airship to travel to Ul’dah
  3. Finish the Quest to unlock Dye system
  4. Of course, have some Dye in your inventory!

Quest to unlock Dye system: Color Your World

1. Go to Vesper Bay in Western Thanalan (see Map below)

  • From Ul’dah, exit Gate of Sultana aka Western Thanalan
  • Head to the NW of the map, you will see Vesper Bay (don’t forget to sync with the Aetheryte in Horizon)

2. Speak to Sweigym near the plaza of Vesper Bay (Pictured above)

  • To complete this quest you need to give Sweigym Orange Juice
  • Where to get Orange Juice? There are many ways to get Orange Juice, and in case you do not have a few in your inventory the closest place to buy is in Central Thanalan – The Coffer & Coffin. Take a Chocobo to Horizon and walk a bit to Central Thanalan. (Edit: You can also buy Orange Juice in the ‘Merchant and Mender’ in Vesper Bay)
  • When in the Coffer & Coffin, buy Orange Juice from the ‘Alehouse Wench‘ – stock up on Food while you’re at it!

(Pictue of Alehouse Wench in the “Coffer & Coffin”)

3. Head back to Sweigym and complete the Quest! You can now begin Dyeing! Below, you can find a map summarizing the process.

Color your world guide FFXIV ARReborn Dye quest guide map


Q. How do you change dye in FFXIV A Realm Reborn?

  1. After successfully completing the Color Your World quest, a new action will be available in your Action & Traits screen called Dye.
  2. Simply use that action and an Item Dying screen will pop up which will show you all items in your inventory which can be colored. (Note that not all equipment can by Dyed)
  3. There are different shades of Dye’s available according to what type of Dye you have in your inventory, click the dye you wish to use and hit the button ‘Dye


Q. Where do I buy/get dye in FFXIV A Realm Reborn?

There are Dye vendors in each town. All of them are located in the respective marketplaces of each town. Or in Vespa Bay itself!

  • Ul’dah: Nanabe <Independent Merchant>
  • Limsa Lominsa<Unsynrael>
  • Gridania: Alaric <Independent Tinkerer>


Q. How does Dye look like?

Here is a gallery showing how Dye colors could look like (Note that dye color on clothes will change based on what the base color is so make sure to experiment until you get the right look)

ffxiv arr dye preview chart comparison a realm reborn


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Pre-order FFXIV A Realm Reborn


FFXIV A Realm Reborn will be out in the market on August 27, 2013!

Pre-ordering gives you a few bonus items and benefits. Note that these items may change or vary depending on availability from Square

Helm of Light
The design of this headgear is based on the helmet worn by the Warrior of Light from FINAL FANTASY I and can be equipped by all classes at level one.


Coeurl Mount

Adventurers will be able to ride a variety of mounts for transportation in A Realm Reborn – including chocobos, Magitek armor and more! With this bonus, you’ll be able to hop aboard a coeurl and chase down your foes!
* Players will be able to ride mounts once they have reached level 20 and have obtained a chocobo.


Behemoth Barding
In A Realm Reborn, adventurers will be able to do battle against the ferocious enemies of Eorzea alongside their personal chocobo, as well as equip their trusted companions with unique armor! The Collector’s Edition includes special Behemoth-themed armor that you can outfit your chocobo with!
* Players must first reach level 20 to obtain a chocobo before they can outfit it with barding.


Baby Behemoth Minion
Adventurers can often be found with their own personal minion by their side as they tame the wilds of Eorzea. The Collector’s Edition comes with a baby behemoth minion.
* Minions are vanity pets that do not have any affect on a player’s stats.


Redeeming your Collector’s Edition Items
For PC: Items can be redeemed by entering the registration code that comes with the PC game purchase on the Square Enix account management site.
For PS3: Items can be redeemed by entering the promotional code that comes with the PS3 game purchase on the Sony Entertainment Network account.


Early Access to FFXIV: A Realm Reborn
If you pre-order FFXIV: A Realm Reborn from a participating retailer and register the pre-order code within the specificied time period, you will be granted access to play FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn prior to the official launch!
*Details will be announced at a later date with early access commencing prior to launch.
*An internet connection is required for early access.


Pre-Order Bonus In-Game Items
The bonus in-game items (a “Cait Sith Doll Minion” and “Mog Cap”) will be delivered to the account that the pre-order bonus code has been registered to.
* The pre-order bonus code will be valid until December 31, 2013.
* Further details will be announced at a later date.


Please note that the pre-order bonus codes are different for the Playstation 3 and Windows versions. Also, please be aware that the number of early access codes will be limited and distribution will cease when the limit has been reached.

* The pre-order bonus code distribution timing and method may vary depending on the retailer.