FFXIV ARR Copperbell Mines Dungeon Guide


Abandoned once purged of ore, the Copperbell Mines laid abandoned for nigh on three centuries until Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern reclaimed the shafts – the guild’s sights set on expanding the mines downward in an attempt to tap yet undiscovered veins of valuable metal. Unfortunately, it was not riches the powder kegs uncovered, but sheer terror, for when the smoke cleared, out poured an army of raging giants from the darkest recesses of the mines. The hecatonchires – thrlls of the lost Thorne dynasty – were, at last, free from their lightless prison; three hundred years of hate fueling their madness.

So here is where things start to get interesting! In the previous Dungeons (Sastasha and Tam-Tara Deepcroft) we were given the chance to get used to dungeons and how your role in a party will be. In Copperbell Mines, each player has a role to play, both teamwork and knowing the dungeon dynamics is critical to finishing this efficiently.


  • Party Size: Four
  • Either a disciple of war or magic
  • Level: 17 (sync from 19)
  • Must be on Level XX story quest ‘To be updated – missed this one out
  • Time Limit: 90mins

Where is Copperbell Mines?

Located in Western Thanalan, west of Horizon camp and east of Ul’dah (Steps of Nald) exit.


Copperbell Mines Map/General Strategy/Tips

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Lifts: There are 3 lifts in the whole dungeon, be mindful that if you miss to ride the lift with your party, one person needs to operate the lift and come back for you.

Spriggans: There will be random spriggans that are wandering around the mines, so be on the lookout for any that come your way. Make sure your TANK picks them up during any fight.

Hecatoncheir Stonehaulers: These guys pop up from various crevices, you cannot put them to sleep and are immune to CC, so make sure your TANK picks them up too.


Blasting Devices & Firesand: There are several Blasting Devices that you will need to activate to progress in the dungeon. Just remember this simple rule, Firesand -> Powder Chamber -> Blast, before you can activate a device, you need Firesand which can be found nearby any blasting chamber, load the powder chamber with the firesand and hit the Blasting Devices once loading is complete. After every blast, you will unlock a new part of the dungeon.

Copperbell Mines Boss Strategy

This is the first dungeon which showcases unique mechanics for each of the bosses. I enjoyed Copperbell so much I repeated this dungeon a few times to level up. If I might add, this place gives some decent loot that will help on your next story quests and dungeons.


  • Before you get to fight Kottos, you will need to kill a few waves of monsters.
  • The trick here is to make sure your TANK picks up as much as they can while focusing on killing them one by one or lump them into one place to do some AoE and kill them faster.
  • If you have a THM in your party, Sleep will be a useful skill to use if you have proper coordination.
  • You will also notice some Flambeau (Bombs) pop in every now and then, make sure your DPS picks them up before they explode
  • Kottos himself is not so difficult, when he finally shows up, make sure the TANK positions him to face away from the party


Ichorous Ire (the Copperbell Mine Ooze)

Ah, the infamous Copperbell Ooze Boss. The ooze is INVULNERABLE to damage. The first boss with unique a mechanic! It’s always fun to watch first timers try to burst Ichorous down and even use their limit breaks on them (Ok, I’m one of those guilty noobs! lol) Here’s how to beat it:

  • The goal is to lureBlasting Caps‘ to Ichorous Ire and when the caps are ready to explode, make sure Ichorous is in the blasting radius.
  • Spriggan Quencher (Adds) – these little buggers will spawn to quench the Blasting Caps flames, make sure your DPS kills them before they do!
  • Every time you successfully blow up a Blasting Cap near him, it will split into pieces. After about 4 or 5 successfull blasts, you can DPS the little oozes.


Gyges the Great

The mechanic here is simple, after beating up about 75% of Gyges life, he will start moving to a boulder and destroy it. This will signal the entrance of adds.

  • Collosal Slam (Front facing AoE cone attack) – this is one of the abilities Gyges will dish out, make sure your TANK positions him facing away from the party
  • Stone Servants (Adds) – the servants will move up to nearby boulders and try to destroy them, summoning more servants.
  • You have two choices, kill the adds before they open up more boulders, or simply focus on killing Gyges while taking the pain of the adds. If you feel confident in your party’s DPS / Healing capabilities, go for the latter (Not Recommended).


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)


FFXIV ARR Sastasha Dungeon Guide


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?


  • 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.


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. 


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.


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


This is a fairly simple fight, no strategy needed


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


Denn the Orcatoothed

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


[Video links to be posted when NDA is lifted]

FFXIV ARR Reborn 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~.

Class specific leveling guides

Very soon, we will be including craft specific leveling guides. Make sure to like us on Facebook or check us out on YouTube so you’ll be the first to know!

FFXIV ARR: Guide for how to get a Chocobo in a Realm Reborn!

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 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 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


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 A Realm Reborn: Race / Stats Chartmoogletest

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Mi'QoteSeekers of the Sun212220181920
Mi'QoteKeepers of the Moon182117192322
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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)


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.


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!

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.

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Mi'QoteSeekers of the Sun212220181920
Mi'QoteKeepers of the Moon182117192322
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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: Miqot’e Keeper of the Moon (Conjurer White Mage) (Arcanists Scholars)
PIE: Lalafell Dunefolk (Arcanists Scholars) (Conjurer White Mage)


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.

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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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FFXIV A Realm Reborn Stats and Attributes

All our research on stats, and the effects on each class. Stay ahead of the game. We will update this regularly!

Stats & Attributes
Here, we will be discussing all the known stats and attributes found in FFXIV A Realm Reborn.




ARR Primary Stats

Strength (STR) – Melee Physical Damage. Block & Parry AMOUNT.
Dexterity (DEX) – Ranged Physical damage. Block & Parry CHANCE.
Vitality (VIT) – HP Pool.
Intelligence (INT) – Attack Magic Potency.
Mind (MND) – Healing Magic Potency.
Piety (PIE) – MP Pool

In FFXIV ARR, stat points are obtained passively as you level up (which meld to what current class you’re using). You also gain 30 stat attribute points to spend at level 50.

Still, the main source of stat points will be gear.

Secondary Stats

Your primary stats have a direct effect on many of your secondary stats. I can see that some of these secondary stats can only be modified by gear or skills. For example, the Marauder skill Storms Eye reduces the targets resistance to slashing damage.

Offensive Properties
Accuracy – Your chance to successfully land attacks.
Critical Hit Rate – Your chance to critically hit.
Determination – Affects damage dealt by all attacks and HP recovered by spells.

Defensive Properties
Defense – Overall physical damage reduction. (Mainly gained through equipment)
Parry – Your chance to parry. Parrying reduces incoming damage by a certain percentage.
Magic Defense – Overall Magical damage reduction. (Mainly gained through equipment)

Physical Properties
Attack Power – Your overall physical damage capability.
Skill Speed – Reduces recast time of weapon skills.

Physical Resistances
Slashing  – Resistance to slashing type damage. (Axes, Swords)
Piercing – Resistance to piercing damage. (Spears, Arrows)
Blunt – Resistance to blunt type damage. (Fists, Staves)

Mental Properties
Attack Magic Potency – Your overall magic damage capability.
Healing Magic Potency – Your overall healing capability.
Spell Speed – Reduces cast time of  magical skills.

PvP Properties
Morale – ?

Crafting & Gathering Stats

Gathering Stats
GP – Increases GP, which allows you to cast gathering skills.
Gathering – Increases chance to successfully gather an Item
Perception – Increases chance to gather high quality items.

Crafting Stats
CP – Increases CP, which allows you to cast crafting skills.
Craftsmanship – Increases the amount gained to reach a successful synthesis.
Control – Increases the amount of quality gained when using “Basic Touch”.

Elemental Resists

Fire – Reduce amount of Fire elemental damage taken.
Ice – Reduce amount of Ice elemental damage taken.
Wind – Reduce amount of Wind elemental damage taken.
Earth – Reduce amount of Earth elemental damage taken.
Lightning – Reduce amount of Lightning elemental damage taken.
Water – Reduce amount of Water elemental damage taken.

Upon character creation, these stats are represented by “elemental attributes”. This was kind of misleading because people assumed you could increase elemental damage if you chose the right god. However, across all characters created the God stats only seem to affect resists.

If speculation is true, this only affects Conjurers, Thaumaturges and Arcanists. (And the Dragoon final skill: Dragonfire Dive).


Well, there’s still much to be learned, but we’re getting there. The better we understand these stats, the better recommendations for end-game character builds we can give. Needless to say, we’re working on it!

Useful links:
FFXIV A Realm Reborn Racial Stats guide. (Opens in New Tab)
FFXIV A Realm Reborn Gods guide. (Opens in New Tab)

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