FFXIV: ARR – 2.35 Endgame Checklist

So you’re level 50. Congratulations, you have come a long way. But what’s next? Whether you are a fresh adventurer or a returner, at this point, there are a lot of things to catch up on currently in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. You might want to go back to level another class or hurry up to hop on the raiding wagon. If you choose the latter, then here’s a list of things you would want to do in Patch 2.35.


1. Complete Main Scenario Quests and Job Quests:

This will open the doors to most endgame content.


2. Start the “A Relic Reborn” Quest:

This quest will give you your first shiny weapon. It requires you to have completed “Main Scenario Quest – The Ultimate Weapon”, your final Job Quest, and to have unlocked Amdapor Keep.

(If you have not done Aurum Vale, you should do so to unlock Amdapor Keep. I recommend unlocking Aurum Vale via the Grand Company quest so you don’t have to go back and do it again when you need the GC rank up. A lot of people loathe Aurum Vale.)

Go to Vesper Bay to talk to Nedrick Ironheart once you have all the requirements needed. Upon completing “A Relic Reborn”, you will also have 5 Trials unlocked, ready for Trial Roulette.


3. Get Your Cross-Class Skills:

This step means that you’ll have to take one step back to level up some other classes, but believe me– it’s worth it in the long run. Some cross-class skills are extremely useful. Here’s a quick guide for what you’ll probably need to work on, depending on your class.

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4. Unlock Duty Roulettes:

Not only does Duty Roulettes reward you daily with Tomestones which you can use to upgrade your gear, but later if you decide to follow the Relic Novus trail, it will also help speed up the process a lot.

  • Main Scenario Roulette – 110 Allagan Tomestones of Mythology – Unlocked upon completing Main Scenario Quest.
  • Low Level Roulette – 100 Allagan Tomestones of Mythology, 5 Allagan Tomestone of Soldiery (only if you do this as level 50)
  • High Level Roulette – 100 Allagan Tomestones of Mythology, 10 Allagan Tomestone of Soldiery – Require ilvl 55 – Unlock by completing the following dungeons:

The Wanderer’s Palace – Trauma Queen (Allene, Vesper Bay)
Amdapor’s Keep – The Ghost of Amdapor (Nedrick Lionheart, Vesper Bay)
Haukke Manor (Hard) – Out of Sight, Out of Mine (Hugubert, Revenant’s Toll) – ilvl 48
Copperbell Mines (Hard) – Maniac Manor (Lauriane, Revenant’s Toll) – ilvl 48
Pharos Sirius – Sirius Business (Diamanda, Aleport) – ilvl 48
Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard) – Curd and Slay (Bloezoeng, Revenant’s Toll) – ilvl 55
Halarali (Hard) – This Time’s for Fun (Hugubert, Revenant’s Toll) – ilvl 55
The Lost City of Amdapor – One Night in Amdapor (E-Sumi-Yan, Old Gridania) – ilvl 55

  • Trials Roulette – 100 Allagan Tomestones of Mythology, 10 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery – Require ilvl 65 – Unlock by completing the following Trials:

Cape Westwind – Main Scenario Quest: Operation Archon
A Relic Reborn: The Chimera – A Relic Reborn Quest
A Relic Reborn: The Hydra – A Relic Reborn Quest
The Bowl of Embers (Hard) – A Relic Reborn Quest / Ifrit Bleeds, We Can Kill It (Thancred, The Waking Sand) – ilvl 49
The Howling Eye (Hard) – A Relic Reborn Quest / In for Garuda Awakening (Urianger, The Waking Sand) – ilvl 52
The Navel (Hard) – A Relic Reborn Quest / In a Titan spot (Y’shtola, The Waking Sand) – ilvl 57
Thornmarch (Hard) – Main Scenario: You Have Selected Regicide – ilvl 54
Battle on the Big Bridge – The Hildibrand Quest: The Three Collector
The Whorleater (Hard) – Main Scenario: Lord of the Whorl – ilvl 60
The Striking Tree (Hard) – Main Scenario: Levin An Impression – ilvl 65

  • Expert Roulette – 35 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery – Require ilvl 70 – Unlock by completing the following dungeons:

Hullbreaker Isle – King of the Hull (Bloezoeng, Revenant’s Toll)
The Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) – Corpse Groom (Paiyo Reiyo, Ul’dah – Steps of Nald)
The Stone Vigil (Hard) – Blood for Stone (Faillicie, Revenant’s Toll)

It will take a while to unlock all the Duty Roulette content, so the next few items on this list are things you can do in between to raise your ilvl.


5. Unlock Crystal Tower: The Labyrinth of Ancients:

This place will let you grab some super easy item level 80 gear as well as 200 Allagan Tomestones of Mythology and 10 Allagan Tomestoness of Soldiery. Requires ilvl 55.

One good thing about Crystal Tower (CT) is that no one cares if you are a newbie or not, and they don’t care if you know what to do either. The veterans don’t go there. It’s a haven for newbies. That’s also a bad thing. People that go to CT don’t really know what they’re doing, so it’s extremely frustrating after a few wipes at trash (which is why veterans don’t go there).

To get started, unlock the quest called “Legacy of Allag” from the Outlandish Man in Revenant’s Toll, Mor Dhona.

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6. Grind Allagan Tomestones of Mythology and Soldiery:

Mythology Tomestones (Myth Tomes) can be exchanged for ilvl 90 items from Auriana in Revenant’s Toll. The tomes are used to get many parts of your Relic weapon later in the game, especially if you are going to go all the way to Relic Novus.

Soldiery Tomestones (Sol Tomes) can be exchanged for ilvl 100 gear sets and an item called Rowena’s Token (Soldiery) which is used to purchase ilvl 100 weapon from Aelina in Revenant’s Toll. A lot of people now choose to get this weapon instead of upgrading their Relic after they get Relic Zenith.

Grinding dungeons are certainly the easiest way to get Tomes.

There are 2 very easy dungeons for Myth Tome speed runs: Wanderer’s Palace and Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard). Nowadays if you can find the party to do speed runs, it is faster to only farm the first 2 bosses in Brayflox (Hard). However, before you get the requirement to go to Brayflox Hard, just do Wanderer’s Palace. The drops in both dungeons could get you a good amount of gold on the Market Board as well.

Although it is tempting to do speed runs, don’t do it if your tank/heal/DPS are fresh lvl 50s and your tank isn’t able to hold 9+ mobs at a time. I recommend doing a semi-speed run for people with ilvl 80 or lower: Pull 6 at a time, and hold your liquo… mobs!

The easiest way to get Sol Tomes is via Expert Roulette. If you do Expert Roulette every day, you will cap total Sol Tomes weekly allowance in less than a week. Otherwise, run whichever high level dungeon you’re most comfortable with.


7. The Hunt:

Although The Hunt is not a necessity for fresh lvl 50 players, I still decided to place it before the raids in this checklist because it’s easy, it can be done whenever you feel like it, and you can save up slowly for when you’re ready to get ilvl 110 gear. You do need to have max rank with your Grand Company in order to start, so if you haven’t done this yet, please do so.

Daily Hunt gives you 32 Allied Seals in total. Weekly Hunt gives 50 Allied Seals. Ranked “A” open-world boss kills give 20 seals, and ranked “S” kills give 50 seals (if you contribute enough). It is recommended that you have a full party for “A” and “S” ranked Hunts for maximum contribution rewards.

With Allied Seals, you can purchase items from your GC Hunt Billmaster. Among those items there’s a Blood-Splattered Mark Log which you can purchase for 250 seals each. You can exchange the Mark Logs with Aelina in Revenant’s Toll for Sand of Time (3 Logs), and Oil of Time (2 Logs). Sand of Time is used to convert your ilvl 100 Soldiery gear and weapons into ilvl 110. Oil of Time is used to convert ilvl 100 Soldiery accessories into ilvl 110.

The Hunts unlock at your Grand Company Hunt Billmaster.

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8. Unlock The Binding Coil of Bahamut:

After completing the “In a Titan spot” quest, you will gain access to your first serious business endgame content. You can grab the quest from Urianger in The Waking Sand.

Made available for everyone via Duty Finder in patch 2.2, you no longer need a pre-made party of 8 people to do the 1st Coil. However, most people still prefer having pre-made parties so check Party Finder frequently or make your own with the Party Finder.

You need a minimum average of ilvl 70 in order to access Turn 1, 73 for Turn 2, 70 for Turn 3, 77 for Turn 4, and 82 for Turn 5. Each turn gives different rewards that are ilvl 90 alternatives to Myth gear.

From this point on, reading guides and watching videos is recommended for all serious business content in order to save everyone’s time. Don’t hesitate to tell people that you’re new and ask for advice. Most people will always take time to explain. Just keep in mind that no one likes noobs who don’t want to learn.


9. PvP and Frontline:

If you’re a fan of PvP you can unlock Wolves’ Den and Frontline from your Grand Company.

PvP works a little differently to PvM– it has its own exclusive stat (Morale) and skills per job. You can get Morale gear from crafting or by turning in Wolf Marks that you gain from doing PvP. The new PvP skills will be unlocked as you level up in PvP.


10. Unlock Syrcus Tower:

Syrcus Tower is the next chapter of Crystal Tower. Just like Crystal Tower, it provides easy gear and tomes. After completing Labyrinth of the Ancients, talk to G’raha Tia for the Syrcus Tower quest. The required average ilvl for Syrcus Tower is ilvl 70.

Aside from ilvl 100 gear sets, Syrcus Tower also drops Unidentified Allagan Tomestone (UAT), Oil of Time, and the Onion Knight minion. You can exchange Rowena’s Token (Soldiery) and UAT for a shiny ilvl 100 weapon.

ffxiv endgame checklist shiny mount

11. Extreme Primals:

If you’re a fan of serious business fighting, you should unlock all of the Primal Extreme fights. It is recommended that you have at least ilvl 85 before you try one of those fights. The golden rule about Extreme Primal fights is that “If you can’t down the boss with DPS, down it with a lot of DPS”. The higher your ilvl is, the less painful the fight will be in general (still, don’t stand in the fire).

If you think you’ve got what it takes to face these evil beings (and have defeated Titan in Titan HM), go talk to Urianger in The Waking Sand. You need to defeat Garuda Extreme to unlock Titan Extreme then Ifrit Extreme comes after.

If you have completed “Main Scenario Quest – Lord of the Whorl”, you can also unlock Leviathan Extreme and King Mog Extreme from Urianger.

Once you’ve defeated Levi Extreme, King Mog Extreme, and Ramuh Hard, you can talk to Scarlet in New Gridania to unlock Ramuh Extreme.

Except for Ramuh Extreme, all of the other Primal Extreme can be accessed via the Duty Finder alone. If you want some practice on the fights you can use Duty Finder or Party Finder to help you along the way.

Once in a blue moon, you may run into some bored veterans who decide to join up in the Duty Finder for some laughs and you might even get a shiny super rare mount (that was how I got my Titan mount)… but honestly, if you die early in the fight, don’t roll for that mount…


12. Obtain ilvl 110 Weapons:

There are two kinds of ilvl 110 weapons. All of them take time to obtain, but you can choose which suits your build more.

  • Relic Novus weapons: These are the most time and gil consuming but at the end of the day, you get to choose what secondary stats you want and who knows what will come after Novus in the future.
  • Rowena’s Token (Soldiery) weapons: This is the easiest way to get ilvl 110 weapons in 2.35 after Syrcus Tower and The Hunts were introduced.

If you choose to walk the Relic Novus path, head down to Hyrstmill and talk to Gerold.


13. Second Coil of Bahamut and Second Coil of Bahamut (Savage):

Second Coil of Bahamut and Second Coil of Bahamut (Savage) are by far the hardest raid content in game currently. To unlock Second Coil of Bahamut, you must first defeat Twintania in The Binding Coil of Bahamut Turn 5. Afterwards, talk to Urianger in The Waking Sand to unlock the quest to Second Coil of Bahamut.

You cannot access Second Coil of Bahamut via Duty Finder and must have a pre-made party of 8 people. Static groups are preferable at this point, but if you don’t have the time to commit to a static group, there is still Party Finder.

Keep in mind that the raid has a strict weekly lockout. Once you complete a turn, you cannot go back until next week. So if you decide to join a T9 group and get a win, you won’t be able to do T6, 7, and 8 if you haven’t done so for the week.

Once you complete T9, you can talk to The Wandering Minstrel in Revenant’s Toll to unlock Second Coil of Bahamut (Savage). The fights will be harder and you will get unique titles and achievements but the drops stay the same.

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14. Things to Do When You’re Extremely Bored:

  • Talk to The Wandering Minstrel in Revenant’s Toll to unlock The Minstrel’s Ballad: Ultima’s Bane. It is a fun and challenging fight but since it only drops ilvl 80 accessories, no one really does this as of patch 2.35.
  • Do all Hildebrand sidestory Quests.
  • Collect all minions, chocobo barding (armor), and mounts, you rich mongrel.
  • Level your Chocobo. You get cool barding at lvl 10.
  • Recolour your Chocobo (Dalamud Red Chocobo for the win).
  • Farm the open world boss Odin.
  • Farm the open world boss Behemoth.
  • Get a private room in your FC house and decorate it with lots of (pink) moogles.
  • Unlock all Guildhests (admit it, you haven’t done it).
  • Farm for Glamour gears, to look absolutely fabulous.
  • Do Daily Beast Tribe Quests for more mounts and minions.
  • Send your Retainers out for Ventures (and hope that they will bring back something better than coeurl skin or fish… never)
  • Do Primal Focus weekly quest until you get all 9 weapons from Rowena’s Token.
  • Do the /mdance.
  • Get all the classes and jobs to lvl 50 and gear all of them up (because we all have a masochist side).
  • Materia up your level 50 crafting and gathering classes. You’ll need it for making HQ 3 star stuff.
  • Do the Relic Novus quest for all your jobs.

P.S.: Send as many emails as you can to Yoshi-P and tell him to make a 16-bit FFXIV game for us to play!

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