May 20, 2024

With Closing Fantasy XIV’s Dawntrail growth launching for gamers who pre-ordered it on June 28, it’s time to start out enthusiastic about easy methods to take advantage of your downtime now. For those who’re already at stage 90, and caught up with the principle situation, there are nonetheless loads of helpful methods to make sure you’re in one of the best place come Dawntrail’s launch. Issues can be quiet in 14 till Dawntrail, so let’s check out how one can finest put together for the brand new journey forward.

Dawntrail is the beginning of a completely new story arc for FF14, however some issues by no means change, and that’s easy methods to put together for a brand new journey.

Full the Warring Triad quest

Throughout the FF14 London Fan Fest, director and producer Naoki Yoshida informed PCGamesN in that he would advocate that every one gamers full “The Warring Triad” questline discovered within the sport’s first growth, Heavensward.

The hunt focuses on the Thirteenth Reflection, which was a robust focus of the Endwalker patch sequence. The Warring Triad has the participant assist Unukalhai’ and their job to maintain the steadiness between gentle and darkish from shifting too closely. You’ll should face off towards three Meracydian Gods referred to as Sephirot, the Fiend, Sophia, the Goddess, and Zurvan, the Demon to guard the steadiness and cease them from breaking free. Whereas we don’t at the moment know its ties into Dawntrail, you may’t get a extra direct advice for content material to see. It consists of a sequence of 8-player trials, however don’t fear, you should use the in-game matchmaking to see this content material although.

You can begin this quest by chatting with Torsefers at The Pillars (X:11.7,Y:11.5).

Be part of a Free Firm

For those who haven’t joined a Free Firm but, you need to begin wanting into that. Free Corporations are guilds of gamers that every one play below one banner, providing one another assist in dungeons, raids, and every little thing in between. Except for having a bunch of gamers to play by tougher content material with, there are additionally common buffs that may enable you by the leveling course of.

For example, the Free Firm can activate the lowered teleport payment which is able to considerably cut back the Gil value for touring round Eorzea. They will additionally activate elevated battle expertise which is clearly nice for leveling as soon as the growth hits. The Lodestone is a straightforward option to discover actively recruiting Free Corporations.

Purchase a bunch of eggs—no significantly

As soon as the extent cap will increase to 100 in Dawntrail, you’ll begin the grind to the cap. All meals has a base expertise bonus of three% throughout the board. So staying properly fed will provide you with that further enhance to get forward of the extent curve.

Eggs are dust low cost available on the market board, going for round 3 Gil a pop. Purchase 99 and also you’ll be all set. The buff stays lively for half-hour, so simply regulate it and eat one other egg out of your stock when it expires. No have to waste good cash on costly meals when the common-or-garden egg will get you the place you want to go.

Examine the Dawntrail benchmark to make sure your PC can run it

Alongside Dawntrail, there’s a new graphics replace to FF14. The minimal and really useful necessities for the sport have jumped up a bit. Fortunately, there’s a benchmark you may obtain to determine what settings you need to run the sport on. Run the benchmark as quickly as doable to see in case you’ll have to improve your PC forward of launch. Console gamers gained’t want to do that.

Gear up

When you’ll be selecting up loads of new gear in Dawntrail, it’s nonetheless necessary to make use of the time you will have earlier than the growth to gear up. For those who’re not Savage raiding or doing tough endgame content material, you’ll be capable of hit merchandise stage 660. Utilizing Tomestones of Comedy will assist you to buy merchandise stage 650 gear from Cihanti in Radz-at-Han (X:10.8,Y:10.4)

Operating the Endwalker Alliance Raid Thaleia every week will grant you a Thaleia Coin, which might be turned given to the NPC Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han (X:10.6,Y:10) for a Divine Twine, Divine Shrine, or Divine Solvent. These things are used to enhance your merchandise stage 650 Tomestone gear into merchandise stage 660 gear.

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Full your Manderville Weapon

The Manderville Weapons are the Endwalker Relic Weapons for this growth. These weapons require fairly a grind to acquire, however are probably the most highly effective weapons you may at the moment have with an merchandise stage of 665. Exterior of that, they’re among the coolest gear out there within the sport.

To even begin the search you’ll have to have accomplished the Hildibrand questline from Endwalker. The Hildibrand quests had been first launched in A Realm Reborn, so in case you haven’t even began them, you’ll have 48 quests to work by.

When you’ve accomplished all of them, you’ll have every little thing you want to begin the Manderville Weapon grind. Right here you’ll want to gather 1,500 Tomestones of Comedy 4 separate instances. So meaning you’ll want 6,000 complete. Operating your every day Roulettes will provide you with roughly 1,000 every day, however are fairly time-consuming. So begin this chase sooner relatively than later.

Stage an alternate job

Now that the Endwalker mud has formally settled, it’s time to choose up a second and even third Job. Having a further Job and leveling it to 90 isn’t a straightforward job, however that is probably the most downtime you’ll have earlier than Dawntrail drops. So in case you’ve been enthusiastic about lastly leveling that Healer or Tank, now’s your time.

For those who’ve preordered Dawntrail you should have obtained the Azeyma’s Earrings accent. It will give all Jobs beneath stage 90 an elevated 30% expertise achieve, which is able to considerably velocity up the period of time it takes to hit the extent cap.

Benefit from the returning collaborations

FF14 goes to be fairly busy with further crossover and collaboration occasions. The FF16 occasion continues to be kicking round till Could 15, so seize your Torgal mount and Clive’s armor earlier than that goes away. The Yo-kai Watch Collaboration begins on April 24, which hasn’t been right here since 2020. So grind that out earlier than it’s gone for some time.

There’s a Dragon Quest X collaboration that can be returning on June 5. You’ll be capable of seize some slime drip and different Dragon Quest goodies earlier than it ends on June 20.

One other Moogle Treasure Trove occasion is slated to start out again up on Could 14, which is nice for getting a mount or two you is likely to be lacking, in addition to some further MGP vouchers in case you’re operating low.

Filter your retainers

It’s time for some spring cleansing: Examine in your retainers and filter out their inventories earlier than Dawntrail arrives. We all know you’ve been stocking up on ineffective trinkets and supplies you’ll not want. So it’s time to say goodbye to that piece of AR-Caean Velvet that’s been sitting in your Retainer’s stock for a number of patches at this level.

Having a clear Retainer will assist you to drop off the brand new stuff you suppose you would possibly want throughout Dawntrail. Then, when the following growth comes out, we will remind you to throw that away, too.

Top off on dyes

Dawntrail is releasing a much-requested characteristic: the power to dye clothes with two separate shade dyes. The market worth for sure dyes goes to skyrocket, and gamers can be buying dyes left and proper. So, when you’ve got the Gil now, top off on general-purpose Jet Black, Pure White, and Pastel Pink Dye. Its worth is just going to go up as soon as folks wish to experiment with new glams.