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What Can You Do To Prepare For FFXIV Dawntrail?
FFXIV Jun 07, 2024

What Can You Do To Prepare For FFXIV Dawntrail?

Before players start playing, it’s important to know what’s in store and what’s new in the game. Final Fantasy 14 Dawntrail brings new dungeons to explore, character classes to master, and weapons and gear to collect.

With the new level cap of 100, it can be a daunting task for players trying to reach the endgame as quickly as possible. So finding where to start quests and preparing items ahead of time is key to ensuring a smooth experience.

This guide will give you some tips on taking on the new Viper or Pictomancer classes and getting your character to level 100 as quickly as possible.

FFXIV: What Can You Do To Prepare For Dawntrail?

Stockpile Experience Buffs

Acquiring various experience buffs ahead of time can help you reach the new level 100 in Dawntrail as quickly as possible. There are three main types of experience buffs to look out for.

Well-fed buff granted by any food increases experience gained by 3% for 30 minutes. Food that grants the Well-fed buff can be easily obtained from various vendors, obtained from other players via the Market Board, or crafted by players who have upgraded Culinarian crafting job.

Rested experience, which increases experience gained by 50% during the event. Rested experience must be accumulated over time by logging out of the Sanctuary.

The maximum amount of Rested experience a character can accumulate after resting for seven days is one full level’s worth. If you don’t have the luxury of time to earn this experience, FFXIV Gil can help.

Free Company buffs are available to Free Company Officers and Squadron Commanders, increasing experience gained by 5% to 15% during the event. Heat of Battle line of Free Company buffs can be got by Free Company members who have obtained permission to get company actions.

These company actions can be got from OIC Quatermaster located at each Grand Company headquarters. Heat of Battle I costs 3,010 company credits, and Heat of Battle II costs 6,020 company credits.

Heat of Battle III cannot be got and must be crafted in the company workshop in Free Company and then recharged in Aetherial Wheel Stand for 70 hours. Players who have unlocked and upgraded a company squadron can obtain a personalized version of Heat of Battle III buff that lasts two hours by completing quests that grant Squadron Battle Manual items.

Prepare Gear Sets For Viper and Pictomancer

FFXIV Prepare Gear Sets For Viper and Pictomancer

You can prepare a full set of level 80 gear in advance before you can experience the two new classes, Viper and Pictomancer, which will start at level 80.

Augmented Cryptlurker set is the best armor set available for level 80 characters. Viper uses Scouting series of equipment, while Pictomancer uses Casting series of equipment. These can be purchased from Aymark in Eulmore (X:10, Y:12) or Mowen's Merchant in The Crystarium (X:10, Y:12) using Allagan Tomestones of Poetics. In order to purchase a full set of armor and accessories, 3455 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics are required, as well as an additional 600 poetic tomestones for weapons at the launch of Dawntrail.

Clean Up Your Inventory

Dawntrail’s new quests bring a ton of new rewards and items. You’ll want to clean up your inventory, including your chocobo saddlebag and retainer inventory, ahead of time, to prevent spending time thinking about how to make room when you get new weapons and gear, new consumables, and new crafting materials. You can pass on obsolete items to other players, which is also a great way to earn extra gold.

Some good examples of items that can be sold or thrown away are low-level materials that have become obsolete, excess food and potions that will receive new upgraded versions, or old crafting materials that are unlikely to be used in new recipes. Additionally, gear that players have upgraded and no longer use can be placed inside an ornate dresser to save inventory space while preserving the appearance of the gear for aesthetic purposes.

Prepare Weekly and Daily Turn-ins

Early Access begins on Friday, June 28, but weekly events won’t reset until the following Tuesday, so you can complete multiple daily and weekly quests to accumulate items and upgrade experience in advance.

Save Up Allagan Tomestones

With the release of Dawntrail, the current set of Allagan Tomestones used as end-game currency will become obsolete, but until then, it’s not unnecessary to have a sufficient supply.

After Dawntrail’s release, all Allagan Tomestones of Causality and Allagan Tomestones of Comedy can be redeemed for Allagan Tomestones of Poetics, the currency used to get previous chapter end-game rewards. While players can usually only hold up to 2,000 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics at a time, stockpiling Causality and Comedy tomestones allow players to redeem more Poetics tomestones as soon as a new chapter is released, effectively increasing the maximum capacity.

So that’s some of the things you can do to prepare for Dawntrail’s release. So collect as many items as you can for your game upgrades! Hopefully, these preparations will help you get a head start when the game starts.

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