Review of the FF14 Guide From Killer Guides

The new Final Fantasy XIV is more jaw-droppingly gorgeous, offers more intuitive combat and controls, and an expanded world that takes hundreds of hours to explore. It’s exciting and daunting at the same time. Sometimes maybe even a bit too dauting – especially if you just have a few hours a week to play and struggle to keep up with your friends.

Good thing this guide came to my rescue: The KillerGuides Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Guides which help me become super efficient during my play sessions.

I’ve used other guides before for World of Warcraft and Rift. You know, the fan-made kinds posted on the forums. I also used to bookmark both of those games’ Wiki sites so whenever I need to finish a quest or track down a drop, I’d search through the Wiki sites and cross my fingers that the answer will be there.

But now that I have this guide, I can’t imagine going back to that tiring old routine.

KillerGuides did a fantastic job covering everything about the new Final Fantasy XIV across the three guides, and they come in handy PDF files for easy reference. I actually listed down a dozen things that made me love these guides, but here are five of the top ones.

leveling guide from KillerGuides

Top 5 Reasons Why KillerGuides Rocks

  1. Gives very detailed leveling tips. Leveling is one of those things that you either love or hate. For me, it’s love for the first 20 levels then slowly turns into hate at the higher levels when one full gaming session isn’t even enough to level up my character. KillerGuides cuts down the work for me by pointing out the mobs and bosses I should grind for the fastest XP gains. It also shows me secret farming areas that would have taken me hours to find by myself on the forums.
  2. Walks you through the game. I’m one of those gamers who appreciate the wonders of wandering around a big unknown world. But as I said, I don’t have the luxury of time right now to do that. If I spend a half-hour trying to find a quest objective, I just might quit on Final Fantasy XIV, but thankfully I won’t do that. The guide tells you who to talk to, what to find, and how to do a task for my quests. Sure, this spoils the element of surprise, but I can’t deny that these accurate walkthroughs will save me dozens of hours and make even just a half-hour play session very productive.
  3. Shows some pretty solid builds. One of Final Fantasy XIV’s best features is that I can have a lot of freedom creating my character and his or her combat role. KillerGuides helps here by suggesting some of the top builds that play testers have already discovered. This gives me a great springboard for creating my own builds.
  4. Compiles the crafting list. Crafting is quite a big deal in Final Fantasy XIV, and there are recipes hidden throughout the world. Luckily, I have this guide that points me to where exactly each one can be obtained. This really makes crafting fast and fun.
  5. Molds me into a moneymaking guru. Gil is the main currency of Final Fantasy XIV, and it’s super important at any stage of the game. There’s always something you can purchase with Gil, so it’s a good idea to know how to farm it. KillerGuides shares plenty of ways to grind Gil effectively, telling me which mobs are worth killing over and over, which dungeons to run, and even which crafting items will bring in a boatload of Gil.

KillerGuides offers three guides in total for FFXIV players The Class Guide gives a thorough overview of each class and how to tap into their best potential. The Gil Guide makes me rich beyond my wildest dreams without losing my sanity with grinding. While the Leveling Guide shows the shortcuts for a fast climb to the endgame. Basically all I ever need to know to cruise through the game without cheating, all for a great $49.99 bundle deal.

Go check out the guide, and then tell me what you think. Or maybe there are better ones out there that I don’t know about. Although this one is pretty hard to top if you ask me.

Final Fantasy XIV Gil Farming Guide

Gil can be challenging to come by in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. While leveling, gil is never too much of an issue, but at level 50 when the quests stop, you may find yourself quickly broke, especially if you’re hitting dungeons and raids hard and have to pay for repair bills. If you are a Lancer/Dragoon, you have some great options, however, especially since you kill quick and are particularly sturdy in combat.

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Crafting and Gathering

The first option you have is to take up crafting. Leveling crafting can be pretty tedious, but by focusing on selling items as you make them and ensuring they are all High Quality, you should be able to earn some gil back as well as gain levels quickly, no matter what class you are playing. High Quality items are really the secret to leveling crafting up fast. You get EXP bonuses every time you successfully raise a crafted item’s Quality, even if the item itself does not turn out High Quality. This means that you should focus on making every item as high in Quality as possible, even the lower level materials like ingots and thread.

You’ll also want to focus on crafting Leves as much as possible. These grant you a large chunk of EXP as well as gil. Make sure your Leve turn-ins are High Quality whenever possible, as this gives you a huge boost in EXP. Some Leves even let you turn in multiple turn-ins, which can give you around one-third of a crafting level for every turn-in. The Grand Company supply missions are also a decent chunk of crafting EXP, but you can only do these daily.

FFXIV Crafting and syncthesize

Wear the Best Crafting Gear

Another tip for leveling your crafting quickly for gil-making purposes is to make sure you’re wearing the best crafting gear as possible. If you can craft any pieces with Craftsmanship, CP and Control, craft them, make sure they’re High Quality and equip them. If you can’t make your own crafting gear, buy it off the Market Board. It’s generally much cheaper than combat gear, and will help you a ton while crafting.

Crafted gear that’s level 40 or above is where the real money in crafting is. If you can manage to get a crafting class up to level 50, sell anything that new level 50 players will be looking for in order to start running dungeons. Make sure most of these items are High Quality. Also, be sure to advertise your skills. Players will always need a level 50 crafter to meld Materia in their new, fancy gear. Be that crafter, and earn a little cash for doing so.

Some raw crafting materials like fleece and webs that are needed for Weavers sell extremely well on the Market Board. Ore and wood from Mining and Botany also may sell well on some servers. Elemental shards like the ones needed for crafting also tend to be strong-selling items, since many players concentrate on crafting and crafting only. If you’re not a crafter, you can generally sell these shards safely, since they often drop off mobs.

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Leves and Dungeons

The other option for quickly earning gil is to take part in Guild Leves and Leves. The higher level of Leves you take part in, the more money you make. They won’t net you as much EXP as you’d get from farming FATE events (if you’re still leveling), but the cash bonus of Leves is worthwhile if you find yourself strapped. You should be able to pound out quite a few Leves quickly as a Lancer/Dragoon.

If you haven’t completed all of the optional side quests or gathering resources you ran into while leveling, you should also go back and do all of these. They all reward gil so they are definitely worth doing. Do them on another class you are interested in leveling if you have a good amount of them left. All of the story quests reward gil as well, so complete your main story as soon as you can.

FFXIV Dungeons
Some level 50 dungeon drops like the rare pets, also sell extremely well. As you run dungeons, watch for rare items to drop and sell them for a nice profit. Some of the FATE pets are also decent to sell. When in doubt, check your Market Board and see what rare items such as dungeon drops are selling for.

If you’re experienced in running level 50 dungeons and the Hardmode Primal fights, you can sometimes also get paid to come into a run and teach new level 50 players how to win the fight and contribute to the run. It’s generally a little easier for tanks or healers to sell their services, but an experienced, knowledgeable DPS can often be an asset as well. If you’re interested in helping others out in this nature, pair up with a tank friend and give this a try. Alternatively, you can level up the Paladin or Warrior class and give tanking a go yourself.

In general, making gil is all about watching and taking note of what is in high demand on your server. Some servers have a better economy than others, of course, so it pays to watch the Market Board. Pay attention to what players are buying and what they are asking for in FC chat and in General chat. Filling in those gaps is always the best way to make money in any game.

Guide to Disciple of the Hand Part 1 (Carpenter, Blacksmith, Armorer, Goldsmith)

Below you will find a basic introduction to the classes system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For something more in-depth, expert recommendations and a brilliant leveling guide, my current recommendation is to pick up a copy of this FFXIV Class Guide. It blows pretty much anything else I’ve seen online clean out of the water.

Carpenter

Carpenters are experts at cutting, carving, and working wood and essential for gil making. They can build various structures, furniture, weapons, armor and even wooden masks for religious ceremonies. They look to use their expertise to offer the best in crafts for the denizens of Eorzea. The Carpenter plies his trade with a handsaw.

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Blacksmith

Blacksmiths use their strength to shape metal into weapons of war including swords, axes, and even firearms. Blacksmiths are important for the world of Eorzea due to the constant need for weapons to fight in wars or for combating monsters. They use cross-pein hammers to forge their metal wares.

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Armorer

Armorers are the creators of plate, chain, and other forms of protection for the warriors of Final Fantasy XIV. For those risking their lives fighting monsters, a good set of armor is a life-saver. Armorers use rising hammers to provide a variety of armors for patrons of their wares.

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Goldsmith

Goldsmiths are specialists in making rings, necklaces, and other jewelry for those who want to stand out from the crowd. Shrewd traders and observers of market trends, Goldsmiths try to make the most of their luxurious trade. They use chaser hammers to craft the best jewelry in the land.

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Guides to Disciple of the Hand Part 2 (Leatherworker, Weaver, Alchemist, Culinarian)

Below you will find a basic introduction to the classes system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For something more in-depth, expert recommendations and a brilliant leveling guide, my current recommendation is to pick up a copy of this FFXIV Class Guide. It blows pretty much anything else I’ve seen online clean out of the water.

Leatherworker

The Elezen race are the best known Leatherworkers in Final Fantasy XIV. Leatherworkers specialize in crafting quality leather goods, clothing, and even armor. Due to the importance of having material to work with, Leatherworkers are often work as hunters and trappers to accommodate their profession. They work with headknives.

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Weaver

Weavers are those that make a living by sewing and stitching clothing. The influence of Weavers can be felt throughout the world of Eorzea. In order to provide the most fashionable attire, Weavers train themselves in the use of needles, a delicate art that requires patience and deft skill.

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Alchemist

Alchemists use many common ingredients to make rather spectacular brews that imbue special effects and potent healing potions. They are also very important to the other Disciplines of the Hand due to their ability to concoct dyes and paints. Alchemists use the alembic in order to create their experiments.

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Culinarian

Culinarians are the master chefs of the realm. They prepare special foods such as eggs, fish, and chocolate for adventurers to offer help on the battlefield. While they cannot repair items, their cuisine does offer many other benefits. Their primary tools of use are the skillet and culinary knives.

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Miner, Botanist, and Fisher in Disciple of the Land

Below you will find a basic introduction to the classes system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For something more in-depth, expert recommendations and a brilliant leveling guide, my current recommendation is to pick up a copy of this FFXIV Class Guide. It blows pretty much anything else I’ve seen online clean out of the water.

Miner

Miners delve the depths of the earth in order to retrieve minerals, gems, and other useful resources. The materials they collect are most useful for blacksmiths and goldsmiths, who relish in working with precious metals and gems. Miners use their pickaxes to make their path through caves and caverns.

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Botanist

Botanists specialize in all manner of plant-life, from growing crops to logging. Using their trusty hatchet, players will take part in mini-games in order to gather materials from trees. The materials that Botanists collect are useful for all manner of other crafting classes and gil farming, including Carpenters, Alchemists, Culinarians, and Weavers.

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Fisher

Fishers do exactly what you’d expect: catch fish. They may catch all variety of things, many of which are of use for Culinarians and Goldsmiths. Due to fishing in dangerous areas, other allies may be handy to have around. They use their trusty fishing rods as their primary tool.

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These are all information about 4 disciples in Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn. For info about jobs, please get your head to finalfantasyxivclasses.com

Walkthrough to Conjurer, Thaumaturges, and Arcanist in Disciple of Magic

Below you will find a basic introduction to the classes system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For something more in-depth, expert recommendations and a brilliant leveling guide, my current recommendation is to pick up a copy of this FFXIV Class Guide. It blows pretty much anything else I’ve seen online clean out of the water.

Conjurer

Conjurers manipulate the elements for both restorative and protective purposes. They are the standard healing class in Final Fantasy XIV, but they also provide wards and enhancements. This makes the conjurer one of the most useful magic-using classes in the game for large parties that need healing and protection.

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Thaumaturges

Thaumaturges are masters of powerful destructive magic that can both obliterate and significantly crippled enemy defenses. Their ability to annihilate enemies with sorcery is even more powerful than some of the strongest fighters. The thaumaturge is an excellent class for those players that like raining destruction on their enemies.

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Arcanist

Arcanists are a peculiar class in that they use heavy tomes full of geometric arcane symbols to both damage and weaken enemies. They also summon the familiar Carbuncle to either function as a spell-caster or a tank to absorb and inflict punishment. Arcanists grow in power significantly over time.

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Disciple of War Lancer and Archer Reviewed

Below you will find a basic introduction to the classes system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For something more in-depth, expert recommendations and a brilliant leveling guide, my current recommendation is to pick up a copy of this FFXIV Class Guide. It blows pretty much anything else I’ve seen online clean out of the water.

Lancer

Lancers keep their opponents at bay due to their specialization in a variety of polearms, including longspears, tridents, and halberds. Lancers give players the ability to dispatch their enemies from a distance, perfect for more cautious players and good for grinding. This allows for maximum damage with minimal threat of becoming overwhelmed by enemies.

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Archer

Archers are the bane of close range enemies, doing extensive damage before they can close quarters. In Final Fantasy XIV, archers can use both long and short bows. These bows allow for deadly precision strikes on enemy swarms, whittling down their health while close range allies finish the job.

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Gladiator, Pugilist, and Marauder in Disciple of War Explained

Below you will find a basic introduction to the classes system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For something more in-depth, expert recommendations and a brilliant leveling guide, my current recommendation is to pick up a copy of this FFXIV Class Guide. It blows pretty much anything else I’ve seen online clean out of the water.

Gladiator

Gladiators are masters of sword and shield, specializing in both melee combat and in protecting themselves and their allies. They can use a wide range of one-handed blades including daggers and long swords. For a well-balanced melee fighter with defensive skills, the Gladiator class is an excellent choice.

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Pugilist

Pugilists focus on hand-to-hand, close range combat. They prefer to use their hands to inflict damage, but sometimes use other accessories to beef up their striking power. They are able to move quickly due to their aversion to heavy armor, so they can strike efficiently and with increased mobility.

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Marauder

Marauders are the tanks of Final Fantasy XIV. They utilize greataxes to obliterate wave upon wave of enemies. While not as fast as other classes in the Disciplines of War, they make up for it with raw power, dispatching their opponents with ease. For brute strength, the Marauder delivers.

ffxiv Marauders

Class Explanation

Below you will find a basic introduction to the classes system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For something more in-depth, expert recommendations and a brilliant leveling guide, my current recommendation is to pick up a copy of this FFXIV Class Guide. It blows pretty much anything else I’ve seen online clean out of the water.

Final Fantasy XIV: Class Guide

Final Fantasy XIV is the latest online installment from Square Enix, makers of the long-running Final Fantasy series. In Final Fantasy XIV, players are allowed to choose from 19 classes that allow them to experience the world of Eorzea. Classes are grouped into Disciplines, which give players multiple options to adapt their game-play style. There are four major Discipline categories. Disciplines of War highlight melee and ranged combat. Disciplines of Magic delve into the arcane arts. Disciplines of the Hand deal with those that craft, build, and cook. Finally, Disciplines of the Land involve those who live off the land.

 

Classes Reviewed

Below you will find a basic introduction to the classes system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For something more in-depth, expert recommendations and a brilliant leveling guide, my current recommendation is to pick up a copy of this FFXIV Class Guide. It blows pretty much anything else I’ve seen online clean out of the water.

Final Fantasy XIV online is the fourteenth installment of the popular Final Fantasy series and is tentatively set for release sometime this year. The game will be available for the Playstation 3 and Microsoft Windows. As the title implies, this online edition will be a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game). Set in Eorzea, this installment will cover the periods of peace between nations. The open ended premise revolves around soldiers who become adventurers in age without war.

The Final Fantasy XIV Classes are slowly being introduced to the public through company press releases. What is known so far will be slightly familiar to the hardcore fans but there are many new aspects as well. The classes are broken down into four separate Disciplines or FFXIV job systems. The Disciples of War (Warrior), Magic (Magus), Land (Gatherer) and Hand (Crafter). The Disciples of War include FFXIV Gladiator, FFXIV Marauder, FFXIV Pugilist, FFXIV Archer and FFXIV Lancer. The Disciples of Magic include FFXIV Thaumaturge and FFXIV Conjurer. The Disciples of the Land include FFXIV Fisher, FFXIV Botanist and FFXIV Miner. The Disciples of the Hand include FFXIV Carpenter, FFXIV Blacksmith, FFXIV Armorer, FFXIV Goldsmith, FFXIV Tanner, FFXIV Weaver, FFXIV Alchemist and FFXIV Culinarian. Each class is defined by the right equipment. For example, a Culinarian is a chef so cooking equipment will define this class.

With the large number of classes that comes out with this latest Final Fantasy series, fans look forward to Final Fantasy XIV guides and class guides as aids to kick start on the game.

There will most likely be other Final Fantasy XIV Classes as well. Final Fantasy is known for rewarding the hardcore fans with hidden classes like the Onion Knight. The Onion Knight is incredibly weak initially but the players who stick with this obscure class are rewarded with one of the most powerful characters in the game.

Final Fantasy XIV has been in development since 2006. The release is being seen as the next huge leap for the series. An online presence will drive the game play mechanics and more importantly, the plot, to new heights. The Final Fantasy developers are keeping the look and feel of this online world familiar to the fans of the incredibly successful Final Fantasy XI. The Final Fantasy XIV Classes and Races reflect this. Just how the Disciplines or job systems will be leveled up, remains to be seen.

If you’re looking for a detailed guide on classes, check out this Final Fantasy XIV guide review.

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