The Hunt is an initiative established by the Eorzean Alliance, offering a bounty to adventurers who aid in quelling the threat posed by notably dangerous monsters that prowl the lands of Eorzea.
What are Hunts?
The Hunt was first introduced in patch 2.3. It allows players to accept Mark Bills which’ll give them a list of monsters to defeat for a reward. There are four types of identification for the Marks which are: SS, S, A, B ranks.
SS Rank - This Mark are extremely tough and require multiple parties to defeat. These are the hardest out of the Marks, offering the best rewards, and normally require very specific ways to spawn them.
S Rank - These are the second most difficult Mark. These will have a long respawn timer, and if the zone you’re in has one that is spawned, you’ll see the message “You sense the presence of a powerful mark…”.
A Rank - These are the Marks that you’ll regularly see Hunt Train shouts for, and will have a respawn of appoximately 4-6 hours. These can be killed in a full party.
B Rank - These are part of your weekly Elite Mark Bill.
How to Unlock The Hunt
There are four quests in total with the first being level 80. You can accept them in Old Sharlayan, in Scholar’s Harbor. Note, the quest “Elite and Dangerous” must be completed to accept them.
|Diminutive Gleaner||The Hunt for Specimens||Old Sharlayan, Scholar’s Harbor (X:11.2 Y:12.0)||80||Junior Guildship Mark Bills|
|Northora||That Specimen Came from the Moon||Old Sharlayan, Scholar’s Harbor (X:11.7 Y:13.2)||83||Associate Guildship Mark Bills|
|Northora||A Hunt for the Ages||Old Sharlayan, Scholar’s Harbor (X:11.7 Y:13.2)||89||Senior Guildship Mark Bills|
|Northora||Perfect Specimens||Old Sharlayan, Scholar’s Harbor (X:11.7 Y:13.2)||90||Elite Guildship Mark Bill|
Defeating Hunts will reward you with experience, currency (Centurio Seal, Sack of Nuts, Tomestones), Cracked Dendrocluster/Cracked Anthocluster (IX/X Materia). By completing your Mark Bills, you’ll be rewarded with Sacks of Nuts which can be spent in the Guildship Hunt vendor who is behind the counter next to the hunt board.
|Item||Cost (Nuts)||Item||Cost (Nuts)|
|Diabolos Wings||Nagxian Cat|
|Thavnarian Striking Dummy||Unbowed Orchestration Roll|
|Savage Aim Materia IX||Savage Aim Materia X|
|Savage Might Materia IX||Savage Might Materia X|
|Heavens’ Eye Materia IX||Heavens’ Eye Materia X|
|Quickarm Materia IX||Quickarm Materia X|
|Quicktongue Materia IX||Quicktongue Materia X|
|Battledance Materia IX||Battledance Materia X|
|Piety Materia IX||Piety Materia X|