This page will provide leveling tips and recommendations to maximize efficiency while leveling from 70 to 80 with the new Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker classes Reaper and Sage. However, please note these tips will also be useful for any player looking to level from 70 - 80 with any class.
Best Leveling Method FFXIV
For Reaper we recommend unlocking the full Augmented Scavean Maiming set which is item level 400.
For Sage we recommend unlocking the full Augmented Scavean Healing set which is item level 400.
These sets can be obtained by talking to Enna in Rhalgars Reach. If you don’t have enough Tomestones for these sets don’t worry. You will receive item level 385 sets upon completion of the Sage and Reaper introduction quests which are almost as good!
- Rest Exp (A buffer of +50% xp that you gain while being in a sanctuary.)
- Menphinas Earrings (30% experience buff below level 80)
- Squadron Battle Manual (15% experience buff) or a Free Company Heat of Battle.
- Food (3% experience buff)
Best Way To Level from 70 to 71
Pixie Tribe Quests in Il Mheg (X:12.4 Y:32.9) are very quick and provide approximately 1/3 of a level for competing three and take only a few minutes to complete.
Main Story Quest Roulettes
Main Story Quest Roulettes are excellent ways to earn experience and quickly level in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker.
You can also perform Fates which grant good experience. Il Mheg and Lakeland are ideal fate grinding locations for players around level 70. Fates are worth approximately 97k experience after the rebalancing. To get to 71 you will need 2,923,000 exp.
Best Way To Level From 71 to 80 in Zadnor
Like the Bozjan Southern Front, Zadnor is an instanced encounter wherein players assist the Bozjan Resistance. Completing Fates and Critical Engagements as part of a large group is an excellent way to earn tremendous experience in a relatively short amount of time. From our own experience it should take around 6 to 10 hours to level from 71 to 80 in Zadnor depending on the speed/efficiency of the group.
How To Unlock Zadnor
After reaching Level 71 players can travel to Zadnor. To get to Zadnor you must first travel to the Doman Enclave and then use the Aetheryte Crystal to travel to Gangos and then talk to Sjeros.
Complete Fates in The Northern Plateau
The general concept is to move in a triangle pattern around the Northern Plateau completing fates as they spawn.
|A Relic Unleashed The Northern Plateau (25.5-14.3)||80||525,000-861,000||243,000-270,000|
|Attack of the Machines The Northern Plateau (12.1-13.6)||80||525,000-861,000||243,000-270,000|
|Attack of the Supersoldiers The Northern Plateau (16.7-16.9)||80||525,000-861,000||243,000-270,000|
|Hypertuned Havoc The Northern Plateau (16.7-16.9)||80||525,000-861,000||243,000-270,000|
|Mean-spirited The Northern Plateau (25.5-14.3)||80||525,000-861,000||243,000-270,000|
|Seeq and You Will Find The Northern Plateau (20.4-16.6)||80||525,000-861,000||243,000-270,000|
|Still Only Counts as One The Northern Plateau (14.6-10.4)||80||525,000-861,000||243,000-270,000|
|The Beasts Are Back The Northern Plateau (25.5-14.3)||80||525,000-861,000||243,000-270,000|
|The Student Becalms the Master The Northern Plateau (14.6-10.4)||80||525,000-861,000||243,000-270,000|
|When Mages Rage The Northern Plateau (20.4-16.6)||80||525,000-861,000||256,500-283,500|
|With Diremite and Main The Southern Plateau (17.1-32.1)||80||1,187,500-1,947,500||350,000-525,000|
Complete Critical Engagements
Your party leader must queue for each Critical Engagement (CE) as they spawn. Note the Taking the Lyon’s Share Critical Engagement is Solo and does not grant EXP.
|Feeling the Burn The Northern Plateau (16.7-16.9)||80||1,312,500-2,152,500||607,500-675,000|
|Lean, Mean, Magitek Machines The Northern Plateau (15.3-13.1)||80||1,312,500-2,152,500||607,500-675,000|
|Looks to Die For The Northern Plateau (17.5-9.9)||80||1,312,500-2,152,500||607,500-675,000|
|Worn to a Shadow The Northern Plateau (11.9-7.7)||80||1,312,500-2,152,500||607,500-675,000|
After reaching 80 be sure to check out the Job Quests for Reaper and Sage. The starting Job quests can be done at 70 but the latter ones will require higher levels.