Gearing in FFXIV is a journey of its own, and with the new patch activities being familiar to you, you might be wondering how to gear up and what’s worth doing. In this guide, I’m going over the gearing roadmap made super simple for Endwalker 6.3!
When it comes to ilvl 605, you can get a fresh set of gear from the new MSQ dungeon, Lapis Manalis. If your character is a fresh level 90, this is a good way to start gearing up as it’s easy to do and the dungeon offers a full set.
If you’re looking for ilvl 610, you can acquire Rinascita crafted gear, which can also be pentamelded, so it adds additional value to your stats. This one might still be a little pricey if you’re not a crafter, but there is a potential to upgrade it, which I’ll talk about in a bit.
If you’re not into crafted gear, the Normal Abyssos still offers gear at ilvl 610, that you can now freely farm, should you so choose, as the weekly restriction for the rewards has now been removed.
When it comes to the weapons, Storm’s Crown Extreme can get you an ilvl 615 weapon if you want it, but there are other ways to acquire the same or better weapon that are more viable, so I won’t spend too much time talking about this one, as it pretty much has glam value at this point.
Manderville weapons, which are the Endwalker version of a Relic weapon, are a much more viable way of getting an ilvl 615, as the continuation of this questline and the next step of the weapon with an increased ilvl will be coming in 6.35.
Euphrosyne, which is the new Alliance Raid wing, can yield you an ilvl 620 piece of left side gear, which is actually quite amazing – but there is a weekly loot restriction so you can’t really farm it. What you should be doing is collecting the Euphrosyne Coins, which you can also only get one per week of, and I’ll explain why in the next few minutes.
So, remember how I mentioned the crafted gear being able to get an upgrade? Well, if you happen to purchase Dharmic Rain for 100 of your Tomestones of Astronomy from Rashti in Radz-at-Han, along with the Hannish Certificate of Grade 2 Import which you’ll get in exchange for your old crafted gear, you can very easily do so. You can turn in both of those items over to Rashti if you click on “Purchase Augmented Rinascita Equipment” and get yourself whatever Augmented crafted piece of gear you want, as they’re sitting at ilvl 620.
You can get your ilvl 620 Lunar Envoy gear set from Cihanti in Radz-at-han for the Tomestones of Casuality, and what’s cool about it is that the set can also be upgraded. In order to get an ilvl 630 instead of 620, you need to talk to Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han, open the Out-of-this-world Oddities menu and purchase Moonshine Twine if you’re upgrading the left side, and Moonshine Shine if you’re upgrading your accessories. You’ll get the Moonshine stuff by exchanging your Aglaia coins or Euphrosyne coins, so it’s important to do those weekly as that’s your best bet at getting your gear upgraded.
You can also acquire Moonshine Twine or Shine if you do your Hunts, so just exchange the Sacks of Nuts in Old Sharlayan at the Hunt vendor.
If you’d like to get the weapon from the new Extreme Trial, which is sitting at ilvl 625, you can either loot it from Mount Ordeals or exchange your tokens over at Nesvaaz, Totem Gear (Rubicante) and get yourself a Flamecloaked Weapon.
The Savage gear from Abyssos is still the best thing around, where the gear is sitting at 630, and the weapon is ilvl 635. I won’t go into details of the Savage loot system, as you probably already know this if you’re into Savage content, and it’s easy to look it up.
That’s all I could think of when it comes to all the ways to get the gear in this patch. If I’ve left something out or you have any questions, let me know in the comments, and stick around for more good stuff! If you’re more of a visual person, and you don’t mind getting easy wins in-game, you can check out all of this in my video – and subscribe for more awesome FFXIV stuff!