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[FFXIV] Gearing Up At Level 60

So you hit level 60, finished off the rather epic main story quest, ran a few dungeons along the way, and you’re now looking to join the FFXIV: Heavensward endgame. Unlike those of you who joined the game late in the 2.XX lifecycle, the options for gearing up at 60 are much more limited. Let’s take a look!

Tomestones

 e773c54e8b5f602b54886d3dbcdf9bfe13a4a5bdYes, Tomestones are still a thing. Currently you can get Tomestones of Poetics for level 50 gear, Tomestones of Law and Tomestones of Esoterics for level 60 gear.

These can be obtained from running the endgame dungeons as well as the various duty roulettes:

  • – 60L and 35E for the Expert Roulette
  • – 100P and 120L for High Level Roulette.
  • – 100L and 5E for Leveling Roulette.
  • – 60L and 10E for Trial Roulette.
  • – 120P for Main Scenario Roulette.
  • – 50L and 20P for Frontline Roulette.

They can be used to buy gear from the vendor Hismena in Idyllshire.

 

i160

 Item level 160 is the “entry level” level 60 gear.

All pieces drop from coffers in the two v3.0 expert dungeonsNeverreap and The Fractal Continuum.

Baldurweapons

Valerianarmour (styled after armour from the Tactics Ogre games)

Valerianaccessories

SE seems to have really learnt from past mistakes regarding coffers and now pretty much all coffers in the dungeons (of which there are more than previous) drop a minimum of one piece of loot (or at least something useful like glamour prisms or dyes).

i170

Item level 170 is the first tier of gear purchasable with Tomestones of Law.

Doman weapons – 570 Law (400 for sword, 170 for shield if you are a Paladin)

Yasha armour – 475 Law for body and legs; 285 for head, gloves, and feet

Yasha accessories – 215 Law

i175

 Item level 175 is reserved for weapons that drop from the primal battle with Bismark Extreme OR exchangeable for 10x Expanse Totem , one of which drops for you each time you defeat Bismark Ex.

Expanse weapons

  

i180

 Item level 180 is the first tier of upgraded gear, purchaseable with special upgrade materials bought with Centurio Seals or Tomestones of Law from the Forgotten Knight inn in Ishgard.

Kai weapons – Doman Whetstone (395 Centurio Seals/900 Tomestones of Law.) + original Doman weapon

Asuran armour – Doman Urushi (300 Centurio Seals or 700 Tomestones of Law.) + original Yasha armour

Asuran accessories – Raw Doman Urushi (150 centurio seals or 350 Tomestones of Law.) + original Yasha accessory

  

i190

 Item level 190 is where it starts to get a bit more complicated.

Hive weapons – drop from the Ravana Extreme primal battle, or exchangeable for 10x Hive Tokens, one of which drops for you with each Ravana Ex kill.

Prototype Gordian armour and accessories comes from Alexander: Gordias, the 8-man raid introduced in v3.05 which operates on a loot lockout system. You can only obtain a token from each floor once per week, but can attempt the floor as many times as you want.

  • Prototype Gordian Head – exchanged for 2x Tarnished Gordian Lens (drops on Floors 2+3)
  • Prototype Gordian Body – exchanged for 4x Tarnished Gordian Shaft (drops on Floor 4)
  • Prototype Gordian Hands – exchanged for 2x Tarnished Gordian Crank (drops on Floors 3+4)
  • Prototype Gordian Waist– exchanged for 1x Tarnished Gordian Chain (drops on Floor 1)
  • Prototype Gordian Legs – exchanged for 4x Tarnished Gordian Spring (drops on Floors 3+4)
  • Prototype Gordian Feet – exchanged for 2x Tarnished Gordian Pedal (drops on Floors 1+2)
  • Prototype Gordian accessories – exchanged for 1x Tarnished Gordian Bolt (drops on Floors 1+2)
  

i200

 Item level 200 is where we find the new AF2 “Antiquated” armour and weapons, iconic pieces from the series’ past. All are bought with Tomestones and can be upgraded to i210 with ???.

Antiquated weapons – purchased from Hismena in Idyllshire for 990 Tomestones of Esoterics.

Antiquated armour and accessories are also exchanged for Tomestones of Esoterics with Hismena in Idyllshire.

  • Antiquated Head – 495 Tomestones of Esoterics.
  • Antiquated Body – 825 Tomestones of Esoterics.
  • Antiquated Hands – 495 Tomestones of Esoterics.
  • Antiquated Waist– 375 Tomestones of Esoterics.
  • Antiquated Legs – 825 Tomestones of Esoterics.
  • Antiquated Feet – 495 Tomestones of Esoterics.
  • Antiquated accessories – 375 Tomestones of Esoterics.
  

i210

 Item level 210 gear is obtained through tokens or drops from Alexander: Gordias (Savage).

Gordian weapons – drop from ???, or exchangeable for 8x Gordian Manifesto – Page 4.

Gordian armour and accessories come from Alexander: Gordias (Savage), the 8-man raid introduced in v3.05 which operates on a loot lockout system. You can only obtain a token from each floor once per week, but can attempt the floor as many times as you want.

  • Gordian Head – exchanged for 6x Gordian Manifesto – Page 3.
  • Gordian Body – exchanged for 8x Gordian Manifesto – Page 4.
  • Gordian Hands – exchanged for 6x Gordian Manifesto – Page 2.
  • Gordian Waist– exchanged for 4x Gordian Manifesto – Page 2.
  • Gordian Legs – exchanged for 8x Gordian Manifesto – Page 3.
  • Gordian Feet – exchanged for 6x Gordian Manifesto – Page 2.
  • Gordian accessories – exchanged for 4x Gordian Manifesto – Page 1.
 Let the grinding commence!