FFXIV Eureka Tips and Tricks for Beginners
With the release of patch 4.25 in FFXIV, Square Enix has also introduced the Forbidden Land of Eureka Anemos. This is a brand new exploration area for players who are looking for new grindy content to dive into, as well as an additional way to get cool-looking gear. That said, Eureka can be a little daunting for those who are just starting to get into it, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you out.
Don’t be afraid to go in solo – Sure, Eureka is a lot more fun with a full party in FFXIV, and it can also be more efficient for leveling up. But in the event that you don’t have a party with you, you can still level pretty quickly on your own. When solo, always kill enemies that are at your level to keep your kill chain going, and to get decent experience.
De-leveling starts at level 11 – Once you hit level 6, if you happen to die, you’ll lose a chunk of your experience, but you won’t de-level. This changes once you hit level 11. You’ll have to be careful with the mobs that you’re pulling, or you might lose a lot of progress. However, you won’t lose any experience if you are Raised after getting KO’d in FFXIV.
Don’t worry about the Aetherytes for now – You’ll spot two other Aetherytes on your map. However, you can’t attune to them until you hit level 9, so just focus on completing quests and leveling up till then.
Don’t bother killing tagged mobs – In Eureka, once another player or party has claimed an enemy, don’t worry about killing it. The experience gained will be very little, so you’re better off hunting your own prey.
Do hunt NMs, even if they’ve been tagged – NMs, on the other hand, give really good experience, and it’s almost always worth your time to go fight them even if they’ve already been claimed by another party.
NMs only spawn after the mobs are killed – If you’re hunting NMs in Eureka, make sure to kill the regular enemies or the big boss won’t spawn. Specific mobs can be killed to spawn a particular NM. For instance, killing Cactuar mobs will spawn the Cactuar NM.
Look for the Fairy – Whenever you’re exploring the map, look out for a Fairy that spawns occasionally to get a buff. You can either get a damage buff that makes you a little more powerful, or a healing buff that allows you to survive longer. This is especially useful for solo players.
Hopefully, these tips will allow you to enjoy Eureka a little more, and make some progress on farming those crystals. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more information on FFXIV.