FFXIV: Stormblood How to Level Up and Get EXP Fast
In FFXIV: Stormblood, getting your first job from level 60 to level 70 can be quite the grind. There’s millions of EXP to get, and just going through the motions with the main quest doesn’t quite bridge the gap. Plus, if you want to get a second job from 60 to 70, you’ll need alternate ways to level up since obviously there won’t be a main quest to get you there anymore.
Luckily, there a number of reliable ways to level up and get EXP fast in FFXIV: Stormblood. Let’s break them down.
Level 60 and Up (First Job)
Once you’re at level 60, definitely start working the main quest of FFXIV: Stormblood. This will be a very reliable source of EXP, and plus (obviously), it will unlock the end game content that you’re working toward anyway. As mentioned earlier, it doesn’t quite bridge the gap neatly as there will be times where the main quest outpaces your EXP gain and you’ll have to level up first before continuing the quest. As of the game’s launch, there are a couple of ways to get the experience points that you need.
First, Palace of the Dead is still somewhat viable at this level, but it really starts to take a hit once you reach 60. You’re much better off going for the new and improved FATEs that were updated with the launch of Stormblood in the new areas. Not only were FATEs a good way to level up (if there are people around) to begin with, but now FATEs will be adjusted more effectively to account for how many people are in the area doing them, and they also now have a chance to spawn a special enemy and give you the Twist of Fate bonus upon taking them down. With the Twist of Fate bonus, you’ll get even more EXP while you have its effect.
If you don’t like FATEs, or there isn’t anyone around to do them with, dungeon spamming is your next best bet. Simply queue up for the highest one available to you and wait for it to begin. You should still probably do FATEs in the meantime unless you feel like being lazy. Keep in mind that if you’re a DPS class, the wait times could be brutal, so really consider supplementing your wait times with either FATEs, or side quests which are great for quickly getting a tiny bit of EXP needed to keep moving things along in the main quest. Instead of waiting around for a queue, or FATE hunting, just bang out a side quest or two, or three, if that’s all you need and get back to pushing through the main quest. Another valid option (especially for DPS) is queuing up for PvP such as Frontlines, this gives pretty solid EXP and will likely have shorter wait times.
Finally, if you’re waiting for a queue or messing around with FATEs, also have a stack of clan veteran hunt marks handy from Kugane. While it’s not the most effective way to get EXP, you can certainly complete them while doing things like FATEs which are, plus you’ll also gain seals that you can trade in for valuable items.
If you’re just wondering how to get from 60-70 quick, that should have you covered. If you’re wondering on how to get to level 60 as fast as possible, or are working on your second job from 60-70, page two of this guide will explain that.