Final Fantasy XI Tips & Tricks for New Players

FFXI is a popular game by Square Enix that was released almost two decades ago. It is a massive role-playing game and the eleventh installment of the Final Fantasy series. Although it is aged, the title is the darling of a large number of gamers. To help more players in enjoying the true essence of the game, developers have reduced the difficulty of the game to some extent, and this proved to be a good move. Now the number of active FFXI players is increasing. This also increases the demand for FF11 Gil, which is required on every corner. For beginners, surviving in the world of FFXI isn’t easy unless they use these tips and tricks.

1. Switch Jobs

Jobs are very important in FFXI, and you should switch between them from time to time. There is no point in sticking with just one job from the start till the end. You can equip and boost many jobs in the game. For now, more than twenty-two jobs are available in FFXI. Each job has its pros and cons, so the best way is to experiment with jobs of the same category before finalizing a job. There is a level requirement for some jobs in FFXI, so check for it and go prepared.

2. Utilize the trust magic

 There is a trust system in FFXI that enables you to engage in a fight with NPCs. With this new system, there is no need to wait for a real player, which was the case earlier. In the past, beginners have to team up with a good player to win a battle. Now, even a beginner can fight alongside the desired non-playing character. To unlock this system, you need to upgrade your character to level five. After unlocking the trust system, you have to complete a quest with the desired NPC.

3. Follow the storyline

 There is a specific storyline called Rhapsodies of Vana’diel that you should follow at all costs for extra benefit. It is more like a connector as it joins all the links to complete the chain of the storyline of Final Fantasy XI. You can also reach the max level in this storyline. You need to enter one of three cities, Bastok, Windurst, or San D’Oria, to begin this storyline. The rewards for this quest line will keep you going for a long time.

4. Generate money with Sparks

To get sparks, you have to do some RoE objectives in the game. Afterward, you can go to the NPCs to earn some sparks. Here is some equipment to earn Gil at a pretty good rate.

  • Mars’ Hexagun costs 340 sparks and sells for 3,400 Gil
  • Flame Degen costs 480 sparks and sells for 4,800 gil
  • Acheron Shield 2,755 sparks and sells for 26,500 gil

 With these items, you can make more than one hundred thousand sparks in a week or so.

5. Opt for the RoE system

Records of eminence is a new and popular system in FFXI. It is basically a tutorial of the game where you will complete quests. These tasks range from killing tasks to looting tasks or damaging tasks. The requirements for these repeating tasks can be achieved easily, and you can complete these tasks whenever you want. This questing system can be accessed from the quest menu.

6. No Running

When the game was first released, traveling was a complete nightmare for players, but now it has been improved. Crystals are added to the game that cut short the traveling time. They are visible on the map, so you don’t have to find them at all. You have to unlock a crystal for the very first time by going near it, and now it will be available all the time.

7. Team up

 The maximum cost for teaming up with other players will be fewer rewards, but it’s always better to have someone watch your back as well. You can make friends out of complete strangers in the game and go on raids with them to defeat difficult bosses together.

8. Get knowledge about the synergy of Jobs

You should have knowledge about what is the synergy of a job in FFXI. There are some particular traits of a job in the game, and these jobs are divided into categories based on those jobs. Choose a job according to the requirements of the encounter to increase your chances. Below are all the categories of jobs.

Damage Dealers (DD)
  • Monk
  • Black Mage
  • Thief
  • Dark Knight
  • Ranger
  • Samurai
  • Beastmaster
  • Summoner
  • Dragoon
  • Ninja


  • White Mage
  • Warrior
  • Paladin
  • Rune Fencer
  • Bard
  • Corsair
  • Scholar
  • Geomancer
All Rounders
  • Red Mage
  • Dancer
  • Blue Mage
  • Puppetmaster

9. Use Sub jobs

You should train multiple jobs at the same time because you can use a second job as your support character on a long adventure. To unlock a sub job, you need to hit level eighteen in the game. After reaching this level, go to Vera or Selbina to speak with Isacio. He will provide you with a quest that you need to complete. It is a pretty long process, so you can focus on completing the rhapsodies of vana’diel at the same time.

10. Curio Vendor Moogles

These are mascots that you can find in the main provinces in the game, and you may have missed some of them previously. You can purchase various items from these mascots. The price range of the mascot is very good, and it is even better compared to other options. You can spend some money on the instant wrap and use them to instantly reach your hideout in a second. If you love to hunt monsters, chances are that you can die in a battle. If this happens, you can get a free life again, all thanks to the instant re-raise. MMOpixel provides delivery of your order in a short time as well as you can cancel the order and get a full refund. For now, only three of these mascots are available in the game, and you can find them at the locations given below.

  • Port San d’Oria, (J-9)
  • Port Bastok, (K-13)
  • Port Windurst, (M-4)
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