Final Fantasy XIV Gil, also refer as gold, is the standard currency in the game. You can make FFXIV Gil by killing monsters, doing missions, completing quests, dungeons, as well as selling your items. Your total Gils are showed on the currency panel. Meanwhile, Gil can be traded with other FFXIV players via mail, Market board, or FC chest. In fact, FFXIV is never a pay-to-win game. Farming is the best way to obtain millions of Gil.

1. Completing Quests

Doing regular quest, duties, and other activities, it will help you level your character, obtain items, get Gil. Players can start the Main Scenario Quest by finding an NPC with the distinct Main Scenario Quest icon above their head, or by looking through the Recommendations list to see what Duties are in the immediate vicinity.

Every Main Scenario Quest has a minimum level requirement. Some Main Scenario Quests require the player to simply speak with another NPC, while others require the player to complete a Dungeon, collect items, slay monsters, and more. Upon completion of the Main Scenario Quest, players have always rewarded Experience Points and Gil, with other items occasionally rewarded as well.

Each starting zone, Gridania, Ul’dah, and Limsa Lominsa, have separate main story quests for levels 1 to 15. After this, all classes share the same quests.

2. Sell Items for Gil

Selling all your unwanted items with other players and get a ton of Gil. The transfer limit is 10 million gil per character, 5 million gil per retainer. There are two ways to make a deal.

  • Face to face delivery. Request a friend request and make the transaction face to face.
  • Market Board. You list an item in the Market Board and set the correct price. Then, other players purchase the item and you get the Gil. You will lose 5% of your Gil for the transaction fee.

3. Level a Gathering Profession

Gathering classes, also known as Disciples of the Land, harvest natural resources throughout Eorzea. For new beginners with a low level, gathering material and sell it is the best way to make Gil in FFXIV 5.2. You can start gathering with Miner, then Botanist, and finally Fisher. It cannot guarantee you become rich but is still a good deal.

Miners extract minerals from the rock faces of Eorzea. The raw ores and gemstones they acquire are utilized by the blacksmith, armorer, and goldsmith crafting classes. Botanists harvest resources from the plants and trees of Eorzea. They gather raw materials for various crafting classes such as carpenter, weaver, culinarian, and alchemist. Fishers harvest fish and other sea creatures from the waters of Eorzea, utilizing an assortment of fishing tackles to catch fish in various environments.

ChallengeDescriptionEXP RewardGil Reward
The Gathering StormSuccessfully gather items of comparable level to your own 100 times.5% of EXP of current level1,000
The Gathering Storm (HQ)Successfully gather high-quality items of comparable level to your own 30 times.5% of EXP of current level2,000
Hooked on the ReelingCatch 30 fish.5% of EXP of current level1,000
Hooked on the Reeling (HQ)Catch 10 high-quality fish5% of EXP of current level2,000
Spear MeSpear 50 fish.  
Spear Me (HQ)Spear 20 high-quality fish.  

4. Duty Roulettes

A slow way to make consistent Gil. Doing leveling roulettes will reward you a lot of Gil, as well as level your account. Run daily roulettes, get a cracked cluster, get and sell red grade VI materia. Especially as a PLD, WAR, or DRK.

The Duty Roulette offers a daily reward that gives the players a combination of experience, Grand Company Seals, Cracked Clusters, Mhachi Matter, and Gil, depending on the type of duty, your job depending on what is currently needed, and the level of the job when entering the queue. The type and number of Tomestones available for each roulette often change with new patch content.

TypeDaily PoeticsDaily PhantasmagoriaDaily AllegoryDaily GilDaily Seals“In Need” Bonus
Expert –6040Gil 6,300Gil 7,100
Level 80 Dungeons –10015Gil 6,300Gil 7,100
Level 50/60/70 100120Gil 6,300Gil 7,100
Leveling –10020Gil 10,500Seal 588Gil 11,850 & Seal 3360
Trials –6015Gil 10,500Gil 4,266
Main Scenario 30010050Gil 6,300Gil 7,100
Guildhests –Gil 1,575Seal 424Gil 1,777 & Seal 212
Frontline –5020Gil –
Mentor –3010Gil 6,300Gil 5,400
Alliance Raid 10010050Gil ???Gil 7,100
Normal 806020Gil 6,300Gil 1,422

5. Flipping items through Market Board

“Buy low, sell high” is always the best way to make money. Look for the ‘weak’ items in Market Board and craft to add more value, then make more profit. A lot of players get a large number of Gil through this method, it may not suit beginners.

Flipping items is one of the most profitable things to do in this game. My only suggestion is to look at what sells the most frequently on your server. If you cared enough you could follow the markets and track prices for a while(aka longer than the market history price. Then try to figure out why the markets are high or figure out what markets should have value. Keeping track of which retainers you are splitting a market with and their selling habits. If you can match a retainer to a player, even better. I am trying to be as vague as possible but give some relevant info. Sorry.

6. Run Dungeons

Dungeons are the best place to obtain mendacity/poetics. You can then exchange for valuable crafting mats/grade III soil. It will help you craft high-end items and make FFXIV Gil.

Dungeons are instanced zones with powerful monsters and treasures, including a lot of Gil. Typically a dungeon will involve navigating through a zone filled with enemies, with intermittent boss enemies. Many dungeons require prerequisites to be fulfilled before they can be entered. In the event one or more members of the party have yet to clear the instance, all party members will receive a bonus upon completion.

ChallengeDescriptionEXP RewardGil Reward
Feeling LuckyComplete 3 dungeons and/or Alliance Raids via the Duty Roulette.15% of EXP of current level (maxes out @ lvl 60)1,000
Dungeon MasterComplete 5 dungeons.10% of EXP of current level (maxes out @ lvl 60)2,000

7. Gardening

Gardening takes time and money. If you have invested a house and have a lot of leisure time, you can grow a lot of plants. Certain items are incredibly valuable, such as Thavnairian Onion.

When plants have fully grown, players can harvest their crops to obtain produce. Plants may yield high-quality produce depending on how they were cultivated. It is a high profit for making Gil in 5.2.

8. Buy FFXIV Gil from PVPBank

While farming Gil takes a lot of time, you can buy FFXIV Gil directly. You can purchase FFXIV Gold from below:

9. Completing Challenge Log

The Challenge Log contains a list of adventuring objectives across a wide range of categories. Completing any one of these objectives will earn you rewards such as Gil and experience. Additional rewards can be earned for the overall completion of the challenge log. Challenges can be performed on a weekly basis. Completion status is reset on a weekly basis on Tuesday at 1:00 a.m. (PDT).

Players can unlock the Challenge Log by completing the level 15 quest Rising to the Challenge. Players can start the quest by talking to I’tolwann in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (x11,y10). Players must first complete Call of the Sea (Gridania) or Call of the Sea (Limsa Lominsa) or Call of the Sea (Ul’dah). Certain categories will remain locked until the corresponding feature is unlocked (Treasure Hunt, for example)

Gil Reward Comparison

CategoryChallenge 1Challenge 2Challenge 3Challenge 4Challenge 5
Dungeons10002000
Guildhests10002000
FATEs10002000
Levequests10002000
Disciples of the Hand10002000
Disciples of the Land1000200010002000
Treasure Hunt10002000
Beast Tribe Quests10002000
Retainer Ventures10004000
Companions10002000
Player Commendation1000
Wondrous Tails2000
Overall Completion1000010000100001000015000
  • Overall players can earn up to 93,000 gil per week.

10. Quick Ventures

Quick ventures are not suitable for everyone. Someplace may have big fish. How many Gil you earned is just depending on your luck.

In Retainer Ventures, your retainer can perform a Quick venture after reaching level 10. It costs 2 Venture, takes 1 hour and rewards 1 Item. EXP awarded is based on the item acquired. The item acquired is influenced by the retainer’s stat, gathering, and item level.

11. Doing Guildleve or Levequests

Guildleves or Levequests are repeatable quests players can perform to earn experience, Gil and items. Unlike regular quests, which can only be performed once per character, levequests can be performed again and again as long as the player has Leve allowances.

Guildleves can be completed individually or as a group. To start a Guildleve, talk to an NPC with <Levemete> under his or her name. After accepting it, Guildleve appears in your Journal. Players can initiate the levequest from their journal.

Players gain 3 Levequest allowances every 12 hours, earth time. Leve allowances stack up to 100.

ChallengeDescriptionEXP RewardGil Reward
Just Leve It to MeComplete 5 Levequests with different leve plates.15% of EXP of current level (maxes out @ lvl 60)1,000
Making Like a TreeComplete 20 levequests.15% of EXP of current level (maxes out @ lvl 60)1,000

12. Grand Company

Players usually have the demand for Glamour Prisms. You can get some levels in your Grand Company and Glamour Prisms. The profit is small, but little and little can accumulate to a big one.

Grand Companies are organizations that players will join at around level 20 by completing the main story quests. There are three grand companies, The Maelstrom from Limsa Lominsa, The Immortal Flames from Ul’dah, and The Order of the Twin Adder from Gridania.

ChallengeDescriptionGrand Company Seals Reward
Give ‘Em What They WantComplete 10 supply and provisioning missions1,000
Give ‘Em What They Want (HQ)Submit 5 HQ items in supply and provisioning missions.1,000

13. Join Map Parties

When you can gather maps yourself, join map parties, and sell the loot for FFXIV Gold. This does not need your much time if you are skilled with this method. The profit is awesome.

You find the spot by looking at the landmarks and finding it on the map. You dig once you’re near the spot. Look carefully. Most common rules: Map owner Needs all loot (including all loot inside the canal). Other party members can only Greed it. Maps are done based on location to minimize travel time + cost. For example: do all the maps in Fringes, then Peaks, then Lochs, then Ruby Sea/Kugane areas.

13. Unlock Beast Tribes

Beast Tribe Quests are daily quests that require the players to perform tasks dictated by various Beast Tribes. Players will not only earn experience, Gil, items, Tomestones, and ventures for completing these quests, they will also earn Reputation points. By increasing your reputation, you will gain access to the Beastmen tribe vendor which sells unique mounts, minions, furnishings, and other items.

Meanwhile, you can unlock Beast tribes for dyes, then exchange for hundreds of Gil. The dye is a type of material used to change the color of your armor.

ChallengeDescriptionGil Reward
Beast of a Time IComplete 5 beast tribe daily quests.1,000 gil
Beast of a Time IIComplete 15 beast tribe daily quests.2,000 gil

14. The Farming Cap of FFXIV Gil

The maximum number of FFXIV Gil that you can make and hold in your account is 999,999,999 Gil. Also, this is the FFXIV Gil cap that you can transfer to other players. For making more Gil than this number, it will be dropped.

15. Crafting Items with FFXIV Gil Bun

When you want to craft different type of meals, you will need Gil Bun. Culinarian uses it as a ingredient to craft items. This tiny round mushroom has a cap which resembles a coin, and is known for its rich flavor and pungent aroma. It can be gathered by botanists through harvesting. It is harvested from a level 20 node in Nine Ivies in East Shroud(Location: The Black Shroud, East Shroud, Lv. 20 Nine Ivies). Gil Bun is used in crafting the following items:

TitleRecipe LevelItem Level
AlchemistHi-Potion25
AlchemistHi-Potion of Strength33
CulinarianChicken and Mushrooms2019
CulinarianBaked Sole3029
CulinarianRaptor Stew3939

16. The Forbidden Land, Eureka Anemos

Access Eureka upon completion of And We Shall Call It Eureka (Rhalgr’s Reach via Galiena). While technically an instance, it has a few unique rules on entering. First off, you enter by talking to Rodney rather than via the duty finder, and you can enter solo without a queue and find other players inside. In many ways, it is like an open zone, just one that allows you to meet people across the whole data center and with a 3-hour timer.

On your first trip inside you’ll be treated to a minor quest, talking to various folks around Port Surgate to get introduced to the various facilities. Once that’s done and you have your first piece of magicite, you just need to allocate it and you’ll be ready to go.

ChallengeDescriptionReward
Forbidden Lightning IDefeat 30 ice- or lightning-aspected enemies no more than two elemental levels below your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
Forbidden Lightning IIDefeat 60 ice- or lightning-aspected enemies no more than two elemental levels below your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
Forbidden Earth IDefeat 30 fire- or earth-aspected enemies no more than two elemental levels below your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
Forbidden Earth IIDefeat 60 fire- or earth-aspected enemies no more than two elemental levels below your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
Forbidden Wind IDefeat 30 water- or wind-aspected enemies no more than two elemental levels below your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
Forbidden Wind IIDefeat 60 water- or wind-aspected enemies no more than two elemental levels below your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
Forbidden Ash IDefeat 20 ashkin in Eureka with an elemental level equal to, or higher than your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
Forbidden Ash IIDefeat 40 ashkin in Eureka with an elemental level equal to, or higher than your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
Forbidden Elements IDefeat 10 elementals in Eureka with an elemental level equal to, or higher than your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
Forbidden Elements IIDefeat 20 elementals in Eureka with an elemental level equal to, or higher than your own.Elemental Experience Points1,000 gil
  • Elemental experience point gain is affected by your own elemental level.

17. Guildhest

Guildhests are instanced group quests, usually involves a mini-dungeon or boss fight, that players can complete for experience and gil. Guildhests are designed to teach players basic group mechanics that will be needed later on during Dungeons and Trials. Initial Guildhests are quite easy, they become difficult as players level up and delve deeper. After completing at least one Guildleve, you can then talk to a Battlewarden to unlock Guildhests. To unlock new Guildhests, you must be at the required level and have completed all the previous Guildhests.

ChallengeDescriptionEXP RewardGil Reward
You’re the Hest Around IComplete 3 guildhests.5% of EXP of current level (maxes out @ lvl 60)1,000
You’re the Hest Around IIComplete 10 guildhests10% of EXP of current level (maxes out @ lvl 60)2,000

18. FATEs

FATEs or Full Active Time Events are dynamic scenarios, often battles, that appear around Eorzea. FATEs involve boss battles, escort missions, and other events. Players can complete these events for the experience, gil, and Grand Company seals. Occasionally players will also receive items for successful completion of a FATE at a gold medal.

To locate a FATE, look for FATE indicators that randomly appear on your map. To join a FATE, simply enter the FATE radius (blue circle) on your mini-map and attempt to complete the FATE objectives. There are no limits to the number of players that can participate in a FATE at a time. If the player’s level is too high, they will be asked to level sync down. FATEs can be completed by finishing the on-screen objectives within the time limit. Players are rewarded with experience and gil when a FATE is completed.

ChallengeDescriptionEXP RewardGil Reward
Fated to WanderReceive the highest rating possible in FATEs in 5 different regions.15% of EXP of current level (maxes out @ lvl 60)1,000
Embrace Your FateSuccessfully complete 10 unique FATEs.15% of EXP of current level (maxes out @ lvl 60)2,000

19. Become a Disciple of the Hand

There are currently eight crafting classes in Final Fantasy XIV, otherwise known as Disciples of the Hand, with each job specializing in crafting, repairing, melding, and desynthesizing specific item types, as well as producing vanity items, such as furniture for houses and apartments.

The 8 Disciples of the Hand classes are Carpenter, Blacksmith, Armorer, Goldsmith, Leatherworker, Weaver, Alchemist, and Culinarian.

To become a Disciple of the Hand, players require at least one level 10 Disciple of War or Magic. If eligible, visit the guild associated with the desired craft to begin your very first job quest.

ChallengeDescriptionEXP RewardGil Reward
Craft Up a StormCraft 30 Items.10% of EXP of current level1,000
Craft Up a Storm (HQ)Craft 20 high-quality Items.10% of EXP of current level2,000

20. Treasure Hunt

While gathering resources as Miner, Fisher, or Botanist at gathering points that are of level 40 or above, players have a chance of receiving Timeworn Maps. Players can decipher these maps to receive a location where the treasure can be found. After arriving at the correct location, players will have to defeat one or several monsters guarding the treasure before it can be opened. The maps come in 8 grades, grade 8 being the hardest, and giving the greatest rewards.

Players will be free to examine the treasure chest after defeating the abovementioned enemy. All party members will receive rewards such as EXP, gil, Allagan tomestones of philosophy and mythology, minions, aetherial gear, crafting ingredients (including HQ), housing materials, medicine, and elemental shards. The contents of the treasure chest will vary depending on the type of treasure map.

Gil and Allagan tomestones will be distributed evenly between party members.

ChallengeDescriptionGil Reward
X Marks the SpotGather 3 timeworn maps1,000 gil
Find Your Treasure and Have It TooOpen 5 treasure coffers and obtain their contents while treasure hunting2,000 gil

21. The Aquapolis

The Aquapolis is a special instance that occasionally spawns after completing a Timeworn Dragonskin Map in Treasure Hunt.

There are three tiers of rewards in the Aquapolis. Chambers one through three contain the lowest tier of rewards, chambers four through six the second tier, and the final chamber contains the highest tier of rewards. Players will also be granted rewards of a higher grade upon defeating rare enemies that appear.

ChallengeDescriptionGil Reward
Aqua Gleam Hunter Force IOpen 5 treasure coffers in The Aquapolis, Lost Canals of Uznair or Hidden Canals of Uznair vaults.1,000 gil

22. Companions

Companions are pets that will fight alongside you. Players will not only be able to rank up their Chocobo companion but also customize their looks and abilities. Players can specialize their Chocobos into tanks, healers or damage dealers by allocating their skill points into the Defender, Attacker or Healer skill trees. Players can customize their chocobo with various bardings. The bardings are only cosmetic; they give no bonus stats or other benefits.

ChallengeDescriptionCompanion EXP RewardGil Reward
Bosom Buddies IDefeat 20 enemies of comparable level to your own with your companion.5% of Companion’s EXP of current rank1,000 gil
Bosom Buddies IIDefeat 100 enemies of comparable level to your own with your companion.10% of Companion’s EXP of current rank2,000 gil