If you’re leveling up a new Job in Final Fantasy XIV, you’ll probably have to make your way through this level range. Levels 50-60 were added in the Heavensward expansion, alongside a few new Jobs. Once you’ve finished the excellent main scenario, you’ll probably want to blast through these levels as soon as possible. That’s where this guide comes in! We also have a guide for the entire leveling process in one place, if that helps.
The Stormblood Jobs Samurai and Red Mage will begin at Level 50.
Level 50-60 General Details
There are a number of items that offer experience bonuses within certain level ranges. Most of these items are sadly pre-order bonuses for various expansions, while one is an item gained when you bring a new subscriber into FFXIV. The list of items:
Ala Mhigan Earrings (from pre-ordering Stormblood): 30% bonus until level 51
Aetheryte Earring (from pre-ordering Shadowbringers): 30% bonus until 71
Menphina’s Earring (from pre-ordering Endwalker): 30% bonus until level 81
An easy rule of thumb for these is to simply equip the latest one you have until it stops being useful. As an example, Menphina’s Earring from Endwalker not only lasts longer than the rest, it also has better additional stats compared to its counterparts.
You should probably have a stack of any basic food. All food gives you a 3% bonus to experience gain from killing enemies. It’s not a ton, but it will add up over time and shave a bit off your overall leveling grind.
This is a weird level range that shares a lot of options with the ranges before and after it. You’ll basically want to do your daily Duty Roulettes (with the Leveling Roulette being the most effective one), alongside Challenge Logs. This system unlocks at level 15 and gives you experience for completing challenges, like running 5 dungeons or defeating 20 enemies with your Chocobo. Most of the time, you’ll complete these simply by playing. They also reset every Tuesday.
Beyond that, running the highest level dungeon available to you is always key, or alternatively running Floors 51-60 of the Palace of the Dead. (Learn how to unlock that below.)
You’ll get one new leveling addition here, and that’s the Clan Hunts. Hunts give you a specific target to kill, and when you do so, you get Centurio Seals, gil, and experience. You can unlock them by being Second Lieutenant in your Grand Company and picking up the quest “Let the Hunt Begin” from an NPC in your GC.
Maelstrom – Trachraet (X: 12.7 Y: 12.8 – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks)
Twin Adder – Scarlet (X: 9.9 Y: 11.4 – New Gridania)
Immortal Flames – Mimio Mio (X: 8.6 Y: 9.4 – Ul’dah Steps of Nald)
Once that quest is done, you can pick up the level 53 quest “Let the Clan Hunt Begin” from Aytienne (X: 12.9 Y: 11.8 – Foundation). The Clan Hunts are picked up in Ishgard and are a decent way to fill out the leveling process. Hunts in general are also useful at later levels, so you should unlock them now. Keep in mind, that some Hunts are higher levels, so avoid Hunts in places like Azys Lla or The Dravanian Hinterlands until you’re around level 58-59.
Hopefully, this gives you a solid foundation to work with in regards to leveling. You should blow through these Heavensward levels in no time, though they aren’t as quick as the A Realm Reborn levels. We also have a guide for the entire leveling process in one place, taking you all the way to Level 90 as fast as possible.