How To Get Through Stormblood Fast

How To Get Through Stormblood Fast

You’ve already blown through the earlier leveling content, blasting through A Realm Reborn and Heavensward in record time. Levels 60-70 were added in the Stormblood expansion, alongside a few new Jobs. This guide will help you speed through these levels, so you can round the bend into Shadowbringers. We also have a guide for the entire leveling process in one place, if that helps.

The Shadowbringers Jobs Gunbreaker and Dancer will begin at Level 60.

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:

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.

 

FFXIV Stormblood Heaven on High

Levels 60-70

As we said in the guide for the last level range, do your daily Duty Roulettes. At this level range, you’ll probably want to queue for the Leveling Roulette at least, but the Dungeons, Main Scenario, Tria, and Alliance Raid options are worthwhile depending on the queue times. If you’re a tank or healer, you can also queue for the highest dungeon available to you.

Deep Dungeon: Heaven-on-High

At level 61, you can unlock Heaven-on-High. This is the second iteration of the Deep Dungeon system, offering instanced dungeons of multiple floors. Like the first (Palace of the Dead, mentioned below), all players will be synced in terms of level and item level with a separate leveling system existing only within the Deep Dungeon itself.

To unlock Heaven-on-High, you first need to have completed floor 50 of the Palace of the Dead. You’ll also need to have completed the Stormblood main scenario quest “Tide Goes in, Imperials Go Out”. Once that’s done, you’ll want to grab the quest “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” from Hamakaze (X: 6.2, Y: 11.7 – The Ruby Sea). This will unlock the dungeon.

You’ll gain Job EXP while playing Heaven-on-High and make progress on the special Empyrean Aetherpool Weapons at the same time. Many players tend to simply repeat floors 21-30, since it offers the best risk-reward ratio with solid experience.

You can level purely in Heaven-on-High, but to be honest, it’s a mind-numbing process. This is why I say players should incorporate Duty Roulettes and Hunts into their routine. (Stormblood’s Hunt iteration is the Veteran Clan Hunts, unlocked by getting the quest “One-star Veteran Clan Hunt” from Estrild at X: 10.3, Y: 10.2 in Kugane.) This allows you to break up the monotony if you’re doing a lot of job leveling back-to-back. There’s no reason to level up all these jobs if you simply burn out.

Hopefully, this gives you a solid foundation to work with in regards to leveling. The Stormblood levels are actually a little more focused than the Heavensward levels, with more options available to you. 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.

Author: Deann Hawkins