Grievance Hunt Guide

What is hunting?

Hunting in Final Fantasy XIV is the locating of and the subsequent killing of particular mobs throughout the world of Eorzea. These mobs can be common “trash” mobs found in any zone, to giant “S” class monsters. Some of which are among the largest mob models in the game.

The common place mobs are typically only used for hunting when you have what is known as Mark Bills. There are two kinds of bills, Regular Mark bills which can be obtained on a 24 hour basis (that resets daily at 8:00 AM PDT) are used in hunting common place mobs. The Elite Mark bills are used in hunting “B” class monsters which are obtainable once a week. “A” rank and “S” rank mobs do not require mark bills in order to receive rewards.

You are rewarded upon killing the hunt mobs in your Mark bills, or killing “A” and “S” ranks in the field with Gil, Experience, Tomestones various types, Log Books, Allied Seals, Music, Cracked Clusters, and Centurio Seals. Tomestones will change depending on the patch that is currently in play. Check out the reward section below for details.

To unlock the ability to hunt you need to be level 50. The starting quest is determined by which grand company you belong to.
Maelstrom
Twin Adder
Immortal Flames

Once you have completed the quest, you will now have access to the Hunt Board, where you can pick up Mark Bills for your Daily and Weekly hunts. You will also gain the ability to spend your Allied seals. Allied seals can be spent on a variety of things, from my favourite thing Venture tokens used by your Retainers, unique weapons and armors, minions, house decorations, and seeds for your chocobro. Note that some of the 2.0 zone hunt bills include fate bosses as well.

B ranks and Daily Hunt bills are 100% solo able by any class, although you may want to use your companion chocobo to help your fight to make it go smoothly. A ranks in 2.0 are usually soloable. A ranks in 3.0 can be downed by a single party of 4 to 8 players depending on the particular mob type, player skill, and party item level(ilevel). 4.0 A ranks are much tougher, I recommend two parties at this time. Because of the potential reward however, a single party killing an A rank is frowned upon. Please read more in my Proper Hunting Etiquette section. S ranks require a server wide effort. S rank mobs employ a lot of skills that are very dangerous to large groups of people and in a lot of cases have one shot kill abilities. Tanks must be constantly healed by multiple healers at times, and DPS must be ready to escape the very large scale AOE attacks.

3.0 Hunts

Along with 3.0 came also a new kind of Mark Bill known as the Clan Mark Bill. In order to unlock Clan Mark bills you will need to complete a series of quests that unlock different tiers of Mark bills. Tier 1 is unlockable at level 53, Tier 2 is unlockable at 56, Tier 3 is unlockable at 59, and the Elite Mark Bills for weekly hunting of B ranks, is unlockable at 60.

4.0 Hunts

4.0 Hunts are a lot more difficult than 3.0 and especially now 2.0 hunts. They have far more HP, and one shot mechanics than their predecessors. Referred to as Veteran Clan Hunt. The quest to unlock this tier starts in Kugane with a NPC named Estrild. One-Star Veteran Clan hunts are unlockable at 61. Two-Star Veteran Clan hunts are unlockable at 63. Three-Star Veteran Clan hunts are unlockable at 66. Finally, Elite Veteran Clan hunts are unlockable at 70.

Rewards for hunting!!! (as of patch 4.05)

Experience points

Player Level One-Star Two-Star Three-Star Total Exp Daily
50 19,200 19,200 19,200 288,000
51 20,160 20,160 20,160 302,400
52 21,120 21,120 21,120 316,800
53 23,040 23,040 23,040 345,600
54 23,040 24,960 24,960 364,800
55 23,040 26,880 26,880 384,000
56 23,040 28,800 28,800 403,200
57 23,040 28,800 30,720 412,800
58 23,040 28,800 32,640 422,400
59 23,040 28,800 34,560 432,000
60-70 34,560 43,200 51,840 648,000

Seals, Tomestones, and others.

Level 50 “B” Rank Elite Mark Bill (2.0 Zones)
  • 100 Allied Seals
  • 5,000 Gil
Level 50 “A” Rank (2.0 Zones)
  • 40 Allied Seals
  • 20 Centurio Seals
  • 30 Tomestones of Poetics
  • 10 Tomestones of Verity
  • A very small chance for a Log Book.
Level 50 “S” Rank (2.0 Zones)
  • 100 Centurio Seals
  • 50 Centurio Seals
  • 100 Tomestones of Poetics
  • 30 Tomestones of verity
  • A small chance for a Log Book.
Level 60 “B” Rank Elite Clan Mark Bill (3.0 Zones)
  • Experience Points
  • 100 Allied Seals
  • 5000 gil
Level 60 “A” Rank (3.0 Zones)
  • 40 Centurio Seals
  • 30 Tomestones of Poetics
  • 10 Tomestones of Verity
  • Chance for a music scroll depending on the mob.
Level 60 “S” Rank (3.0 Zones)
  • 100 Centurio Seals
  • 100 Tomestones of Poetics
  • 30 tomestones of Verity
Level 70 “B” Rank Veteran Clan Mark Bill (4.0 Zones)
  • 100 Allied Seals
  • 5000 gil
Level 70 “A” Rank (4.0 Zones)
  • 40 Centurio Seals
  • 30 Tomestones of Poetics
  • 20 Tomestones of Verity
  • 10 Tomestones of Creation
  • Chance for a Cracked Cluster.
Level 70 “S” Rank (4.0 Zones)
  • 100 Centurio Seals
  • 100 Tomestones of Poetics
  • 80 Tomestones of Verity
  • 30 Tomestones of Creation
  • 1 x Cracked Cluster
2.0 Mark Bills
  • Experience Points
  • 8 or 20 Allied Seals each
  • 1000 or 2000 Gil each
3.0 Clan Mark Bills
  • Experience Points
  • Rank 1 gives 15 Centurio Seals total
  • Rank 2 gives 20 Centurio Seals total
  • Rank 3 gives 75 Centurio Seals total
4.0 Clan Mark Bills
  • Rank 1 gives 15 Centurio Seals total
  • Rank 2 gives 20 Centurio Seals total
  • Rank 3 gives 75 Centurio Seals total