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FFXIV: Earning the Amaro Mount – All Jobs to 80!

At the beginning of 2019, I had just finished leveling all of my FFXIV jobs to 50. The straggler jobs were my tanks, jobs that I really had no intention of ever leveling. Most of my tanks were sitting in the mid-30s during 2018, when I first decided… Yeah… I’m going to make an effort to bring all of my jobs to level cap. And I’m going to do it without any boosts or skips from the Mog Store.

As some folks know, I’m generally okay to play most DPS jobs in groups. But when it comes to tanking and healing, I’m not so comfortable. That means that leveling all the tanks and healers was done solo and outside of roulettes, which is one of the faster ways to level.

Let me just say… Beast Tribe Quests.

Years upon years of Beast Tribe Quests. And I’m not exaggerating. There have been very few days in the past 3-4 years that I’ve not logged in to run my battle Beast Tribe Quests for whatever job I was leveling, at whatever stage that was in.

Granted from 30-60 I had help from running Squad dungeons. Levels 60-70 is really the slump area for solo leveling jobs. Again, lots and lots of Beast Tribe Quests. And really, that’s about it if you don’t want to farm FATEs (and really, FATEs without a focused party is pretty slow).

At level 70, things speed up quite a bit. First, there’s only one set of battle Beast Tribe Quests this expansion, but it gives just as much experience as quests did when there were two tribes. Essentially, 5-10 mins of time every day earns a pretty significant chunk of experience – probably the most experience-per-minute you can get.

On top of that, you do have the option to run Trusts. However, I didn’t run Trusts all that much – I only leveled two jobs through them, enough to level the Trust teams. I’m just not big on running a bunch of dungeons now days when I don’t have to, even if I have a Trust team.

Quests in Shadowbringers scale to whatever level your job is, and they give a good deal more experience than I expected when you stack them all up. In fact, I failed in my attempt to finish cleaning up quests before I got all my jobs to 80 because I vastly underestimated the XP they gave. I still have two more zones worth of quests to finish. Granted, these are only one-time XP boost, but if you have a job you just don’t want to run in parties, any XP is good XP.

Anyhow, it’s a weird feeling to not have to run Beast Tribe Quests today. But even with this big achievement out of the way, I still have more than enough to keep me busy both on my main and my various alts. First, I’m finally going to focus on all those crafting/gathering relics that I’ve put off!

Oh, and finally leveling Blue Mage on this character. That’s a thing, too. πŸ™‚


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9 thoughts on “FFXIV: Earning the Amaro Mount – All Jobs to 80!

  1. Gratz!

    FWIW, MSQ roulette + daily beast tribes = 1.5 to 2 levels per day. Adding in the daily hunts (centurio, nutsy, etc) at the highest level you can for the job is a big help also.

    And this is a constant, as the XP is scaled to your level, so it’s the same effectiveness for anything 50+ Makes it so you can get a job 10 levels in 5-7 days, so it really doesn’t take all that long to work through them all.

    Healing and tanking in MSQ roulette are reallllllllllllly easy too. If you are leveling the jobs just for the sake of leveling them, then going EZ-mode like that works just fine since you don’t have to be “good” for endgame content in that role.

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    1. I honestly didn’t mind the time it took. I’ve been busy across several alts, and often run roulettes for other characters instead of my main. Beast Tribe quests were quick and easy to do each day, even if they dragged things out over a longer period of time. Just don’t have the time to focus on as many characters as I have, plus I get dungeon and hunt burn-out really fast in this game.

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  2. Congratulations!
    This is a stunning display of focus and dedication over time. πŸ™‚

    Doesn’t hurt that the mount looks pretty dang good too, but I bet the accomplishment feeling of it is huge after this. Although… what now? πŸ˜€ (Well, ‘what now’ after blue mage, at least.)

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