Updated for Patch 3.55b!
Whether you’re a new player, seasoned player, or maybe returning to the game, the amount of various content in FFXIV can be overwhelming at times. This guide should act as a means of displaying options for what to prioritize on a daily and weekly basis during your time in game.
Beast Tribe Quests – Reputation grind. For A Realm Reborn: Amal’jaa (Southern Thanalan: x23, y14), Ixali (North Shroud: x24, y22), Kobold (Outer La Noscea: x21, y18), Sahagin (Western La Noscea: x17, y21), and Sylph (East Shroud: x22, y26). For Heavensward: Moogle (The Churning Mists: x15, y28), Vath (The Dravanian Forelands: x24, y20), and Vanu Vanu (The Sea of Clouds: x6, y14).
Duty Roulette – Tomestone grind. In your Duty Finder, you will see various Duties you can queue for under Duty Roulette. Completing each of these daily will yield bonuses of various currencies.
Mini Cactpot – Earn MGP. Visit the Main Counter in Golden Saucer. Purchase 3 tickets for a chance at big MGP winnings. Refer to FFXIV Cactpot Solver.
Daily Hunts – Seals grind for glamour, minions, Anima quest items. For A Realm Reborn (Allied Seals), grab the Mark Bills (5 mobs) from your Grand Company Hunt Board. For Heavensward (Centurio Seals), go to Foundation (x12, y11) and grab 3 Clan Mark Bills (15 mobs) from the Clan Hunt Board.
Grand Company Turn-ins – Large experience and Company Seals. Each day you can turn in items to your Grand Company Personnel Officer for a DoH (Supply) and DoL (Provisioning) class. Turning in high quality items yield huge experience (gold stars yield bonus experience and seals).
Adventurer Squadron – NPC missions yielding various bonuses. Visit your Grand Company’s Squadron Barracks to manage your Recruits. If they aren’t max level, you can train them 3 times per day. You can also send Recruits on missions which take 18 hours to complete, rewarding various buffs or items upon completion.
Treasure Hunts – Aquapolis, Anima items, gil, glamour, minions. There is an 18 hour cooldown on finding a Treasure Map which could yield entry to Aquapolis or a variety of other items and gil. Note, you can also buy these maps on the Market Board.
Challenge Log – Consistent weekly objectives yielding bonus currencies and experience. These objectives encompass all content FFXIV has to offer, so choose what’s important to you. Resets weekly.
Wondrous Tails – Random objectives yielding a variety of rewards differing each week. Visit Khloe Aliapoh in Idyllshire (x5, y6) to acquire the key item which shows this week’s objectives. The more objectives you complete, the more rewards you earn.
Custom Deliveries – End game crafting/gathering deliveries yielding crafting/gathering currency. Zhloe Aliapoh in Idyllshire (x4, y6) offers up weekly Collectibles turn-ins. Similar to Rowena’s House of Splendors, Zhloe will offer you 3 different collectibles to turn in 6 times per week. Each turn in yields reputation increase with Zhloe and the higher Collectability the turn-in, the higher currency rewards you’ll receive.
Jumbo Cactpot – Earn MGP. Visit the Cacktpot Board in Golden Saucer. Purchase 3 tickets and return Saturday when winning number is drawn for a chance at huge MGP profit. Limited to 3 tickets per week.
Weekly Hunt – Seals grind for glamour, minions, Anima quest items. For A Realm Reborn (Allied Seals), grab the Elite Mark Bill from your Grand Company Hunt Board. For Heavensward (Centurio Seals), go to Foundation (x12, y11) and grab Elite Clan Mark Bill from the Clan Hunt Board.
Alexander – Weekly lockouts for 8 person raid. Only A9S-A12S and the Alexandrian Geare from A12N are currently on lockout.
Dun Scaith – Weekly lockout 24 person raid. Complete raid once per week for chance at gear and Mhachi Shilling (currency used in combination with Void Ark / Weeping City currencies to upgrade Shire gear). Also be sure to grab the Unidentified Flying Object quest before going in, as the reward can be turned in for an item level 270 accessory.
Cap Scripture – High end loot currency. While this is something you’ll likely do as you complete your daily and weekly tasks, you want to ensure you’re reaching the 450 weekly cap on earning Allagan Tomestones of Scripture, as these are used to purchase item level 260 gear.
Cap Red Scrips – High end crafting/gathering currency. If you’re focusing on crafting, ensuring you reach the 450 weekly cap on earning Red Scrips at Rowena’s House of Splendors, as these are used to purchase tokens for top end crafting and gathering gear and items.
Diadem – High end gear (220 ilvl requirement). While there is no lockout for Diadem, spending some time inside is very likely a good idea. With drops such as 265 gear, Materia V, and a chance at 280 weapons, some form of a weekly time commitment to Diadem is a no-brainer for all classes.
My hope is that this brief guide helped you get a grasp on what to prioritize with your time in-game! While you’ll still want to ensure you’re completing the Main Scenario Quest (MSQ), other quest lines, and leveling other classes, this checklist should help optimize your progression through Eorzea. Cheers to Airyka and the the /r/ffxiv Discord for helping verify the content of this guide!