High Quality

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A high quality Hempen Yarn, indicated by the golden shine and the HQ symbol

High Quality (HQ) items are highlighted with a golden shine on the icon and with a HQ icon.png symbol in text. All craftable gear, meals, medicines and intermediate materials exist in HQ variants.

HQ items function the same as their normal (NQ) counterparts but convey extra benefits. They also provide double rewards when turned in for Grand Company supply missions and levequests.

HQ gear

Example comparison of normal and HQ gear

HQ gear has much better stats than its normal (NQ) counterparts. This is particularly evident after level 50, when stats start to get large. NPC vendors only ever sell normal quality gear. The sole source of HQ HQ icon.png gear for Gil gil is from other players via the Market Board. Players will also receive HQ HQ icon.png gear directly as well as via coffers from the Main Scenario QuestMain Scenario Quests and certain Side QuestSide Quests.

HQ materials

Crafted

An icon has been added to indicate high-quality versions of a material may be used for an initial increase to a recipe's quality.

When used in crafting, HQ materials provide up to a 50% bonus to the starting quality bar, depending on how many HQ mats are used. The degree to which 1 material increases the quality bar is different for each craft depending on the recipe.

Gathered


For each gathering attempt, there is a chance that the item gathered will be HQ. This chance is modifiable through specific actions.