High Quality (HQ) items are highlighted with a golden shine on the icon and with a symbol in text. Most gear and 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 provisioning and supply missions.
HQ gear has slightly better stats than its normal (NQ) counterparts.
For each gathering attempt, there is a chance that the item gathered will be HQ. This chance is modifiable through specific actions.
When used in crafting, HQ items provide up to a 50% bonus to item quality, depending on how many HQ ingredients are used to craft it.