Level 50 Progression Guide

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See also: Level 50 Gear Guide and Content Unlock


Note that this is the old progression guide; new players can skip all this by directly purchasing the Augmented Ironworks Weapons and Augmented Ironworks Armor with Allagan Tomestones of Poetics.

Weapon Progression

After reaching level 50, players should start their A Relic Reborn quest chain by talking to Nedrick Ironheart in Vesper Bay of Western Thanalan (x12,y14). The first quest in the chain is named The Weaponsmith of Legend. At the end of the quest chain players will acquire their item level 80 Relic Weapon that correspond to their jobs.

Players can upgrade their Relic Weapons into item level 90 Zenith Relic Weapons by using 3 Thavnairian Mist with the Relic Weapon at the furnace in Hyrstmill, North Shroud. Players can purchase the Thavnairian Mists from Auriana in Revenant's Toll, Mor Dhona (x22,y6). Each Thavnairian Mist cost 40 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics. Players will need 120 Poetics total.

Players can further upgrade their Zenith Relic Weapons into item level 100 with Up in Arms and Trial of the Braves, 110 Novus Zodiac Weapons with Celestial Radiance and Star Light, Star Bright, then 115 Nexus Zodiac Weapons with Mmmmmm, Soulglazed Relics.

Zodiac Weapons have two further stages of upgrades. Zodiac Braves Weapons require completing Wherefore Art Thou, Zodiac, A Ponze of Flesh, Labor of Love, Method in His Malice, A Treasured Mother, and His Dark Materia. Full costs are detailed here. The final upgrade to Zodiac Zeta Weapons requires completing Rise and Shine & The Vital Title, steps of which are detailed here

Players can obtain Item level 95 weapons from The Binding Coil of Bahamut Turn 5 and The Whorleater (Extreme). The weapons from The Whorleater (Extreme) can be upgraded to ilevel 100 with a Mirror of The Whorl.

Players can obtain iLevel 100 Weathered Weapons by trading 1 Unidentified Allagan Tomestone, obtained from The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 2, and Rowena's Token (Soldiery), obtained from purchasing it from Rowena with Soldiery Tomestones. Players can upgrade Weathered Weapons into their Ilvl 110 versions using the Sands of Time. Sands of Time is dropped from The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 2 and The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 4.

Item Level 100 Weapons from The Striking Tree (Extreme).

Item level 110 weapons from Shiva (Extreme).

Item level 115 weapons are obtained from The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 4.

Item level 120 Ironworks Magitek Weapons purchased with Rowena's Token (Poetics) and Encrypted Tomestone.

Item level 130 Augmented Ironworks Magitek Weapons are upgraded from Carbontwine and Ironworks Magitek Weapons.

BiS: Item level 135 Dreadwyrm Weapons from The Final Coil of Bahamut Turn 4

Armor Progression

After reaching level 50, players should do Labyrinth of the Ancients of the Crystal Tower for item level 80 armor and Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery. Players can exchange Soldiery Tomestones for Item level 100 armor by talking to Auriana in Mor Dhona (x22,y6). Additionally, players can do speed runs of Brayflox's Longstop (Hard) for additional Soldiery tomestones, Allagan Tomestone of Poetics and item level 70 gear.

Players can obtain Item Level 90 gear from The Binding Coil of Bahamut Turns.

Item Level 100 Armor from Syrcus Tower.

Players can exchange Soldiery Tomestones for item level 100 Weathered Armor.

Players can obtain Item Level 110 gear from The Second Coil of Bahamut Turns and upgraded from Weathered Armor with Sands of Time.

Item level 120 Ironworks Armor purchased with Poetics Tomestones. Loot from The World of Darkness.

BiS: Item level 130 Augmented Ironworks Armor upgraded from Ironworks Armor and Carbontwine. Loot from The Final Coil of Bahamut.

Accessory Progression

Item Level 90 Rings, Earrings and Bracelets can be acquired from The Howling Eye (Extreme), The Navel (Extreme) and The Bowl of Embers (Extreme) respectively. Additionally, item level 80 Rings can be acquired from The Minstrel's Ballad: Ultima's Bane.

Item Level 90 Accessories can be obtained from The Binding Coil of Bahamut Turns.

Item level 100 Weathered Accessories can be acquired by trading Allagan Tomestone of Soldiery to Auriana in Mor Dhona (x22,y6).

Item Level 100 Rings can be obtained from The Striking Tree (Extreme)

Item level 110 Accessories can be obtained from The Second Coil of Bahamut Turns and upgraded from Weathered Accessories with Oil of Time.

Item level 120 Ironworks Accessories can be purchased with Poetics Tomestones. Bracelets are dropped by Shiva (Extreme).

BiS: Item level 130 Augmented Ironworks Accessories are upgraded from Ironworks Accessories with Carboncoat. Loot from The Final Coil of Bahamut.

Item Level Requirements

Few dungeons and trials require a minimum average item level (iLevel) of gear to enter.

Instance Type Party Size iLevel Requirement
Pharos Sirius Dungeon 4 48+
Copperbell Mines (Hard) Dungeon 4 48+
Haukke Manor (Hard) Dungeon 4 48+
The Bowl of Embers (Hard) Trial 8 49+
The Howling Eye (Hard) Trial 8 52+
Thornmarch Trial 8 54+
Labyrinth of the Ancients Dungeon 24 55+
Halatali (Hard) Dungeon 4 55+
Brayflox's Longstop (Hard) Dungeon 4 55+
The Lost City of Amdapor Dungeon 4 55+
The Navel (Hard) Trial 8 57+
Lord of the Whorl (Hard) Trial 8 60+
The Minstrel's Ballad: Ultima's Bane Trial 8 61+
The Howling Eye (Extreme) Trial 8 65+
The Striking Tree (Hard) Trial 8 65+
The Navel (Extreme) Trial 8 67+
The Bowl of Embers (Extreme) Trial 8 70+
Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) Dungeon 4 70+
Stone Vigil (Hard) Dungeon 4 70+
Hullbreaker Isle Dungeon 4 70+
Syrcus Tower Dungeon 24 70+
The Binding Coil of Bahamut Turn 1 Dungeon 8 70+
The Binding Coil of Bahamut Turn 2 Dungeon 8 73+
The Binding Coil of Bahamut Turn 4 Dungeon 8 77+
Thornmarch (Extreme) Trial 8 80+
Lord of the Whorl (Extreme) Trial 8 80+
Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Hard) Trial 8 80+
Sastasha (Hard) Dungeon 8 80+
The Sunken Temple of Qarn (Hard) Dungeon 8 80+
Snowcloak Dungeon 8 80+
The Binding Coil of Bahamut Turn 5 Dungeon 8 82+
The Striking Tree (Extreme) Trial 8 85+
The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 1 Dungeon 8 90+
Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme) Trial 8 95+
Amdapor Keep (Hard) Dungeon 4 90+
Wanderer's Palace (Hard) Dungeon 4 90+
The Keeper of the Lake Dungeon 4 90+
The World of Darkness Dungeon 8 90+
The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 2 Dungeon 8 95+
The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 3 Dungeon 8 100+
The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 4 Dungeon 8 105+

Castrum Meridianum

Main article: Castrum Meridianum

This place is obsolete. Just do it for the story line and if you happen to get it on your roulette.

The Praetorium

Main article: The Praetorium

This place is obsolete. Just do it for the story line and if you happen to get it on your roulette.

The Wanderer's Palace

Main article: The Wanderer's Palace

The Wanderer's Palace is a 4-man dungeon that can be farmed for 20 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics per run. Additionally, iLevel 55 armor along with iLevel 55 weapon can be found here.

Amdapor Keep

Main article: Amdapor Keep

Amdapor Keep is a 4-man dungeon that can be farmed for 20 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics per run. Additionally, iLevel 60 armor can be found here.

  • iLevel 50 or higher gear is recommended for this instance.

A Relic Reborn

Main article: A Relic Reborn

A Relic Reborn is a questline that allows you to unlock your job's Relic Weapon.

Ifrit (Hard)

Main article: The Bowl of Embers (Hard)

Ifrit (Hard) is a 8-man trial that is required to unlock Garuda (Hard). Players will receive 12 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 5 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics for completing the trial. Additionally, iLevel 60 weapons drop here.

Crystal Tower: Labyrinth of the Ancients

Main article: Labyrinth of the Ancients

Labyrinth of the Ancients is a 24 player raid that requires the player to have an average item level of 50+. Players will receive 100 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 10 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics for completing the trial. Additionally, iLevel 80 armor drop here.

Garuda (Hard)

Main article: The Howling Eye (Hard)

Garuda (Hard) is a 8-man trial that is required to unlock Titan (Hard). Players will receive 12 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 5 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics for completing the trial. Additionally, iLevel 70 weapons drop here.

  • iLevel 50 or higher gear is recommended for this instance.

Thornmarch

Main article: Thornmarch

Thornmarch is a 8-man trial. The difficulty of Thornmarch is between that of Garuda (Hard) and Titan (Hard). Players will receive 12 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 5 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics for completing the trial. Additionally, iLevel 65 weapons drop here.

Titan (Hard)

Main article: The Navel (Hard)

Titan (Hard) is a 8-man trial that is required to unlock The Binding Coil of Bahamut. Players will receive 15 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 6 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics for completing the trial. Additionally, iLevel 70 weapons drop here.

  • iLevel 65 or higher gear is recommended for this instance.

The Minstrel's Ballad: Ultima's Bane

Main article: The Minstrel's Ballad: Ultima's Bane

The Ultima Weapon (Hard) is a 8-man trial that requires the player to have an average item level of 61 or higher. Players will receive 15 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 7 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics for completing the trial. Additionally, iLevel 80 necklaces and rings drop here.

Garuda (Extreme)

Main article: The Howling Eye (Extreme)

Garuda (Extreme) is a 8-man trial that requires the player to have an average item level of 65 or higher. Players will receive 20 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 8 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics for completing the trial. Additionally, iLevel 90 rings drop here.

Titan (Extreme)

Main article: The Navel (Extreme)

Titan (Extreme) is a 8-man trial that requires the player to have an average item level of 67 or higher. Players will receive 20 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 9 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics for completing the trial. Additionally, iLevel 90 earrings drop here.

Ifrit (Extreme)

Main article: The Bowl of Embers (Extreme)

Ifrit (Extreme) is a 8-man trial that requires the player to have an average item level of 70 or higher. Players will receive 20 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 10 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics for completing the trial. Additionally, iLevel 90 wrists drop here.

The Binding Coil of Bahamut

Main article: The Binding Coil of Bahamut

The Binding Coil of Bahamut is a large 8-man dungeon divided into 5 smaller dungeons called Turns. Players can acquire iLvl 90 gear from this instance.

  • iLevel 70 or higher gear is recommended for this instance.