Grievance Hunt Guide

How to Upgrade your Weapons and Armor by hunting.

A good portion of people hunt because they want to use the seals from hunt mobs to upgrade their weapons and armor. They appear to have stepped up their game as far as how drops are handled in 5.0 savage raids. Instead of two peices of random gear dropping from two coffers, players recieve 3 'coffers'. These coffers are of specific types, rings, weapons, chest peice etc. When you use the coffer they become a coresponding weapon or peice of armor of the same class you are on, so be careful when you open them. The drops for upgrade items in the savage dungeons have changed as well. Instead of receiving the upgrade items players will receive Books of Inundation. 4 of these books can be exchanged for Deepshadow Coating and Deepshadow Twine. Players can also receive Books of Descent. 4 of these books will get you Deepshadow Solvent for upgrading your Deepshadow 460 weapon to 470. So far, we have seen that each expansion has offered 3 tiers of gear. 2.0's top ilevel was 120. 3.0's top ilevel was 270. 4.0's top ilevel was 400. I'm guessing 5.0's top ilevel will be 530. The primary source for upgrading your "tome" gear is getting drops from savage raids. The secondary source is getting books from vendors in exchange for seals and now nut sacks and using those books to purchase the upgrade items. At about the same time this becomes available in the game, the 24-man raids become available where you can get a "coin" that can be exchanged to a vendor for the upgrade items as well.

5.0 gear

Deepshadow (item level 470) - The un-upgraded i460 gear is purchasable with Tomestones of Tomestone of Phantasmagoria from Aymark located in Eulmore. They can be upgraded to i470 in Eulmore a from a NPC named Shee-Tatch (These NPC’s don't show up till you are level 80).

4.0 gear

Scaevan Gear (item level 400) - The un-upgraded gear is purchasable with Tomestones of Tomestone of Poetics from Enna. They can in turn be used to upgrade 390 gear in Rhalgar's Reach a from a NPC named E'bolaff (located behind the counter furthest south, these NPC’s don't show up till you are 70).

Ryumyaku Gear (item level 370) - The un-upgraded gear is purchasable with Tomestones of Creation from Enna. They can in turn be upgraded in Rhalgar's Reach a from a NPC named E'bolaff (located behind the counter furthest south, these NPC's don't show up till you are 70). Lost Allagan Gear (item level 340) - The un-upgraded gear is purchasable with Tomestones of Creation from Enna. They can in turn be upgraded in Rhalgar's Reach a from a NPC named E'bolaff (located behind the counter furthest south, these npc's don't show up till you are 70).

3.0 gear

Asuran gear (item level 180) - The un-upgraded gear is purchasable with Centurio Seals from Yolaine in The Foundation - Forgotten Knight (13-11). This can be upgraded at Seika in Idyllshire (6-7) with the upgraded items.

Fabled gear (item level 210) - These are presently purchasable with Centurio Seals from Yolaine in The Foundation - Forgotten Knight (13-11). This can be upgraded at Seika in Idyllshire (6-7) with the upgrade items.

Primal gear (item level 240) - The un-upgraded gear is purchasable with Tomestones of Poetics from Hismena in Idyllshire Rowena's Center for Cultural Promotion (5.8-5.2). This gear can be upgraded from Seika in Idyllshire (6-7) with the upgrade items.

Shire gear (item level 270) - The un-upgraded gear is purchasable with Tomestones of Poetics from Hismena in Idyllshire Rowena's Center for Cultural Promotion (5.8-5.2). It can also be purchased with Silver Chocobo Feathers from the Calamity Salvager in each starting city state. This gear can be upgraded from Seika in Idyllshire (6-7) with the upgrade items.

2.0 gear

Weathered gear (item level 100) - can be purchased from each cities Hunt Bill masters with Allied Seals located in the Hall of Flames, the Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks, and New Gradina. This gear can be upgraded at Gerolts Masterworks in Hyrstmill in The North Shroud.

Ironworks gear (item level 120) - This gear can be purchased from Auriana in Revenants Toll. This gear can be upgraded at Gerolts Masterworks in Hyrstmill in The North Shroud.