Final Fantasy 14 Leves Guide
In this Final Fantasy 14 Leves guide, I will be covering everything you need to know about all types of leves in the game, teaching you now only how they work but how to maximize the rewards you get from these leves as well as going over the difference between types of leves.
Final Fantasy 14 Leves Guide – Leve Rules
Before we get started with individual leve types, I think it is first important to discuss the general rules behind leves.
First off, know that Leves can be picked up at any adventuring guild, regardless of nationality. Players can get them currently in Ul’dah, Gridania, and Limsa Lominsa.
Regardless of where you pick up your Leves, you can only perform 8 Regional and 8 Local leves per reset. However, travelling to multiple locations allows you to do more than 3-4 leves of a given level type.
For example: you may only get 3 local Blacksmith leves that are level-appropriate from Ul’dah, so you might travel to Gridania and pick up 3 more local Blacksmith leves, and then head to Limsa Lominsa to get the final 2 leves of that reset period.
This of course, also applies to regional leves of a certain level; for example you can head to each town to get 8 level 30 Regional leves. You have the freedom to choose!
As mentioned previously, leves reset on a 36-hour timer. This is a server-wide timer, not a timer specific to the player. For example, if Leves reset at 12:00 server time that particular day, you could do 8 leves at 10:00, and then pick up a new set of 8 leves at 14:00 after the reset.
Now that we know the general rules, lets talk about each leve type.
Local Leves – FF14 Leve Guide
Local leves are leves for the crafters, specifically Disciplines of the Hand. These leves involve crafting some recipe for a certain NPC around town or at one of the Aetheryte camps.
There are two good things about local leves: first off, when you do a local leve, each recipe pays out a bonus 25% skill points and experience points; secondly, all of the materials are free.
As a crafter, leveling up generally costs you gil, as you have to use shards and materials to craft recipes repetitively. Local leves are the only way you can earn XP without having to spend gil.
Also, when you turn in local leves, you get a small reward. For every 100 points of quality, that reward increases. You also learn a new recipe every time you do a local leve, which is then stored in your recipe bank. You do not need to learn a recipe from leves however in order to be able to craft it.
These leves are straight-forward; the only thing that throws people off frequently is where the NPC is that you are looking for. If you bring up the quest journal (found under the main menu), you can select that specific leve, then select “map”, and it will put a dot on the map where the NPC is. This tracking is not automatic so you have to do it manually.
Regional leves consist of both Battlecraft and Fieldcraft leves. Unlike Local Leves, which are specific to NPCs, you accept Regional Leves for a given camp, and initiate all of these Leves at that specific Aetheryte Crystal.
Regional Leves also pay out massive amounts of XP and SP compared to fighting monsters normally, and as such these leves are a major contributor to the way Discipline of War, Magic, and Land classes level up.
These leves can be linked as well, which results in bonus experience points for the participating adventurers. Once one person in a party starts the quest, another party member can interact with the Aetheryte and select “Leve Link” to link up the leves. The second party member must have this quest in order for this function to work.
To be honest, I am not sure if this works with Discipline of the Hand classes as I have never tried it. It is however the primary way players level 40+ level up DoW and DoM classes quickly.
When you complete a Regional leve of any type, you can get faction points. Each leve, depending on level, pays out faction points, with higher level leves paying out the most faction points.
You can then cash out those faction points for a Faction Leve. Faction Leves have a chance to drop really good and valuable rewards, particularly the level 40 Faction Leves.
You want to save your Faction Points for when you are level 40, as the level 40 Faction Leves are currently the highest-level ones in the game and also drop the best loot. They drop “tattered” or “damaged” armored pieces, which can be restored by crafters into solid pieces of gear. In fact, some of the best loot pieces in-game come from these damaged pieces of equipment.
Final Fantasy 14 Leve Guide Conclusion
Thanks to this Final Fantasy 14 Leve guide, you now know exactly how each leve type works, what the rewards are, and what the differences are between local, regional, and faction leves. Use the information you just learned and go out and start completing these leves!