In Final Fantasy XIV, the Free Trial Gil Cap is 300k – that's a maximum of 300,000 Gil. However, how to spend Gil in the Free Trial?
Here's everything we know on the best ways to spend all of that hard earned Gil in the Final Fantasy XIV Free Trial.
These can be used to change the colors of your equipment and glamour, should the item allow it. Not all dyes can be bought directly, but the ones that are buyable with Gil can be found in the city shopping districts.
Stat Enhancing Food
Buying large stacks of Food can be an excellent option for spending your FFXIV Gil. Any Food alone will grant you a 3% EXP buff for 30 minutes, which doesn't sound like much, but it adds up. Aside from EXP, the extra stat bonuses can be pretty helpful as well. You can buy Food in many places, such as in the city market areas. The best Food that's buyable for Gil comes from Foundation, Ishgard.
Gear for Your Jobs from Vendors
Spending Gil on Leveling Armour, Weapons, Tools, and Accessories is one of the more accessible options for newer players. There are 14 Combat Classes, 8 Crafters, and 3 Gatherers, indeed one of those needs some gear. There are certainly better gear options, but buying it from NPCs is a solid option if you need some new gear quickly. Below are some locations where you can find some.
Level 1-49 Gear:
• Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks – East Hawkers' Alley and West Hawkers' Alley.
• Old Gridania – Rosewood Stalls and Ebony Stalls (Near Leatherworkers' Guild)
• Ul'dah – Steps of Thal – Sapphire Avenue Exchange
Level 50-60 Gear:
• (Ishgard) Foundation – The Pillars – The Jeweled Crozier
• Azys Lla – Helix – Repository Node (LV.60)
Many other shops can be found around maps, but they won't be much different from those listed. Each of the locations has four various NPCs to talk to for gear. (Except for Azys Lla)
Ingredients for Crafters
Below are some locations where you can buy some Crafting Materials.
1). Tradecraft Suppliers
In each of the Main Cities (Gridania, Limsa Lominsa, Ul'dah, and Foundation), there are Shopping Districts with many NPCs you can trade with. The Tradecraft Suppliers, in particular, sell a variety of low-level materials for each crafting class.
2). Guild Suppliers
Each of the 8 Crafting Guilds has Guild Suppliers who sell low-level materials for the class that they represent. These have more options compared to the general tradecraft suppliers. Gridania has Carpenter and Leatherworker. Limsa Lominsa has Armorer, Blacksmith, and Culinarian. Ul'dah has Alchemist, Goldsmith, and Weaver.
3). Material Suppliers
In each of the four Residential Districts, you can find Materials Suppliers. As the name suggests, they sell materials. These are somewhat similar to the tradecraft suppliers located in cities in that they sell low-level materials for all classes, just with a different selection.
4). Scrap Salvager
This excellent NPC resides in Idyllshire, from the Heavensward expansion. The Scrap Salvager sells a bunch of higher-level materials, ranging from Level 50 to Level 60. The materials can be a bit pricey, but if you're looking for a Gil sink, this can be the best place.
5). Other Vendors
• Holasfhis the Fishmonger: Limsa Lominsa, southwest of The Aftcastle – Sells fish for Culinary use.
• Z'ranmaia the Herbalist: Limsa Lominsa, south of Marauder's Guild – Small variety of materials, mainly for alchemists.
• Jijiroon (Junkmonger): Upper La Noscea, SW of Aetheryte near boat. Sells "Scavenged Gear" materials used for Vintage crafts.
• Sileas the Jeweler: Ul'dah, near Goldsmithing Guild – Sells a variety of finished gemstones.
• Shopkeep in Camp Drybone: Eastern Thanalan in-house. Blue Cheese can be used for a few recipes.
6). Beast Tribe Vendors
• Amalj'aa Vendor: Southern Thanalan sells materials for Armorer and Blacksmith, items like ingots and plates.
• Ixali Vendor: North Shroud sells materials for Carpenter, items like lumber, and branches.
• Kobold Vendor: Outer La Noscea sells materials for Alchemist, items from mob drops. (Blood, horns..)
• Sahagin Vendor: Western La Noscea sells materials for Culinarian, items for cooking recipes.
• Sylphic Vendor: East Shroud sells materials for Weaver, items like cloth and thread.
• Moogle Vendor: The Churning Mists sells a variety of materials.
• Vanu Vanu Vendor: The Sea of Clouds sells a few different materials.
• Vath Vendor: The Dravanian Forelands sells materials for Armorer and Blacksmith, mostly metal nuggets.
Get Some New Rides
A Realm Reborn did some great things, but one thing it didn't quite nail was its Beast Tribe quests. Improving relations with the Amalj'aa or the Kobold takes FOREVER, but once you reach rank four of the original tribes, you'll gain access to some pretty dang remarkable and costly mounts. We highly recommend doing these days as soon as you unlock them so you can have something worthwhile to spend your Gil on. In addition, Heavensward has three mounts on offer, but you need to reach Sworn status with each tribe (rank 7) to unlock the ability to purchase them. Here's a quick cheat sheet of the mounts on offer from each.
• Amalj'aa – Calvary Drake – 120k Gil
• Sylph – Laurel Gobbue – 120k Gil
• Kobold – Bomb Palanquin – 120k Gil
• Sahagin – Cavalry Elbst – 120k Gil
• Ixali (Requires a crafter to complete) – Direwolf – 120k Gil
• Moogle (Requires a crafter/gatherer to finish) – Cloud Mallow – 200K Gil
• Gnath – Kongamato – 200k Gil
• Vanu Vanu – Sanuwa – 200k Gil
In summary, the best ways to spend Gil in Final Fantasy XIV while on the free trial are to buy dyes, stat enhancing Food, gear for your jobs from vendors, and ingredients for crafters. In addition, obtaining a certain rank with the Realm Reborn or Heavensward Beast Tribes will gain you access to their exclusive mounts, which cost quite a bit of Gil!
That's all you need to know about the best ways to spend Gil for Free Trial players in Final Fantasy XIV. Be sure to visit ffxiv4gil.com for more other Final Fantasy XIV guides.