FFXIV Patch 6.4 Checklist: Did You Remember it All?

May 22, 2023 | Patch Prep

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FFXIV Patch 6.4 Checklist

It’s that exciting time again – a big patch is rolling in and it’s our cue to buckle up for the challenges and thrills it’s bringing along. FFXIV Patch 6.4 is on the horizon, and it’s about to shake things up. Whether you’re looking to conquer the upcoming savage release or aiming to rake in some extra Gil, this patch has something for everyone.

In anticipation, I’ve put together a handy checklist to navigate you through the maze of activities and strategies the new patch presents. This guide is designed to optimize your progress in the game and maximize your potential to earn more Gil. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of preparing for the arrival of Patch 6.4’s savage tier!


1. Main Scenario Quest (MSQ)

Start the MSQ to immerse yourself in the new story arc introduced in Patch 6.4. Unlock the new dungeon and trial to experience the latest challenges and rewards. Additionally, completing the trial unlocks the extreme version, which is essential for obtaining the best weapon in Week 1 of the savage raids.

  • Start the MSQ to get through the new story arc of this patch
  • Unlock the new dungeon
  • Unlock the new trial
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2. Optimal Gathering

Stay updated on newly added gathering nodes and materials. Utilize tools like Garland Tools to track timed nodes and plan your gathering routes effectively. If you lack the necessary gathering requirements for new nodes, consider using food boosts temporarily until suitable melds become available.

  • Keep an eye out for newly added gathering nodes and materials.
  • Use Garland Tools to stay updated with the latest timed nodes. Need guidance? Check out my previous blog post on utilizing Garland Tools.
  • If your requirements fall short for new nodes, rely on food boosts until suitable melds become available.
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3. Making the Most of Hunts

Running hunts with the Faloop Discord community is an extremely effective way to prepare for Week 1 of savage raids while capitalizing on the profitable prices of tomestone materials and battle materia.

Benefits of using hunts with the Faloop Discord community:

  • Get ready for Week 1 of savage raids.
  • Profit from tomestone materials and battle materia while prices are high.

By joining the Faloop Discord community, you can maximize your progress and profits by participating in hunts, acquiring valuable tomestone materials, and taking advantage of the favorable market conditions.

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4. Strategic Gearing

Preparing for the first week of savage in patch 6.4 can initially seem daunting and overwhelming, particularly when you find yourself having to navigate diverse content to secure the best gear. Here’s a brief rundown of crucial points to keep an eye out for during the first week:

  • Extreme Trials: In these, aim to acquire the highest item level (ilvl) weapon available from this content.
  • Normal Raid: Ensure you participate in the newest Normal raid to collect tokens, which can be redeemed for a week 1 piece. In most cases, a piece from a normal raid surpasses a pentamelded piece purely based on stats and ilvl. The Balance Discord server is a great resource for guides tailored to your specific jobs!
  • Crafted Gear: You should either craft or purchase the remainder of your gear. This should encompass roughly 8 items in total, enabling you to complete a full set for the first week of savage.
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5. Gear Melding Approach

You’ve got your combat gear ready and you’re eager to dive into the fray. But here’s a word of advice – take a breather and resist the urge to immediately meld your gear. Why? Because the game dynamics might shift when we step into week 1 of savage.

So, who do we turn to for help? The smart folks over at The Balance. They’ve got your back, putting their heads together to figure out what makes the most sense for your specific job, just like they do for the normal raid piece. Typically, they’ll have the optimal melds figured out before the savage week commences.

The takeaway here is simple: patience. By giving it a little time, you’ll be more prepared to optimize your gear for your job, making your journey into the new 6.4 content that much smoother. Trust in the expertise of The Balance team and, before you know it, you’ll be well-equipped and ready to tackle the challenges that await in the savage week.

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6. Consumables Management

As we dive into savage progression, it’s tempting to stack up on new Battle Food and Tinctures. They’re hot items, for sure, but be smart – don’t overbuy or invest too much initially.

Here’s why:

  • Moderation is Key: Make sure you have enough to get through your immediate content. Overstocking could lead to regret later.
  • Economy Shifts: By week two of savage, demand (and price) for these items can drop dramatically.
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    7. Custom deliveries

    Got a stash of purple and white scrip accumulated? Excellent! You’re already on top of your game. And now, for an insider tip: custom deliveries. They’re an often overlooked yet abundant source of extra scrip. These clever little tasks are well worth your attention – they’ll swell up your scrip reserves and make snapping up those new materials in Patch 6.4 a breeze. So, remember, staying resourceful and making the most of custom deliveries will give you a head start in enjoying the vibrant novelties of the latest update!

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      8. Profiting from Market Opportunities

      Be sure to keep a close watch on the market for items that could fill your Gil pouch. With new recipes popping up in Patch 6.4, certain items could spike in demand – these are the ones you want to zero in on. And remember, many of these hot-ticket items are also on my stockpile list (FFXIV Patch Prep: 6.4 Stockpile – Materials to collect & prepare). Spot the trend, gather these in-demand items, and you’ll be rolling in Gil in no time!


        9. Reviewing Fight Mechanics

        Once you’ve checked all those boxes, it’s time for a bit of revision. Delve back into the Normal raid mechanics – a refresher never hurt anyone! It’s a great way to remind yourself of the tried-and-true strategies, and you might even catch a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming savage week.

        In the constantly evolving world of FFXIV, it’s vital to keep your knowledge up-to-date and your skills sharp. So, as we gear up for Patch 6.4 and the savage adventures it brings, remember to hit the books (or, in our case, the raid mechanics) and get ready to tackle the challenges head-on!


          10. Rest and Recharge

          It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of the new patch and forget an essential part of the gaming experience: rest. With a busy week on the horizon, make sure to take some time out to rejuvenate.

          It’s not just about keeping your physical energy levels up. Taking a break also gives you the chance to reflect on your journey so far, review your progress, and most importantly, appreciate the efforts you’ve put into mastering the game.

          So, as we gear up for Patch 6.4, remember – balance is key. Alongside your gaming strategies and progress checklist, ensure you factor in some downtime. It’s the perfect recipe for a successful, enjoyable, and balanced gaming adventure in the new patch!

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            Thank you for Reading!

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            Welcome! As a passionate Final Fantasy XIV player, my expertise lies in crafting, gathering, and smart market strategies. This blog offers insights and tips on mastering these skills in FFXIV and other games, focusing on successful crafting, gathering, and efficient ways to earn in-game currency. Thank you so much for reading my blog! ❤

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