Grand Company Rank and Squadrons Leveling Guide

Grand Company Rank and Squadrons Leveling Guide

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Welcome to this comprehensive walkthrough for Grand Companies and Squadrons in Final Fantasy XIV. This guide is especially useful for those who have used the Main Scenario skip or Job Level Boost and wish to increase their Grand Company rank to unlock the Grand Company Quartermaster for access useful items such as disciple of handCrafter / disciple of landGatherer EXP boosting Manuals. We will provide you with a concise and efficient roadmap for rapid progression within your Grand Company and the strategic management of your Squadrons.

Introduction to Grand Companies

In Final Fantasy XIV, Grand Companies are military organizations that represent the three main city-states of Eorzea: immortal flamesThe Immortal Flames of Ul'dah, order of the twin adderThe Order of the Twin Adder of Gridania, and maelstromThe Maelstrom of Limsa Lominsa.

Players can join one of these Grand Companies as part of the Level 20 main scenario questMain Scenario Quest, and completing tasks for them will earn players company sealsCompany Seals, which can be exchanged for various items, such as gear, crafting materials, and mounts.

Which Grand Company you choose will have little bearing on the rewards you can obtain outside of armour or housing items based on their city-state.

Grand Company Ranks

There are currently 11 out of 19 ranks currently available, which includes the starting rank of Private Third Class.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank guide You'll need to obtain company sealsCompany Seals to promote through the majority of the available ranks, with some additional quests or objectives for specific ranks. Whenever you have obtained enough company sealsCompany Seals to rank up, speak to the Grand Company Personnel Officer to apply for a promotion.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank up guide apply promotion Rank requirements will unlock more items that are purchasable from the Grand Company Quartermaster.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank quartermaster

Grand Company Missions

One of the main allures for ranking up your Grand Company Rank are Missions, which allow you to hand in armour to the Grand Company Personnel Officer in exchange for experience pointsExperience Points and company sealsCompany Seals.

Supply and Provision Missions

Supply and Provision Missions are daily turn-in missions for each Crafter and Gatherer class which reward you with large amounts of experience pointsExperience Points and company sealsCompany Seals. The rewards are doubled if you hand in a High Quality item.

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Expert Delivery Missions

Once you reach the rank of Sergeant Second Class, you'll unlock the Expert Delivery tab. You'll now be able to hand in rare equipment in exchange for company sealsCompany Seals. Examples of rare equipment are Armour / Weapons from dungeonDungeons such as those with pink, blue or green icons. Crafted disciple of handDisciple of Hand or disciple of landDisciple of Land equipment with blue or green icons are also valid for Expert Delivery Missions. There is no limit to how often you can hand in equipment. ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank up guide promotion expert delivery sergeant second class This will be your main way of farming company sealsCompany Seals as it is very likely that you will obtain unneeded equipment from dungeonDungeons.

Farming Company Seals to Rank Up

We'll now walk you through the process of going from Private Third Class to Captain as quickly as possible. Most players will naturally rank up as they progress through the game, earning company sealsCompany Seals via duty rouletteDuty Roulette and other activities.

Private Third Class to Sergeant Second Class

If you have used a Main Scenario skip or Job Level-Boost from the Final Fantasy XIV store, you may find it difficult to gain momentum in increasing your Grand Company Rank until you reach the Sergeant Second Class rank and unlock Expert Delivery Missions. You have various options that you can cycle through to make progressing through those first few ranks much more straightforward.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank up promotion seals

Leveling Roulette with Adventurer in Need

duty rouletteDuty Roulette: Leveling with the Adventurer in Need bonus is one of the fastest ways to gain company sealsCompany Seals. The Adventurer in Need is usually a tankTank or healerHealer class and is not limited to once per day. Having either of these classes at Level 16 or above is highly recommended and will greatly speed up farming company sealsCompany Seals.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank leveling roulette seals

Conveniently, you can queue for the Leveling Roulette while accomplishing some of the other tasks to farm company sealsCompany Seals. You'll also be able to obtain equipment via rolling Need / Greed on loot to exchange later.

Company Hunting Log

Similarly to the Class Hunting Log, each Grand Company has their own Hunting Log which will grant company sealsCompany Seals upon completion and are also part of the requirements for promotion on some ranks. Note that some enemies on the Company Hunting Log are only available within Dungeons.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company hunting log rank up guide
Complete your Rank 1 Company Hunting Log if you haven't done so already, you can also queue for the Leveling Roulette if you're also eligible for the bonus company sealsCompany Seals (usually Tank or Healer classes). You'll also unlock the Rank 2 Company Hunting Log once you reach the Sergeant Third Class rank so be sure to complete it when you do so.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank hunting log 2

Stormblood FATEs

If you unfortunately do not have access to a Tank or Healer class and you have already completed the Rank 1 Hunting Log for your Grand Company; the next best option is to complete fateFATEs in the Stormblood zones which offer roughly company seals300-400 Company Seals per completion. A Realm Reborn, Heavensward and Stormblood fateFATEs all offer company sealsCompany Seals however the latter will reward you with the most due to the higher levels. Endwalker and Shadowbringers zones will reward you with bicolor gemstoneBicolor Gemstones instead of company sealsCompany Seals so they are not applicable.

Expert Delivery Missions Unlocked

Once you have obtained enough company sealsCompany Seals to promote all the way through to Sergeant Second Class, you will now have unlocked Expert Delivery Missions.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank up guide promotion seals sergeant second class If you were using duty rouletteDuty Roulette, you'll have a variety of equipment to immediately hand in and promote further to Sergeant First Class.

Chief Sergeant

To promote to the rank of Chief Sergeant, you will need to speak to the Commander in the Grand Company Hall to accept the quest feature questGilding the BiliousShadows Uncast which will require you to defeat the final boss of the dungeon dungeonDzemael Darkhold.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank up guide promotion shadows uncast

Second Lieutenant

To promote to the rank of Second Lieutenant, you will need to speak to the Commander in the Grand Company Hall to accept the quest feature questGilding the Bilious which will require you to defeat the final boss of the dungeon dungeonAurum Vale. You will also need to have completed the Rank 2 Company Hunting Log if you haven't done so already.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank up guide gilding the bilious

Squadrons

Upon promoting to Second Lieutenant, you will be able to speak to the Personnel Officer and agree to become a Squadron Commander. This will unlock the entry to the Barracks which will be a door in the Grand Company Hall. The Squadrons system will allow you to recruit and train NPC soldiers which you can take into some instanced dungeons to fight alongside you.

Once you enter the Grand Company Barracks, speak to the Squadron Sergeant who will suggest that you read the Enlistment Papers on the desk. You will already have 3 recruits randomly assigned to you present in the Barracks, and you will now be able to choose a fourth to officially form your Squadron by checking the Enlistment Papers.

If no new recruits are available, you will need to complete all the entries for any of the categories in the Challenge Log to unlock recruits for enlistment. The Enlistment Papers will show a quest icon when there are new recruits available.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons enlistment papers

When your first recruit is available, you'll need to select [Question] then [Recruit] to form your Squadron.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons recruit

Now you will be able to speak to the Squadron Sergeant to send them on their first Squadron Mission which will be called City Patrol. Squadron Missions are similar to Retainer Ventures, and this first mission will last 1 hour.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons city patrol

Once the Squadron Mission is complete, speak to the Squadron Sergeant to check the Mission Debriefing and receive the squadron experienceExperience Points rewards for your recruits.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadron mission debriefing

You'll now be able to send your Squadron on Training Courses to gain squadron experienceExperience and increase their stats further by checking the Regimen Board, however this training will also take time meaning that they cannot go on missions while training. The stats will function as requirements for Squadron Missions in addition to their Level so be sure to choose Training Courses that increase stats that your team is lacking, there is also a Comprehensive Training session that will give them extra squadron experienceExperience Points instead of redistributing their stats if they're already capped. Training Courses will last 1 hour and you are limited to 3 sessions per day, all currently recruited Squadron members will go on Training Courses if they haven't already been sent on a mission.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons training courses

Now you can speak to the Squadron Sergeant again to see the list of available missions that you can send your recruits on, be sure to choose missions that are appropriate for their level so they have a good chance of succeeding. Squadron Missions will last 18 hours and each individual mission can only be completed once per week with only 4 Squadron members being able to carry them out.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons missions

It is advised to do 3 Training Courses per day before doing an 18 hour Squadron Mission overnight.

Once your Squadron members reach level 20, you'll unlock the Squadron Mission called Flagged Mission: Voidsent Elimination. You will need to meet the Attribute requirements for the mission to succeed to be sure to carry out Training Schedules if any stats are highlighted in red instead of blue.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons missions voidsent elimination

Once complete, your Squadron will be promoted Rank 2 which means you'll now be able to speak to the Squadron Sergeant to carry out Command Missions. Your Squadron will also have a higher Attribute cap of 280.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons new missions

Command Missions

Command Missions take place in dungeons, you will pick 3 members to go into the dungeon. Your Squadron will be controlled by AI but you will have some simple commands to influence their actions.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons command missions

You'll now be able to carry out a combination of Comprehensive Training Schedules, Squadron Missions and Command Missions to level up your Squadron.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons command mission complete

First Lieutenant

Upon your members reaching Level 40, you'll unlock a new Squadron Mission called Flagged Mission: Crystal Recovery. Once you meet the Attribute requirements and complete this Squadron Mission, your Squadron will be promoted to Rank 3 and you will automatically be promoted to First Lieutenant rank in your Grand Company. Your Attribute cap will also be increased to 400 so be sure to complete Training Schedules to boost weaker Attributes as this will make achieving the next rank far easier.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons crystal recovery

Captain

Upon completing 5 Unique Dungeons via Command Missions, you will unlock a new level 50 Squadron Mission in the routine missionRoutine Mission tab called Flagged Mission: Sapper Strike. Be sure to meet the Attribute requirements via Training Regimens before attempting this mission. Once complete, you will be automatically promoted to Captain rank.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut grand company rank squadrons sapper strike

Congratulations on reaching the currently highest Grand Company Rank of Captain, your Company Seals will now have a maximum cap of company seals90,000.

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