Gear Progression Guide for DoH and DoL in FFXIV patch 6.5

Last updated on Oct 02, 2023 at 12:00 by Shikhu 23 comments

Crafting Indagator gear as a fresh level 90 player can be daunting with many steps and gear progression to go through before even being able to craft the Indagator gear itself. This guide will support your fresh gearing up as a level 90 player or as a player catching up from a mid expansion break.


Crafting and Gathering Endgame Gearing Guide

This guide is focused on helping players catch up on their crafting and gathering gear for endgame content of Final Fantasy XIV either as a fresh new level 90 player or as a player who took a break mid expansion.

If you are a player catching up as a fresh level 90 player or your item level is below 620 then please start from the beginning of the guide. If you have i620 scrip gear, you may want to simply stick with that if you do not plan on crafting frequently and can follow the melds from our melding guide linked below. If you still plan on making Indagators gear to fully improve your stats, then feel free to start from "Crafting i620 Indagators Gear".


Purchasing i620 Scrip Gear

To start, we need a lot of Crafter's Scrip, mainly Purple scrip for upgrading our gear, but also White scrip for Master books. There are different ways to get Scrip, but we'll focus on collectibles from the scrip exchange for now and instead use Custom Delivery for your gathering gear and Materia.

To get White Scrips, we'll use the rotation below and concentrate on level 89 collectibles for maximum value. You can choose any class based on easy or cheap farming however the craft on ALC is generally popular. This is currently only needed for any masterbooks you still need. Otherwise you can skip straight to farming purple scrips.

To obtain Purple Scrips, we'll follow the following rotation and focus on level 90 collectibles for optimal returns. Any class can be chosen depending on convenience or especially cost-efficiency, but CUL is typically a favoured option.

If you have higher stats, you may want to use the below macro instead for farming purple scrips. Or you can spend your first scrips on tools for your chosen class to reach higher stats.

You'll need 2100 Purple scrip for armour, 1120 for accessories, 8000 for all Main Hand and Off Hand Tools, and 15500 for Grade X Materia for melding. Check the marketboard for cheaper Materia if you would like to save a bit of time. Again, save custom deliveries for gathering. After that, complete the following melds:

From there you also need to obtain your meld set for Gathering so that you can gather the necessary items for your crafting needs, consider using custom deliveries as a way to streamline the process. Custom Deliveries allow you to turn in items for scrips, which can be used to purchase the materials you need. You can then easily purchase all the materia and gear that you will need.

For gathering, a full set of unmelded i620 scrip will work perfectly. I also advise checking out the budget set below from our endgame melding guide which allows you to gather materials used in the latest combat gear allowing you to skip making indagators entirely for gathering classes if you want a cheaper option.


Crafting i620 Indagators Gear

Once you have the i620 scrip gear mentioned above you will need to start gathering materials for your indagators gear. Some of your materials will be from legendary nodes, some from tomes and some crafted.

I would advise putting all your gear into a shopping list such as this set of teamcraft lists of materials. This list is setup to allow you to choose with and without tools if you wanted to keep your scrip or use the relic tools instead for example.

Some materials still require scrips. You can use these 2 rotations that will work with the i620 gear you recently upgraded to.

From there once you have all your materials it is time to craft the Indagators gear! It is generally much easier to equip your gear once complete so that you do not break your rotations by repeatedly changing your stats.

You will need all of the Paldao Lumber, Ilmenite Ingot, Rutilated Quartz, Bayberry Cloth, and Titanoboa Leather to be HQ, but the Zoisite and Alkahests can be NQ.

The following rotation Requires HQ Tsai tou Vounou Icon Tsai tou Vounou and requires at least 3970/3498/520:

From there you simply need to use the following rotation to craft the gear itself. This rotation also requires Tsai tou Vounou Icon Tsai tou Vounou and requires at least 3761 CMS and 353CP. You should have no issues with control because of the HQ materials required.

Congratulations on finishing your gear. All that remains is to meld it and use it for other endgame crafts. Check out the guides below for that information.

You may also consider aiming to complete the Splendorous Tools Relics:



  • 13 Jul. 2023: Updated to 6.4.
  • 13 Feb. 2023: Guide added.
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