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How do I get started with Retainer Ventures?


How to Unlock


  • An Ill-conceived Venture (Limsa Lominsa) Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X9,Y11).
  • An Ill-conceived Venture (Gridania) New Gridania (X11,Y12).
  • An Ill-conceived Venture (Ul'dah) Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X9,Y10).





Classes


To perform ventures, your retainer must first be assigned a class. Any class works, but you must have the appropriate main hand to equip onto the retainer. You can buy the proper weathered mainhand from that class' main city ( i.e. Gridania for polearms ). Classes that you yourself have not leveled cannot be assigned.

Do not pick a class you do not have at level 50 or will be leveling to 50. Your retainer is capped based on your own character's class level.

Venture Coin Acquisition / How to obtain Venture Coins


  • 6x on completion of quest "An Ill-conceived Venture"
  • 1x per beastmen quest regardless of rank
  • 5x per 1k GC seals
  • 1x from random DoW/DoM/DoL leves
  • Varying amounts from treasure hunts





Venture Limitations


Beginner ventures have no restrictions. Higher level hunting ventures starting at the 6-10 phase will have item level restrictions based on what your retainer is currently wearing. Quick Ventures have no item level requirement.

Venture Level / Stat Requirements



Waterside Exploration


  • I : None
  • II: None
  • III:
  • IV :
  • V:
  • VI :
  • VII :
  • VIII :
  • IX :
  • X :
  • XI : 224 Gathering
  • XII : 259 Gathering
  • XIII : 308 Gathering


Field Exploration


  • I : None
  • II: None
  • III: i1
  • IV : i1
  • V: i10
  • VI : i10
  • VII : i10
  • VIII : i20
  • IX : i20
  • X : i30
  • XI : i50
  • XII : i60
  • XIII : i70


Wood Exploration


  • I : None
  • II: None
  • III: 30 Gathering
  • IV : 45 Gathering
  • V: 65 Gathering,
  • VI : 87 Gathering
  • VII : 99 Gathering
  • VIII : 109 Gathering
  • IX : 120 Gathering
  • X : 133 Gathering
  • XI : 280 Gathering
  • XII : 323 Gathering
  • XIII : 383 Gathering





Venture EXP Table



Hunting, Mining, Harvesting Venture : 1h to complete. Costs 1 token.


  • 1-5 : 1133 xp
  • 5-10 : 4416 xp
  • 10-15 : 8800 xp
  • 15-20 : 13600 xp
  • 20-25 : 20494 xp
  • 26-30 : 30000 xp
  • 31-35 : 39618 xp
  • 36-40 : 48784 xp
  • 41-45 : 57896 xp
  • 46-50 : 70533 xp


Field Exploration : 18h to complete. Costs 2 token.


  • I : 4000 xp
  • II: 21000 xp
  • III: 39333 xp
  • IV : 67778 xp
  • V: 80857 xp
  • VI : 100211 xp
  • VII : 135417 xp
  • VIII : 160221 xp
  • IX : 190588 xp
  • X : 209333 xp
  • XI : 255455 xp
  • XII : 255455 xp
  • XIII : 255455 xp


Quick Exploration : 1h to complete. Costs 2 token. Level 10 Retainer to unlock.


????? - ????? xp




Venture Drop List / Obtainable Reward Items



Hunting Venture


  • 1-5 : Animal Skin, Shriekshroom , Animal Sinew, Honey, Ram Horn
  • 6-10 : Beastkin Blood, Marmot Meat, Animal Hide, Mutton Loin, Bat Fang, Red Landtrap Leaf, Beast Sinew
  • 11-15 : Dodo Tenderloin, Jellyfish Cnida, Mole Meat, Puk Wing, Viscous Secretions, Dodo Egg, Bat Wing, Antelope Horn, Goobbue Fang, Yellow Yarzon Leg
  • 16-20 : Imp Wing, Jellyfish Umbrella, Aldgoat Skin, Dodo Feather, Green Megalocrab Shell
  • 21-25 : Antelope Shank, Megalocab Leg, Acidic Secretions, Diremite Web
  • 26-30 : Gigantoad Skin, Bomb Ash, PUk Egg, Night Milk, Orobon Liver, Blue Yarzon Leg, Cactuar Needle
  • 31-35 : Formic Acid, Raptor Shank, Hippogryph Sinew, Boar Hide, Peiste Skin, Fleece
  • 36-40 : Spoken Blood, Karakul Skin, Grenade Ash, Raptor Sinew, Ochu Vine
  • 41-45 : Pudding Flesh, Basilisk Egg, Buffalo Sirloin, Apkallu Egg, Apkallu Down
  • 46-50 : Ahriman Wing, Eft Tail, Raptor Skin, Ogre Horn, Snurble Tufts


Field Exploration


  • X : Gysahl Ring
  • XI : Canard Breast, Chinchilla Hide
  • XII : Mossy Stone Sword
  • XIII : Minute Mindflayer, Taffeta Cloth, Light Steel Plate


Quick Exploration


Let's just keep this simple and say everything up to and including primal weapons so far.

Disciple of Land



Harvesting


  • 1-5 : Elemental Shards, Latex, Allagan Snail, Maple Sap, Maple Log, Cinnamon, Beehive Chip, Maple Branch
  • 6-10 : Tinolqa Mistletoe, Cock Feather, La Noscean Orange, La Noscean Orange Seeds, Ash Log, Ash Branch, Kukura Bean, Crow Feather, Cloves
  • 11-15 : Moko Grass, Yellow Ginseng, Chanterelle, Lowland Grapes, Rye, Sunset Wheat, Garlean Garlic, Elm Log, Wild Onion, Lavender, Straw, Grass Viper, Humus, Coerthas Carrot, Ogre Pumpkin, Carnation, La Noscean Lettuse, Cinderfoot Olive, Cotton Boll, Cieldalaes Spinach, Black Pepper, Ruby Tomato, Alpine Parsnip, Highland Parsley, Marjoram
  • 16-20 : Paprika, Faerie Apple, Garlago Mint, Paprika Seeds, Faerie Apple Seeds, Sun Lemon, Lalafellin Lentil, Sun Lemon Seeds, Belladonna, Nopales, Popoto, Popoto Set, Yew Log, Gil Bun, Grade 1 Carbonized Matter, Yew Branch, Island Seedling, Shroud Seedling, Desert Seedling, White Scorpion
  • 21-25 : Pixie Plums, Gridanian Walnut, Pixie Plum Seeds, Button Mushroom, Noble Grapes, Matron's Mistletoe, Ala Mhigan Mustard, Ala Mhigan Mustard Seeds, Walnut Log, Chamomile, Pearl Ginger, Pearl Ginger Root, Chamomile Seeds, Sticky Rice, Millioncorn, Millioncorn Seeds
  • 26-30 : Elemental Crystals, Jade Peas, Wizard Eggplant, Wizard Eggplant Seeds, Midland Cabbage, Pigments, Midland Cabbage Seeds, Chocobo Feather, Grade 2 Carbonized Matter, Alligator Pear, Moor Leech
  • 31-35 : Flax, Oak Branch, Linseed, Oak Log, Aloe, Midland Basil, Midland Basil Seeds, Mandrake, Bloodgrass, White Truffle, Mandrake Seeds, Salt Leek, Wildfowl Feather, Laurel, Tarantula, Dragon Pepper, Desert Saffron
  • 36-40 : Blood Currants, Iron Acorn, Blood Currant Seeds, Mahogany Log, Mugwort, Maiden Artichoke, Ramhorn Zucchini, Thyme, Nutmeg, Almonds, Almond Seeds
  • 41-45 : Sagolii Sage, Mirror Apple, Black Scorpion, Mirror Apple Seeds, Rolanberry, Rolanberry Seeds, Mistletoe, Dart Frog
  • 46-50 : Rosewood Log, Rosewood Branch, Thanalan Tea Leaves, Lava Toad, Maiden Grass, Grade 3 Carbonized Matter


Mining


  • 1-5 : Elemental shards, Copper Ore, Muddy Water, Bone Chip
  • 5-10 : Tin Ore, Raw SunStone, Raw Lapis Lazuli, Soiled Femur, Zinc Ore, Obsidian, Potter's Clay
  • 10-15 : Fine Sand, Copper Sand, Rock Salt, Ragstone, Iron Ore, Iron Sand, Cinnabar
  • 15-20 : Raw Malachite, Raw Sphene, Raw Fluorite, Limestone, Raw Danburite, Sunrise Tellin, Alumen, Grade 1 Carbonized Matter, Mudstone
  • 20-25 : Earth Rock, Silver Sand, Fire Rock, Ice Rock, Effervescent Water, Wind Rock, Lightning Rock, Lightning Rock, Silver Ore, Water Rock
  • 26-30 : 15x Elemental Crystals, Grade 1 Top Soils, Bomb Ash, Silex, Dye Pigments, Brimstone, Grade 2 Carbonized Matter, Siltstone
  • 31-35 : Raw Garnet, Granite, Raw Heliodor, Raw Goshenite, Raw Peridot, Mythril Sand, Mythril Ore, Raw Amethyst, Raw Aquamarine
  • 36-40 : Raw Tourmaline, Raw Spinel, Raw Zircon, Jade, Black Alumen, Grenade Ash, Grade 2 Top Soils
  • 41-45 : Raw Turquoise, Electrum Sand, Electrum Ore, Raw Amber, Raw Rubelite, Marble
  • 46-50 : Basilisk Egg, Cobalt Ore, Adamantoise Shell, Ogre Horn, Grade 3 Carbonized Matter


Fishing


  • 1-5 : Crayfish, Finger Shrimp, Princess Trout, White Coral
  • 6-10 : Dusk Goby, Pipira, Crimson Crayfish, Coral Butterfly, Brass Loach
  • 11-15 : Maiden Carp, Tiger Cod
  • 16-20 : Helmet Crab, Rothlyt Oyster, Navigator's Dagger, Bluebell Salmon, Razor Clam
  • 21-25 : Blowfish, Warmwater Trout, Black Eel, Dark Bass
  • 26-30 : Blue Coral, Bianaq Bream, Black Sole, Hammerhead Shark
  • 31-35 : Indigo Herring, Ash Tuna, Fullmoon Sardine
  • 36-40 : Whitelip Oyster, Velodyna Carp, Red Coral
  • 41-45 : Silver Shark, Raincaller, Blacklip Oyster
  • 46-50 : Northern Pike, Cloud Cutter


Drop Modifiers


Time to completion for hunting
  • Retainer level < 9 levels above item tier = 1 hour
  • Retainer level > 10 && < 20 = 50 minutes
  • Retainer level > 20 = 40 minutes



Source thread: Retainer Compendium