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"Final Fantasy XIV": How to Get and Use Allied Seals

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What Are Allied Seals?

Allied Seals are a currency available in FF14 that is related to the Hunts and Blue Mage. They can be used to purchase a variety of items. They are listed in the Battle section of your currency menu.

How to Get Allied Seals via Hunts

There are a variety of ways to obtain Allied Seals from Hunt targets.

Hunts

Allied Seals were originally related to Hunts in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (ARR). There are two types of hunts.

Please note that hunts from Heavensward and later expansions do not give allied seals. Only ARR related hunts can give allied seals.

Hunt Bills

At your current Grand Company, there is a Hunt Board. This will have daily and weekly bills. The daily bills will give 3x8 and 2x20 Allied Seals for a total of 64 Allied Seals; the ones that give 20 are FATE bosses. The weekly bill gives 100 allied seals for killing a specific B rank hunt.

Unlock "Let the Hunt Begin" quest at your Grand Company. If you change Grand Companies, you do not have to complete it again. You need to be at least level 50 to complete this quest.

A ranks and S ranks

These are hunts on large timers.

S ranks are usually relayed via linkshells and discords to share with other players.

A ranks in later expansion are also often relayed, but ARR A ranks die so quickly and easily that most people do not bother showing up or relaying anymore. As such, it's very possible for you to find an A rank by accident and, for the ARR ones, people generally aren't too upset if you choose not to relay these.

Note: Unlike the hunting bills, you do not need to unlock Hunts to get rewards from killing an A or S rank. However, if you haven't completed the quest, you won't be able to join parties in Party Finder's "The Hunt" section, which is widely used in the hunting community! As such, even if you aren't planning on ever doing the Hunt Bills, you really should unlock them in order to get this Party Finder section.

New Gridania Hunt Board.

New Gridania Hunt Board.

How to Earn Allied Seals as a Blue Mage

There are two methods of earning Allied Seals as a Blue Mage: the Masked Carnivale and the Blue Mage Log.

Masked Carnivale

The Masked Carnivale is available via the Celestium Attendant near the Miner Guild Aetheryte of Ul'dah after completing the first level 50 blue mage quest.

Each challenge has a first time bonus that has Gil, Poetics, and Allied Seals. While this is a one time thing, completing them all yields a grand total of 2950 Allied Seals!

Additionally, every week there are three challenges. Together they give 550 seals

Blue Mage Log

The blue mage log is available by using the second tab of your Blue Mage Spellbook after completing the first level 60 blue mage quest.

Similar to the Carnivale, this has first time bonuses and weekly challenges. Unlike the Carnivale, which is aimed for solo play, this is for party play and also has rewards for non-first time clears.

It features two weekly challenges: A weekly instance chosen from the regular log and a prime target (an Extreme trial).

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Analysis

The weekly carnivale is well worth doing every week for Allied Seals if you are trying to farm them. This is especially true if you're working on or planning to work on relics; they give both Allied Seals and Poetics, which are both used for ARR and HW relics.

The blue mage log, in theory, should be great for some excellent Allied Seals, especially the weekly normal target. However, finding people is usually a concern. If you can find people, then it's just fantastic.

The trials could also be used to farm Allied Seals, rather than being tied to daily/weekly/hour-limited methods, thanks to the repeatable rewards and the blue mage being very strong at defeating things. However, having to find a party is the biggest hurdle to farming this way.

Do note, however, that the blue mage log does not require you to have an all-blue party (only the special achievements have that requirement). As long as you are synced, you could ask some friends to come join as regular jobs.

Carnivale Weekly Advanced.

Carnivale Weekly Advanced.

Allied Seal Reward Numbers

Category 1Category 2Rewarded

Daily Hunt Bill (ARR)

Normal Monster

8

Daily Hunt Bill (ARR)

Fate Monster

20

Weekly Hunt Bill (ARR)

B Rank

100

A Rank

ARR only

40

S Rank

ARR only

100

Carnivale First Time Bonus

Challenges 1-5

50

Carnivale First Time Bonus

Challenges 6-29, but not 25

100

Carnivale First Time Bonus

Challenge 25,30

200

Carnivale Weekly

Novice

100

Carnivale Weekly

Moderate

150

Carnivale Weekly

Advanced

300

Blue Mage Log Dungeon/Trial

First Time Clear

30

Blue Mage Log Dungeon/Trial

Repeat Clear

10

Blue Mage Log Raid

First Time Clear

50

Blue Mage Log Raid

Repeat Clear

15

Blue Mage Log Weekly

Weekly Random Instance

200

Blue Mage Log Weekly

Prime Target

400

Blue Mage Log Weekly Prime Target.

Blue Mage Log Weekly Prime Target.

What to Spend Allied Seals On?

You can spend Allied Seals at the Hunt Billmaster located at your Grand Company.

Blue mages can access a shop by talking to Maudlin Latool Ja in Uld'ah (at x:12.5, y:13.0 in between the Miner and Weaver guild aetherytes).

While there are a variety of items to spend them on, this is generally what they are used for:

Hunt Billmaster

  • Riding maps: These allow you to run faster in ARR maps.
  • Minion: The Wind-up Succubus.
  • Certain relic steps (Alexandrite and Unidentifiable Bone & Seeds) can be purchased with Allied Seals when you get to those steps in the Relic weapon questline).
  • Aetheryte Tickets: These allow you to not pay any Gil for your teleport fees.
  • Venture coins.
  • Gear for glam or turning into GC seals.

Maudlin Latool Ja

  • Blue mage gear for glam or turning into GC seals.
  • Two Orchestrions.
  • One Minion.
  • One Emote.
  • Battle Materia 7 and 8.

Analysis of Items Allied Seals Can Buy

Here is a breakdown on the valuables Allied Seals can buy you.

Riding Maps

These are one-time purchases. The only other method to buy them is via the Moogle Treasure Trove event. Personally, I would say it's better to get these via Allied Seals.

Minions, Orchestrions, Emotes

Since these are one-time purchases and not available on the Marketboard, these would be a high priority to get.

Relic Items

Unidentified Bone and Ore cost 300 Allied Seals. You can sell these for 150 Poetics. Bone can be bought via the Amalj'aa beast tribe while Ore can be bought in the Kobold beast tribe. 10 of these each are used for step two of the Heavensward relic per weapon.

Alexandrite costs 50 Allied Seals. The Poetics way of buying a map (which gives five Alexandrite) costs 75 poetics. Thus, you'd be using 250 Allied Seals to save 75 Poetics. This would be a 0.3 saving rate.

As such, if you are working on multiple relics and need both Bone/Ore and Alexandrite, and your goal was to reduce your Poetics cost, the Unidentified Bone/Ore has the better Poetics saving rate.

Aetheryte Tickets

These are actually a lower priority if you are doing hunts as you'll get Centurio Seals, which are far less useful in the long-term, and therefore better to use on Aetheryte Tickets. However, if you're only using Blue Mage or Hunt Bills (no A/S ranks) to earn Allied Seals, that means you wouldn't be getting any Centurio Seals. This option becomes a lot better.

Gear for GC Seals

The ilvl 100 accessories give the best GC per Allied Seals rate. You could then use the GC for relics or to buy mats to sell on the marketboard and earn Gil.

Battle Materia

The high cost of 400 Allied Seals makes this unappealing.

If you are willing to use the marketboard a bit more, and do plenty of market research, you could probably earn more Gil by converting the ilvl 100 accessories into GC and selling GC mats.

However, if you want a bit of a lazier way of making Gil from your Allied Seals, taking a quick look at which battle Materia 7/8 sells for the most Gil is a much faster and easier option, even if your earning potential is a bit less.

Seeds and Crafting Items

You might need the seeds or crafting items occasionally and it's great to have that option. However, as those are untradable, you will not be purchasing them often (if ever) unless you have a specific use for them.

Mark Logs

Mark Logs are used to buy certain upgrade items. While you can use Allied Seals for this purpose, you will often end up purchasing the upgrade items directly with Tomestones of Poetics instead.

Best Way to Make or Save Gil From Allied Seals

There are essentially four ways to make/save Gil.

  1. Aetheryte tickets
  2. Gear to GC to Material for the Marketboard
  3. Materia 8 (usually sells for higher than Materia 7)
  4. Venture Coins to get materials

Marketboard prices fluctuate a lot, so do note these numbers are just here for illustration purposes. The picture below illustrates how 400 Allied Seals could be converted to Gil.

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As you can see, the Venture Coin has the highest potential, though it does require leveling up your retainer, gearing it, looking around for which materials sell best, and a lot of clicking/listing to make use of those coins. I literally only looked at one skin. Skins are often good bets since they're a bit annoying to farm, but they are only available to battle retainers, so adjust your expectations accordingly.

While these may have great potential, it can be hard to spend more Venture Coins than one gets.

The Aetheryte ticket, even if you're doing 400+ Gil and not just the 999 Gil teleports, has a fairly high Gil saving rate. If you teleport a lot, it is worth it and a very fast option for spending your Allied Seals. However, you're probably going to want to stop at 999 (the stack limit) and then move on to other means of spending your Allied Seals.

GC seals for mats are next. They're highly volatile, and I've definitely seen better prices, but I've also seen worse prices. They require high effort and heavy research. If you're doing it at the right time, you can earn a good amount, but during market crashes, it might be best to move on to something a bit easier.

The last option is Materia 8. These are not as volatile as GC. They're a decent option for when you have a full stack of Aetheryte tickets or Venture Coins and you can't spend them fast enough. They're a great way to earn Gil. During GC market crashes, Materia 8 might even be more profitable.

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