There are currently two types of endgame tomestones available at level 80. While many players focus on How to Spend Phantasmagoria, tomestones of Goetia can also be incredibly useful and are often overlooked just because the rewards are less obvious.
How Do I Get Tomestones of Goetia?
Tomestones of Goetia are earned in many of the same ways as Tomestones of Phantasmagoria, except you earn much more of them at a time and unlike Phantasmagoria they are uncapped so you can farm them as much as you like.
Roulettes (Level 80)
The most common way of obtaining them is by doing level 80 duties, and daily roulettes while on a level 80 job.
Below are the daily roulette bonuses which include Goetia tomestones. These are once a day obviously, but the numbers in brackets are how much you get for the duty it places you in, separate from the bonus.
You can also get Goetia as a reward for doing Shadowbringers treasure hunts, both the overworld maps and inside the dungeons. Defeating the enemies guarding the overworld chest at the map location only gives you 10 tomestones, so it’s not the primary method of farming them, it’s just a nice little bonus.
If you join a treasure hunt party you’re usually going to be doing several in succession, which means by the end of it you’ve probably gained 50+ tomestones in addition to the other spoils you’ve won from the treasure chests.
Killing Elite Marks is another way to get a few tomestones of Goetia, since you get up to 20 for defeating an A rank mark, and up to 80 for an S rank. If you’re lucky enough to find a hunt train these could potentially pile up pretty quick.
What Should I Prioritize Buying With Tomestones of Goetia?
Tomestones of Goetia will be phased out with the release of patch 5.2 in a few months. While you’ll be able to convert them at a 4:1 rate to tomestones of Phantasmagoria, it’s best to get value out of them right now while 5.1 is fresh. After all, they’re currently an important resource for the newest sets of crafted equipment while people are trying to gear up.
Buying Crafting Materials?
With 5.1 bringing the next tier of crafting and gathering gear, I’ve been trying to get geared up all over again. I had forgotten just how many materials you have to buy from the tomestone vendor, and my supply of Goetia took a big hit.
I’m not a hardcore crafter, so I can only imagine what it’s like for those diehard disciples of the hand who craft for their statics, FCs, and friends. If anyone is taking commissions to make whole gear sets, they’ll definitely need a lot of these materials.
Because of this I have to recommend using your tomestones of Goetia to buy these crafting mats and sell them on the marketboard. With all the new DoH and DoL gear to be made these materials’ value is pretty high right now, and you can turn your Goetia into a reasonable amount of gil.
Which Materials? And HQ or NQ?
Prices for each material will vary depending on your server due to competition, so I can’t say for sure which is best to try selling. However, some high demand choices include the Multifaceted Abrasive for crafting many of the DoH tools, or Chalicotherium Skin, Multifaceted Alumen and Multifaceted Cotton Cloth for their use in the new leftside equipment for crafters and gatherers.
You don’t need to try to sell HQ. Think of it this way: It costs 2.5x as much Goetia for you to buy the HQ material. Are you going to sell it for 2.5x the price of its NQ version? While you may get a slightly higher price, it will still usually be within the normal market fluctuation of a NQ sale.
The hardcore crafters already have the stats and macros to use NQ materials anyway, so just sell them those. Even if you’re doing the crafting yourself, it may be worth it to sell the NQ items and use the gil to buy the HQ version, depending on your server’s marketboard of course.
Buying i440 Ronkan Gear?
As of 5.1 the Eden raid (normal) is unlocked, meaning you can farm the tokens for i450 Edengate gear. These fights have a low barrier of entry, requiring only i425 to enter, easily obtained with your level 80 job gear and i430 Amaurotine accessories. Additionally, the new level 80 dungeon The Grand Cosmos requires i430 and drops i445 gear.
These two easy sources of higher level gear mean that the i440 Ronkan gear is just not worth the Goetia anymore. It may only be useful if you really don’t have the time to farm any of that content and you need your ilvl up ASAP for something like The Copied Factory to earn your weekly token.
Otherwise, I say only buy these if you’re after the glamour. A nice bonus for that is that these pieces are already dyeable. No need for any upgrades or augmentations like with most other tomestone gear.
When Goetia is phased out in 5.2 the Ronkan gear should be obtainable using the Shadowbringers hunt currency, Nuts. This would follow the pattern of the Ala Mhigan gear from Stormblood which is now bought with Centurio Seals.
Upgrading i450 Crafted Combat Gear?
If you happen to have a piece of HQ i450 gear for your combat job, you can have it augmented by Hillicen <Gear Exchange> at (Eulmore 10.8, 10.7) in The Canopy. It’s somewhat complicated, but essentially it will cost you somewhere between 200 (accessories) to 700 (weapon) tomestones of Goetia to upgrade your HQ i450 piece to HQ i460. Converting a full set costs a whopping 3800.
If you don’t do savage or extreme content, this can be a great option if you’re already using the Facet gear, as it’s not gated by time like the Deepshadow gear is due to the weekly caps on Phantasmagoria and the Blade of Early Antiquity token.
However, if you’re already doing savage or extreme content then the Edengrace set, Augmented Deepshadow set, and Hades Extreme weapon are all better options which may replace your Augmented Facet gear very soon after.
The regular Facet gear should be enough to get you the clear from these endgame fights, so consider if you would rather spend the Goetia on something else. Of course if you’re struggling to clear then the boost in gear can also help you out a little.
If you find yourself capping out on tomestones of Goetia, take a look at your server’s marketboard and sell the multifaceted materials for some decent gil. Alternatively, upgrade your combat job’s Facet gear to give you a boost in higher level PvE content. The most important thing is just to make use of these tomestones now while they have good value, and not let them go to waste.
What do you prefer to spend your tomestones of Goetia on? Were you one of the players with a full set of Facet gear to upgrade? Let me know in the comments.
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