- Main article: Duties
Guildhests are instanced group quests, usually involves a mini-dungeon or boss fight, that players can complete for experience and gil. Guildhests are designed to teach players basic group mechanics that will be needed later on during Dungeons and Trials. Initial Guildhests are quite easy, they become slightly difficult as players level up and delve deeper. After completing at least one Guildleve, you can then talk to a Battlewarden after completing Simply the Hest (starting region specific) to unlock Guildhests.
Gil , experience , and Grand Company Seals are rewards for completing Guildhests. There is also a initial first-time bonus awarded per job, per character (not available for Shadowbringers and later jobs).
Guildhests cannot be completed using an unrestricted party ("unsyncing").
There is an extra step to unlocking Guildhests. Note the following step requires that you do it in the region in which your character originally started FFXIV. Look under Character->Profile->City-State if you need a reminder what city your character is from. You can unlock the Guildleves in regions that are not where your character is originally from, but doing so will not trigger Simply the Hest.
- Choose the region in which your character originally started FFXIV:
- Leves of Bentbranch -> Simply the Hest (Gridania) (for characters from Gridania)
- Leves of Horizon -> Simply the Hest (Ul'dah) (for characters from Ul'dah)
- Leves of Swiftperch -> Simply the Hest (Limsa Lominsa) (for characters from Limsa Lominsa)
- After unlocking the leves, speak to the same Levemete again. You will receive a message that you're strong enough to start doing Guildhests.
- Then speak with a Battlewarden.
To enter specific Guildhests, you must be at the required level otherwise the duty will not be available. Duty Roulette: Guildhests unlocks immediately upon completion of the first guildhest. The roulette can select from any of your unlocked guildhests, even if you have not yet completed your most recently unlocked guildhest.
|Lost Rabbit||Thanalan: Western Thanalan, Horizon||(X:23.2, Y:16.6)|
|Ribald||The Black Shroud: Central Shroud, Bentbranch Meadows||(X:22.5, Y:21.7)|
|Tiroro||La Noscea: Western La Noscea, Swiftperch||(X:34.5, Y:31.2)|
|Sidonia||Coerthas: Coerthas Central Highlands, Dragonhead||(X:7.3, Y:20.5)|
|Archimbalt||Mor Dhona: Mor Dhona, North Silvertear||(X:32.4, Y:10.2)|
Guildhest Duty List
|Basic Training: Enemy Parties||10||4|
|Under the Armor||10||4|
|Basic Training: Enemy Strongholds||15||4|
|Hero on the Halfshell||15||4|
|Pulling Poison Posies||20||4|
|All's Well that Ends in the Well||25||4|
|Flicking Sticks and Taking Names||25||4|
|More than a Feeler||30||4|
|Annoy the Void||30||4|
|Shadow and Claw||35||4|
|Long Live the Queen||35||4|
Guildhests are associated with several achievements:
|Serving a Greater Cause I||5||Complete 5 guildhests.||-||2.0|
|Serving a Greater Cause II||5||Complete 10 guildhests.||-||2.0|
|Serving a Greater Cause III||5||Complete 20 guildhests.||-||2.0|
|Serving a Greater Cause IV||5||Complete 30 guildhests.||-||2.0|
|Serving a Greater Cause V||5||Complete 50 guildhests.||-||2.0|
|Serving a Greater Cause VI||10||Complete 100 guildhests.||The Last Resort||2.0|
|Enraptured Servitude||20||Complete 200 guildhests.||-||2.0|
|Father Knows Hest I||5||Complete 3 unique guildhests.||-||2.1|
|Father Knows Hest II||5||Complete 7 unique guildhests.||-||2.1|
|Father Knows Hest III||10||Complete 14 unique guildhests.||-||2.1|