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FFXIV Food Guide

If you have played FFXIV for a long time, you must know that food is quite important in FFXIV. Haha, this is a guide based on my experience. If you want to why food is important and how to get food in game, this guide is definitely helpful for you!

1.Why is food so important?
Food can be used to boost various of stats. You can use food for attribute boosts, for example, VIT, PIE, DEX, MND and so on. Besides, you can use it to look for boosts of Control, Attack, Perception, MP/HP, and so on.

When you use food, you can get +5 whatever stat the food enhances. Though, it is not special, you will find surprise if you hold on to your siky Thor undies! Since as long as you use food properly, you will get nice bonus from it. If you can use food in the most suitable way, you will get up to about +7.4% of what the food enhances.

Then you may ask what are bonuses? Have you ever receive messages like “eats a —– and finds it to be divine (delicious/tasty)” when you ate something?, If yes, haha, congratulations! You get the bonuses. Below is the bonus list for different messages you get from eating food.

“well fed”offers no bonus.
“Tastes tasty” offers +3% to the stat
“Tastes delicious” offers +5.4% to the stat
“Tastes divine” offers +7.4% to the stat

2.How can I receive the bonus?

A fact you should know is that food has a favored optimal level like equipment does. So if you do your equipment, you should pay attention to this. Besides, you have to utilize your points in order to get the food bonus. Any raw food and dish has a favored rank, attribute and element. You have to use the right amount of points for these raw food if you want to get the full bonus from it.

I hear you guys already, “This means I don’t have freedom for my points! D: ”
Settle down, its ways to still get a bonus for your food.

What food favors what stats

DISH TYPE………………………… .STAT……ELEMENT
Meat Dish…………………………..STR…….FIRE
Sweets……………………………..INT…….ICE
Drinks……………………………..MND…….WATER
Stews………………………………STR…….EARTH
Soups………………………………PIE…….FIRE
Vegetable Dish (Salad)……………….DEX…….EARTH
Vegetable Dish (Non-Salad)……………MND…….ICE
Grain Dish………………………….VIT…….WIND
EggDish…………………………….VIT…….LIGHTNING
Seafood Dish (Cooked)………………..DEX…….LIGHTNING
Seafood Dish (Raw)…………………..INT…….WATER
Dairy………………………………PIE…….WIND

**Raw Foods**
STRENGTH – Meats
DEXTERITY – Freshwater Fish, Saltwater Fish
INTELLIGENCE – Vegetables, Lamp Marimo
PIETY – Fruits
MIND – Eggs
VITALITY – Grains, Mushrooms


3. How can I Use the information?

Let’s take an example:

If you are rank 36, and having horrible luck with control on harder synthesis, what can be helpful if you want to have better control?

Tuna Miq’abob: Optimal Rank 35
Accuracy: +5
Control: +5

From the list, you saw that cooked seafood dishes favors DEX and Lightning element.
From the chart, you saw that rank 35 food favors attributes stats of 61 and element of 48.

To get “tastes divine” :

BOTH attribute AND element stats have to be+/- 5 of the optimal points.

Ex: DEX 63 Lightning 48 will give you divine
Ex: DEX 66 Lightning 52 will give you divine
Ex: DEX 66 Lightning 53 will give you divine

To get “tastes delicious” :

EITHER the attribute OR the element have be within +/- 3 of the optimal points

Ex: DEX 63 Lightning 55 will give you delicious
Ex: DEX 103 Lightning 46 will give you delicious

To get “tastes tasty” :

EITHER the attribute OR the element have to be -/+ 4-5 of the optimal points.

Ex: DEX 66 Lightning 22 will give you tasty

Ex: DEX 97 Lightning 52 will give you tasty

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