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How to Farm Grand Company Seals and What to Buy: FFXIV GC Seals Guide 2022

Getting a ton of Grand Company Seals is easy, and you’ll want to spend them on glamour materials, Ventures, and more.

If you’ve made it far enough to join one of Final Fantasy XIV’s three Grand Companies of Eorzea — The Maelstrom, The Immortal Flames, or The Order of the Twin Adder — then you’ve probably gotten a few Grand Company Seals. GC Seals are currency awarded when you complete certain tasks in the game. These tasks include FATEs, the Duty Roulette, Grand Company Leves, turning in unused loot, and completing some quests.

Seals are specific to each Grand Company, meaning if you switch companies, your Seals don’t move with you. You can use them to purchase unique items from the Quartermasters at each company’s headquarters. Here, we’re going to show you how to farm GC Seals fast and what you should be spending them on.

How Do I Unlock Grand Companies?

Each Grand Company has a quest to unlock access early on in A Realm Reborn. Once you’ve completed the level 20 main scenario quest “A Hero in the Making,” you’ll gain access to three different quests. Each one will confirm your membership to that specific Grand Company. The three quests are all names “The Company You Keep,” with the Grand Company name attached. Each quest will also offer you a unique dye related to that Grand Company. Overall, it doesn’t matter which one you pick since they don’t differ in terms of what they offer.

How Do I Get Promoted in My Grand Company?

When you first join a Grand Company, you’ll be at the rank of Private Third Class. Effectively, this means you can only hold a maximum total of 10,000 Company Seals. When you cap out on Seals, any additional Seals you gain simply disappear, so you want to be spending them or working toward increasing your cap by getting promoted. Promotion requires you to pay a certain amount of Seals, and at higher ranks, you’ll have to complete certain quests.

Here’s all the ranks and what’s needed to unlock them.

  • Private Third Class (10,000 Max Seals): Starting rank
  • Private Second Class (15,000 Max Seals): 2,000 Seals
  • Private First Class (20,000 Max Seals): 3,000 Seals
  • Corporal (25,000 Max Seals): 4,000 Seals
  • Sergeant Third Class (30,000 Max Seals): 5,000 Seals, Complete Grand Company Hunting Log Rank 1
  • Sergeant Second Class (35,000 Max Seals): 6,000 Seals
  • Sergeant First Class (40,000 Max Seals): 7,000 Seals
  • Chief Sergeant (45,000 Max Seals): 8,000 Seals, Complete “Shadows Uncast” quest
  • Second Lieutenant (50,000 Max Seals): 9,000 Seals, Complete Grand Company Hunting Log Rank 2 and “Gilding the Bilious” quest
  • First Lieutenant (80,000 Max Seals): Complete “Flagged Mission: Crystal Recovery” from Adventurer Squadrons
  • Captain (90,000 Max Seals): Complete 5 Command Missions, then complete “Flagged Mission: Sapper Strike”

When you have the prerequisite for the rank finished, go talk to your Grand Company’s Personnel Officer and select “Apply for a promotion”. The Personnel Officers are in each Grand Company Headquarters within each city.

  • Storm Personnel Officer – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X: 13.1, Y: 12.7)
  • Flame Personnel Officer – Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (X: 8.3, Y: 9.0)
  • Serpent Personnel Officer – New Gridania (X: 9.8, Y: 11.0)

How to Farm Grand Company Seals in 2022

Why do you want to be a higher rank within your Grand Company, outside of the raised cap on Company Seals? Well, higher ranks give you access to better items at the storefronts from the respective Quartermasters. The lower ranks simply offer gear, but higher ranks give you access to worthwhile materials. Notably, at the Sergeant Rank, you can purchase Glamour Prisms and Glamour Dispellers from the Quartermasters, among other things (more on that later). With the “why” out of the way, let’s talk about the “how.”

Expert Deliveries Are The Best

This is the best way to gain ranks, but it won’t unlock until you reach the Sergeant Second Class. (You’ll have to use the other methods to reach this rank first). Expert Deliveries allow you to turn in weapons and armor to your Personnel Officer for seals. Eligible weapons and armor are anything marked with green, blue, or pink rarity, and you get more Company Seals for gear with higher item levels.

You can turn in gear to your Grand Company’s Personnel Officer:

  • Storm Personnel Officer – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X: 13.1, Y: 12.7)
  • Flame Personnel Officer – Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (X: 8.3, Y: 9.0)
  • Serpent Personnel Officer – New Gridania (X: 9.8, Y: 11.0)

Select “Undertake supply and provisioning missions” and then click the “Expert Delivery” tab. This will show all of the gear in your inventory that can be sold to your Grand Company for Seals.

Once you’ve unlocked Expert Deliveries, the fastest way to get gear to sell is to run dungeons on a max level character unsynced. For a full level 90, running late Heavensward and early Stormblood dungeons will be the best way to farm. Dungeons like Sirensong Sea, the Great Gubal Library, and the Antitower are all great options that can be completed in 5 minutes or less. You want to do these solo, because then all the gear in the loot pool goes directly to you.

Likewise, you can do an unsynced raid like Alexander – The Fist of the Father (A1N). Trade in the raid currency at the respective vendor in order to get the raid gear, and then turn that back in to the Company Personnel Officer for a chunk of Seals.


Completing any FATE of any level will net you some GC Seals. This is also good if you’re grinding FATEs in a specific region for alt leveling, a Relic Weapon quest, or something else. Honestly, this is the primary way to power-level Grand Company Ranks.

Duty Roulettes

There are two Duty Roulettes that offer Company Seals: Leveling and Guildhests. We recommend doing Leveling every day and skipping the Guildhests one. If you’re a Tank or Healer, your queues will be instant and you’ll be getting about 1,000 Seals per run. (It’s also the best Duty Roulette to run for leveling up alternate Jobs.)

Supply and Provision Missions

If you’re a Disciple of the Land or Hand, these missions might be the best bet for you. Talk to your Company Personnel Officer and you can receive a quest to provide gathered or crafted items. You can do this once per day for each crafting and gathering Job unlocked. Talk to the Personnel Officer and select “Undertake supply and provisioning missions.” This is also great for leveling gatherers or crafters!

Grand Company Leves

These are Levequests that are marked as belonging to each Grand Company. You can do any of those Guildleves for any Company, but you gain extra experience and Seals if you do a Guildleve for the Company you belong to. These come from specific Levemetes, which includes the following:

Level 20-25

  • Eugene (Maelstrom) – Lower La Noscea (X: 23.7, Y: 34.9)
  • Cedrepierre (Twin Adder) – East Shroud (X: 16.3, Y: 27.5)
  • Kikiri (Immortal Flame) – Eastern Thanalan (X: 13.8, Y: 24)

Level 30

  • C’lafumyn (Maelstrom) – Western La Noscea (X: 33.4, Y: 30.6)
  • H’amneko (Twin Adder) – South Shroud (X: 17.4, Y: 30.3)
  • Blue Herring (Immortal Flame) – Southern Thanalan (X: 18.6, Y: 13.1)

Level 35

  • Haisie (All Companies) – Coerthas Central Highlands (X: 25, Y: 28.6)

Level 40

  • Lodille (All Companies) – Coerthas Central Highlands (X: 11.9, Y: 16.8)

Level 45

  • Eidhart (All Companies) – Mor Dhona (X: 30.7, Y: 12.1)

What Do I Buy With Grand Company Seals?

Now that you’ve raised your rank and farmed up all these Seals, what in the world do you spend them on? There’s a wide variety of options, but we’re going to focus on the most worthy. You can buy all these items at your respective Company Quartermasters, found here:

  • Storm Quartermaster in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X: 13.1, Y: 12.7)
  • Serpent Quartermaster in New Gridania (X: 9.8, Y: 11.0)
  • Flame Quartermaster in Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (X: 8.3, Y: 9.0)

Glamour Prisms and Glamour Dispellers

You need these items in order to add Glamour to your gear, or remove Glamour from a specific piece of glammed gear. Both items cost 200 Company Seals a pop. Both items can be found under the Sergeant section of the Quartermaster menu on the Materiel tab. Depending on your server’s Market Board prices, you can also turn around and sell these for a profit! Primarily, you’ll end up stocking up on these and using them to customize your character’s appearance.


If you send your Retainers on Ventures, this is a great way to spend a few Company Seals. Each Venture costs 200 Company Seals and depending on the Venture you undertake, you’ll gain experience for your Retainer and be rewarded with other materials (and a ton of housing items to be honest.) You’ll find these under the Private section of the Quartermaster menu, on the Materiel tab.

Grade 8 Dark Matter

You might wonder what these items are for. If you’ve leveled up the correct Disciple of the Hand, you used Graded Dark Matter to repair your gear. The material has a number from 1 to 8 in its item name, i.e. Grade 2 Dark Matter or Grade 7 Dark Matter. Each grade number repairs gear within a certain level range. For example, Grade 1 Dark Matter is used to repair Level 1-10 gear, while Grade 8 Dark Matter is used to repair any Level 1-90 gear in the game.

As such, Grade 8 Dark Matter is the one you probably want to buy. It’s available for 600 Company Seals apiece from the Captain section of the Quartermaster menu on the Materiel tab.


These are essentially Mana Potions for Disciples of the Land or Hand. They replenish your GP, which are essential for high-level crafting and gathering, and are normally made by a Level 50 Alchemist. You can purchase them for 500 Company Seals each. You’ll find these under the Sergeant section of the Quartermaster menu, on the Materiel tab. You can also sell these bad boys on the Market Board for Gil!


If you’re looking to level up a Disciple of the Hand or Land, another good option is manuals. These items boost the experience gained for crafting and gathering Jobs for 18 hours. There’s one set that works until level 40, and another that works until level 50. For each set, the EXP boost is halved when used on Jobs above the stated level cap. These are good ways to speed up the leveling process.

Private Section, Material Tab

  • Company-issue Engineering Manual (Crafter): 1,440 Seals
  • Company-issue Survival Manual (Gatherer): 1,440 Seals

Sergeant Section, Material Tab

  • Company-issue Engineering Manual II (Crafter): 2,300 Seals
  • Company-issue Survival Manual II (Gatherer): 2,300 Seals

There are manuals above this level, but they cost Crafters’ Scrips, which is a currency for a whole different system.

Relic Weapon Materials

If you’re undertaking the Relic Weapon quests, some of the required items can be purchased with Company Seals. The Zodiac Braves Relic, for example, requires four (4) Bombard Cores, with each costing 20,000 Company Seals. You can also sell these items on the Market Board, as other players are also looking for them.

Material Containers (Loot Boxes!)

Material Containers are at the end of the line when you have absolutely nothing else to spend Seals on. Both types of Containers cost 20,000 Company Seals each and contain mounts and minions at random. Materiel Container 3.0 has mounts and minions from A Realm Reborn and Heavensward, while Materiel Container 4.0 contains mounts and minions from Stormblood. Both Containers are available from the Captain section under the Materiel tab.

Are these worth it though? We break down the Gil value of each in our Materiel Container 3.0 or 4.0 Guide where we finally answer which is better!

Use Grand Company Seals to Make Gil

If you don’t want any of the above, you can essentially convert all of those Grand Company Seals into Gil by selling the items you exchange for or by using them to craft even better items. Our FFXIV Grand Company Seals to Gil Guide will help you convert 100,000 Seals into 300,000 – 600,000 Gil!

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