The Best Leveling Spots & Methods In FF16

This guide discusses some of the best leveling spots and techniques in Final Fantasy 16 for efficient experience point farming.

Final Fantasy 16 is a relatively fast-paced action game with stage-based progression. In games like these, experience points are hard to come by. However, in our FF16 Best Leveling Spot guide, we will discuss all the best spots and strategies you can use to level up as swiftly as possible.

It’s wise to grind from the get-go in a game like Final Fantasy. It forces you to grind because of the difficulty spike with each new stage. However, grinding is a mechanic that not most players are too fond of. Our guide is for players like those because it will minimize the duration of the repetitive soul-sucking tasks.

Key Takeaways
  • Final Fantasy 16 forces you to grind for more levels to progress efficiently for each battle.
  • Farming in FF16 can often be tedious and annoying because it’s slow and repetitive.
  • Using Accessories like Scholar’s Spectacle can boost the amount of experience you earn.
  • Farming in locations like the Velkroy Desert result in optimal grinding.
  • Another one of the best ways to farm experience is by completing bounties on the Hunting Board.

FF16 Leveling Process

Final Fantasy 16 Clive Image
Final Fantasy 16 Clive

The leveling system in Final Fantasy 16 is fairly similar to its predecessor. Seasoned players may already be familiar with how tedious the process can be. You fight several tough enemies for little to no experience points at all.

However, our guide will also discuss some accessories or tactics you can use to make your life easier. Using these items will indefinitely increase the amount of experience you get. Efficient farming is our end goal, so check the following section to know exactly how to do that.


A player can equip accessories in FF16 that best suits their playstyle. They give you some bonus stats in combat or bonus loot after battle. Accessories for grinding are a very important tool in your arsenal if you even hope to farm efficiently.

Gameplay in Final Fantasy
FF16 Gameplay Image

Some of the best accessories are listed as follows

Scholar’s SpectacleIncreases the amount of Experience you earn by 10%
On Fortune and HeavensIncreases amount of EXP earned by 15%
Ring of Timely EvasionAllows for automatic evasion

Best Ways To Earn Experience Points

Now that we have the equipment to farm well, it is time to discuss where to farm. Our FF16 Best Grinding Spots guide will cover two of the best places for farming levels. It is important to note that some of these are available from the start. The rest require you to progress through the story first.

Hunting Board

The Hunting Board is the simplest and the easiest way to earn some quick levels. It is your most effective place to go to grind early in Final Fantasy 16. Using the accessories mentioned above, you can stack up levels quickly by hunting down the high-value monsters and creatures associated with each bounty available in the Hideaway.


Sidequests are a very popular and time-efficient way to gain some quick levels. Granted, it is not a “place” you can go for leveling up but still a good tactic for fast levels. If you see an NPC with an exclamation point on them, you should talk to them, and they will assign you a quest. Completing these quests not only gives you a lot of experience but also gives some other rewards as well.

Velkroy Desert

Final Fantasy 16 Velkroy Desert
Final Fantasy 16: Velkroy Desert

The Velkroy Desert is, in our experience, the most efficient place to farm in. The only problem is that it’s only available once you complete 60% of the campaign quests. However, once you unlock it, you can go on a killing spree and gain all the levels you want for the rest of FF16.

This stage not only has a ton of monsters for you to kill, but they are also quite bountiful in experience points. In the game’s context, they are hard enemies to fight, giving them a lot of experience. But, they are surprisingly easy to get rid of, allowing for easy experience access.

Finally, the time has come to close out this FF16 best leveling spot guide. Hopefully, it was more than helpful in your pursuit of farming more efficiently. If you do have anything you feel like adding, be sure to use the reply section below.

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