All You Should Know about the Retainers in FFXIV


In the articles before, we have a brief introduction about the retainers in Final Fantasy XIV. And then, a detailed information is here to you all like following:

How do I sell my stuff?

In order to utilize the Markets, you must hire someone to manage your wares. Enter the Retainer.

Before you can begin to sell stuff, you must first complete the quest Scions of the Seventh Dawn. After completing the quest, players will then be able to hire a retainer.

In the marketplace of the three City – States, there will be a Retainer Consignor. Speak with them to hire a Retainer. You are allowed up to 2.

When hiring a retainer, you have the ability to customize their appearance to your liking; saved character data from the benchmark program can be used if you do not wish to remake a new character from scratch. Similarly, you can make your retainers clones of yourself, though only you can see them in either case.

What can a Retainer do?

A Retainer has many skills necessary to expanding your wealth. A Retainer can:

· Store items in an expansive storage room.
· Hold your hard – earned gil.
· Sell your items, or stored items, on the Market.

Retainers can only sell items on the Market you send them to, and they can only sell 20 at a time. You can summon your Retainers from any City – State, but if you want them to sell items in Gridania, then you have to go to Gridania and speak with the Retainer Consignor. Have them call your Retainer, and your items will begin to list on the Gridania Market. This is useful, because tax rates change in the City – States!

Taxes? Wait, what?!

Yes, there are taxes for using the Markets in each City – State. To encourage competition, these rates fluctuate. Speak with the Retainer Consignor to check the taxes and see how long the discounts last.

I sold something. Now what?

When you sell an item on the Market, you will get a message on your screen stating how much you made, and how much the City – State took as its cut. To obtain your gil, speak with the retainer that sold the item and ask to withdraw gil.