How to get Gargantua Hide in Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV)

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In the latest Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Dawntrail, Garganatua Hide is the new Base leather Crafting Ingredient. More specifically, Leatherworkers can craft Gargantua Leather out of Gargantua Hide, making it an extremely valuable resource. Here’s how to get Gargantua Hide in Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) and the best places in which you can farm it.

How to get Gargantua Hide

Like most base crafting materials in FFXIV, there are several ways to acquire the new Gargantua Hide material. Here are the three ways to get Gargantua Hide:

  • Farm it by killing Gargantua creatures in Living Memory.
  • Trade 3 Bicolor Gemstones acquired from completing Shared FATEs.
  • Chance to obtain via Hunting (Level 100) Retainer Ventures.

Best Gargantua Hide farming location in FFXIV

The best place to farm Gargantua Hide is by defeating the Level 99 Gargantua monsters found in the eastern Opal Springs area of Asyle Volcane in the Living Memory zone. This is the final zone you will unlock as part of the MSQ.

If you look at the map above, the easiest way to get to the Gargantua Hide farming location is by teleporting to the Leynode Pyro Aether Current and then heading slightly southeast to the eastern region of the island you are on. You will see plenty of the big reddish-orangeish Gargantua roaming around. A good place to start is around the coordinates X: 36.8, Y: 18.6.

Killing these Garganatua has about a 20%-25% chance of dropping anywhere from 1-5 Gargantua Hides, making it the best way to reliably farm the material.

If farming materials via killing mobs isn’t your cup of tea, or you simply prefer to run Shared FATEs instead, you do have another alternative. Three separate Vendors in the Dawntrail expansion sell Gargantua Hides for 3 Bicolor Gemstones each, which are acquired by completing Shared FATEs in any of the new Dawntrail zones.

Here are the vendors selling Gargantuia Hide for Bicolor Gemstones:

VendorLocationUnlock Requirements
PX-0029Living Memory (X: 22, Y: 37.5)Unlock Living Memory via MSQ.
Kajeel JaTuliyollal (X: 12.8, Y: 13)Achieve Rank 4 Shared FATE in all Dawntrail zones.
BerylSolution Nine (X: 8.4, Y: 14)Achieve Rank 4 Shared FATE in all Dawntrail zones.

Obtain Gargantua Hide from Retainer Ventures

Finally, a rather passive way to accumulate Gargantua Hide is via your Retainers. If you have your Retainers leveled up high enough they can participate in Level 100 Hunting Ventures to gather some Gargantua Hides. The amount your Retainer acquires will depend on their Item Level. At 670 Item Level, your Retainer will bring back 5 Gargantua Hides. At 715 Item Level, your Retainer will gain triple that amount with 15 Gargantua Hides.

Once you have accumulated enough Gargantua Hide, a Leatherworker can craft it into Gargantua Leather. The materials required to craft Gargantua Leather are:

  • 4 Gargantua Hide
  • 1 Acacia Bark
  • 8 Earth Crystal

The Leatherworker will also need to be Level 98 to access the crafting recipe.

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