Air Elemental Farming
Air Elementals are found commonly in La Theine Plateau, And they consistently drop 1-2 Wind Clusters, which sell for 3.5 – 4.5K on most servers! This is an immense profit from such a common enemy.
Orcs native to San D’Oria drop Fire Crystals - worth about 2-3K per stack on most servers. Going to Ghelsaba Outpost and making a “train” and then killing them with an Area of Effect Weapon Skill quickly racks up the gil, and the crystals.
Moat Carping is quite possibly the easiest / most reliable means of cash income, seeing as you can do this at ANY level, including level 1. To begin this- you must acquire a Fastwater Fishing Rod, and a few stacks of Yellow Insect Paste. (About 150 gil per stack of 12 on the AH) Then, go through Port San D’Oria, or any other freshwater spot. Set up your equipment and begin fishing! Moat Carp should steadily come in, and sell for 4K a stack on the AH! Note: The only drawback to this is that Fishing becomes highly redundant, however there is sure to be a way to ease the pain.
Bastok’s own version of Jaggedy Eared-Jack, Leaping Lizzy, is rather painless to kill- being only about level 16. The reward is tremendous though; with Leaping Boots selling for about 250-280K on most servers. The secret to LL hunting is to have sharp eyes when using the “Wide Scan” ability ( only available through BST or RNG sub. ) If you are constantly widescanning, chances are you’ll see the pop first and get the monster! LL boots are about 55% drop rate, and are highly useful for THF, RNG, and NIN.
Light elementals are found on Lower and Mid. Delkfutt’s tower as well as Qufim island, but only appear during double light weather. (Aurora Borealis) Because of this somewhat rare weather effect, this is not a highly reliable means of income, but a profitable one. As with all Elementals, you’re after their element cluster, they can sell for around 10-12k per clusters.
[Note]: Several Monsters listed here, mostly Giants, drop Delkfutt’s Tower Chest keys: When used on a Treasure Chest, they can drop Gems or about 4-5K Gil. They have a 20 minute pop time. A smart way to go about using the chest keys is this: Acquire a key, open the chest, find another key, resume farming until next chest pop time arrives, then check all chest pop points, (they are fairly close together, and out in the open). and open when you find it. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Magic Pot Farming
Ahh Magic Pots, dating back to before FFVII, this is a classic FF enemy, this is no exception in FFXI. Magic Pots / Jars are found in Lower / Middle Delkfutt’s tower and drop Pot Shards, which sell for 12-15K a stack! As usual, THF sub ( 15+ ) helps with drop rate get about 15% higher.
These Giant Robot like Creatures pack a mean whallop at lower levels, but lose their sting at 45+. They Drop Doll Shards- (10-12K a stack) and Mercury (10-15K a stack)
Jagd Dolls and Panzer Dolls are what you are after- kill and get rich. As always, THF Sub (above or equal to 15) greatly helps with drop rates.
Level 40+ (Lower to Mid Delk)
Level 50+ (Mid to Upper Delk)
Delkfutt’s Tower is a cookie jar for gil. Using THF sub (Level 5, yes level 5) or above, doubles your gil drop from Giants. Giants drop 100-300 gil per kill, and by mass farming them, that adds up quite quickly.
Maybe you will offense farming, but No Pains No Gains! Farming money is not illegal while farming then selling is. Though the price of Gil has been dropping off according to Game Money Research, why not making it yourself instead of buying when you lack of money? Try them and you will be rich too.