How Do You Get The Flag Minion? (FFXIV)

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The Flag Minion can be obtained rarely from Retainer Ventures. Specifically, either Field Exploration XXVI or Field Exploration XXVII.

These Ventures are respectively Levels 81 and 85, and can be performed by any Combat Class Retainer.

They’ll also require an average Item Level of 516, so make sure your retainer is adequately geared.

Ideally, one of your Retainers should share your Main Job. This is due to their Experience Cap being the same as your highest level.

Not to mention you can always dump your hand-me-down gear on them.

This ensures that their Item Level is always high enough for the later Ventures.

If not, you can always put some cheap normal quality crafted equipment on them. This is due to stats being irrelevant on a Retainer; you’re only after Item Level.

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And after each venture there’s a myriad of items that your Retainer could return with.

Here’s a list of the possible spoils:


Field Exploration XXVI (3,179,200 Exp)

Item Quantity
Allagan Silver Piece 8 – 9
Almasty Fur 3 – 4
Gaja Hide 3 – 4
Kumbhira Skin 3 – 4
Lunatender Blossom 3 – 4
Luncheon Toad Skin 3 – 4
Saiga Hide 3 – 4
Flag Minion 1

Field Exploration XXVII (4,335,200 Exp.)

Item Quantity
Allagan Silver Piece 8 – 9
Berkanan Sap 3 – 4
Bird of Elpis Breast 3 – 4
Dynamis Crystal 3 – 4
Egg of Elpis 3 – 4
Ophiotaurus Hipe 3 – 4
Petalouda Scales 3 – 4
Flag Minion 1

The Ventures themselves are actually pretty handy since they reward mostly Monster drops.

It can save you quite a bit of hunting if you’re an avid Crafter.

Otherwise, you’ve got two options in pursuit of your Flag Minion. Happy hunting!

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Judah Brandt

Judah has been going hard at RPGs for nearing 25 years. From the honest days of the Sega Genesis to the current generation, their lust for experience points is all-consuming. They've been battling the forces of evil in both Vana'diel and Eorzea ceaselessly since those worlds were created, making them an expert on all things Final Fantasy XI & XIV. When not taking long walks on the beaches of Costa del Sol, a real one works just fine. Also loves dogs.