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This page serves as a shopping list for food based on a character's role in a typical XP party. Since there are multiple job combinations that best fit each role, the foods that best serve a particular job combination are flagged.

The Price/Hour data was collected from FFXIAH for Caitsith world on 14 April 2008.

Blood Tank

A "blood tank" depends on physical endurance of attacks to survive. Paladins, Samurai, and Warriors can fit this role, with Paladins largely considered the best.

Food Item Effects Duration Stack Price/Hour PLD WAR SAM
Tavnazian Taco HP+20 MP+20 DEX+4 VIT+6 AGI+4 CHR+4
Def+25% hHP+1 hMP+1
30 12 3333 Check   Check
Tavnazian Salad HP+20 MP+20 DEX+4 VIT+6 AGI+4 CHR+4
Def+25%
180 1 5333 Check   Check
White Bread HP+16 VIT+6 DEX-1 30 12 333      
Seafood Stew HP+20 DEX+1 VIT+5
Def+25%
180 1 2333      
Black Curry DEX+2 VIT+5 INT+1
Def+15% hHP+2 hMP+1
180 1 1933 Check    
Urchin Sushi HP+40 STR+1 VIT+5
Acc+15% RAcc+15%
Resist Sleep
30 12 10000      
Bream Sushi DEX+5 VIT+5
Acc+16% RAcc+16%
Resist Sleep
30 12 1833      
Shallops Tropicale MP+20 DEX+1 VIT+4 INT+1
Def+25%
180 1 2000 Check    
Raisin Bread HP+20 DEX-1 VIT+4
Resist Paralyze
30 12 833      
Grilled Corn HP+10 VIT+4
hHP+1
60 12 250*      
Pescatora HP+15% VIT+3 MND-1
Def+22%</br>Store TP +5
30 12 10000 Eks   Check
Mushroom Risotto MP+30 STR-1 VIT+3 MND+3
hMP+2
180 1 667 Check    
Fish and Chips DEX+3 VIT+3 MND+3
RAtk+7% Def+5
180 1 (n/a)* Check    
Hobgoblin Bread HP+10 VIT+3 MND-1
hHP+2
60 12 1573* Eks    
Roasted Corn HP+6 DEX-1 VIT+3 30 12 83      
Hedgehog Pie HP+55 STR+6 VIT+2 INT-3 MND+3
Atk+18% RAtk+18% Acc+5 hMP+2
180 1 5000 Check    
Vongole Rosso HP+17% VIT+2 MND-1
Def+25%
Store TP +6
30 12 5000 Eks   Check
Rarab Meatball HP+10 STR+2 VIT+2 INT-1
Atk+30% RAtk+30%
180 1 1000      
Fish Mithkabob DEX+1 VIT+2 MND-1
Def+25%
30 12 1167 Eks    
Carbonara HP+14% MP+10 STR+4 VIT+2 INT-3
Atk+18%
Store TP +4
30 12 8333 Check   Check
Dorado Sushi DEX+5
Acc+15% RAcc+15% Enmity+3
Resist Sleep
30 12 3833      

Blink Tank

A "blink tank" uses high evasion and other attack avoidance measures, rather than physical damage resistance, to hold monsters' attention away from their comrades. Ninjas, and Warriors with the Ninja subjob, most commonly take this role, while Samurai can begin to step into this role after level 35, where they gain Seigan. Ninjas gain additional benefits from higher Intelligence, which boosts the damage of elemental Ninjutsu. Other jobs benefit from enhancements to their particular job traits, and can appreciate some blood tank attributes like Vitality in case their attack avoidance methods fail.

Food Item Effects Duration Stack Price/Hour NIN WAR SAM
Jack-o'-Lantern CHR-10
Acc+10 RAcc+10 Evasion+10
Arcana Killer
180 1 667      
Herb Crawler Eggs HP+6% MP+10 VIT-1 AGI+3
Evasion+8
180 1 1000   Eks Eks
Navarin HP+3% STR+3 VIT+1 AGI+1 INT-1
Atk+27% RAtk+27% Evasion+5
180 1 933 Eks Check Check
Boiled Tuna Head MP+20 DEX+3 INT+4 MND-3
Acc+5 Evasion+5 hMP+2
180 1 5000 Check    
Squid Sushi HP+30 DEX+6 AGI+5 MND-1
Acc+15% RAcc+15%
30 12 1667      
Tavnazian Taco HP+20 MP+20 DEX+4 VIT+6 AGI+4 CHR+4
hHP+1 hMP+1 Def+25%
30 12 3333   Check Check
Tavnazian Salad HP+20 MP+20 DEX+4 VIT+6 AGI+4 CHR+4
Def+25%
180 1 5333   Check Check
Tentacle Sushi HP+20 DEX+3 AGI+3 MND-1
Acc+19% RAcc+19%
Double Attack +1%
30 12 2167   Check  

Melee DD

Melee damage dealers need Attack and Accuracy to inflict harm on their foes in massive quantities. There are a lot of jobs that fit this category, but of the ones I've levelled, Dark Knight is the only one with additional considerations.

Food Item Effects Duration Stack Price/Hour DRK
Hedgehog Pie HP+55 STR+6 VIT+2 INT-3 MND+3
Atk+18% RAtk+18% Acc+5 hMP+2
180 1 5000 Eks
Sole Sushi HP+20 STR+5 DEX+6
Acc+15% RAcc+15%
Resist Sleep
30 12 3667  
Rice Dumpling HP+17 STR+3 VIT+2 AGI+1
Atk+20% RAtk+30% Acc+5 hHP+2 hMP+2
Resist Paralyze
30 12 2000 Check
Boiled Tuna Head MP+20 DEX+3 INT+4 MND-3
Acc+5 Evasion+5 hMP+2
180 1 5000 Check

Ranged DD

Rangers and Corsairs share the ranged damage dealer role. While Ranged Attack can grant larger numbers, the use of multi-shot weapon skills, Quick Draw, and other abilities makes Ranged Accuracy somewhat more important, particularly for characters with low natural Agility scores.

Food Item Effects Duration Stack Price/Hour
Flounder Meuniere DEX+6 MND-1
RAtk+18% RAcc+15% Enmity-3
180 1 1667
Tentacle Sushi DEX+3 AGI+3 MND-1
Acc+19% RAcc+19%
Double Attack +1%
30 12 2167
Squid Sushi DEX+6 AGI+5 MND-1
Acc+15% RAcc+15%
30 12 1833
Vegetable Gruel VIT-1 AGI+2
RAcc+15% hHP+4
180 1 2333
Tomato Soup AGI+3 VIT-1
RAcc+9% hHP+5
180 1 666
Jack-o'-Lantern CHR-10
Acc+10 RAcc+10 Evasion+10
Arcana Killer
180 1 667


Healer

White Mages, Red Mages, and Scholars who act as healers focus mostly on Mind and MP for maximum effect. Without a native Refresh ability, White Mages must also rely on faster MP healing to keep up with the pace of an XP party. Red Mages and Scholars, meanwhile, must boost Intelligence in case they are called upon to also deal damage. In a solo or small-party environment, Red Mages should also consider the impact of their food choice on their melee abilities.

  • Primary Focus: MND, MP
  • Secondary Focus: Enmity-
  • Secondary Focus (WHM): hMP
  • Secondary Focus (RDM): INT, melee abilities
  • Secondary Focus (SCH): INT
Food Item Effects Duration Stack Price/Hour WHM RDM SCH
Goblin Mushpot MND+10 CHR-5
Resist Poison, Resist Blind
180 1 380*      
Brain Stew DEX+5 INT+5 MND+5
hHP+3 hMP+3
180 1 2333 Check Check Check
Sea Bass Croute MP+5% DEX+4 MND+5
Acc+3 RAcc+6% hHP+9 hMP+2
30 12 7722* Check Check  
Mushroom Stew MP+40 STR-1 MND+4
hMP+4 Enmity-4
180 1 2667 Check Eks  
Boscaiola HP+18% MP+35 STR-5 DEX-2 MND+4 VIT+2
hMP+1
30 12 (n/a) Check Eks  
Witch Kabob MP+15 MND+4
hMP+3 Enmity-3
60 12 1250 Check    
Mushroom Risotto MP+30 STR-1 VIT+3 MND+3
hMP+2
180 1 667 Check Eks  
Roast Mushroom MP+10 STR-1 MND+3
hMP+2 Enmity-1
30 12 500 Check Eks  
Mushroom Soup MP+20 STR-1 MND+2
hMP+1
180 1 ~2167* Check Eks  

Magic DD

Once the sole realm of Black Mages, so have Scholars joined the ranks of magic-based damage dealers. These characters should focus on high Intelligence and boosts to MP. Scholars must also preserve Mind in case they are also asked to switch to healing mode in an emergency. Since offensive spells are so MP-intensive, both jobs should consider MP recovery in their food choices as well.

  • Primary Focus: INT, MP, hMP
  • Secondary Focus (SCH): MND
Food Item Effects Duration Stack Price/Hour SCH
Crimson Jelly MP+12% INT+6
hMP+2
180 1 6667  
Brain Stew DEX+5 INT+5 MND+5
hHP+3 hMP+3
180 1 2333 Check
Boiled Tuna Head MP+20 DEX+3 INT+4 MND-3
Acc+5 Evasion+5 hMP+2
180 1 5000 Eks
Melon Pie MP+25 AGI-1 INT+4 30 12 367  
Opo-opo Tart HP+12 MP+12 INT+4
hMP+3
60 12 6667  
Pamama Tart HP+10 MP+10 DEX-1 INT+3
hMP+2
30 12 3333  
Sweet Rice Cake MP+17 VIT+2 INT+3 MND+1
hHP+2 hMP+2 Evasion+5
Resist Silence
30 12 333 Check
Pumpkin Pie MP+40 INT+3 AGI-1 CHR-2 30 12 500  
Apple Pie MP+25 INT+3 AGI-1 30 12 333  
Dried Date HP+10 MP+20 AGI-1 INT+3 30 12 332*  
Balik Sandvici DEX+3 AGI+1 INT+3 MND-2 30 12 7500* Eks
Icecap Rolanberry MP+19% INT+2 180 1 1167  

Bard

As one of only two jobs that uses Charisma, the Bard has special needs in a choice of food. The interesting thing about CHR+ food is that it comes in two forms -- meals and drinks -- which can be stacked. There are two common variations on Bard -- BRD/WHM as a support character, and BRD/NIN as a puller.

  • Primary Focus: CHR
  • Secondary Focus (/WHM): MP, MND, hMP
  • Secondary Focus (/NIN): Evasion, AGI, melee abilities
Food Item Effects Duration Stack Price/Hour BRD/WHM BRD/NIN
Tuna Sushi HP+20 DEX+3 CHR+5
Acc+15% RAcc+15%
Resist Sleep
30 12 2500   Check
Tavnazian Taco HP+20 MP+20 DEX+4 VIT+6 AGI+4 CHR+4
hHP+1 hMP+1 Def+25%
30 12 3333 Check Check
Tavnazian Salad HP+20 MP+20 DEX+4 VIT+6 AGI+4 CHR+4
Def+25%
180 1 5333 Check Check
Chamomile Tea MP+8 CHR+2 VIT-1
hMP+1
180 1 300 Check  
Chai CHR+2 VIT-2 180 1 23*    
San d'Orian Tea CHR+2 VIT-2 180 1 500    


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