Hunt Guide

DEAD : The Hunt is unable to spawn.

WINDOW OPEN : The Hunt has a chance to spawn.

MAX/MISSING : The spawn is guarenteed for all A Ranks and Some S Ranks depending on their spawn condition. However, some S Ranks may not be guarenteed to spawn (E.G Spawn via opening maps, fishing certain fish, or through certain weather conditions in the zone).

MISSING : The Hunt has been potentially sniped or not been reported to Hunt trackers. However, the hunt may still be alive or able to spawn.

SNIPED : The Hunt has been killed without being reported onto a Hunt Tracker.

TRACKER : A third-party website used to keep track of all the hunt timers for your server which are manually updated by the community.

ARR: A Realm Reborn

HW: Heavensward

SB: Stormblood

SHB: Shadowbringers

EW: Endwalker

There are 3 different Hunt Ranks which exist, which are B, A and S. The hunt marks may not always be up or alive, as once they are killed there is a time before they can respawn again. After a certain amount of time the hunt "WINDOW" will open again and it has a chance of spawning or being alive. The spawn is not "guaranteed" after the window has opened, unless the timer has reached the maximum amount.

B: Only useful if you have a weekly elite mark bill. Respawns after 5 seconds.

A: Typically the most common hunt, their window opens after 4-6 hours after being killed. Servers will often organise "trains" where people go around killing every A rank in the worlds to maximise rewards.

S & SS: This is the rarest Hunt Rank, and most of them need to meet special conditions or for players to do something in the zone to spawn them for others. The Respawn timer depends on the expansion - i.e. ARR have short timers (50-84h) and HW, SB and SHB have much longer respawn timers (84-132h).

S and A ranks have the same icon, but you can recognise S ranks from the name, size and that they can be visible anywhere on the map, unlike A or B ranks. S Ranks also relay a message into the chat box saying: "You Sense the Presense of a Powerful Mark..."

Every server/linkshell has their own rules for hunting, which you should respect. Typically most servers has the same rules - Be patient, don't pull hunts in other worlds.

Trackers:

Faloop

Eorzea World private tracker

If you find or spawn a hunt you can link it to a linkshell using a Hunt Macro / Parameter.

Macro:

<flag> Links the last flag which was placed on your map (You can place a flag by pressing Control + Right Click on PC, or pressing R1 on the map on PS4).

<pos> Links your current postion.

<t> Link the target name.

<thpp> Links the targets HP percantage.

sh Sends a message to all PCs in the same area.

y Sends a message to all PCs within a large radius.

cd 10 Initiates a countdown starting at ten seconds.

Examples:

/sh S Rank | <t> <pos>

/ls1 S Rank | <t> <pos>

/cwls1 [Server] S Rank | <t> <pos>

/ls1 A Rank | <flag>

/cwls1 [Server] A Rank | <flag>

/ls1 Special FATE <flag>

/cwls1 [Server] Special FATE <flag>

/y Pulling in 10 secondes