How to Add Your Free Company Crest to Your Gear

April 8th, 2021

Certain pieces of FFXIV gear can be customized to include your Free Company crest. This article explains how.

Step 1: Basic Requirements

Your Free Company must have a crest and must have achieved level 4 (Gear Customization). Crests can be created via the OIC Officer of Arms for the Grand Company aligned with your Free Company. All examples in this post use the Twin Adders Grand Company in New Gridania.

Rank 4 Example
Free Company Rank Entitlements
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Step 2: Choose the Gear

Only certain types/pieces of gear can be customized. Shields, chestpieces, and headgear are the most common. The item information window has an icon in the upper right indicating if the crest can be added.

Crest Icon
Crest Allowed Icon
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Step 3: Add the Crest

Every Free Company has an associated Grand Company (which may be different from your personal Grand Company). Go to the headquarters for that Grand Company and find the OIC Officer of Arms. Interact with the NPC and select “Add or remove company crest from gear”. Then follow the instructions.

Crest NPC
OIC Officer of Arms (Twin Adder)
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Final Comments

  • The crest will appear even if the gear is glamoured.
  • Other players can see the crest.
  • The crests are quite small. Here they appear on the inside of my shield and the collar of my chestpiece:
Crest Shield
Crest on Shield
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Crest Chestpiece
Crest on Chestpiece
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