Type: City
Region: Zulkheim
Min Level: 1
Max Level: 75
Connected Areas:Ship from Mhaura to Selbina
Ship from Selbina to Mhaura
Valkurm Dunes
Quests for Selbina
Mobs found in Selbina
Items found in Selbina

Zone TypeCity
Level Range1 to 75
Entry RequirementNone
Escapeno escape
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


Selbina was once a prosperous town that acted as a strategic port for the navy of Mindartia and a waypoint for travelers. But with the resurgence in the popularity of air travel, the town is slowly returning its focus to the local industry of fishing and stock farming.

Points of Interest

  • Elder Memories, one of the two quests that activate the use of a sub job, starts here.
  • A ship to Mhaura comes by every 10 minutes.
  • Wachiwi can give you a weather forecast.
  • A Nomad Moogle resides at (I-9)


See below for a list of vendors selling a map of the San d'Oria area.

Obtained by: Purchase from Map Vendors
Price: 200 gil

Areas included:

KarineBastok Markets - (H-9)
RexPort Bastok - (J-7)
LudwigMhaura - (H-9)
ElescaNorthern San d'Oria - (I-8)
ViolitteSouthern San d'Oria - (G-10)
LombariaSelbina - (I-7)
Mhoji RoccoruhPort Windurst - (G-9)
Pehki MachumahtWindurst Woods (H-11)

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Updated: Fri Sep 11 09:05:47 2009

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Mayor of Selbina
# Feb 20 2007 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
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The Mayor of Selbina is one fine speciman, indeed.
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# Mar 18 2006 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
I like selbina I remember as a lv.1 coming here on my 1st day on the beta. I got a bunch of people telling me to go or die.

Oh, and just today some partie got owned by bogy so they zoned to selbina and guess what. The bogy stayed at the entry killin lower lved players.
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how much longer till update
# Jul 18 2005 at 9:40 PM Rating: Default
97 posts
just want to know how much more time to update done anyone know
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Ancient Sword
# May 25 2005 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
155 posts
How can you get this? I looked at it and it said "Found in Selbina" but I checked the quests for here and it wasn't listed as a reward. In the sword's thread it indicated that it was one.
# Jan 18 2005 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
17 posts
On the sylph server, would anyone be interested in a person bazarring Meatballs? I just would like to know, I am presently making them for cooking and wondering if anyone would require me to bazzar these there. Please let me know!
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Nomad Moogle and Chochob
# Nov 26 2004 at 1:23 PM Rating: Good
113 posts
U know what we really need is a Nomad Moogle and a Chocobo's Stable in Seliban....mabye even a AH. I mean comeone how many times have u been lvling in valkrum and need ur next set of armor but u arent about to run back to sandy, Bastok, Windy or whereever else u may go. So in stead u just walk into seliban go to the nomad moogle or go the the AH get what u ant and go back to lvling without even having to leave ur party.

Also chocobo stable would be nice to becasue Seliban and Jueno are the, in my opoinon, the two places in Vandelin that u can basically travel anywhere to.

Heres any example... ur lvling thf for u wars sub and ur war is like lvl 37. So once u get thf up to 20 u can instead of having to walk back to Bastok or Sandy u just go into seliban...go to ur nomad moogle...buy new gear from the AH and sell gear at the AH if needed....then take ur chocobo out for a short run to Crawlers Nest where u can imediatly get back to lvling.

Right there you've got about an half hours to an hours worth of chores done in a matter of minutes. Well thats just my dream and i hope SE will take this dream and make it realitly. Well thats all for now and be sure to rate me up ^^
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RE: Nomad Moogle and Chochob
# Jan 07 2005 at 6:31 AM Rating: Decent
182 posts
As good as that sounds you have to realise that SE arnt going to do that just for conveiniance they arnt out to make your life easier in such cases as this
Anyways Its not so hard to run back to bastok if you have to Ive never had any problems apart from boredom
but being waited hand on foot with AHs and mog houses everywhere would make the game boring
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RE: Nomad Moogle and Chochob
# Dec 22 2004 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
If u ask me airship should go there too
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Selbina Music
# Nov 15 2004 at 10:20 PM Rating: Default
226 posts
I love the music here :D
RE: Selbina Music
# Nov 22 2004 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
agreed, there is some great music here in Selbina!!! It's relaxing after taking on mobs in the dunes to lvl up. Other than that, running from higher lvl aggros!!!!
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# Oct 26 2004 at 5:01 PM Rating: Excellent
1,100 posts
Is there a place here where you can buy equipment like the armor shops in Bastok Markets?

# Aug 02 2004 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
I have to say that the easiest place to get the Magicial skull is go to the Gusgen Mines in Konschat Highlands. I don't remember the exact location there but, there are ghouls all over the place in there. Just thought that i would add that. bad spelling lol

The <pos> on the Konschtat Highlands map for the entrance to Gusgen Mines is (L-7) if that helps.

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Edited, Mon Aug 2 22:19:40 2004
Painful Items
# Jul 04 2004 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I need Magicial Skull -
Damesfly Worm -

I have Crab Aporn

2 items above is annoying!
When Party (cuz i am level 15)
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See You Space Cowboy
# Jun 30 2004 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I like egs
lvl for support job quest
# Jun 17 2004 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
when i hit lvl 18 for the sub job quest, should i gain more levels if i want to solo this. if so, what lvl should i be?
RE: lvl for support job quest
# Jun 17 2004 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
If your talking about your sub job quest u want to be in a party to get all of your items the apron, skull, and worm if u were on my server i'm usually in the dunes helping low levels get there items.

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# May 16 2004 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
yes, the music was the first thing I loved about the place ^^
RE: music
# Jul 18 2005 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I like the music on the boat and here it's peacful ^^
# Apr 28 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
I just got here. Love the music!
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Question about "Only the best" quest
# Apr 15 2004 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
I just have a quick question about a quest, I figured it was more likely to get a speedy reply here.
When doing the quest, "Only the best", do you get the fame for it if you only turn in the cabbages? I have a ton of them and want to turn them in for fame so I can move on to a bigger quest in sandy. If I have to turn in all three items befor my fame is affected, I'll just wait and build fame another way.
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RE: Question about
# Sep 03 2004 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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The items and counts that the NPC is asking for are for each repeat of the quest. You do not need to hand in all three of the items, just correct quantity of one of the three items.

If you want, you can show up to Selbina with an inventory nearly full of millioncorn and hand him 3 at a time and get a successful 'repeat' and some gil for each time. If you use the other items, you need to hand the correct count for that item each time.

This is a great quest - I had lev 7 Windy fame, lev 4 Sandy and 1 or 2 Bastok, and repeating this one about 40 times opened up Gobbiebag 3 and 4 for me.
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RE: Question about
# Jun 06 2004 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Yes...you get fame for both Sandy and Bastok. Turn in as many as u can...its a nice Boost
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# Apr 01 2004 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Selbina is the coolest place I saw sine I began playing FFXI in november, for only 1 reason, the music ^^ So fun heh heh. Btw, is it easier to complete de subjob quest in Selbina or Mhaura?
RE: Selbina/Mhaura?
# Jun 06 2004 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
It really much depends.. if u have a high level player helping you.. I say Mhaura...since the Bogy will be easy to kill...Now if u have a party of ur level. then Selbina would be best for you.. since the Ghouls is easy comparing it with the Bogy.. The only thing that is kinda freaky is that you know where the Bogys are.. they are only at the Beach.. Now the Ghouls on the other hand.. you have to look for them in the WHOLE area. So u got a catch going on. ^_^
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RE: Selbina/Mhaura?
# Apr 25 2004 at 6:28 PM Rating: Default
88 posts
Selbina is much easier, since there are lots of parties there, you'll bound to get the components. Hardly anyone is in the Mhuara area on my server.
# Apr 01 2004 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
the boat from Mhaura to Selbina can EASILY be travelled by low level characters...just stay below deck, or go to the upper deck and be careful of aggros on the lower deck...you can also fish from the stairs, and you wont catch monsters

for the blm who was scared of the cave...dont be...usually someone is in there killing stuff, and you can usually avoid the aggro...and even if a bat catches you, run to Konschtat, you can make it, and more than likely some party will pull the aggroed bat off of you...
RE: Valkurm
# Apr 21 2005 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Supposedly, it shouldn't even be a problem to be up on top of the deck now, since mobs pulled up should only attack/ be attackable by the player who pulled it up.

In other words, Selbina is quite open to windy newbies.

(note: this wasn't the case before the update, which is when kriegsdrachen posted this, so please don't rate him down)
Keeper of Asgero Lair
# Mar 17 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Haven't tried it yet, but I was told that whenever you are doing a dangerous run like to Jeuno or crossing the sea in the boat at a low level. Go to the mog house and change jobs to a lvl 1. This way if you die en route. No xp was lost. Just takes up more of your time at your destination to revert back to your original job.
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# Mar 17 2004 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
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[Edit: Ignore for some reason it double posted.]

Edited, Wed Mar 17 13:49:10 2004
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#OmegaVegito, Posted: Feb 25 2004 at 9:33 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I know everybody is posting about Bastok, and stuff, but, I've never gone there and I'm not even interested in that place, hehe! It seems so Grimy! Windurst, San D'Oria & Jeuno rock!
# Jan 18 2004 at 10:40 PM Rating: Default
Is there any people who sell maps here?
RE: Maps
# Jan 30 2004 at 10:15 PM Rating: Good
Yes, actually. There is an NPC right at the gates who sells various maps, if I remember correctly. I didn't check to see if there were any exclusives though, seems like its the same thing you can buy in San'Doria, but I could be wrong.

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RE: Maps
# Dec 18 2004 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
The only thing I hadn't already bought at Windurst was a map of Jeuno, and I'm fairly certain you can buy that in Windurst, so no exclusive maps here.
New Quest?
# Jan 18 2004 at 4:51 AM Rating: Default
I was in the Weaver's Guild shop and talked to the mother there, and I got a cutscene talking about the daughter in the next room and her background...anyone know anything about this?
RE: New Quest?
# Jan 28 2004 at 8:25 PM Rating: Default
I have a hunch that may be the little girl from the opening movie. I know that Aldo (the little boy) is the leader of the Tenshodo. When you talk to her mother, she says something about the only thing her daughter can remember is the name of a boy... who must have been important to her.
fishing for zeldan
# Dec 30 2003 at 10:43 PM Rating: Default
anyone knows how much fame you need to open quest in wich you turn fish in to Zeldan for money? guide saise you have to be Initiate at fishing which i am ather then that i have no clue.
Sub job question
# Dec 15 2003 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
Anyone know what is the sub job quest for a monk, NPC name for the quest? and what quest item do they need?

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RE: Sub job question
# Dec 15 2003 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
never mind, I got it.
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Easy subjob quest
# Dec 14 2003 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
The best way to get the items for the subjob quest IN SELBINA which are the Magicked Skull, a Crab Apron, and a Damselfly Worm are to find friends from your guild and/or linkshell that are 20+ and mow down these mobs.

CRAB APRON: u may get this hunting with a regualr PT, which i did. They drop off snippers. They are pretty easy prey for a lvl 14-16 PT.

MAGICKED SKULL: Go with your 20+ PT and head to Mhaura. Go outside the town and head to Tahrong Canyon. Next go to the upper right corner by the crag and go to the Shakhami MAze. Ghouls are everywhere here! the drop em pretty quick. I got mine after my third kill.

DAMSELFLY WORM: Do this last if u can, the rarest of the items in my mind. Kill with ur 20+ PT for saftey but other PT's can take them too. Just kill damselfly's by the oasis or the enterance to selbina in Valkum Dunes.

hope this helps and if u cant find a 20+ PT, have fun waiting for a while :)
RE: Easy subjob quest
# Jan 04 2004 at 4:32 PM Rating: Default
Also a japanesen person is more likely to help you on something than a american high lvl person(sad but true) so don't be afraid to ask them.
RE: Easy subjob quest
# Oct 01 2004 at 5:57 PM Rating: Good
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how is it more likely that a lower level japanese person would help more than a higher level american person?
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RE: Easy subjob quest
# Jan 04 2004 at 4:30 PM Rating: Default
I got a 56 mnk to get the skull for me in Palsburough mines(sp?) in the highlands.
For Subjob
# Dec 01 2003 at 1:57 AM Rating: Default
so what exactly do you do to get the subjob quest completed, just go to selbina when level 18?
# Nov 27 2003 at 11:00 AM Rating: Good
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Enblizzard 4261
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Enthunder 1575
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Blizzard II 25272
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Poison II 26208
Bio II 14559
Poisonga 5366
Shock Spikes 9360
RE: Spells
# Jun 06 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
This prices aren't always the same.. The Prices changes over a period of time.. The more fame you got in that area...the less the scroll cost.. So you got to be carefull. sometimes it is cheaper buying them at the AH. Also.. always try to buy Scrolls with the NPC. cause the AH's Scrolls always sell for higher prices when the NPC sells them low.. Windurst is the best place to buy scrolls.. when it is on Ranking 1. on the Region Map.

Edited, Sun Jun 6 21:13:07 2004
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# Nov 17 2003 at 8:26 AM Rating: Default
HOw do you get here from Maura?
RE: Windorian
# Jan 02 2004 at 6:10 PM Rating: Default
You pay 100 gil and take the boat from Mhaura to Selbina.
Exiled in Selbina
# Nov 26 2003 at 10:49 AM Rating: Default
As a Level 12 BLM I found some great parties from Valkrum Dunes - we made our way through the cave, and after this party disbanded I found another great one.

Here's the problem - from Bastok, its a one-way trip, and I cannot get back to Bastok by walking. No one seems to want to go back through the cave. As a level 15 BLM, I cant make the trip on my own.

Oh, and waiting around the cave is also not an advisable thing to do with all the gobs around.

So, at this point I might as well stay up here and try to party until I can do the sub job quest at level 18.

That said, if anyone wants to escort a nice BLM back to the east entrance of Valkrum, I'm willing to pay in gil or crystals.

RE: Exiled in Selbina
# Feb 29 2004 at 4:16 PM Rating: Default
You dont need to go back unless you want to do the missions. I was away from bastok at lvl 9. I havnt gone back even as lvl 18.
RE: Exiled in Selbina
# Feb 21 2004 at 7:08 PM Rating: Default
If you are having that much trouble going through the cave, then go North through Jugner Forest instead. If you stay on the road and avoid the gobs, orcs, and tigers, you can get to Batillia just fine, and crossing that area is cake. The first time I went to Jeuno was that way, (while doing the Davoi report as a level 3 White Mage). Once you've reached Jeuno, just set your homepoint there, and then head South through the Rolanberry Fields and Pashhow. Just stay on the the road, and watch out for quads, farmers, gobs, and malboros. If you are travelling at a very low level, (which can be useful, due to the fact that level 3 and under has no EXP loss as a result of death), the cave in Valkrum is one of the most dangerous places to go.
The Port of Selbina
# Nov 07 2003 at 4:55 PM Rating: Excellent
947 posts
Selbina connects to La Theine and Konschtat through the Valkurm Dunes, making it available to Bastok and San d'Oria, the Quon continent's great cities. The ferry runs between it and Mhaura, which is Selbina's counterpart for Windurst.

Getting to Selbina is a test of your ability to avoid aggressive monsters if you're of a lower level, and if you're from Bastok, the narrow cave in Valkurm with aggressive Sand Bats makes it even more challenging.

Once here, however, Selbina acts as a convenient spot to set your Home Point to while hunting in the Dunes, as well as source of several Quests, including the ever-important Subjob quest. There are guild shops for the craftspeople, a general store for weapons and armor, and two spell vendors that specialize in mid-range Black and White magic.
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RE: The Port of Selbina
# Feb 04 2004 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
Sand Bats Seem to run slow...

Was kind of funny, went like 2 steps into the cave... thought to myself.. hrmm this does not seem like a good idea... knuckled down and ran right through it. got hit once by a bat for 21 damage, the thing couldnt keep up with me running away... the zone isnt far from the cave either if i remeber correctly...

I made the journey from Bastok - San D'Oria at level 11 (Red Mage) Wanted to try to find the spell Bio.
RE: The Port of Selbina
# Feb 04 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Default
Sand Bats Seem to run slow...

Was kind of funny, went like 2 steps into the cave... thought to myself.. hrmm this does not seem like a good idea... knuckled down and ran right through it. got hit once by a bat for 21 damage, the thing couldnt keep up with me running away... the zone isnt far from the cave either if i remeber correctly...

I made the journey from Bastok - San D'Oria at level 11 (Red Mage) Wanted to try to find the spell Bio.
# Nov 07 2003 at 10:39 AM Rating: Default
How to you get here from Bastok?
RE: Transportation
# Nov 07 2003 at 1:11 PM Rating: Default
By walking. And you have one heck of a walk aahead of you. It's much closer to San d'Oria than Bastok.
RE: Transportation
# Nov 21 2003 at 5:02 PM Rating: Default
North Gustaberg -> Konschtat Highlands -> Valkurm Dunes -> Selbina.

It doesn't take all that long to walk through Konschtat. Valkurm will take a while if you are lower level and need to avoid everything.
RE: Transportation
# Dec 27 2003 at 12:12 AM Rating: Default
valkrum-lathiene plateu-wronfoune-sandoria its about the same and la thien doesn't have to many agressos
RE: Transportation
# Jan 02 2004 at 6:09 PM Rating: Default
Yes, but this has the side-effect of landing you in San D'oria and the poster wants to go to bastok.
RE: Transportation
# Jan 18 2004 at 4:47 AM Rating: Default
Thing is....you can't enter bastok when entering N Gustaberg from Konschtat, you have to go into S Gustaberg. Thus, making the trip to/from Bastok a tad longer than San d'Oria (especially with the shortcut between the ravine and the mountains in La Theine)
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