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
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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)

This page last modified 2009-09-11 13:13:26.

Updated: Fri Sep 11 14:05:47 2009

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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
37 posts
how is it more likely that a lower level japanese person would help more than a higher level american person?
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 21 2004 at 2:30 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) BURN! jk, go USA and go Bush on the war thing, just not everything else...
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
H9 Quelpie:

Cure II 676
Cure III 3768
Curaga II 11648
Raise 5984
Holy 36.4k
Banish II 9360
Protect II 7356
Shell II 18304
Haste 20.8k
Enfire 5366
Enblizzard 4261
Enaero 2.6k
Enstone 2111
Enthunder 1575
Enwater 7356


Stone II 6645
Water II 9360
Aero II 13831
Fire II 19136
Blizzard II 25272
Thunder II 32239
Stonega 1346
Waterga 2423
Aeroga 4792
Firaga 8118
Blizzaga 12376
Thundaga 17472
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
# 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.
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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