Qufim Island  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Qufim
Min Level: 19
Max Level: 25
Connected Areas:Abyssea-Empyreal Paradox
Behemoth's Dominion
Dynamis - Qufim
Lower Delkfutt's Tower
Port Jeuno
Quests for Qufim Island
Mobs found in Qufim Island
Items found in Qufim Island

Zone TypeOutdoor
Level Range19 to 25
Entry Requirementnone
Escapeno escape
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


The ice-covered Qufim Island sits directly north of the Grand Duchy of Jeuno. Traditional access to the island begins as a long tunnel that lies beneath the Sea of Shu'Meyo, beginning at Port Jeuno and opening up onto the frozen surface of Qufim, near the cliffs. Due to its being so close to Jeuno, adventurers often use this place to further hone their skills and prepare for dangerous battles by seeking out the Gigas and other monsters that make their homes here. However, the undead come out at night, often sending less experienced adventurers running to find safe haven until the light of day.

Points of Interest

  • "Worm Lake" at (H-7), a popular exp camp for quickly leveling from 19-22, since there are worms and crabs available. The only drawback are the three Bogies that spawn around the icy lake in the center.
  • Hieroglyphics for Dynamis - Qufim are found just inside the northeast tunnel from "Worm Lake", at (H-7)
  • Garrison can be done in this zone.
  • Dosetsu Tree and Trickster Kinetix can be found here.


The Map of Qufim Island can be bought for 3,000 gil from Promurouve in Lower Jeuno or Rusese in Upper Jeuno.

Screenshots from Qufim Island:

This page last modified 2009-12-27 13:09:36.

Updated: Fri Sep 25 18:49:37 2009

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am i the only one
# Aug 07 2009 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
im i the ONLY one who actually loves this place?
MNK/DNC 34/17 to 40/20 in a day. solo.
nothing hits too hard on ya, so healing waltz can keep up
yah i know /DNC is over gimped but it works!
Soloing lvl 19 RDM/WTM
# Feb 22 2008 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
Where is a good place to solo with a lvl 19 RDM/WTM. I'm in Juno right now.
where do you get
# Oct 31 2006 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
where do you get the map for this place?
where do you get
# Feb 21 2007 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
You can buy it in lower Jeuno for 3k.
soloing as a BLM
# Jun 24 2006 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
would it be possible for me to solo worms and/or pet leeches as a lvl 21BLM/WHM? I'm asking this since I saw the above poster talk about how he soloed Gigas' leeches.
soloing as a BLM
# Dec 04 2007 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
yes, id say if your bind will stick then yeah, or if your not too confident with that, you could try worms. However if blm is your first job that high then its not likely your magic skill level's are that high so id suggest stickin to some dunes mobs if you wanna solo, ie the harder gobs. hope this helps :)
# Dec 13 2005 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
311 posts
The entry point for this Dynamis zone is at (H-7). take the north path from the lake, it will be along the left wall.
Goblin Footprints
# Nov 27 2005 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know where the Goblin Footprints are in this area and whether or not they will let you view the cutscene for the first Prom mission?
RE: Goblin Footprints
# Dec 13 2005 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
311 posts
More then likely you will need the footprints from inside the tower, Since the CS happens from that area
best pt to make this place less sucky ><
# Nov 23 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
this is simple. dunes suck this place sucks gustoberg sucks.

if you want my advice the best pt you can get here is

WAR/MNK (or any other sub job)

with this kind of party lvling up is soo simple with loads of exp chains and minimal chance of death i was in this pt and i lvl from 19 to 23 in about 4 hours
Where are the free groups?
# Oct 17 2005 at 6:21 AM Rating: Decent
Ive sat here and found 3 full groups and 0 forming groups!

Where the hell do they form at?

Just be patient..
# Sep 06 2005 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Yes, the dunes are a horrible place to level..
Yes, this is just as horrid..
Yes, its hard to get 'great' parties here..

But my recommendation to anyone trying to get jobs from lvl 19-25 is to simply just be patient.

I myself have suffered the tortures of the dunes while lvling all of my jobs (except bst) and have since put 6 jobs (pld, war, mnk, rdm, blm, and smn) through Qufim.

* Note: the common beliefe that its easy to get ptys here as a mage, is utter BS.. its just as hard as any other job. For instance it took me nearly 2 hrs to get a pty with my blm.

If you have the time you can make your own party, with what ever setup you'd think best.

My recommendation is that once you get to lvl 22-24 organise with a friend or someone from your LS to help you out with your Kazham keys. That way you can leave after 25 with a decent buffer.
# Aug 27 2005 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
Can u do a garrion here? if so what level is the cap?
lvl up spot
# Aug 25 2005 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
great place to lvl through lvls 20-25 for me
Bard solo
# Aug 17 2005 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
Today I soloed as a BRD in qufim (I know what you're thinking: "A bard soloing? Never!"). I was lvl 23 going against worms. It was actually pretty easy. Here's what I did:

1) cast Paeon II and I
2) cast Requiem II
3) cast Threnodies (to raise skills)
4) repeat after Paeons wear off

Gave 140 xp each, but took a little while to kill. The regen from Paeons was good enough to go against Rasp and Stone, but if the worm used Stonega or Stone II, I just used Cure II and it went fine.
Too hard but no choice
# Jul 08 2005 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
I hate this place more then Valkurm Dunes. From Jeuno to Delkfutt's entrance you HAVE to go through the small passage and if you're lucky a higher level player would have cleared away the weapons, if not, better have Silent Oils and Prism Powders (not sure how weapons aggro) then you need to go to a fork in a road which won't make any difference, either way in day, Giants are roaming around along with more weapons. At night Banshees and Wights will slaughter you if you're not careful. However on the bright side, I was once invited to a party in the Champaigne area from 19-21 we took on Diving Beetles for decent exp. That's just saying there are alternatives to Qufim but it is the popular spot.
Great Party
# Jun 27 2005 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
719 posts
Here in Qufim it is sometimes hard to get a good party. You have to experiment with strange mixes if you ever want to get fighting. The other day my Paladin was invited to a party. The setup was 2 BLMs, 2 PLDs, WHM, and RNG. Needless to say it was a great party. We were chaining clippers at an incredible rate and it was fun, too. While you usually dont have much of a choice in your party unless you are VERY patient, this is a very good party setup. I recommend to anyone looking to chain and level as fast as possible, so pretty much everyone ^^.
# Jun 16 2005 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
does anyone know which file is the background wind effect? like for example se010004.spw

Edited, Thu Jun 16 07:02:22 2005
Qufim Soloing
# Jun 04 2005 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
198 posts
I just found out you can solo Giga's Leech for some insane exp without party. I managed to get a Chain #2 and 200 exp as level 21 samurai; no food, no 2hour, no pl. You can pull the leeches off the giants without giant agro, just be careful as the other leeches will link.

Pulling Leech:
Use a ranged attack if you have one, although provoke works as well. Make sure you are outside Giant agro range, and that there are no leeches around.

Killing Leech:
Fairly easy; Whenever my ranged attack hit it grabbed 1/4 of the leech's hp, and Tachi: Enpi ate half. I didn't hit it very often though, and my high delay was a real bother. Monks or Warriors should have even less trouble beating these puffballs, or even a wellequipped thief.

The only problem is that these are fairly hard to find, but compared to worms they're fast and easy exp.
# May 25 2005 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
why is it so ungodly hard to get a party as a warrior here??
Qufim Tourist... Bobvobs Guide to the Galaxy
# May 18 2005 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
My guide to Qufim:
Compared to the hell that is the luck i have with valkrum... this area has always been comparativly easy for me... not cake... just easier (sp? lol)
... lvl 24 always seems to get me though... couldnt find a pt for 4 days even as a rng!
but that seemes to happen at lvl 27 as well... mabye just me?

the area itself is pretty nice... reminds me of Alaska... lots of snow, the ocean looks nice... yes, a virtual ocean looking nice... i know... im strange...

General Monsters to butcher:
lvl 20-21/22ish: Worms and Crabs... near
entrance or the lake

RUN AWAY FROM THE LAKE AT NIGHT! banshee's spawn here and will kill your pt, (sound familiar? yes, they are relatives of bogys)

lvl 22-23ish: stronger crabs mabye, some pugils if your pretty strong some weaker giants, mabye a wrights if your realy lucky ... if there are higher lvls in your group.. delkfutts tower (entrance)

lvl 24-25: in the tower, giants, goblins, whatever... realy... if you have mabye 2 ninjas you can blink tank evil weapons...

after 25 leave qufim and either A: get chest keys for kazham. or B: go to kazham seeing as you already have your chest keys from an earlier job

just for refrence: key locations
Gelshba key: higher lvl orcs in the yughott grotto (near the doom dragon fight arena)
DIfficulty: Hard [a whole week for me :(]

Giddeus Key: higher lvl yagudo in giddeus(never saw that coming, did you?
Difficulty: Easy (1st try for me, getting to where these guys are is kinda hard though)

Palbourgh Key: higher lvl quadav (w00t)in palbourgh (yes, confused you again!)
Difficulty: Medium (took 2 1/2 hrs, got my key in like 20 fights but the guy who was helping me didnt get his till the last fight i was going to be able to do before i logged)

hopped this helped any newbies starting quifim/ leaving qufim and wondering what to do...

My guide to quifim is better than all of your guides combined!!!! lol, joking^^

Edited, Thu May 19 17:30:55 2005
# May 16 2005 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
Lvling Mnk (to 24 so far)

Go to 21 in the dunes.

22 fighting clippers mostly
23 fighting clippers then chaining pugs
24 Spent mostly in Delfutt getting giants and gobs
Probably spend 25 killing leaches.
RE: hmm
# Oct 10 2005 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
123 posts
lmao dude. stay in dunes until lvl 14. u can even solo until lvl 14. then go to korrokola tunnel and go up to lvl 17 or 18 fighting tunnel worms. then go to qufim and fight tunnel worms around the lake until like lvl 21. then u can do giants until about 22-23. then pugs till 24. u can leave to yuthinga at 24 o u can stay in qufim till 25. following this u can get 14-24 in the ame day with the same pt. nin nin blm whm drk brd= 14-24 in like 8 hours
# Mar 29 2005 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
to go to behomoths, go to the tunnel on the other side of the green portal. The tunne is not obvious..but if u walk to the opposite side of the green portal..u will see it
Hate Qufim
# Mar 03 2005 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
137 posts
This place has made me MISS Valkurm...That's saying alot...
19 is the lowest id go for
# Mar 02 2005 at 5:21 PM Rating: Default
19-22 worms(easy as pie,H-7 around the lake chain them you can take them in groups of 2)
22-24 crabs,giants(slightly more tricky)
23-25 pugils (use zone to defaults tower for safety point)
# Feb 20 2005 at 1:38 PM Rating: Default
would a lvl 19 be too low, or would they be able to find a pt?
# Feb 19 2005 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default
Could a 35WAR still get exp off of worms and crabs solo?
RE: exp
# Mar 02 2005 at 5:18 PM Rating: Default
no point lol go to crawlers dude and party
# Feb 08 2005 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
can anyone tell me how to get to behomoths place i want to ss hom and get a good inferno on him lol wonder how fast til will take to die
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