Draw on the Strength of Your Friends with Guild Research!

Everything you need to know about Guild Research

There’s a new Research Tree in FFXV: ANE, and it focuses on teamwork. Guild Research gives boosts to the entire Guild! Let’s take a look at the benefits it gives to your entire team.

What is Guild Research?

Guild Research is a tree that is found in the Guild tab, not in the University. There are four different types of researches within this tab; Guild Economic Research, Guild Combat Research, Guild Conquest Research and Kings of Lucis Research. The nodes within these apply to the entire Guild once they are researched. Remember that these increased stats are influenced by the Guild, so if you utilize a smaller Guild (let’s say for double rallies), or go to help another Guild in RvR, your stats will change upon switching over.

How do we complete Guild Research nodes?

Once inside the section, you can choose which research to donate to. Guild Leadership needs to make a decision on which one is most important to your Guild at that time. Once they have done that, they can “star” it as most pressing so that everyone knows which research to focus on. A Guild mail would be a good idea as well.

Once you have determined which research to contribute to, each requires two different types of emblems depending on the tree. As the nodes are completed, it requires higher amounts of Emblems to complete the next level. You can donate every 24 hours. Leaving and joining a new Guild will not reset this limit. Emblems can be obtained in Events or Packs.

Once all the applicable Emblems have been donated, Rank 4 or Rank 5 can start the research. Rank 4 and 5 can also star the most important researches so that members know the priority in which to donate to the individual nodes. Each research has a timer, and currently, and there are speedups available for some nodes through the Moogle Market.

What benefit does Guild Research give us?

There are four different sections of research. Each node also has multiple levels (except for a few that are a one-shot). Let’s take a more in-depth look at the options.

Guild Economic Research

This section has everything pertaining to economics. There are some interesting features in this section, such as T6 Elite Cost Efficiency and Guild Monsters.

Research NodeBenefitsLevel 1 BoostMax Boost
Guild Loot Tile Gather SpeedIncreases Loot Tile Gather Speed for all Guild Members50%200%
Guild Dark L2 RSS Prod BonusDark Prod Food/Energy/Stone/Metal/Gil250,000%1,000,000%
Guild Dark L2 RSS CapacityDark RSS Capacity Bonus750,000%3M%
Guild Loot Tile GatheringAllows gathering from special Loot TilesAllows Gatheringn/a
Guild Dark Research SpeedIncreases Dark Research Speed and Dark T2 Research SpeedDark: 75% Infused 50%pending
Guild Dark Construction SpeedIncreases Dark Construction Speed and Dark T2 Construction SpeedDark: 75% Infused 50%pending
Guild Dark Hospital CapacityIncreases Dark Troop and Merc Hosp Capacity250M1B
Guild Dark Training SpeedIncreases Dark Training Speed13%50%
Guild Maximum HelpIncreases the amount of helps you recieve+1+10
Guild Dark Merc Hospital CapacityIncreases Merc Hosp Capacity250M1B
Guild Dark Merc Training SpeedIncreases Dark Merc Training Speed13%50%
Guild Dark Healing SpeedIncreases Dark Healing Speed75%300%
Guild MP RecoveryIncreases MP Recovery Rate6,250%25,000%
Guild Dark Training QueueIncreases Dark Training Queue and Merc Training QueueDark 250B% Merc 2.5Bpending
Guild Elite Level 6 Troop Cost EffIncreases Elite L6 Troop Cost Eff12.5%50%
Guild Monster SummonsAllows all members to summon attackable monsters on the mapActivaten/a

Guild Combat Research

This section is focused on Combat. This can certainly give the edge on your competition, and help those members who don’t spend as much increase their stats. This tree unlocks the newest troops; Elite Champion, Elite Marauders, and Elite Defenders. Each of these converts a Darkcore troop type (Mage/Cav/Warrior) into a stronger level troop.

These troops are training the Elite Barracks, and require the applicable Dark Core Troop and Dark Elite Armaments. Each one has stats equal to Tier 8 Troops.

Research NodeBenefitsLevel 1 BoostMax Boost
Guild Max Prisoner Receiving BonusIncreases max prisoners providing bonus+1 (Mastered)n/a
Guild Core Troop AttackIncreases Dark Warrior/Cav/Mage Attack35M%700M%
Guild Core Dark Troop ArmorIncreases Dark Warrior/Cav/Mage Armor150M%600M%
Guild Core Dark Troop HPIncreases Dark Warrior/Cav/Mage HP62.5M%250M%
Guild Fort Dark Defense HPIncreases Fort Dark Defense HP75M%300M%
Guild Fort Dark Assault AttackIncreases Fort Dark Assault Attack20M%400M%
Guild Dark City Defense HP and ArmorIncreases Dark City Defense HP/Armor25M%/100M%pending
Guild Dark City Defense AttackIncreases Dark City Defense Attack50M%200M%
Guild Unlock Elite Defenders L6Unlocks the ability to upgrade Dark T6 Warriors into T6 Elite DefendersUnlockn/a
Guild Dark March and Rally SizeIncreases Dark March/Rally Size125M/375M2.5B
Guild Dark Merc & Dark Merc RallyIncreases Dark Merc March/Rally Size45M/135Mpending
Guild Dark Elemental March & Rally SizeIncreases Dark Elemental March/Rally Size30M/90Mpending
Guild Dark Troop BonusesIncreases Dark Attack/HP/Armor25M%/15M%/35M%pending
Guild Dark Merc BonusesIncreases Dark Merc Attack/HP/Armor25M%/15M%/35M%pending
Guild Dark Elemental BonusesIncreases Dark Elemental Attack/HP/Armor20M%/10M%/25M%pending
Guild Unlock Elite Marauders L6Unlocks the ability to upgrade Dark T6 Mage into T6 Elite MaraudersUnlockn/a
Guild Dark March SpeedIncreases Dark Troop attack and rally speed200%/300%pending
Guild Dark Troop Attack with HeroIncreases Dark Troop Attack with Hero22.5M%450M%
Guild Dark Troop Armor with HeroIncreases Dark Troop Armor with Hero125M%500M%
Guild Dark Troop HP with HeroIncreases Dark Troop HP with Hero75M%300M%
Guild Rally Reduction TimeIncreases Rally Time Reduction25%25%
Guild Dark City Assault AttackIncreases Dark City Assault Attack15M%300M%
Guild Dark City Astral AttackIncreases Dark Astral Attack10M%200M%
Guild Mount AttackIncreases Mount Attack7.5M%150M%
Guild Champion Monsters per MarchIncreases Monsters per march11
Guild Dark Crystal Holding Attack/HPIncreases Dark Crystal Holding Attack/HP22.5M%/15M%Pending
Guild Dark Rally Attack/HPIncreases Dark Rally Attack/HP22.5M%/15M%Pending
Guild Unlock Elite Champions L6Unlocks the ability to upgrade Dark T6 Cav into T6 Elite ChampionsUnlockn/a

Guild Conquest Research

This section is exclusively devoted to combat and has higher boosts than the original Guild Combat Research. There are boosts for Core troops, Mercenaries, Elementals and March/Rally size.

Research NodeBenefitsLevel 1 BoostMax Boost
Guild Dark Mage AttackIncrease Dark Mage Attack600M%12B%
Guild Dark Cavalry AttackIncrease Dark Cavalry Attack600M%12B%
Guild Dark Warrior AttackIncrease Dark Warrior Attack600M%12B%
Guild Dark Mage HP and ArmorIncrease Dark Mage HP and Armor360M%/1.08B%1.44B%/4.32B%
Guild Dark Cavalry HP and ArmorIncrease Dark Cavalry HP and Armor360M%/1.08B%1.44B%/4.32B%
Guild Dark Warrior HP and ArmorIncrease Dark Warrior HP and Armor360M%/1.08B%1.44B%/4.32B%
Guild Dark March and Rally SizeIncrease Dark March and Rally Size200M/600M4B/12B
Guild Offering of the Hexatheon Auto TeleportUnlocks Auto Teleport of Defeat Items in Offering of the Hexatheonunlockn/a
Guild Dark Juggernaut AttackIncrease Dark Juggernaut Attack1B%20B%
Guild Dark Juggernaut HP and ArmorIncrease Dark Juggernaut HP/Armor600M%2.4B%
Guild Dark Mech AttackIncrease Dark Mech Attack1B%20B%
Guild Dark Mech HP and ArmorIncrease Dark Mech HP/Armor600M%2.4B%
Guild Dark Guardian AttackIncrease Dark Guardian Attack1B%20B%
Guild Dark Guardian HP and ArmorIncrease Dark Guardian HP/Armor600M%2.4B%
Guild Offering of the Hexatheon Dark Troop RewardUnlocks Dark Troop Guild Gift in Hexatheon RewardsUnlockn/a
Dark Guild Merc and Rally SizeIncrease Dark Merc March Size and Rally Capacity200M/600M4B/12B
Guild Dark Airship AttackIncrease Dark Airship Attack1B%20B%
Guild Dark Airship HP and ArmorIncrease Dark Airship HP/Armor600M%2.4B%
Guild Dark Fire Troop AttackIncrease Dark Fire Attack1.25B%25B%
Guild Dark Fire Troop HP/ArmorIncrease Dark Fire HP/Armor750M%/2.25B3B%/9B%
Guild Dark Ice Troop AttackIncrease Dark Ice Attack1.25B%25B%
Guild Dark Ice Troop HP/ArmorIncrease Dark Ice HP/Armor750M%/2.25B3B%/9B%
Guild Dark Lightning Troop AttackIncrease Dark Lightning Attack1.25B%25B%
Guild Dark Lightning Troop HP/ArmorIncrease Dark Lightning HP/Armor750M%/2.25B3B%/9B%
Guild Dark Earth Troop AttackIncrease Dark Earth Attack1.25B%25B%
Guild Dark Earth Troop HP/ArmorIncrease Dark Earth HP/Armor750M%/2.25B3B%/9B%
Guild Dark Astral Attack ResistanceIncreases Dark Astral Attack Resistance750M%15B%
Guild Dark Elemental March and Rally SizeIncreases Elemental March/Rally Size200M/600M4B/12B

Kings of Lucis Research

This tree focuses on some new stats; Kings of Lucis, Blitz Drive, Loyal Defender and Crown Assault. There are also boosts for Dark City and Dark Troops. It requires Kings of Lucis Guild Emblems.

Research NodeBenefitsLevel 1 BoostMax Boost
King of Lucis Summoning PowerIncreases King of Lucis Summoning Power350%35,000%
Guild Dark City DefenseDark City Defense Attack/Defense/Armor14B%/7B%/21B%40B%/20B%/60B%
Guild Dark Troop AttackIncreases Dark Troop Attack7B%40B%
Guild Dark Troop ArmorIncreases Dark Troop Armor21B%60B%
Guild Dark Troop HPIncreases Dark Troop HP7B%20B%
Blitz Drive Battle BoostBlitz Drive Dark Troop Attack/Health/Armor500M%/10B%/30B%50B%/25B%/75B%
Loyal Defender Battle BoostLoyal Defender Attack/Health/Armor300M%/6B%18B%30B%/15B%/45B%
Crown Assault Battle BoostCrown Assault Attack/Health/Armor400M%/8B%/24B%40B%/20B%/60B%
Guild Dark City AssaultIncreases Dark City Assault Attack/HP/Armor7B%/3.5B%/10.5B%40B%/20B%/60B%
Kings of Lucis Dark Troop AttackIncreases Kings of Lucis Dark Troop Attack600M%60B%
Kings of Lucis Dark Troop HPIncreases Kings of Lucis Dark Troop HP12B%30B%
Kings of Lucis Dark Troop ArmorIncreases Kings of Lucis Dark Troop Armor36B%90B%

Guild Research requires co-operation and communication. It gives benefits to the entire Guild, even those that cannot spend a lot of money. Be sure to grind those events that give Emblems so that your Guild can complete as many Nodes as possible!

Do you have any questions or tips about Guild Research? Let us know in the comments below!



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6 Comments
  1. Gnome says

    Really like ur information, want to learn more. But we don’t have this guild research section yet. I hope we get it soon. We r now in dark world. Don’t see a like button to click on. Hope this works instead.

  2. Natalie_Bryan_Wicks
    Natalie_Bryan_Wicks says

    I am so confused! Why do I not have this option in my guild? The first selection in my guild tab is Guild Store

  3. Stagmo says

    Hi Alykat,

    Thanks for great article.

    Can you please elaborate on “Guild Loot Tile Gathering”, which “Allows gathering from special Loot Tiles”?
    What kind of special loot tiles are these referring to?

    Thanks again

  4. steve_4gears
    steve_4gears says

    We have just unlocked guild monster summoning, does anybody have any information on how you actually summon the monsters? We cant find it and as always the support team are extremely helpful 🙄😂😂😂

  5. LILWICKED1
    LILWICKED1 says

    So we unlocked elite defenders but can not train are we waiting on all research tonbe complete ornate we waiting on the new building to arrive and if so when?

  6. EliElwyn330 says

    Fantastic information once again from Aly Kat, thanks for keeping us going strong.

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