How to Purchase Grade 3 Thanalan Topsoil with Allagan Tomestones of Poetics

If you have an excess amount of poetic tomestones, or you don’t have enough gil to purchase Grade 3 Thanalan Topsoil from the market board, you can use Allagan Tomestones of Poetics to purchase the topsoil.  Grade 3 Thanalan Topsoil is one of the most popular soils, as this is the soil type needed by gardeners that are crossbreeding plants to get other seeds that are only available by crossbreeding.  You can also use a similar trading method for Grade 3 Shroud Topsoil.

There is some creative purchasing that needs to be done in order to convert those poetics into topsoil, so many players are unaware that it can be done.

First, you want to go to a tombstone of poetics vendor.  While not all vendors offer the same items, the easiest ones to use is the one in Idyllshire, as this is where the second vendor is also located.  But if you are discovering you are capped on poetics and need to quickly dump some before queueing for something, Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks, New Gridania or the Steps of Nald in Ul’dah also have poetics vendors that offer the initial item exchange.

Under “Allagan Tomestones of Poetics (Special Arms)” there is a listing for an untradeable item “Unidentifiable Ore.”   Each piece of ore costs 150 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics.  So purchase as many pieces of ore as you wish to spend poetics on.

After you have the Unidentifiable Ore, you want to head over to Bertana of Uncanny Knicknacks.

Under Misc, Bertana offers Grade 3 Thanalan Topsoil for purchase.  For each Unidentifiable Ore, you can exchange for a single Grade 3 Thanalan Topsoil.

If you are looking for Grade 3 Shroud Topsoil, you can purchase Unidentifiable Shells with 150 poetics, then change those with Bertana for the shroud soil, which yields more crops.

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