FFXIV Island Sanctuary BEST Animal & Pasture Setups

I’m here to answer a specific question as best as I can. That is “what is the best setup / combination of animals for your pasture in the island sanctuary”. While this focuses more on a 20 slot pasture – there is a shorter blurb for 10/5 slots. If you’re here, you might want some guidance on the pasture in general, feeding your animals, and a general rank by rank overall guide to your Island Sanctuary.

To remind, there are nine types of animal leavings: Carapace, Claw, Egg, Fang, Feather, Fleece, Fur, Horn, Milk.

“Do you like rare animals?”
– Mahiko ‘100 traps broken on a Dodo of Paradise’ San

Best 20 Animal Pasture Setup

There’s IMO only two main setups here, “all rares”, and “attempted balance of leavings”, everything else like “fueling my workshop rotation” and everything in between cannot really be categorized. .

20: “I want all rare animals” + balance leavings  setup

NameRarityTierBasic LeavingsRare Leavings
AlligatorRareLarge(3)ClawFang
Apkallu of ParadiseRareSmall(1)EggFleece
BeachcombRareSmall(1)CarapaceClaw
Black ChocoboRareMedium(2)Feather?Fur
Dodo of ParadiseRareMedium(2)FeatherEgg
GlyptodonRareMedium(2)ClawCarapace
Gold BackRareLarge(3)FeatherEgg
GoobueRareLarge(3)FangClaw
Grand BuffaloRareLarge(3)HornMilk
Island BillyRareLarge(3)HornFleece
Island StagRareMedium(2)FurHorn
LemurRareSmall(1)FurClaw
Ornery KarakulRareSmall(1)MilkFleece
PaissaRareMedium(2)ClawFleece
Star MarmotRareSmall(1)FurClaw
TwinklefleeceRareSmall(1)FleeceFur
Yellow CoblynRareSmall(1)CarapaceFang
Island NannyBasicLarge(3)MilkHorn
CoblynBasicSmall(1)FangCarapace
Apkallu (OPEN)BasicSmall(1)FleeceEgg

So you’re one of those, eh? So am I. There are 17 rare animals, which gives us 3 flex slots. While I can honestly say slot 18 and 19 are set in stone in terms of balancing output – the 20th slot is a little more loose. Here it is:

Leavings Score is basically counting basic/rare leavings as 1/0.5 respectively.
It’s not perfect, but we have to draw the line ‘somewhere’ to compare results.

As for the loosely calculater “leavings score”:

LeavingsBasicRare“Total”
Carapace223
Claw334.5
Egg143
Fang223
Feather404
Fleece244
Fur324
Horn223
Milk212.5

For the 18th and 19th animal: Island Nanny and Coblyn are very likely the most logical choices for “balancing out leavings”, as the all rare setup has a terrible amount of Milk, Horn, Fang, and Carapace.

the very last animal is a Flex – Apkallu is alright. If you can double up on rare animals, Apkallu of Paraside is a tiny bit better.

Of course, these three animals can be adjusted if you like crafting a particular thing in your workshop.

20: “Try my best to balance leavings” setup

While this isn’t an exact science, here we try to get the most equal possible resource output. Amazingly, the “balance” can be achieved with only 19 animals – leaving the 20th as a pure bonus.

NameRarityTierBasic LeavingRare Leaving
ApkalluBasicSmall(1)FleeceEgg
ApkalluBasicSmall(1)FleeceEgg
AurochsBasicLarge(3)MilkHorn
AurochsBasicLarge(3)MilkHorn
CoblynBasicSmall(1)FangCarapace
CoblynBasicSmall(1)FangCarapace
CoblynBasicSmall(1)FangCarapace
Glyptodon PupBasicMedium(2)CarapaceClaw
Glyptodon PupBasicMedium(2)CarapaceClaw
Ground SquirrelBasicSmall(1)ClawFur
Ground SquirrelBasicSmall(1)ClawFur
Island DoeBasicMedium(2)FurMilk
Island DoeBasicMedium(2)FurMilk
Wild DodoBasicMedium(2)EggFeather
Wild DodoBasicMedium(2)EggFeather
Black ChocoboRareMedium(2)FeatherFur
Dodo of ParadiseRareMedium(2)FeatherEgg
Island BillyRareLarge(3)HornFleece
Island BillyRareLarge(3)HornFleece
BONUS????????????

For clarity, that’s triple Coblyns, and assuming you can have 2x of a rare (Island Billy), plus a single bonus animal of your choice.

LeavingsBasicRare“Total”
Carapace223
Claw223
Egg233.5
Fang303
Feather223.5
Fleece223.5
Fur233.5
Horn223
Milk223

True, there might be a giga true balance out there, but this 19 animal, 4 easy to catch rares setup that gives this even of a spread is something most people won’t complain about – at the very least a starting point!

Ultimately, these suggestions can never truly be concrete. Adjust to your needs, or use as-is. I guess this serves more of a “get you started and prevent being paralyzed by choice” kinda thing.

Best 10/5 Animal Pasture Setups?

Again, since this isn’t permanent, so it’s hard to tell you what to go for. For 5 animal setups, seriously – it doesn’t matter. The amount of time you spend on a 5 slot pasture is irrelevant to any thoughts min maxing it.

As for 10 slot pasture, since you’ll be here a little longer…

If you care about rare animals, then… Just straight up gather as many as you can, while filling up the rest of your slots with fillers. Then just try to balance out the best as you can after that.

10 Animal Balanced Leavings, some rares used

Since you’ll be here a while, here’s a setup that uses a few easy to catch rares, and gives you EVERY TYPE OF LEAVING, with the exception of Horns (you can get them more easily once you get large creatures coming)

NameRarityTierBasic LeavingRare Leaving
CoblynBasicSmall(1)FangCarapace
Lost LambBasicSmall(1)FleeceMilk
Opo-OpoBasicSmall(1)ClawFur
Glyptodon PupBasicMedium(2)CarapaceClaw
Wild DodoBasicMedium(2)EggFeather
Ornery KarakulRareSmall(1)MilkFleece
Dodo of ParadiseRareMedium(2)FeatherEgg
Island StagRareMedium(2)FurHorn

This isn’t a bad setup, and it at least gives you a lot of options when crafting in the workshop. Better than just a wild jumble if you’re confused about what animal setup to use at 10. There are many setups to get a similar result – but you get the idea.

Summary and Outro

Well, I hope I helped you figure out which animals to fill up your Island Sanctuary pasture with. Again, there’s a lot of flexibility here – but if you’re confused just following the tables is a good idea. If I were to suggest the most relevant reading after this:

Good luck out there!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*