Sparks of Eminence are earned by completing the many Records of Eminence. They cap at 99,999.
They can be exchanged for items and equipment at the following A.M.A.N. NPCs:
Equipment (Lv.1 - 9)
Equipment (Lv.10 - 19)
Equipment (Lv.20 - 29)
Equipment (Lv.30 - 39)
Equipment (Lv.40 - 50)
Equipment (Lv.51 - 70)
Equipment (Lv.71 - 98)
All level 99 equipment is and Item Level 117 (excluding accessories). However, the armor can be typically be surpassed by Item Level 115 Skirmish armor that has been augmented with Verdigris Stones +1 or Verdigris Stones +2. Additionally, the Item Level 109 Reforged Armor often surpasses the armor available from Records of Eminence.
The weapons, on the other hand, easily outclass bayld and Item Level 113 Delve weapons, as well as most Wildskeeper Reive weapons.
This option is only available during Alter Ego Extravaganza. Cipher selection depends on the current event.
Selling for gil
One of the benefits of this system is being able to buy armor and NPC it for a considerable amount of gil. Of the choices for this, there are three choices that give around a 10.25 Gil/Sparks ratio. Below is a breakdown, assuming you have max fame in all areas:
- Ribauldequin: 24 key presses to obtain one. Can obtain 72 of them for 49,464 Sparks and NPC them for an approximate total is 507,312.
- Koenig Shield: 26 key presses to obtain one. Can obtain 22 of them for 49,082 Sparks and NPC them for an approximate total of 503,118
- Acheron Shield: 27 key presses to obtain one. Can obtain 18 of them for 49,590 Sparks and NPC them for 505,284 (home nation) or 509,904 (Norg).