Alternative Best Grottoes

For the discoverer's informations, please check out the detail pages.

Gem Slime only

Ruby World of Evil Lv.89
Location: Newid Isle (8B) / Wyrmtail (74)
Map: Ruins
Monster Rank: 9~12
Boss: Excalipurr @ B17
Chest: S2 A1 B11
Details: GS-only @ B9 (1m 41s). There's a chamber inside B5.
Base Quality: 210-219,223-248 / 209,217-248

S/A Chest Maps

Emerald Waterway of Dolour Lv.64
Emerald World of Dolour Lv.70
Location: Iluugazar Plains (55)
Map: Water
Monster Rank: 9~12
Boss: Shogum @ B14 / Shogum @ B16
Chest: S4 A5 B1 / S5 A6 B1
Details: Easy endless farming S4/A4/B1 items with Chest Timer. (S40 A40 B10/h)
Base Quality (Global): 190-248

Emerald Crypt of Glee Lv.67
Emerald Dungeon of Fear Lv.85
Location: Iluugazar Plains (57)
Map: Fire
Monster Rank: 9~12
Boss: Nemean @ B15 / Fowleye @ B14
Chest: S6 A5 B1 / S5 A5 B1
Details: Easy endless farming S6/A4 or S5/A4 items with Chest Timer. (S54 A36/h or S45 A36/h)
Base Quality (Lv.85): 170-179,183-189,199
Base Quality (Lv.67): 200-206,210-219

Ruby Chasm of Gloom Lv.89
Location: Djust Desert (3A) / Khaalag Coast (62)
Map: Water
Monster Rank: 9~12
Boss: T-wrecks @ B16
Chest: S6 A6 B1
Details: Easy endless farming S5/A5/B1 items with Chest Timer. (S45 A45 B9/h)
Base Quality: 210-219,229,242-248 / 230-248

Sainted Soma Maps

Ruby World of Glee Lv.61
Location: Western Coffinwell (1A) / Angel Falls (03)
Map: Water
Monster Rank: 9~12
Boss: Equinox @ B17
Chest: S2 A3 B3
Details: 2 Sainted Somas @ B9 by Quicksave & Quickload. (3m 28s) (34.6 Somas/h)
Base Quality: 210-248 / 210-248

Diamond World of Regret Lv.71
Location: Slurry Coast (22)
Map: Ruins
Monster Rank: 9~12
Boss: Trauminator @ B15
Chest: S2 A7 B4
Details: 2 Sainted Somas @ B9 by Quicksave & Quickload on MC solo. (3m 18s) (36.4 Somas/h)
MC solo changes the Chest Timer's offset to -1s.
Base Quality: 230-248

Sapphire World of Joy Lv.59
Sapphire Nest of Joy Lv.65
Sapphire Nest of Gloom Lv.89
Location: Eastern Stornway (09)
Map: Fire
Monster Rank: 9~12
Boss: Nemean@ B15 / Nemean @ B17 / Excalipurr @ B17
Chest: S3 A2 B2 / S3 A3 B3 / S3 A3 B3
Details:Quickload Sainted Soma @ B9.
8~33s Sainted Soma @ another S-Chest on B9.
Open the Quickload one and then do the BR on/off once, you'll 100% obtain another Soma at B9. (3m 7s) (38.5 Somas/h)
Base Quality (Global): 169,190-248

Emerald Nest of Ruin Lv.87
Location: Lonely Plains (28) / Doomingale Forest (11)
Map: Caves
Monster Rank: 9~12
Boss: Excalipurr @ B16
Chest: S4 A4 B6
Details: 4 Sainted Somas @ B9~B11 by 11s~12s Quick Methods of Chest Timer. (4m 35s) (52.3 Somas/h)
Base Quality: 207-229,236-248 / 217-248

Ethereal Stone Maps

Ruby Crypt of Bane Lv.67
Ruby Nest of Bane Lv.73
Ruby Crypt of Hurt Lv.85
Location: Wyrmtail (96) / Bloomingdale (2D) / Eastern Coffinwell (16)
Map: Caves
Monster Rank: 9~12 / 9~12 / 9~11
Boss: Trauminator @ B14 / Trauminator @ B16 / T-wrecks @ B13
Chest: S1 A3 B2 / S1 A4 B2 / S1 A3 B2
Details: 2 Ethereal Stones @ B3 by Quicksave & Quickload. (1m 25s) (84.9 Stones/h)
Base Quality (Global): 176-248 / 180-248 / 177-179,188-248

Sapphire Maze of Doubt Lv.75
Sapphire World of Regret Lv.78
Location: Western Wormwood (70) / Angel Falls (02)
Map: Ruins
Monster Rank: 9~12
Boss: Trauminator @ B17 / Hammibal @ B14
Chest: S2 A4 B6 / S1 A4 B6
Details: 2 Ethereal Stones @ B3 by Quicksave & Quickload. (1m 21s) (88.8 Stones/h)
Base Quality (Global): 172-189,200-248 / 180-189,200-248

Millionaire Maps

Sapphire Crypt of Bliss Lv.60
Sapphire Ruins of Bliss Lv.66
Sapphire Ruins of Bane Lv.87
Location: Djust Desert (35) / Newid Isle (1E) / Cringle Coast (4B)
Map: Ruins
Monster Rank: 9~11 / 9~12 / 9~12
Boss: Nemean @ B13 / Nemean @ B15 / Fowleye @ B15
Chest: S1 A4 B8 / S1 A4 B9 / S1 A4 B9
Detail: Three B weapons @ B3 by Quicksave & Quickload. (1m 58s) (2,060,000 Gold/h)
The Lv.87 version @ Cringle Coast (4B) can be used for Map Method Seed of Deftness farming along with Masayuki.
Base Quality (Global): 182-189,193-248 / 177-179,197-248 / 180-189,200-248
Base Quality (Lv.87/4B): 180-189

Sapphire Nest of Bane Lv.66
Sapphire World of Bane Lv.78
Sapphire Nest of Doom Lv.84
Location: Mt Ulzuun (58) / The Gittish Empire (85)
Map: Caves
Monster Rank: 9~11 / 9~12 / 9~12
Boss: Elucid @ B13 / Elucid @ B17 / Excalipurr @ B14
Chest: S4 A4 B3 / S3 A4 B3 / S5 A4 B3
Detail: Two B weapons @ B3 by Quicksave & Quickload on MC solo. (1m 22s) (2,000,000 Gold/h)
MC solo changes the Chest Timer's offset to -1s.
Base Quality (Global): 172-248 / 183-248

New Grotto Farming Maps

Sapphire Mine of Ruin Lv.86
Location: Urdus Marshland (4F) / Wyrmtail (7C)
Map: Ruins
Monster Rank: 9~11
Boss: T-wrecks @ B12
Details: 2m 7s from entrance to boss floor. B8 & B9 need enemy spawn control.
Base Quality: 170-189 / 184-191

Note:
DQIX North America & Europe version have a slower text speed than Japanese version.
Due to the slower text speed on Quickload/Open the menu/Changing maps/etc., the maximum effeciency of all the S/A, Soma, Ethereal, Millionare maps above will be reduced by 2~10%.