FFXIV 5.55 Mounts: How to Get Al-iklil, Magicked Card, Deinonychus
Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.55 brought three brand new mounts to the game for players to add to their collections. Two of them are real challenges to obtain, and the third is sort of just a consolation prize since it's nowhere near as fantastical as the others.
The three new mounts are the Al-iklil, the Magicked Card, and the Deinonychus. If you've been wondering where that new two-seater is, look no further than the Al-iklil; the other two are single-person mounts, and the requirements to get the Magicked Card is one of the biggest grinds in the game.
FFXIV 5.55 Mounts: How to Get Al-iklil
This is the big focus mount this patch for good reason, as there's a woeful lack of two-or-more-person mounts. It helps that this one looks pretty cool.
Actually getting the Al-iklil is a huge undertaking, however. You must obtain every Field Note in Bozja and its related zones, up to the 50th. These come from taking part in Critical Engagements and Duels, clearing all the quests, and completing Castrum, Delubrium, and Dalriada.
Needless to say, getting the Al-iklil is a prolonged endeavor, but those following their Shadowbringers Relic grind and doing content regarding the Bozjan Southern Front should be able to get their hands on it without going too far out of the way for some odds and ends.
FFXIV 5.55 Mounts: How to Get the Magicked Card
The second mount introduced with the 5.55 patch is the Magicked Card, the first true carrot at the end of the Triple Triad stick.
The Magicked Card is the reward from a quest titled The Adventurer with All the Cards, which is found in the Gold Saucer at (x5.0, y6.7). The trick being this quest is only available if you have collected cards 1 through 312. That is a lot of cards!
Getting a single Triple Triad card from an NPC can sometimes take far too long, meaning getting this mount is a serious and prolonged time investment. It might be best to leave this one to the Triple Triad enthusiasts.
FFXIV 5.55 Mounts: How to Get Deinonychus
This is the least buzzed of the three mounts this patch, and frankly, I've been wondering when these mobs would be added as mounts since the old days in A Realm Reborn. Why it's taken so long to make these striped raptors (?) as mounts is beyond me, but I am not going to complain.
The Deinonychus has a chance to be looted from the final chest of Zadnor's Dalriada, making it incredibly expensive despite it being so incredibly unworthy of note, much like the recent Antelope Doe and Antelope Stag mounts implemented with the addition of Firmament Fetes.
The main difference between this thing and the aforementioned antelopes is this doofy-looking mount has tiny wings.
This is the one tradeable mount out of this set, meaning you can pick one up on the market board if you really want, but the prices are so incredibly high for it at the time of writing it's just not worth it. Would you spend 11 million gil on the Deinonychus? Apparently, most people won't, either, since only three have sold on the market board on my server since patch release.
Out of this patch's three mounts, the Al-iklil is easily the coolest, and the effort needed to get it shouldn't be too far out of the way for those actually putting the time in to progress their Relic weapons. The Magicked Card is cute, and it definitely would have been better in purple, but it's about time Triple Triad collectors had some sort of motivator.
That's it on FFXIV 5.55 mounts — hey! Three in one patch is more than we usually get. If you found this guide helpful, check out some of our other FFXIV guides here on GameSkinny.