Final Fantasy XIV Articles RSS Feed | Final Fantasy XIV RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network FFXIV 6.3 Brings Omega Protocol (Ultimate) to the Fray Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:26:02 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Final Fantasy XIV 6.31 came out hot on the heels of 6.3, and while it's a heck of a lot smaller patch, it brought with it something many Warriors of Light leaning more towards raiding than glam fanaticism have been waiting for.

In FFXIV patch 6.31 comes the Omega Protocol (Ultimate) fight, open only to those who have cleared Abyssos: The Eighth Circle (Savage).

The Omega Protocol (Ultimate) pits you against Omega-M and Omega-F in a fight that will require joining more learning parties than you'll know what to do with, but the effort will be worth it.

Those who clear this fight will be granted a special Adventurer Plate as well as get an Omega Totem to put towards the new Ultimate Omega weapons. You can only get one Omega Totem to put towards one of these weapons per week, and they can be exchanged at Nesvaaz at (10.6,10.0) in Radz-at-Han.

The 6.3 patch also included some bug fixes, but the real meat is on those Omega bones (though Omega has no bones). The weekly limit on Omega Totems will be lifted in the future with patch 6.4. Check out our FFXIV guides here on GameSkinny.

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FFXIV: Complete Hildibrand Quest List and Requirements Wed, 25 Jan 2023 12:28:18 -0500 Ashley Shankle

The Hildibrand quests may have been mysteriously absent during Shadowbringers, but they're back in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker. Not only that, but at the end of the questline, you can get your hands on the expansion's Manderville weapons, which function as Endwalker's Relic armaments.

The Hildibrand questline runs from A Realm Reborn up to Endwalker, with a break in Shadowbringers. It's the longest questline in the MMO outside of the Main Scenario Quests and takes several hours to complete even when rushing through and desyncing some of the content.

With that in mind, we've put together a list of all the Hildibrand quests in FFXIV and where to start them, as they often do not indicate where you need to go for the next one.

FFXIV Hildibrand Quest Locations

Each expansion's Hildibrand quests require you to have completed the expansion's final main patch MSQ, which will be titled after the expansion. These are blue quests, meaning they have blue icons on the map.

FFXIV A Realm Reborn Hildibrand Quests

To start the initial quest, you need to have completed the ARR quest, The Ultimate Weapon.

  1. The Rise and Fall of Gentlemen — Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:9.8, Y:8.7)
  2. Back in the Saddle — Southern Thanalan (X:21.5, Y:39.1)
  3. After Her Own Heart — Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:9.8, Y:8.7)
  4. The Immaculate Deception — Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:8.3, Y:11.1)
  5. The Science of Deduction — Eastern Thanalan (X:10.9, Y:16.4)
  6. The Hammer — Western Thanalan (X:20.1, Y:24.6)
  7. Manderville Men — Northern Thanalan (X:23.6, Y:23.9)
  8. The Three Collectors — Western Thanalan (X:13.1, Y:14.1)
  9. The Business of Betrothal — Western Thanalan (X:13.0, Y:14.1)
  10. A Burst of Inspiration — Eastern La Noscea (X:32.0, Y:32.6)
  11. Seeds of Rebellion — Western La Noscea (X:27.7, Y:28.3)
  12. A Case of Indecency — Eastern La Noscea (X:20.5, Y:21.6)
  13. Eight-armed and Dangerous — Eastern La Noscea (X:32.0, Y:30.4)
  14. What Price Victory — Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:8.3, Y:11.1)
  15. The Trouble with Truffles — Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:8.3, Y:11.1)
  16. The Coliseum Conundrum — Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:14.0, Y:10.0)
  17. Shades of Sil'dih — Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:9.8, Y:11.2)
  18. Sibling Strife — Western Thanalan (X:28.7, Y:24.9)
  19. Beneath the Mask — Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.0, Y:11.7)
  20. Truths Untold — Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.0, Y:11.8)
  21. Her Last Vow — Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.0, Y:11.8)

FFXIV Heavensward Hildibrand Quests

To initiate these Hildibrand quests, you need to have finished the Her Last Vow Hildibrand quest, as well as completed the MSQ titled Heavensward.

  1. A Gentleman Falls, Rather than Flies — The Pillars (X:5.9, Y:9.9)
  2. Don't Call It a Comeback — Coerthas Western Highlands (X:18.1, Y:10.9)
  3. The Gigi Situation — Foundation (X:9.9, Y:11.4)
  4. The Measure of a Mammet — The Pillars (X:6.0, Y:9.9)
  5. A Gazebo to Call Our Own — Foundation (X:9.9, Y:11.4)
  6. Don't Trust Anyone over Sixty — Idyllshire (X:6.3, Y:7.8)
  7. The Proud and the Pointy-eyed — Foundation (X:9.9, Y:11.4)
  8. If I Could Turn Back Time — The Dravanian Forelands (X:20.3, Y:22.1)

FFXIV Stormblood Hildibrand Quests

To start these quests, you need to have finished If I Could Turn Back Time from the Heavensward Hildibrand quests, as well as finished the MSQ titled Stormblood quest.

  1. A Hingan Tale: Nashu Goes East — Kugane (X:10.6, Y:9.8)
  2. Life Imitates Art Imitates Life — Kugane (X:11.7, Y:8.8)
  3. Of Wolves and Gentlemen — The Ruby Sea (X:38.1, Y:38.1)
  4. In the Eye of the Hingan — Kugane (X:13.2, Y:13.3)
  5. The Blade Mislaid — Kugane (X:10.0, Y:7.8)
  6. The Black Heart Beneath — Kugane (X:12.5, Y:8.1)
  7. Good Swords, Good Dogs — Kugane (X:12.1, Y:5.9)
  8. The Past Is Never Past — Kugane (X:10.5, Y:8.1)
  9. Don't Do the Dewprism — Kugane (X:11.7, Y:8.8)

FFXIV Endwalker Quests

To start the Endwalker Hildibrand quests, you need to finish the Don't Do the Dewprism quest in Stormblood's Hildibrand questline as well as the MSQ quest titled Endwalker.

The last two quests listed are the Manderville weapon Relic quests.

  1. The Sleeping Gentleman — Radz-at-Han (X:11.8, Y:11.2)
  2. A Soulful Reunion — Lakeland (X:25.8, Y:26.0)
  3. Lunar Conspiracy — Radz-at-Han (X:11.8, Y:11.2)
  4. The Imperfect Gentleman — Mare Lamentorum (X:27.9, Y:35.7)
  5. Make It a Manderville — Radz-At-Han (X:11.8, Y:11.2)
  6. Make Another Manderville — Radz-At-Han Radz-at-Han (X:12.0, Y:7.2)

It takes a long time to get through these missions, but you're going to want to do it for the cosmetic and emote rewards you get along the way. The Hildibrand quests are also easily the silliest you'll find in Final Fantasy XIV. Hopefully, this list mitigates some of the fatigue from pushing through the entire questline, particularly the ARR portion. If you found this guide helpful, check out our other FFXIV guides here on GameSkinny.

FFXIV: How to Get the Linkpearl Emote Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:18:25 -0500 Ashley Shankle

We're all getting tired of the sound of the linkpearl emote in Final Fantasy XIV by now, but what if you had your own linkpearl emote to spam and annoy friend and foe alike? That would even things out, surely!

You can't just get an emote with this much annoying potential by just doing a short side quest; adding it to your emote collection will take some effort. In fact, the way you get the linkpearl emote is through one aspect of the game most players try to ignore: the PvP.

How to Get the Linkpearl Emote in FFXIV 6.3

Yes, we all know you only queue for the PvP roulette for the combat class EXP and actually hate doing it. But you've got to do it if you want this emote, as the linkpearl emote can only be obtained by reaching Level 5 in the current PvP season, Series 3.

Reaching Level 5 in the Endwalker 6.3 PvP series grants the Ballroom Etiquette - Discreet Discussion book to learn the linkpearl emote.

Luckily, it doesn't actually take that long to get to Level 5. Daily PvP roulettes will get you there after a short time if you make sure to do them, but you can also just queue for Frontline or Crystalline Conflict to rack up the PvP EXP you need to get there. Crystalline Conflict is the faster option to gain PvP EXP, as each match only takes a few minutes, and winning in either mode grants more EXP than losing.

The Ballroom Etiquette - Discreet Discussion book cannot be traded, and so you can't buy it on the Market Board either. You must take the dive into PvP to get this emote while it's still available, which it very well may not be come patch 6.4.

That's all you need to know about getting the linkpearl emote in Final Fantasy XIV. If you found this guide helpful, check out our other FFXIV guides.

How to Get Moonshine Brine in FFXIV Thu, 02 Feb 2023 14:21:13 -0500 Janzel Sandejas

Moonshine Brine is one of the components to upgrading your regular Lunar Envoy weapons in FFXIV to the 630 ilvl Augmented Lunar Envoy weapons, but getting the material isn't as simple as stopping at a Market Board and spending some gil. You've got to farm your way to this augmentation component.

How to Get Moonshine Brine in Final Fantasy XIV

There are two routes to get Moonshine Brine, but both of them require you to take on and complete Abyssos: The Seventh Circle (Savage).

On your first Abyssos: The Seventh Circle (Savage) clear in a week, you'll be granted a single Abyssos Mythos III tome. You can only get one per week, and you'll need four of these tomes to trade for a single Moonshine Brine. The exchange NPC Djole found in Radz-at-Han at the coordinates (10.3,9.6).

The second method, which also requires clearing Abyssos: The Seventh Circle (Savage), is just grinding the fight out and hoping to see Moonshine Brine in the loot list and then hope that you can win a Need roll on it. The amount of coffers rewarded for this fight depends on how many party members cleared it that week, with there being less when more players have already cleared it that week.

That's all you need to know about getting Moonshine Brine to upgrade your weapon(s) to Augmented Lunar Envoy weapons. If you found this guide helpful, check out our other FFXIV guides.

FFXIV: How to Get Gripgel in FFXIV Wed, 25 Jan 2023 16:24:02 -0500 Janzel Sandejas

Gripgel is a new crafting material added to Final Fantasy XIV with patch 6.3 and is used to make the new Indagator equipment, but you won't find it in gathering nodes as either a Botanist or Herbalist.

You'll have to do something a little different to get your hands on some Gripgel, unless you want to spend on the Market Board.

How to Get Gripgel in FFXIV

Aside from the obvious Market Board option, the less costly and normal method includes crafting. Specifically, mass crafting collectables to get White Crafters' Scrips.

Each Gripgel costs 500 White Crafters' Scrips, which can take a little bit to accumulate. You'll want to target some specific collectables for turn-in and rev up an effective macro with your favorite Disciple of the Hand, because each Indagator's equipment piece takes 2 to 4 Gripgels to craft.

How to Get White Crafters' Scrips in FFXIV

If you don't have Scrip Exchanges unlocked yet, you'll need to take on the quest titled "Inscrutable Tastes" found in Foundation at coordinates (X:10.1,Y:10.4). It's a relatively short quest to unlock the collectables system.

You'll want to visit a Scrip Exchange NPC found in any city's market area to see their rewards, as 6.3 added Purple Scrips to the mix. Different level tiers offer different types of scrips, and you'll want to focus on the white ones to make the Indagator magic happen. Setting up effective macros will make the whole process easier.

That's all you need to know about how to get Gripgel in Final Fantasy XIV, be sure to check out our other FFXIV guides on GameSkinny.

FFXIV: How to Beat Rubicante Trial (Mount Ordeals) Mon, 23 Jan 2023 12:24:44 -0500 Hayes Madsen

The latest villains in Final Fantasy XIV's main story are the legendary Four Fiends from Final Fantasy IV, and fittingly, Rubicante is the final one that players face off against in Patch 6.3's new trial, Mount Ordeals. As you might expect, the fiery fiend is one tough customer, and he has a few attacks that can be incredibly tricky to dodge if you don't know what you're doing. With that in mind, we'll help you take down FFXIV's Rubicante trial. 

How to Beat Rubicante In FFXIV — Phase 1

Before we jump into the moves to watch out for, you need to keep in mind that Rubicante's arena doesn't have an edge, meaning you can fall right off. Keep this in mind at all times, especially when you're trying to dodge his AoE attacks. Here's each of Rubicante's attacks in the first phase, and how you'll want to deal with them. 

  • Inferno — A party-wide AoE attack that hits for roughly 60 percent of non-tank members' HP. This is unavoidable so DPS should use any mitigation moves they have, and healers should be ready to restore the party's HP.

  • Ordeal of Purgation — This is the main attack to watch out for in this battle, and the trickier mechanic to figure out. When a text box pops up saying "The torment of Rubicante's heart is made manifest", he'll turn the entire arena into a strange fire realm, with a bunch of fuses. Only one fuse will go all the way from its rune to the center of the arene, and this is the one that will launch a large conal AoE.
    • During this attack all party members are also hit with a Penance Debuff that when depleted will cast Penitent's Shackles, locking you in place. You need to figure out which fuse will launch the attack and then move into one of the other safe areas before you get hit with the shackles. The rune that launches the attack will shoot out a cone straight through the center of the arena, so move to the sides.

  • Shattering Heat — A single-target tankbuster. If you're the tank separate yourself from the party and use a cooldown to mitigate. 

  • Arch Inferno — This is a rotating AoE that also makes the ground directly underneath Rubicante unsafe to stand on. Damaging AoE attacks will appear on the right and left sides of the boos and will move clockwise. The party needs to stand in the safe area and move with the attacks. This will lead into the next attack.

  • Conflagration — At some point during the rotating AoE, Rubicante will launch a line attack directly down the middle of the arena. Because of this you should stay close to the edges of the rotating AoEs and be ready to dodge to the side quickly when Conflagration hits. Again, this leads into the next attack.

  • Radial Conflagration — After Conflagration Rubicante will shoot conal AoE out from the center in a starburst pattern. You simply need to stand in the safe space between the cones but also be wary that Arch Inferno is still going on as well. 

  • Ordeal of Purgation 2 — This works exactly like the previous instance, except the inner ring will be marked with arrows pointing either clockwise or counterclockwise. This means that the rune that fires the AoE will move one position in that direction. So what you need to do is trice the fuse to the right rune, and then figure out one position in whichever way the arrows are pointing, and use that to find the safe zone. 

Once you've reduced Rubicante to half health he'll launch into a transition that will spawn minions, and lead into the second phase. 

How to Beat Rubicante in FFXIV — Charge Phase

During the transition phase, the boss will spawn a handful of Flamesent minions and begin charging an attack. You need to eliminate all minions before his attack is charged, and if you don't it's a wipe.

Also, keep an eye out for mini AoEs that pop up during this phase. At the end, Rubicante will cast a party-wide attack that scales with how much his gauge is charged, then he'll take his cloak off to reveal a single wing and go into the next phase. 

How to Beat Rubicante in FFXIV — Phase 2

Rubicante's attacks in the second stage are almost entirely different, so here's what to watch for. 

  • Inferno — Unlike the first phase this doesn't instantly damage the party, but rather marks everyone with a circle AoE, so the party needs to spread out and separate. 

  • Soulscaled — Rubicante marks six party members with line AoEs, meaning the party needs to separate so they aren't overlapping the attacks. The first attack is undodgeable, but once it hits, clones of Rubicant will charge back across the arena along the same lines, so make sure to dodge out of the cone AoEs in time. 

  • Flamerake — For this attack Rubicante moves to the center and starts charging, while a pair of arrows will start spinning. Once the move is fully cast the arrows will stop and Rubicante will shoot a large line AoE across the center of the area. Dodge to the side, but be ready for two other lines that will shoot out from the first, requiring you to move into the safe area in the center. 

  • Dualfire — Both tanks are targeted with large cone tankbusters, requiring them to move apart and position themselves from the party so as to reduce damage. Use a cooldown to mitigate damage.

  • Sweeping Immolation — Rubicante will use a half-arena AoE, requiring the entire party to move to the safe side. At the same time, he'll apply stack markers for a second attack, so make sure to move to the safe side AND stack up. 

Now you should have everything you need to take down Rubicante and the Mount Ordeals trial. If you need other tips and tricks, make sure to check out our FFXIV guides hub.

How to Unlock Anden's Custom Deliveries in FFXIV Thu, 19 Jan 2023 21:12:31 -0500 Hayes Madsen

Custom Deliveries are a great way to earn money, experience, and scrips each week, and each FFXIV expansion sees the addition of a few more NPCs that take deliveries. Anden is the latest to join the custom deliveries posse, and he's a poor soul that's been trapped by the pixies inside a rather grim-looking shrub.

Twelve custom deliveries can be completed each week, and the more deliveries the make, the more intimately you'll come to know the character. If you're looking to learn more about Anden's Custom Deliveries, here's what you need to know.

How to Get Anden's Custom Deliveries in FFXIV

Unlocking Anden's deliveries is, thankfully, fairly easy to do, as there are only a few requirements you'll need to meet.

First off, make sure you've completed the main scenario of the Endwalker expansion, all the way up through the quest titled "Endwalker." You'll also need one crafting or gathering class at Level 80. It doesn't matter which one. 

The final requirement is completing a quest called "Go West, Craftstman," which is a Level 60 crafter/gatherer quest. This quest is received from Lydirlona in Mor Dhona (X:22.3, Y:6.8) and it's pretty short and straightforward. 

Once you've met all three of those requirements, you can head to The Crystarium and find the Supplicant sheep (X:9.3, Y: 11.3), which will give you the "That's So Anden" quest that finally unlocks the deliveries. 

If you raise Anden's satisfaction level high enough you can receive the Anden III mount and a Leafman Head, which lets you dress up as your very own tortured shrub. 

That should be everything you need to know about unlocking Anden's custom deliveries in FFXIV. For even more Final Fantasy XIV tips and tricks, make sure to check out our dedicated hub page.

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How to Get Phaethon Mount in FFXIV Thu, 19 Jan 2023 21:08:40 -0500 Hayes Madsen

It's hard to choose from the hundreds of mounts already in FFXIV, but Patch 6.3 makes that choice even harder by adding some dazzling new ones. Ixion is a recurring creature in the Final Fantasy franchise, and now you can get a mount that's a fiery version of Ixion called Phaethon. Unfortunately, the process for getting this mount is a bit more complicated than others, such as Blackjack and Logistics Node, so here's everything you need to know. 

How to Unlock Phaethon in FFXIV

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The Phaethon mount can be purchased from Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han (X:10.6, Y:10.0). Select the "Out of this World Oddities" oddities option when talking to the merchant. However, you won't be using typical currency. You'll need three Burning Horns in order to purchase Phaethon, and those can only be gained by going to The Shifting Gynasion Agonon Treasure Dungeon.

Before we dive into that, do note that you can also use the Market Board to purchase a Phaethon Horn, but at the time of writing, the item is sitting around roughly 14 million gil. 

In order to get to The Shifting Gynasion Agonon you'll need to collect Timeworn Ophiotauroskin Maps. We have a guide explaining how to get those in more depth, but essentially, you'll need to either get the maps from Level 90 Gathering Nodes in Elips or Ultima Thule or by purchasing them at the Market Board.

Each Ophiotuaroskin Map has a chance of making the treasure dungeon appear, but it isn't guaranteed. That means you'll likely be putting in a bit of time to make the dungeon appear enough times to get three Burning Horns. Once you do, however, it's just a simple matter of purchasing the Phaethon Horn and using it from your inventory. 

Now you should know everything you need to get the Phaethon Mount in FFXIV. If you need any more tips or walkthrough, makes sure to check out our dedicated FFXIV guides hub

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How to Get the Logistics Node Mount in FFXIV Thu, 19 Jan 2023 19:36:06 -0500 Hayes Madsen

Final Fantasy XIV has quite literally hundreds of mounts to collect, and every patch adds a few more to the list. One of the more hotly sought-after mounts in Patch 6.3 is the Logistics Node, a massive green Allagan sphere you can ride around.

While the mount was added to the game with the latest patch, the patch notes sadly didn't give any details on how to acquire it. With that in mind, here's how to get the Logistics Node Mount. 

Where to Find the Logistics Node Mount in FFXIV

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At the moment, the only way to get the Logistics Node is by playing Final Fantasy XIV's PvP modes. The mount is a Series 3 PvP reward received for reaching Malmstone Level 15. 

Each time you play any PvP mode, you'll gain experience toward your Malmstone level, but the amount you get can go up depending on the type of match you play, and whether you win or not.

For example, using the Duty Roulette to play Frontline is a guaranteed 1,000 experience, while winning a match of Crystalline Conflict will net you 900. In all, to reach Level 15, you'll need roughly 40,000 experience, so expect it to take a while.

How to Claim PvP Rewards

To claim PvP rewards, all you need to do is open the character menu and select "PvP Profile," then hit the "Series Malmstones" button at the top of the window that pops up. Here you can see the reward for each tier and claim them. Once you hit Level 15, grab the Logistics Node Identification Key. Then make sure to head into your inventory and use the item to get the mount. 

Will the Logistics Node Mount Be Available Outside PvP?

If you can't stand PvP, Square Enix has confirmed that PvP rewards like mounts will become available through other means in the future, but we currently don't know how or when that will happen. 

That's everything you need to know about nabbing the Logistics Node mount in FFXIV. Make sure to check out our FFXIV guides hub for even more tips, which includes info on how to get other mounts like the Blackjack.

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Where to Find Ophiotauroskin Treasure Maps in FFXIV Thu, 19 Jan 2023 19:29:11 -0500 Hayes Madsen

Treasure Hunt has been an activity in Final Fantasy XIV since the release of 2.1, and oftentimes, finding maps can lead you to special event zones that function as mini-dungeons. Endwalker previously Excitatron 6000, and now Patch 6.3 is adding another Treasure Hunt dungeon, The Shifting Gymnasion of Agonon. Before you can get there, however, you'll need to get your hands on a Timeworn Ophiotauroskin Map.

How to Get Timeworn Ophiotauroskin Treasure Maps in FFXIV

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There are currently two locations that yield Ophiotauroskin Maps:

  • Ultima Thule.
  • Elpis.

Because the treasure map will always lead you to Elpis, however, it's generally a better idea to focus there. 

The maps can be found by interacting with Level 90 gathering nodes, although there's only a chance a map will appear each time you gather. This means you'll need a Botanist or Miner to find the gathering nodes. You might need to poke around a little, but eventually, you'll find one, and can then track down that sweet treasure. 

How Often Can You Get Maps?

There are two more details to keep in mind. Like other Treasure Maps, you can only gather one Ophiotauroskin map every 18 hours, and you can find how long you have to wait by heading to Duty Timers from the main menu and finding "Next Map Allowance. Also, keep in mind that using an Ophiotauroskin map doesn't guarantee that the Treasure dungeon will appear, as again, there's only a chance of it happening. 

Now you should have everything you need to get out there and get your hands on a few maps. For even more Final Fantasy XIV tips and tricks, check out our dedicated hub page.

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How to Get Raw Zoisite in FFXIV Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:45:58 -0500 Serhii Patskan

The new Zoisite gem is used to craft parts of the Indagator's gear set in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.3. Raw Zoisite can be refined by a Goldsmith into Zoisite itself, but you've got to get your hands on the raw material before you can think about mass crafting Zoisite.

Our guide will provide you with tips on how to get Raw Zoisite in FFXIV, including the list of items it is used in.

FFXIV: How to Get Raw Zoisite

Before players can mine for Raw Zoisite they need to obtain the "Tome of Geological Folklore - Ilsabard and the Northern Empty", which can be purchased only from the Splendors Vendor located at the city of Radz-at-Han in Ilsabard (x11.3 - y9.1). This tome can be purchased for 16 Regional Folklore Trader's Token Cs.

Players also need to have a Miner to Level 90 to be able to get Raw Zoisite at the following coordinates:

  • Legendary Rocky Outcrop: Garlemald, Tertium (x32.0 - y17.4).

There are two more conditions that players need to fulfill in order to get the stones successfully. First, the recommended level of Perception should be at least 3625, and second, players can mine Raw Zoisite at the designated location only around 6 AM or 6 PM of Eorzean Time.

Once you've obtained the necessary amount of stones you can craft the actual Zoisite gem, using this recipe:

  • 4 Raw Zoisite.
  • 1 Immutable Solution.
  • 1 Earthbreak Aethersand.
  • 3 Wind Cluster.
  • 3 Fire Cluster.

What Is Raw Zoisite Used to Craft?

Here is the complete list of all items that can be crafted with the help of the Zoisite gem, which includes Raw Zoisite:

  • Indagator's Awl.
  • Indagator's Bracelet of Crafting.
  • Indagator's Bracelet of Gathering.
  • Indagator's Claw Hammer.
  • Indagator's Culinary Knife.
  • Indagator's Earrings of Crafting.
  • Indagator's Earrings of Gathering.
  • Indagator's File.
  • Indagator's Garden Scythe.
  • Indagator's Grinding Wheel.
  • Indagator's Mortar.
  • Indagator's Necklace of Crafting.
  • Indagator's Necklace of Gathering.
  • Indagator's Pliers.
  • Indagator's Ring of Crafting.
  • Indagator's Ring of Gathering.
  • Indagator's Sledgehammer.
  • Indagator's Spinning Wheel.

That's all you need to know on how to get Raw Zoisite in FFXIV. For more Final Fantasy XIV tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page.

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Best Servers to Join in FFXIV 2023 Wed, 18 Jan 2023 11:19:49 -0500 JB Cachila

Final Fantasy fans looking to invest their time in an MMORPG instead of the usual RPG have FFXIV. But whether you’re thinking of playing for the first time or looking for a better experience as a seasoned player, chances are you'll want to join the best server. Below, we’ll be looking at the servers currently available, including those that are congested for the time being. 

How to Choose the Best Server in FFXIV

Square Enix does its best to balance the population of all servers as much as possible so that there won’t be empty servers, and other servers won’t be too populated.

To this end, players who create new characters or transfer to new and preferred worlds will be given bonuses. The bonuses are meant to motivate players to populate younger worlds. Here’s what you can expect when you join new worlds:

  1. Double EXP bonus until they reach Level 80.
  2. 10 silver Chocobo feathers (can be exchanged for low-mid level equipment).
  3. 1,000,000 gil (once per data center region on a single service account).
  4. 15 days of free play time (once per single service account when creating a new character in new and preferred worlds).

Bonuses 3 and 4 can only be received by characters on the free trial if you purchase and register the game before reaching Level 30.

Server Locations Explained

FFXIV has many servers hosted in four physical Data Centers in different regions. The North American Data Center has four servers (Aether, Crystal, Primal, Dynamis); the European Data Center has two (Chaos, Light); the Japanese Data Center has four (Elemental, Gaia, Mana, Meteor); and the Oceanian Data Center currently has one (Materia).

The Oceanian Data Center is new and designed so that Australian, Central, and South Pacific Ocean players will enjoy better connections and won’t be limited to Japanese servers anymore.

What Does it Mean When a Server is Congested, Standard, New, or Preferred? 

Each server has a number of worlds that are either full and won’t accept new players and transfers (congested), have a bit of space (standard), not yet populated and in need of players (new), or are sparsely populated and still largely in need of more players (preferred).

For this article, we’ll look at the worlds you can actually join, as well as those you can expect to get rewards from. 

North American Data Center
  • Adamantoise - Standard
  • Cactuar - Congested
  • Faerie - Standard
  • Gilgamesh - Congested
  • Jenova - Congested
  • Midgardsormr - Standard
  • Sargatanas - Standard
  • Siren - Standard
  • Balmung - Congested
  • Brynhildr - Congested
  • Coeurl - Congested
  • Diabolos - Congested
  • Goblin - Congested
  • Malboro - Congested
  • Mateus - Congested
  • Zalera - Congested
  • Behemoth - Standard
  • Excalibur - Congested
  • Exodus - Standard
  • Famfrit - Standard
  • Hyperion - Congested
  • Lamia - Standard
  • Leviathan - Congested
  • Ultros - Standard
  • Halicarnassus - New
  • Maduin - New
  • Marilith - New
  • Seraph - New
European Data Center
  • Cerberus - Standard
  • Louisoix - Standard
  • Moogle - Standard
  • Omega - Standard
  • Phantom - New
  • Ragnarok - Standard
  • Sagittarius - New
  • Spriggan - Standard
  • Alpha - New
  • Lich - Standard
  • Odin - Standard
  • Phoenix - Standard
  • Raiden - New
  • Shiva - Congested
  • Twintania - Standard
  • Zodiark - Standard
Japanese Data Center
  • Aegis - Standard
  • Atomos - Standard
  • Carbuncle - Preferred
  • Garuda - Preferred
  • Gungnir - Standard
  • Kujata - Standard
  • Tonberry - Standard
  • Typhon - Standard
  • Alexander - Standard
  • Bahamut - Standard
  • Durandal - Standard
  • Fenrir - Standard
  • Ifrit - Standard
  • Ridill - Standard
  • Tiamat - Standard
  • Ultima - Standard
  • Anima - Standard
  • Asura - Standard
  • Chocobo - Standard
  • Hades - Standard
  • Ixion - Standard
  • Masamune - Standard
  • Pandaemonium - Standard
  • Titan - Standard
  • Belias - Preferred
  • Mandragora - Standard
  • Ramuh - Standard
  • Shinryu - Standard
  • Unicorn - Standard
  • Valefor - Standard
  • Yojimbo - Preferred
  • Zeromus - Preferred
Oceanian Data Center
  • Bismarck - New
  • Ravana - New
  • Sephirot - New
  • Sophia - New
  • Zurvan - New

Those are the best servers to join in FFXIV for 2023 so far. Of course, this list will change over time, so be sure to check back if you're looking to join a new server or world for any reason. With the newest 6.3 update out, there's even more to do in Eorzea. Get the goodest doggo Corgi Minion, secure the Blackjack Mount, and unlock Ruby Weapon from FFVII with the help of our guides. We have more over here, too

How to Get Mornveil Tree Bark in FFXIV Wed, 18 Jan 2023 10:43:47 -0500 Serhii Patskan

Mornveil Tree Bark is needed by Final Fantasy XIV's Armorers, Weavers, Carpenters, and Blacksmiths alike to make the new Indagator equipment. Mornveil Tree Bark is exclusively found in Endwalker zone, and is from a timed node for Botanists to take advantage of once a day in Eorzean time.

Our guide will provide you with tips on how to get Mornveil Tree Bark in FFXIV.

FFXIV: How to Get Mornveil Tree Bark

Mornveil Tree Bark can be obtained only at Logging Level 90 at the following coordinates:

  • Labyrinthos: The Outer Circuit (x27.9 - y11.6).

Note that Mornveil Tree Bark can be logged only between 4AM and 6AM of in-game time. So come in prepared and don't waste any time, as you'll be needing a lot of bark, if you want to craft an entire set of Indagator's armor and weapons.

What Is Mornveil Tree Bark Used to Craft?

Here is the complete list of all items that can be crafted with the help of Craftsman's Alkahest, which includes Mornveil Tree Bark:

  • Indagator's Fishing Rod.
  • Indagator's Saw.
  • Indagator's Cross-pein Hammer.
  • Indagator's Raising Hammer.
  • Indagator's Lapidary Hammer.
  • Indagator's Knife.
  • Indagator's Pickaxe.
  • Indagator's Hatchet.
  • Indagator's Alembic.
  • Indagator's Frypan.
  • Indagator's Helmet of Gathering.
  • Indagator's Armguards of Gathering.
  • Indagator's Needle.
  • Indagator's Goggles of Crafting.
  • Indagator's Gloves of Crafting.
  • Indagator's Boots of Crafting.
  • Indagator's Shoes of Gathering.
  • Indagator's Coat of Crafting.
  • Indagator's Doublet Vest of Gathering.
  • Indagator's Trousers of Crafting.
  • Indagator's Bottoms of Gathering.

That's all you need to know on how to get Mornveil Tree Bark in FFXIV. For more Final Fantasy XIV tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page.

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FFXIV: How to Get Jhinga Wed, 18 Jan 2023 11:01:30 -0500 Serhii Patskan

There are two new meals for DoH and DoL in FFXIV patch 6.3: Jhinga Biryani and Jhinga Curry. Both require Jhinga fish for a Culinarian to make, which is only found in one area of the game.

Our guide will provide you with tips on how to get Jhinga in FFXIV, including its exact location.

FFXIV: How to Get Jhinga

Jhinga is an ocean fish that inhabits an area off The Thavnairian Coast, which is an area in the Ilsabarad region. The exact coordinates of the Jhinga inhabitat are the following:

  • x9.7 - y33.3 (Hole Level 81).

Note that players are required to own the "Tome of Ichthyological Folklore - Ilsabard and the Northern Empty" in order to be able to fish there. It can be purchased from the Splendors Vendor at the city of Radz-at-Han (x11.3 - y9.1), which is also located in the Ilsabarad region. The tome will cost you 16 regional folklore trader tokens.

Jhinga cannot be caught using any type of bait, but only these two types:

  • Mackerel Strip.
  • Versatile Lure.

Mackerel Strip can be purchased from Anna or Diana at the Firmament, and from Lor Ul at Il Mheg or Sanana at The Ruby Sea. In either case it will cost you 5 Purple Gatherer Scrips.

Versatile Lure can be purchased only from Merchant and Mender at Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks for 300 Gil.

Jhinga Recipes

Once you've caught the Jhinga fish, you'll be able to prepare the following meals:

  • Jhinga Biryani (CP +21%, Max 109; Control +4%, Max 72)
    • 1 Jhinga.
    • 2 Perilla Oil.
    • 1 Northern Sea Salt.
    • 2 Bomba Rice.
    • 1 Thavnairian Paprika.
    • 1 Earthbreak Aethersand.
    • 3 Fire Cluster.
    • 3 Water Cluster.
  • Jhinga Curry (Gathering +6%, Max 106; GP +4%, Max 24)
    • 1 Jhinga.
    • 2 Coconut Milk.
    • 1 Perilla Oil.
    • 2 Blood Tomato.
    • 1 Elder Nutmeg Seeds.
    • 1 Earthbreak Aethersand.
    • 3 Fire Cluster.
    • 3 Water Cluster.

That's all you need to know on how to get Jhinga in FFXIV. For more Final Fantasy XIV tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page.

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How to Unlock Chronicles of a New Era Pandaemonium Quest in FFXIV Wed, 18 Jan 2023 11:53:05 -0500 Hayes Madsen

Each Final Fantasy XIV expansion features a raid series that tells a new story that, generally, ties into the game's larger lore. With Shadowbringers it was the Eden questline, and now Endwalker has introduced Pandaemonium, a raid series that sees you delving into the depths of an ancient experimental facility, run by none other than Lahabrea.

Before you can start taking the raids on, however, you'll need to unlock the quest series, which fall into the "Chronicles of a New Era" category. Here's how to unlock Pandaemonium in FFXIV

How to Unlock Pandaemonium in FFXIV

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Before you can even think of taking on the Pandamonium raids, make sure you've completed all of the Main Scenario Quests for Endwalker, which means seeing the credits roll. After that, you'll be ready to take on post-Endwalker content including the first Pandaemonium quest, titled "The Crystal From Behind." 

To start this quest head to Old Sharlayan and look for Nemjiji (X: 9.6, Y: 11.9). Simply follow the quest objective and you'll unlock the first Pandaemonium raid, Asphodelos: The First Circle. 

Beating this first raid will see you able to continue the questline, and currently, there are five quests for Pandaemonium and a total of four raids. There aren't any particularly difficult requirements to unlock each quest, simply follow the objective and use the Duty Finder to beat each raid as it unlocks. 

Pandaemonium isn't currently finished and while we don't know how many raids the series will consist of in total, it will be continuing across more post-Endwalker patches. 

Now you have everything you need to start delving into the dark depths of Pandaemonium. Take a look at our other guides on topics like how to unlock the Euphrosyne Alliance Raid or head over to our FFXIV guides hub for even more. 

FFXIV: How to Get the Yakaku Dogi Set Fri, 20 Jan 2023 07:46:58 -0500 Hayes Madsen

Fashion is of the utmost importance in Final Fantasy XIV, and you've likely seen a few players sporting some new duds after the introduction of Patch 6.3 One of those sets is a black and white robe outfit called the Yakaku Dogi, which even gives your character a gorgeous flower tattoo on their bare shoulder. If you're looking to get the clothing set for yourself, here's exactly how to get the Yakaku Dogi. 

How to Unlock the Yakaku Dogi Set in Final Fantasy XIV

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You'll be pleased to know that getting the Yakaku Dogi set is actually absurdly simple. All you need to do is complete an ongoing questline known as Tataru's Grand Endeavor. There are currently three quests to the line, and they all start in Old Sharlayan. Of course, if you haven't started these quests yet, you'll need to at least complete the main scenario of Endwalker first. 

The Yakaku Dogi set is a reward for completing the third quest in the chain, "An Auspicious Opportunity," which is given by Mehdjina in Old Sharlayan (X: 11.8, Y: 9.8). The previous two Tataru's Grand Endeavor quests are found at the exact same place. 

There's nothing too complex about the quest itself, either. All you'll be doing is going to objectives and watching cutscenes, and at the end, you'll get all five pieces of the gear set. 

There's one other thing that might stop you from taking on the third quest, however, and that's if you didn't complete the Four Lords questline from Stormblood. This was a raid series introduced with the expansion, and it's a required questline for Tataru's quests. If you never started it, simply head to The Ruby Sea and talked to Soroban  (X:5.7, Y:15.7), to start the questline with "An Auspicious Encounter."

That should be everything you need to know about getting the Yakaku Dogi set. If you need any more tips and help make sure to check out our FFXIV guides hub, which includes walkthroughs on how to get other equipment like Manderville Weapons

FFXIV: How to Unlock Ruby Weapon (Cinder Drift Trial) Wed, 18 Jan 2023 09:32:15 -0500 Hayes Madsen

Final Fantasy has no shortage of iconic enemies and bosses, and many of those have made their way into Final Fantasy XIV as various trials, raids, and more. One such boss is the iconic Ruby Weapon, which players take on during the Cinder Drift trial introduced with Patch 5.2 in Shadowbringers. Ruby Weapon has both a Normal and an EX version, so here's how to unlock the Ruby Weapon Trial in FFXIV. 

How to Unlock Ruby Weapon Trail (Cinder Drift) in FFXIV

The first thing you need to tackle before taking on Cinder Drift is being caught up on all of the Main Scenario Quests through the end of Shadowbringers and up until the beginning of Patch 5.2, with the quest "Old Enemies, New Threats" that you must complete to unlock the quest to fight Ruby Weapon.

After completing that you'll see a new quest marker pop up in The Lochs, specifically in the Ala Mighan Quarter. Head to (X:36.4, Y:31.8) and talk to the Resistance Officer to start the "Ruby Doomsday" quest.

Now simply follow the objectives and you'll quickly unlock the Cinder Drift trial, which you can take on with a group of friends or through matchmaking. 

How to Unlock Ruby Weapon EX in FFXIV

Unlocking the EX version of the trial is equally easy, but do note that you'll need an item level of 470 in order to take it on. Once you've completed Cinder Drift and Ruby Doomsday, head back to The Lochs and talk to the Warmachina Fantatic (X: 11.5, Y: 22.5), which will instantly unlock Cinder Drift EX in the Duty Finder. 

Now you know everything you need to in order to take on the hulking Ruby Weapon, first featured in Final Fantasy VII. For even more tips and tricks make sure to check out our FFXIV guides hub, which includes walkthroughs on how to get the Manderville weapons and how to unlock the Euphrosyne Alliance Raid

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FFXIV: How to Get Hypostatic Gear Wed, 18 Jan 2023 11:15:50 -0500 Hayes Madsen

The Hypostatic gear is the newest tier of combat equipment added to Final Fantasy XIV with patch 6.3. Any player at endgame is going to want to start working towards their Hypostatic set, but getting it is a time intensive process.

Let's go over how to start your journey towards a full Hypostatic set in FFXIV.

How to Get Hypostatic Gear in Final Fantasy XIV

Hypostatic Gear is directly tied to the new Alliance Raid added in Patch 6.3, Euphrosyne. At the moment it's entirely exclusive to the raid, and if you've acquired any raid-specific gear in the past you know exactly what that entails. If you need help getting started, we have a guide on how to unlocking Euphrosyne.  

Because Euphrosyne is a brand new piece of content you can only roll and acquire one piece of gear each week, and that's across all jobs. This means if you play the raid and get a piece of gear you won't be able to get any more until the weekly reset on Tuesday at 12 am PT. If you're looking to get a full set of Hypostatic Gear you'll likely want to play the Alliance Raid as the same job, or at least same type of job every time, in order to boost your chances. 

Like all Alliance Raids, sometime in the future Square Enix will remove the limits on the amount of gear you can obtain, but that likely won't be until the next Alliance Raid releases a couple of patches down the line. 

With all that in mind, it's simply a matter of putting in the time to get all the Hypostatic Gear you want. For even more tips on FFXIV you can check out our guides hub which includes how to get other pieces of equipment, like the Monarchy Set.

FFXIV: All Veterans Rewards List Tue, 17 Jan 2023 16:12:51 -0500 John Carlo Vijuan

Final Fantasy XIV is one of the most popular and arguably the best MMORPG games. Even though the game is pay-to-play, a lot of users can get massive amounts of rewards just by playing the game. A reward system called “Veterans Rewards” provides loot depending on how many days you’re subscribed to the game.

Every Veterans Rewards in Final Fantasy XIV (Patch 6.3)

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There are four rewards available in Patch 6.3 of Final Fantasy XIV. To get these rewards, you must be subscribed to the game for 60 to 330 days (around two months to a year). There’s no way to get these rewards even if you completely grind out the game. Here are all of the Veteran Rewards in Patch 6.3:

  • Advent Attire — 60 Days or Two Months
  • Tantalus Attire — 150 Days or Five Months
  • Wild Rose Attire — 240 Days or Eight Months
  • Leonhart Attire — 330 Days or Eleven Months

Can you still get past Veteran Rewards?

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For those who are looking to get past Veteran Rewards, we have great news for you. Considering they are already out of rotation, you can still get them by trading Achievement Certificates to the Master of the Rolls near the Amphitheatre at Old Gridania. Here’s the list of past Veteran Rewards, along with the number of certificates required:

  • Wind-Up Cursor Minion — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Black Chocobo Chick Minion — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Cascadier Uniform Voucher (Swimwear Glamours) — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Beady Eye Minion — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Minion of Light — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Wind-Up Leader Minion — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Black Mage Barding — Three Achievement Certificates
  • Behemoth Warhorn Mount — Six Achievement Certificates
  • Wind-up Warrior of Light Minion — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Barding of Light — Three Achievement Certificates
  • Wind-Up Gilgamesh Minion — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Wind-Up Odin — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Goblin Cap — One Achievement Certificate
  • Wind-up Goblin Minion — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Wind-up Nanamo Minion — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Fat Chocobo Head — One Achievement Certificates
  • Wind-Up Firion Minion — Two Achievement Certificates
  • Wild Rose Barding — Three Achievement Certificates
  • Enquire Within Furniture — Three Achievement Certificates

In total, you’ll need about 44 Achievement Certificates to get all of these items. Although it can be a bit of a grind, you’ll most likely be able to farm for all of them within the same time (1 Year) that you’ll get the final Veteran Reward.

That's all you need to know about the current Veteran Rewards in FFXIV. Check out our other FFXIV tips and guide articles.

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How to Get the False Monarchy Set in FFXIV Tue, 17 Jan 2023 16:12:58 -0500 John Carlo Vijuan

The False Monarchy Set is a high-tier reward for PVP players in Final Fantasy XIV. This reward is part of the PVP revamp, in which every patch offers different loot for PVP enthusiasts. How hard do you grind to get the prestigious False Monarchy set in Final Fantasy XIV?

How to obtain the False Monarchy attire in Final Fantasy XIV?

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The False Monarchy Set looks something like a Judge in Final Fantasy XII would wear, albeit with a lighter color than theirs. To attain the False Monarchy Set, you must achieve level 25 in Series 3. Compared to other games, this is like the PVP battle pass in Final Fantasy XIV, so you just have to heavily grind PVP as this reward goes away once the next patch hits.

How to get started in PVP in FFXIV?

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You can’t just create a character in Final Fantasy and expect to have access at such an early point. Here are a few prerequisites to unlocking PVP in FFXIV:

  1. Job Level 30 or higher
  2. Complete the questline: A Pup no Longer (Maelstrom, Twin Adder, Immortal Flames)
  3. Complete the questline to unlock further PVP quests: Like Civilized Men and Women (Maelstrom, Twin Adder, Immortal Flames)

Once you have fulfilled these requirements, you’ll be able to enter PVP. Regardless of your level, your stats will be changed into presets depending on your class. You will also have limited skills and abilities throughout PVP, so in-game knowledge is a must to take the reigns in this highly competitive mode. If you found this guide helpful, check out our other FFXIV guides here on GameSkinny.

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