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Patch 5.25 Notes

Patch 5.25 brings a multitude of additions and refinements to the realm, including the introduction of a new quest series offering upgradeable equipment, Save the Queen, as well as Skysteel crafter and gatherer tools.

* Updated 13/4/2020 6:00 (GMT)

FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 5.25

Patch 5.25 contains content that can only be accessed by registering the expansion packs for FINAL FANTASY XIV to your service account. To distinguish between adjustments that are and are not affected by the registration of these expansions, the following notations will be used throughout the patch notes:

These additions and adjustments only require the purchase of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward.
These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood.
These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers.
These additions and adjustments contain elements that may require the purchase and registration of the expansion packs noted above.

Playable Content

Quests

New side story quests have been added.

Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr

Hail to the Queen

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Kugane (X:12.2 Y:12.3)
Keiten
Players must first complete the main scenario quest "Shadowbringers" and the sidequest "The City of Lost Angels."

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Disciple of War or Magic level 80
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Players must first complete the quest "Hail to the Queen."

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Disciple of War or Magic level 80
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Players must first complete the quest "???"

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Disciple of War or Magic level 80
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Players must first complete the quest "???"

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Disciple of War or Magic level 80
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Players must first complete the quest "???"

Skysteel Tool Quests

Mislaid Plans

Disciple of the Hand or Land level 80
Foundation (X:14.2 Y:12.5)
Skysteel Engineer
Players must first complete the quest "Towards the Firmament."

Work It Harder, Make It Better

Disciple of the Hand or Land level 80
Foundation (X:7.9 Y:10.6)
Neillemard
Players must first complete the quest "Mislaid Plans."

Grand and Free Companies

The graphic text that appears when your free company increases in rank will no longer appear during cutscenes.

Housing

Furnishings from the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest have been added.

Learn more about the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest 2019.

New furnishings have been added.

The Manderville Gold Saucer

New cards have been added to Triple Triad.

Battle System

The resistance weapons quest line has been added.

As players advance through the resistance weapons quests, they will be able to obtain job-specific weapons which can be enhanced as they progress.

Requirements

Hail to the Queen

Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Kugane (X:12.2 Y:12.3)
Keiten
Players must first complete the main scenario quest "Shadowbringers" and the sidequest "The City of Lost Angels."

Resistance Weapon Quest Battle

To complete this quest, players must also undertake a lengthy instanced duty. In the event you are defeated by one of its bosses, your progression in the duty will be saved, allowing you to challenge them again immediately rather than start from the beginning.
* Pleased be advised that progression will be lost should you log out or undertake a different duty.

Obtaining Resistance Weapons

Upon completing these quests, players will receive one resistance weapon based on the job with which they progressed through the quest.

A separate, repeatable quest is available for those who wish to earn weapons for additional jobs.

Class/Job-specific Quests

Certain resistance weapon quests employ a system which will require players to proceed using the same class or job with which they accepted the quest. 

Future Resistance Weapon Quests

Resistance weapons can be enhanced further by completing the story quests that will be added in future patches. Please note that enhancing these weapons may require players to invest a significant amount of time. 

A new trial has been added.

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This duty is only available via the Raid Finder.
* Item level restrictions and role requirements do not apply when registering as a full party.

Level Requirement Disciple of War or Magic level 80
Item Level Requirement Average item level 470 or above
Party Size Eight players
Time Limit 60 minutes

Requirements

With a level 80 Disciple of War or Magic who has completed the sidequest ???, speak with ??? at ??? to unlock this duty.

Item Exchange

The idol received upon completing this trial can be exchanged for rewards by speaking with C'intana in Mor Dhona (X:22.7 Y:6.7).

The strength of the Echo granted in Eden's Gate has been increased.

The Echo will take effect upon entering Eden's Gate raids, increasing players' maximum HP, damage dealt, and healing potency by 15%.
* Unlike other instances, the strength of the Echo will not increase in the event all party members are incapacitated.

The Feast

Season Fifteen of the Feast will begin.

When the season has ended, the top combatants for solo rankings will receive special rewards.
* The number of rewards distributed may differ between data centers in the event players have the same ranking.
* Rankings will be available for viewing the day following the start of Season Fifteen and will be updated daily. Should an error occur with calculating results, the day's rankings will not be updated.

Items

New items have been added.

Items added in patch 5.25 will be listed at a later date.

New recipes have been added.

Recipes added in patch 5.25 will be listed at a later date.

The following items can now be discarded:

  • Writ of Beatification
  • Writ of Commendation

Skysteel tools have been added.

By crafting or gathering specified items, players can obtain class-specific tools for Disciples of the Hand and Land which can be enhanced in future updates.

Requirements

Mislaid Plans

Disciple of the Hand or Land level 80
Foundation (X:14.2 Y:12.5)
Skysteel Engineer
Players must first complete the quest "Towards the Firmament."

Obtaining Skysteel Tools

Upon completing the quest "Mislaid Plans," players will receive a Skysteel Prototype Coffer. Using this item transforms it into a tool corresponding to the user's current class.

Subsequent Skysteel prototype coffers can be obtained from Denys in the Brume (X:8.0 Y:10.0).

Enhancing Skysteel Tools

Each Skysteel tool requires a certain number of items to be delivered to Denys in the Brume (x:8.0 Y:10.0) before it can be enhanced. Please note that the items required will vary depending on the tool.

Disciples of the Hand

After completing the quest "Mislaid Plans," new recipes will be added to the Crafting Log which can be used to enhance your Skysteel tools.
* Skysteel tools must be equipped when crafting with these new recipes.

Miner/Botanist

After completing the quest "Mislaid Plans," materials required to upgrade your Skysteel tools can be gathered from specified gathering points.

Fisher

After completing the quest "Mislaid Plans," players will be able to purchase Signature Skyballs, a special lure used to catch fish required to upgrade your Skysteel tool from specified fishing locations.

Future Skysteel Tool Quests

Skysteel tools can be enhanced further by completing the story quests that will be added in future patches. Please note that enhancing these tools may require players to invest a significant amount of time.

New miner and botanist gathering points have been added.

New items have been added to gathering points.

New fish have been added.

System

New achievements and titles have been added.

Additional duties and trials now count toward the completion of achievements.

Achievement Duty
A Tankless Job I (Paladin)
A Tankless Job II (Paladin)
But Somebody's Gotta Do It (Paladin)
A Tankless Job I (Warrior)
A Tankless Job II (Warrior)
But Somebody's Gotta Do It (Warrior)
A Tankless Job I (Dark Knight)
A Tankless Job II (Dark Knight)
But Somebody's Gotta Do It (Dark Knight)
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Tank You, Paladin I
Tank You, Paladin II
Tank You, Paladin III
Tank You, Paladin IV
Tank You, Warrior I
Tank You, Warrior II
Tank You, Warrior III
Tank You, Warrior IV
Tank You, Dark Knight I
Tank You, Dark Knight II
Tank You, Dark Knight III
Tank You, Dark Knight IV
Tank You, Gunbreaker I
Tank You, Gunbreaker II
Tank You, Gunbreaker III
Tank You, Gunbreaker IV
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The Rak'tika Greatwood will no longer be separated into multiple instances.

New music has been added.

* Updated 13/4/2020 6:00 (GMT)

Resolved Issues

  • The following issues have been addressed.
    • An issue wherein an NPC would erroneously appear in the main scenario quest "Echoes of a Fallen Star" under certain conditions.
    • An issue when using the Monk PvE action Arm of the Destroyer wherein players would lose the effect of Opo-opo Form even when missing an enemy.
    • An issue in the dungeons Dohn Mheg and the Grand Cosmos wherein certain items from chests dropped directly into players' inventories.
      * With the release of patch 5.25, all party members must cast lots to obtain these items.
    • An issue in the dungeon Anamnesis Anyder wherein the enemy Anyder diviner did not correctly resist certain status ailments.
    • An issue in the duty Eden's Verse: Furor (Savage) wherein the graphics of enemies did not display properly under certain conditions.
    • An issue in the duties Eden's Verse: Furor and Eden's Verse: Furor (Savage) wherein pets would dismiss themselves immediately after being summoned under certain conditions.
    • An issue in the duties Eden's Verse: Refulgence and Eden's Verse: Refulgence (Savage) wherein certain actions could not be used on party members under certain conditions.
    • An issue in the Diadem instance wherein certain gathering points were inaccessible.
    • An issue wherein help text for the items Rabbit Suit and Dapper Rabbit Suit did not indicate that gear for hands, legs, or feet cannot be used while they are equipped.
    • An issue wherein the graphics of certain gear did not display properly.
    • An issue when speaking with the NPC Ludovraint wherein the window that appears when selecting "View my skyward score." did not display correctly. (PlayStation®4 Only)
    • An issue in the Diadem wherein the explanation of the aetheromatic auger erroneously stated that it can be charged by gathering as a fisher.

Other various issues have also been addressed.

Known Issues

  • An issue with the instanced quest battle added in patch 5.25 in which the enemy list does not display correctly under certain conditions.
  • An issue with the instanced quest battle added in patch 5.25 in which certain enemy and NPC actions are not correctly displayed in the battle log under certain conditions.
  • An issue with the instanced quest battle added in patch 5.25 in which certain enemy effects are not displayed correctly.
  • An issue with the instanced quest battle added in patch 5.25 in which use of the "Scale Window" subcommand results in alteration of the text displayed within the window.
  • An issue in which players in areas added in patch 5.25 will not appear in player search results.
  • An issue wherein shadows in areas added in patch 5.25 do not display correctly under certain conditions.
  • An issue wherein a portion of the Manor Dressing Table does not display correctly.
  • An issue wherein dyes are not applied to the correct portions of the Idealized Estoqueur's Thighboots.
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