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Patch 5.15 Notes

Patch 5.15 is now live, introducing a new Frontline campaign, Onsal Hakair (Danshig Naadam), and updates to blue mage.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 5.15

Patch 5.15 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 job quests have been added.

Blue Mage

Into the Blue Again

Blue Mage level 50
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.5 Y:13.0)
Martyn
Players must first complete the main scenario quest "Litany of Peace," and the job quest "Turning Over a Blue Leaf."

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Blue Mage level 53
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.5 Y:13.0)
Martyn
Players must first complete the job quest "Into the Blue Again," and have learned the blue mage spell "???"

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Blue Mage level 55
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.5 Y:13.0)
Martyn
Players must first complete the quest "Something Borrowed, Something Blue," and have learned the blue mage spell "???"

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Blue Mage level 58
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.5 Y:13.0)
Martyn
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Blue Mage level 60
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.5 Y:13.0)
Martyn
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Blue Mage level 60
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.5 Y:13.0)
Martyn
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Housing

* The timer for auto-demolition on the Japanese data center will resume with the release of patch 5.15. Further details can be found on the Lodestone.

New furnishings have been added.

New orchestrion rolls have been added.

Miscellaneous

A new emote has been added.

Battle System

The level cap for blue mage has been increased to 60.

New blue magic spells have been added.

The effects of certain blue magic spells have been adjusted.

Action Name Change
Mighty Guard Enmity generation has been increased.

New stages have been added to the Masked Carnivale.

These stages will become available as you complete certain blue mage job quests.
* Information relating to the masked carnival stages has been corrected.
Updated Thursday, 12 December at 9:30 (GMT)

The blue mage log has been added.

The blue mage log allows you to form parties with other blue mages and participate in specific duties.

Prove your prowess in the blue magic arts by completing various trials and dungeons to reap rich rewards.

Requirements

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Blue Mage level 60
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.5 Y:13.0)
Martyn
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The Blue Mage Log tab will be added to the Blue Magic Spellbook interface upon completing the requisite quest.

Using the Blue Mage Log

With the requisite number of party members playing as blue mage, register for a duty with Undersized Party disabled. Upon entering the instance, a message will display confirming you meet the requirements of the blue mage log.

Completing Log Entries

Opening the Blue Mage Log tab of the spellbook will display a list of available duties separated into three categories: dungeons, trials, and raids.

Upon clearing these duties while meeting all duty requirements, they will be marked as complete.

Completion of blue mage log entries will reward players with Allied Seals and gil, with greater rewards granted when completing duties for the first time.

Weekly Targets

Every week, certain blue mage log entries will be marked with a silver or gold star, designating them as weekly targets.
* The additional rewards for a weekly target can only be earned once per week.
* Weekly targets will reset every Tuesday at 8:00 (GMT).

Prime Targets

In addition to the standard weekly target, marked with a silver star in the list of duties, there is also a prime target, marked with a gold star.

While the prime target offers increased rewards, the difficulty is significantly higher. The duties selected as prime targets are not otherwise accessible via the blue mage log.

Frontline

Onsal Hakair (Danshig Naadam) has been added to Frontline.

Frontline is a PvP challenge which engages three teams of adventurers, each team representing one of the three Grand Companies. Teams consist of up to 24 players in an alliance, allowing for a grand total of 72 players in a single battle.

Success on the frontline will depend heavily not only on individual skill, but on your ability to work as a team.

Rules

The rules of engagement and victory requirements are generally the same as those in Seal Rock (Seize).

Review the rules for Seal Rock (Seize).

Overview

Battling to Claim Ovoos

Across the field of battle, there are sacred sites known as ovoos. By laying claim to these locations, players can increase their team's tactical rating over time.

The first team to reach the required tactical rating will be declared the winner, and the remaining teams will be ranked according to their respective ratings.

Ovoo States

In the course of battle, an ovoo will assume one of four states, in the following order:

  • Inactive
    While inactive, an ovoo cannot be claimed. All ovoos are inactive at the onset of battle, but as time passes, they will randomly begin activating.
  • Activating
    When an ovoo begins activating, a symbol will appear above it indicating the time remaining before it becomes active. The symbol will gradually take shape until it becomes complete, rendering the ovoo active.
  • Active
    When an ovoo is active, players can claim it for their team. If you are attacked in the midst of laying claim, the process will be interrupted.
  • Claimed
    When claimed, an ovoo gradually increases a team's tactical rating. A claimed ovoo cannot be seized by the opposition; however, after a certain amount of time has elapsed, it will revert to being inactive again.

Ovoo Rank

When an ovoo begins activating, it will randomly be assigned a rank: B, A, or S. While higher-ranked ovoos are rarer, they increase a team's tactical rating at a faster rate. The closer it is to the center of the battlefield, the greater the likelihood that an ovoo's rank will be high.

  • Rank B
  • Rank A
  • Rank S

Changes During Battle

As the battle progresses, the number of ovoos that can be simultaneously active will decrease. At the same time, the likelihood that they will activate at a higher rank will increase.

Engaging Opposing Teams

By defeating players from opposing teams, players can increase their tactical rating while at the same time decreasing that of the opposing teams.

The duties available in Daily Challenge: Frontline have been changed.

Before After
The Borderland Ruins (Secure)
Seal Rock (Seize)
The Fields of Glory (Shatter)
Onsal Hakair (Danshig Naadam)

Items

New items have been added.

View the new items.

New recipes have been added.

View the new recipes.

The appearance of certain equipment obtained from the alliance raid the Copied Factory has been adjusted.

* Due to this adjustment, certain portions of the equipment will appear transparent.
* These portions of the equipment will not appear transparent under certain conditions.

The following crafter actions can now be used even when their effects are already active.

The number of remaining steps will be overwritten upon use.

All Classes

  • Ingenuity
  • Innovation
  • Waste Not
  • Waste Not II
  • Final Appraisal

New mounts have been added.

A new minion has been added.

System

New achievements and titles have been added.

New blue mage achievements for completing certain high-end duties have been added.

These new achievements can be confirmed in the Achievements window under the Battle category. They can be earned by completing their associated duties while meeting the following requirements:

  • All party members must be playing as blue mage.
  • Your party must have the requisite number of players for the duty.
  • The Undersized Party option must be disabled.
  • The Silence Echo option must be enabled.

Band together with your fellow adventurers to prove your mettle and mastery of blue magic.

The renewal period for mentor certification has ended.

Players who have not renewed their certification will no longer be mentors. However, they may be recertified provided they meet the new certification requirements.

The display of the version number at the bottom of the launcher has been adjusted.

Resolved Issues

  • The following issues have been addressed.
    • An issue wherein the item level of Hydatos replica weapons was incorrect.
    • An issue when using the market board wherein the Remove from Favorites command failed to remove the selected item from the Favorites list.
    • An issue in the trial Thornmarch (Hard) wherein the duty could not be completed under certain circumstances.
    • An issue wherein the graphics of equipment obtained from the alliance raid the Copied Factory did not display correctly.
      * As a result of addressing this issue, certain equipment for the hands that appear as bracelets will now display. However, certain equipment that appears as rings will no longer display.
    • An issue in Rival Wings wherein a scholar's seraphim was able to cast Seraphic Veil on players who were mounting machina.
    • An issue wherein bonuses were incorrectly applied to experience points gained from defeating bosses in instanced dungeons.
    • An issue wherein the information displayed in the recipe tree for certain recipes was incorrect.
    • An issue wherein the help text for the ninja PvP actions Hyosho Ranryu and Goka Mekkyaku was incorrect.
      * The effects of these actions were not changed.
    • An issue wherein executing the red mage PvP action Displacement would also trigger the cooldown of Corps-a-corps.

Other various issues have also been addressed.

Known Issues

  • An issue wherein the item description of the outdoor furnishing vegetable garden is incorrect.
  • An issue when viewing the blue magic spellbook wherein using certain combinations of filter options then switching to the blue magic log will cause entries in the blue magic spellbook to not display.
  • An issue when viewing the blue magic spellbook wherein the cursor position does not display correctly.
  • An issue wherein the status effects granted by certain blue magic spells persist even after logging out of the game.

New Items

Item Category
Incendiario
Blue Mage's Arm
Item Level: 270 / Equipment Level: 60
Mask of Azuro
Head
Item Level: 270 / Equipment Level: 60
Whalaqee Earrings
Earrings
Item Level: 270 / Equipment Level: 60
Whalaqee Choker
Necklace
Item Level: 270 / Equipment Level: 60
Whalaqee Bracelet
Bracelets
Item Level: 270 / Equipment Level: 60
Whalaqee Ring
Ring
Item Level: 270 / Equipment Level: 60
Ballroom Etiquette - Feigning Fatigue
Miscellany
An illustrated manual of how to avoid the unwanted attention of would-be suitors, overbearing great-aunts, and other such dullards by pretending to have been overcome by a sudden bout of giddiness. Use to learn the /headache emote.
Cute Justice
Minion
Rocket Punch parts may present a choking hazard. Not for children under the age of two.

Use item to acquire the Cute Justice minion.
Morbol Horn
Other
This horn of bone emits a deep tone (and a retch-inducing odor) that will bring your morbol undulating to your side.
Construct VII Core
Other
Rumors that this core and the mechanical golem it activates are heavily based on an Ivalician design are entirely unfounded. Well, almost.
Whalaqee Revenge Blast Totem
Other
An intricately carved wooden totem imbued with the secrets of a vengeful technique.

※Only for use by blue mages.
Whalaqee Angel Whisper Totem
Other
An intricately carved wooden totem imbued with the secrets of a resurrective technique.

※Only for use by blue mages.
Nail of the Heavens Orchestrion Roll
Orchestrion Roll
Music roll for Nail of the Heavens. Use to add to your orchestrion list.
Imperium Orchestrion Roll
Orchestrion Roll
Music roll for Imperium. Use to add to your orchestrion list.
A Fierce Air Forceth Orchestrion Roll
Orchestrion Roll
Music roll for A Fierce Air Forceth. Use to add to your orchestrion list.
A Fine Air Forbiddeth Orchestrion Roll
Orchestrion Roll
Music roll for A Fine Air Forbiddeth. Use to add to your orchestrion list.
Vegetable Garden
Outdoor Furnishing
An enormous patch of soil for growing vegetables, complete with a selection of verdant crops.

※Up to ten flower plots may be placed in a single garden, regardless of type.
Cedar Tree
Outdoor Furnishing
A towering cedar tree that retains its vibrant green throughout the year.
Wooden Deck
Outdoor Furnishing
A large, rectangular section of wooden decking, complete with low fences, flower baskets, and a table laid with tea for two.
Greatwood Planter
Furnishing
Botanists would no doubt be fascinated and confused in equal measure by this inexplicably effervescent potted plant.
Vanity Mirror
Tabletop
This gold-framed mirror reflects your true self. Your true self apparently glows in a rather unsettling fashion.
Empty Boxes
Tabletop
Though they take up rather a lot of floor space, this pile of boxes gives the impression that you have a host of admirers willing to shower you with gifts─which is surely more than worth the increased difficulty of walking through your home.

New Recipes

Carpenter
Goldsmith
Alchemist

Carpenter

Item Material / Crystal
Wooden Deck Lignum Vitae Lumber x10
White Oak Lumber x4
Titanbronze Ingot x2
Royal Dowager Tea Set
Wind Crystal x28
Ice Crystal x28

Goldsmith

Item Material / Crystal
Vanity Mirror Clear Glass Lens x2
Manasilver Nugget x2
Titanbronze Nugget x2
Wind Crystal x7
Fire Crystal x7

Alchemist

Item Material / Crystal
Vegetable Garden Paprika x3
Coerthan Carrot x3
Daikon Radish x3
Growth Formula Kappa x3
Potting Soil x5
Water Crystal x28
Lightning Crystal x28
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