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FFXIV Ishgard Restoration Guide: Diadem, Scrips, Fetes Explained

Some of the very best crafting and gathering content in Final Fantasy XIV is also the most daunting. The Ishgard Restoration project completed with the launch of Endwalker, but the hard work forges ahead nonetheless. Players can still enjoy one of the best ways of leveling the crafting and gathering…

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Watch the FFXIV World Race of Abyssos Savage for the World-First Clear [UPDATED]

UPDATE (8/31/2022): The FFXIV world race stream by MogTalk ended at about the 24-hour mark with no team having cleared the entirety of Abyssos Savage. Several teams made it to the final stretch; phase two of P8S, but it was by far the most difficult part of the raid tier. At…

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Storm’s Crown Extreme Guide (Barbariccia EX Trial, FFXIV Patch 6.2)

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 brings Barbariccia back for another showdown in the Storm’s Crown Extreme, and this one makes the normal version look like a breeze. The Archfiend’s EX Trial is easily Endwalker’s toughest yet, but weathering the storm pays off handsomely. If you’re down for the challenge, Barbariccia…

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FFXIV Maintenance Timer and Schedule (Patch 6.2 Hotfix) [UPDATED]

UPDATE (8/29/2022): The hotfixes from the recent FFXIV maintenance were detailed on The Lodestone. The original article, published on August 28, 2022, can be found below. The hotfixes are as follows: In the instanced battle for the quest, “Where Everything Begins,” Paladins were able to use their action Cover to…

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FFXIV Celebrates Its Birthday with New Side Stories to Sob Over

Final Fantasy XIV expands its massive lore library with another chapter in the saga, Tales from the Dawn. The latest FFXIV side story series was announced in celebration of the MMO’s ninth anniversary, and for anyone still in a puddle of tears over Endwalker, this first chapter aims where it…

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The FFXIV lore library grows as Tales from the Dawn explores The Watcher and Venat's history.

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How to Get FFXIV 6.2 Tomestones of Causality and Lunar Envoy Gear Fast

Patch 6.2 has been a boon for Final Fantasy XIV players. While some may be working on clearing the Abyssos raids, others are hopping on the new story quests. Or they can be running the new Extreme trial or chilling out by playing through Island Sanctuary. But players who are more…

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FFXIV Island Sanctuary Guide and Tips: Everything You Need to Know

The much-anticipated Island Sanctuary content for Final Fantasy XIV is finally here thanks to Patch 6.2. This new type of content breaks off from the main game and offers a chill vibe with your very own instanced island. Crafting items, gathering materials, building a base of operations, and taking care…

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FFXIV Island Cotton Boll Guide: How to Find Island Sanctuary Cotton Plants

The humble Island Cotton Boll is yet another Island Sanctuary crafting material added to FFXIV in Patch 6.2. It’s mostly used to craft intermediate level Handicrafts. Which is really what you’re after on the island in the first place! These are the automatically produced materials that generate Cowries: the special…

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FFXIV Island Hemp Guide: How to Find Agave Plants on Your Island Sanctuary

In FFXIV, Island Hemp is a vital Island Sanctuary resource needed for a number of things after Patch 6.2. You can use it for several Handicrafts, for one, which will net you Cowries to purchase valuable items like Materia and dye. However, the real drain on Island Hemp at the start…

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FFXIV Island Rock Salt Guide: Where to Find Salt on Your Island Sanctuary

Island Rock Salt in FFXIV is a fairly rare and definitely useful crafting material. It’s located on every player’s Island Sanctuary after Patch 6.2 during Endwalker. Salt can be used for several different things, but mostly you want it for Handicrafts to boost your production of Cowries. The problem? Final…

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Abyssos: The Eighth Circle Raid Guide (Pandaemonium) – FFXIV Patch 6.2

Another round of circles comes to an end in Final Fantasy XIV with Abyssos: The Eighth Circle. At the end of all things, Themis and Lahabrea join the Warrior of Light in facing Hephaistos for the last battle of this raid tier. This twisted shade of Lahabrea seeks to bring…

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FFXIV Island Copper Guide: Where to Gather Copper on Your Island Sanctuary

In FFXIV, Island Copper is a slightly rare (but very useful) crafting material found on every player’s Island Sanctuary after Patch 6.2. You need it for a few different things. Mostly notably early Handicrafts of the metalworking variety and the first upgrade for your Cozy Cabin. Though Final Fantasy XIV doesn’t…

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FFXIV Tier List for Ranged DPS Jobs (August 2022, Patch 6.2)

Every DPS Job in Final Fantasy XIV has its perks. Melee DPS places you in front of the danger to throw sequences of strong attacks. Magic DPS lays down big damage from afar while managing cast timers. On the other hand, there are the Physical Ranged DPS Jobs that may…

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Abyssos: The Seventh Circle Raid Guide (Pandaemonium) – FFXIV Patch 6.2

You never know what you’re going to run into in Final Fantasy XIV. With the Fifth and Sixth Circles of Pandaemonium: Abyssos down, it’s time to head to the Seventh. Another Hemitheos stands in your way, the horrific fusing of a woman and a demon tree. This is Agdistis, a…

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Abyssos: The Sixth Circle Raid Guide (Pandaemonium) – FFXIV Patch 6.2

You’ve already tackled the Fifth Circle of Abyssos in Final Fantasy XIV. The doors to this wing have opened and Proto-Carbuncle was the first odd creature caged once again. The Warrior of Light and their companions delve deeper into the mire, running into another hybrid humanoid like Hesperos.  Each encounter…

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The Fell Court of Troia Dungeon Guide – FFXIV Patch 6.2 MSQ

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 starts off with a bang by hitting you with some wild story developments then shipping you off to the new dungeon shortly after. Upon entering the Void, you’ll be in The Fell Court of Troia. While it follows the familiar FFXIV dungeon formula, the boss…

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Abyssos: The Fifth Circle Raid Guide (Pandaemonium) – FFXIV Patch 6.2

It’s time to return to the halls of Pandaemonium in Final Fantasy XIV with Abyssos: The Fifth Circle. You’ve braved Asphodelos, the first floor of this menagerie of misbegotten creations, and now it’s time for your second foray into these twisted halls. Erichthonios and Themis accompany the Warrior of Light,…

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Storm’s Crown Guide (Barbariccia Trial) – FFXIV Patch 6.2

Nothing is easy for a Warrior of Light in Final Fantasy XIV. Not only do you have to survive the darkness of the Thirteenth, but there are apparently four Archfiends after you. While you faced Scarmiglione earlier in Patch 6.2 MSQ, this fight puts you up against his windy counterpart,…

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FFXIV Island Vine Guide: Where to Find Vines on Your Island Sanctuary

You need Island Vine in FFXIV. A lot of Island Vine. It’s an important early crafting material found early on during your Island Sanctuary tutorial in Patch 6.2. Besides needing it to build a Makeshift Net (which captures animals) you also want a bunch for certain Handicrafts. Like the Isleworks…

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FFXIV Island Stone Guide: Where to Gather Stone on Your Island Sanctuary

In FFXIV, Island Stone is one of the most important early crafting materials you can find during your Island Sanctuary excursion in Patch 6.2. You need it lots of different things. However, the most important objects at the beginning are several tools that open up more options and allow you…

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There’s a New Aethernet Shard in Radz-at-Han to Attune in FFXIV Patch 6.2

Nestled in the ungodly number FFXIV patch notes for version 6.2 is an easy to miss notice about an Aethernet Shard. A new Aethernet Shard, as it turns out. You don’t see those pop up very often in old cities. They’re usually reserved for entirely new in-game hubs released in…

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How to Return to Your Island Sanctuary in FFXIV

If you need to return to your Island Sanctuary in FFXIV, the solution is pretty obvious… If you paid attention. Naturally, we all get forgetful sometimes, too. So we’ve put together this quick guide on returning to your Island Sanctuary if you leave early during the tutorial process or just…

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All FFXIV 6.2 Job Changes: Big Machinist and Gunbreaker Tweaks, and More

With Patch 6.2 for Final Fantasy XIV finally here, we have a clear picture of how its changing from a gameplay perspective. Here, we’re going to breakdown all the FFXIV 6.2 Job changes based on the full patch notes published on The Lodestone. Broadly speaking, there are only a few…

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