Along with some notable Job changes, Patch 6.11 for Final Fantasy XIV introduces us to a new Ultimate raid — Dragonsong’s Reprise. This a remix of the major battles we faced during the Heavensward days, but with significantly increased difficulty and complexity. Bear in mind that Ultimate-level duties are intended for the hardcore FFXIV players. These are very challenging and designed to be punishing gauntlets of Savage-style fights with brand-new phases.
For the uninitiated, an Ultimate pits an eight-player party against several Savage-like bosses in succession with no breaks. A party wipe will start you back at the very beginning and it must be cleared in 120 minutes (two hours). These things take a lot of commitment and skill. For more context on these fights, be sure to read our breakdown of how dragons and their lore in FFXIV serve to create a much deeper story.
How to Unlock Dragonsong Ultimate
The conditions to access Ultimates are indicative of their difficulty. To unlock Dragonsong’s Reprise (Ultimate), you must have cleared Asphodelos: The Fourth Circle (Savage), which is from the latest eight-player raid series, Pandaemonium. If you have done that, speak to Wandering Minstrel in Old Sharlayan at his usual spot (X: 12.7, Y: 14.2). Of course, you can only enter the Ultimate with a level 90 Job. While the patch notes do not state a minimum average item level requirement, we can assume you need to be at average ilvl 580 or higher to enter.
Players who would even consider taking on an Ultimate probably already know the deal and how to get it started. Chances are they’ve been clearing P4S on the regular, too. But if this your first time trying an Ultimate and you dare try taking on these new versions of Heavensward foes, I hope you’re ready. You can party up for the Ultimate through the Raid Finder, but we’d suggest trying this with friends or people you can communicate with — and if possible, establishing a “static” that can commit to progressing through the duty’s various phases.
Dragonsong Ultimate Rewards (Ultimate Weapons of the Heavens)
If you clear Dragonsong Ultimate, you’re rewarded with one (1) Dragonsong Token, which you can only earn once per week. You can then turn in Dragonsong Tokens to Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han (X: 10.6, Y: 10.0) in exchange for Ultimate Weapons of the Heavens. These are all item level 605 weapons, and there is one for each Job. Below is a list of all the weapons you can earn by clearing Dragonsong Ultimate.
|Ultimate Sword of the Heavens||90||605||GLD/PLD|
|Ultimate Axe of the Heavens||90||605||MRD/WAR|
|Ultimate Claymore of the Heavens||90||605||DRK|
|Ultimate Gunblade of the Heavens||90||605||GNB|
|Ultimate Knuckles of the Heavens||90||605||PGL/MNK|
|Ultimate Halberd of the Heavens||90||605||LNC/DRG|
|Ultimate Katana of the Heavens||90||605||SAM|
|Ultimate Sickle of the Heavens||90||605||RPR|
|Ultimate Daggers of the Heavens||90||605||ROG/NIN|
|Ultimate Bow of the Heavens||90||605||ARC/BRD|
|Ultimate War Quotis of the Heavens||90||605||DNC|
|Ultimate Staff of the Heavens||90||605||THM/BLM|
|Ultimate Grimoire of the Heavens||90||605||ACH/SMN|
|Ultimate Rapier of the Heavens||90||605||RDM|
|Ultimate Cane of the Heavens||90||605||CNJ/WHM|
|Ultimate Codex of the Heavens||90||605||SCH|
|Ultimate Milpreves of the Heavens||90||605||SGE|
|Ultimate Shield of the Heavens||90||605||GLD/PLD|