How to Unlock the Myths of the Realm: Aglaia Raid in FFXIV 6.1

The 24-player alliance raid made available with Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.1 pits us against the gods of the realm. Here's how to get to them.

One of the biggest pieces of new content packed into Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.1 is the first leg of the Myths of the Realm 24-player alliance raid. This portion of the raid series is titled Aglaia, and it’s our first look at how the Myths of the Realm raids explore the mythos behind the twelve gods of FFXIV (commonly referred to as The Twelve). If you’ve finished Endwalker and are eager to jump into this wild raid, there are some things you’ll need to do in order to access it. Here’s how to unlock Myths of the Realm: Aglaia in FFXIV Patch 6.1.

First thing’s first, you should be aware that you are required to finish a certain quest in 6.1 MSQ. You need to progress through a portion of the new 6.1 quests in MSQ — it’s just a bit past the new MSQ dungeon. (If you need help running it, we have a guide for the FFXIV 6.1 MSQ dungeon.) While you won’t be able to immediately jump into the Aglaia alliance raid without doing MSQ, it’s for good story reasons. And the game will tell you exactly when the Aglaia raid quest becomes available.

Once you’ve made the necessary progress, you can find the Myths of the Realm: Aglaia starting quest in Old Sharlayan and given by an NPC named Fresh-faced Student (located at X: 9.1, Y: 11.5). This quest is called “A Mission in Mor Dhona.” It’s a fitting name because it takes us back to Silvertear Lake to link up with some old friends, like Rammbroes, near the Crystal Tower. It’s a familiar place, especially since the Aglaia raid story also involves G’raha Tia, who was our precious catboy all those years ago during A Realm Reborn‘s Crystal Tower alliance raid series. After a few cutscenes and story reveals, the Myths of the Realm: Aglaia alliance raid will be made available.

Ahh yes, just like old times.

To participate in the Aglaia raid, not only do you need complete the quest “A Mission in Mor Dhona” and progress partially through Patch 6.1 MSQ, but you must have an average item level of 565 or higher. If you need to gear up to reach this average ilvl, be sure to use our FFXIV endgame gear guide. In short, the easiest way to get up to average ilvl 565 is by either earning Tomestones of Aphorism and Astronomy for Moonward (ilvl 570) and Radiant’s (ilvl 580) gear pieces or buying Classical (ilvl 580) gear pieces from the market board.

Like any other alliance raid, it consists of three parties (or alliances, in this case) consisting of one tank, two healers, and five DPS players. Once you’ve unlocked the Aglaia raid, you can form parties through matchmaking in the Duty Finder or by using Party Finder if you want to join a specific group to run it with.

We have a summary of everything we know so far about what’s going on in Myths of the Realm based on the FFXIV 6.1. trailer and previous Live Letter. We’ve cleared the raid ourselves and have a full Myths of the Realm: Aglaia raid guide! Like most alliance raids, it has some tricky mechanics that can be hard to parse during the first few runs. If you plan on going into it without guides: Good luck.

In the meantime, be sure to catch up on all the FFXIV Patch 6.1 Job changes — there are a lot of tweaks depending on which Job you play. It’d be wise to adjust to the changes before jumping into a new alliance raid. For all the other new content, check out our FFXIV Patch 6.1 summary and breakdown.