FFXIV Extreme Trials

Final Fantasy XIV Extreme Trials Unlock and Mount Drops Guide

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You are going to spend a lot of time-fighting the bosses of Final Fantasy XIV. These bosses are contained in duties called Trials which will be unlocked as you progress through the Final Fantasy XIV story. These trials all have extreme modes that drop special loot, and it’s no secret that the mount drops from these Trials are some of the best in the game.  The guide below is here to walk you through how to unlock all Final Fantasy XIV Extreme Trials and what mounts they drop.

How to Unlock A Realm Reborn's Extreme Trials Fights

A Realm Reborn’s extreme trials are generally pretty easy to unlock once you’ve reached level 50. The first three bosses contain two unlockable mounts, while the others only contain one mount at the most:

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Trial Name Unlock Quest Quest Giver Location Mount Drop
The Howling Eye Gale-force Warning Vorsaile Heuloix in New Gridania
  • Xanthos
  • Nightmare
The Bowl of Embers Ifrit Ain't Broke Urianger at The Waking Sands
  • Aithon
  • Nightmare
The Naval Quake Me Up Before You O'Ghomoro Urianger at The Waking Sands
  • Gullfaxi
  • Nightmare
Thornmarch The King Lives Urianger at The Waking Sands
  • None
The Striking Tree Judgment Bolts and Lightning Scarlet in New Gridania
  • Markab
Akh Afah Amphitheatre Drop Dead Shiva Urianger at The Waking Sands
  • Boreas
The Minstrel's Ballad: Ultima's Bane The Ultimate Ballad Alys in Mor Dhona
  • None

How to Unlock Heavensward Extreme Trials Fights

Heavenward's extreme trials can be unlocked at level 60, and from this expansion on out, trials only drop a single mount at most. Both NPCs that give the extreme trial quests are located in Mor Dhona:

Trial Name Unlock Quest Quest Giver Location Mount Drop
The Limitless Blue The Diabolical Bismarck Unukalhai At The Rising Stones White Lanner
Thok Ast Thok Thok Around the Clock Unukalhai At The Rising Stones Rose Lanner
The Minstrel's Ballad: Thordan's Reign Thordan's Reign Alys in Mor Dhona Round Lanner
The Minstrel's Ballad: Nidhogg's Rage Nidhogg's Rage Alys in Mor Dhona Dark Lanner Whistle
Containment Bay S1T7 A Fiendish Likeness Unukalhai At The Rising Stones Warring Lanner
Containment Bay P1T6 A Deific Simulacrum Unukalhai At The Rising Stones Sophic Lanner
Containment Bay Z1T9 A Demonic Duplicate Unukalhai At The Rising Stones Demonic Lanner

How to Unlock Stormblood Extreme Trials Fights

Stormblood’s extreme trials will become available when you hit level 70, and for the most part, they are all unlocked by doing the same quest:

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Trial Name Unlock Quest Quest Giver Location Mount Drop
Emanation Songs in the Key of Kugane Wandering Minstrel in Kugane Blissful Kamuy
The Pool of Tribute Songs in the Key of Kugane Wandering Minstrel in Kugane Legendary Kamuy
The Minstrel's Ballad: Shinryu's Domain Songs in the Key of Kugane Wandering Minstrel in Kugane Reveling Kamuy
The Jade Stoa Songs in the Key of Kugane Wandering Minstrel in Kugane Auspicious Kamuy
The Minstrel's Ballad: Tsukuyomi's Pain Songs in the Key of Kugane Wandering Minstrel in Kugane Lunar Kamuy
Hell’s Kier Songs in the Key of Kugane Wandering Minstrel in Kugane Euphonious Kamuy
The Wreath of Snakes Songs in the Key of Kugane Wandering Minstrel in Kugane Hallowed Kamuy
The Great Hunt The Newer King on the Block Hearty Hunter in Kugane Rathalos Whistle
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How to Unlock Shadowbringers Extreme Trials Fights

Shadowbringer mixes things up a bit more by sending you to three different quest givers. These quests can all be unlocked when you hit level 80:

Trial Name Unlock Quest Quest Giver Location Mount Drop
The Dancing Plague Minstrel from Another Mother Minstreling Wanderer At the Crystarium Fae Gwiber
The Crown of the Immaculate Minstrel from Another Mother Minstreling Wanderer At the Crystarium Innocent Gwiber
The Minstrel's Ballad: Hades's Elegy Minstrel from Another Mother Minstreling Wanderer At the Crystarium Shadow  Gwiber
The Seat of Sacrifice Minstrel from Another Mother Minstreling Wanderer At the Crystarium Gwiber of Light
Cinder Drift Warmachina Fanatic Warmachina Fanatic At the Lochs Ruby Gwiber
Castrum Marinum Warmachina Fanatic Warmachina Fanatic At the Lochs Emerald Gwiber
The Cloud Deck Warmachina Fanatic Warmachina Fanatic At the Lochs Diamond Gwiber
Memoria Misera Wandering Dramaturge Wandering Dramaturge At The Prima Vista Tiring Room None

Extreme Trials Mount Drop Tips - Final Fantasy XIV

The thing about rare drops is they don’t happen often. When you are playing in a trial, there are usually seven other people in your party. The boss will only drop one whistle, so it can be pretty hard to get ahold of these mounts. Keep in mind that there is a good chance that most of your party is trying to take that whistle, so not only are you at the mercy of RNG, but you are fighting up to seven other players for a rare drop as well.

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One of the best ways to ensure you get them is by fighting them in a small, but powerful undersized party with friends, to ensure that all of you get the mounts. This usually doesn’t take a crazy amount of time and the whistles will tend to drop within a few Trial runs.

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