To unlock Chocobos and get the "Chocobo Jockey" achievement, you must first reach story Chapter 3. Then, talk to Wiz at the Chocobo post (Duscae map). When arriving in Chapter 3, the "Friends Of A Feather" side quest will automatically be marked there. Accept his "A Behemoth Undertaking" hunting quest and kill the Behemoth (marked as mission target). After killing the Behemoth, return to Wiz and talk to him again. You can now interact with the Rent-A-Bird machines that are found at most outposts and parking spots. It costs 50 Gil per day to rent a Chocobo. You can press RT to whistle for your Chocobo wherever you are. After the rental period has expired, the Chocobo will run back to its outpost and you must rent a new one. You can also rent one for several days at a time.Unlock Regalia Type-F
To unlock the Regalia Type-F (flying car), first complete the story by finishing all 14 chapters and defeating the end-Boss. After completing the story, you can visit a lodging and call Umbra to visit the open world. Infiltrate the Formouth Garrison in Leide. When you go near the Garrison, you will see a new side quest called "Formouth Garrison" appear. You can do this as early as story Chapter 8, but the enemies are Level 50+. It is recommended to do this after the story when you are stronger. After completing the "Formouth Garrison" side quest, you will get a "Strange Engine" item. This will trigger the "Into Unknown Frontiers" side quest. All you have to do is deliver the part to Cindy at the Hammerhead outpost. There are actually three of these strange parts, but two are unmissable story unlocks (Warped Wings from the Garrison in Chapter 5, Unstable Stabilizer from the Garrison in Chapter 6, and Strange Engine from the "Formouth Garrison" side quest). Once you have done all of the above, Cindy will upgrade your Regalia with the Type-F modification, which is a fancy batmobile-styled car that you can fly like a jet. To get the "Regalia Pilot" achievement, put it in manual drive, gain some speed, and press B to take off. The only disadvantage is that you can only land on streets. Landing on terrain will crash your car and result in a game over screen. It is a fun vehicle to drive and makes navigating the world quicker.
There are locked vault doors at the end of some dungeons that lead to secret raids when unlocked. First, complete the story by completing all 14 chapters. After the credits, create a save game. Load the saved game, go to a lodging, and call Umbra to travel back to any of the locations in the game. Then, complete the following four dungeons: Balouve Mines, Crestholm Channels, Daurell Caverns, and Costlemark Tower. Next, go to the Meldacio Hunter HQ outpost in the very north of Cleigne. There is an old lady sitting in a chair. If you have completed the previous steps, she will be marked as a quest giver. Talk to her to get a key for all dungeon vaults. She will also give you several "Menace" quests. Track a Menace quest for it to add a waypoint to the next vault on the map. Behind those doors are deeper levels of the dungeons with higher level enemies and better rewards. These endgame raids are only accessible after completing the story. It is recommended to go to them well prepared, as they have the strongest enemies in the game and take a very long time to complete. If you want the very best equipment in the game, this is where to obtain it. There are eight sealed vaults that lead to raids:
- Keycatrich - Level 55
- Grotto - Level 65
- Fociaugh - Level 65
- Daurell - Level 72
- Balouve - Level 78
- Steyliff - Level 86
- Crestholm - Level 92
- Costlemark - Level 99
At the end of your sprint, just as your character begins to slow down, tap [Sprint] again to instantly refill your stamina and keep sprinting.Easy XP
You can gain access to a number of special buffs and bonuses early in the game that will allow you to maximize the experience you get for killing enemies and completing quests and hunts. Completing these tasks give you experience points, but there is a special method involving your rest, camping, and cooking habits that can be combined to provide huge experience point bonuses. When you stay at an inn, you are given an experience points bonus reward on only the experience you have earned so far. This buff does not carry over into the next day like cooking does. Thus, whenever you start a questline or exploration, start your day with a cooking recipe that buffs experience points. The earliest recipe you can get is the multi-meat sandwich that provides 20% extra experience. Raise Ignis' cooking to Level 2 by cooking at campfires, then gather Gighee Ham, Daggerquill Breast, and Aegir Root. Once you have gathered these ingredients, you will unlock the multi-meat sandwich recipe. The ingredients can be found at the following locations:
Gighee Ham: You can purchase this from the shop at Hammerhead. They cost 30 Gil each.
Daggerquill Breast: You can get this from the bird enemies in the far northern part of the first area.
Aegir Root: This is the rarest of the ingredients needed. You can find some near the Vennaugh Haven campground in the southern area of the map. It is found along the road towards the Quay.
Once you have the recipe, go to any campground and camp. Then, cook the multi-meat sandwich. Continue with quests, killing monsters, side quests, and any other activities that reward you with experience points. At the end of the day or whenever you are ready to rest, go to a town and rest at an inn. You can get 1.2x, 1.5x, 2x, etc. experience point bonuses, but it costs more to stay at an inn -- so find a balance that works well for you.
To get 10,000 to 20,000 experience points during a single fight, when you use Elemancy to craft spells, add items listed as coins, such as rare coins. These give an experience points reward if you hit an enemy with it and then kill it. You do not have to kill them with the actual attack. Stack more coins with more powerful spells to improve the effect.Easy max cooking skill
Purchase Luncheon Meats (100 Gil) from vendors in Lestallum. Buy approximately 60 to 75 meats to cook "Mystery Meat Sushi". Then, cook 60 to 75 "Mystery Meat Sushi" using one Luncheon Meat per cook to max out the cooking skill in approximately 20 minutes and unlock the best recipes in the game.Easy max fishing skill
Purchase the upgraded fishing rod and reel (costs 20,000 Gil) from the Vesperpool Lake fishing shop to make catching larger fish easier. It is also recommended to purchase the "Stinker: Great Maiboro" lure from the same shop, as it works really well at Vesperpool Lake. Equip them and start fishing at Vesperpool Lake, East Bank. This is in the north-western corner of the Cleigne map. Vesperpool Lake is the best fishing spot in the game. The more rare and large fish you catch, the greater skill increase you will get. Take a break at a campsite to increase your rank to make catching easier, then continue catching fish. Keep doing this for approximately 3 to 5 hours (depending on your luck) to max out the fishing skill.Easy max photography skill
The toughest skill to max is photography. First, purchase the "Snapshot" Ascension to take photos during combat. This costs one Tech Bar. Purchase "Tech Strike/Tech Damage/Quick Tech" to recharge your Tech Bar faster. To fully max this skill, you will need to take pictures during all combat encounters, every time Prompto gets a Tech Bar. This will take a long time, but there is a quicker way. Put a rubberband around your Analog-stick and controller to automatically walk around. Leave the game on for hours. Check back once an hour to rest the party or make sure you are still moving around and have not gotten caught on something. Prompto will take pictures approximately every 3 minutes, or 20 pictures per hour. You need approximately 1,200 pictures to max out your photography skill. Easy max survival skill
Survival also takes a long time to max out, but you can also put a rubberband around your Analog-stick and controller to automatically walk around in circles like with the photography skill. You do not need to sprint -- just moving around is enough to get what you need. Leave the game on for hours. Check back once an hour to rest the party or make sure you are still moving around and have not gotten caught on something. Let the team run around for a full day or more to max out the skill, depending on your progress in the story. You will do lots of running as you play -- so this will be unlocked naturally during the story. The game takes approximately 50 hours to complete, and the survival skill requires approximately 25 to 30 hours of running to max out. You can also use the "Infinite sprint" trick to speed things up.All Royal Arm locations
Search the indicated locations to find all 13 Royal Arms and get the "Faithful Heir" achievement. Each Royal Arm has unique attack patterns and stat boosts. They can be used in combat by Noctis. They are more powerful than normal weapons but using them depletes your own health. Even if you do not want to use these weapons, you should equip them for the stat boosts they provide. Additionally, the Royal Arms bypass all enemy resistances and always deal full damage (no enemies are resistant to them). You automatically get the first seven Royal Arms during the main quests. The remaining six Royal Arms are from dungeons and Royal Tombs that you must find on your own. None of them are missable. There is free roam after completing the story that allows you to go back to any place in the game. The dungeons are fairly difficult -- one of them is for Level 55+. You can attempt to do them before leaving for Chapter 9, but they will be very difficult. It is recommended to first complete the story to get stronger. Note: You can also switch to the Easy difficulty in the game options at any point in the game. You cannot die while playing on the Easy difficulty.
- 1. Sword Of The Wise: Automatically unlocked during the "Legacy" main quest in Chapter 2.
- 2. Axe Of The Conqueror: Automatically unlocked during "The Power Of Kings" main quest in Chapter 2.
- 3. Swords Of The Wanderer: Automatically unlocked during the "Sword In The Waterfall" main quest in Chapter 3.
- 4. Blade Of The Mystic: Automatically unlocked during "The Archaean" main quest in Chapter 4.
- 5. Katana Of The Warrior: Automatically unlocked during "The Hand Of The King" main quest in Chapter 10.
- 6. Trident Of The Oracle: Automatically unlocked during the "Breath Of The Glacian" main quest in Chapter 12.
- 7. Sword Of The Father: Automatically unlocked during the "A King's Struggle" main quest in Chapter 13.
- 8. Shield Of The Just: Enter and open the Tomb Of The Just (no dungeon/enemies) in the open world in Thummels Glade.
- 9. Mace Of The Fierce: Successfully complete The Rock Of Ravatagh dungeon (Level 30 recommended) in Ravatagh Trail.
- 10. Scepter Of The Pious: Successfully complete the Malmalam Thicket dungeon (Level 35 recommended) in Maidenwater.
- 11. Star Of The Rogue: Successfully complete The Myrlwood dungeon (Level 35 recommended) in The Vesperpool.
- 12. Bow Of The Clever: Successfully complete the Balouve Mines dungeon (Level 50 recommended) in The Callnegh Steps.
- 13. Sword Of The Tall: Successfully complete the Costlemark Tower dungeon (Level 55 recommended – Night only) in The Fallgrove.
- 1. Sword Of The Wise - 0:05
- 2. Axe Of The Conqueror - 0:58
- 3. Swords Of The Wanderer - 2:08
- 4. Blade Of The Mystic - 3:26
- 5. Katana Of The Warrior - 4:13
- 6. Trident Of The Oracle - 5:29
- 7. Sword Of The Father - 6:21
- 8. Bow Of The Clever - 7:20
- 9. Sword Of The Tall - 9:39
- 10. Shield Of The Just - 12:09
- 11. Scepter Of The Pious - 13:27
- 12. Mace Of The Fierce - 14:32
- 13. Star Of The Rogue - 16:13
Search the indicated locations to find the corresponding dungeon and listed loot in the dungeon. Note: Some dungeons have locked doors at the end. You get the keys by completing different side quests and main quests.
- Region: Duscae
- Level: 55
- Location: This is part of the "Treasure Beyond Measure" side quest. The dungeon entrance is found at the following location. You can only enter it at night (after 20:00). The entrance is closed during the day. It is the hardest dungeon. It has a lot of high level enemy groups. At one point, you will reach an area where you have to activate tiles on the floor to use them as "elevators" and progress further. This puts you into a maze in which you must fight one group of enemies after the other. When you see a red button on the floor, do not step on it since it teleports you back to the dungeon entrance. After making your path through a seemingly endless labyrinth of enemies, you will fight a massive Boss. He drops a Royal Arm. One of the floor tiles that leds to the end-Boss is to the right of the red teleport button. This seems randomized and can be different for each player. Just use each floor tile once and use the red teleport button as a reference point. Come very well prepared with 99 health potions (especially when playing on the Normal difficulty). This dungeon can last 2 to 3 hours, depending on how lucky you get with the floor tiles.
- Loot: N/A
- Region: Leide
- Level: 50
- Location: It is a very lengthy high level dungeon. You can reach it from the start, but you should wait until after completing the story. In the dungeon, you have to find and activate four control panels that will open a gate, allowing you to reach the Boss. The entrance can be tricky to locate –- look for an opening in the fence near the map location. Go through the fence and down the stairs to reach a ladder that leads into the dungeon.
- Loot: Auto-changer accessory
- Region: Duscae
- Level: 28
- Location: To reach this dungeon, follow the path from the road (just north of the entrance, north of the road tunnel). The dungeon entrance is found at the following location. It is recommended for Level 28 in the quest list, but there are some level 40+ enemies in it. The dungeon is a large cave. There is also a fishing hole in it. The cave system can be somewhat confusing -- so go to your side quest list and select the dungeon as your active quest. It will show you the path with waypoints. Open your in-game map if you get lost; the outlines of the paths can be seen there.
- Loot: N/A
- Region: Leide
- Location: This is part of the main quest during Chapter 6. It is a very simple dungeon. It is recommended to be at least Level 30 before entering it, as you will fight a Level 30 Naga.
- Loot: N/A
Greyshire Glacial Grotto
- Region: Cleigne
- Location: This is part of the main quest in Chapter 3. It is recommended to be at least Level 19 before entering it.
- Loot: Armiger
- Region: Leide
- Location: It is part of the main quest in Chapter 2. It is recommended to be at least Level 12 before entering it.
- Loot: Royal Tomb and Armiger weapon
- Region: Cleigne
- Level: 35
- Location: This is a part of the "All Set To Set Sail" main quest in Chapter 6. The dungeon entrance is found at the following location. It is a relatively short and straight forward dungeon. There is a mini-Boss at the end and a Royal Tomb that contains a Royal Weapon.
- Loot: Armiger Weapon
- Region: Cleigne
- Location: You can only reach this dungeon after unlocking the Regalia Type F. Then, go to Lestallum between 21:00 and 5:00. Go to the far east of town to find a window you can interact with. This only works between 21:00 and 5:00. After interacting with the window, you will get a new quest. Follow the quest to end up right before the dungeon entrance. At one point in the quest, you will have to reach a point far off the map (to the north of the vulcano in Cleigne). In order to reach it, you must land the Regalia Type-F (flying car) on a very small dirt road. There is a very limited space and it is not easy to land in this area. After successfully landing, you must go up the ruins to the quest marker and pick up an item. This gives you 50,000 XP and you end up in front of the dungeon entrance. Jump through the broken fence (where you just picked up the quest item) to enter the dungeon. It can only be entered at night (after 20:00). Just wait until nightfall. There are no enemies in this dungeon. It is a very complex maze that will test your coordination skills.
- Loot: N/A
- Region: Cleigne
- Location: This is part of the main quest in Chapter 7. The dungeon is only open at night. It is recommended to be at least Level 32 before entering it, as you will fight a Level 32 Quetzalcoatl.
- Loot: Royal Tomb – Tomb Of The Rogue, Star Of The Rogue Armiger
The Boulves Mines
- Region: Leide
- Level: 50
- Location: It can be reached from the start. The dungeon entrance is found at the following location in the Leide region, near the coast at the base of the mountain. There is one Level 52 Aramusha in it. The other enemies are Level 7 and very easy to kill. When playing on the Easy difficulty, you will also get auto-revived and can do this relatively early in the game. The dungeon is basically a mine with multiple layers. Ride the elevator three times and follow the path. At the end, push through a tight opening in a wall to find a Royal Tomb deep within the dungeon. If you get lost at any point, use the in-game map and activate this dungeon's side quest to see waypoint markers. After looting the Royal Tomb, you may notice a locked vault door that can only be unlocked after obtaining the key for it, which is specified in the "Secret dungeons" info listed above.
- Loot: This is a Royal Tomb.
- Region: Cleigne
- Level: 35
- Location: The dungeon entrance is found at the following location in the north-west of Cleigne. It is a very quick dungeon with one mini-Boss at the end. There is a Royal Tomb at the end. It is recommended to be at least Level 38 before entering it, as you will fight a Level 38 Treant.
- Loot: N/A
The Rock Of Ravatogh
- Region: Cleigne
- Level: 30
- Location: This is part of the "Rock Of Ravatogh" side quest. The dungeon entrance is found at the following location. This dungeon contains a lot of smaller enemies. You have to climb to the top of a vulcano and open the Royal Tomb. It is a long climb, butthe enemies are not a big threat if you are a sufficient level. There is no Boss in this dungeon; it is geared more towards exploration.
- Loot: Armiger weapon – Mace Of The Fierce
The following treasures can be found in the listed location(s) or obtained using the corresponding method:
- Metal Scrap: Found in Leide.
- Rusted Bit: Found commonly throughout the game.
- Iron Shavings: Found commonly throughout the game.
- Fossil Wood: Found commonly throughout the game.
- Fossil Shell: Found in Galdin Quay, Glacial Grotto, and Fociaugh Hollow.
- Ammonite Fossil: Found in different dungeons.
- Shattered Timepiece: Found in Cleigne.
- Chrome: Found in various dungeons.
- Ancient Dragon Tooth: Found in Cauthess Rest Area, Fociaugh Hollow, Daurell Caverns, and Meldacio Hunter HQ.
- Dragon Scales: Found in Kitty Catering.
- Mythril Shaft: Found in different dungeons.
- Sharp Bone: Found in Leide.
- Strong Bone: Found in various dungeons.
- Electrolytic Condenser: Found in Leide.
- Laser Sensor: Found in Imperial bases, Gralea, and as an enemy drop.
- Dynamo: Found in Callatein's Plunge right outside Glacial Grotto, Gralea, Insomnia, and as an enemy drop.
- Magitek Core: Found in Galdin Quay, from Stealing the Past quest, and as an enemy drop.
- Star Shell: Found in Galdin Quay.
- Tiny Feather: Found in Duscae.
- Giant Feather: Found in Hammerhead area and Verinas Mart, Ravatogh.
- Beetle Shell: Found in Meldacio Hunter HQ and Daurell Caverns.
- Building Stone: Found in Duscae and south region of Cleigne.
- Quality Building Stone: Found in Hammerhead area and Rock of Ravatogh.
- Splendid Building Stone: Found in various dungeons.
- Old Book: Found in Lestallum.
- Broken Harmonica: Found in Lestallum and Deadeye's Lair.
- Platinum Ingot: Acquire Gladio's Survival Skill (Level 7-10).
- Rare Coin: Found in Cleigne.
- Mythril Ingot: Acquire Gladio's Survival Skill (Level 10).
- Glass Gemstone: Found in Lestallum, Cape Caem, and Rock Of Ravatogh.
- Earth Gemstone: Found in Cleigne.
- Sky Gemstone: Found in Tenebrae, various dungeon mazes, and from "A Feline Feast" quest.
- Beautiful Bottle: Found in Duscae.
- Debased Silverpiece: Found near various outposts in Cleigne.
- Debased Banknote: Found in Cleigne.
- Gralean Medal of Distinction: Found in East of Lestallum and Gralea.
- Imperial Medal of Honor: Found in Gralea.
- Magnetron: Found in Gralea and as an enemy drop.
- Hydraulic Cylinder: Found in north of Fort Vaullerey, Gralea.
- Wind-up Lord Vexxos: Obtained from playing Justice Monsters Five mini-game.
- Hunter's Medal: Found through Menace Beneath Lucis quest.
- Garula Tusk: Found in Burbost Souvenir Emporium and as an enemy drop.
- Garula Fur: Found through Totomostro and as an enemy drop.
- Great Garula Tusk: Found through Totomostro and Coernix Station – Alstor region.
- Hairy Horn: Dropped by Dualhorn.
- Hardened Hoof: Dropped by Bloodhorn, Ashenhorn, Grandhorn, and Dualhorn.
- Giant Hairy Horn: Found in Galdin Quay and dropped by Ashenhorn, Grandhorn, and Dualhorn.
- Thick Hide: Dropped by Aspidochelon.
- Worn Incisor: Dropped by Aspidochelon.
- Coeurl Whiskers: Dropped by Elder Coeurl and earned in Totomostro.
- Sabertusk Claw: Found in Burbost Souvenir Emporium and dropped by Frekitusk and Alphatusk.
- Curved Fang: Found in Longwythe Rest Area region and dropped by Saberclaw.
- Voretooth Bristles: Dropped by Voretooth and Yellowteeth.
- Havocfang Hide: Dropped by Havocfang.
- Scaled Skin: Dropped by Mushumahhu and Burbost Souvenir Emporium.
- Barbed Poison Needle: Dropped by Mushumahhu.
- Crimson Tongue: Dropped by Falxfang and Megaloclaw.
- Hard Whiskers: Dropped by Maganir, Mesmenir, and bought from Burbost Souvenir Emporium.
- Mesmenir Horn: Found in Burbost Souvenir Emporium.
- Anak Fetlock: Found in Burbost Souvenir Emporium and dropped by Anaklaban and Anakadom.
- Anak Antlers: Found in Burbost Souvenir Emporium and dropped by Anak Stag.
- Giant Curlhorn: Dropped by Arabgadol.
- Sahagin Scale: Dropped by Sahagin.
- Sharp Head Fin: Dropped by Seadevil and Coraldevil.
- Shiny Oil: Dropped by Gigantoad, Gaiatoad, and Hekatontoad.
- Rough Scales: Dropped by Gurangatch.
- Catoblepas Fang: Dropped by Catoblepas.
- Curved Hollowhorn: Dropped by Kujata.
- Cockatrice Tail Feathers: Dropped by Cockatrice.
- Cockatrice Crest: Dropped by Cockatrice.
- Basilisk Plumage: Dropped by Basilisk.
- Insect Stinger: Dropped by Killer Bee.
- Barbed Scythe: Dropped by Killer Wasp and Solider Wasp.
- Behemoth Horn: Found in Burbost Souvenir Emporium, Wiz Chocobo Post region, Deadeye lair.
- Griffon Claw: Dropped by Griffon.
- Bulette Carapace: Dropped by Griffon.
- Shield Spike: Dropped by Bulette.
- Malboro Eye: Dropped by Bulette.
- Malboro Vine: Dropped by Malboro Sprout and Malboro Brat.
- Monster Claw: Dropped by Bandersnatch.
- Monster Jaw: Dropped by Bandersnatch.
- Greatsnake Crest: Dropped by Hvitromr and Midgardsormr.
- Centipede Jaw: Dropped by Hunglegs.
- Prawn Antennae: Dropped by Karlabos and Rogue Karlabos.
- Scorpion Stinger: Dropped by Saphytail.
- Treant Branch: Dropped by Treant.
- Treant Trunk: Dropped by Treant.
- Mandrake Flower: Dropped by Mandrake.
- Wyvern Wing: Dropped by Wyvern.
- Sharp Tail Feathers: Dropped by Daggerquill and Dynoaevis.
- Thunderoc Feathers: Dropped by Thunderoc and Copperoc.
- Zu Beak: Dropped by Zu.
- Dragon Horn: Dropped by Manxom and Jabberwock.
- Scarlet Splinterbone: Dropped by Quetzalcoatl.
- Great Anak Antlers: Dropped by Anaklaban and Anakadom.
- Arba Spur: Dropped by Arba and Arbagadol.
- Centipede Feet: Dropped by Redlegs.
- Centipede Teeth: Dropped by Redlegs.
- Rough Shell: Dropped by Karlabos.
- Fine Slimy Oil: Found in East of Lestallum and dropped by Gaiatoad.
- Sharp Bristles: Dropped by Voretooth.
- Deadly Stinger: Dropped by Killer Queen.
- Strong Whiskers: Found in Taeplar Rest Area region.
- Giant Hoof: Dropped by Kujata.
- Fearsome Hoof: Dropped by Molokujata.
- Colorful Griffon Claw: Dropped by Griffon.
- Translucent Skin: Dropped by various enemies.
- Fine Tail Feathers: Dropped by Kingatrice.
- Magnificent Tail Feathers: Dropped by Kingatrice.
- Fine Crest: Dropped by Kingatrice.
- Magnificent Crest: Dropped by Kingatrice.
- Beautiful Hide: Dropped by Havocfang.
- Big Scorpion Stinger: Dropped by Reaperking.
- Scorpion Barb: Dropped by Reapertail.
- Hard Scale: Dropped by Alphagin.
- Cactuar Needle: Dropped by Slactuar and South of Lake Vesperpool.
- Heavy Scale: Dropped by Seadevil and Coraldevil.
- Spiked Armor: Dropped as an enemy drop.
- Hardened Hide: Dropped by Manxom and Jabberwock.
- Jumbo Needle: Dropped by Gigantuar.
- Sharp Scythe: Dropped by Killer Wasp.
- Beautiful Plumage: Dropped by Royalisk.
- Gorgeous Plumage: Dropped by Royalisk.
- Tough Shell: Dropped by Skarnbulette.
- Giant Crab Pincers: Found in Malmalam Thicket and dropped by Shieldshears and Mightyshears.
- Strong Pincers: Dropped by Sheidshears.
- Small Beak: Dropped by Regaltrice.
- Downy Feathers: Dropped by Regaltrice.
- Dragon Claw: Dropped by Wyvern.
- Drooping Whiskers: Dropped by Jormungand.
- Divine Whiskers: Dropped by Jormungand.
- Crab Carapace: Dropped by Stoneshears, Rubyshears, and Sparkshears.
- Sturdy Helixhorn: Dropped by Leukorn and Duplicorn.
- Rotten Splinterbone: Dropped by Mictlantechihuatl.
- Large Hollowhorn: Dropped by Molokujata.
- Adamantite: Dropped by Adamantoise.
- Repair Kit: Found in Mini-mark in Hammerhead, JM Market in Old Lestallum, and Coernix Stations.
- Bluegilll Scale: Obtained from fishing.
- Bluegill Fin: Obtained from fishing.
- Catfish Barbel: Obtained from fishing.
- King Catfish Heart: Obtained from fishing.
- Jade Gar Mirrorscale: Obtained from fishing.
- Snakehead Teeth: Obtained from fishing.
- Snakehead Scales: Obtained from fishing.
- Alstor Bass Bones: Obtained from fishing.
- Phoenix Bass Bladder: Obtained from fishing.
- Arapaima Scales: Obtained from fishing.
- Barrelfish Scales: Obtained from fishing.
- Murk Grouper Eye: Obtained from fishing.
The Adamantoise is a huge Level 99 mega-Boss. It is found in Leide after completing the story. After completing the story, save the game once the credits complete. Load the saved game, then go to a lodging and call Umbra to travel back to the open world. Talk to Cindy at Hammerhead outpost. She will give you the "Let Sleeping Mountains Lie" quest. Complete Cindy's "Let Sleeping Mountains Lie" quest to awaken the Adamantoise. Then, follow the quest markers. Talk to the restaurant owner at Hammerheard outpost and accept the "Lonely Rumblings In Longwythe" Level 99 monster hunt quest to fight the Adamantoise. Defeat the Adamantoise to get the "Tortoise Toppler" achievement. The following are some tips for defeating the Adamantoise:
- You should be at least Level 40. The higher your level, the quicker the battle will go. However, your level does not matter too much since the Boss has very easy attack patterns.
- Bring lots of health potions, as well as consumables muscle stimulant (extra damage) and magitek booster (negates MP cost).
- Buy the "Warp Factor I" and "Warp Factor II" Ascensions for more warp-strike damage. You will constantly be using this technique during the fight.
- Equip the strongest greatsword you can find, but do not use the Dominator since the Adamantoise is immune to holy light.
- Cook the "Golden Tail Soup" meal at a campfire and eat it just before going to the Boss. You will unlock this recipe when reaching Cooking Level 10. It guarantees critical hits and greatly increases health recovery. This way you will not have to touch your health potions and deal massive damage.
- All you have to do during the fight is keep attacking the Adamantoise's right paw with warp-strike. Use Warp suspension to immediately refill your MP. When the Adamantoise gets knocked out, consume the Magitek Booster and Muscle Stimulant and keep attacking the eye (should do 9,999 damage with each hit). Just repeat these tactics until it is dead. The Adamantoise has 5 million HP.
- When you die, you have to start from the beginning -- even on the Easy difficulty since you do not get auto-revived during this fight.
You must find a Sturdy Helixhorn during the final quest of the "A Better Engine Blade" series to upgrade your sword to Engine Blade III. The quest can be obtained from Cid at Hammerhead outpost after you have completed the first two steps. Similar to Coeurl Whiskers, the Sturdy Helixhorn is only dropped from the Duplicorn monster type. It is an extremely rare treasure. To find and kill a Duplicorn, go to Cleigne: Old Lestallum outpost and talk to the Tipster at the diner. Tipster will give "The Last Spiracorns" Level 29 bounty hunt that requires you to defeat two Duplicorns and three Spiracorns at Lower Wennath. Sturdy Helixhorn is not a guaranteed drop from this quest -- so you may have to repeat it multiple times to get one. To further increase your chances of it dropping, attack the Duplicorn's head so a Sturdy Helixhorn is dropped and not damaged during the fight. Instead of repeating the quest multiple times (which is fine since it still rewards XP and some Gil), simply create a manual save file before fighting the enemies and keep loading it until a Duplicorn drops the Sturdy Helixhorn. Once the Sturdy Helixhorn has been acquired, return to Hammerhead and talk to Cid to upgrade the Engine Blade to Engine Blade III, maxing out its damage output. You will also get a decent amount of XP for completing the quest.Final Boss fight and game ending
Defeat the final Boss in Chapter 14 to get the "Homecoming" achievement. After the credits, you will be asked if you want to create a save game. Choose "Yes" so you can load this save later to free roam after the story. You can go back anywhere in the open world to finish side quests and other activities you have not yet completed (nothing is missable). At a lodging, you can use Umbra's powers to return to Lucis and Altissia. The final boss is "Ardyn" -- a character you will encounter numerous times throughout the story. He uses the same weapon attacks as you. He switches between different weapon types, but the combos are the same you are used to from your own weapons. Phase his attacks (hold X) and attack after he finishes a combo. Counter-attack whenever possible. If you are lucky, you will get the LT prompt to summon a god that will instantly deplete his health. In the second part of the fight, you are both flying around. When you hold [Attack], it will automatically fire projectiles at him. He deals a lot of damage in this part, so use health potions if necessary. After that, you just need to finish a little QTE event to view the ending cutscene.
To get the "Chosen King" achievement, you must complete the Ifrit Boss fight on the Normal difficulty. This is one of the end-Bosses in the final story mission. If you are playing on the Easy difficulty, you will miss this Boss. Make sure you change the difficulty to Normal in the game options before this fight. After the credits, save the game. When you load this manual save, you will respawn before the Ifrit Boss fight and can challenge him again. It is fine if you played the rest of the game on the Easy difficulty up to this point. You can change the difficulty at any time before the fight and still get the achievement. This is right after the Behemoth King mini-Boss. Create a manual save after the Behemoth King and change difficulty to Normal. You can change it back to the Easy difficulty afterwards. The main difference between the Easy and Normal difficulty is that you must heal yourself when you go down. On Easy, you cannot die because you are revived automatically. Even if you are under-leveled, this fight is not hard. During the first phase of the battle, Ifrit will be sitting on his throne. Use warp-strike to attack, then jump back immediately. Repeat this a few times to deplete his health bar. During the second phase, Ifrit will be walking around. When he is shielded by fire, he does not take much damage. Wait for him to turn into his normal form and attack. Just dodge his attacks and get behind him. Use Blindside team attacks from behind and he will go down very quickly. You can also spam warp-strike attacks just like in the first phase, but they do not inflict as much damage. When his health is low, you must hold LT to finish the fight.
You can find arcade pinball machines in Crow's Nest Diners. These diners are at outposts and parking spots all over the map. One diner can be found at the "Longwythe Rest Area" outpost in Leide (where the game begins; you go here during an early main quest). Just interact with the machine and exit it to get the "High Five For Justice!" achievement.Achievements
Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:
- Learner's Permit (10 points): Drove the Regalia.
- Chocobo Jockey (10 points): Rode a Chocobo.
- Quadruple Threat (10 points): Equipped four weapon slots.
- New Power (10 points): Learned first ability.
- Self-Improved (50 points): Activated 20 ability nodes.
- Self-Mastered (110 points): Activated 50 ability nodes.
- Angling Rookie (10 points): Improved fishing level for the first time.
- Survival Rookie (10 points): Improved survival level for the first time.
- Photo Rookie (10 points): Improved photography level for the first time.
- Cooking Rookie (10 points): Improved cooking level for the first time.
- Angling Expert (10 points): Reached maximum fishing level.
- Survival Expert (10 points): Reached maximum survival level.
- Photo Expert (10 points): Reached maximum photography level.
- Cooking Expert (10 points): Reached maximum cooking level.
- Just Hangin' Around (10 points): Performed first point-warp suspension.
- Brother-in-Arms (10 points): Issued first ally command.
- Blind Spot (10 points): Performed first blindside link.
- Noct You Like a Hurricane (10 points): Initiated first link-strike after parrying an attack.
- The Power of Kings (10 points): Called forth the Armiger for the first time.
- Magical Worker (10 points): Crafted a spell for the first time.
- Black Mage (10 points): Used magic for the first time.
- Divine Intervention (10 points): Summoned one of the Six for the first time.
- High Five for Justice! (10 points): Played JUSTICE MONSTERS FIVE for the first time.
- Spinning a Yarn I (10 points): Completed first sidequest.
- Spinning a Yarn II (10 points): Completed 5 sidequests.
- Spinning a Yarn III (10 points): Completed 10 sidequests.
- Spinning a Yarn IV (10 points): Completed 20 sidequests.
- Spinning a Yarn V (10 points): Completed 40 sidequests.
- Weaving a Tapestry (50 points): Completed 80 sidequests.
- My First Hunt (10 points): Completed first hunt.
Additionally, there are 20 secret achievements:
- Insomnia's Waking Nightmare (10 points): Completed the Prologue.
- Departure (10 points): Completed Chapter 1.
- No Turning Back (10 points): Completed Chapter 2.
- The Open World (10 points): Completed Chapter 3.
- Living Legend (10 points): Completed Chapter 4.
- Dark Clouds (10 points): Completed Chapter 5.
- A Way Forward (10 points): Completed Chapter 6.
- Party of Three (10 points): Completed Chapter 7.
- Seaworthy (10 points): Completed Chapter 8.
- Callings (10 points): Completed Chapter 9.
- The Heart of a King (10 points): Completed Chapter 10.
- In the Dark (10 points): Completed Chapter 11.
- End of Days (10 points): Completed Chapter 12.
- Redemption (10 points): Completed Chapter 13.
- Homecoming (50 points): Completed Chapter 14.
- Chosen King (110 points): Defeated Ifrit on Normal difficulty.
- Regalia Pilot (50 points): Flew the Regalia Type-F.
- Faithful Heir (50 points): Collected thirteen royal arms.
- Immortal Photobomb (10 points): Caught an image of Gentiana in a photo.
- Tortoise Toppler (110 points): Defeated the adamantoise.