Final Fantasy XIV Patch Notes (5.25): Save The Queen & Stysteel

Square-Enix released patch 5.25 for their smash MMO, Final Fantasy XIV. You can get Final Fantasy XIV Complete Edition for 50% or more discount at the moment! Read on for details on what the patch introduces...

Patch 5.25 for Final Fantasy XIV is now live. Here are the details.

The new patch introduces a new quest series, providing upgradeable equipment. The Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr has been added which you can watch below - it took around an hour to complete, obviously avoid watching if you don't want any spoilers. There is also Skysteel Tool Quests to satiate your FFXIV hunger and if you're looking for dessert, look no further than the new Design Contest.

The resistance weapon quest line has been added as well,

“As players advance through the resistance weapons quests, they will be able to obtain job-specific weapons which can be enhanced as they progress. To complete this quest, players must also undertake a lengthy instanced duty. In the event you are defeated by one of its bosses, your progression in the duty will be saved, allowing you to challenge them again immediately rather than start from the beginning.”

Additionally, a new trial and new items have been added as well. Finally, a host of issues have been resolved, including:

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Patch 5.25 brings a multitude of additions and refinements to the realm, including the introduction of a new quest series offering upgradeable equipment, Save the Queen, as well as Skysteel crafter and gatherer tools.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 5.25

Patch 5.25 contains content that can only be accessed by registering the expansion packs for FINAL FANTASY XIV to your service account. To distinguish between adjustments that are and are not affected by the registration of these expansions, the following notations will be used throughout the patch notes:Final Fantasy XIV Patch Notes (5.25): Save The Queen & Stysteel 2 Final Fantasy, MMO, Patch NotesThese additions and adjustments only require the purchase of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.Final Fantasy XIV Patch Notes (5.25): Save The Queen & Stysteel 3 Final Fantasy, MMO, Patch NotesThese additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward.Final Fantasy XIV Patch Notes (5.25): Save The Queen & Stysteel 4 Final Fantasy, MMO, Patch NotesThese additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood.Final Fantasy XIV Patch Notes (5.25): Save The Queen & Stysteel 5 Final Fantasy, MMO, Patch NotesThese additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers.Final Fantasy XIV Patch Notes (5.25): Save The Queen & Stysteel 2 Final Fantasy, MMO, Patch NotesFinal Fantasy XIV Patch Notes (5.25): Save The Queen & Stysteel 3 Final Fantasy, MMO, Patch NotesFinal Fantasy XIV Patch Notes (5.25): Save The Queen & Stysteel 4 Final Fantasy, MMO, Patch NotesFinal Fantasy XIV Patch Notes (5.25): Save The Queen & Stysteel 5 Final Fantasy, MMO, Patch NotesThese additions and adjustments contain elements that may require the purchase and registration of the expansion packs noted above.

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Quests

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New side story quests have been added.

Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr

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Hail to the Queen

Disciple of War or Magic level 80Kugane (X:12.2 Y:12.3)KeitenPlayers must first complete the main scenario quest "Shadowbringers" and the sidequest "The City of Lost Angels."

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Skysteel Tool Quests

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Mislaid Plans

Disciple of the Hand or Land level 80Foundation (X:14.2 Y:12.5)Skysteel EngineerPlayers must first complete the quest "Towards the Firmament."

Work It Harder, Make It Better

Disciple of the Hand or Land level 80Foundation (X:7.9 Y:10.6)NeillemardPlayers must first complete the quest "Mislaid Plans."

Grand and Free Companies

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The graphic text that appears when your free company increases in rank will no longer appear during cutscenes.

Housing

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Furnishings from the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest have been added.

Learn more about the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest 2019.

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New furnishings have been added.

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The Manderville Gold Saucer

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New cards have been added to Triple Triad.

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The resistance weapons quest line has been added.

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As players advance through the resistance weapons quests, they will be able to obtain job-specific weapons which can be enhanced as they progress.

Requirements

Hail to the Queen

Disciple of War or Magic level 80Kugane (X:12.2 Y:12.3)KeitenPlayers must first complete the main scenario quest "Shadowbringers" and the sidequest "The City of Lost Angels."

Resistance Weapon Quest Battle

To complete this quest, players must also undertake a lengthy instanced duty. In the event you are defeated by one of its bosses, your progression in the duty will be saved, allowing you to challenge them again immediately rather than start from the beginning.
* Pleased be advised that progression will be lost should you log out or undertake a different duty.

Obtaining Resistance Weapons

Upon completing these quests, players will receive one resistance weapon based on the job with which they progressed through the quest.

A separate, repeatable quest is available for those who wish to earn weapons for additional jobs.

Class/Job-specific Quests

Certain resistance weapon quests employ a system which will require players to proceed using the same class or job with which they accepted the quest. 

Future Resistance Weapon Quests

Resistance weapons can be enhanced further by completing the story quests that will be added in future patches. Please note that enhancing these weapons may require players to invest a significant amount of time. 

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A new trial has been added.

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This duty is only available via the Raid Finder.
* Item level restrictions and role requirements do not apply when registering as a full party.

Level RequirementDisciple of War or Magic level 80
Item Level RequirementAverage item level 470 or above
Party SizeEight players
Time Limit60 minutes

Requirements

With a level 80 Disciple of War or Magic who has completed the sidequest ???, speak with ??? at ??? to unlock this duty.

Item Exchange

The idol received upon completing this trial can be exchanged for rewards by speaking with C'intana in Mor Dhona (X:22.7 Y:6.7).

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The strength of the Echo granted in Eden's Gate has been increased.

The Echo will take effect upon entering Eden's Gate raids, increasing players' maximum HP, damage dealt, and healing potency by 15%.
* Unlike other instances, the strength of the Echo will not increase in the event all party members are incapacitated.

The Feast

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Season Fifteen of the Feast will begin.

When the season has ended, the top combatants for solo rankings will receive special rewards.
* The number of rewards distributed may differ between data centers in the event players have the same ranking.
* Rankings will be available for viewing the day following the start of Season Fifteen and will be updated daily. Should an error occur with calculating results, the day's rankings will not be updated.

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New items have been added.

Items added in patch 5.25 will be listed at a later date.

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New recipes have been added.

Recipes added in patch 5.25 will be listed at a later date.

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The following items can now be discarded:

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Skysteel tools have been added.

By crafting or gathering specified items, players can obtain class-specific tools for Disciples of the Hand and Land which can be enhanced in future updates.

Requirements

Mislaid Plans

Disciple of the Hand or Land level 80Foundation (X:14.2 Y:12.5)Skysteel EngineerPlayers must first complete the quest "Towards the Firmament."

Obtaining Skysteel Tools

Upon completing the quest "Mislaid Plans," players will receive a Skysteel Prototype Coffer. Using this item transforms it into a tool corresponding to the user's current class.

Subsequent Skysteel prototype coffers can be obtained from Denys in the Brume (X:8.0 Y:10.0).

Enhancing Skysteel Tools

Each Skysteel tool requires a certain number of items to be delivered to Denys in the Brume (x:8.0 Y:10.0) before it can be enhanced. Please note that the items required will vary depending on the tool.

Disciples of the Hand

After completing the quest "Mislaid Plans," new recipes will be added to the Crafting Log which can be used to enhance your Skysteel tools.
* Skysteel tools must be equipped when crafting with these new recipes.

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Miner/Botanist

After completing the quest "Mislaid Plans," materials required to upgrade your Skysteel tools can be gathered from specified gathering points.

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Fisher

After completing the quest "Mislaid Plans," players will be able to purchase Signature Skyballs, a special lure used to catch fish required to upgrade your Skysteel tool from specified fishing locations.

Future Skysteel Tool Quests

Skysteel tools can be enhanced further by completing the story quests that will be added in future patches. Please note that enhancing these tools may require players to invest a significant amount of time.

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New miner and botanist gathering points have been added.

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New items have been added to gathering points.

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New fish have been added.

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New achievements and titles have been added.

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Additional duties and trials now count toward the completion of achievements.

AchievementDuty
A Tankless Job I (Paladin)
A Tankless Job II (Paladin)
But Somebody's Gotta Do It (Paladin)
A Tankless Job I (Warrior)
A Tankless Job II (Warrior)
But Somebody's Gotta Do It (Warrior)
A Tankless Job I (Dark Knight)
A Tankless Job II (Dark Knight)
But Somebody's Gotta Do It (Dark Knight)
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Tank You, Paladin I
Tank You, Paladin II
Tank You, Paladin III
Tank You, Paladin IV
Tank You, Warrior I
Tank You, Warrior II
Tank You, Warrior III
Tank You, Warrior IV
Tank You, Dark Knight I
Tank You, Dark Knight II
Tank You, Dark Knight III
Tank You, Dark Knight IV
Tank You, Gunbreaker I
Tank You, Gunbreaker II
Tank You, Gunbreaker III
Tank You, Gunbreaker IV
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The Rak'tika Greatwood will no longer be separated into multiple instances.

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Other various issues have also been addressed.

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