FFXIV Patch 2.3 Changelog, Patchnotes and Information

What’s new coming in FFXIV Patch 2.3? A more human-friendly version of the patchnotes & Changelog of 2.3!

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Patch 2.3 in FFXIV is comin up, and it’s a big one!!! Here’s our version of the 2.3 Patchnotes, with a more “human friendly” changelog, haha. This guide has 2 major chunks, 1 – Starting quest locations and what they’re for and 2 – Our notes.

Navigation: 2.3 Starting Quest List | 2.3 Patchnotes

The Great Divide
(Leads up to Ramuh)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
The Rising Stones (X: 6 Y:5)
NPC: Minfilia
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “Through the Maelstrom.”
Syrcus Tower
(CT 2)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
Mor Dhona (X:30 Y:12)
NPC: Rammbroes
Players must first complete the quest “For Prosperity.”
The Business of Betrothal
(Hildibrand continuation)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
Western Thanalan (X:13 Y:14)
NPC: Ellie
Players must first complete the quest “The Three Collectors.”
Of Errant Epistles
(Delivery Moogle)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
Mor Dhona (X:30 Y:13)
NPC: Klynthota
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “The Ultimate Weapon.”
Sing Me Another Song
(ScoB Brutal)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
Mor Dhona (X:21 Y:8)
NPC: Alys
Players must first complete the quest “The Ultimate Ballad” and have completed the Second Coil of Bahamut – Turn 4.
Simply to Dye For
(AF Dyeing)
Level 1
Mor Dhona (X:21 Y:8)
NPC: Alys
Players must first complete the level 50 job quest for a Disciple of War or Magic, and also have completed the quest “Color Your World.”
Bird in Hand
(Chocobo Raising)
Level 30
Central Shroud (X:20 Y:21)
NPC: Luquelot
Players must first complete the quest “My Feisty Little Chocobo” and also belong to a free company which owns an estate.
Gone to Pieces
(Desynthesis)
Disciple of the Hand level 30
Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:4 Y:10)
NPC: Syntgoht
Players must first complete the quest “Life, Materia, and Everything.”
Magiteknichal Difficulties
(Mount emotes?)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
Mor Dhona (X:21 Y:7)
NPC: Slafborn
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “The Ultimate Weapon,” and have also acquired a magitek mount.
The Greatest Story Never Told
(Winebaud’s Riddles)
(New type of Puzzle Quest)
Level 1
Western Thanalan (X:18 Y:17)
NPC: Valiant Hart
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “The Ultimate Weapon.”
DUNGEON UNLOCKS
King of the Hull
(Hullbreaker)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
Mor Dhona (X:22 Y:8)
NPC: Bloezoeng
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “The Ultimate Weapon.”
Corpse Groom
(Tamtara Hard)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (X:12 Y:8)
NPC: Paiyo Reiyo
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “The Ultimate Weapon.”
Blood for Stone
(Stone Vigil Hard)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
Mor Dhona (X:21 Y:8)
NPC: Faillicie
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “The Ultimate Weapon.”
Like Civilized Men and Women
(Frontlines)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
YOUR GC BASE
Players must first complete the quest “A Pup No Longer” for any of the three Grand Companies.
Let the Hunt Begin
(Hunting & Marks)
Disciple of War or Magic level 50
YOUR GC BASE
Players must first attain the rank of Second Storm Lieutenant.
The Greatest Story Never Told
(Winebaud’s Riddles)
(New type of Puzzle Quest)
Level 1
Western Thanalan (X:18 Y:17)
NPC: Valiant Hart
Players must first complete the main scenario quest “The Ultimate Weapon.”

 

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New Primal Battle: Ramuh (The Striking Tree)

Just like Levi, there is a Hard (story version, pretty much) and Extreme (LOOTS!). EX required ilvl 85+.

Ramuh, the Lord of Levin finally makes an appearance in 2.3!
Drops: ilvl 100 Weapons and ilvl100 Ring.

Completion of new story quests is required to fight Ramuh!

Second Coil of Bahamut: Brutal / Type Zero

A new version of each boss in SCoB, which are supposedly extremely difficult. There are no loot rewards, but there are titles gained from each boss killed. (Lockout is shared with normal coil). The only real requirement to undertaking these turns is completing ScoB Turn 4 (Turn 9).

Boss (Turn #) : Title

Rafflesia (Turn 6): Rafflesias Reaper
Melusine (Turn 7): Melusine Mauler
The Avatar (Turn 8): The Avatar
Nael (Turn 9): Domitor

Yes, the turn 8 title isn’t a typo.

The Hunt has been added!

There are no quest requirements to begin hunting – they’re only there for tutorials!

There are two types of hunts. Elite Marks which reset weekly, and Normal Marks which reset daily. Mark Bills are found on a new job board in each Grand Company headquarters.

Completing Marks give you special currency that you can exchange for the following: (Major rewards listed)

  • Sand of time
  • Oil of time
  • Alexandrite
  • Minions
  • Special Weapons
  • Special Armor

Regular Marks are different per player, Elite Marks are shared by everybody.

3 New Dungeons!

Hullbreaker Isle – Starting Quest from Mor Dhona “King of the Hull“.

Tam-tara Deepcroft (Hard) – Starting Quest from Ul’dah, Steps of Nald “Corpse Groom“.

Stone Vigil (Hard) – Starting Quest from Mor Dhona “Blood for Stone“.

Each dungeon has a requirement of at least item level 70 – rewards are currently unknown.

Syrcus Tower or “CT 2”

The second level of Crystal Tower has been added, rewarding iLvl 100 armor pieces in all left side slots!

The same weekly item limit applies to this floor too, sadly. Characters may only loot 1 Item per week. The final boss of CT2 may spawn a fourth chest (not 100%). The item inside DOES NOT follow the 1 item per week rule.

Frontlines PvP

A new form of group PvP has been added to FFXIV!! Players are able to go up against each other in Grand Company vs Grand Company fashion.

The only requirement is being level 50, and finishing the quest “Like Civilived Men and Women” from your GC HQ.

Crafting Updates & Desynthesis

A higher level weapon is available for crafters. They seem to be upgraded versions of the original blue weapons. New mastercraft recipes are available.

More powerful right side accessories can now be crafted. Naturally we will be updating our crafting gear guides to account for this.

Desynthesis… the details arent really fleshed out on this. AFAIK you can desynthesize anything if you have the crafter level for it. There is also a Desynthesis Level. All 8 crafting classes “share” a Desynthesis EXP pool. You cannot max all of them. You will usually get Shards/Crystals/Clusters and relevant crafting materials as you desynthesize. However, there are special rewards that can only be obtained thru desynthesis.

Apparently, gatherers can also desynthesize.

Gathering Updates & Treasure Hunts

New nodes have been added and new items. Not so sure if they’re unspoiled, normal or both. Will be updating. In both good and bad news, GP CAP is increased with ilvl 55+ accesories.

There is now a Tier 2 treasure map. “Unhidden Leather Map” can be obtained in chest rewards from completing other treasure maps. Required level 50, and item level 70 is recommended for undertaking these challenges.

Timeworn Toadskin Maps now drop “Rush Grass”.

Chocobo Raising (NOT RACING)

After completing the quest “A Bird in Hand” (Central Shroud), and are part of an FC with a house – you can become a Chocobo Raiser! You can raise your chocobo level above 10 by using a Thavnarian Onion. (Ain’t nobody got times fo that!)

You can also give them food to increase their stats while fighting. (…yey)

Personal Chambers

You can have your own little room in your FC house! Only players with in FC House may have private quarters. (Note: Ward 6 has been added in all housing regions). It costs 300,000 gil. A current limit of 50 furnishings can be placed.

Class Changes

  • TL;DR – BLM’s do more single target damage.
  • Defiance and Oaths dont drop from tanks when dying.
  • WHM’s PoM is now a lot better.
  • SMN Bio II cost reduced, Aerial Slash is instant now!
  • ALL CC in PvP reduced considerably.

Miscellaneous

The Greatest Story Never Told – (Central Thanalan) is a new type of quest that supposedly gives no clues to the player.

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AF1 Armor dyeable: Your old armor can now be dyed! Complete the quest “Simply to Dye For” in Mor Dhona. Then it requires an item we’re not quite sure on how to get (yet).

Chocobo respec: You can reallocate your chocobo skills using Raegan Pepper from your GC. It costs a whopping 48k marks.

Company Action costs reduced: A healthy reduction to most company actions. This is a welcome change indeed!

Reduced GC switching time limit: from 30 to 15 days.

Gardening: Gysahl Greens / Krakka Root / Thavnairian Onion / Curiel Root / Sylkis Bud / Mimett Gourd / Tantalplant / Pahsana Fruit / Onion Prince / Eggplant Knight / Garlic Jester / King Tomato / Mandragora Queen / Pear Roselle can now be obtained from gardening.

What do these guys do? who knows. And a very strange line in the update: Certain seeds obtained from intercrossing have been changed.

OFFICIAL 2.3 PATCHNOTEShttp://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/1b12a119f8bcda2698811c441c0982e8d9d7cd95

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Well I think that’s about it! If you have anything to add, or we missed something let us know! As always, like us on Facebook for updates!

17 thoughts on “FFXIV Patch 2.3 Changelog, Patchnotes and Information”

  1. 1) Chocobo color changes will come in patch 2.3.5

    2) I don’t believe gatherers can desynth. If you look at your Character page, Classes tab, you’ll see a thin line under each crafting class. That indicates your Desynth level. There are no such lines under the gathering classes. It seems the localization team may have gotten these two sets of Disciples mixed up because: (a) new crafting gear from Talan in Mor Dhona comes under “More Items (DoL)” and new gathering gear under “More Items (DoH)”, and (b) why is demimateria from crafting gear called “Fieldcraft Demimateria”? I’m guessing there are some red faces on the localization team right now … too bad because they really have done an amazing job.

    3) Effects of the various Chocobo foods were announced:
    Curiel Root — Companion EXP Up
    Sylkis Bud — Companion Attack Up
    Mimett Gourd — Companion Healing Potency Up
    Tantalplant — Companion Maximum HP Up
    Pahsana Fruit — Companion Enmity Up

    4) Related to #3, I’m guessing that the reason some seed intercrosses have changed is because the only seeds out there when the patch dropped for chocobo training foods were Krakka Roots. The rest must come from intercrosses, thus the need for changes. I imagine that around now some people are posting results of some successful crosses for these foods, but I doubt we’ll see Thavnarian Onions yet. I’m guessing that given how powerful these are (raising your mount’s rank cap), this will be a multi-generation cross similar to Broombush or Glazenuts. And that answers (somewhat) a question below about whether you can feed your mount 10 Onions at once — no one knows right now, and no one may have any idea for several weeks yet.

    1. I should add that the chocobo training foods can also be used to summon your mount to combat, instead of using Gysahl Greens. The effects listed above are the bonuses your mount gets from using the alternate food. Using that food to train your mount exclusively can have it become your mount’s favorite food, in which case the summoned bonus for the food will be increased. Again, this is apparently how it will work from a read of the patch notes … people who got lucky and guessed successful intercrosses should have seeds about now and will need to grow the food then train their mounts for some time with that food before we see the effect in-game.

  2. People have said it a thousand times. Rog/nin is planned for 2.4. PLANNED. as in MAY NOT happen until expansion.

  3. In the companions menu, there is an icon showing chocobo color. Is there any clue as to how to change the color, or is being reserved for a future patch?

  4. So after being banned by immature nazi/coddle mods (why? I can’t tell ya – just tried logging in and can’t) I’m unable to ask there, so I’ll ask here instead.

    Thavnairian onions. Can you feed them 10 at once to reach new cap? After raising cap can you level via conventional means or is stables the only way post 10?

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