Final Fantasy XIV Deploys Patch 5.18 With A…

Final Fantasy XIV Deploys Patch 5.18 With A New Feast Season

Patch 5.18 is now live, bringing with it adjustments to Eden’s Gate and the start of Season Fourteen of the Feast.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 5.18

Patch 5.18 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:

These additions and adjustments only require the purchase of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward.
These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood.
These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers.
These additions and adjustments contain elements that may require the purchase and registration of the expansion packs noted above.

Battle System

The weekly restriction on receiving Blades of Early Antiquity from Eden’s Gate: Sepulture has been removed.

The following adjustments have been made to Eden’s Gate (Savage):

Two treasure coffers will now always appear. Furthermore, the weekly restriction on rewards obtained from coffers has been removed.
The weekly entrance restriction on all areas of Eden’s Gate (Savage) has been removed.
Players may now proceed directly to any area of Eden’s Gate (Savage).

The display of enemies and battle animations during large-scale FATEs in 5.0 areas and battles with notorious monsters in Eureka Hydatos has been adjusted.

Following this adjustment, enemies, battle effects, and other players will be easier to see. However, your character must be within 100 yalms of the FATE before enemies can be seen.
* Updated Wednesday, December 26 at 12:30 a.m. (PST)

The item required to enhance weapons purchased with Allagan tomestones of phantasmagoria, Deepshadow Solvent, can be purchased from Fathard in Eulmore (X:10.2 Y:11.7) with Manufactured Coins.

Upgrading Equipment

  • After acquiring the items required to enhance your weapon from Fathard, speak with Shee-Tatch in Eulmore (X:10.3 Y:12.0) and exchange them for an augmented weapon of your choice.

PvP

PvP actions have been adjusted as follows:

Tank and Melee DPS Actions

Action Adjustment
Vanward Potion The name of this action has been changed from Vanward Potion to Medical Kit.
This action can be used by all jobs.

Ninja

Action Adjustment
Shukuchi Barrier strength has been reduced from the equivalent of a heal of 2,000 potency to a heal of 1,000 potency.
Trick Attack Increase to target’s damage taken has been reduced from 20% to 15%.
Ill Wind Silence duration has been reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second.

Bard

Action Adjustment
HP HP has been increased from 12,500 to 15,000.

Machinist

Action Adjustment
HP HP has been increased from 12,500 to 15,000.

Dancer

Action Adjustment
HP HP has been increased from 12,500 to 15,000.

Black Mage

Action Adjustment
HP HP has been increased from 12,500 to 15,000.

Summoner

Action Adjustment
HP HP has been increased from 12,500 to 15,000.

Red Mage

Action Adjustment
HP HP has been increased from 12,500 to 15,000.

White Mage

Action Adjustment
HP HP has been increased from 15,000 to 17,500.

Scholar

Action Adjustment
HP HP has been increased from 15,000 to 17,500.

Astrologian

Action Adjustment
HP HP has been increased from 15,000 to 17,500.

The following PvP action has been removed:

Ranged DPS and Healer Actions

  • Rearward Potion

The help text for the PvP actions Standard Step and Technical Step has been adjusted.

* The effects of these actions were not changed.

The Feast

Season Fourteen of the Feast will begin.

In answer to demand from you─our players─this latest season of the Feast has begun ahead of the release of Patch 5.2. As a result of this change in schedule, the adjustments did not make it in time; therefore, the rewards for the fourteenth season are different.
* Wolf Collars will not be available during this season.
* No changes have been made to titles, trophies, or rank 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 Fourteen and will be updated daily. Should an error occur with calculating results, the day’s rankings will not be updated.

Frontline

To improve randomization of party members in Frontline campaigns, players are no longer assigned according to their Grand Company membership, and are instead treated as being freelancers.

Further adjustments to this feature are planned for future updates.

The following adjustments have been made to Onsal Hakair (Danshig Naadam):

The tactical rating required to win has been reduced from 1,800 to 1,600.
Tactical points earned when defeating enemy players has been reduced from 10 to 8.
Tactical points lost when being defeated by enemy players has been reduced from 10 to 8.

Items

The appearance of the equipment No.2 Type B Leggings has been adjusted.

Although adjustments were made to this equipment in Patch 5.15, after receiving player feedback, we have decided to temporarily revert these changes.

Read on for details.

System

The position of the Remember Password checkbox has been adjusted. (PlayStation®4 only)

Resolved Issues

  • The following issues have been addressed.
    • An issue wherein the graphics of equipment obtained from the alliance raid the Copied Factory did not display correctly.
    • An issue in the PvP duty Hidden Gorge wherein receiving damage while mounted cause players to disconnect from the server under certain conditions.
    • An issue wherein executing the gunbreaker PvP action Wicked Talon Combo would interrupt its own combo under certain conditions.
    • An issue wherein executing the red mage PvP actions Tether, Scatter, or Vercure would interrupt the combo of Enchanted Redoublement Combo under certain conditions.
    • An issue wherein executing the red mage PvP action Scorch would cancel the Dualcast status effect.
    • An issue when viewing the Crafting Log wherein the number of required ingredients listed in Raw Materials List window was incorrect.
    • An issue wherein players could not cancel Duty Finder registration under certain conditions.

Other various issues have also been addressed.

Known Issues

An issue when equipping No.2 Type B Leggings wherein the graphics do not appear properly when using the sit emote under certain conditions.

 

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