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≪September 11, 2017 Version Update≫
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This month's main attraction is the fourth entry in the Escutcheon questline!

Other updates include the monthly changes to Ambuscade-this time, bundled with some overall adjustments to the content as a whole-new Superior 3 equipment, adjustments to synthesis high-quality success rate, and more.

Read on for details.


  • The escutcheon questlines have undergone the following additions and adjustments.
  • A new quest has been added.
* Players must complete the Records of Eminence objective First Step Forward in order to accept these quests.
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As they proceed along this questline, players will no longer be able to purchase platinum screws or sequoia materials and instead will be able to purchase adamantite screws and duralumin frames.
To receive the quests, players must trade one of the following items to Mewk Chorosap in Port Jeuno (G-8).
Joiner’s Shield / Smythe’s Shield / Toreutic Shield / Plaiter’s Shield / Beveler’s Shield / Ossifier’s Shield / Brewer’s Shield / Chef’s Shield
  • Players may now purchase the following items in exchange for crafter points.
Item Name Required Number of Points
Adamantite Screw: Woodworking 20,000
Adamantite Screw: Blacksmithing
Adamantite Screw: Goldsmithing
Adamantite Screw: Clothcraft
Adamantite Screw: Leathercraft
Adamantite Screw: Boneworking
Adamantite Screw: Alchemy
Adamantite Screw: Cooking
Item Name Required Number of Points
Duralumin Frame: Woodworking 30,000
Duralumin Frame: Blacksmithing
Duralumin Frame: Goldsmithing
Duralumin Frame: Clothcraft
Duralumin Frame: Leathercraft
Duralumin Frame: Boneworking
Duralumin Frame: Alchemy
Duralumin Frame: Cooking
  • The maximum number of crafting points that may be stored at once has been increased.
  • The second batch of 15th Vana’versary Records of Eminence objectives has been added.
Read on for details.
  • The types of items that may be obtained from strange apparatuses have been changed.
  • Octavien will now accept the following items.
Rune Kris / Rune Algol / Rune Scythe
  • In the quest Choosing an Automaton Frame, players will now be able to receive the following heads once Vana’diel midnight has passed rather than the previous specified amount of lead time.
Soulsoother C-1000 / Spiritreaver M-400
  • A new alter ego has been added.
This new alter ego was selected by you, the players, as part of the 15th Vana’versary The One I Can Trust Campaign.
Read on for details.


  • Ambuscade has undergone the following additions and adjustments.
  • The foes in Normal and Intense Ambuscades have been swapped out.
* The corresponding Records of Eminence have been changed to reflect this.
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  • Some rewards obtainable in exchange for hallmarks have been swapped out.
  • Some rewards obtainable in exchange for badges of gallantry have been swapped out.
  • The HP of certain monsters appearing in Intense Ambuscades has been increased.
  • The number of hallmarks and badges of gallantry obtained in certain Intense Ambuscade difficulties has been increased.
  • The amount of experience and capacity points earned in certain Intense Ambuscade difficulties has been increased.
Difficulty Amount
Very Difficult 3600
Difficult 2400
Normal 1200
Easy 600
Very Easy 200
<<Badges of Gallantry>>
Difficulty Amount (Two-Person Party) Amount (Three-Person Party) Amount (Four-Person Party) Amount (Five-Person Party) Amount (Six-Person Party)
Very Difficult 300 600 900 1200 1500
Difficult 240 480 720 960 1200
Normal 180 360 540 720 900
Easy 80 160 240 320 400
Very Easy 20 40 60 80 100


  • New equipment requiring the Superior 3 gift has been added.
Superior 3 equipment can be traded or bought and sold on the auction house.
  • New items have been added.
  • New synthesis recipes have been added.
  • The following ammunition has been added and is storable in quivers.
Raetic Arrows
  • The effects of the following items are now included in their respective help texts.
Sugar Rusk / Chocolate Rusk / Coconut Rusk
  • An additional item may now be stored with the Porter Moogle.
  • Storage Slip 22
Chicken Knife II


  • New entries have been added to the Adventuring Primer
Skillchains / Skillchain List
  • The chance of a successful synthesis producing a high-quality good has been increased.
  • The values of the “high-quality synthesis success rate attribute” found on equipment have been increased.
* Help text for these attributes has been adjusted to reflect this increase.
  • The “likelihood of synthesis material loss” attribute found on equipment now has a maximum value.
The likelihood of synthesis material loss can now be reduced to a maximum of 20% based on the type of item while factoring in bonuses from equipment, food, and other effects.
* This does not apply to all items.

Resolved Issues

  • The issue with Omen wherein the message displaying when performing an action that counts for successful completion of both an ordinary and addition objective was incorrect.
  • The issue wherein the help text for the monk ability Boost was incorrect.
  • The issue wherein using a dancer step ability after using the monk ability Boost would cause a message stating that the effects of Boost have worn off.
* The effects of Boost were not erroneously removed.
  • The issue wherein the help text for the following weapon skills was incorrect.
Shoulder Tackle / One Inch Punch / Backhand Blow / Howling Fist / Final Heaven / Ascetic’s Fury / Tornado Kick

Known Issues

  • The effects of Raetic Arrows activate under unintended situations.
  • The ability Dragon Kick incorrectly states that it delivers an eightfold attack. It actually delivers a twofold attack.
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