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Start NPC Zaldon - Selbina (H-9)
Requirements Minimum total of 30 Fishing Skill (includes gear and synthesis support bonuses)
Items Needed Various fish (see below).
Title Granted Cordon Bleu Fisher (Giant Catfish/Ogre Eel)
Ace Angler (Silver Shark)
Lu Shang-like Fisher King (Titanictus)
Repeatable Yes
Reward Varies; see below
Notable:
Brigand's Chart (from Bhefhel Marlin)
Pirate's Chart (from Bhefhel Marlin)
Saber Shoot (from Gugrusaurus)
Opal Silk (from Lik)
Puffin Ring (from Crocodilos)
Noddy Ring (from Pelazoea)
Shaper's Shawl (from Matsya)
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The Real Gift Indomitable Spirit
Brigand's Chart Quest
Pirate's Chart Quest


Walkthrough

  • Talk to Zaldon with a minimum total of 30 fishing skill to begin the quest.
    • See the Fishing page for gear that can boost your fishing skill, allowing you to accept the quest with as little as 22 fishing skill.
  • If there is an item in the fish he'll give it to you and he'll give you some gil for compensation for taking the fish. Larger fish have increased odds of providing the item.
  • When questing the Ebisu Fishing Rod you DO NOT have to have the Key Item Serpent Rumors prior to getting your items. You do, however, have to have Serpent Rumors in order to catch the Lik and Gugrusaurus. And to start Indomitable Spirit to get the Ebisu Fishing Rod.

The Fish List

Those listed with Skill 100 and above are considered "legendary" fish.

Fish Skill Gil Reward Possible Item(s)
Abaia 100 960 gil 1x Aurora Bass(12.5%)

2x Aurora Bass(7.8%)
3x Aurora Bass(1.5%)
Plumb Boots(0.7%)

Ahtapot 90 350 gil Decayed Ingot (18.5%)

Mildewy Ingot (10.2%)

Apkallufa 75 95 gil Ice Spikes (???%)
Armored Pisces 100 475 gil Stolid Breastplate (0.4%)
Bhefhel Marlin 61 150 gil Brigand's Chart (14.3%)
Pirate's Chart (4.4%)
Bladefish 71 200 gil Robber Rig (11.7%)
Bloodblotch 80+ 165 gil Confectioner's Ring (???%)

Venom Dust (???%)

Bonefish 30 ?? gil Skeleton Key (up to 4) (???%)
Cave Cherax 100 800 gil Dwarf Pugil (44.4%)
Crocodilos 100 1763 gil Puffin Ring (2.3%)
Dark Bass 33 10 gil Green Rock (4.5%)
Dorado Gar ? 568 gil Gold Ingot (between 1-4) (???%)
Emperor Fish 94 300 gil Cuir Highboots (0%)
Far East Puffer 110+ 735 gil Stinky Subligar (???%)
Gavial Fish 81 250 gil Drone Earring (4.9%)
Gerrothorax 100 423 gil Risky Patch (1.2%)
Giant Catfish 31 50 gil Earth Wand (6.2%)
Title: Cordon Bleu Fisher
Giant Chirai 100 550 gil Twinthread (1.2%)
Giant Donko 49 96 gil Broken Halcyon Rod (4.7%)
Gigant Octopus 80 119 gil Black Ink (between 1-6) (???%)
Gigant Squid 91 300 gil Flame Shield (???%)
Grimmonite 90 350 gil Gold Ring (???%)
Silver Ring (???%)
Mythril Ring (???%)
Gugrusaurus 110+ 880 gil Saber Shoot (0.4%)
Gugru Tuna 41 50 gil Tiny Tathlum (2.5%)
Hakuryu 110+ 1512 gil Hakuryu's Liver (48.1%)
Istavrit 40 50 gil Venom Dust (between 1-6)Verification Needed (???%)
Jungle Catfish 80 300 gil Broken Hume Rod (3%)
Kalkanbaligi 100 390 gil Flat Shield (3.3%)
Kilicbaligi 61 150 gil Rusty Greatsword (???%)
Kokuryu 110+ 1512 gil Kokuryu's Liver (???%)
Lakerda 41 51 gil Pearl (6%)
Black Pearl (1.9%)
Lik 110+ 880 gil Opal Silk (0.5%)
Malicious Perch 66 483 gil Patissiere's Ring (???%)

Venom Dust (???%)

Matsya 110+ 12592 gil Shaper's Shawl (1.2%)
Megalodon 93 532 gil Broken Mithran Rod (???%)

Mithran Fishing Rod (???%)

Mola Mola 110+ 487 gil Mercurial Spear (1.8%)
Monke-Onke 51 150 gil Poison Dust (between 1-6) (???%)
Morinabaligi 94 300gil Cuir Gloves (???%)
Ogre Eel 35 16 gil Turquoise Ring (2.5%)
Title: Cordon Bleu Fisher
Pelazoea 100 360 gil Noddy Ring (1.8%)
Pirarucu 89 516 gil Wyvern Skin (???%)
Peiste Skin (???%)
Pterygotus 99 390 gil Lapis Lazuli (6.7%)
Rhinochimera 72 300 gil Solon Torque (3.2%)
Ryugu Titan 100 800gil Mercurial Sword (1.3%)
Sea Zombie 100 350 gil Drill Calamary (27.2%)
Sekiryu 110+ 1512 gil Sekiryu's Liver (???%)
Shen 110+ 1280 gil Riftdross (???%)

Riftcinder (???%)

Silver Shark 76 250 gil Trident (1.4%)
Title: Ace Angler
Soryu 110+ 1512 gil Soryu's Liver (46.8%)
Takitaro 100 350 gil Philosopher's Stone (2.4%)
Three-eyed Fish 81 250 gil Paralysis Dust (between 1-10) (???%)
Titanic Sawfish 100 810 gil Aizenkunitoshi (0.7%)
Titanictus 100 350 gil Ancient Sword (1.3%)
Seashell (???%)
Title: Lu Shang-like Fisher King
Tricorn 100 810 gil Darksteel Ore (???%)
Turnabaligi 100 340 gil Dark Ore (1%)
Ice Ore (1.4%)
Water Ore (1.4%)
Veydal Wrasse 52 225 gil Nebimonite (???%)
Seashell (???%)
Yawning Catfish 64 300 gil Seabird's Ring (???%)
Yayinbaligi 31 50 gil Telluric Ring (???%)
Zafmlug Bass 48 15 gil Blue Rock (1.4%)


Drop Rates While Keeping Charts

It is wellknown that if you store either a Pirate's Chart or a Brigand's Chart in your inventory and continue trading Zaldon marlins that you will eventually receive the other chart from him. What is not known is whether this affects the drop rate of the second chart. Obviously, the game must check your inventory in order to know that you are holding the chart. Thus, there are two possibilities:

  • The game checks your inventory, sees that you are holding a chart, then gives you the other one. In this case, the drop rate of the chart when holding should be equal to the combined drop rates for both charts when not holding.
  • The game checks your inventory, sees that you are holding a chart, then drops the chart without informing you. In other words, the drop rates for the charts are independent of each other. In this case, the drop rate when holding a chart will be equal to the drop rate of the chart when not holding.

Clearly, the first case is preferable. It would mean that players can hold on to a chart without fear that they are silently missing out on obtaining more. The way to determine which is happening is to also keep track of drop rates when holding charts. A preliminary study posted on Titanictus.com showed that the drop rate when holding is equal to the drop rate when not holding, meaning the second case is how the game actually works. The sample size of that experiment was too small to be conclusive though.

If you trade marlins without holding on to a chart, please post those drop rates in the table above. If, however, you trade marlins to Zaldon while holding a chart in your inventory, please post the drop rates below.

Update History

  • November 2021. Larger fish now have an increased chance of providing an item. New fish added to the accepted list.

References

Game Description

Client
Zaldon (Fishermen's Guild Salesroom, Selbina)
Summary
Some fish in Vana'diel like to eat shiny objects. If you catch one, let Zaldon cut it open for you.
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