Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers 5.05 Update
Not a lot of MMORPGs get better with age, and that’s why Final Fantasy XIV stands out. In fact, its latest expansion, FFXIV Shadowbringers, has been hailed as exceptional. Because aside from its top-notch storytelling–the best one the series and the genre has seen in recent years–it’s got loads of quality content. And with the 5.05 Update, there’s going to be even more of the latter!
Letting the Savage In
The update brings lots of new things to the game, but the most talked-about of them would be the Savage version of Eden’s Gate, the raid instance that was introduced in this expansion—as if the regular version of the raid isn’t hard enough. Then again, knowing the Warriors of Light-turned-Darkness, they’re always ready for greater challenges, especially because that means greater rewards.
Like usual FFXIV Savage raids, this can only be accessed via Raid Finder and has Item Level requirements, with Eden’s Gate: Resurrection at iLvl 440, and the next raid instances five Item Levels higher. This, however, can be bypassed if you register with a full party. But it should already go without saying that it’s better to be aptly-geared as this is currently one of the toughest available content in the game. Also, their time limits are the usual 90 minutes, save for Eden’s Gate: Sepulture, which is at 120 minutes.
The rewards for the Savage version of Eden’s Gate are the Edengrace coffers, which contain gear sets. And for Eden’s Gate: Sepulture, the Edengrace coffers also yield weapons. So, if you’re planning to have the most DPS or spell potency that you can, it’s definitely a must that you accomplish this content.
Much Disciplinary Improvement
Next on the “What’s Hot” list is The Dungeons of Lyhe Ghiah. It’s pretty reminiscent of the Aquapolis and the Lost Canals of Uznair. To unlock this, you’ll need to find and open treasure coffers from zonureskin treasure maps. This dungeon is going to be a great way to obtain rewards that are unlike any other, so we recommend that you try this out.
Aside from new PVE content of FFXIV Shadowbringers, classes are getting tweaked for the better. Benefiting the most from this are Monk, Summoner, Red Mage, and Samurai, as they have found themselves in need of a buff once Shadowbringers rolled in. Another class that got a much-needed power-up is the Ninja, which has become the butt of jokes by a lot of players. For the comprehensive list of changes, check out the official patch notes.
There will also be lots of items that will be introduced in this patch–that’s where the Disciples of Hand and Land come in, as many of these items will be included in their ever-growing recipe list.
Besides the Point: The Immediate FFXIV Future
Without a doubt, these new content are very much exciting. But if you notice, the update is numbered as 5.05. Compared to how previous updates are usually numbered, it might seem peculiar, as they’re mostly a full decimal in the tenths. This is because Patch 5.05 is a lead-up to, obviously, 5.1, which is slated for release a few months from now.
It’s slated to have a new EX trial and a raid related to Nier Automata, a critically-acclaimed action-RPG from the same publisher, Square Enix. While it may seem like androids musing about questions related to humanity have nothing to do with the high-fantasy setting of Final Fantasy XIV, the game has had crossovers with other games before, even with totally unrelated franchises such as Monster Hunter.
Though to be fair, it’s not like previous examples, as this is the first time a crossover content is an entire raid. But considering it’s also an SE game and the storyline is all about multiple dimensions right now, it can definitely work.
Final Fantasy XIV is in a good place right now, and Patch 5.05 put it in an even sweeter spot. So, if you’ve been putting off your return to Hydaelyn, there’s no better time to jump back than now.