Top 15 Rarest Mounts To Get in Final Fantasy XIV

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Final Fantasy XIV (as of this writing) has over 180 mounts. And this goes up with every other patch.

Some of them awe you with their beauty and music, others are showpieces so people know you defeated a rare challenge, and then there are those made to make you smile (Fat Chocobo, for instance).

And this ranking will take you through those great mounts that are pretty rare, or just tough to get. Can you collect them all?

Well I’ll tell you now, when I get started with mounts, I treat them like Pokémon.

 

15. Gwiber of Light

Gwiber Of Light Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 4% of active players
Patch Released: 5.3

While this is rare as of this writing, I’d say as more patches come out and characters can level higher, this will become easier to get.

The Gwiber of Light is a light bathed draconic entity.

With magnificent armor, golden eyes, and light pouring from his very flesh, this mount comes with vocal music from the Seat of Sacrifice.

How to get: Win this as a drop in The Seat of Sacrifice Level 80 Extreme.

 

14. Construct VI-S

Construct Vi-S Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 4.3% of active players
Patch Released: 5.4

The construct is a golem that has been painted red.

The red paint is supposed to make it go faster. No one knows what the S stands for.

But you can look cool as you run around Eorzea in the hood of this large metal machine.

Unfortunately, this piece does not have its own soundtrack. Instead it reverts to the standard mount music.

But this doesn’t diminish how awesome it is to run around inside a large golem, reminiscent of the gate guard in classic hit Labyrinth.

How to get: Gather Faux Leaves at Faux Hollows. Faux Hollows is a mini game you can play once a week after completion of the current Unreal Trial. 600 Faux Leaves will buy you the Construct VI – S.

 

13. Gabriel Mark III

Gabriel Mark Iii Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 6.9% of active players
Patch Released: 5.45

Stand on top of this winged metal beast in its glory of gold and electric blue, and you’ll see why it’s so great.

Looking a little like a plane with legs, this mount comes with the Bozja theme, changes shape when it flies, and looks even better at night when it glows.

How to get: A rare drop in the 24-player duty Delubrum Regine (can be found in treasure chests). This is part of the Bozja questline.

 

12. Eden

Eden Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 5.9 % of active players
Patch Released: 5.4

This mount is basically a giant Eden, cape and all.

Whether you want it ultimately depends on how cool you look when you ride this thing.

An Au’Ra will hold onto the bottom of it and stand proud, awesome!

Lalafells hold higher up the bottom tail and look like they’re clinging on for dear life…

It also comes with the ability to shoot a laser into the air. Of course, coming from Eden, she comes with Eden’s music too.

How to get: Eden’s promise: Eternity. Savage Raid. This is a rare drop.

 

11. Battle Tiger

Battle Tiger Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 6.4% of active players
Patch Released: 5.0

Grind out Gunbreaker for this glorious creature.

Imagine how people would stand by in awe as you ride through the realm in the back of a giant armored saber tooth tiger.

These kittens, as the soldiers who ride them into battle affectionately call them, come with the standard mount music.

How to get: Complete 300 dungeons (Level 61 and above), extreme trials (61 and above), unreal trials, 50/60/70 duty roulettes as Gunbreaker.

 

10. Triceratops

Triceratops Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 0.9% of active players
Patch Released: 5.0

The Triceratops is a hunt mount.

And yep, it’s a dinosaur. Possible one of the most popular dinosaurs of your childhood.

Who wouldn’t want this one?

With less than 1% of Eorzea’s population having managed to tame this beast, she’s truly a rare sight.

How to get: Get yourself a dinosaur by killing 2000 A Rank Elite Marks and 1000 S Rank Elite Marks in Norvrandt.

 

9. Juedi

Juedi Horse Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 4.3% of active players
Patch Released: 5.4

Juedi translates to “ludicrously swift steed that runs so fast its feet no longer touch the ground”.

Probably.

She’s a beautiful black horse of legend, with a mane of silver hair.

Her music is of the Heavens on High stock, giving the perfect beat for her hooves as she takes you swiftly across the realm.

How to get: Complete the top floor of Heaven on High. Have all 4 Empyrean Reliquaries in your inventory when you speak with the Cast-Off Confederate in the Ruby Sea. (Crick)

 

8. Centurio Tiger

Centurio Tiger Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 1.5% of active players
Patch Released: 4.0

He was a mark the clan could not bring themselves to kill.

They took the cub in and raised him to ride.

This is one big Tiger, but he loves his riders, and will always come when called.

How to get: You need 2 hunting achievements to get this beast. “Bring Your A Game V” (slay 3,000 rank A elite marks) and “Bring Your S Game V” (slay 2,000 rank S elite marks).

 

7. Morbol

Morbol Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 3.6% of active players
Patch Released: 5.15

Once upon a time, the Morbols were a nightmare.

My only chance of survival seemed to be to run from that poisoned breath.

Now I can ride a Morbol around and spray that bad breath at my friends and foes alike. What’s not to like here?

How to get: This one’s tough. First you need a party of blue mage with undersized party turned off, and silence echo turned on (Use Party Hunter). Then you need to do the following:

  • Finish T5 of Binding Coil of Bahamut
  • Finish T4 of Second Coil of Bahamut
  • Finish T4 of Final Coil of Bahamut
  • Finish The Burden of the Father (Savage)
  • Finish The Burden of the Son (Savage)
  • Finish The Soul of the Creator (Savage)
 

6. Construct VII

Construct Vii Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 2.7% of active players
Patch Released: 5.15

This mount is basically a large metal silver machine that you get to fly around in.

They (your GC) took this thing from the Kobalds during a battle. And after extensive repairs, put it up for sale.

This is how you come to receive it as a reward for helping your grand company win so many victories.

How to get: Guide any of the three companies to 100 victories at Onsal Hakair. (PVP)

 

5. Astrope

Astrope Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 1.3% of active players
Patch Released: 3.3

Teachers work hard.

So what better way to reward all their hard work by giving them a fully-grown Pegasus?

Especially one this gorgeous that can seat 2.

Astrope is beautiful, all in white with feathered wings.

Astrope only allows those who are gentle of heart to climb upon its back, an honor reserved for mentors.

How to get: Complete 2000 duties via duty roulette mentor.

 

4. Parade Chocobo

Parade Chocobo Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 11% of active players
Patch Released: 2.4

This mount has been available since patch 2.4 (2014) yet still only 11% of players have gotten it!

It’s not easy to stand out from the crowd when you’re grinding out dungeons and trials.

But when you do, the Parade Chocobo will be there to offer you its golden back.

This porky bird is one of those mounts that makes everyone smile when you see it. Well worth earning his love.

How to get: Receive 3000 player commendations.

 

3. Gloria-class Airship

Gloria-Class Airship Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 2.9% of active players
Patch Released: 3.2

Yep, a single occupancy airship mount.

This is a small-scale version of a rotary-winged airship – so you can travel in style without being cramped by others on your flight.

Maybe Square Enix went a little too small on the small scale, though.

I mean, there’s barely room for you to stand in this airship.

How to get: Win 200 matches in the feast. (PVP)

 

2. Pteranodon

Pteranodon Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 0.5% of active players
Patch Released: 5.21

I know we got excited by the thought of riding a triceratops… but how about riding a pterodactyl?

That is what mounts are all about!

It’s big, it’s cool, and it’s the envy of everyone who didn’t think it was worth their time to get too involved in crafting and gathering.

This mount is for all of us hard working crafter/gatherers – and he is beautiful!

How to get: Earn 500,000 points towards your skyward score (The Firmament).

 

1. Black Pegasus

Black Pegasus Mount / Ffxiv
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How Rare: Owned by 12% of active players
Patch Released: 3.4

This beautiful black Pegasus with rich red wings and mane can only be found in the Palace of the Dead.

Find him in this palace and set him free, and then he’ll always be there to give you a ride if you call for him.

Downside?

Well, like so many mounts it has the standard music. Although we really feel it should have PoTD music…

Maybe he got sick of hearing it since he was trapped in there for so long.

How to get: Found in PotD on higher levels, inside gold rimmed sacks. Rare drop.

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