If Disciples of the Hand in Final Fantasy XIV are looking to craft jewelry with Zoisite or a lovely pot of Jhinga Curry, they must procure a Reagent known as Earthbreak Aethersand. This Aethersand variant is said to be a “coarse-grained, highly concentrated, aetherially reduced mineral matter that carries the distinctive scent of soil.” Most Warriors of Light will primarily seek after Earthbreak Aethersand to craft Craftsman’s Alkahest and Zoisite, two essential materials for the high-end gear pieces of the Indagator’s Tool and Accessory Set. Whether Crafters or Gatherers are trying to take their skills to the next level, both parties will need Earthbreak Aethersand for the new endgame equipment.
Earthbreak Aethersand can be acquired through three primary methods: the Market Board in Final Fantasy XIV, Aetherial Reduction of specific resources, or the many branches of the Scrip Exchange. Out of these three methods, Warriors of Light are recommended to perform Aetherial Reduction to get this Aethersand variation.
In particular, spearfishing for the Verdigris Guppy is an excellent and easily accessible method of farming Earthbreak Aethersand through Aetherial Reduction. The Verdigris Guppy’s spearfishing node can be found underwater at (X: 25, Y: 22) in Upper La Noscea.
How To Farm Earthbreak Aethersand in FFXIV
According to gameplay footage by the Youtube channel Ashe10, the Verdigris Guppy is a “small fast-moving fish” that can be found at the coordinates mentioned above. Keep in mind that Collectables must be up for the fish to appear. Once players have caught the guppy, they can earn several stacks of Earthbreak Aethersand through Aetherial Reduction in FFXIV. The Verdigris Guppy is not the only source of this Aethersand. Sources at Prima Games have verified that a Nosceasaur, Earthen Quartz, and Sophora Roots have a chance of dropping the resource via Aetherial Reduction.
For reference, Nosceasaurs can be via Fishing at (X: 24, Y: 21) in Upper La Noscea, Sophora Roots can be gathered at (X: 10.6, Y: 34.8) in Labyrinthos, and Earthen Quartz is harvested from a node in Mare Lamentorum at (X: 21.7, Y: 34.7). Alternatively, players can visit the Scrip Exchanges throughout Hydaelyn and trade 300 Purple Gatherers’ Scrips for a stack of Earthbreak Aethersand in Final Fantasy XIV. Like other Aethersand variants, the Earthbreak type can also be traded on the Market Board in FFXIV. However, due to the high demand for this resource, it is likely that many adventurers will not find the sand available on the market for the first few weeks after Patch 6.3.
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- Square Enix
- Final Fantasy
- Fantasy, MMORPG
- PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, macOS
- Square Enix
- Online Co-Op, Online Multiplayer
- Final Fantasy 14 (Final Fantasy XIV) is the fourteenth entry in the Final Fantasy franchise. It is an MMORPG that initially launched in 2010 before it was completely rebuilt from the ground up for a 2013 release as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. After the events of the 2010 iteration’s conclusion, where the primal dragon Bahamut brings calamity to the land of Eorza, the player survives and is sent into the future by five years in a world that has begun to rebuild, but now thrust into the middle of a war from the Garlean Empire. As a consistently expanding world with an ever-scaling storyline, Final Fantasy XIV’s narrative grows with each expansion, with the core experience still surrounding working with other players and NPCs as they level and customize their characters, engage in real-time events, and coordinate teams to enter massive dungeons to face raid bosses. The game is available to play with people of several nations and has a massive translatable vocabulary for players to be able to work with one another despite language barriers. The most recent expansion pack, Endwalker, was released in December of 2021 and follows the trend of each title releasing roughly every two years. Final Fantasy XIV is available as a free-to-play title up to level 60, where the game then transitions to a subscription model. The game is playable on Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5, as the PlayStation 3 version was shuttered in 2017.
- Expansion Packs :
- Heavensward (June 2015), Stormblood (June 2017), Shadowbringers (July 2019), Endwalker (December 2021)