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Nightmare Mount FFXIV: Everything You Need to Know

Here's everything you need to know about the Nightmare Mount in Final Fantasy XIV Online.
Here's everything you need to know about the Nightmare Mount in Final Fantasy XIV Online. / Photo courtesy of Square Enix

Even after all these years, the Nightmare Mount in FFXIV remains one of the rarest items to get in all of gaming, let alone the lone title, due to the amount of time it can take to get the chance at one.

Here's everything you need to know about the Nightmare Mount in Final Fantasy XIV Online.

Nightmare Mount FFXIV: Everything You Need to Know

While in the case of most older content in FFXIV in that they're much easier to get now that the level cap has been raised numerous times, the chances of pulling a Nightmare Mount remain extremely slim as it is only summoned if the Nightmare Whistle is dropped for the player.

Although the whistle drops from any of the three Realm Reborn trials in The Bowl of Embers (Extreme), The Howling Eye (Extreme) and The Navel (Extreme), its drop rate is ridiculously low. So much so, in fact, that some who've reportedly played FFXIV for years have only seen the whistle once or twice.

It's also worth mentioning that the single-seater Nightmare Mount is a separate discussion altogether from the six Nightmare mounts that are used to unlock the "A Legend for a Legend" sidequest.

The six Nightmare mounts are dropped randomly for those who complete specific Extreme versions of the trials relating to the initial elemental primals from the original "A Realm Reborn" content:

  • Aithon: The Bowl of Embers (Extreme)
  • Xanthos: The Howling Eye (Extreme)
  • Gullfaxi: The Navel (Extreme)
  • Enbarr: Lord of the Whorl (Extreme)
  • Markab: The Striking Tree (Extreme)
  • Boreas: Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme)

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