Patch 6.45 Will Bring No Major Alterations To Manderville Relic Progression
Final Fantasy XIV expansions feature an on-going questline to acquire Relic Weapons; once available they provide some of the finest weaponry available to Warriors of Light during that brief window of release (not so true since Ultimates became available). A Realm Reborn started this system off by means of Zodiac Relics which required players to go through an intensive questline in order to collect these incredible treasures.
People tend to appreciate the challenging journey involved with forging Relics. With that being said, Endwalker now features the Manderville Relic series which has proven much simpler compared to its counterpart – simply collect enough Allagan Tomestones so as to trade for any necessary items needed; though less exciting for some.
Are You Hoping that Future Phases Will Differ Dramatically? Unfortunately not. In an interview with Dengeki Online (translated via Reddit), Naoki Yoshida of Final Fantasy XIV Creative Director and Lead Producer stated that process won’t vary much during Patch 6.45; specifically when asked by Dengeki whether Manderville Relic process would change significantly or if new approaches would emerge?
“My goal isn’t to tell people exactly what will change; my aim is for all players to benefit while they enjoy content – so please rest assured there will be no major modifications,” Yoshida promised.
So brace yourself and expect more Tomestone drops in the near future. On the plus side, at least this won’t involve anything as extreme as Trials of the Braves book grinding from Zodiac Weapons; my soul still hasn’t recovered yet from that experience!
While you work towards forging the next Relic Weapon in your arsenal, don’t neglect grinding Tomestones to reap some great rewards! We currently are participating in the Moogle Treasure Trove event where Irregular Tomestones of Mendacity can be traded in for some cool mounts! Take full advantage of it while we await May 12’s Live Letter from Producer on Patch 6.4 streaming live online!