FFXIV All Saints Wake 2023

FFXIV All Saints Wake 2023 Event Guide | FF14 Hallow'een Event

It seems each year is a case of “blink and it’s All Saints Wake and Starlight”! And so, here we are about to get spooked out on another creepy season in FFXIV. And, if the teaser imagery is anything to go by, our favourite imp-come-clownboy makes a return. But, most surprisingly, his dear Succubus appears to be keeping her distance for once!

Here’s my guide to the event. Enjoy!

When Is All Saints Wake?

  • It starts at 1am PDT (8am GMT) on Friday, October 27th 2023.
  • It ends at 6:59am PDT (1:59pm GMT) on Monday, November 13th 2023

Who Can Take Part?

All characters who are Level 15.

For those who have not started in Gridania, you will need to have your related “Envoy quest” either active, or completed. This is so you can travel to Gridania for the event.

How To Get Started

Get Eligible!

If you’re not Level 15 and/or have not done your “Envoy” quests, then get to it.

Unless you started in Gridania, then you just have to be Level 15. Lucky you. Or not, depending on how All Saints curses, “blesses” you!

Head to Gridania

Specifically, Old Gridania and to outside the gate of the Mih Khetto’s Ampitheatre.

Pick up the quest called Normal Quest The Fright Stuff.

Get talking to the Adventurers’ Guild Investigator and see what this year’s spooky story says.

Meet the Great Gourd

Go see the Great Gourd to continue the story!

You can read a summary either below, or on the “Story” tab. But if you want to skip it then click/tap Skip ↓

2023 All Saints’ Wake Story

Skip ↓

Papa Gruff in his form as a scary clown.

For those of you who were around for this FFXIV Halloween event a couple of years ago, you will recognise Papa Gruff.

He was reprimanded for trying to cause havoc one year and the Great Gourd brought him to heel.

Well that same voidsent is back this year but is trying to make scaring people enjoyable – not just for himself, but for those he is scaring. Only he’s not that great at it!


You have to walk with him and advise him on the kind of scaring that might do the trick…pun intended. Don’t worry, the story prevents you from making the “wrong” decision and tormenting a child for the rest of their life!

After that, he goes about with you, but making the decisions himself. In short, becoming the kind that “scares to tickle”.

Until you both come across a freaked-out botanist who claims to have seen something genuinely scary, and daren’t go back.

A scared botanist in Gridania - an NPC during the FFXIV All Saints Wake 2023 event

The Voidsents’ Plot

I won’t spoil the rest, though. Things get a bit weird. But there are some really lovely moments. It is totally worth doing. A few times!


This year, it seems like FFXIV are encouraging us to play pranks on other players. To those who were around for the 2022 event, you were able to transform yourself into well-known FFXIV NPCs. Well, this year, we get to pay it forward.

Though I do kinda get a sort-of “Hogwarts Vibe” from the official imagery put out by Square Enix. Anyway, here are the rewards:

Emote: All Saints’ Charm

FFXIV All Saints Charm Emote
Play this video
FFXIV All Saints Charm Emote

If you want to, you can see the All Saints’ Charm EmoteExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab) on my YouTube ChannelExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab).

How to Get /allsaintscharm

This emote is the reward for completing the Normal Quest The Fright Stuff.

Emote Info

I’ve given more detail on the YouTube write-up, but this one doesn’t do any transforming, per se. It is a neat effect, though and you can cast it onto people, NPCs, minions… apparently, anything!

If you find a selectable item that it does not work on, let me know!

The full emote effect does not appear to work in gpose, regardless of the target.

Deco: Wall-mounted Vampire Bats

How to Get This

It costs Gil 2,000 from the Bespectacled Peddler. She is just inside the gate of Mih Khetto’s Ampitheatre.

Older Items

As ever, there is the “small print” about older items being available from previous All Saints’ Wake events. Sorry, certain items.

Unless you can go back in time, which of course you couldn’t. Well, maybe not. It is your character attending the event, after all!

Where to Get Older Items

Oh yes, you get them from the Bespectacled Peddler.

You can also recover items from events you have attended in the past in case you’ve lost them. These are available for Gil 1,000 / item from the Recompense Officer. What an inspirating job title for “Lost Property”.

Does the character have had to exist in prior years, or definitely have completed the event before?

Magicked Prism (Pumpkin)

Magicked Prism (Pumpkin)
Play this video
Magicked Prism (Pumpkin)

Cost: Gil2 each.

Other All Saints Wake Features

With a new emote, FFXIV have brought back some things to encourage you to take those screenshots to share the “joy” of the season.

Or something.

The Haunted Manor

No, this is not Haukke Manor

While there’s no dungeon/duty here (as far as I know), you will be allowed into the Haunted Manor.

It might look like Haukke Manor, but it’s decidedly less creepy. Or maybe not less creepy, but less overtly evil.


The Phantom’s Feast

Despite this being advertised on the official pages, I could not see how to enter this. Please do let me know if you figure it out!

I only vaguely recall this one, despite it being only two years ago. But this is a dungeon-like duty.

Designed for 4 players of at least Level 1, we need to save souls and stop Papa Gruff with whatever the ritual was two years ago. In short, I’ll be playing it like I’m new!

It awarded Pumpkin Cookies in 2021, so I don’t know what you’ll be able to get for them this time around. Not a real Pumpkin Cookie I’ll bet.

Eat Pumpkin Cookie Emote
Play this video
Eat Pumpkin Cookie Emote

You can see the duty information and a video of it on GamerEscapeExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab).

TL;DR Get Ready for Spellcasting at the FFXIV All Saints’ Wake 2023

While I’m not a fan of Hallowe’en, per se, FFXIV do manage to make the story around it very much worth doing. And the emote does look fun and quirky.

A lot of players seem to rock up to All Saints Wake, so come and enjoy the fun, FFXIV friends.

Official Posts

Don’t forget to check out the official info too!

About the Author

Fibro Jedi
Fibro Jedi

I have been playing MMOs for about ten years and began writing guides to The Lord of the Rings Online in 2017. I've only been creating content about Final Fantasy XIV since 2022, but I am glad for the mix. My current games include LOTRO, FFXIV and the occasional Palia session too.

LOTRO Posts | FFXIV Posts | Please support me on Ko-Fi Donate Coffee | Author Page

New Related Posts

Updated Related Posts