FFXIV Valentione's Day 2023 Event Guide

FFXIV Valentione's Day 2023 Guide - Rewards, Glamours and More | Celebrate Valentine's Day in Eorzea

The FFXIV Valentione’s Day Event is the last one of all the major recurring ones I’ve yet to write about. So, I figured, let’s complete the collection! This love-oriented event has not always been about romantic love, but in its various forms. So let’s have a look at what the 2023 FF14 Valentine’s Day Event has in store for us!

When Does Valentione’s Day Start?

On Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 8am (UK-Time) and ends on Wednesday, February 15th 2023 at 2.59pm (UK Time)

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It means the event ends the day after the actual Valentine’s Day, at least in the UK!

Who Can Take Part?

Any character who is Level 15 and has completed the MSQ quest Main Scenario Quest It’s Probably PiratesExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab).

Starting Valentione’s Day 2023

As usual, you need to head to New Gridania and seek out Lisette de Valentione at Mih Khetto’s Ampitheatre.

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The quest you’re looking for is Normal Quest Suited for Affection.

Suited for Affection

As always, the mechanics of the questline aren’t difficult. And, as usual, I won’t give any spoilers of the story. But it revolves around balancing caring about others and looking after yourself.

Astrid and Emilie are the main characters this year as they aim to give Lisette a year off, for once. But they end up on a journey of self-discovery in the process. It is definitely worth taking in the whole thing on one or two runs (if you have multiple characters).

The After-Story Event

Seasonal Instance: Valentione’s Ceremony

Group content normally makes me nervous, especially if I have a freak and queue as tank. But at this event, you unlock the Valentione’s Ceremony, which consists of two trials – and both terrify me. They are for a party of two people, but if you enter alone, someone will be matched with you. This is what’s involved for the “Trials of the Moon”:

Til Mog Do Us Part

  • Go through an obstacle-filled maze.
  • Each player has their own path.
  • You are joined by a “magical chain”.
  • Straying too far from each other drains the Affinity bar.
  • So does being attacked by Moogles.
  • If you run out of Affinity you fail the instance.

Cards Beat as One

  • This is a test of teamwork and memory.
  • 12 Cards are dealt.
  • Couples must work together to uncover matching pairs.
  • Successes/Mistakes affect an “Affinity Rating”.

I will have to /psych myself to do this. Or rope a friend into doing it.

Rewards 2023

This year’s event sees new glamours, an emote and a new housing decoration. These shots are from the official Lodestone postExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab), but I will replace them all with my own on day one.

Valentione’s Glamours

The first thing to say is that the glamour reward you receive depends on your character’s gender. My main female Miqo’te isn’t really a dress-wearer, so I got excited with the new jacket, but that is gender-locked. I will need to run the event on at least two characters anyway so you can see what they look like.

Frilled Valentione Emissary’s Attire

This is the set granted to characters that are female at the time. I have shown it here on a Female Miqo’te and Female Lalafell

Female Miqo’te

Valentione Emissary’s Dress Hat
Valentione Emissary’s Ruffled Dress
Valentione Emissary’s Dress Boots
Valentione Emissary’s Culottes

Female Lalafell

Vested Valentione Emissary’s Attire

This is the set granted to characters that are male at the time. My Lalafell sports it below, but if you want to skip to my Male Miqo’te ↓.

Male Lalafell

Valentione Emissary’s Hat
Valentione Emissary’s Jacket
Valentione Emissary’s Bottoms
Valentione Emissary’s Boots

Male Miqo’te

A hat is a hat, so I’ve not bothered to reproduce that one!

Valentione Emissary’s Jacket
Valentione Emissary’s Bottoms
Valentione Emissary’s Boots

Also Available Separately

In case you want to acquire copies of the glamours, you can do so from the House Valentione Maid. If you want the glamours for the opposite gender whenever SE unlock it, do so now while it’s not for real money. Each item costs Gil 1,000. Another case might be if you’re considering using a Fantasia to alter the gender of your character.

You get a warning saying you will never be able to equip this but FF14 have unlocked outfits before, so I will be buying the jacket on my female characters on the off-chance.

Other Valentine’s Day Rewards

As there often are, you can acquire consumable items. Each Prismatic Heart costs Gil8

Prismatic Hearts (Includes Videos)

These are making a return this year. There is a “left” and “right” variety. Note that the left/right relates to the side they appear with your character facing the camera! Here are my YouTube videos of these animations:

TL;DR Share the Love this FFXIV Valentione’s Day

And there we go – apart from trying to work up the courage to play the instances with another player, that’s everything from this year’s event! That’s quite a lot. But I hope this guide has helped you to check ahead as to which characters to run it on. Remember to pick up both glamour sets in case FFXIV remove the gender lock in the future – or if you might use a Fantasia.

In the meantime, take time away from your quests and dungeons, and come share the love at the 2023 FFXIV Valentione’s Day Event. Have fun at FFXIV Events in Eorzea, and beyond, friends! And, once it’s Valentine’s Day in our world, remember to show yourself some love too.

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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.

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