Nail Your Book of Skyfire 1

FFXIV Book of Skyfire 1 - Relic Book Guide - all the enemies, FATEs, Leves and Dungeon Targets.

The Book of Skyfire 1 is one of the so-called Relic Books in Final Fantasy 14. It’s called that as it is an actual book containing enemies you need to take down to improve the relic weapon you work on at the end of A Realm Reborn.

While some foes here will be familiar, others have not appeared in class or Grand Company logs. So here are all the enemies and their locations so you can complete the FFXIV Book of Skyfire 1.

“Skyfire I” or “Skyfire 1”?

For simplicity here, I’m going to mostly use the modern numeric version, rather than the Roman numeral. That’s to save me – and possibly you – getting confused reading an “I” mid-sentence where it may or may not mean the number one!

Obtaining the Book of Skyfire 1

I figured I’d answer this firstly for new players and secondly for those running more than one relic and getting progress on the two muddled up. Like a certain friend I know.

When You Can Get Relic Books

This stage follows on from successfully forging your Atma weapon. Next you turn your focus to creating your Animus weapon. And that is where your relic books come in.

Where You Get Them From

All the books for the Trials of the Zodiak Braves can be obtained from the Miqo’te NPC G’jusana.

She can be found at Revenant’s Toll in Mor Dhona (at X:23, Y:7.3). The Book of Skyfire 1 costs 100×Tomestones of Poetics.

Even if you can afford multiple relic books, you can only have one active at a time.

Once you have completed all objectives in The Book of Skyfire 1, you can take out another one.

NB: If you’ve done a relic or two before this one, note you do not have to complete the books in any order. This way you can mix things up a bit to suit you.

Individual Enemy Hunt

As with other hunts, part of each book is to take out a number of on-landscape enemies. These ones are not related to FATEs.

How You Know You’ve Done Enough

Once you have cleared enough enemies of a type, the picture of that foe will have a red cross through it.

Also, the little symbol over that enemy type’s head will vanish.

Daring Harrier

FFXIV Daring Harrier - Hunting Log Rank 5 Target
Daring Harrier Location Map
Coordinates: X16.8, Y:15.6

Location Information

  • Region: Mor Dhona: Fogfens (Rathfrost)
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Mor Dhona: Revenants Toll
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5th Cohort Vanguard

FFXIV 5th Cohort Vanguard - Hunting Log Rank 5 Target
5th Cohort Vanguard Location Map
Coordinates: X:10, Y:13

Location Information

  • Region: Mor Dhona: Fogfens/Castrum Centri
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Mor Dhona: Revenants Toll
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4th Cohort Hoplomachus

FFXIV 4th Cohort Hoplomachus - Thaumaturge Hunting Log Rank 5 target
4th Cohort Hoplomachus Location Map
Coordinates: X:12.4, Y:6.4

Location Information

  • Region: Western Thanalan: Cape Westwind
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Western Thanalan: Horizon
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Basilisk

FFXIV Basilisk - Northern Thanalan - Blue Fog
Basilisk Location Map
Coordinates: X:21.2, Y:25.0

Location Information

  • Region: Northern Thanalan: Blue Fog
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Northern Thanalan: Ceruleum Processing Plant
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Zanr'ak Pugilist

FFXIV Zanr'ak Pugilist | FF14 Book of Skyfire 1 Enemy
Zanr'ak Pugilist Location Map
Coordinates: X:24.5, Y:26.1

Location Information

  • Region: Southern Thanalan: Zanr'ak
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Southern Thanalan: Little Ala Mhigo
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Milkroot Cluster

FFXIV Milkroot Cluster - FF14 Hunting Log Rank 5 Target
Milkroot Cluster Location Map
Coordinates: X:24, Y:17

Location Information

  • Region: East Shroud: Sylphlands
  • Nearest Aetheryte: East Shroud: The Hawthorn Hut
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Giant Logger

FFXIV Giant Logger - Coerthas Central Highlands - Rank 5 target
Giant Logger Location Map
Coordinates: X14, Y:26

Location Information

  • Region: Coerthas Central Highland (Boulder Downs)
  • Nearest Aetheryte: North Shroud: Fallgourd Float
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Synthetic Doblyn

FFXIV Synthetic Doblyn - Rank 5 Hunting Log Target
Synthetic Doblyn Location Map
Coordinates:

Location Information

  • Region: Outer La Noscea: U'ghomaro Mines
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Outer La Noscea: Camp Overlook
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Shoalspine Sahagin

FFXIV Shoalspine Sahagin Location and Map | FF14 Book of Skyfire 1 target
Shoalspine Sahagin Location Map
Coordinates: X:14.0, Y:20.9

Location Information

  • Region: Western La Noscea: Sapsa Spawning Grounds
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Western La Noscea: Aleport
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2nd Cohort Hoplomachus

FFXIV 2nd Cohort Hoplomachus - Eastern La Noscea
2nd Cohort Hoplomachus Location Map
Coordinates: X:25.2, Y:21.3

Location Information

  • Region: Eastern La Noscea: Agelyss Wise
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Eastern La Noscea: Wineport
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FATEs

Some of your objectives for the Book of Skyfire 1 are in FATEs. Two of them are just FFXIV Fate Boss“Notorious Monster” battles, but I have outlined more about The Enmity of my Enemy. Here’s where you can find these.

Brounger

Brounger - the boss of the FATE Make It Rain
Brounger Location Map
Coordinates: X:25, Y:18.2

Location Information

  • Region: Outer La Noscea: Iron Lake
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Outer La Noscea: Camp Overlook
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Seps

FFXIV Giant Seps FATE | FF14 Book of Skyfire 1
Seps Location Map
Coordinates: X:9, Y:12

Location Information

  • Region: Coerthas Central Highlands: Whitebrim
  • Nearest Aetheryte: Coerthas Central Highlands: Camp Dragonhead
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FFXIV Fate The Enmity of My Enemy

This rather chaotic FATE takes place in Larkscall in the East Shroud. There are a few pointers you should be aware of:

  • It is a Follow-On:
    The Enmity of My Enemy follows on from the FATE FFXIV Fate The Enemy of My EnemyExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab). Therefore the first FATE needs to be cleared to trigger the one you want.
  • The FATE is Manually Triggered
    The Enemy of My Enemy is triggered when a player completes a short dialogue with the Wood Wailer Mianne Thousandmalm
  • Larkscall is Full of Enemies
    This FATE spawns a fair few of its own, but level sync will draw other non-FATE NPCs as well. If you’re on your own, keep the heat from your chocobo and the NPC with AoEs. Set “tank mode” if you are a tanking job.

Tip

You do not have to wait for The Enemy of My Enemy to progress. You can jump into the fight between tempered Sylphs and Imperial soliders. While the Sylphs will attack you, it’s the Garlean forces that count towards that FATE’s completion.

Where is Mianne Thousandmalm?

You can find him in the Larkscall area of the East Shroud at (X:28.2, Y:20.3). He is under a low-lying branch, bravely looking a fight he’d like to avoid.

Look for the FATE trigger symbol FATE Trigger rather than a blue circle when seeing whether it’s on or not!

Levequests

All the relic books require you to complete specific leves. The ones for the Book of Skyfire 1 are below.

Tip: If you cannot see your leve listed, complete other ones first then return to the Leve NPC

An Imp Mobile

An Imp Mobile is one of many leves with similar mechanics. You find an item, you use the item on enemies, then you defeat whatever the hidden enemy actually is.

Where Is the Leve?

Speak to the Grand Company Levemete at Whitebrim Front.

You can find this particular levequest in The Maelstrom’s list.

Leve Quest Info

Leve Walk-through

Get Luminous Crystals

First seek out the Wandering Wisps. Then use the /poke emote on them.

You will be told if it is carrying Luminous Crystals.

Tip: if you’re massively over-leveled, just defeat any/all of them.

Throw them On Dragonflies

Next, find Leve-related Dragonfly Chasers. Not all Dragonflies have the leve symbol.

Target one of the Chasers, and click your “Luminous Crystal” icon in your quest tracker.

Tip: if you run out of Luminous Crystals, go defeat more Wandering Wisps.

Defeat 2 × Dusty Devilets

Some Dragonfly Chasers become Dusty Devilets. You will need to find and defeat two Devilets to finish the Levequest.

Tip: mentally note which Dragonflies are not Imps. It is not done by RNG, so if a Dragonfly is not one during the leve, it never is (on this leve run, anyway).


The Awry Salvages

Where to Get the Leve

This one is picked up from the Grand Company Levemete in Mor Dhona.

Eidhard is at X:30.7, Y:12.1, or more easily – Saint Coinach’s Find in the Eastern portion of Mor Dhona.

How It Works

The Awry Salvages is a defence Levequest. As such, it only lasts as long as it takes you to defeat all the enemies in the list.

You have five crates to protect. But only one needs to survive for you to pass the leve. To be honest, it should never get that bad, and here’s why:

The enemies spawn in “batches”, so one “batch” won’t appear until the previous one has been defeated. Keep your eye on the minimap/radar/whatever – and intercept them before they reach the crates. It’s not always possible, but it usually is.

Tip

  • Turn the enemies away from the crates. If you’re a tank, then this should be natural to you – but it’s not always obvious to non-tanks. By turning them, their linear AoEs target you and not the crates.
  • Some enemies have circular AoEs, so try drawing them away from the crates to engage them. Or intercept them, as I said.

Necrologos: Pale Oblation

Whoopeee, more bits of the banned-yet-surprisingly-widely-circulated Necrologos series!

Where to Get the Leve

The latest void-riddled joy can be found at one of my favourite Levemetes. Rurubana could not hide his dislike of his job any less if he tried. But he doesn’t try!

Anyhow, he is at Camp Bluefog in Northern Thanalan.

Note: unlike the previous two, Necrologos: Pale Oblation is a standard Leve, so it doesn’t come from a Grand Company Levemete.

Pale Oblation: Walk-through

In the event that you’ve somehow made it to the Book of Skyfire 1 without ever picking up a “blessèd” Necrologos Tome, here’s the walk-through.

Before starting this leve, turn on nameplates for items - set it to 'always'. It will make finding the parchments on the ground a lot easier.

Find Pages of the Necrologos

There are various parchments on the ground. Some of these may be pages from the Necrologos. Some won’t be.

You may also find that the wolves are – how to say – “Carrying” pages of the book. You have to kill them to find out whether they are or not. You can decide on how/where/why they have these pages.

Defeat Final Voidsent

Once you have found the final page, it will spawn this Voidsent. So wherever you find the last page, that’s where the “boss” of the leve will appear.

Defeat it and return to Rurubana to be richly compensated. Well, have a few gil chucked your way.

Dungeon Enemies

When it comes to Dungeons in the Book of Skyfire 1, these always relate to bosses. For this book, they are all end-bosses too. I think one of the books may have a second-to-last in it, but not this one!

Vital: Use Your Relic Weapon!

I’ll save you some pain and annoyance as I’ve incurred both for you! Make sure it is your relic weapon you have equipped for the relevant boss fight. You can use any weapon up to that encounter, but it won’t count for the Book of Skyfire 1 if you don’t use your relic weapon for the named boss.

In my case, it means using the correct weapon for the whole dungeon due to forgetting stuff like that!

Diabolos

FFXIV Diabolos - the final boss of The Lost City of Amdapor

Dungeon: The Lost City of Amdapor
Unlock Quest: One Night in AmdaporExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab)

Hints

  • I would not advise soloing this using Unrestricted Party. If the first boss (the aptly-named Decaying Gourmand) eats you, you’re KO’d. So if you want to do it Unrestricted, just take a friend for insurance.
  • I won’t try to explain the mechs of this boss. They’re explained here insteadExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab). Read that because I always freak out and get it wrong!

Galvanth the Dominator

FFXIV Galvanth the Dominator: the last boss of the early MSQ dungeon: The Tam-Tara Deepcroft

Dungeon: The Tam-Tara Deepcroft

Hints

  1. This dungeon is soloable at Level 50, with the Unrestricted Party setting.
  2. Make sure you look for the Inconspicuous Imps spawning. Take them out ASAP because Galvanth is invulnerable until you do.

Isgebind

FFXIV Isgebind: The final boss encounter of the MSQ dungeon: The Stone Vigil

Dungeon: The Stone Vigil

Hints

  • This is a relatively easy boss fight. Healers should be aware of the AoE Rime Wreath that deals party-wide damage.
  • When Isgebind flies out of the area, watch for the glowing floor and move away from that strip. You’ll get a debuff and damage if you get caught in it.
  • The cutscene before the fight is long. If someone needs to watch it, don’t hurry them into finishing it early. We were all new once.

Turn In Your Completed Book

Once you have completed the Book of Skyfire 1, return to Mor Dhona. If you have more Trials of the Zodiak Braves to do, then pick up the next one.

If this relic book was your last then it stays in your key items. It can be safely disposed of, but I would wait until you have your new Animus Weapon in-hand before doing so. I’m somewhat risk-averse!

TL;DR Complete the Book of Skyfire 1 and Improve Your Relic

The Book of Skyfire 1 is just one of the Trials you must complete for your Animus weapon. And this stage is still one of many more remaining.

Unless you can hyperfocus, clearing parts of this around other questing will ease the pain of repetition a bit. Otherwise, enjoy the journey! Even for the relative age of the Zokiak Weapons series, the weapon appearances are still beautiful.

This is my first relic weapon guide. I will add the other as soon as I can. Thanks for reading!


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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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