Final Fantasy XIV details more on Patch 4.5 'A Requiem for Heroes' Part 1

Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood‘s fifth and final major post-release update ‘A Requiem for Heroes’ will release in two parts. The first part will release in early January while the second will release in Late March. Patch 4.5 will run up to the next expansion ‘Shadowbringers’ which will release in the early summer of 2019.

In the images and descriptions below, we get a sneek peak of the main scenario update, the Blue Mage limited job, and the main scenario dungeon called ‘The Ghimlyt Dark.’

Update: We’ve added a new trial versus Seiryu, new custom deliveries, as well as other additional updates.

Main Scenario: A Requiem For Heroes

“War looms once again. Scarcely has Ala Mhigo taken its first breath of freedom when the Empire reaches out with ironclad fingers to reclaim the bloodied nation. Meanwhile, one after another, the Scions fall victim to an incurable slumber, leaving ever fewer of their number to contend with a rapidly disintegrating peace and the mystery of the voice which haunts them…”

Limited Job: Blue Mage

“A so-called mage of rather questionable character claims to have mastered an outlandish form of spellcasting that resembles neither black nor white magic during his voyage to the New World. Allegedly, anyone who purchases one of his soul crystals can learn to mimic the aetherial magicks of wild creatures. But can he be trusted, or is he merely a con artist looking to make a quick gil?

The world is full of wondrous techniques for blue mages to learn, and this handy spellbook will prove indispensible. Find out where to seek new magic and view a wealth of information for spells you have already acquired.

A series of events exclusively for blue mages, the Masked Carnivale offers a range of opponents on which to test your skills, earning rewards in the process.”

Trial: The Four Lords — The Wreath of Snakes

“Having quelled the raging aramitama of the fearsome Byakko and the fiery Suzaku, the time has come for the Warrior of Light to confront the fourth member of this legendary band of heroes: Seiryu. Have no doubt that his trial will prove every bit as challenging as his comrades’, for not only must you contend with the auspice himself, but his host of minions as well…”

Main Scenario Dungeon: The Ghimlyt Dark

“For those who dare travel twixt Aldenard and Ilsabard, there is but one path, and it leads through Ghimlyt. A confluence of harsh terrain and aetheroclimatic conditions have shrouded the land in perpetual darkness, and it is here the decisive battle for Eorzea begins. But can the Warrior of Light prevail in this land long since lost to the light?”

Additional Updates:

New Custom Deliveries

The mysterious Adkiragh, illustrious proprietor of the Hard Place, has found himself on a proverbial precipice, and only by your custom deliveries can he make his way back from the brink. Those who contribute to his cause will not only earn special rewards, but permission to coordinate his attire besides. Will the visage behind the mask finally be revealed? There is only one way to find out!”

New Mounts & Minions

“Be it by land, sky, or sea, these new mounts will take you where you need to go.”
“Be the envy of your fellow adventurers with these adorable wind-up toys.”

New Hairstyles & Emotes

“These new hairdos are bound to leave an impression!”
“Express yourself with these new gestures and poses!”

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Tony Garsow Tony joined Nova Crystallis in 2015, and has spent more than a decade writing in the Final Fantasy community. He also contributes to the Nova Crystallis Twitch and YouTube channels, where you can watch select gameplay highlights, previews, and streams.