Bicolor Gemstone Farming in FFXIV (Best FATEs)

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Bicolor gemstones are farmed by completing FATEs in certain zones. This is part of the Shared FATE system that was introduced in the Shadowbringers expansion and continued in Endwalker.

The following is a list of zones that participate in shared FATEs:


  • Lakeland
  • Amh Araeng
  • Il Mheg
  • Kholusia
  • The Rak’tika Greatwood
  • The Tempest


  • Labyrinthos
  • Thavnair
  • Garlemald
  • Mare Lamentorum
  • Elpis
  • Ultima Thule

While completing any FATE in these zones will reward you with 12 bicolor gemstones, some are easier to complete than others.

FATEs that level sync you down to the relative expansions level cap will take less time to complete since you’ll be killing mobs faster – level 80 for Shadowbringers and level 90 for Endwalker.


Best FATEs To Farm

FATE NPC Tholl Engineer (screenshot) / FFXIV
FATE NPC Tholl Engineer (screenshot)

Though we may rarely have any sort of control over which FATEs show up in a zone, there are a few things you can keep in mind to speed up the bicolor gemstone farming process.

We’ve already mentioned doing FATEs that sync you to the level cap, so let’s list down the FATEs that fit this description and where to find them:


Amh Araeng

Eastern half of map; nearest aetheryte: Twine

  • The Elderblade (X:22.4, Y:26.0), Level 76 Notorious Monster
  • Baddie Longlegs (X:21.6, Y:13.1), Level 76 Defeat Enemies
  • Sand and Deliver (X:17.4, Y:16.0), Level 76 Defense
  • Bloody Simple (X:14.5, Y:13.8), Level 76 Defeat Enemies
  • This Time, It’s Personal (X:14.3, Y:17.6), Level 76 Defense
  • Let’s Dance (With Swords) (X:15.5, Y:20.5), Level 76 Defeat Enemies
  • Armadillo Peccadillo (X:20.1, Y:20.8), Level 76 Defeat Enemies
  • Anti-eruption Measures (X:9.6, Y:32.2), Level 77 Defeat Enemies
  • The Odd Couple (X:17.0, Y:32.6), Level 77 Notorious Monster


Northern Half of map; nearest aetheryte: Tomra

  • Ironbeard Builders – Revolt (X:16.2, Y:21.4), Level 78 Defense
  • Not Today (X:11.5, Y:15.1), Level 78 Notorious Monster
  • Ironbeard Builders – Rebuilt (X:25.6, Y:17.0), Level 78 Gather
  • The Amity Village Horror (X:18.6, Y:19.1), Level 78 Defense
  • Foes Most Formidable (X:22.6, Y:13.5), Level 78 Defeense
  • Knockout (X:23.3, Y:9.0), Level 78 Defeat Enemies
  • A Family Most Formidable (X:25.7, Y:20.8), Level 78 Defense
  • Season of Our Discord (X:15.5, Y:10.0), Level 78 Defeat Enemies
  • Ironbeard Builders – Resist (X:18.0, Y:14.8), Level 78 Defeat Enemies
  • A Finale Most Formidable (X:33.9, Y:21.1), Level 80 Notorious Monster

The Tempest

  • A Lot to Swallow (X:36.7, Y:14.0), Level 79 Defeat Enemies
  • The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea (X:17.7, Y:10.7), Level 79 Notorious Monster
  • Coral Support (X:35.3, Y:9.5), Level 79 Escort
  • Hydrozan of the Enders (X:12.1, Y:14.0), Level 79 Defeat Enemies
  • The Nets Best Thing (X:18.9, Y:18.3), Level 79 Defeat Enemies
  • Low Coral Fiber (X:36.0, Y:5.2), Level 79 Gather
  • My Friend’s Enemy is Anemone of Mine (X:33.2, Y:10.9), Level 79 Defeat Enemies
  • Where Has the Dagon (X:23.2, Y:22.8), Level 79 Defeat Enemies
  • The Seashells He Sells (X:29.2, Y:29.9), Level 79 Escort
  • Nothing Like a Trappin’ Life (X:26.9, Y:24.7), Level 79 Defeat Enemies
  • Natural Prawn Killers (X:29.4, Y:11.9), Level 79 Defeat Enemies
  • Ondo of Blood (X:29.2, Y:16.6), Level 79 Notorious Monster
  • Pearls Apart (X:38.9, Y:17.5), Level 79 Gather
  • Lookin’ Back on the Track (X:23.6, Y:19.1), Level 79 Defense
  • The Head, The Tail, the Whole Damned Thing (X:27.2, Y:26.2), Level 80 Notorious Monster


  • Wasted XIV (X:9.3, Y:35.8), Level 88 Defeat Enemies
  • Moisture Farming (X:22.9, Y:35.7), Level 88 Gather
  • Residual Complications (X:6.3, Y:31.8), Level 88 Defeat Enemies
  • Empty the Nest (X:24.1, Y:23.1), Level 88 Defeat Enemies
  • Sheaves on the Wind (X:8.3, Y:24.0), Level 88 Gather
  • The Frailty of Life (X:11.8, Y:19.9), Level 88 Notorious Monster


  • Nature’s Staunch Protector (X:30.7, Y:25.4), Level 86 Defense
  • Grand Designs: Io (X:8.3, Y:28.6), Level 86 Notorious Monster
  • Ophion-mania (X:28.4, Y:29.2), Level 86 Defeat Enemies
  • Butterfly Kisses of Death (X:5.3, Y:33.0), Level 86 Defeat Enemies
  • You Hurt My Researcher, Prepare to Die (X:10.4, Y:35.9), Level 86 Defeat Enemies
  • Drawing the Thunderstroke (X:21.5, Y:21.7), Level 86 Defeat Enemies
  • The Rustling of Murderous Leaves (X:19.8, Y:29.9), Level 86 Notorious Monster
  • Grand Designs: Aigokeros (X:8.3, Y:28.6), Level 86 Defeat Enemies
  • Bad Breath in Paradise (X: 30.9, Y:13.3), Level 87 Defeat Enemies
  • Why Did It Have to Be Medusae? (X: 13.9, Y:17.0), Level 87 Defeat Enemies
  • Grand Designs: The Newest of New (X:9.6, Y:23.8), Level 87 Notorious Monster
  • So Sorry, Sokles (X:27.0, Y:14.7), Level 87 Gather
  • Grand Designs: Unknown Execution (X:9.6, Y:23.8), Level 87 Defeat Enemies
  • Eurydike: All Bark, No Bite (X:27.9, Y:5.5), Level 87 Notorious Monster
  • King of the Hill, (X:8.6, Y:19.7), Level 87 Defeat Enemies
  • There’s a Snake in My Water Supply! (X:35.5, Y:17.6), Level 87 Defeat Enemies

Ultima Thule

  • Only Just Begun (X:8.7, Y:18.9), Level 89 Defense
  • Omicron Recall: Secure Connection (X:33.3, Y:26.8), Level 89 Defense
  • Dead Inside (X:17.3, Y:11.1), Level 89 Defeat Enemies
  • Sound and Fury (X:10.1, Y:23.3), Level 89 Defeat Enemies
  • Fallen from Grace (X:20.4, Y:7.9), Level 89 Defeat Enemies
  • Staring into the Void (X:27.8, Y:15.0), Level 89 Defeat Enemies
  • Far from the Madding Horde (X:20.6, Y:35.5), Level 89 Notorious Monster
  • Wings of Glory (X:12.0, Y:35.3), Level 89 Notorious Monster
  • (No) Wind Beneath Our Wings (X:16.9, Y:28.4), Level 89 Defeat Enemies
  • Nevermore (X:32.3, Y:11.5), Level 89 Notorious Monster
  • Omicron Recall: Comms Expansion (X:29.4, Y:25.8), Level 89 Gather
  • Beacons of Lost Hope (X:30.6, Y:7.6), Level 89 Defeat Enemies

Take note that lower level FATEs also spawn lower level mobs.

So while all these FATEs are faster to complete than most, the level 76 or 86 FATEs would be the fastest.

Also try to join FATE farming parties if you come across any, and don’t forget to have your Chocobo companion join you.


Spending Bicolor Gemstones

Shared FATE Menu with player ranks / FFXIV
Shared FATE Menu with player ranks

Gemstones earned from participating in Shared FATEs can be spent on numerous items ranging from crafting materials to minions to Chocobo bardings.

There are several different NPC vendors that sell wares in exchange for bicolor gemstones, and the items available to you depend on your Shared FATE rank in the corresponding area.

Here’s a list of all of these vendor NPCs and their locations:

  • Siulmet – Lakeland (X:35.5, Y:20.6)
  • Halden – Amh Araeng (X:10.6, 17.1)
  • Zumutt – Kholusia (X:11.8, Y:8.9)
  • Sul Lad – Il Mheg (X:16.0, Y:31.0)
  • Nacille – The Rak’tika Greatwood (X:28.0, Y:18.0)
  • Goushs Ooan – The Tempest (X:33.0, Y:18.0)
  • Gramsol – The Crystarium (X:11.0, Y:14.0)
  • Pedronille – Eulmore (X:11.0, Y:12.0)
  • Faezbroes – Labyrinthos (X:29.9, Y:12.9)
  • Mahveydah – Thavnair (X:25.8, Y:34.6)
  • Zawawa – Garlemald (X:12.9, Y:30.0)
  • Tradingway – Mare Lamentorum (X:21.8, Y:12.2)
  • Aisara – Elpis (X:24.4, Y:23.4)
  • N-1499 – Ultima Thule (X:30.8, Y:28.0)
  • Gadfrid – Old Sharlayan (X:12.7, Y:10.4)
  • Sajareen – Radz-at-Han (X:11.1, Y:10.2)

You can check your rank progress by opening your menu and going to the “Travel” section. There, you’ll find a Shared FATE sub-menu.

This is also where you can check the number of bicolor gemstones you’re currently holding.

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