How To Get The Direwolf Mount in FFXIV

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The Direwolf Mount in FFXIV is purchased for 120,000 Gil from the Ixali Beast Tribe Vendor. It will only be available after achieving Rank 7 (Sworn).

From there, all you’ll need to do is use the Direwolf Whistle from your inventory.

The real challenge here is that Rank 7 can take a bit to get to.

It takes roughly 37 straight days of Quests to accumulate enough Reputation.

This assumes you’re doing the highest level Quests available to you. You can slightly shorten your grind should you use more Allowances per day. You get a total of 12, which reset along with Roulettes.

The other caveat here is that the Ixali are a Crafting and Gathering Beast Tribe.

So this means you’ll need the necessary Disciples of Hand or Land. And there’s still a combat component as well, so you’ll need to be at least Level 41.

In addition to needing the Crafters, you’ll also need special equipment and facilities.

The Ehcatl Wristgloves are given to you during the relevant Beast Tribe Quests. Should you misplace them, they can also be purchased from the Ixali Vendor (North Shroud – Ehcatl, X:25 Y:23) for a mere 145 Gil.

Utilizing the Ehcatl Wristgloves and specialist station in Fallgourd Float / FFXIV
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The good news is that your Daily Craft Quests don’t require much effort.

You can start these at Level 1 of any DoH, and they provide a massive amount of Experience – that is, until Level 50 when it drops off considerably.

Each Quest will reward you with Elemental Shards in addition to Ixali Oaknots or Ventures.

Shards are always handy.

Oaknots are a special currency of the Ixali, but more on that later.


A Bad Bladder From The Adders

Serpent Lieutenant Scarlet guarding The Adders Nest / FFXIV
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First and foremost, you’ll need to unlock relations with the skygazing Ixal.

After completion of the Level 41 Main Scenario Quest “In Pursuit of the Past” you’ll have the opportunity.

Head over to Serpent Lieutenant Scarlet (New Gridania – Adders Nest, X:10 Y:11).

She’ll tell you of a failed attack by an Ixal “War Balloon”.

Accept the Quest “A Bad Bladder” and be on your way to North Shroud to turn away the impending attack.

Investigate the crash site of the “War Balloon” and report your findings to Captain Guithrit (North Shroud – E-Tatt’s Spire, X:28 Y:25). He’ll send you to check the crash site once again, where you’ll retrieve a component of the vessel.

One final trip to the crash site and you’ll encounter the Ixal.

This will lead you to their village, and to chat with Chief Totoloc and Sezul. With that, you’re ready to begin the daily grind for your new flightless friends.


Ground And Found

The Ixali Vendor of Ehcatl / FFXIV
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As you tinker away to earn the trust of your new Ixal pals, you’ll accrue daily rewards. Namely Ventures and the aforementioned Ixali Oaknots.

Ventures are used to pay your Retainers, and Oaknots are used to purchase special items from the Ixali.

The Ixali are also the only place in the game where you can purchase black and white dye.

So here’s a quick list of everything their Vendor has to offer:

Item Cost Rank
Echatl Wristgloves 145 Gil Neutral
Maple Lumber 9 Gil Neutral
Ash lumber 43 Gil Neutral
Elm Lumber 78 Gil Neutral
Yew Lumber 108 Gil Neutral
Maple Branch 6 Gil Neutral
Ash Branch 33 Gil Neutral
Yew Branch 60 Gil Neutral
Walnut Lumber 219 Gil Friendly
Oak Lumber 470 Gil Friendly
Oak Branch 238 Gil Friendly
Dyes (varied) 216 Gil Friendly, Respected
Glamour Dispeller 500 Gil Sworn
Wind-up Ixal 25,000 Gil Sworn
Direwolf Whistle 120,000 Gil Sworn
Ixali Shelter 26,136 Gil Sworn
Ixali Banner 21,780 Gil Sworn
Wind-up Dezul Qualan 25,000 Gil Allied

That’s where you’ll find your Direwolf Whistle, in addition to several low level crafting materials.

Those materials come in handy while working on your early Crafting Log. No one wants to chop trees every time they need a piece of lumber.

And here’s what’s purchasable with Ixali Oaknots:

Item Cost (Oaknot) Item Cost (Oaknot)
Canard Breast 1 Dalamud Popoto 1
Royal Kukuru Bean 1 Star Anise 1
Cooking Sherry 1 Scheelite 7
Peacock Ore (2) 1 Aqueous Whetstone (2) 1
Emery 7 Minium (2) 1
Petrified Log 7 Cashmere Fleece 7
Saurian Skin 7 Xelphatol Spring Water 4
Filtered Water (20) 1 Potash (2) 1
Lime Sulphur (2) 1 Voidsent Blood (20) 1
Quick-hardening Sealant 3 Tawny Latex 2
Animal Fat (2) 1 Hardened Sap (2) 1
Coke (2) 1 Raziqsand 7
Grade I-III Gathering Materia (5, 3, 1) 1 GradeI-III Crafting Materia (5, 3, 1) 1

The Materia can come in handy for Overmelding, should you need it.

Other than that, you’re just a couple weeks away from your Direwolf.

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Judah Brandt

Judah has been going hard at RPGs for nearing 25 years. From the honest days of the Sega Genesis to the current generation, their lust for experience points is all-consuming. They've been battling the forces of evil in both Vana'diel and Eorzea ceaselessly since those worlds were created, making them an expert on all things Final Fantasy XI & XIV. When not taking long walks on the beaches of Costa del Sol, a real one works just fine. Also loves dogs.