FFXIV: How Do You Get The Kongamato Mount?

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The jittery Kongamato Mount is obtained from the Vath Beast Tribe for 200,00 Gil. The Vath Stickpeddler (The Dravanian Forelands – Loth ast Vath, X:24 Y:19) will offer the Kongamato Whistle for sale upon reaching Rank 7 (Sworn) with the Vath Beast Tribe.

Achieving Rank 7 isn’t too difficult (the Vath are Rank 3 Friendly to begin with).

The Sworn Rank requires a total of 1,730 Reputation Points to achieve. Each Daily Quest for the Vath offers 70 Points.

This means you’ll be able to purchase your Kongamato in roughly 19 days. Assuming, of course, that you keep on top of your dailies.

You can also shorten this time slightly by doing additional Quests every time you Rank up.

In between each rank, you’ll also need to complete a regular Quest.

These quests are:

  • “Adventurer’s Don’t Get Cold Feet” at Rank 3, received from the Vath Deftarm (The Dravanian Forelands – Loth ast Vath, X:24 Y:19).
  • “An Acquired Taste” at Rank 4, received from the Vath Deftarm (The Dravanian Forelands – Loth ast Vath, X:24 Y:19).
  • “Your Enemy and Mine” at Rank 5, received from the Vath Deftarm (The Dravanian Forelands – Loth ast Vath, X:24 Y:19).
  • “Resistance is Futile” at Rank 6, received from the Vath Deftarm (The Dravanian Forelands – Loth ast Vath, X:24 Y:19)

The last Quest listed above will unlock Rank 7 (Sworn) and access to the Kongamato Whistle you’re looking for.

There are, however, additional Quests and rewards if you choose to keep grinding.

 

The Path Towards Befriending The Vath

 
The Vath settlement of The Dravanian Forelands / FFXIV
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Unlocking the Vath Beast Tribe isn’t too intensive a process.

Firstly you’ll need to have completed the Level 53 Main Story Quest “Lord of the Hive”.

With Ravana quelled, his influence on the hive vanishes and you’re free to pursue their friendship.

Then grab the Quest “The Naming of the Vath” from the Vath Storyteller (The Dravanian Forelands – Loth ast Vath, X:24 Y:19). This Quest has a few objectives you’ll need to complete:

  • Search for the Nameless One
  • Accompany the Nameless One into the Smoldering Wastes
  • Find and slay a Young Melia, then deliver the pliant melia branch to the Nameless One
  • Speak with Marcechamp
  • Report to the Vath Storyteller in Loth ast Vath
  • Speak with the Nameless One
  • Mount and ride the Kongamato to the nearby bridge, using the “fumigate” ability on the dragons there
  • Report back to the Nameless One

All said and done, you’re now prepared to begin your grind towards the Kongamato Mount!

 

What The Vath Offer

 
The very unique Vath armor / FFXIV
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The Vath have a number of additional rewards you can get on the way towards your Kongamato.

Of special note are the Chocobo Feeds.

The four special feeds that the Vath sell are:

  • Sylkis Bud – Increases Chocobo attack potency
  • Mimett Gourd – Increases Chocobo healing potency
  • Tantalplant – Increases Chocobo maximum HP
  • Pahsana Fruit – Increases Chocobo enmity generation

These feeds (when given to your Chocobo while stabled) give it a flat amount of experience.

And after feeding it 10 times, the special effects of the feed are doubled. Meaning whenever your companion is summoned, you pop the feed to gain this bonus.

This is a little known trick to get some extra mileage out of your feathered companion!

It’s also nice because the only other way to get these feeds is through extensive gardening.

But with that said, the Vath Stickpeddler also offers the following items for Gil:

Item Rank Cost
Gysahl Greens 3 (Friendly) 36 Gil
Sylkis Bud 3 (Friendly) 348 Gil
Mimett Gourd 3 (Friendly) 348 Gil
Tantaplant 3 (Friendly) 348 Gil
Pahsana Fruit 3 (Friendly) 348 Gil
Brimstone 4 (Trusted) 103 Gil
Black Firesand 4 (Trusted) 400 Gil
Wind-up Vath 4 (Trusted) 30,000 Gil
Mythrite Nugget 5 (Respected) 2,376 Gil
Hardsilver Nugget 5 (Respected) 2,692 Gil
Aurum Regis Nugget 5 (Respected) 2,930 Gil
Titanium Nugget 5 (Respected) 2,692 Gil
Gnathic Lamp Tree 6 (Honored) 10,092 Gil
Wind-up Gnath 7 (Sworn) 30,000 Gil
Kongamato Whistle 7 (Sworn) 200,000 Gil
Gnath Head 8 (Bloodsworn) 40,000 Gil
Vath Thorax 8 (Bloodsworn) 130,000 Gil
Gnath Abdomen 8 (Bloodsworn) 70,000 Gil
Gnath Arms 8 (Bloodsworn) 30,000 Gil
Gnath Legs 8 (Bloodsworn) 30,000 Gil
Gnath Thorax 9 (Allied) 130,000 Gil

And Vath Daily Quests also reward you with one Black Copper Gil each.

The Vath Stickpeddler offers a separate list of items for those:

Item Rank Cost
Unidentifiable Bone 3 (Friendly) 6 Black Copper Gil
Unidentifiable Shell 3 (Friendly) 6 Black Copper Gil
Unidentifiable Ore 3 (Friendly) 6 Black Copper Gil
Unidentifiable Seeds 3 (Friendly) 6 Black Copper Gil
Gysahl Greens 3 (Friendly) 1 Black Copper Gil
Sylkis Bud 3 (Friendly) 1 Black Copper Gil
Mimett Gourd 3 (Friendly) 1 Black Copper Gil
Pahsana Fruit 3 (Friendly) 1 Black Copper Gil
Coming Home Orchestrion 3 (Friendly) 3 Black Copper Gil
Brimstone 4 (Trusted) 1 Black Copper Gil
Black Firesand 4 (Trusted) 1 Black Copper Gil
Titanium Nugget 5 (Respected) 1 Black Copper Gil
Aurum Regis Nugget 5 (Respected) 1 Black Copper Gil
Hardsilver Nugget 5 (Respected) 1 Black Copper Gil
Mythrite Nugget 6 (Honored) 1 Black Copper Gil
Gnath Head 8 (Bloodsworn) 9 Black Copper Gil
Vath Thorax 8 (Bloodsworn) 9 Black Copper Gil
Gnath Arms 8 (Bloodsworn) 4 Black Copper Gil
Gnath Abdomen 8 (Bloodsworn) 4 Black Copper Gil
Gnath Legs 8 (Bloodsworn) 4 Black Copper Gil
Gnath Thorax 9 (Allied) 9 Black Copper Gil

And there you have the full list of loot available from your new insect pals.

Best of luck in your grind for the Kongamato!

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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.