How Do You Get The Peridot Carbuncle Minion? (FFXIV)

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The Peridot Carbuncle Minion was obtainable through the purchase of the Emerald Carbuncle Plush on the Mogstation. As of this writing, there is currently no way to obtain this specific Minion in the game.

This deal coincided with the launch of Patch 3.0 and the Heavensward Expansion.

But at the time of this writing, the Minion and Plush haven’t been offered again by the online store. The code was included with your purchase and then redeemed in-game for the Peridot Carbuncle. This isn’t to say the deal won’t return, but it has not since it ended on December 31st of 2017.

There are several alternatives that could get you a Carbuncle fix, however.

Traversing Western Thanalan on the Aquamarine Carbuncle, powered by arcanima / FFXIV
Traversing Western Thanalan on the Aquamarine Carbuncle, powered by arcanima.

Three different Account-wide Carbuncle Mounts are available for purchase. This means that they’ll be available to all of your characters, regardless of their Server. Once purchased, you claim them directly from your in-game Mogmail.

The three available are:

  • Rubelite Carbuncle – Red
  • Aquamarine Carbuncle – Blue (pictured above)
  • Citrine Carbuncle – Yellow

They do go on sale from time to time and may help to ease the pain of the Peridot Carbuncle Minion being unavailable.

A Lalafell and her color-coordinated Topaz Carbuncle have a staring contest in Ul’dah / Final Fantasy XIV
A Lalafell and her color-coordinated Topaz Carbuncle have a staring contest in Ul’dah.

You may also be interested to know that there’s a method of keeping your Carbuncle by your side. Even after you’ve replaced them with their summoned counterparts of Ifrit, Garuda and Titan.

Once you’ve hit level 50 on the Summoner Job, seek out Thubyrgeim (The Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks – Arcanist’s Guild). He’ll offer you the short Quest called “An Egi By Any Other Name” – provided you’ve completed your Level 50 Job Quest.

Here, you’ll be able to transform your Egis into their Carbuncle counterparts: The Topaz, Ruby, and Emerald Carbuncles!

This is actually due to the fact that Carbuncles aren’t truly living creatures. They’re actually mathematical equations by the summoner given form by your Aether. This is what allows you to alter their appearance, and why Alphinaud always gets a cooler Carbuncle than you.

The following commands will allow you to change the shape of your Egis:

/egiglamour "egi name" "glamour"

The Glamoured Garuda-Egi, replaced by the Emerald Carbuncle / FFXIV
The Glamoured Garuda-Egi, replaced by the Emerald Carbuncle.

Egi Names:

  • Garuda-Egi
  • Titan-Egi
  • Ifrit-Egi

Egi Glamours:

  • Emerald Carbuncle
  • Topaz Carbuncle
  • Ruby Carbuncle

So, for example, you’d type /egiglamour "Garuda-Egi" "Emerald Carbuncle" will give it the appearance of your original companion.

Likewise typing /egiglamour "Garuda-Egi" would revert it back.

All things considered, there’s plenty of ways to hopefully fill that Carbuncle-sized hole in your heart.

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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.