How To Get The Sanuwa Mount in FFXIV

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The Sanuwa Mount can be obtained for 200,000 Gil from the NPC vendor Luna Vanu (The Sea of Clouds – Ok’ Gundu Nakki, X:7 Y:14). Luna Vanu is a member of the Vanu Vanu Beast Tribe in Heavensward.

The Horn itself will only be available from this Vendor once you’ve reached Rank 7 (Sworn) with the Vanu Vanu.

Thankfully, building reputation with the Vanu Vanu is a pretty simple process.

You’ll be able to begin your friendship with them after defeating the monstrous Primal Bismarck.


Friendship is For The Birds

The Vanu Primal Bismarck, summoned out of fear due to the Garlean incursion / FFXIV
The Vanu Primal Bismarck, summoned out of fear due to the Garlean incursion

The Quest “Bolt, Chain, and Island” is a Level 57 Quest, and part of the Heavensward Expansion.

You’ll consult once again with Garlond Ironworks to cobble together a method of combating the massive Primal.

Once you’ve harpooned this unsettling whale in The Limitless Blue, you can accept “A Difference of Opinion”. This causes the Garleans to retreat from the Sea of Clouds in search of Azys Lla.

With those out of the way, grab “Three Beaks to the Wind” from Sonu Vanu (The Sea of Clouds – Ok’ Zundu, X:12 Y:14).

Linu Vali of the Gundu in Ok’ Gundu Nakki / Final Fantasy XIV
Linu Vali of the Gundu in Ok’ Gundu Nakki

Once you’ve surveyed Ok’ Vundu Mak, you approach Linu Vali to protect them from hostile Vundu. After protecting her from the threat, she explains her desire for her Tribe’s independence.

A short conversation later and you’ll be riding your future Sanuwa to clear Midge clouds.

Once that’s done, the Gundu will settle in the western Blue Window and become available as a Beast Tribe.


Vanu Vanu Reputation & Rewards

Your Rank with the Vanu Vanu begins at Rank 1 (Neutral).

You’ll have three Daily Quests available, with each awarding 50 Reputation.

It’ll take you 12 days in total to achieve Rank 7 (Sworn), assuming you do these 3 quests each time they’re available.

The Daily Quests themselves vary a lot, from riding a Sanuwa and clearing pesky swarms, to obtaining food for the Tribe. Although they offer decent experience from levels 51-60, in addition to Gil, Poetic Tomestones, and Vanu Whitebones.

Vanu Whitebones are the Tribe’s currency, which you can use to purchase a myriad of items from Luna Vanu.

As your Rank changes, what they offer also changes:

Item Reputation Cost (Whitebones)
Birch Branch Recognized 1
Starflower Recognized 1
Whitebloom Friendly 1
Birch Sap Friendly 1
Vanu Vanu Head Bloodsworn 9
Vanu Vanu Body Bloodsworn 9
Vanu Vanu Arms Bloodsworn 4
Vanu Vanu Waist Bloodsworn 4
Vanu Vanu Legs Bloodsworn 4
Zundu Head Allied 9
Zundu Body Allied 9
Zundu Arms Allied 4
Zundu Waist Allied 4
Zundu Legs Allied 4
Coming Home Orchestrion Friendly 3
The Zundu outfit makes the moonlift Dance that much more effective / FFXIV
The Zundu outfit makes the moonlift Dance that much more effective

Luna Vali also has a separate shop though. It uses Gil instead of Whitebones.

That inventory is:

Item Reputation Cost (Gil)
Cold Knight’s Cookfire Friendly 9,772g
Shaded Visor Trusted 7,955g
Wind-up Gundu Warrior Trusted 30,000g
Wind-up Zundu Warrior Sworn 30,000g
Sanuwa Horn Sworn 200,000g
Vanu Vanu Head Bloodsworn 40,000g
Vanu Vanu Body Bloodsworn 130,000g
Vanu Vanu Arms Bloodsworn 30,000g
Vanu Vanu Waist Bloodsworn 70,000g
Vanu Vanu Legs Bloodsworn 30,000g
Zundu Head Allied 40,000g
Zundu Body Allied 130,000g
Zundu Arms Allied 30,000g
Zundu Waist Allied 130,000g
Zundu Legs Allied 30,000g

The Reputation grind for the Vanu Vanu is one of the shorter ones in Heavensward.

Keep knocking out those daily quests and you’ll have your Sanuwa Mount in no time.

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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.