How To Get The True Griffin Mount in FFXIV

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The True Griffin Mount is acquired by attaining Rank 8 (Bloodsworn) with the Ananta Beast Tribe. More specifically, it’s purchased for 18 Ananta Dreamstaff from Madhura (The Fringes – Castellum Velodyna, X:21 Y:26).

You’ll receive Ananta Dreamstaff for each Daily Quest completed for the Beast Tribe.

The True Griffin does require quite a bit of work to unlock, however.

Rank 8 is only achieved after first maximizing the Reputation of all Stormblood Beast Tribes.

From there you’ll need to complete a series of Quests uniting the Kojin, Ananta, and mischievous Namazu. Only then will you unlock the Bloodsworn Rank for all three Tribes.

Thankfully the road to your True Griffin is littered with other rewards, so it’s worth traveling.


Into The Viper’s Nest

The Ananta of the now gilded Castrum Velodyna / FFXIV
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Your first step towards the True Griffin will be actually unlocking the Ananta Daily Quests.

There are a few steps to this.

Firstly, you must have completed the Stormblood Main Story Quest “The Silence of the Gods” by vanquishing Lakshmi.

This unlocks the full Fringes map and access to all Aether Currents there.

With that out of the way, you’ll need to complete the following Quests:

  • The Hidden Truth (Serpent Marshal Brookstone – The Fringes – Castrum Oriens, X:9 Y:11)
  • Drawing a Blank (Tahla Molkoh – The Fringes – Castrum Oriens, X:9 Y:11)
  • Seeking Answers (Serpent Marshal Brookstone)
  • The Honest Truth (Serpent Marshal Brookstone)
  • A New Contender (M’razh Nunh – The Fringes – The Peering Stones, X:30, Y:26)
  • Down But Not Out (M’zhet Tia – The Fringes – The Peering Stones, X:30, Y:23)
  • Make a Man Out of You (M’zhet Tia)
  • Honoring Family (M’zhet Tia)
  • The Rose Blooms Twice (M’razh Nunh)

Once you’ve completed this series of sidequests, you’re all set… Set to begin the daily grind for Reputation with the Ananta at least.

Unfortunately you’ve still got two more Tribes to work on.


The Pursuit Of Friendship With The Kojin & Namazu

The Kojin reliquary of Tamamizu / FFXIV
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Thankfully, the Kojin aren’t as long of a process to unlock.

It’s likely they’ll be your first foray into the Beast Tribes of Stormblood.

You’ll need to have first completed the Stormblood Main Scenario Quest “Tide Goes In, Imperials Go Out” in The Ruby Sea.

With that out of the way, simply grab “Heaven Sent” from the Vexed Villager (The Ruby Sea – Isari, X:7 Y:13).

Offer some assistance to an embattled overconfident Kojin.

Once saved, you’ll have access to Kojin Daily Quests.

The Namazu Shrine in Dhoro Iloh explains so much about them / FFXIV
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The Namazu require the most effort of the three Stormblood Tribes to unlock.

You’ll be completing two separate Sidequest chains in order to gain their trust. You also need to have completed the Stormblood Story Quest “All the Little Angels”.


The Kurobana Chain

  • Courage the Cowardly Lupin (Fukudo – Yanxia – Namai, X:31 Y:18)
  • Kurobana vs. the Rice Sacks (Fukudo)
  • Kurobana vs. the Arrowheads (Fukudo)
  • Kurobana Holmes (Kurobana – Yanxia – Namai , X:29 Y:17)

The Gyorin Chain

  • Perchance to Hanami (Ochimi – Yanxia – Namai, X:30 Y:18)
  • Gyorin the Namazu (Gyorin – Yanxia – Yuzuka Manor, X:15 Y:32)
  • No Wealth Like Mineral Wealth (Gyorin)
  • Fresh Flesh (Gyorin)
  • Show Me the New Money (Gyorin)
  • Amber Alert (Gyoshu – Yanxia – Yuzuka Manor, X:15 Y:31)

Once you’ve completed both series of Quests, there’s one final step.

Head back to Namai in Yanxia and speak with Kurobana to begin “Kurobana vs. Gyorin”.

Namazu are the Crafting and Gathering Beast Tribe of Stormblood. As such, you’ll need a Level 60 Disciple of the Hand or Land to unlock them.

“Something Fishy This Way Comes” is grabbed from the Floundering Namazu (The Azim Steppe, X:17 Y:35). Once that’s done, you can begin doing your menial tasks for the Namazu.

If you do the three Quests available to you for each Tribe daily then you’ll cap in about 31 days.

Once you’ve achieved Rank 7 (Sworn) with every Tribe, there is one final series of Quests to get your mount:

  • The Ananta Maid’s Tail (East Aldenard Trading Company Assistant – Kugane, X13 Y:10)
  • Ruby Seas Under Ruby Skies (J’olhmyn – Yanxia – Yuzuka Manor, X:16 Y:31)
  • Fish in a Barrel (J’olhmyn)
  • What a Wonder-full World (Kabuto – The Ruby Sea – Tamamizu, X:29 Y:16)

With that, you’ll unlock additional purchases from all Stormblood Beast Tribes. Including the sweet True Griffin you’ve been grinding all that time for!

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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.