Aether Currents

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Introduction

Aether Currents are required to unlock the ability to fly on mounts. Each zone released in Heavensward (3.0) and Stormblood (4.0) has 15 Aether Currents (with the exception of Azys Lla, which only has 5). Players are required to attune to all 15 Aether Currents to unlock flying in that zone. Some Aether Currents are found scatter through the zone (blue->green), others are rewarded by completing Main Scenario Quests and Side Quests (red->yellow). Aether Currents in field look like greenish blobs of wind, players can right click on them to attune. Players can check their attunement progress through the Aether Currents window under Travel in the main menu.

Unlock

Aether Currents are unlocked after completing the 3.0 Main Scenario Quest Divine Intervention. The same quest that awards the player the Black Chocobo and Aether Compass.

Aether Compass

Aether Compass gives you the bearing and distance of the nearest Aether Current upon use. It is used to locate Aether Currents in the field and can be found in your Key Items tab of your bag. If you lose it you can talk to Gibrillont at the Forgotten Knight in Ishgard or Gaufrid (x14.3, y9.6) in Rhalgr's Reach to get another.

  • Place your compass on your hotbar.

Heavensward Aether Currents

Coerthas Western Highlands

Field:

Coordinates Description Updated
(x20.8,y21.3,z0.5) Yes
(x29.1, y26.2, z0) Yes
(x30.6, y33.7, z0) Yes
(x31.5, y11.8, z0) Yes
(x9.3, y15.0, z0.8) On the edge of a cliff. Yes
(x16.3, y18.7, z0.4) On the edge of a cliff, north of The Convictory. Yes
(x20.5, y8.9, z0) Inside a small run-down shack. Yes
(x15.8, y22.3, z0) Overlooking The Convictory. Yes
(x30.0, y19.3, z1.0) On the northern area of Black Iron Bridge. Yes
(x35.1, y27.0, z0.2) Yes

Quests:

Quest Level Coordinates Additional Information
Bridge Over Frozen Water 50 (x32.4, y35.8, z1.4) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Disclosure
For All the Nights to Come 51 (x16.9, y22.8, z0.7) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Sounding Out the Amphitheatre
Baby Steps 51 (x16.7, y22.8, z0.7) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Sounding Out the Amphitheatre
Protecting What's Important 51 (x16.5, y22.5, z0.7) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Camp of the Convictors
Purple Flame, Purple Flame 51 (x16.4, y22.4, z0.7) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Camp of the Convictors

The Dravanian Forelands

Field:

Coordinates Description Updated
(x30.6, y36.2, z0.6) In the Loth and Gnath just past the second door from the main entrance yes
(x17.3, y29.6, z0.9) On Path to trine towers yes
(x12.9, y14.0, z1.5) In the cavern on Mourn yes
(x24.5, y19.8, z1.0) Loth ast Vath yes
(x26.7, y30.0, z0.6) Directly East of Danneroad across the river yes
(x32.3, y23.6, z1.0) In Tailfeather next to mill yes
(x31.2, y16.8, z1.0) In Whilom River Just north of fork in river yes
(x39.9, y21.9, z1.1) Next to quest start "Why does the Caged Bird Sing?" yes
(x37.8, y28.3, z1.4) On top of the arched tree straight ahead after entering the zone yes
(x14.4, y27.0, z1.2) Inside the rubble of an old building. yes

Quests:

Quest Level Coordinates Additional Information
A Lesson in Humility 53 Ess Khas (x16.4, y23, z1.9) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest A Gnathic Deity
Some Bad News 52 Marcechamp (x31.9, y23.9, z1) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Where the Chocobos Roam
The Hunter Becomes the Kweh 53 Marcechamp (x31.9, y23.9, z1) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest A Gnathic Deity
Stolen Munitions 52 Vath Fleetfoot (x24.9, y19.7, z1) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Nonmind and Sidequest
Mourn in Passing 53 Alphinaud (x23, y19) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Lord of the Hive

The Sea of Clouds

Field:

Coordinates Description Updated
(x11.2, y15.2, z2.0) Up the stairs behind vanu chief and in the back. yes
(x12.5, y11.8, z1.8) On main path past Vanu Aetheryite yes
(x15.2, y9.3, z1.8) behind the stairs by Gunu Vanu yes
(x18.9, y11.6, z2.2) Next to cids Airship yes
(x27.3, y10.9, z2.6) Right next to ramp on ledge yes
(x7.3, y20.3, z2.3) Right before Vanu Village entrance yes
(x7.3, y25.8, z1.8) Right when you get of the airship on the main quest yes
(x16.2, y37.6, z0.5) The Rosehouse, can't miss it. yes
(x9.2, y33.0, z1.1) South of Aetheryite behind a tent yes
(x10.6, y34.2, z0.7) Located below the Outpost, not inside it. yes

NOTE: The first seven Aether Currents are unreachable you are on Devourer of Worlds

Quests:

Quest Level Coordinates Additional Information
Clipped Wings 50 (x17, y37) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Disclosure
Bolt, Chain, and Island 57 (x11, y14) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Black and the White
Honoring the Past 56 Ishgard - The Pillars(x11, y11) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest He Who Would Not Be Denied
Sleepless in Ok' Zundu 57 (x9.6, y14.2, z1.8) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Black and the White
Flying the Nest 57 (x10.6, y14.8, z1.8) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Black and the White

NOTE: You will also have to complete Search and Rescue given by Laniaitte - The Sea of Clouds (x16, y37), to complete the "Honoring The Past" Aether Current.

The Churning Mists

Field:

Coordinates Description Updated
(x29.3, y19.9, z0.5) On path leading to Monsterie yes
(x35.9, y33.8, z0.4) Edge of map by Eli Tohm yes
(x27.4, y26.1, z0.6) On ledge over looking main path yes
(x21.0, y30.1, z0.8) On outcrop just south of Asah yes
(x16.9, y33.6, z1.1) Ontop of toppled stone pillar yes
(x28.4, y28.3, z0.4) Right next to main Path no
(x30.9, y35.7, z0.3) Leave Moghome via the east tunnel and climb the rocky ramp on the east side of the cavern. yes
(x20.8, y27.4, z0.7) In Asah yes
(x34.5, y15.8, z0.7) In a bowl, to the back of the Monsterie yes
(x7, y27.4, z2.0) At the top of the palace in Zenith. yes

Quests:

Quest Level Coordinates Additional Information
The Bathing Bully 54 (x29, y36) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Moghan's Trial
Waiting to Inhale 54 (x32, y15) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Heart of Ice
Road Kill 54 (x27, y33) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Leaving Moghome
Hide Your Moogles 54 (x12, y29) Unlocks after completing The Bathing Bully and the Main Scenario Quest The Wyrm's Lair
Into the Aery 55 Foundation (x13, y11) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Ready to Fly

The Dravanian Hinterlands

Field:

Coordinates Description Updated
(x13.4, y35.9, z1.0) In the caverns by MSQ yes
(x25.1, y36.9, z1.8) next to bridge at edge of cliff yes
(x21.5, y36.9, z1.1) next to stairs onto bridge yes
(x14.7, y24.7, z1.1) just east of the dungeon entrance on terrace yes
(x12.8, y16.9, z1.1) Entrance to Answering Quarter yes
(x18.5, y13.5, z0.7) On the road to idyshire yes
(x24.5, y19.0, z0.3) just before the center settlement bridge yes
(x31.9, y22.0, z0.5) Inside the Arkhitekton yes
(x29.5, y21.3, z0.4) Up a small flight of stairs just north of The Arkhitekton yes
(x37.1, y25.5, z0.9) Entrance to area from main quest yes

Quests:

Quest Level Coordinates Additional Information
Louder than Words 58 (x21, y18) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest A Great New Nation
Ebb and Aetherflow 58 Idyllshire (x7, y6) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest An Illuminati Incident
Taking Stock 58 Idyllshire (x5, y6) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Leaving Idyllshire
Forbidden Knowledge 59 Matoya's Cave (x6, y6) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Matoya's Cave
Saro Roggo's Common Life 59 Matoya's Cave (x6, y6) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Matoya's Cave

Azys Lla

Field: There are no field-based attunements

Quests:

Quest Level Coordinates Additional Information
Systematic Exploration 59 (x21, y15) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The First Flight of the Excelsior
In Node We Trust 59 (x6, x10) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Systematic Exploration
Chimerical Maintenance 59 (x27, y10) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest In Node We Trust
Close Encounters of the VIth Kind 59 (x37, y11) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Chimerical Maintenance
Fetters of Lament 59 (x18, y31) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Close Encounters of the VIth Kind

Stormblood Aether Currents

The Peaks

Field:

Coordinates Description
(x23.8, y31.8, z2.5) Edge of a small cliff overlooking a tree and a lake
(x21.2, y22.0, z2.5) At the edge of the terrace, slightly north of Specula Imperatoris
(x16.7, y31.9, z2.2) Near some barrels overlooking a pond
(x10.8, y26.4, z2.5) Edge of a cliff
(x8.2, y32.5, z2.2) On top of a collapsed bridge section
(x27.5, y20.8, z1.5) On a ledge
(x15.8, y16.9, z0.8) Find the stairs at (x15.8, y14.2) go 2/3 of the way up and go left or right to drop down, proceed south to coordinates.
(x35.7, y11.6, z2.1) On a ledge
(x26.7, y6.9, z0.8) Starting at Ala Gannha go NW up two inclines, follow this path straight to the coordinates.
(x11.8, y5.8, z0.1) On a ledge overlooking Rhalgr's Reach

Quests:

Quest Level NPC Coordinates Additional Information
Closing Up Shop 69 Sagar (x27.1, y36.5, z2.7) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Raubahn's Invitation
A Hunger for Trade 68 Ponderous Porter (x27.7, y28.7, z2.7) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Where Courage Endures
Out of Sight 68 Brazen Brook (x14.9, y36.6, z2.1) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Path Forward
Saint Sayer 61 Raganfrid (x24.3, y6.8, z0.7) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Fires Fade
Liberty or Death 69 Raubahn (x26.7, y36.2, z2.7) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Raubahn's Invitation

The Fringes

Field:

Coordinates Description
(x34.1, y30.0, z0.6) Behind the elevated tent
(x29.6, y28.8, z0.4) Next to some old ruins/rubble
(x35.7, y16.7, z1.6) On a ledge below the path leading up
(x27.9, y21.6, z0.7) On a cliff overlooking the village
(x25.0, y26.2, z0.4) On a cliff with a barren tree nearby
(x17.4, y15.1, z0.0) Lower ledge by waterfall
(x9.6, y27.8, z0.3) On fallen tree
(x25.0, y11.1, z0.6) On the edge of mountain
(x19.3, y4.5, z0.4) Follow river far north as you can, on rock in river
(x11.7, y16.4, z0.6) Under the bridge

Quests:

Quest Level NPC Coordinates Additional Information
Eyes Bigger Than Her Stomach 67 M'zimzizi (x30.1, y26.1, z1.0) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Rising Fortunes, Rising Spirits
Unexpected Guests 67 Prapti (x27.0, y21.0, z0.6) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Lure of the Dream
The Hidden Truth 61 Serpent Marshal Brookstone (x9.2, y10.9, z1.1) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Divide and Conquer
Magiteknical Failure 60 Loezkirz (x8.4, y11.2, z1.1) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Signed, Sealed, to Be Delivered
The Silence of the Gods 67 Vajra (x31.6, y16.6, z1.1) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Lady of Bliss

The Lochs

Field:

Coordinates Description
(x34.9, y31.6, z0.8) Start at (x33.8, y30.6, z0.7), go up the stairs and turn right, head towards the end of the walkway and turn right to go down stairs, follow the path forward till you see it.
(x29.5, y22.8, z1.1) Look for stairs off to your left and right as you approach the coordinates, go up either set of stairs and navigate to the listed coordinates.
(x23.6, y37.2, z0.4) Edge of a cliff behind Sali Monastery.
(x13.3, y36.2, z2.0) Edge of the cliff behind the tower. To get up the tower go to the stairs at (x14.6, y25.0).
(x18.0, y30.9, z0.3) Start at (x14.6, y25.0, z0.0), head up the stairs and continue following the path upwards towards a bridge in the SE, enter the tower and exit it's southern side, drop down to the ledge on the left.
(x22.5, y16.3, z0.0) Close to the lake's edge with a nearby tree.
(x34.9, y7.2, z1.1) On a terrace.
(x14.3, y21.7, z0.2) Navigate to (x13.3, y20.3, z0.4), head SE to the rock below, it's on the edge of the cliff.
(x15.0, y12.3, z0.5) Follow the nearby path up and around to be able to jump down to the ledge.
(x8.6, y15.6, z0.6) Navigate to (x16.9, y10.0, z0.4) run NE up the side of the cliff and enter the tomb, navigate west until you exit the tomb to The Royal Hunting Grounds, navigate to (x6.7, y15.9, z0.8), proceed down towards the top of the wall.

Quests:

Quest Level NPC Coordinates Additional Information
Are They Ill Tempered 69 J'zula Tia (x10.6, y22.5, z0.0) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Legacy of Our Fathers
If I Were a Fish 69 Dorothe (x8.2, y20.5, z0.5) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Legacy of Our Fathers
A Rite to Rest 69 Betha (x10.9, y21.0, z0.1) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Upon the Great Loch's Shore
It's a Zu Out There 69 Munifrid (x11.3, y20.6, z0.1) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Upon the Great Loch's Shore
Stormblood (Quest) 69 Pipin (x32.6, y22.9, z1.6) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Measure of His Reach

The Ruby Sea

Field:

Coordinates Description
(x7.9, y28.9, z0.2) In isle of Zekki (swim to an underwater cave at (x12.2, y25.3, z-1.1))
(x31.4, y25.0, z0.0) On rock
(x35.5, y20.5, z0.4) On edge of cliff
(x22.7, y3.9, z0.0) On the back of the boat
(x31.5, y6.4, z0.2) On coral ledge
(x21.9, y9.0, z0.2) On roof of hut
(x17.7, y7.5, z0.0) On top of rock
(x8.4, y9.2, z0.2) On edge of cliff
(x15.2, y38.3, z0.0) On rock
(x29.9, y38.8, z0.1) Behind rocks

Quests:

Quest Level NPC Coordinates Additional Information
The Palace of Lost Souls 63 Kurenai (x20.2, y20.1, z-2.0) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest In Darkness the Magatama Dreams
The Sword in the Stone 62 Slender Kojin (x32.7, y18.5, z-0.7) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Of Kojin and Kami
Pulling Double Booty 62 Hansaku (x23.4, y9.1, z0.0) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Alisaie's Stones
The Price of Betryal 62 Yusui (x31.4, y37.1, z0.3) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Boys with Boats
Tide Goes in, Imperials Go Out 63 Lyse (x6.2, y12.3, z0.0) Quest is a Main Scenario Quest

The Azim Steppe

Field:

Coordinates Description
(x23.6, y29.2, z-0.2) Under banners
(x15.3, y34.4, z0.1) On rocks north of village
(x8.6, y35.5, z0.0) Southern edge of map
(x5.9, y28.4, z0.1) Inside the cave
(x13.2, y20.9, z0.2) Follow the river inside a cave passage
(x23.5, y20.4, z1.1) Edge of Dawn Throne
(x16.1, y14.2, z0.6) End of broken pillar jutting out of river
(x27.1, y12.2, z0.8) Climb up cliffside and fall to lower ledge
(x36.3, y17.5, z-0.1) End of broken bridge
(x33.9, y30.6, z-0.4) Riverbed just outside Reunion

Quests:

Quest Level NPC Coordinates Additional Information
Mauci of the Seven Worries 66 Mauci x12.7, y34.4, z0.0 Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Undying Ones
Forty Years and Counting 66 Esugen x23.0, y23.3, z1.1 Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest For Love of the Moon
Sheep Snatcher 65 Sukegei x28.2, y14.8, z0.2 Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Heart of Nations
Words Are Very Unnecessary 65 Tamachag x32.9, y28.3, z-0.3 Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest A Season for War
Glory to the Khagan 66 Hien x31.2, y12.1, z0.3 Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Naadam

Yanxia

Field:

Coordinates Description
(x11.6, y27.7, z0.7) Patio area of The Swallow's Compass
(x19.7, y32.7, z0.1) Edge of broken bridge
(x16.1, y29.4, z0.4) On ledge of tall rock
(x30.6, y37.9, z0.3) Edge of cliff, south end of Castrum Fluminis
(x24.6, y30.9, z0.0) By broken spears in divot under ledge
(x29.8, y23.4, z0.9) In the archway
(x24.7, y21.2, z1.4) Climb to top of cliff in Namai
(x31.4, y29.5, z0.1) On ledge of rock
(x29.1, y16.8, z0.8) On ledge behind aetheryte
(x39.3, y20.7, z1.5) On rock

Quests:

Quest Level NPC Coordinates Additional Information
Wolves and Weeds 64 Ryosen x30.1, y18.9, z0.7 Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Ones We Leave Behind
Whacking Day 64 Kohagi x30.7, y18.0, z0.6 Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Ones We Leave Behind
Fly, My Pretties 64 Honami x30.5, y17.7, z0.6 Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Stubborn Remainder
Something Smells 64 Fukata x29.9, y15.6, z0.0 Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest The Stubborn Remainder
All the Little Angels 64 Isse x31.2, y28.9, z0.0 Quest is a Main Scenario Quest
A map showing the locations of aether currents in the Azim Steppe.
A map showing the locations of aether currents in the Ruby Sea.