The Masked Carnivale
The Masked Carnivale is a series of solo combat challenges for Blue Mages that is unlocked as part of the Blue Mage Job Quests. Many battles are optional, but some are required to progress in job quests.
- Complete quest: The Real Folk Blues
- Requirement: Level 50 Blue Mage
- Starting NPC: Maudlin Latool Ja in Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12.5, Y:13.0)
- Prerequisite quest: Blue Gold
How to Participate
The Masked Carnivale is comprised of 32 stages in total. You can view a list of all available stages by speaking with the Celestium attendant. Stages do not need to be completed in numerical order. Many stages consist of multiple separate battles (Acts), although completing an Act does not grant a checkpoint. Note that dying will fail the duty and remove the player from the instance.
Be advised that once you begin a stage, you cannot register or remove active actions.
All stages are level synced and it is not possible to "unsync" any.
The first 25 stages are unlocked with The Real Folk Blues. Subsequent stages are unlocked with further progression (every 10 levels) of blue mage job quests.
|Too Fast, Too Furious||Completed performance faster than the ideal time.|
|Slow and Steady||Completed performance faster than the standard time.|
|10 Ways to Die||Used ten or fewer unique spell types.|
|4 Ways to Die||Used four or fewer unique spell types.|
|Can't Touch This||Took zero damage.|
|Ain't Got Time to Bleed||Restored zero HP.|
|Modus Interruptus||Interrupted a target's spell casting.|
|A Walk in the Park||Refrained from using Sprint.|
|Mastery of Fire||Cast only fire- or unaspected spells.|
|Mastery of Water||Cast only water- or unaspected spells.|
|Mastery of Earth||Cast only earth- or unaspected spells.|
|Mastery of Wind||Cast only wind- or unaspected spells.|
|Mastery of Ice||Cast only ice- or unaspected spells.|
|Mastery of Lightning||Cast only lightning- or unaspected spells.|
|Elemental Mastery||Cast spells aspected to all six elements.|
|Total Mastery||Used actions aspected to all six elements and three damage types (blunt,
|Enfeeble me Tender||Applied six or more unique enfeeblements.|
|Enfeeble me Tenderer||Applied nine or more unique enfeeblements.|
|Let's Get Physical||Used only physical-type actions.|
|Advanced Spellcasting||Cast only rank 4 or 5 spells.|
|Beginner Spellcasting||Cast only rank 1 or 2 spells.|
|Four-faced||Used four or more unique actions that are fired from the face.|
|Giant Slayer (Hidden)||Not interrupting King's Will three times throughout A Little Knight Music.|
|Trouble with Tentacles (Hidden)||Not killing any Tentacles in Act 3 of Miss Typhon.|
|Perfect Blue (Hidden)||Get the following challenges during Dirty Rotten Azulmagia: Can't Touch This, "Too Fast, Too Furious", Ain't Got Time to Bleed, and Total Mastery (If spells that change your HP are used - such as Devour - this will prevent the achievement).|
|The Celestium's Finest (Hidden)||Get the following challenges during The Catch of the Siegfried: Total Mastery, Can't Touch This, "Too Fast, Too Furious", defeat all three shades on ACT 3 before defeating the original Sigfried (Standing on the electrified ground and briefly getting the Electrocution debuff will fail the feat).|
|Pure Azure (Hidden)||Get the following challenge during Anything Gogo's: "Too Fast, Too Furious", receiving one or more Vulnerability Up debuff will fail this feat.|
|Going for Gold (Hidden)||Get the following challenge during A Golden Opportunity: ???|
Many enemies that appear in the Masked Carnivale are weak to a particular element, which can be confirmed when viewing the list of stages. Use this to your advantage and set your actions accordingly.
The elemental weakness of enemies is also indicated by an icon above their display names.
After completing a performance, your clear time, bonuses, and score are displayed.
Bonuses are awarded for fulfilling certain conditions and affect the score.
Weekly targets are available for certain performances, indicated with an icon.
There are three levels of difficulty for weekly targets: novice (blue), moderate (white), and advanced (gold).
To view the conditions, select a performance with a weekly target, marked with an icon. This information can also be viewed in the Timers menu.
- Weekly targets are reset every Tuesday at 12:00 a.m. (PST).
The Masked Carnivale is associated with the following achievements:
|Smokin' I||5||Complete a single stage at the Masked Carnivale.||-||4.5|
|Smokin' II||5||Complete 5 stages at the Masked Carnivale.||-||4.5|
|Smokin' III||5||Complete 10 stages at the Masked Carnivale.||-||4.5|
|Smokin' IV||5||Complete 15 stages at the Masked Carnivale.||-||4.5|
|Smokin' V||5||Complete 20 stages at the Masked Carnivale.||-||4.5|
|Smokin' VI||5||Complete 25 stages at the Masked Carnivale.||Mask of the Blue||4.5|
|Smokin' VII||5||Complete 30 stages at the Masked Carnivale.||-||5.15|
|The Harder They Fall||10||Achieve the "Giant Slayer" feat at the Masked Carnivale.||-||4.5|
|Octopath Traveler||10||Achieve the "Trouble with Tentacles" feat at the Masked Carnivale.||-||4.5|
|Something Borrowed||10||Achieve the "Perfect Blue" feat at the Masked Carnivale.||Perfect Blue||4.5|
|None More Blue||10||Achieve the "The Celestium's Finest" feat at the Masked Carnivale.||Champion of the Blue||5.15|
|Violets Are Violet||10||Achieve the "Pure Azure" feat at the Masked Carnivale.||Of the Truest Blue||5.45|
|All That Glitters Is Blue||10||Achieve the “Going for Gold” feat at the Masked Carnivale.||Glitterier than Goldor||6.45|