Mysterious Map

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Mysterious Map


This bottle is holding what appears to be a timeworn map of unknown origin, bearing peculiar markings.
※Use the action Decipher to extract the map and examine its contents.
※Level 50 recommended.

— In-game description

Mysterious Maps can be used to obtain Alexandrite icon1.png  Alexandrite, the catalyst needed to upgrade Animus Zodiac Weapons into Novus Zodiac Weapons. Players will gain 5 Alexandrite icon1.png  Alexandrite for each mysterious map completed. Players will lose the mysterious map if they fail.



Quest Type Level Quest Giver Rewards
Morbid Motivation Repeatable Feature quest 50 Brangwine 1 Mysterious map icon1.png  Mysterious Map

Note: Mysterious Maps cannot be bought, and will not show in the shop, until your weapon is ready for the relevant step (Novus Zodiac Weapons (iLvl 110)).


Vendor Location / Coordinates Section Cost Unlock req.
Auriana Mor Dhona (22.7, 6.6) Mysterious Map Exchange Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 75

Used For

Main article: Novus Zodiac Weapons/Quest

Completing Mysterious Map

Solving Mysterious Map is similar to solving Treasure Hunt map. Before uncovering the treasure chest, the player will need to use Decipher icon1.png  Decipher and Dig icon1.png  Dig then defeat a group of enemies.

  • Players can complete the map with the help of a party but only the owner of the map will receive the Alexandrite. Rest of the party members will get some gil.
  • Chocobo Companion can be used to make the battle easier.
  • The battle is trivial for players significantly above level 50.

Possible Chest Locations

Zone Coordinates Level range
Lower La Noscea (X:23.6, Y:39) 50
Lower La Noscea (X:34.4, Y:14.3) 50
Middle La Noscea (X:17.9, Y:17.9) 50
Middle La Noscea (X:21.7, Y:25.0) 50
Western La Noscea (X:12.2, Y:35.8) 50
Western La Noscea (X:32.8, Y:27.5) 50
Eastern La Noscea (X:17, Y:31.2) 50
Eastern La Noscea (X:30.4, Y:27.6) 50
Outer La Noscea (X:22.8, Y:16.3) 50
Outer La Noscea (X:15.3, Y:15.0) 50
Upper La Noscea (X:30.5, Y:24.8) 50
Upper La Noscea (X:14.1, Y:21.2) 50
Central Shroud (X:21.2, Y:30.1) 50
Central Shroud (X:10.7, Y:23.5) 50
East Shroud (X:25.3, Y:10.8) 50
East Shroud (X:15.5, Y:21) 50
North Shroud (X:24.2, Y:25.9) 50
North Shroud (X:16.2, Y:27.2) 50
South Shroud (X:24.5, Y:24.9) 50
South Shroud (X:23.8, Y:18.8) 50
Central Thanalan (X:19.5, Y:13.6) 50
Central Thanalan (X:29.7, Y:19.2) 50
Eastern Thanalan (X:23.4, Y:27.1) 50
Eastern Thanalan (X:10.5, Y:18.2) 50
Northern Thanalan (X:20.4, Y:22.1) 50
Northern Thanalan (X:20.6, Y:27.8) 50
Southern Thanalan (X:22.4, Y:38.8) 50
Southern Thanalan (X:21.4, Y:8.8) 50
Western Thanalan (X:21.6, Y:23.2) 50
Western Thanalan (X:19.5, Y:26.3) 50
Coerthas Central Highlands (X:10.7, Y:27.2) 50
Coerthas Central Highlands (X:23.1, Y:15.9) 50
Mor Dhona (X:31.5, Y:13.8) 50
Mor Dhona (X:13.1, Y:10.5) 50

Mysterious Map Monster Spawns

Monster Notes
Morbol Menace x1
  • This fight is dangerous and a party might be necessary for players close to level 50.
  • Vine Probe is an instant attack which will Bind icon1.png Bind you for up to 30 seconds, causing you to be unable to dodge its Bad Breath.png  Bad Breath attack which always immediately follows it.
  • Bad Breath.png  Bad Breath is a frontal cone shaped AoE that applies a dozen debuffs to all players hit.
  • Player can try to position their Chocobo Companion tank in front of the boss then stand behind it.
Dire Gargoyles x4
  • Desolate is a frontal line attack that deals heavy damage.
  • Grim Fate is a frontal AoE cone attack that deals heavy damage.
  • Gargoyles do not perform auto-attacks. Simply dodge their AoE and focus them down 1 by 1.
Woad Back x1
Gold Back x1
Wind Back x1
Mythril Golem
  • Rockslide is a frontal line attack that deals heavy damage.
  • Boulder Clap is a frontal AoE cone attack that deals heavy damage.
  • Will spawn 8 Fox Fire bomb adds periodically which should be killed as quickly as possible by AoE.
Monocular Cyclops x1
  • His 100 Tonze Swing is an AoE attack on surrounding the boss. Ranged should stay further away from the boss and melee be prepared to run out.
  • Will spawn 8 Puk adds periodically which are quite weak and can be quickly killed by AoE.
Virago x1
Concubinus x2
  • The succubus will use Sweet Steel (a frontal cone AOE) repeatedly between normal attacks.
  • The concubinus seem to only use auto-attack on you.
  • Kill the concubinus first then the succubus.
Bombast x1
  • When the Bomb expands, move away to avoid the explosion. When the Bomb is normal-sized, return to attack it. Generally happens 3 times during the fight.
Gelid Eye x1