Shadowbringers content

Patch 5.3

From Final Fantasy XIV Online Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Patch 5.3
"Reflections in Crystal"
Release Date
11 Aug 2020
Promo Page
Patch Notes
5.3, 5.31, 5.35
Patch 5.2
Patch 5.4
All content patches

Concept Art


Patch 5.3: Reflections in Crystal is the third major content update introduced for Shadowbringers.

Notable Features, Additions, and Changes

New Content

System Changes and Additions

  • Crafting Collectables Collectable overhauled:
    • Collectable synthesis icon1.png  Collectable Synthesis removed.
    • Collectable items are now totally separate from non-collectable items. All crafted collectables for Rowena are now prefixed Rarefied. The new recipes are in a separate place in the Crafting Log.
    • Rorwena's collectable lists are now static and do not rotate.
  • Trial Synthesis - Allows the player to do a "dry run" of crafting an item without actually crafting it or consuming materials.
  • A Realm Reborn main story quest pruning and overhaul
    • As part of this pruning, all Allagan Tomestone of Poetics Poetics gear now comes augmented, and pre-Shadowbringers augment items and tokens have been retired to reduce inventory bloat.
  • New Game+: A Realm Reborn and Seventh Astral Era main story campaign, and Class Quests
  • Mounts can now fly in A Realm Reborn zones after players complete Main Scenario QuestThe Ultimate Weapon.
  • Housing: Wards 22-24 added to all residential districts. (5.35)


  • Sundry Splendors: Easy-to-find vendors located in major cities, exchanging tomestones and scrips for rewards
  • Orchestrion: Search function added
  • Watching the intro video to an expansion from the title screen will change the title screen to that expansion.
  • Heavensward expansion as baseline added to all accounts
  • Free trial: Heavensward expansion added, level cap increased to 60, full access to the entire Deep Dungeon Palace of the Dead, through level 200

Note: Not all content listed here will launch on the same day. This article is about the 5.3x season as a whole.

Main Story Summary (Spoilers)

The Sorrow of Werlyt (Spoilers)

Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr (Spoilers)