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See also: Dungeons, Raids, Deep Dungeon, Field Operations, Variant Dungeons, Criterion Dungeons

Introduction

Trials are encounters where adventurers fight together against extremely powerful creatures. Each trial consists of a single boss fight (a few are broken up into two parts). When the boss is defeated, players are rewarded with story progression, tokens or rare items. A few early trials require a light party of 4 players while most others need a full party of 8.

The lists are broken into 2 sections for each expansion: story-mode Normal and Hard Trials, and High-end (Extreme and Unreal) Trials. Players are expected by the developers to be able to clear all story-mode trials, with the High-end section being significantly more difficult completely optional content.

Normal and Hard Trials

Normal difficulty are fought by four players. Hard difficulty trials are fought by eight players, but are not significantly more difficult than "Normal" trials. After Lv. 50, the distinction between Normal and Hard difficulty trials is removed, and all base difficulty trials past that point are fought by a full party of eight players. Both Normal and Hard difficulty trials can be completed using Duty Finder matchmaking.

Unlocking

All Normal difficulty trials are unlocked as part of the A Realm Reborn Main Scenario quests. Hard difficulty trials can be unlocked as part of Main Scenario quests in each expansion, or through optional quests at the level cap of each expansion.

Rewards

Normal and hard trials typically do not provide item rewards, with a few exceptions. Completion of the daily Trials Roulette will reward experience, Gil, and tomestones, depending on the player's level.

Extreme Trials

Extreme difficulty trials are usually fought by eight players against a significantly more powerful version of the boss from the base difficulty trial (the exception is The Great Hunt (Extreme), which is fought by four players). Some Extreme trials are denoted as Minstrel's Ballad, which are reserved for bosses that had particular importance to the main story. All Extreme bosses have a time limit in which they must be defeated or they will wipe the party with an enrage ability. Completion of Extreme trials is not required for Main Scenario Quest progression. In North American and European data centers, most players use Party Finder to practice and complete Extreme trials instead of Duty Finder matchmaking.

Unlocking

Extreme trials can be unlocked from various quests after completing the base difficulty trial.

Rewards

Most extreme trials drop weapon coffers that can be used to obtain high item level weapons depending on the current job. In addition, most extreme trials rarely to uncommonly drop special crafting materials and a mount. The drop rate of the mount increases once the extreme trial is no longer new. Collecting each extreme trial mount in an expansion will unlock a quest that rewards an exclusive mount. To mitigate poor luck on loot rolls, newer extreme trials will reward each party member with 1-2 totems, depending on the trial, per completion, which can be exchanged for weapons (requiring 10 totems) and in a later patch, the mount (requiring 99 totems).

The equipment rewards structure for extreme trials varies depending on the patch it is released:

  • Expansion launch (x.0) - Two extreme trials. One trial rewards weapons and the other trial rewards accessories, both of which are 10 item levels higher than equipment obtained from the newest uncapped tomestones.
  • x.1 - One extreme trial, rewarding weapons that are 15 item levels higher than the previous (x.0) trial weapons but 10 item levels below the weapons obtainable from the current Savage raids released in x.05.
  • x.2 - One extreme trial, rewarding weapons that are 20 item levels higher than the previous (x.1) trial weapons, 5 item levels higher than the newly added crafted weapons in x.2, but 20 item levels below the weapons obtainable from the current Savage raids released in x.2.
  • x.3 - One extreme trial, rewarding weapons that are 10 item levels higher than the previous (x.2) trial weapons but 10 item levels below the weapons obtainable from the current Savage raids.
  • x.4 - One extreme trial, rewarding weapons that are 20 item levels higher than the previous (x.3) trial weapons, 5 item levels higher than the newly added crafted weapons in x.4, but 20 item levels below the weapons obtainable from the current Savage raids released in x.4.
  • x.5 - One extreme trial, rewarding weapons that are 10 item levels higher than the previous (x.4) trial weapons but 10 item levels below the weapons obtainable from the current Savage raids.

Additional extreme trials (e.g., The Great Hunt (Extreme), Memoria Misera (Extreme)) may be released in some patches, but these provide different rewards compared to the usual structure.

Unreal Trials

Unreal difficulty trials are mechanically identical to older Extreme trials but have been scaled to the current level cap to provide a fresh challenge. Unreal trials have a strict item level sync, preventing players from out-gearing the encounters as in Extreme trials. Usually, one Unreal trial is available per major patch since they were introduced in Patch 5.3. Once the next patch is released, a new unreal trial will become available and older unreal trials become inaccessible.

Unlocking

The current unreal trial can be unlocked by completing the quest Fantastic Mr. Faux and the story-mode version of the trial. This quest does not need to be repeated when a new unreal trial is released.

Rewards

Unreal trials do not directly provide item rewards. Players may complete the current unreal trial to unlock one attempt ("telling") at the Faux Hollows minigame, which reward a currency that can be exchanged for exclusive mounts, minions, and glamour items. Players may also earn a "retelling" from the first Faux Hollows game, which will allow them to repeat the trial for a second attempt at Faux Hollows. Players may earn one telling and one retelling per week.

A Realm Reborn

Name Level iLevel iLevel Sync Party Boss Roulette Loot Item Level Tomestones Unlock
The Bowl of Embers 20 - - 4 Ifrit Leveling - - Main Scenario QuestLord of the Inferno
The Navel 34 - - 4 Titan Leveling - - Main Scenario QuestLord of Crags
The Howling Eye 44 - - 4 Garuda Leveling - - Main Scenario QuestLady of the Vortex
The Porta Decumana 50 42 60 4 The Ultima Weapon Main Scenario - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 100 Main Scenario QuestThe Ultimate Weapon
The Bowl of Embers (Hard) 50 49 - 8 Ifrit Trials 60 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Feature QuestIfrit Bleeds, We Can Kill It
The Howling Eye (Hard) 50 52 - 8 Garuda Trials 70 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Feature QuestIn For Garuda Awakening
The Navel (Hard) 50 57 - 8 Titan Trials 80 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestIn a Titan Spot
Thornmarch (Hard) 50 54 - 8 Good King Moggle Mog XII Trials 75 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Main Scenario QuestYou Have Selected Regicide
A Relic Reborn: The Chimera 50 52 - 8 Dhorme Chimera Trials - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 Repeatable Feature QuestA Relic Reborn
A Relic Reborn: The Hydra 50 52 - 8 Hydra Trials - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 Repeatable Feature QuestA Relic Reborn
The Whorleater (Hard) 50 60 - 8 Leviathan Trials - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Main Scenario QuestLord of the Whorl
Battle on the Big Bridge 50 50 - 8 Gilgamesh Trials - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 Feature QuestThe Three Collectors
The Striking Tree (Hard) 50 65 - 8 Ramuh Trials - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Main Scenario QuestLevin an Impression
Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Hard) 50 80 - 8 Shiva Trials - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Main Scenario QuestThe Instruments of Our Deliverance‎
The Dragon's Neck 50 80 - 8 Ultros & Typhon Trials - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestThe Coliseum Conundrum
The Chrysalis 50 90 - 8 Nabriales Trials - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Main Scenario QuestAn Uninvited Ascian
Battle in the Big Keep 50 90 - 8 Gilgamesh Trials - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestHer Last Vow
Urth's Fount 50 95 - 8 Odin Mentor 50 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestFear and Odin in the Shroud

A Realm Reborn Removed Trials

The following Main Scenario trials were originally implemented during A Realm Reborn but later removed and replaced with solo instances.

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Added Removed
Cape Westwind 49 - 8 Rhitahtyn sas Arvina 2.0 6.1
The Steps of Faith 50 90 8 Vishap 2.55 6.2

A Realm Reborn High-end Trials

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Roulette Loot Item Level Tomestones Unlock
The Minstrel's Ballad: Ultima's Bane 50 61 8 The Ultima Weapon Mentor 80 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestThe Ultimate Ballad
The Howling Eye (Extreme) 50 65 8 Garuda Mentor 90 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestGale-force Warning
The Navel (Extreme) 50 67 8 Titan Mentor 90 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestQuake Me Up Before You O'Ghomoro
The Bowl of Embers (Extreme) 50 67 8 Ifrit Mentor 90 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestIfrit Ain't Broke
Thornmarch (Extreme) 50 80 8 Good King Moggle Mog XII Mentor 100 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestThe King Lives
The Whorleater (Extreme) 50 80 8 Leviathan Mentor 95 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestWhorl of a Time
The Striking Tree (Extreme) 50 85 8 Ramuh Mentor 100 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestJudgment Bolts and Lightning
Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme) 50 95 8 Shiva Mentor 110 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 22 Feature QuestDrop Dead Shiva

Heavensward

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Roulette Tomestones Unlock
Thok ast Thok (Hard) 53 - 8 Ravana Trials - Main Scenario QuestLord of the Hive
The Limitless Blue (Hard) 57 - 8 Bismarck Trials - Main Scenario QuestBolt, Chain, and Island
The Singularity Reactor 60 142 8 King Thordan Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 Main Scenario QuestHeavensward (Quest)
Containment Bay S1T7 60 190 8 Sephirot Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 Feature QuestWhen the Bough Wakes
The Final Steps of Faith 60 205 8 Nidhogg Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 Main Scenario QuestAn End to the Song
Containment Bay P1T6 60 220 8 Sophia Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestBalance unto All
Containment Bay Z1T9 60 235 8 Zurvan Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestThe Last Pillar to Fall

Heavensward High-end Trials

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Roulette Loot Item Level Tomestones Unlock
The Limitless Blue (Extreme) 60 165 8 Bismarck Mentor 175 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestThe Diabolical Bismarck
Thok ast Thok (Extreme) 60 175 8 Ravana Mentor 190 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestThok Around the Clock
The Minstrel's Ballad: Thordan's Reign 60 190 8 King Thordan Mentor 205 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestThordan's Reign
Containment Bay S1T7 (Extreme) 60 205 8 Sephirot Mentor 220 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestA Fiendish Likeness
The Minstrel's Ballad: Nidhogg's Rage 60 220 8 Nidhogg Mentor 235 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestNidhogg's Rage
Containment Bay P1T6 (Extreme) 60 235 8 Sophia Mentor 255 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 25 Feature QuestA Deific Simulacrum
Containment Bay Z1T9 (Extreme) 60 250 8 Zurvan Mentor 265 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 25 Feature QuestA Demonic Duplicate

Stormblood

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Roulette Tomestones Unlock
The Pool of Tribute 63 - 8 Susano Trials - Main Scenario QuestThe Lord of the Revel
Emanation 67 - 8 Lakshmi Trials - Main Scenario QuestThe Lady of Bliss
The Royal Menagerie 70 280 8 Shinryu Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Main Scenario QuestStormblood (Quest)
The Jade Stoa 70 325 8 Byakko Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Feature QuestAn Auspicious Encounter
Castrum Fluminis 70 335 8 Tsukuyomi Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Main Scenario QuestThe Primary Agreement
The Great Hunt 70 320 8 Rathalos Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 Feature QuestThe New King on the Block
Hells' Kier 70 355 8 Suzaku Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestThe Fire-bird Down Below
The Wreath of Snakes 70 365 8 Seiryu Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestSurpassing the Samurai
Kugane Ohashi 70 365 8 Yojimbo Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 Feature QuestThe Past Is Never Past

Stormblood High-end Trials

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Roulette Loot Item Level Tomestones Unlock
The Pool of Tribute (Extreme) 70 300 8 Susano Mentor 320 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestSongs in the Key of Kugane
Emanation (Extreme) 70 300 8 Lakshmi Mentor 320 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestSongs in the Key of Kugane
The Minstrel's Ballad: Shinryu's Domain 70 320 8 Shinryu Mentor 335 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestSongs in the Key of Kugane
The Jade Stoa (Extreme) 70 340 8 Byakko Mentor 355 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestSongs in the Key of Kugane
The Minstrel's Ballad: Tsukuyomi's Pain 70 350 8 Tsukuyomi Mentor 365 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestSongs in the Key of Kugane
The Great Hunt (Extreme) 70 350 4 Rathalos Mentor - Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestThe Newer King on the Block
Hells' Kier (Extreme) 70 370 8 Suzaku Mentor 385 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 25 Feature QuestSongs in the Key of Kugane
The Wreath of Snakes (Extreme) 70 380 8 Seiryu Mentor 395 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 25 Feature QuestSongs in the Key of Kugane

Shadowbringers

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Roulette Tomestones Unlock
The Dancing Plague 73 - 8 Titania Trials - Main Scenario QuestAcht-la Ormh Inn
The Crown of the Immaculate 79 - 8 Innocence Trials - Main Scenario QuestExtinguishing the Last Light
The Dying Gasp 80 410 8 Hades Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 Main Scenario QuestShadowbringers (Quest)
Cinder Drift 80 455 8 The Ruby Weapon Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Feature QuestRuby Doomsday
The Seat of Sacrifice 80 465 8 Warrior of Light Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Main Scenario QuestHope's Confluence
Castrum Marinum 80 485 8 The Emerald Weapon Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Feature QuestBlood of Emerald
The Cloud Deck 80 495 8 The Diamond Weapon Trials Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 12 Feature QuestDuty in the Sky with Diamond

Shadowbringers High-end Trials

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Roulette Loot Item Level Tomestones Unlock
The Dancing Plague (Extreme) 80 430 8 Titania Mentor 450 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestMinstrel from Another Mother
The Crown of the Immaculate (Extreme) 80 430 8 Innocence Mentor 450 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 15 Feature QuestMinstrel from Another Mother
The Minstrel's Ballad: Hades's Elegy 80 450 8 Hades Mentor 465 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestMinstrel from Another Mother
Cinder Drift (Extreme) 80 470 8 The Ruby Weapon Mentor 485 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 25 Feature QuestWeapon of Choice
Memoria Misera (Extreme) 80 470 8 Varis yae Galvus Mentor 480 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 Feature QuestWandering Dramaturge
The Seat of Sacrifice (Extreme) 80 480 8 Warrior of Light Mentor 495 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 25 Feature QuestMinstrel from Another Mother
Castrum Marinum (Extreme) 80 500 8 The Emerald Weapon Mentor 515 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 25 Feature QuestWeapon of Choice
The Cloud Deck (Extreme) 80 510 8 The Diamond Weapon Mentor 525 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 25 Feature QuestWeapon of Choice

Former Faux Hollows

Name Level iLevel iLevel Sync Party Boss Patch
The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Unreal) 80 430 435 8 Shiva 5.3
The Navel (Unreal) 80 430 435 8 Titan 5.4
The Whorleater (Unreal) 80 430 435 8 Leviathan 5.5

Endwalker

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Roulette Tomestones Unlock
The Dark Inside 83 - 8 Zodiark Trials - Main Scenario QuestThe Martyr
The Mothercrystal 89 - 8 Hydaelyn Trials - Main Scenario QuestHer Children, One and All
The Final Day 90 540 8 The Endsinger Trials Allagan Tomestone of Astronomy 10 Allagan Tomestone of Causality 5 Main Scenario QuestEndwalker (Quest)
Storm's Crown 90 585 8 Barbariccia Trials Allagan Tomestone of Astronomy 12 Allagan Tomestone of Causality 6 Main Scenario QuestThe Wind Rises

Endwalker High-end Trials

Name Level iLevel Party Boss Roulette Loot Item Level Tomestones Unlock
The Minstrel's Ballad: Zodiark's Fall 90 560 8 Zodiark - 580 Allagan Tomestone of Astronomy 15 Allagan Tomestone of Causality 8 Feature QuestI Wandered Sharlayan as a Minstrel
The Minstrel's Ballad: Hydaelyn's Call 90 560 8 Hydaelyn - 580 Allagan Tomestone of Astronomy 15 Allagan Tomestone of Causality 8 Feature QuestI Wandered Sharlayan as a Minstrel
The Minstrel's Ballad: Endsinger's Aria 90 580 8 The Endsinger - 595 Allagan Tomestone of Astronomy 20 Allagan Tomestone of Causality 10 Feature QuestI Wandered Sharlayan as a Minstrel
Storm's Crown (Extreme) 90 600 8 Barbariccia - 615 Allagan Tomestone of Astronomy 20 Allagan Tomestone of Causality 10 Feature QuestI Wandered Sharlayan as a Minstrel

Current Faux Hollows

Name Level iLevel iLevel Sync Party Boss Patch Tomestones Unlock
Containment Bay S1T7 (Unreal) 90 560 565 8 Sephirot 6.2 Allagan Tomestone of Astronomy 20 Allagan Tomestone of Causality 10 Feature QuestFantastic Mr. Faux

Former Faux Hollows

Name Level iLevel iLevel Sync Party Boss Patch
Ultima's Bane (Unreal) 90 560 565 8 Ultima Weapon 6.1