Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ expansion, Heavensward, introduced the Diadem zone to the game, which initially allowed gatherers to reach a previously inaccessible zone. Still, the new patch 5.21 has brought with it a host of changes to the zone, which now features a giant aether-bazooka. This guide will point you back in the right direction so you can once again get to the Diadem. I hope you’ve unlocked the Ishgardian Restoration because the new Diadem is tied to it.
Ishgardian Restoration Ishgardian Restoration is unlocked by completing the Ishgardian Restoration quest. First, you have to complete the Ishgardian Restoration Quest, then return to the Diadem and speak to the new NPC there. Once you do, you’ll gain access to the Diadem area, where you can use the aether bazooka. The bazooka requires a full set of aether materials to be used, which you can acquire from gatherers or in-game. The aether bazooka can be used in a number of ways.
What Was the Ishgard Restoration?
The Ishgard Restoration occurred in-game when the Holy See’s Firmament district was rebuilt. This phase concluded in early 2021 with Patch 5.41, and now the district is complete and fully explorable. With the completion of the Firmament, we can anticipate the addition of Empyreum, a new housing district in Ishgard, in a future patch.
Gatherers and crafters worked together during the Restoration to rebuild the Firmament, a district that would rejuvenate the city following the dragonsong war. Players contributed to the reconstruction over time, updating the in-game environment. The questline that describes these events is still playable and provides additional lore and interactions with the characters involved. The district has been completely built, and the event has concluded, so it’s a great story for fans of the Heavensward expansion.
A similar crafting and gathering event may be introduced in a future patch. In Final Fantasy XIV, the Firmament remains the primary hub for crafting and gathering content.
Ishgardian Restoration Recipes and Turn-ins
There are still recipes and turn-ins available for the Restoration! Leveling crafters in FFXIV can be accomplished by crafting and turning in Ishgard Restoration items. Be sure to speak with Potkin again after you’ve met all the NPCs in the Firmament. When you are level 20 or higher, you will be able to access Ishgard Restoration Recipes. Crafting these items according to their specifications will net you huge EXP rewards, as well as Skybuilder Scrips and Kupo of Fortune Stamps.
Feasts are like FATES, but they are more fun! They take place during the Skyrise Celebration and are centered around mini-games. These games last for thirty minutes, and each one has five fetes. You can only participate as a Disciple of the Land or Hand (i.e., a gatherer or a crafter). Enie fetes give you a wide variety of special rewards, including fete tokens that can be exchanged with Enie for even more exclusive rewards.
Skybuilders’ Scrips are the only way to get exclusive rewards, including mounts, minions, hairstyles, dyes, emotes, furnishings, gear, and so much more. Most of these items can only be acquired with Skybuilders’ Scrips. Some of these items can also be sold on the market board. Because they are only available here in FFXIV, you can make a ton of Gil selling popular, Skybuilders’ Scrip items! Whether you’re an amount and minion collector or a market board manipulator, you won’t want to ignore the value of Skybuilders’ Scrips.
The Kupo of Fortune
The Kupo of Fortune stamp is another extremely valuable reward for crafting turn-ins! Items with stamp markers next to them on Potkin’s list are the only items you can turn in to get these stamps. These are usually higher level and more challenging to craft, but the rewards are definitely worth it.
You will earn a Kupo Voucher once you have collected five Kupo Stamps. By purchasing this voucher, you will be able to play the Kupo Scratch Ticket game once, which will give you some highly desirable items. In addition to the Skybuilders’ Scrip items, many of these rewards sell well on the market board. Some of them are indeed really cool (like the Casual Attire Coffer). However, before selling them, you might want to buy them for yourself!