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How to get a free Fantasia in FFXIV Dawntrail

Start your Tural vacation off right with a free Fantasia!

The long-anticipated graphic update in Final Fantasy XIV not only gives the entire game a fresh new look, but player characters also get a glow-up. However, if you want to make some changes to your Warrior of Light based on that or any other reason, here's our handy guide for how to get a free Fantasia in FFXIV Dawntrail.

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How to unlock a free Fantasia in FFXIV Dawntrail

To receive the promised free Fantasia released with Patch 7.0, you actually won't have to venture very far to get it. The item is provided as a reward after completing a Level 1 quest called "Bottled Fantasy". Head to Ul'dah - Steps of Thal and seek out an NPC named Medicine Merchant at (X:13.4, Y:9.2), which is at the northern end of the Sapphire Avenue Exchange (as seen below).

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Start and complete the quest, which won't take long, and you'll receive your complementary Fantasia as a reward for your efforts. As mentioned before, this is a Level 1 quest, and you can be any class or job while completing it. In terms of MSQ, you only need to complete "The Scions of the Seventh Dawn" quest from A Realm Reborn before doing this, which is given at Level 17.

Since FFXIV is undergoing a massive graphical update, which includes significant visual changes to all playable races in the game, this free Fantasia will come in handy if you want a different look for your Warrior of Light (especially when trying one of Dawntrail's two new jobs). Or if you're happy with what you have, you can always save that Fantasia for later, in case you feel the urge to try a different gender character after all.

How to use a Fantasia in FFXIV

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If you've never used one before, Fantasias are a unique consumable item that's traditionally purchased via the Mog Station online store. They allow you to make all-encompassing changes to your character, such as their race, gender, facial appearance, physicality, hairstyle, etc. Aestheticians, which you can interact with at any time in-game, only allow you to change features such as your hairstyle, hair color, and makeup.

To use a Fantasia, first make sure that it's in your inventory (not in a retainer's inventory or your Chocobo Saddlebag), and then remove all of your character's equipped gear (except the job stone). 'Use' the Fantasia, and the game will then notify you that your character's appearance can now be edited.

Log out of the game (don't close it entirely), then log back into the Character Selection screen. Click on your chosen character's sub-menu and choose "Re-edit Character Appearance", which will take you to the character edit menu. You can choose from any appearances you've saved in the past, or start from scratch.

With the launch of 7.0, you can now also "test" your character's new appearance for up to 60 minutes of in-game playtime, to see if you're happy with what you've made. If not, simply return to the Character Edit menu to make the changes you want.

Be sure to check out all of our latest guides and news for Final Fantasy XIV at Pro Game Guides, such as FFXIV Mountain Dew Collab Event rewards - How to get the Mountain Zu mount.


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Stephanie Watel is a freelance writer for Pro Game Guides. Stephanie has been with the site for a few months, and in the games media industry for about a year. Stephanie typically covers the latest news and a variety of gaming guides for the site, and loves gardening and being the bird lady of the neighborhood. She has a BA in Writing from Pace University in NY.

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