Few things are as rewarding in Final Fantasy XIV Online as flaunting a rare and coveted mount. One such steed that garners praise is the Boreas. This icy horse will be the envy of your party, but only if you can track it down. How does one procure this majestic mount?
Players will need to use the Boreas whistle to acquire the Boreas mount. Users can only acquire this item from A Realm Reborn's The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme.) The Extreme boss fight against Shiva is far more challenging than the original battle, so be prepared for a harrowing encounter.
The Boreas Whistle is not guaranteed to drop but has a chance to spawn in one of the game's Treasure Coffers after the fight ends. Each item players can receive from Treasure Coffers is listed below:
|Item||Item Level||Gear Level|
|True Ice Brand||110||50|
|True Ice Axe||110||50|
|True Ice Breaker||110||50|
|True Ice Spear||110||50|
|True Ice Claws||110||50|
|True Ice Katana||110||50|
|True Ice Daggers||110||50|
|True Ice Bow||110||50|
|True Ice Musketoon||110||50|
|True Ice Rod||110||50|
|True Grimoire of Ice||110||50|
|True Ice Degen||110||50|
|True Ice Cane||110||50|
|True Codex of Ice||110||50|
|True Ice Astrometer||110||50|
|True Ice Shield||110||50|
|True Ice Bracelet of Fending||120||50|
|True Ice Bracelet of Slaying||120||50|
|True Ice Bracelet of Aiming||120||50|
|True Ice Bracelet of Casting||120||50|
|True Ice Bracelet of Healing||120||50|
|Faded Copy of Footsteps in the Snow||N/A||N/A|
|Faded Copy of Oblivion||N/A||N/A|
The individual rewards for the Extreme Shiva fight are as follows:
- 22 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics
- Diamon Dust (Item)
- Shiva Triple Triad card*
- Must first finish Triple Triad Trial quest
- Not guaranteed-drops at a predetermined rate.
If the Boreas Whistle does drop, it will go to the game's loot pool, and each player will have a chance to roll for it with the Need/Greed/Pass system. Only one party member will get the whistle, so be prepared to run this Trial multiple times if you're unlucky with the loot pool pulls.
For more on Final Fantasy XIV, check out How to get the Fenrir Mount in Final Fantasy XIV Online or All Chocobo Quests in Final Fantasy XIV Online here on Pro Game Guides.