Trials are a type of duty found in Final Fantasy XIV. They differ from other duties in that they feature only a single boss encounter, where other duties typically have multiple boss encounters and regular enemies in between.
There are three difficulty levels to trials. Normal modes require only 4 players, and only three of them are encountered early in the game. Once players arrive at the endgame, they will start encountering Hard mode trials, which require 8 players. The most difficult trials are Extreme modes, which are among the most difficult encounters in the game at the time of their release, many of them being seen as superbosses. No Extreme mode trials are required for the main scenario.
A Trials roulette can be found in the Duty Finder, which will enter a solo player into a random Hard mode trial that they have already completed with greater rewards than queueing for specific trials, as well as extra bonuses that can only be received once per day. Normal mode trials can instead be found in the Leveling roulette, as their difficulty is on par with leveling dungeons. Extreme mode trials cannot be found on any roulette, as they are typically far too difficult for players to be thrown into randomly with complete strangers.
List of Trials[edit | edit source]
A Realm Reborn[edit | edit source]
|The Pool of Tribute||63||Susano||The Lord of the Revel||4.0|
|Emanation||67||Lakshmi||The Lady of Bliss||4.0|
|The Royal Menagerie||70||280||Shinryu||Stormblood||12||4.0|
|Castrum Fluminis||70||335||Tsukuyomi||The Primary Agreement||12||4.3|
|Kugane Ohashi||70||365||Yojimbo||The Past Is Never Past||10||4.56|
|The Great Hunt||70||320||Rathalos||The New King on the Block||10||4.36|
|The Jade Stoa||70||325||Byakko||An Auspicious Encounter||12||4.2|
|Hells' Kier||70||355||Suzaku||The Fire-bird Down Below||15||4.4|
|The Wreath of Snakes||70||365||Seiryu||Surpassing the Samurai||15||4.5|
|The Pool of Tribute (Extreme)||70||300||Susano||Songs in the Key of Kugane||15||4.0|
|Emanation (Extreme)||70||300||Lakshmi||Songs in the Key of Kugane||15||4.0|
|The Minstrel's Ballad: Shinryu's Domain||70||320||Shinryu||Songs in the Key of Kugane||20||4.1|
|The Minstrel's Ballad: Tsukuyomi's Pain||70||350||Tsukuyomi||Songs in the Key of Kugane||20||4.3|
|The Great Hunt (Extreme)||70||350||Rathalos||The Newer King on the Block||20||4.36|
|The Jade Stoa (Extreme)||70||340||Byakko||Songs in the Key of Kugane||20||4.2|
|Hells' Kier (Extreme)||70||370||Suzaku||Songs in the Key of Kugane||25||4.4|
|The Wreath of Snakes (Extreme)||70||380||Seiryu||Songs in the Key of Kugane||25||4.5|
|The Dancing Plague||73||Titania||Acht-la Ormh Inn||5.0|
|The Crown of the Immaculate||79||Innocence||Extinguishing the Last Light||5.0|
|The Dying Gasp||80||410||Hades||Shadowbringers||10 5||5.0|
|Cinder Drift||80||455||The Ruby Weapon||Ruby Doomsday||12 6||5.2|
|The Seat of Sacrifice||80||465||Warrior of Light||The Converging Light||12 7||5.3|
|Castrum Marinum||80||485||The Emerald Weapon||Blood of Emerald||12 8||5.4|
|The Dancing Plague (Extreme)||80||430||Titania||Minstrel from Another Mother||15 8||5.0|
|The Crown of the Immaculate (Extreme)||80||430||Innocence||Minstrel from Another Mother||15 8||5.0|
|The Minstrel's Ballad: Hades's Elegy||80||450||Hades||Minstrel from Another Mother||20 10||5.1|
|Cinder Drift (Extreme)||80||470||The Ruby Weapon||Weapon of Choice||25 13||5.2|
|Memoria Misera (Extreme)||80||470||Varis yae Galvus||Wandering Dramaturge||20 10||5.25|
|The Seat of Sacrifice (Extreme)||80||480||Warrior of Light||Minstrel from Another Mother||25 14||5.3|
|The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Unreal)||80||430||Shiva||Fantastic Mr. Faux||20 10||5.3|
|80||430||Titan||Fantastic Mr. Faux||20 10||5.4|
|Castrum Marinum (Extreme)||80||500||The Emerald Weapon||Weapon of Choice||25 15||5.4|
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
All Hard trials featuring primals prior to the Singularity Reactor featured the "(Hard)" tag in their duty name. This was an artifact from the first three Hard modes, which needed to differentiate themselves from their Normal modes. Once it became clear that Hard modes had completely replaced Normal modes, and that no new Normal trials would be released, the developers stopped appending the "(Hard)" tag to new trials.
- While this duty was available in 2.0, it was not added to the duty finder until patch 2.16.