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A Wivre FFXIV guide will help you unlock the Wivre mount optimally. In the Final Fantasy world, the Wivre is a lizard/rhino hybrid that looks similar to a Doedicurus with a rhino horn.
To unlock the Wivre, you need 500 Bicolor Gemstone Voucher, which cost 100 Bicolor Gemstones each. So, you need 50,000 of this currency. You can get the gemstones by doing Shared FATEs in Shadowbringers and Endwalker.
How to Get the Wivre Mount in Final Fantasy XIV
To get the Wivre Mount in FFXIV, you must farm Bicolor Gemstones and buy vouchers to trade with the gemstone trader. You can also buy the horn on the Marketboard for around 50,000,000 gil, depending on the market at the time.
To get Bicolor Gemstones, you need to farm FATEs in Shadowbringers and Endwalker, which give you an average of 14 Bicolor Gemstones per completed FATE. This means you need to complete over 3500 FATEs to unlock the Wivre horn.
Fastest Route to 50,000 Bicolor Gemstones
Since 3500 FATEs is a ridiculous amount, you may want to make the most of your time farming them. I highly recommend joining a train. You can do this in party finder or stick around the area of the FATEs and be on the lookout for shouts.
Whenever you join a train, you wait at a designated area for everyone to arrive. Then, you follow the leader to each FATE, taking them out in seconds each. This significantly speeds things up as it takes at least ten times longer when you’re alone.
So, let’s say you take 30 seconds per FATE; this means you could complete 3500 in less than 30 hours. Of course, this will not be accurate, but it’s nice to have a soft gauge to keep you going.
Shared FATE Locations
The Shadowbrigners FATEs grant 12 gemstones per normal FATE and 72 per boss. The spawn timers are hidden, and the bosses take a long time to respawn, which is why a train is so useful.
The Endwalker FATEs give a flat rate of 14 gemstones per FATE. So, it depends on how many Shadowbringers bosses you luck out and face. If you’re lucky, you’ll get them regularly and farm much faster.
- Amh Araeng
- Il Mheg
- The Rak’tika Greatwood
- The Tempest
- Mare Lamentorum
- Ultima Thule
The Experience in Farming Bicolor Gemstones
If you want to feel more constructive while farming gemstones, think about the experience. At 3500 (Endwalker) FATEs, you will get 875,000,000 experience. Of course, half of the FATEs will probably be Shadowbringers, which gives a fifth of that.
But even if it is, that’s 525,000,000 (half EW, half SB). That’s enough to level six jobs from 80 to 90 because you only need around 82,000,000 to get one class from 80 to 90.
Tips for Farming Bicolor Gemstones
- Turn in before 2000 Bicolor Gemstones – this currency caps at 2000, so make sure you buy vouchers before it caps. I recommend buying the vouchers between trains to make the most of your time.
- Join a FATE train – the train is the only way to go, in my opinion. Some of these FATEs can take forever if you do them by yourself and you’ll get burnout before you even get one voucher, let alone 500.
- Stay with the train – if you lag behind, you’ll mix FATEs as you won’t get the full reward just for standing there, you must participate for a percentage of the battle.
- Try to have fun – if you’re not having fun, you’re going to spend a lot of time miserable. The best way for me to have fun on trains is to join a party in Discord. Get friends to join or ask your party if anyone wants to hang out via chat.
Question: Is Unlocking the Wivre Mount Worth It?
Answer: It’s a good idea to look at the mount online to see if you like it. If you fall in love with the mount, it’s worth it. But if you just want to flex, then there are better options.
Question: How Many Players Have the Wivre Mount?
Answer: At the time of writing this, a year after its release, the Wivre Mount is only owned by 0.6% (2,600 players). I don’t see this changing much in the foreseeable future, so it will probably always be rare.
Question: Is the Wivre in Other Games?
Answer: The Wivre is in Final Fantasy XI as a genus of enemies. They are trained by the Mamool Ja Savages. They are very tanky, even having a special shield called Granite Hide.
Question: Is the Wivre the Best Use of Bicolor Gemstones?
Answer: This depends on your goal. If you’re keeping what you get, then it’s best to get what you like. But if you’re farming to sell, check the marketboard and find out which is worth the most based on the gemstone-to-gil conversion.
The Rhino Beast is Easy to Love
The Wivre mount is a unique and impressive mount in FFXIV. While it personally isn’t my style, I’m always in awe when I see one. I know someone worked really hard for it and it reminds me of an enemy mount from a 90s kid’s show.
That said, it is a huge time investment, even under the best circumstances. So if you don’t feel like putting forth the effort, then don’t. There are plenty of other mounts in FFXIV that take less time and effort to get. Ones that you can still feel super boss riding.