To unlock flying in the new FFXIV: Endwalker zones, you’ll need to collect 10 Aether Currents for each map. Our FF14 guide will map out where to find all 10 Aether Currents for Thavnair, Labyrinthos, Garlemald, and the other zones.
How to find and attune to Aether Currents
Aether Currents are floating greenish swirls of air you can see tucked away in areas of each zone. Each area has 10 floating around, with five more that you get for completing quests. To attune to the current, you need to approach it and interact with it.
If you think you’re close to an Aether Current, you can use an Aether Compass to tell you how close or far you are away from the nearest current.
You can check your Aether Current progress by opening the Travel menu and selecting Aether Currents. The green diamonds are the currents you find around the map, and the yellow diamonds are the currents you get from doing quests.
Where’s my Aether Compass?
With the release of Endwalker, Aether Compasses were moved out of the Key Item inventory and to the Collections section. You can now access it by opening up the Duty menu, selecting Collections, and setting it to your hot bar from there.
Aether Currents from quests
Each Endwalker zone has four Aether Currents you get as side quest rewards and one more current that you get from doing the main scenario quests. The MSQ-rewarded current typically is the reward of the final quest of the zone, so you won’t really be able to fly in a zone until you’re done with it. (Regardless, having flying in every zone is a must for gathering and hunt trains.)
You can tell if a side quest will reward you with an Aether Current by its icon: Rather than being a plain gold quest icon, it will be blue with a plus symbol. If there aren’t four of these on your map, you may need to complete more MSQ first to unlock the side quest.
Endwalker Aether Current Locations
[Warning: Spoiler warning for the zones below, as our maps have names of Aetherytes and areas.]
We’ve listed the areas in the order that they unlock (with Thavnair and Labyrinthos being interchangeable) and blurred out the names of dungeons and new connecting areas to help you go unspoiled.
Labyrinthos Aether Current locations
Thavnair Aether Current locations
Garlemald Aether Current locations
Mare Lamentorum Aether Current locations
Elpis Aether Current locations
Ultima Thule Aether Current locations
Correction (Dec. 14): We’ve corrected the location of one of the Labyrinthos Aether Currents.