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FFXIV: Endwalker guide – Chi and Daivadipa boss FATEs

Where to get Chi Bolts, Daivadipa’s Beads, the Level Checker mount, and a dope elephant costume

A Lalafell in an elephant costume Image: Square Enix via Polygon
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

FFXIV: Endwalker adds two more boss FATEs, special overworld fights you can complete to earn special rewards. Most people will want to hunt down Chi and Daivadipa so they can get Chi Bolts and Daivadipa’s Beads, which allow you to get the Level Checker mount and Wind-up Daivadipa minion, respectively.

Our FF14 guide explains how often Chi and Daivadipa spawn, how to track the timings, and what rewards you get.

Note that before you even start getting into the boss FATEs, you should have a level 90 combat job and the ability to fly in Ultima Thule and Thavnair unlocked. You cannot reach the boss FATEs if you can’t fly there (though a kind player can caddy you there with a multi-person mount).

How boss FATEs work

Boss FATEs are the final parts of FATE chains. You will typically have to do two FATEs that spawn one after another, finishing with the boss FATE. However, completing the two prior FATEs will not spawn the boss guaranteed. This means you may have to farm out the FATE chain a bit before the boss shows up. Players are normally hard at work spawning newer FATE bosses, but older ones will go unspawned because people don’t need the rewards anymore.

After being killed, there is a cooldown window where the boss cannot be spawned again.

For taking part of the FATE, you’ll get contribution based on the damage and healing your party did. That being said, you should use party finder or shout chat to join a party before the FATE begins. For max contribution, you’ll get six Chi Bolts (from Chi) or six Daivadipa’s Beads (from Daivadipa).

Tracking FATE bosses with Faloop!

Faloop! is a community-made toolkit that tracks big FATE bosses and hunt marks across all expansions. You just need to select your server, click “FATEs” at the top and you’ll see a list.

If the FATE is marked as open, it means it can potentially be spawned by meeting requirements. If the FATE is marked as closed, that means it was killed somewhat recently and cannot be spawned again yet.

However, since Faloop! relies on user reports, there can be errors at times, so you’ll want to keep your eyes on shout chat for the zones the bosses spawn in.

Chi boss FATE location and spawn requirements

To spawn Chi and its FATE, “Omicron Recall: Killing Order,” you’ll need to complete two other FATEs in Ultima Thule, “Omicron Recall: Comms Expansion” and “Omicron Recall: Secure Collection.” After completing those, Chi may spawn on The Lost Hydraulic, the square arena above the Base Omicron Aetheryte. We’ve marked the location below.

A map showing where to find The Lost Hydraulic in Ultima Thule Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Square Enix

Daivadipa boss FATE location and spawn requirements

To spawn Daivadipa and its FATE, “Devout Pilgrims vs. Daivadipa,” you’ll need to complete two other FATEs in Thavnair: “Devout Pilgrims vs. the Jungle Lizards” and “Devout Pilgrims vs. the Apalala.” After completing those, Daivadipa may spawn in Jnanamandapa, a square arena in the southwest part of Thavnair. We’ve marked the location below.

A map showing where Jnanamandapa is in Thavnair Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Square Enix

Endwalker boss FATE rewards

Once you have your Daivadipa’s Beads or Chi Bolts, you can turn them in to Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han. We’ve marked his location below.

A map showing where to find Nesvaaz, a vendor in Radz-at-Han Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Square Enix

You can trade any of the currency for the following:

  • Level Checker Identification Key (12 Chi Bolts)
  • Gaja Head (4 Daivadipa’s Beads)
  • Gaja Suit (6 Daivadipa’s Beads)
  • Thavnairian Barding (3 Daivadipa’s Beads)
  • Wind-up Daivadipa (5 Daivadipa’s Beads)

This means that, to get all the loot, you’ll need to defeat Chi at least twice and Daivadipa at least three times.

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