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FFXIV: Endwalker guide – Pandaemonium: Asphodelos raid unlock and gear

Where to unlock the first set of Pandaemonium raids

A haunted-looking building with lots of cages on chains, as seen in Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker’s Pandaemonium raid series Image: Square Enix via Polygon

FFXIV: Endwalker now has its first set of raids, titled Pandaemonium. You’ll want to unlock and run these to help gear up your jobs ahead of future content releases. Our FF14 raid guide explains where to unlock the Pandaemonium raids and what raids drop which gear tokens.

Unlocking the Pandaemonium: Asphodelos raids

To unlock the first four Pandaemonium raids, you’ll need to talk to Nemjiji in Old Sharlayan to start the quest “The Crystal from Beyond.” You’ll need a level 90 combat job and to have completed the main scenario quest “Endwalker” to start this quest.

We’ve mapped out the NPC location below.

A Lalafell NPC standing on Old Sharlayan Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Square Enix

You’ll also need a gear item level of at least 565 in order to actually run the raids.


Getting drops from Pandaemonium and exchanging loot

Getting gear from FFXIV raids can be a little bit confusing, as it’s not just as simple as rolling for a top or hat. Rather, each raid will drop a piece of loot that correlates to different equipment slots. You can only get one drop per raid per week, with weekly reset occuring on Tuesday at 3 a.m. EST.

This means if you ran Asphodelos: The First Circle and successfully rolled and obtained a piece of loot, you cannot get any more loot from that raid again until the weekly limit resets.

Each raid only drops specific loot types, and you’ll need a certain number of each loot to trade in for the actual gear, which you can see we tabled out below.

FFXIV: Endwalker — Pandaemonium: Asphodelos raid drops

Drop Where to obtain # required to exchange
Drop Where to obtain # required to exchange
Unsung Helm of Asphodelos The First Circle (p1n), The Second Circle (p2n), The Third Circle (p3n) 2
Unsung Armor of Asphodelos The First Circle (p1n), The Second Circle (p2n), The Third Circle (p3n), The Fourth Circle (p4n) 4
Unsung Gauntlets of Asphodelos The First Circle (p1n), The Second Circle (p2n), The Third Circle (p3n), The Fourth Circle (p4n) 2
Unsung Chausses of Asphodelos The First Circle (p1n), The Second Circle (p2n), The Third Circle (p3n), The Fourth Circle (p4n) 4
Unsung Greaves of Asphodelos The First Circle (p1n), The Second Circle (p2n), The Fourth Circle (p4n) 2
Unsung Ring of Asphodelos The First Circle (p1n), The Second Circle (p2n), The Third Circle (p3n), The Fourth Circle (p4n) 1

You can trade in the loot to Djole at Radz-at-Han, as well as to Mylenie in Labyrinthos. We’ve marked Djole’s location below.

A female Viera stands behind a colorful desk in Radz-at-Han Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Square Enix

While doing all this will get you the armor and accessories, the process to get a weapon is a little bit different. Once a week, when you clear Asphodelos: The Fourth Circle, you’ll get a Unsung Blade of Asphodelos guaranteed, without having to roll for it. You can trade in seven Unsung Blades for one Discal Tomestone to Djole or Mylenie. In patch 6.05, you’ll be able to trade a Discal Tomestone and 500 Tomestones of Astronomy for the weapon.

Yes, that all means that it will take many weeks to fully suit yourself up in item level 580 gear. Based on previous expansions, the drop restrictions should get removed in patch 6.1. At that point, you can roll for whatever you want.

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