Final Fantasy 14 has hundreds of mounts to collect and show off. You can fly around on anything, from a classic Chocobo to a glowing dragon. Some mounts take a lot of effort to acquire and even make you gather half a dozen other mounts first.
The Firebird is one of these mounts, acting as the "capstone" mount of FF14's Heavensward expansion. Obtaining it will require you to collect every Extreme-tier trial mount that comes from the Heavensward trials — that means you're on the hunt for seven other bird mounts before you get the Firebird. Let's take a look at which trials drop these Lanner mounts, and where you can find the related quests to unlock them.
Pre-Requisite Mounts Needed To Get The Firebird
As we've mentioned, there are a total of seven Lanner bird mounts you must get first in order to unlock the quest that awards Firebird. These mounts drop from the Extreme versions of the Heavensward trials.
The trials, mounts, and their unlock quests are as follows:
|Trial||Mount Reward||Unlocks Through||NPC Location|
|The Limitless Blue (Extreme)||White Lanner||'The Diabolical Bismarck'||Unukalhai in the Rising Stones (X:6, Y:5)|
|Thok ast Thok (Extreme)||Rose Lanner||'Thok Around the Clock'||Unukalhai in the Rising Stones (X:6, Y:5)|
|The Minstrel's Ballad: Thordan's Reign||Round Lanner||'Thordan's Reign'||Alys in Mor Dhona (X:21, Y:8)|
|The Minstrel's Ballad: Nidhogg's Rage||Dark Lanner||'Nidhogg's Rage'||Alys in Mor Dhona (X:21, Y:8)|
|Containment Bay S1T7 (Extreme)||Warring Lanner||'A Fiendish Likeness'||Unukalhai in the Rising Stones (X:6, Y:5)|
|Containment Bay P1T6 (Extreme)||Sophic Lanner||'A Deific Simulucrum'||Unukalhai in the Rising Stones (X:6, Y:5)|
|Containment Bay Z1T9 (Extreme)||Demonic Lanner||'A Demonic Duplicate'||Unukalhai in the Rising Stones (X:6, Y:5)|
All of these bird mount trials are level 60, so the content is quite outdated at this time. As such, most of these trials can be done unsynced with a few other players. Doing a trial unsynced means that you can go in at your current level, with all your best gear equipped, and complete the battle much easier than doing it at level 60 as intended. You also don't need a full party of eight people to enter the trial. This will make farming for the Lanner mounts much quicker.
If you have awful luck, you can also trade 99 of the trial's unique totem for its respective bird mount. For example, if you gather 99 Expanse Totems from the Bismarck trial without getting the White Lanner mount, you can trade the totems for it instead.
- The NPC to trade with is Bertana, who is found in Idyllshire (X:5.8, Y:5.2).
Additionally, the Lanner bird mounts are sometimes offered from the Itinerant Moogle, but their stock will change with every major update. The Tomestones they will trade for will also change each time, meaning you can't stock up on them and wait for the Moogle to offer the mount you want. You can get these seasonal Tomestones from various duties.
The Itinerant Moogle can be found at Limsa Lominsa, New Gridania, and Ul'dah. Check back after each major update to see if the Moogle offers a mount you don't have.
Bear in mind, however, that the Firebird mount itself is never available through the Itinerant Moogles. That one's all on you.
Fiery Wings, Fiery Hearts Quest
Once you have all seven Lanner mounts, you can accept the 'Fiery Wings, Fiery Hearts' quest. This quest is given by Walking Atlas in Idyllshire (X:7.5, Y:6.1), and is very straightforward.
Simply talk to the NPC, then go to the designated location and blow the whistle to summon the Firebird, and you're done!
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