Final Fantasy 14 Patch 5.5 introduces the Diamond weapon of Final Fantasy 7 fame as the finale to the side story of Sorrow of Werlyt. As with the previous Sorrow of Werlyt attempts, you will need to finish the previous encounters to unlock the latest ones. However, this shouldn’t prove to be too problematic thanks to the Duty Finder.
Complete Blood of Emerald and In Memory to unlock the quest for The Cloud Deck Diamond Weapon Trial in Final Fantasy 14.
If you’ve fallen behind in the history of Sorrow of Werlyt Chronicles of a New Era, there is a very easy way to unlock the Diamond Weapon trial in one day. The Sorrow of Werlyt doesn’t have too many side quests between the files, so the Duty Finder is just a real limitation.
In order to actually unlock the Diamond Weapon test quest Duty in the Sky with Diamond, you’ll need to complete all of the previous quests that led to it. Assuming you skipped Final Fantasy 14 Patch 5.4, you will need to pass the normal trial version of Emerald Weapon unlocked through Blood of Emerald. You can get this from the Resistance Officer in The Lochs (X: 11.3, Y: 22.5). You can line up for the Emerald Battle and any previous Sorrow of Werlyt exams via the Duty Finder.
Once you complete Blood of Emerald, speak to the officer again to grab it In remembrance. Complete this quest to move on to Duty in the Sky with Diamond, which will unlock the normal Diamond Weapon exam, The Cloud Deck. If you want to turn off The Cloud Deck (Extreme) you have to complete the quest that follows Duty in the Sky with Diamond and then speak to the Warmachina fanatic in The Lochs (X: 11.5, Y: 22.5) .
To take part in The Cloud Deck normal Diamond Weapon trial, you must be at least item level 495 (unless you enter a full pre-built version). If you need to catch up, the 8-man raid Eden’s Promise no longer has a weekly loot lock in patch 5.5, so you can farm this together with Tomestones for updated gear.
The Cloud Deck (Extreme) of course has stricter requirements at item level – 510 – so if you want to take part in the latest Extreme trial as soon as possible, you will definitely want to farm Eden’s Promise.
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