"FFXIV: Shadowbringers" Finally has its First Savage Raids

The Eden raid series has expanded today with Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers' Patch 5.05 which introduces the Savage difficulty iterations of the raids as well as a new set of treasure map instances, battle system changes, crafting recipes, and items.

Patch 5.05 includes the following new content and updates:

  • High-Level Raid: Eden's Gate (Savage) – Players seeking a greater challenge can take on this series of high-difficulty boss encounters.
  • Treasure Hunt Dungeon: "Dungeons of Lyhe Ghiah" – Up to eight players can join together and explore this new instanced dungeon for the chance to obtain rare and unique rewards.
  • New Tomestone: Phantasmagoria – This new currency obtained by completing specific content can be used to purchase all-new gear for Disciples of War and Magic.
  • New Crafting Recipes – Includes updates to Free Company Crafting and Subaquatic Voyages content.
  • Battle Action Adjustments – A number of balance adjustments have been made for various jobs.
  • New Housing Furnishings, Items, Mounts, Minions and more.
FFXIV Shadowbringers Finally has its First Savage Raids
Credit// Square Enix

The base difficulty Eden raids are tricky, yes, but they're relatively fun scripted fights. The Savage difficulties will be far less predictable with a few major mechanics changes.

For players looking to raid this week, the minimum item level and party composition requirements for the four new Savage raids are:

Level RequirementDisciple of War or Magic level 80 (Two or more of the same job is not permitted)
Item Level RequirementEden's Gate: Resurrection (Savage): Average Item Level 440
Eden's Gate: Descent (Savage): Average Item Level 445
Eden's Gate: Inundation (Savage): Average Item Level 450
Eden's Gate: Sepulture (Savage): Average Item Level 450
Party SizeEight players
Time LimitEden's Gate: Resurrection (Savage): 90 Minutes
Eden's Gate: Descent (Savage): 90 Minutes
Eden's Gate: Inundation (Savage): 90 Minut

The battle system changes this time around are mostly focused on melee DPS, though Summoner, Scholar, and Astrologian saw a few changes as well. All four tanks and White Mage remain the same as the 5.0 update.

You can check out the full patch notes here.

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