FFXIV The Aurum Vale: How To Unlock + Dungeon Boss Guide

Inside the Aurum Vale in FFXIV

You can unlock the Level 47 normal-difficulty dungeon The Aurum Vale by accepting the quest “Going for Gold” from Nedrick Ironheart in Western Thanalan (X:12.0, Y:14.2).

We’ll cover a step-by-step guide to completing that quest & unlocking the dungeon, plus all the mechanics of the dungeon & possible rewards you can get.

Unlocking Quest: Going for Gold

Nedrick Ironheart outside The Waking Sands / Final Fantasy XIV
Nedrick Ironheart outside The Waking Sands

“Going for Gold” can be unlocked by simply reaching Level 47. Do your MSQs, FATEs, and dungeon runs to level up quickly.

Once you get to Level 47, talk to Nedrick Ironheart in Western Thanalan (X:12.0, Y:14.2) to begin.

Similar to previous dungeons unlocked through Nedrick, he offers you another challenging environment to test and hone your skills: Aurum Vale.

The toxic valley is home to dangerous flora and fauna alike and is certainly worthy of a curious adventurer’s time. Speak with Willielmus outside the vale in Coerthas Central Highlands (X:14.3, Y:35 3) to continue.

After a brief conversation with the Hyur, Aurum Vale will be unlocked. This dungeon requires at least a Level 47 Disciple of War or Magic job to enter and has no item level requirement.

Boss #1: Locksmith

A gigantic Ochu / Final Fantasy XIV
A gigantic Ochu

Mechanics:

  • Goldbile: Yellow puddles around the arena will apply a constant “Goldbile” DoT.
  • Hundred Lashings: A single-target tankbuster attack on the primary target. Shield and heal through the damage.
  • Gold Rush: A room-wide AoE attack that applies a stacking “Gold Lung” DoT for 60 seconds. This can only be dispelled by eating the morbol fruits spread across the arena. Only interact with a fruit once you reach three stacks to spread them evenly.
  • Gold Dust: The boss will target a random player with a large AoE circle.

Rewards

Name Type Rarity
Aetherial Tortoiseshell Armillae Bracelets Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Amber Earrings Earrings Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Rubellite Earrings Earrings Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Spinel Earrings Earrings Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Tourmaline Earrings Earrings Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Turquoise Earrings Earrings Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Zircon Earrings Earrings Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Amber Ring Ring Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Black Pearl Ring Ring Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Rubellite Ring Ring Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Spinel Ring Ring Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Tourmaline Ring Ring Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Turquoise Ring Ring Aetherial (Pink)
Aetherial Zircon Ring Ring Aetherial (Pink)
Aurum Armguards Hands Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Dress Gloves Hands Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Gauntlets Hands Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Celata Head Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Pot Helm Head Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Temple Chain Head Dungeon (Green)

Boss #2: Coincounter

Coincounter the cyclops / Final Fantasy XIV
Coincounter the cyclops

Mechanics:

  • 10-tonze Swipe: A cleaving tankbuster attack on the primary target. Face the boss away from the party while mitigating the attack.
  • 100-tonze Swipe (cone): A large frontal cone AoE that knocks players back on hit. Stun or interrupt the boss to avoid.
  • Glower: A line attack towards a random player that applies a “Paralysis” debuff for 30 seconds on hit. Dispel the debuff should anyone get hit.
  • Animal Instinct: When the boss’ HP drops below 50%, a prompt saying “The Coincounter takes a moment to reconsider…” will appear. Afterward, two new mechanics will appear.
  • Eye of the Beholder: Long-range AoE attacks around the boss after “Animal Instinct.” Move inside his hitbox to avoid.
  • 100-tonze Swipe (point-blank): A new variation of “100-tonze Swipe” after “Animal Instinct.” This will be a slower, larger point-blank AoE that also knocks players back.

Rewards

Name Type Rarity
Aurum Chasuble Body Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Cuirass Body Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Jacket Body Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Brais Legs Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Smalls Legs Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Trousers Legs Dungeon (Green)

Boss #3: Miser’s Mistress

A giant morbol with a really bad breath / Final Fantasy XIV
A giant morbol with a really bad breath

Mechanics:

  • Goldbile: Yellow puddles around the arena will apply a constant “Goldbile” DoT, similar to the first boss.
  • Vine Probe: A cleaving tankbuster attack on the primary target. Shield and heal through the damage. Always face the boss away from the party.
  • Bad Breath: A large frontal cone AoE that applies a whopping seven debuffs on hit. Avoid this at all costs. Dispel all the debuffs if any players get hit.
  • Burr Burrows: A room-wide AoE attack that applies a stacking “Burrs” DoT. Similar to the first boss, eat a morbol fruit at three stacks to dispel the DoTs evenly.
  • Hooked Burrs: The boss will target a random player with an additional stack of “Burrs.”

Rewards

  • Morbol Triple Triad Card (not guaranteed)
Name Type Rarity
Pupil’s Book of Mythril Book Dungeon (Green)
Verdant Shortbow Bow Dungeon (Green)
Astaroth Cane Cane Dungeon (Green)
Canopus Stilettos Daggers Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Boots Feet Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Leg Guards Feet Dungeon (Green)
Aurum Sabatons Feet Dungeon (Green)
Bloody Murder Firearms Dungeon (Green)
Verdant Hora Fist Weapon Dungeon (Green)
Canopus Bill Greataxe Dungeon (Green)
Balisarde Greatsword Dungeon (Green)
Paladin’s Templar Arms (Lv. 47) Other Dungeon (Green)
Canopus Guisarme Polearm Dungeon (Green)
Verdant Scepter Scepter Dungeon (Green)
Warlock’s Buckler Shield Dungeon (Green)
Vega Star Globe Dungeon (Green)

Extra Treasure Coffers

One of four extra treasure coffers inside The Aurum Vale / Final Fantasy XIV
One of four extra treasure coffers inside The Aurum Vale

Apart from the boss rewards, there are four treasure coffers located throughout the dungeon that you can open for more gear, crafting material, or minion rewards. Their locations are:

  • (X:10.3, Y:8.6)
  • (X:8.9, Y:9.0)
  • (X:7.0, Y:7.0)
  • (X:4.5, Y:8.9)

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