Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.3 has both Disciples of the Hand and Land quite busy, introducing a variety of new materials to gather and items to craft from said materials. Ilmenite, one such material that’s used to make high quality crafting ingots, is described as a “hunk of moon ore rich in titanium”. Not so fast, though, as Ilmenite ore isn’t just sitting around in plain sight for anyone to gather up. Miners looking to collect it will have a few hoops to jump through if they want any chance at spotting it. Here’s where to get Ilmenite in Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.3.
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FFXIV: Where to Get Ilmenite in 6.3
The Ilmenite material is only available through hidden, timed gathering nodes that spawn twice per Eorzean day in one specific location. In order to be able to locate and interact with these hidden nodes, you’ll need to first have read the appropriate Folklore Tome.
Ilmenite nodes are unlocked by purchasing and reading the Tome of Geological Folklore – The Sea of Stars. You can purchase the tome from the Splendors Vendor in Radz-at-Han for 16 Regional Folklore Trader’s Token C.
Once you’ve acquired and used the Tome of Geological Folklore, travel to Mare Lamentorum around 8am or 8pm Eorzean Time and hang around the (X: 29.6, Y: 22.4) coordinates. You’ll need to be on your level 90 Miner job to spot the node, and you should notice a glowing gathering node icon on your minimap if you’re there during either of the two time intervals.
These timed nodes only last for two hours Eorzean time, meaning you’ll only have between 8am to 10am / 8pm to 10pm Eorzean time to interact with it. A Perception level of at least 3600 is required to gather Ilmenite from the node.
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