Dawntrail aether current locations in FFXIV (2024)

With Final Fantasy 14’s Dawntrail expansion comes more aether currents for players to find. These elusive collectables are scattered around the map and you’ll need to find all of them to unlock flying in their respective zones.

With 60 total aether currents to find, it can be a daunting task, but we’re here to help you out.

[Ed. note: We have tried to be considerate of spoilers in our guide. Our maps are complete so they do have the names of the zones and locations of dungeons and trials. We’ve also separated the fifth and sixth areas with a large image, as the sixth zone had not been revealed in any form (unlike the other areas, which were shown in patch notes). Don’t scroll below that image unless you’re ready to see the final area.]

Aether currents in FFXIV, explained

As usual, in order to unlock flying in each new zone, you’ll need to find and interact with 10 aether currents, as well as complete five quests. The four side quests required for aether currents are marked with the usual blue plus sign quest marker and the fifth quest current is a reward for finishing one of the main scenario quests in the area (usually towards the end of your stint in said area).

Usually you can use your Aether Compass in your key items to tell you how many yalms away the closest current is. If you don’t want to deal with that, you can just use our maps for an easy peasy hunt. Your Aether Compass can still be found in your “collections” menu, under the “duty” tab, if you want to find currents as Yoshi-P intended.

We list the Dawntrail zones in order you encounter them, though since there are diverging paths to take, some of them, like Kozama’uka and Urqopacha, are interchangable.

Below we list our aether currents in the order they appear in the aether current menu from left to right, that way if you’re missing one, you’ll know which one you need without having to use your Aether Compass. That being said, we don’t recommend grabbing these in the order they’re numbered, but rather just grabbing whatever is closest to you as you adventure through these new maps.

Kozama’uka aether current locations

Note that you’ll only be able to get half of these currents on your first visit to Kozama’uka. You’ll get the other five when you return here to the southern half of the map later.

Dawntrail aether current locations in FFXIV (1) Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Square Enix
  1. On a southern cliff facing the water.
  2. On an island in the middle of the water. (You can swim to this island!)
  3. In the corner of the cavern.
  4. On a grassy mound near some purple flowers.
  5. At the end of the dock.
  6. Around the base of the tree that holds up the House of Winds High.
  7. On a patch of flowery land behind a tree.
  8. On a rock in the water around the destroyed boats.
  9. In the caves below on a cliff edge.
  10. North of the House of Waters High.

Urqopacha aether current locations

Just like the Kozama’uka currents, you’ll only find five of these on your first visit. The southern part of the map will unlock later, giving you the remaining five.

Dawntrail aether current locations in FFXIV (2) Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Square Enix
  1. On the top edge of a cliff.
  2. At the top of the cliff overlooking the northern half of Urqopacha, behind some ruins.
  3. On the lower cliffs by Chirwagur Lake.
  4. On a cliff to the northwest of Ciblu’s Coffee Grounds.
  5. On a cliff to the northeast of the Agave Jaws.
  6. On some rocks surrounded by bears.
  7. On a rock by the water.
  8. On a cliff edge facing the northern half of the map near some graves.
  9. Atop a cliff overlooking Miplu’s Mate Garden.
  10. On top of a rock by Icuvlo’s Inn.

Yak’tel aether current locations

To get to the southern half of the map, you’ll need to progress through some story.

Dawntrail aether current locations in FFXIV (3) Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Square Enix
  1. On the ledge overlooking the shadow pool behind a large tree.
  2. Under an arched root by the water.
  3. Under an arched root on the ledge above the water.
  4. On top of the cliff on the east side, not inside the cave, You’ll need to go around the cavern entrance to get it.
  5. On a northern ledge looking over the Yak Awak Tsoly.
  6. On a ledge along the path down into Xmun Hojaw.
  7. On a cliff next to a large tree to the east of Moxutural Zooj.
  8. On the lower part of this tree platform, just follow the roots down.
  9. On a cliff facing the northern waters.
  10. In the forest near a small dock.

Shaaloani aether current locations

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  1. In a small corner surrounded by cliffs.
  2. On top of a small flat rocky platform.
  3. On a tiny dock facing the water.
  4. At the end of the winding canyon.
  5. About halfway up the small mountain on the south side.
  6. On top of a small ledge.
  7. On a stair-like rock formation going towards the water.
  8. Atop a rock in the southern part of the train station.
  9. On top of a huge boulder.
  10. On the balcony of the building, up the stairs.

Heritage Found aether current locations

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  1. On a median between what’s left of two trees.
  2. On the edge of yet another dang tiny cliff.
  3. Behind some rocks near a cliff’s edge.
  4. On the edge of the shallow cliff.
  5. On the cliff north of where the train tracks end.
  6. On the cliff’s ledge. You’ll need to come from the north or south to get up here.
  7. On a small bridge in the abandoned town.
  8. On the edge of the cliff overlooking the northern side.
  9. On a rock inside the cavern.
  10. On a cliff’s edge west of the Aetheryte.
Dawntrail aether current locations in FFXIV (6) Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Square Enix

Living Memory aether current locations

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  1. Next to a large pillar-tree structure.
  2. By the lava on the west side of the arena.
  3. At the very edge of a cliff overseeing lava.
  4. Between the two Ferris wheels.
  5. Under an open part of a tower-like structure.
  6. By some fences next to the water.
  7. On the northeast corner of the museum.
  8. On the side of a pathway, along some railing.
  9. On the east side of the entrance to the castle.
  10. In the center inside of a rotunda.
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