Getting Started[edit]

Participation Requirements[edit]

First Step[edit]

  • Obtain a Key ItemStratum Abyssite (stratum abyssites are permanent key items and need only be obtained once) and a Key ItemVoidstone from a Voidwatch Officer by selecting "Participate in Voidwatch Ops" at one of the following locations:
Starting quest/npc Location Key Item
Voidwatch Officer - Windurst Windurst Waters North (G-5)
Windurst Waters (S) (G-5)
Key ItemJade Stratum Abyssite
Voidwatch Officer - Bastok Bastok Markets (D-11)
Bastok Markets (S) (G-5)
Key ItemIndigo Stratum Abyssite
Voidwatch Officer - San d'Oria Southern San d'Oria (F-9)
Southern San d'Oria (S) (L-9)
Key ItemCrimson Stratum Abyssite
Drafted by the Duchy - Jeuno Ru'Lude Gardens (H-6) Key ItemWhite Stratum Abyssite
Kieran - Voidwatch Ops: Border Crossing - Outlands Norg (I-8) Key ItemAshen Stratum Abyssite
Owain - Tavnazian Terrors - Tavnazia Tavnazian Safehold (H-6) Key ItemHyacinth Stratum Abyssite
Camille - Aht Urhgan Assault - Aht Urhgan Wajaom Woodlands (M-7) Key ItemAmber Stratum Abyssite

Voidwatch Ops Quest Progression[edit]

Upon receiving a Stratum Abyssite of any color from one of the NPCs listed above, you will automatically be flagged for the quest that requires you to defeat specific Notorious Monsters in order to upgrade your Stratum Abyssite to the next tier.

However note that the Outlands (aka: Zilart) Voidwatch Ops quests do not work like the other Voidwatch regions. After speaking with Kieran and recieving your Key ItemAshen Stratum Abyssite you must then complete the following steps:

Notorious Monsters and Drops[edit]

Visit VwNM's for a complete list and visual guide.

Riftworn Pyxis[edit]

There are five lights that enhance the spoils from the Riftworn Pyxis. Their alignment values can be enhanced to produce the following benefits per cell (up to 3 max):

  • Blue: Quantity of drops +50% (150% max). (Affected by Cobalt Cell)
  • Red: Quality of drops +50% (150% max). (Affected by Rubicund Cell)
  • Yellow: Experience Points Gained +25% (75% max). (Affected by Xanthous Cell)
  • Green: Cruor Gained +25% (75% max). (Affected by Jade Cell)
  • White: Increases chances of Atmacite and Periapt obtainment.

The alignment values for the above can be enhanced via Cells, by triggering the monster’s weakness, Treasure Hunter and by possessing certain alignment-enhancing periapts.

Ascent Items[edit]

Trade “ascent items” to a Planar Rift ahead of a battle. Doing so will enhance alignment values for that player only. Up to three of each cell type can be traded to the Planar Rift.

Ascent items can be obtained in the following ways:

Ascent Items Description Where to obtain Cost
Cobalt Cell Quantity of drops (Blue) Voidwatch Officer 3,000 Cruor
Voidwatch Purveyor 2,000 Conquest Points/Imperial Standing/Allied Notes
Treasure Casket Brown Chest from various areas with a Grounds Tome.
Rubicund Cell Quality of drops (Red) Voidwatch Officer 3,000 Cruor
Voidwatch Purveyor 2,000 Conquest Points/Imperial Standing/Allied Notes
Treasure Casket Brown Chest from various areas with a Grounds Tome.
Xanthous Cell Experience Points (Yellow) Voidwatch Officer 3,000 Cruor
Voidwatch Purveyor 3,000 Conquest Points/Imperial Standing/Allied Notes
Treasure Casket Brown Chest from various areas with a Grounds Tome.
Jade Cell Cruor gained (Green) Voidwatch Purveyor 2,000 Conquest Points/Imperial Standing/Allied Notes
Treasure Casket Brown Chest from various areas with a Grounds Tome.

Voidwatch Weaknesses[edit]

At the start of any Voidwatch fight, 9 weakness triggers are chosen randomly, with 6 being normal, 2 being high, and 1 being extremely vunerable. These come in the forms of job/pet abilities, weapon skills, and magic spells and can be triggered at anytime during the fight. Once a trigger has been hit, a new trigger will be chosen of the same type that was hit.

  • NOTE: Some monsters are completely immune to certain triggers and this can result in poor lights at the end of the fight.

Striking a VwNM's weaknesses will enhance alignment values for all combatants.

  • Alignment values increased via ascent items are reset when the player opens a Riftworn Pyxis.
  • Alignment values increased by striking enemy weaknesses are reflected in pyxis content and reset at the end of battle.
  • Enhanced values will not benefit combatants who did not expend a Voidstone at the commencement of battle. In this case, the portion of alignment enhanced via ascent items will be carried over.

Job Ability[edit]

Job Weakness Triggers
Black Mage Enmity Douse
Corsair Fire Shot Ice Shot Wind Shot Earth Shot Thunder Shot Water Shot
Dancer Quickstep Stutter Step Box Step Feather Step Violent Flourish Animated Flourish Desperate Flourish
Dark Knight Weapon Bash
Dragoon Jump High Jump Spirit Jump Soul Jump
Monk Chi Blast
Paladin Shield Bash
Ranger Shadowbind
Scholar Libra
Thief Bully
Warrior Provoke


Magic Type Fire Earth Water Wind Ice Lightning Light Darkness
Black Magic Pyrohelix Geohelix Hydrohelix Anemohelix Cryohelix Ionohelix Luminohelix Noctohelix
Fire II Stone II Water II Aero II Blizzard II Thunder II Drain
Fire III Stone III Water III Aero III Blizzard III Thunder III Drain II
Fire IV Stone IV Water IV Aero IV Blizzard IV Thunder IV Aspir
Firaga Stonega Waterga Aeroga Blizzaga Thundaga Aspir II
Firaga II Stonega II Waterga II Aeroga II Blizzaga II Thundaga II Absorb-STR
Firaga III Stonega III Waterga III Aeroga III Blizzaga III Thundaga III Absorb-DEX
Firaja Stoneja Waterja Aeroja Blizzaja Thundaja Absorb-AGI
Flare Quake Flood Tornado Freeze Burst Absorb-VIT
Burn Rasp Drown Choke Frost Shock Absorb-INT
Poison Stun Absorb-MND
Poison II Absorb-CHR
Poisonga Absorb-TP
Bio II
Fire Earth Water Wind Ice Lightning Light Darkness
White Magic Addle Slow Paralyze Banish II
Banish III
Banishga II
Dia II
Fire Earth Water Wind Ice Lightning Light Darkness
Ninjutsu Katon: Ichi Doton: Ichi Suiton: Ichi Huton: Ichi Hyoton: Ichi Raiton: Ichi Kurayami: Ichi
Katon: Ni Doton: Ni Suiton: Ni Huton: Ni Hyoton: Ni Raiton: Ni Kurayami: Ni
Hojo: Ichi Dokumori: Ichi Jubaku: Ichi Yurin: Ichi
Hojo: Ni Aisha: Ichi
Fire Earth Water Wind Ice Lightning Light Darkness
Bard Songs Ice Threnody Lightning Threnody Fire Threnody Earth Threnody Wind Threnody Water Threnody Dark Threnody Light Threnody
Battlefield Elegy Magic Finale
Carnage Elegy
Fire (14 BP) Earth (13 BP) Water (16 BP) Wind (15 BP) Ice (11 BP) Lightning (17 BP) Light (15 BP) Darkness (8 BP)
Blue Magic Blastbomb Bad Breath Acrid Stream Hecatomb Wave Cold Wave Blitzstrahl Actinic Burst Death Ray
Firespit Cimicine Discharge Corrosive Ooze Leafstorm Frost Breath Charged Whisker Blank Gaze Eyes On Me
Heat Breath Magnetite Cloud Cursed Sphere Mysterious Light Ice Break Mind Blast Light of Penance Sandspray
Thermal Pulse Sandspin Maelstrom Reaving Wind Infrasonics Temporal Shift Radiant Breath
Awful Eye


Light Blood Pact: Carbuncle's Holy Mist
Dark Blood Pact: Fenrir's Lunar Bay or Diabolos's Night Terror
Fire Blood Pact: Ifrit's Fire IV (Blood Pact)
Ice Blood Pact: Shiva's Blizzard IV (Blood Pact)
Wind Blood Pact: Garuda's Aero IV (Blood Pact)
Earth Blood Pact: Titan's Stone IV (Blood Pact)
Lightning Blood Pact: Ramuh's Thunder IV (Blood Pact)
Water Blood Pact: Leviathan's Water IV (Blood Pact)
Automaton Abilities: Any automation ability or special attack triggers an automaton weakness.
Pet Abilities: Any Called Beast's special attack triggers a pet weakness.
Wyverns can no longer stagger enemies in Voidwatch.

Weapon Skill[edit]

Any weapon skill of a particular weapon class, including the ones obtained via quests (excluding Relic/Mythic/Empyrean/Merit), can stagger enemies.

Battle Information[edit]

In order to obtain items you must posses a Voidstone. When gathered at a Planar Rift, everyone in the alliance with a voidstone will lose their stone. Those who do not posses a stone will still receive experience and cruor. You can fight NMs in both the present and the past, depending on which stage you are on.

There is a 30-minute time limit on all battles. Signet and Sigil have no effect and you will receive Voidwatcher status during the battle. Each person who possessed a Voidstone at the start of battle will have their own reward in the chest. To enhance the drops, you can trade Ascent Items before the battle starts (these only affect the individual who made the trade). If you fail to defeat the monster due to everyone dying or to timing out, your Ascent Items will be saved at that Planar Rift. They will also be saved upon zoning and if you go to a different zone and fight/defeat a new Voidwatch Monster. To ensure that the monster is not popped before everyone is ready, any person who checks the Planar Rift will be given a drop-down menu similar to popping Key Item Notorious Monsters in Abyssea. Once popped the monster will automatically engage the person who popped it. Once engaged the monster can give hints to trigger !! weaknesses and can give multiple triggers.

  • Be aware that if you stray too far from the location of the Planar Rift during the battle you will be stripped of your Voidwatcher status and be unable to aid your party.

After defeating the monster, a Riftworn Pyxis will appear where the Planar Rift was. Each person must check the Riftworn Pyxis to receive their reward(s). The items are NOT pooled together like a normal, defeated monster and thus items received can only be obtained by each individual. If the Riftworn Pyxis is not checked within a certain amount of time (3min), it will disappear with the treasure still inside.


Upon expending a Voidstone, a player will receive items, exp, cruor, and possibly an Atmacite or a Periapt. Below is the base level of xp and cruor per stage and will be multiplied by a player's yellow/green spectral alignment at the end of the battle.

Three Nations Region[edit]

Tier Experience Cruor Periapt or Atmacite
Stage I 5,000 5,000 Periapt
Stage II 5,500 5,500 Periapt
Stage III 6,000 6,000 Atmacite
Stage IV 6,500 6,500 Atmacite

Jeuno Region[edit]

Tier Experience Cruor Periapt or Atmacite
Stage I 6,000 6,000 Periapt
Stage II 6,500 6,500 Periapt
Stage III 7,000 7,000 Atmacite & Periapt
Stage IV 6,500 6,500 Periapt
Stage V 7,000 7,000 Periapt
Stage VI (S) 7500 7500 Atmacite
Stage VI 10,000 10,000 Atmacite & Periapt

Zilart Region[edit]

Tier Experience Cruor Periapt or Atmacite
Stage I 5,000 7,000 Periapt
Stage II 5,000 7,500 Atmacite
Stage III 5,000 8,000 Atmacite
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