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Golden Salvage

Mission Name Golden Salvage
Mercenary Rank Private Second Class
Mission NPC Bhoy Yhupplo - Aht Urhgan Whitegate (L-10)
Staging Point Ilrusi Atoll Staging Point
Objective Recover the figurehead
Recruitment Lv.60, 1-6 mercenaries
Mission Orders Rumor has it that the golden figurehead from the Black Coffin, the ship of Luzaf the pirate, can be found somewhere within Ilrusi Atoll.
Time Limit 30 minutes
Reward Ilrusi Atoll Assault Points
  • 3 members: 1100
  • 4 members: 990
  • 5 members: 880
  • 6 members: 770


Monster Level Strengths Weaknesses Spawns


Cursed Chest (Mimic)

  • Susceptible to:
  • Weak to:


A, T(H)

Percipient Fish (Pugil)


A, T(H)

A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants


Ancient Lockbox
Hi-Potion +2 (93.4%)
Hi-Potion Tank (53.9%)
Reraiser (25.5%)
??? Earring (61.9%)
Storm Earring (4.4%)
Heims Earring (5.9%)
Silver Earring (26.7%)
Bone Earring (19.3%)
Beetle Earring (21.5%)
Shell Earring (22.2%)
??? Box (39%)
Aht Urhgan Brass Ingot (5.8%)
Beetle Quiver (1.2%)
Bone Quiver (5.8%)
Demon Quiver (4.7%)
Distilled Water (0%)
Horn Quiver (0%)
Iron Quiver (2.3%)
Istakoz (14%)
Kabura Quiver (4.7%)
Lamian Armlet (19.8%)
Little Worm (0%)
Puppet's Operetta (4.7%)
Qutrub Gorget (24.4%)
Rusty Bucket (0%)
Scorpion Quiver (4.7%)
Silver Quiver (3.5%)
Sleep Quiver (1.2%)
Stone Quiver (2.3%)
Willow Fishing Rod (0%)


  • You start in (H-8).
  • Search the boats and surrounding areas for a chest which contains the golden figurehead. All but one chest are mimics. There are 12 chests within the zone.
  • From the start, there are three unconnected areas to search: to the NE and SW are areas with no Pugils, there's a total of 6 chests between the two, the most chests possibles on a single side is five, since one has to appear on the other side's boat; the rest of the enemies are in the NW area.
  • Predator Claws dropped down 10% of Hit Points fish NM with 1027dmg, so they must have around ~10k HP. Better skip them or use Carbuncle until they lose your sight if you aggro them.
  • Find the golden figurehead and you will be informed that the mission is over and to proceed to the Rune of Release at the crossroads in (H-7).
  • This Assault mission can easily be soloed by a SMN or someone with SMN as their support job (though you must still have the minimum 3 members to enter).
  • The person wishing to solo this must summon an avatar, if SMN is your main job, it can be any avatar. If it is your support job, it is recommended that you use Garuda with Aerial Armor. With your avatar out, run up and check the chest, if it is a mimic, allow your avatar to pull hate and then run away to a safe distance.
  • Caution is advised when soloing with SMN subjob, as some players have reported difficulties with avatar hate while others have reported success, even with an underleveled subjob.
  • Puppetmaster is also able to solo this one with ease. All you need is valoredge frame, flashbulb and you are good. The puppetmaster and only the puppetmaster, casts Utsusemi: Ichi or Ni, uses one light maneuver, moves up to the chest, with automaton activated, clicks the chest, if it happens to be a mimic the puppetmaster lets one shadow be absorbed, automatically uses deploy on the mimic, as soon as deploy is used, quickly use deactivate and the mimic will return to its chest form. No fighting needed. Be advised that this strategy is very tricky and any PUP trying this strategy does so at their own risk. Read the guide for further details.
  • Beastmaster can also solo this easily. Just set your pet if it is a mimic, run a distance away and call your pet back. You or your pet may get drawn in, you just need to work out the distance you need to be away from the mimic to escape drawn in.
  • The mission can also be easily cleared with no fighting provided 2 members have Utsusemi and one of the two has a ranged attack (~25'), or one has a ranged attack, and one has cure in the form of main or support job. See the Strategy section for more info.



  • Death Trap from the mimics can be Stunned.
  • The mimics will Draw In the player with the most hate if they are within at least 22', possibly more.
  • Try to avoid the pugils (They are true sound). There is no need to fight them unless you get aggro.
  • The chests/mimics on the 4 boats will ALWAYS spawn. The other 8 chests/mimics are randomly located.



Leujaoam Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Mamool Ja Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Lebros Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL

Periqia Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Ilrusi Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Nyzul Isle Missions: Nyzul Isle Investigation | Nyzul Isle Uncharted Area Survey

Assault Point Rewards: Amir Armor | Pahluwan Armor | Yigit Armor | Other
Nyzul Isle Rewards: Askar Armor | Denali Armor | Goliard Armor | Mythic Weapons

This article uses material from the "Golden_Salvage" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.