Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Guide: Aether Currents (The Fringes)


One of the best additions to Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward was flying mounts. Actually getting around was made significantly easier, especially considering how multi-layered most of the maps were. This continues with Stormblood as being able to fly across the map will save countless hours off any player’s play time.

These are locked behind Aether Currents, which players simply need to find and attune. Unfortunately, these are scattered all across each area, so you’ll need to keep your eyes open… or you could just find them here. We have collected a full list of locations for each Aether Current in all of the Stormblood areas, with maps and screenshots to better help you out. Some can be tricky, so we’ll try to better inform you where exactly you’ll need to go.

Note: You will need to complete five Aether-related quests outside of the ten you need to attune. It’s based on how far you are in the area’s story, so keep an eye on the map after story missions to find featured icons (ones with + on the bottom left of the icon).

First we have the Fringes. This one is more or less straight forward. Half the Aether Currents (6-10) aren’t accessible until much later on, with only 10 being the tricky one as you will need to run up an enemy-heavy staircase before a Trial fight, turn left at the door and hop down a set of cliffs. Currents 1 and 3 also aren’t visibly shown in our screenshots because we forgot to start capturing screenshots prior to attuning the two, but rest assured, they’re in the spots the character is located.