This page is a guide on Variant and Criterion Dungeons which was introduced to Final Fantasy XIV with the 6.25 Patch that was released Tuesday, October 18th 2022.
All Variant Dungeons
|The Sil’dihn Subterrane||575||1-4|
How To Unlock Variant Dungeons
In order to unlock Variant Dungeons you’ll need to have completed the Endwalker Storyline, then speak with Osmon who can be found at (X:12 Y:13.4) in Old Sharlayan. Here you’ll begin the A Key to the Past Side Quest. It’ll take you through the steps to unlocking the dungeon.
What are Variant Dungeons
Variant Dungeons can be played by Level 90 Warriors of Light who have completed the Endwalker Storyline and you can choose to play these solo or with up to 3 friends. However, the difficulty will scale based on the amount of players. Additionally, you can change your class throughout the dungeon which is a nice change from deep-dungeons.
The Variant Dungeons will feature different paths you can take and these change based on the actions you use. The Actions you use throughout the dungeon will also affect the boss’s mechanics. There are 12 Lore entries related to the dungeon and you’ll receive a mount. Lores are unlocked depending on how you complete the dungeon, so multiple runs will be required.
List of Variant Actions
|Variant Cure||Restore’s target’s HP for 14,000 HP||Tank, Melee DPS, Physical Ranged DPS, Magical Ranged DPS|
|Variant Ultimatum||Places yourself at the top of nearby enemies’ enmity list and increases enmity generation.||Tank, Healer, Physical Ranged DPS, Magical Ranged DPS, Melee DPS|
|Variant Raise||Resurrects target to a weakened state.||Tank, Physical Ranged DPS, Magical Ranged DPS, Melee DPS|
|Variant Spirit Dart||Deals damage over time to target and all enemies nearby it.||Tank, Healer|
|Variant Rampart||Reduces damage taken by 20%||Healer, Physical Ranged DPS, Magical Ranged DPS, Melee DPS|
Variant Dungeons Rewards
|Silkie mount||Collect 12 The Sil’dihn Subterrane Lore Entries|
|Sil’dihn Potsherd||Defeat any Boss|
|Gold Saucer Card||Defeat any Boss|
|Umbrella Fashion Accessory||Defeat any Boss|