To Final Fantasy XIV players, mounts are not only just faster ways to get around but also status symbols. The game provides players with a range of mounts to choose from, but here are the 10 best mounts we've discovered in Final Fantasy XIV Online and how to get them.
1. Battle Tiger
• A single-seater mount, receive by completing the Tank You, Gunbreaker III achievement.
Layers of armor well protect the tiger, but it's also a dangerous creature on its own, with a massive spike jetting out of the front end of it. The Battle Tiger is a ferocious mount that lets everyone around you know that you mean business and is a swift steed.
• Cerberus (Mount) is a mount Awarded from the Achievement Savage Queen of Swords I. The achievement is acquired by completing level 80 duty Delubrum Reginae (Savage).
The guardian of Hell, Cerberus, protects the gates to prevent the undead from escaping, and you can ride this creature around in the world. The mount comes with three terrifying heads to scary anyone in your path as you crash through a battlefield.
• A single-seater mount, obtain by completing the Fiery Wings, Fiery Hearts side quest (available after obtaining all the other Lanner mounts).
The Firebird is a spectacular mount capable of taking you anywhere you need to go in lavish style for an aerial choice. It's perfect for you to use while traveling between quests, and you can explore an entire environment with a bird's eye view.
4. Flying Chair
• A single-seater mount can be crafted by a Level 70 Alchemist with Master Alchemist V.
It's a chair that you can use to sit down at, letting you rest while waiting for your party members to catch up to you, and then you can lead the way with it. It fits with any decor when your want to sit down for a spell before heading off to your next adventure.
5. Gilded Mikoshi
• The Gilded Mikoshi is basically the golden version of the Namazu Beast Tribe Mount. You can buy this mount from a vendor called Edelina in Mor Dhona for 50,000,000 Gil.
When you have too much Final Fantasy XIV Gil to handle, the Gilded Mikoshi mount is the perfect money drop for you to add another luxurious mount to your collection. Once you purchase the item, you can use the Gilded Mikoshi Flute to summon your Gilded Mikoshi mount and use it to take you flying all over the region.
• A single-seater mount, purchase for 8 Gold Chocobo Feathers from any Calamity Salvager. You receive Gold Chocobo Feathers through the Recruit a Friend campaign.
The Managarm mount looks like the mixture between a wolf, a dragon, and another fantastic beast, all in a single mount. It's swift, making it an ideal choice if you want to enter a location and remain undetected.
• A single-seater mount was rewarded to the Top 100 players of each data center at the end of The Feast (Season 15). Unfortunately no longer available.
The Menoetius is a motorcycle-like choice with more pointy ends than a razor-sharp sword. With a set of white-blue flames coming out of the end, you can rev this engine to race ahead of anyone who may try to out the style you.
8. Model O
• A single-seater mount, guaranteed to drop after completing Alphascape V4.0 (Savage).
It's modeled to look like a creature with four arms and moves around on them, similar to a spider. While it's flying in the air, the mount retracts these arms underneath it, curling up into a bean form, and takes you to your next destination, protecting you throughout the journey.
9. Red Baron
• The Red Baron mount is purchased through the Final Fantasy XIV Mog station. Please note that this amount is only applicable to a single character in the Mog station.
The Red Baron is a massive mount that you can drive, becoming one of the tallest individuals in your group in a matter of seconds. Although, because of the large size of the creature, it might be a little hard to turn, you'll be able to make some of the sharper corners with some practice.
• The Sleipnir mount is obtained through the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station.
For fans of Nordic mythology, Sleipnir is the horse the Odin rides, a gift from Loki. This mount has been blessed by the elder Primal Odin and has the capacity to fit any rider, large or small.
The above are the 10 best Mounts in Final Fantasy XIV Online so far. You can try them in the game, as earning mounts is half the fun.