Wondrous Tails in FFXIV, explained

Wondrous Tails in FFXIV, explained

Wondrous Tails (commonly abbreviated as WT) is one of the most important weeklies in Final Fantasy 14, giving you rewards for doing duties and helping you clear new content. It’s kind of like bingo and you’ll get more rewards for getting more lines in a row.

Below we detail how Wondrous Tails works in FFXIV, how to unlock Wondrous Tails, the rewards you can get, and how to get three lines.

Wondrous Tails in FFXIV, explained

Every week, Khloe Aliapoh, a young Miqo’te in Idyllshire, will give you a book to fill out. In exchange for tales of your triumph, she will give you stickers. Line up four stickers in a row on the four-by-four grid and you’ll get a special prize. You can get nine stickers total, so if you get more lines, you’ll get bigger prizes.

The Wondrous Tails book is a key item, and you can use the item to open the book. You can earn stickers by completing the duties displayed on the left side of the book and you can see the stickers you have on the right side.

For every assigned duty you complete, Khloe will give you a sticker in a random spot on the grid. Ideally, you want at least one line before the book expires during weekly reset (it says when the book goes bad on the top left), to get some good rewards.

An open Wondrous Tails book in FFXIV Image: Square Enix via Polygon

If you are in a party with anyone clearing any content for the first time, you’ll get a “Second Chance,” as displayed below the grid of duties. For example, you’ll get a second chance if you queue in Trials Roulette and get a new player completing “The Striking Tree” for the first time, even if it’s not on your list of Wondrous Tails duties for that week.

You can use Second Chances to “retry,” marking a cleared duty as uncleared (making it so you can earn another sticker from completing that same duty) and moving the clear to a different duty. You can also use two Second Chances to “shuffle,” rerolling where your stickers are on your grid. This is super important if you’re going for a specific amount of lines.

Once you have nine stickers in your book, return it to Khloe to get your rewards. If your book expires before you do this (even if it’s complete), you will not be able to claim any rewards.

How to unlock Wondrous Tails in FFXIV

To unlock Wondrous Tails, you need to complete the level 60 quest “Keeping Up with the Aliapohs” (lol). You can pick this quest up from the “Unctuous Adventurer” NPC in Idyllshire.

The NPC will have the blue quest marker with the plus sign above their head, so you should be able to find them on your map.

Wondrous Tails rewards

Khloe will offer the same rewards for lines, though the type of Tomestones rewarded vary depending on the patch. There are some exceptions, as some rewards will change to Poetics if a new patch that changes tomestones is about to come out. You’ll also only get certain Tomestones if you have at least one job at max level. You will have to pick one reward from the following, depending on how many lines you got:

  • 9 Seals: 500 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics, an Allagan Platinum Piece, or a treasure map from the current expansion
  • 1 line: 1 MGP Gold Card (worth 30,000 MGP, the Gold Saucer currency), 1 Khloe’s Bronze Certificate of Commendation, or 300 high-value tomes
  • 2 lines: 2 MGP Gold Cards, 1 Khloe’s Silver Certificate of Commendation, or 1,000 lower-value tomes
  • 3 lines: 20 MGP Gold Cards, 3 Khloe’s Silver Certificate of Commendation, or 1 Khloe’s Gold Certificate of Commendation

If your book is complete with nine seals, you’ll also get 50% of a level’s worth of EXP on whatever job you turn the book in with. That said, you should make sure to turn in the book on a job that isn’t maxed to make the most of the rewards.

The Wind-up Khloe minion in FFXIV Image: Square Enix via Polygon

Each of Khloe’s certificates have their own item exchange when you talk to Khloe. The rewards for each type are as follows:

  • Bronze Certificates: Clusters for materia, minions, and magicked prisms
  • Silver Certificates: Glamour accessories, older ornate armor, clusters for materia, minions, and a framer’s kit
  • Gold Certificates: Sabotender de la Luna Whistle, Magicked Children’s Bed, Wondrous Lanner Whistle, Troll Horn, Calydontis Horn, Incitatus Whistle, clusters for materia, and ornate armor

Keep in mind that almost everything that Khloe will trade you can be bought from the marketboard, though at a high price. (The mounts you get from the gold certificates can sell for nearly 10 million gil, depending on your server!)

The Incitatus mount ridden by a Viera in FFXIV
The Incitatus mount, which you can get from Wondrous Tails
Image: Square Enix via Polygon

Some of the rewards, like the minions you get for Bronze Certifications, can be obtained via Materiel Containers from your Grand Company. Some of the other rewards, like the Gold Certificate mounts and the Silver Certificate glamour items, can also be obtained in exchange for Faux Leaves (which you get for doing Faux Hollows).

Gold Certificates can also be traded for crafted “ornate” armor, which is best-in-slot armor for raiders early on during the raid cycle and can be sold for a lot of gil during that time. Silvers can be traded for the previous cycle’s ornate armor, so we don’t recommend getting those.

How to get three lines in Wondrous Tails

If you’re looking for that big grand prize, there’s only a few variations to get you to three lines. Your lines will need to line up like so, though they can be a rotation or reflection of these patterns, too:

Six line variations to get three lines in FFXIV’s Wondrous Tails Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Square Enix

That said, you should keep shuffling your stickers until you get your stickers lining up into this shape. After you have your seven stickers lined up in one of these orientations, you’ll just need to pick a god and pray that your remaining two seals slot into where they’re supposed to go.

To make the most of your duties, Second Changes, and stickers, you should do the following:

  • Do as many of the duties as you can until you have seven stickers. You can do these duties unsynced to clear old extreme trials and raids quickly.
  • Try to save Second Chances for shuffles rather than retries.
  • Amass more Second Chances quickly by using Normal Raid or Trials Roulette. You can also check party finder for people looking for unsynced first-time clears of raids or trials.

The rest is all just luck. There are tons of players who have been completing Wondrous Tails for years and haven’t gotten three lines, so don’t get discouraged. You can always shell out 10 million gil for that elusive mount (or grind out Faux Hollows, as previously mentioned).

If you’re just starting out in the massive world of Final Fantasy 14, we have tons of guides to help you. We have a beginner’s guide to get you started, along with guides detailing when you’ll get your mount and which Grand Company you should join.

If you’re starting but are feeling overwhelmed, we have guides to help with picking a job and a guide that explains how long it may take to catch up to current content in FFXIV.

We also have guides on side content, like ocean fishing, relic weapons, and Island Sanctuary, for those who want to take a break from it all.