FFXIV Patch 6.38 Patch Notes (FF14 Update 6.38)

[Final Fantasy XIV] FFXIV patch 6.38 is available on PC, PS4(v9.94), and PS5 players. According to the official FFXIV 6.38 patch notes, the latest update brings a multitude of additions and refinements to the game, including adjustments to PvP actions, and removal of weekly limitations on Pandæmonium: Abyssos. Apart from this, today’s FF14 update 6.38 also includes performance improvements.

Previously, a big update added two new jobs, reaper and sage, an increased level cap of 90, the new male Viera race, and so much more. Recently, hotfix 6.31 also added minor tweaks. Unfortunately, since the last major patch, players are facing a long list of bug fixes and gameplay changes. Today’s FFXIV update 6.38 will address a few of these issues.

Read more details below.

FFXIV 6.38 Patch Notes (FF14 6.38) – April 4, 2023

Battle Systeam

The weekly restriction on receiving Unsung Blades of Abyssos from Abyssos: The Eighth Circle has been removed.

The following adjustments have been made to Pandæmonium: Abyssos (Savage):

Two treasure coffers will now always appear. Furthermore, the weekly restriction on rewards obtained from coffers has been removed.
The weekly entrance restriction on all areas of Pandæmonium: Abyssos (Savage) has been removed.
Players may now proceed directly to any circle of Pandæmonium: Abyssos (Savage).

The item required to enhance weapons purchased with Allagan tomestones of causality, Moonshine Brine, can be purchased from the following vendor:

VendorItem Required
Nesvaaz, Radz-at-Han (X:10.6 Y:10.0)Aglaia Coin
Euphrosyne Coin

Upgrading Equipment

  • After acquiring the items to enhance your equipment from J’lakshai, Wilmetta, or Nesvaaz, speak with Khaldeen in Radz-at-Han (X:10.9 Y:10.4) and exchange them for augmented gear of your choice.


The following adjustments have been made to PvP actions:

Further explanations of PvP action changes and adjustments can be found in the job guide.


PhalanxReduced damage taken has been changed from 50% to 33%.


BlotaHeavy effect duration has been reduced from 5 to 3 seconds.


Phantom RushPotency has been increased from 10,000 to 12,000.


Sky ShatterPotency has been reduced from 20,000 to 18,000.
Potency increase when targets are within 5 yalms has been changed from 30,000 to 32,000.
Barrier strength has been changed from absorbing damage totaling 25% of maximum HP to absorbing damage equivalent to a heal of 24,000 potency.


Fuma ShurikenRange has been reduced from 25 to 20 yalms.
Hyosho RanryuRange has been reduced from 25 to 20 yalms.
Goka MekkyakuRange has been reduced from 25 to 20 yalms.


Plentiful HarvestMaximum potency has been increased from 20,000 to 24,000.


Curing WaltzHealing potency has been increased from 8,000 to 10,000.

Black Mage

BurstBarrier strength has been increased from 12,000 to 16,000.

Red Mage

Magick BarrierEffect duration has been increased from 8 to 10 seconds.
FrazzleEffect duration has been increased from 8 to 10 seconds.
Southern CrossHealing potency has been increased from 6,000 to 8,000.
Damage potency has been increased from 6,000 to 8,000.
Cure potency increase from White Shift has been reduced from 100% to 50%.
Damage potency increase from Black Shift has been reduced from 100% to 50%.


AdloquiumCure potency has been reduced from 4,000 to 3,000.
Barrier strength has been increased from 4,000 to 6,000.


Fall MaleficThe recast time reduction granted by the additional effect “Reduces the recast time of Double Cast” has been changed from 7.5 to 10 seconds.

Crystalline Conflict

The time until the tactical crystal is unbound has been reduced from 30 to 20 seconds.

Following this change, certain music tracks played during matches has been adjusted.
* No adjustments have been made to the track “Festival of the Hunt (Endwalker).”

The probability of triggering a pneumatic parade on the Clockwork Castletown stage has been adjusted to increase the chances of a second parade.

Season Five will end and Season Six will begin.

When the season ends, the top 100 ranking players from each data center will receive vouchers via the moogle delivery service.

Players finishing in bronze tier or higher can claim rewards by speaking with the Seasonal Quartermaster at the Wolves’ Den Pier (X:4.9 Y:5.7).

Upon the commencement of Season Six, you will be placed five risers below your final placement in Season Five, with zero Rising Stars.

Bug Fixes

  • The following issues have been addressed.
    • An issue in Eureka Orthos wherein the timing with which the enemy Orthos gulo gulo executed certain attacks was incorrect.
    • An issue in Eureka Orthos wherein damage dealt when equipped with Orthose aetherpool gear upgraded to +4 was lower than intended.
    • An issue in Eureka Orthos wherein players’ maximum HP when equipped with Orthose aetherpool gear upgraded to +13 was lower than intended.
    • An issue wherein the graphics of the feet gear Valentione Rose Heels did not display correctly when equipped by male Lalafells.
    • An issue wherein the third tier of splendorous tools for Disciples of the Land introduced in Patch 6.35 were missing the attribute “GP +9.”
      * The issue addressed in Patch 6.38 was an error in the display of the item helptext. The hotfix released on 3/9/2023 ensured these tools grant the correct effect of this attribute.
    • An issue in island sanctuary wherein certain character strings could not be used when naming animals.
    • An issue wherein using the Character Renaming Service while visiting another data center prevented players from logging in to the game under certain conditions.

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