Good ol’ Aether Current hunting, everyone’s favorite activity in Final Fantasy XIV, am I right? Who are we kidding, it’s a pain in the butt. It’s not as bad as it was in Heavensward though. So let’s go over all aether current locations in FFXIV: Shadowbringers and where to find them.
This guide will go through all of the aether current locations that you can find in FFXIV: Shadowbringers. Note that for all areas, you likely won’t have physical access to all of them until you’ve restored the night sky there.
This is because some aether currents in FFXIV: Shadowbringers are locked behind areas you can’t reach until you get there in the story, but also, there’s a portion of aether currents that are locked behind side quests and main quests.
So our order of operations would be to play the main quest until you’ve restored the night sky in a certain area you are hunting. Then, go and look for all the side quests that offer currents, you can tell which ones are which on the map as they have a bluish tint and plus besides the question mark. Then after that, go ahead and start hunting using the guide below.
Spoiler warning: Obviously, we’re giving you the location of all aether currents which includes every area in FFXIV: Shadowbringers, if you don’t want to be spoiled on the look of certain locations don’t use the guide until after you’ve completed the main story quest.
All Aether Current Locations in FFXIV Shadowbringers
Lakeland Aether Currents 1
X 35 Y 21 This aether current can be found just south and west of the Fort Jobb aether crystal.
X 30.1 Y 24 On a small little hill near The Belt.
X 5.7 Y 14.3 Climb up the large structure at the Ostall Imperative and drop in here.
X 35.4 Y 11 Near a log pile by the Northern Staging Point.
X 36.5 Y 20.9 This aether current can be found just east of the Fort Jobb aether crystal.
X 18.6 Y 18.4 In Radiscal’s Round.
X 9.5 17.8 Drop down from the Ostall Imperative to reach this one.
X 32 Y 14.6 On a ledge overlooking a ravine.
X 33.5 Y 28.8 Not far from The Exarch Gate.
X 34.5 Y 17 Right at the tip of a hill north of Fort Jobb.
Amh Areng Aether Currents
X 30.9 Y 21.4 This one can be found south of Twitch.
X 28.3 Y 32.1 Near The Derrick.
X 21 Y 9 On some wooden structures north of Mount Bran Mines.
X 14.5 Y 16.7 This aether current can be found east of Twine.
X 14.8 Y 29.8 Climb up the wooden structure at Ladel. You’ll need to make a few jumps.
X 29.9 Y 10.3 This aether current is overlooking a gap at Qast Sharl.
X 30.6 Y 15.2 On a bone structure near Mord Souq.
X 24.8 Y 28.1 On a hill overlooking a gate near the Inn at Journey’s Head.
X 23 Y 17.5 You can’t reach this one from town. You need to come around from the other side through the Dragging Tail.
X 24.4 Y 35.4 You’ll need to go to where you take Minifila past the Talos trolly. There’s an NPC that will take you back there at the mining camp town if you left before getting the Aether Currents in this sealed off area.
Il Mheg Aether Currents
X 10.4 Y 24.9 In between two big crystal/stone pillars.
X 20.3 Y 14.8
X 21.7 Y 4.3 In Pla Enni.
X 24.2 Y 8.5 This aether current is west of the Amaro’s village Wolekdorf.
X 25.2 Y 12.9 This aether current is right near Sextuplet Shadow.
X 14.9 Y 10.2 Approach it from higher ground.
X 10.5 Y 34.8 On a hill not far from the entrance you first came in from in the story.
X 30.3 Y 6 This aether current is near the Amaro village Wolekdorf.
X 16.9 Y 24.7 On a sunken house in Longmirror Lake.
X 23.0 Y 32.9 Right next to a big ol’ mushroom east of the pixie’s hideout.
Kholusia Aether Currents
X 34.9 Y 24.1 South of Governor’s Row.
X 34.4 Y 32.5 Near Cracked Shell Beach.
X 23.6 Y 36.6 In Gatetown.
X 7.6 Y 33.8 North of Barrow Isle.
X 34.8 Y 9.7 In the Dwarven Mines The Duergar’s Tewel.
X 20.2 Y 21 On a hill overlooking Eulmore.
X 11 Y 21.2 Just up The Ladder.
X 18.8 Y 13.3 Up on a hill in the middle of the territory past the ladder.
X 34.1 Y 17.2 This one is near Wet Whistle overlooking those strange structures.
X 17.6 Y 37 Scenic shot from point Seagazer.
The Rak’tika Greatwood Aether Currents
X 26.1 Y 12.6 Near the Pyramids in a nook tucked away.
X 8.9 Y 17.8 Underneath a tree near Woven Oath.
X 19.2 Y 22.6 In a shallow river near The Rotzatl on the map.
X 28.2 Y 25 On a small hill between Bowrest and The Wild Fete.
X 28.5 Y 15.8 This aether current can be found not far from Fanow.
X 34.6 Y 16 This aether current is just tucked off the side at these coordinates.
X 31.7 Y 22.9 Up on a cliff near Fanow.
X 13.4 Y 31.7 This aether current is in the burned down fort where you first encountered Y’shtola.
X 8.8 Y 32.6 Near The Husk on a log.
X 4.3 Y 25 Swim out into the pond and climb up a lily pad to get to this one.
The Tempest Aether Currents
X 29.1 Y 7.2
X 35.8 Y 23.1 This one is just sitting there waiting to be collected on the way to the Workbench.
X 22.2 Y 17.8 Hard to miss on one of the coral bridges.
14.8 Y 17 Kind of just chilling off to the side by a rock.
X 7 Y 12.9 This aether current is near the Galiban Gap.
X 22.7 Y 11.3
X 5.3 Y 19.3 On the path leading to Achora Heights.
X 28.2 Y 16.2 You need to pass through the caves that lead further down into The Tempest. There’s a shortcut in Ondo.
X 33.5 Y 94 You’ll need to go through the cave, where the Dry Returns to reach it.
X 39.5 Y 16.8 This aether current is near the Crock of Pearls in a small cave.
That does it for all aether current locations in FFXIV: Shadowbringers. If something looks off, or you need additional help, let us know in the comments below and I’m happy to hop on my mount and investigate for you!