How to unlock the minion Wind-up Philos in Final Fantasy XIV


    In Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.3, a minion version of Wind-up was added to the game of everyone’s favorite pink-haired sea lion, Hythlodaeus. Named Wind-up Philos, this minion isn’t explicitly called Hythlodaeus, but it’s clear to everyone that it is. Here’s how to unlock the Wind-up Philos.

    How to get the minion Wind-up Philos in FFXIV

    The Wind-up Philos minion is a reward from The Shifting Gymnasion Agonon dungeon. The minion has a chance to appear in any of the treasure chests in that dungeon. For more details on how to unlock and run The Shifting Gymnasion Agonon, check out our handy guide.

    Furthermore, the Wind-up Philos is also tradable and tradeable. That means you might be able to spot one on the Market Board. However, due to the difficulty of obtaining the minion, it currently sells for several million gil. This price will come down over time, but is likely to remain expensive for the foreseeable future.

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    What is the Wind-up Philos?

    The Wind-up Philos is a representation of Hythlodaeus, who was a friend and companion of Emet-Selch. We first met Hythlodaeus in Shadowbringers, but his pink-haired true form was only revealed in Endwalker. Philos means “friend” or “near and dear” in ancient Greek, and was used as a term of endearment. So literally a rope friend!

    For more tips on how to get minions in Final Fantasy XIV, check out How to Unlock the Mama Automaton Minion in Final Fantasy XIV in MyFullGames.


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