Nophica's Wells


Nophica's Wells (ノフィカの井戸 [nophica no ido] or 'nophica's water well' in Japanese) is an area in western Thanalan in Final Fantasy XIV. There are two different iterations of it, and it isn't even known if they're both canon in the present, as they are very different locations.

In version 1.x, Nophica's Wells was a highland area to the south-south-west of the city of Ul'dah, and was accessed from the south-eastern corner of Horizon's Edge. A series of cliff separated it from Horizon's Edge below, and the area had a section on higher cliffs to the north with an entrance to the Copperbell Mines. The area gained its name from its plentiful ground water. As of version 2.0 however, Nophica's Wells is now a fertile area on much lower ground than the surrounding Horizon's Edge (to the north) and Hammerlea (to the south), on the coast of the Rhotano Sea. The basin was created in the Calamity when a system of caverns collapsed1 and exposed the water systems hidden within. As mentioned above, there is no word whether the Nophica's Wells area was retconned to be on this location in the first place (with the later collapse of caverns relocating it lower down), whether the original Nophica's Wells area is somewhere inaccessible in the current game and the old name was simply transferred to the new fertile water area, or if the old Nophica's Wells was retconned out entirely and the name didn't exist in history before the collapse of the caverns.

In the current game, Nophica's Wells as an area is more of an afterthought. In version 1.x, it was the major leveling area for level 30+, and as such at any time of day you could find players there. This distinction can very clearly seen in the amount of different mobs present in the area between the versions.



Regular NPCs (2.0+) Regular NPCs (1.x)
Brass Blade Cenmin Battlewarden
Quest NPCs (2.0+) Quest NPCs (1.x)
Hildibrand Manderville
Flamboyant Oaf
Stalwart Swordsman


Note that no quests started in Nophica's Wells in version 1.x, and no battlecraft leves are located there in version 2.0+.

Side Quests (2.0+)
The Hammer (Hildibrand)

Battlecraft Leves (1.x)
Dodos and Popotoes
A Drop in the Pond
Necrologos: Amongst Leaves Most Green
Necrologos: Levinshower
Necrologos: The Light's Corrivals
Operation: Bloody Side Up
Secret of the Sewers
Securing Nophica's Wells
Wanted: B'khenna the Phoenixfire

FATEs (2.0+)
The Villain


Logging (2.0+) Harvesting (2.0+) Logging (1.x) Harvesting (1.x)
- Garlean Cloves (lv15)
Garlean Garlic
Ogre Pumpkin
Wild Onion
Wild Onion Set
Water Shard
Yew Branch
Yew Log
Cotton Boll
Dragon Pepper
Mining (2.0+) Quarrying (2.0+) Mining (1.x) Quarrying (1.x)
- Blue Pigment (lv30)
Grade 2 Thanalan Topsoil
Water Crystal
Water Shard
Electrum Ore
Iron Ore
Petrified Matter
Fire Rock
Lightning Rock
Raw Amber
Raw Zircon
Fishing (2.0+) Fishing (1.x) Spearfishing (1.x)
(see below) Ala Mhigan Fighting Fish
Bone Crayfish
Crimson Crayfish
Muddy Water

Fishing Log: Nophica's Wells
Level: 5, Type: Freshwater
Bone Crayfish
Brass Loach
Dusk Goby
Eunuch Crayfish
Maiden Carp


Regular Monsters (2.0+) Regular Monsters (1.x)
Aldgoat Billy
Amalj'aa Bruiser
Amalj'aa Harpooner
Amalj'aa Hunter
Amalj'aa Javelineer
Cochineal Cactuar
Fat Dodo
Hoverfly Swarm
Lowland Nannygoat
Mad Angler
Molting Miteling
Ravenous Nannygoat
Saltspray Pteroc
Voidtongue Ahzabb Chah
Yarzon Bleeder
FATE Monsters Behest Monsters
Cactuar Jack
Doomed Gigantoad
Bog Yarzon
Darkwing Devilet
Deepground Puk
Fire Elemental
Ill-tempered Pteroc
Rubyscale Pteroc
Wandering Wisp
Leve Monsters (2.0+) Leve Monsters (1.x)
- B'khenna the Phoenixfire
Darkwing Devilet
Downcast Hippocerf
Feral Dodo
Fire Bomb
Fire Elemental
Gorged Djigga
Lightning Elemental
Longclaw Galago
Loverly Ladybird
Lowland Billygoat
Lowland Nannygoat
Qiqirn Goon
Vile Gnat
Wind Elemental
Wood Weevil
Quest Monsters (2.0+) Quest Monsters (1.x)
Seemingly Ordinary Imp
Soulsucker Imp
Guano Gnat
Rank B+ Hunts Notorious Monsters
Sewer Syrup
Zona Seeker
Cactuar Jack
Daddy Longlegs
Elder Mosshorn
Mosshorn Billygoat
Mosshorn Nannygoat

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