Final Fantasy XIV: How to unlock Endwalker Expert Dungeons

Finishing up FFXIV: Endwalker's Main Scenario Quest isn't all the new expansion has in store for you. Once you're done saving the world, it's time to really gear up for more brutal encounters, and that means unlocking Expert Roulette with Endwalker's new level 90 dungeons.

While you're trying to improve your item level with new Aphorism Tomes, you can also score drops from both of the MMO's new endgame dungeons. The Stigma Dreamscape and Smileton drop ilvl 560 accessories - perfect for replacing some of those junkier MSQ holdovers. 

Before scrolling ahead, beware that the final portion of this guide contains quest name spoilers for Endwalker's Main Scenario. So don't venture down if you're avoiding any MSQ details. 

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 Where do you unlock Smileton?

You can unlock Smileton by speaking to the Panic-stricken Loporrit in Old Sharlayan (X:11.7, Y:11.4). The NPC will give you a quest, “Cutting the Cheese,” and ask that you go speak to Buildingway at Mare Lamentorum (X:11.8, Y:22.7).

After you find Buildingway, you should now be able to access Smileton.

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 Where do you unlock The Stigma Dreamscape?

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The Stigma Dreamscape quest begins by speaking to Jammingway in Old Sharlayan (X:10.9, Y:13.4). You'll need to accept the quest, "Where No Loporrit Has Gone Before," and head to Labyrinthos (X:14.4, Y:27.6) to speak to the Loporrit again. 

Jamingway will take you to Ultima Thule, where you chase him down two more times. You'll unlock The Stigma Dreamscape once you're able to interact with the other quest NPC, N-7000. 

 What are the Expert Roulette Dungeon requirements? 

You can't do either of the above without completing the final Main Scenario Quest from version 6.0, Endwalker. Being level 90 is not enough, and you won't be able to find those NPCs until your story ends are all tied up. 

Once you've done that and unlocked both Smileton and The Stigma Dreamscape, you'll need to complete them before Expert Roulette becomes available. The daily is worth your trouble, as it rewards 160 Tomes of Aphorism, and we've detailed everything you can do at the new Tomestone Vendor with that currency, too. 

For more help getting started in Endwalker, check out our other guides: 

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