How to find Soul Stingers in Final Fantasy 16

How to find Soul Stingers in Final Fantasy 16
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Written by 

Ben Williams


7th Jul 2023 15:09

The exact Final Fantasy 16 Soul Stingers location will be on the minds of many players as they traverse through the later stages of the game. Even though it's one of the weakest hunt locations on the Hunt Board, you'll still need to figure out where to find the Notorious Mark yourself. 

That is unless you use this guide. Read on to find out the exact FF16 Soul Stingers hunt location. 

Where can you find Soul Stingers?

The FF16 map showing the Final Fantasy 16 Soul Stingers location
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As shown by the circled marker in the image above, the Final Fantasy 16 Soul Stingers location is far east of The Jaw Obelisk fast travel point - specifically at the easternmost point in The Fields of Corava in The Dhalmekian Republic. 

Once at The Jaw Obelisk, proceed by foot or Chocobo through The Jaw, go right through The Sickle, then straight across The Fields of Cornova until you arrive at the FF16 Soul Stingers location. You'll be able to spot the five insectoids the Notorious Mark is made up of from a distance, with the fight starting as soon as you arrive at the marked point. 

How to hunt Soul Stingers

Battling the Soul Stingers hunt Notorious Mark in Final Fantasy 16
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Made up of five enemies instead of just one, merely finding the Soul Stingers' location in Final Fantasy 16 still makes for a unique challenge amongst the game's hunts. 

Although none of the individual insects do much damage on their own, the Rank C Soul Stingers' grouped Apipuncture attack is one that could knock you out if not careful about HP recovery. So, be sure to dodge as soon as you see the "Apipuncture" text appear on-screen. 

Since they're all air-bound, defeating each one of the Soul Stingers comes down to knocking it down with a combo so it falls to the ground. To make this easier, you should prioritize AoE (area-of-effect) Eikon abilities like Ramuh's Pile Drive and Judgment Bolt. 

To make this Final Fantasy 16 Soul Stingers fight even easier, you should use the Phoenix Shift or Garuda's Deadly Embrace Eikon Feat abilities - bringing you next to an enemy or grappling them to you respectively, and making the boss battle go much faster. 

For defeating Soul Stingers, your rewards will be 400 Exp, 40 AP, 10 x Magicked Ash, 50 x Sharp Fang, 20 x Bloody Hide, 7425 Gil, and 10 Renown

That's everything you need to know about the Final Fantasy 16 Soul Stingers location, along with the strategy and hunt rewards in FF16

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Ben Williams
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Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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