Headwind is a Main Quest in Final Fantasy 16, following on from The Dead of Night. As part of our Final Fantasy 16 guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about Headwind.

Headwind: Overview

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Headwind begins after fast travelling to Caer Norvent after the previous quest, The Dead of Night. — Image: Push Square
Type Description
Main Quest

In their pursuit of the missing Dominant and Lostwing's Bearers, Clive and Cid must infiltrate a nearby Sanbrequois fortress now teeming with Waloeder soldiers. Fortunately for both of them, Clive knows of a secret entrance.

Headwind: Walkthrough

Headwind starts with Clive and Cid clambering into Caer Norvent through a secret passageway. Head forwards through a doorway and up some stairs, following the path up towards the dungeons.

Walk through the dungeon and open the gate at the far end. On the other side, continue ascending the fortress. You'll come to a wooden door — on the other side are enemies to deal with. Once defeated, approach another wooden door and watch the short cutscene.

On the other side of the room is a window you can pass through. You'll drop down to a new area. There are two paths. Go up the stairs ahead and you'll come to a gate you can open, with enemies on the other side. You can carry on this way and fight more enemies and find some more items.

Alternatively, you can head left, then up and over a barricade to fight some enemies. Both paths ultimately lead you through the quest.

Through an iron door, veer left to find a chest containing an Accessory called The Favor of Fire (Scarlet Cyclone). Go up the stairs and chase after the guards who run away. Time for more combat. Once all the enemies are defeated, go over to the right and through the large doors. Continue through the chapel and watch the cutscene.

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You'll be up against both Suparna and Chirada.

Suparna and Chirada Spoils:

Watch the cutscene that follows the fight. Go up the stairs. After crossing the walkway, go through the door ahead to find a chest containing the Accessory named The Favor of Fire (Heatwave). Continue on to find a room full of enemies. Defeat them and go through the next door. Go up the steps, following the path up a ladder to some more enemies.

Continue your ascent, climbing stairs and defeating enemies on your way up. Finally, at the very top, it's time to face off against Benedikta.

Benedikta Spoils:

  • 1x The Will of Fire (Rising Flames)
  • 50x Wyrrite
  • 2x Meteorite
  • 60 EXP
  • 150 Ability Points
  • 2,200 gil

With the battle done, watch the ensuing cutscene to end the quest.

Objective Log

  • Find the captives
  • Defeat Suparna and Chirada
  • Pursue Benedikta
  • Defeat Benedikta

Did you follow this walkthrough for Headwind? For more information on Final Fantasy 16, including All Quests, refer to our Final Fantasy 16 guide through the link.