Need a hand completing The Witch of the Woods side-quest? Fear not! This guide will tell you all you need to know about Dave’s final quest. This is a tough one, so make sure you and your party are up for the challenge!
The quest The Witch Of The Woods is the final quest in Dave’s questline. It’s worth 2,500 XP, and you’ll get 5 Mega Phoenix from it, too! Here’s what you need to do for it…
Witch Of The Woods Needs You To Complete All Of Dave’s Quests
Before you can gain access to this mission, you’ll need to complete every Side-Mission you can from Dave. Yes, even that pesky Mountains of Misfortune. Once you’ve done this, you need to talk to the owner of the Verinas Mart at the Ravatogh Outpost.
From him, you learn that Dave has gone missing! (Oh no! Anyway…)
On top of this news, you’ll get a note (“Head Hunter Gone Rogue?”) that you can read and a new objective marker. Make sure you’re ready for a boss fight before proceeding. Much like the quest before, this’ll have you fighting a powerful beast.
Objective One: Heading To Malmalam Thicket
This is the easiest part of the quest, thankfully. All you have to do is head towards the objective marker. When you reach a parking spot nearby, you can summon a Chocobo to take you the rest of the way up the hill.
Before too long, you’ll stumble upon Dave. When you get a chance to talk to him, he’ll tell you that he’s just out looking for a missing hunter. However, some regulations mean that he can’t enter the woods where the missing hunter is. Once you agree to help, Dave suggests you check out the local witch’s hut.
Objective Two: Finding The Local Witch
If you head up through a small mountain pass that branches off from the one you’re on, you’ll be able to find this local witch hut pretty easily. In front of it, you should find a witch. She’ll instruct you to head into a dungeon. Classic quests, amaright?
Objective Three: Finishing The Dungeon
Essentially, for this one, all you have to do is go through the dungeon and finish it. There’s a fun final boss at the end, don’t you worry! From here, much like other quests, you need to look for a Dog Tag.
This is located to the left of the tomb in the large opening. Don’t go inside, but make sure to check some rocks on the left while you’re facing it. Grab that Sullied Dog Tag and your quest will get updated!
Objective Four: Back To The Witch
When you have the Dog Tag, you head back to the witch. After showing her the tags, she’ll tell you to return to Dave with a message.
“Only one true path, there is not. Follow not others, but your own heart you must”
Sounds a bit like Yoda, right? Well, I guess she is a bit mystical.
Objective Five: Go Find Dave!
Once you’ve done this, Dave will be back at Meldacio Hunter HQ so… Road trip?
When you deliver the message and Dog Tag to Dave, he’ll be a happy chap and give you your quest reward.