Where to Get Flying Squid Ink

So you’re in need of flying squid ink? Doing your crafting quest, aye? No worries, here’s some sources where you can find what you need!

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Flying Squid Ink from Quests

First and foremost, there are several side quests that will have 2 squid ink as a reward.

Quest 1: Presporo’s Books

  • From: Prospero the Elder in Nowhere Village (Aeriel Shore)
  • Task: Defeat and collect 3 books in Aeriel Jungle
  • Creatures: Beastman, rank
  • Reward: 2 Flying Squid Ink


Quest 2: Underground Package Service

  • From: Dusk in Zanadu
  • Task: Talk to Dawn (from Dusk till Dawn, get it?)
  • Reward: 2 Flying Squid Ink


Quest 3: Postal Stamping

  • From: Dusk in Zanadu
  • Task: Deliver Catalogs to Twylight + Defeat 2 Common House Spiders
  • Reward: 2 Flying Squid Ink

Quest 4: A Reasonable Reaction

  • From: Dusk in Zanadu
  • Task: Defeat Nuhne (boss)
  • Reward: 2 Flying Squid Ink


Quest 5: Fahrenheit 4500

  • From: Algar Silvereyes in Outer Athanor
  • Prequest: interact with 4 sconces
  • Task: Go to Hidden Archive + Defeat Mob
  • Reward: 2 Flying Squid Ink

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Flying Squid Ink from Battles

1. Bosses that Drop Flying Squid Ink

The following bosses drop squid ink according to the wiki:

  • Bug Collector in Aeriel Jungle (boss)
  • Caleban in Aeriel Jungle (boss)
  • Crusher in Aeriel Jungle (boss)
  • Khan in Aeriel Jungle (boss)
  • Nightwyng in Zanadu (boss)


2. Instance that Drops Flying Squid Ink

In addition, there’s an instance called “Secret Tunnel” in Aeriel Jungle. The first two battles are against elite creatures, the third against a boss. All three drop squid ink.

  1. Gannon (Ice, 5200 hp)
  2. Madd’n (Fire, 4650 hp)
  3. D’viss (Balance, 15400 hp)

All in all, you’re probably best off first doing the quests that give squid ink and then farming Madden, Gannon and D’Viss for a while. Getting the 45 squid ink will take you a while, but the crafting quest that requires them is meant to be challenging. All in all, I’d even say this is one of the easier parts of the recipe, now that you know where to find your ink.


Good luck on your journey towards Revered Crafter!

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  • yep 7 times through secrete tunnel not one ink 🙁

    • The Secret Tunnel is where I have been farming, and with success. Sorry to hear you’re not getting the Flying Squid Ink.

  • I fought one of the bosses and did not get any flying squid ink I will keep trying and fight the other bosses and see what happens wish me luck!

  • You can also just farm Gannon in Calebans’ fort – a quick battle if you only do the first battle, go back out and restart.

  • I have been farming these three for days now and none of them have even sneezed at the existence of the ink. I understand making it challenging but making it darn near impossible is ridiculous.

  • You would think they’d drop from a plant to garden as they did with the shocking key

  • I just did the tunnel 5 times – not a single drop – any other ideas?

  • Just ran the secret tunnel for the 1st time. Not a one dropped an ink….

    • That is some serious luck mate…

    • I had to do it so many times (close to 100) to get the amount needed to craft arcanum weapon🤦🏽‍♀️ Sometimes they drop sometimes they don’t

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