Final Fantasy XV A Better Drain Lance II Side Quest Walkthrough
Even if Final Fantasy XV A Better Drain Lance II side-quest can be started early in the game, you may not be able to complete it until later, when your party is strong enough to hunt down a Coeurl in order to retrieve its Coeurl Whiskers.
FFXV A Better Drain Lance II is another side-quest you can start by visiting Cid in Hammerhead. As most side-quests you receive from Cindy’s grandfather; however, first you need to complete Cid Sophiar, Master Mechanic.
At the end of the said quest, you will receive an upgraded version of the Drain Lance for Noctis. Cid, can upgrade it again if you bring him a Coeurl Whiskers.
Now that you know the requirements for this side-quests, let’s see how to find a Coeurl Whiskers in Final Fantasy XV.
Similar to the Helixhorns (A Better Engine Blade III side-quest), the Coeurl Whisker is an item dropped by a specific creature. In this case, the creature is called simply, a Coeurl.
Objective: Find a Coeurl Whiskers for Cid
After you start the side-quest by talking to Cid, you must focus on finding the Coeurl Whiskers. The closest location where a Coeurl spawns is outside Keycatrich Trench, the dungeon you visit while playing The Power of Kings main quest.
Another location where you will find a Coeurl, is east of Sothmocke Haven in Cleigne (see our video below). Moreover, you can find Coeurls when you play the Old Denizens of the Woods hunting quest which is available at the Taelpar Rest Area diner.
At these locations, you will always find a Coeurl, but these creatures are quite dangerous because they are very fast. We suggest fighting them when your party is at least level 30.
Additionally, you should know that a Coeurl is weak against one-handed swords, daggers and fire spells.
Always use these when you hunt down a Coeurl.
The drop rater for Coeurl Whiskers is 50% from normal Coeurl, and 100% from Elder Coeurl.
Objective: Give the Coeurl Whiskers to Cid
After you defeat a Coeurl and get the Coeurl Whiskers, go back to Cid and give him the Drain Lance II and the material you looted.
Make sure that you complete all active quests you previously started, or you might get stuck with this side-quest.
When Cid tells you to wait until he upgrades the Drain Lance II, focus on completing one hunting quest or one side-quest, then rest.
You should receive a phone call from him in the morning. Go back to Cid and pick up Drain Lance III x 1 and you will finish A Better Drain Lance II side quest.
A Better Drain Lance II Quest Info
Description: “A master mechanic, Cid can modify mechanized weapons to unleash their full potential. If Noctis can obtain a coeurl whiskers, Cid will upgrade the Drain Lance II – but he might take a while.”
Reward: Drain Lance III x 1
Post Quest Suggestion
Complete Let Sleeping Mountains side-quest.