FFXIV ARR Cross Class Skill Guide

So we’ve been getting a lot of request for listing a cross class table that is up to date. Here it is, we have also listed separate cross class tables per Job/Class which we will update in this page in the next few days.

Let us know if you have any feedback in the comments.

Few things to note:

  1. Hover over a skill name to see their entry in XIVDB (note that not all skills are up to date in XIVDB)
  2. All skill tooltips from XIVDB seem to be TRAITED. The actual skills useable as cross-class are UNTRAITED.
  3. All descriptions are up to date as of 12-Oct-2014.
Skill NameBRDWHMPLDWARMNKDRGBLMSCHSMN
Straight Shotx
Raging Strikesxxx
Venomous Bitex
Hawk's Eyexxx
Quelling Strikesxxx
Stonex
Curexx
Aeroxx
Cleric Stancexx
Protectxxx
Raisexxx
Stoneskinxxx
Savage Bladexx
Flashxx
Convalescencexx
Provokexx
Awarenessxx
Foresightxxxx
Skull Sunderxxxx
Fracturexxxx
Bloodbathxxxx
Mercy Strokexxxx
Featherfootxxxx
Second Windxxxx
Haymakerxxxx
Internal Releasexxxx
Mantraxxxx
Feintxxx
Keen Flurryxxx
Impulse Drivexx
Invigoratexxx
Blood for Bloodxxx
Thunderxxxx
Surecastxxxx
Swiftcastxxxx
Ruinxxxx
Bioxxxx
Physickxxxx
Virusxxxx
Eye for an Eyexxxx

We also have a discussion and recommendation guide for each class:

Bard Cross Class Skills Guide

Paladin Cross Class Skills Guide

Dragoon Cross Class Skills Guide

Warrior Cross Class Skills Guide

Monk Cross Class Skills Guide

Summoner Cross Class Skills Guide

Scholar Cross Class Skills Guide

White Mage Cross Class Skills Guide

Black Mage Cross Class Skills Guide

FFXIV ARR Amdapor Keep

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Things to look out for

A special pet “Demon Brick” drops with a 100% chance from a treasure chest just before the room of the first boss, on the left.

Psycheflayer

The fight start out with ‘Lunatic Priest’. After he hits around half health he will summon the real boss, Psycheflayer. Make sure you kill the Lunatic Priest as fast as possible once Psycheflayer is up.

  • Tanks – Make sure you hold aggro on Psycheflayer when he spawns. He can one-shot your healer. If you let go of Lunatic Priests enmity, it’s okay.
  • Healers – Use Stoneskin on your tank to prevent getting enmity when Psycheflayer spawns. Don’t use regen before this either. Make sure to use Esuna on “Disease”, as it halves healing.
  • DPS – Kill Lunatic Priest ASAP.

Psycheflayer has two main abilities. A heavy single target nuke, and an AoE attack. He will use this abilities throughout the fight.

Phase 2

Psycheflayer will periodically animate golems. These golems have 2 main abilities, A frontal line attack which should be dodged, and a heavy AoE attack.

  • Tanks – should try to stick to golems. As long as they dont go to your healer, you’re okay.
  • Healers – AoE damage can get pretty out of hand – get ready for it.
  • DPS – Save offensive cooldowns for when golems spawn. The faster they die, the less damage your team takes.

At lower life, Psycheflayer animates a Giant Golem, which does a massive AoE attack. This can be dodged by taking cover behind pillars, or simply moving out of the way. He will die when Psycheflayer dies.

Demon Wall

Demon Wall may seem like a daunting fight, but once you (literally) get the rhythm down, he’s not that bad.

The main mechanic of this fight is the “dance” you have to do. Demon Wall will spawn a black stripe you must avoid at the center of the lane. Following that, 2 black stripes at each side. This process repeats twice, after that he does Repel. Repel will push you off (resulting in KO), if you are not in the center of the lane.

After 2 Repels, he will spawn adds. These bees have very powerful AoE attacks that should ideally be dodged or avoided.

Helpful tips:

  • Stay at the edges after each repel since the first area to avoid is always the middle.
  • DPS Limit Break of any kind should be used on the bees if you have it. (Still totally doable otherwise)
  • Tanks / DPS – Stop the bee’s AoE if you can.
  • Healers – Spam healing if you have to. It’s a very short fight.

Also, after each repel he will move closer to the ooze at the end of the lane. Eventually resulting in a wipe if he is not killed on time.

Anandaboga

This fight is very easy, but one wrong move can cause things to go in an uncontrollable spiral. Anandaboga has three moves to look out for.

  • A frontal cone attack that should be avoided at all times.
  • A rear cone attack that should be avoided at all times.
  • >He periodically summons a ball of energy in the center of the room. Take cover behind the Gargoyle statues.
  • Healers : You must dispel disease at all times.

After a set amount of time, the statues will animate to become adds, in this order: Upper Left, Lower Left, Lower Right, Upper Right. Because of this, Anandaboga should be tanked in the right side of the room. Needless to say, kill gargoyles immediately after they spawn.

After two Gargoyles, he gains a new ability. A bright pink line will appear to be connected to a random non-tank party member. Whoever is affected by this line must run as far as you can from your team. A ball will soon appear where this party member is, and continue to damage anyone in a large area of effect around it. As you can imagine, you want this as far from your party as possible.

Since these gargoyles also serve as cover from his ultimate, once the last one turns into an add Anandaboga must die quickly after. You won’t have any cover left after the fourth one!

FFXIV ARR Mining Node Locations

Where is that Mineral Deposit? I can’t find that Rocky Outcrop!! NO MORE!

Remember on the upper right of the table you can use the Search/Filter box. For example you can search for Specific Materials, Areas, Node Levels or a combination of all (Ex. 05 thanalan).

Mineral Deposits & Rocky Outcrop Materials & Locations

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Bone Chip0505Four SistersCentral Thanalan05a
Wind Shard010005Four SistersCentral Thanalan05a
Lightning Shard010005Four SistersCentral Thanalan05a
Muddy Water0305StonesthrowCentral Thanalan05b
Copper Ore0105StonesthrowCentral Thanalan05b
Wind Shard010005StonesthrowCentral Thanalan05b
Lightning Shard010005StonesthrowCentral Thanalan05b
Muddy Water0305Gate of the SultanaWestern Thanalan05c
Copper Ore0105Gate of the SultanaWestern Thanalan05c
Fire Shard010005Gate of the SultanaWestern Thanalan05c
Water Shard010005Gate of the SultanaWestern Thanalan05c
Tin Ore062310The East HammerWestern Thanalan10a
Zinc Ore092610The East HammerWestern Thanalan10a
Soiled Femur082610The East HammerWestern Thanalan10a
Water Shard010010The East HammerWestern Thanalan10a
Obsidian1010The East HammerWestern Thanalan10a
Tin Ore062310Royal Allagan StarwayCentral Thanalan10b
Zinc Ore092610Royal Allagan StarwayCentral Thanalan10b
Soiled Femur082610Royal Allagan StarwayCentral Thanalan10b
Lightning Shard010010Royal Allagan StarwayCentral Thanalan10b
Earth Shard010010CedarwoodLower La Noscea10c
Raw Sunstone072410CedarwoodLower La Noscea10c
Iron Ore1415Copperbell MinesWestern Thanalan15a
Water Shard0115Copperbell MinesWestern Thanalan15a
Iron Sand1415HorizonWestern Thanalan15b
Cinnabar1515HorizonWestern Thanalan15b
Copper Sand1115HorizonWestern Thanalan15b
Water Shard0115HorizonWestern Thanalan15b
Rock Salt1215Western ThanalanCentral Thanalan15c
Ragstone1315Western ThanalanCentral Thanalan15c
Lightning Shard010015Western ThanalanCentral Thanalan15c
Sunrise Tellin1920SastashaWestern La Noscea20a
Ice Shard0120SastashaWestern La Noscea20a
Raw Danburite1820SastashaWestern La Noscea20a
Mudstone2020AleportWestern La Noscea20b
Ice Shard0120AleportWestern La Noscea20b
Grade 1 Carbonized Matter200020Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea20c
Fire Shard010020Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea20c
Earth Shard010020The HedgetreeNorth Shroud20d
Raw Sphene1720The HedgetreeNorth Shroud20d
Alumen196320Royal Allagan SunwayEastern Thanalan20e
Fire Shard010020Royal Allagan SunwayEastern Thanalan20e
Raw Malachite165820Royal Allagan SunwayEastern Thanalan20e
Raw Flourite176020Royal Allagan SunwayEastern Thanalan20e
Effervescent Water247825Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Ice Shard010025Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Silver Ore2525Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Silver Sand2225QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Earth Rock2125QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Ice Shard010025QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Ice Rock2325QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Wind Rock2425QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Fire Rock2325ThalaosUpper La Noscea25b
Earth Shard010025ThalaosUpper La Noscea25b
Water Rock2525ThalaosUpper La Noscea25b
Lightning Rock2425ThalaosUpper La Noscea25b
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Wellwick WoodEastern Thanalan30a
Fire Crystal30030Wellwick WoodEastern Thanalan30a
Red Pigment20030Wellwick WoodEastern Thanalan30a
Fire Shard01030Thal's RespiteEastern Thanalan30b
Wyvern Obisidan289930Thal's RespiteEastern Thanalan30b
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Broken WaterSouthern Thanlaan30c
Lightning Crystal26030Broken WaterSouthern Thanlaan30c
Purple Pigment28030Broken WaterSouthern Thanlaan30c
Bomb Ash269530EAST of Forgotten SpringsSouthern Thanlaan30d
Silex279730EAST of Forgotten SpringsSouthern Thanlaan30d
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Blind Iron MinesLower La Noscea30e
Earth Crystal26030Blind Iron MinesLower La Noscea30e
Yellow Pigment28030Blind Iron MinesLower La Noscea30e
Brown Pigment28030Blind Iron MinesLower La Noscea30e
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030The FlockWestern La Noscea30f
Ice Shard01030The FlockWestern La Noscea30f
Ice Crystal26030The FlockWestern La Noscea30f
Grey Pigment28030The FlockWestern La Noscea30f
Siltstone3010430OakwoodUpper La Noscea30g
Brimstone2910130OakwoodUpper La Noscea30g
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Little SolaceEast Shroud30h
Wind Crystal26030Little SolaceEast Shroud30h
Green Pigment28030Little SolaceEast Shroud30h
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Nophicas WellsWestern Thanalan30i
Water Crystal26030Nophicas WellsWestern Thanalan30i
Blue Pigment28030Nophicas WellsWestern Thanalan30i
Myhtril Sand3311035Burnt Lizard CreekSouthern Thanalan35a
Raw Heliodor3210835Sagoili Desert (S)Southern Thanalan35b
Mythril Ore3411335Sagoili Desert (S)Southern Thanalan35b
Raw Peridot3311035Sorrel HavenCentral Shroud35c
Raw Amethyst3411335Sorrel HavenCentral Shroud35c
Raw Garnet3110635Costa Del Sol (N)Eastern La Noscea35d
Raw Aquamarine3511535Costa Del Sol (N)Eastern La Noscea35d
Raw Goshenite3311035Costa Del Sol (N)Eastern La Noscea35d
Jade3912440Dragonhead (S)Coerthas40a
Raw Zircon3812240Dragonhead (S)Coerthas40a
Grenade Ash4012640Camp Bluefrog (N)Northern Thanalan40b
Black Alumen4012640Silent ArborSouth Shroud40c
Raw Tourmaline3611740Silent ArborSouth Shroud40c
Raw Spinel3711940Silent ArborSouth Shroud40c
Electrum Ore4313345Camp Bronze Lake(S)Upper La Noscea45a
Raw Turquoise4112845Camp Bronze Lake(S)Upper La Noscea45a
Electrum Sand4213145Came Bronzelake (W)Upper La Noscea45c
Raw Amber4413545Camp Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan45d
Raw Rubellite4513745Camp Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan45d
Cobalt Ore4716150BluefrogNorthern Thanalan50a
Adamantoise Shell4916650BluefrogNorthern Thanalan50a
Basilisk Egg4615850BluefrogNorthern Thanalan50a
Ogre Horn5016850BluefrogNorthern Thanalan50a

To be added: Needed Perception for 1% HQ chance gather. 30-50+ nodes to follow.

More Info:
Gathering General Guide |
Mining FAQ | Mining Leveling Guide

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FFXIV ARR Aurum Vale

 

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Soon after its discovery, miners from across the realm flocked to the Aurum Vale, driven by rumors that deep within lay endless veins of mythril. What they found instead was gold, but not the sort which would make them rich. Believing the substance precious aurum, miners unknowingly stumbled into deep pools of glowin venom thereafter known as goldbile. Not only did the liquid burn their skin, but the noisome fumes given off by the foul ooze cooked their lungs when inhaled, bringing on a quick, yet excruciating death. These truths, however, have done little to prevent new miners from braving the suffocating shafts, now even more driven to find what those who entered before could not.

Where is Aurum Vale: Located in Coerthas Central Highlands, South West of Camp Dragonhead, South West of First Dicasterial Observatorium of Aetherial and Astrological Phenomena (mouthful huh!) near Dzemael Darkhold actually.

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Aurum Vale General Information

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Aurum vale is all about poison, so you can imagine… Ochu’s and Malboro’s! Wohoo! Bad Breath time… Watch out for the Goldbile (map traps) and while fighting the bosses make they stack a poison type debuff called ‘Gold Lung‘ which you can cleanse yourself from eating the morbol fruits in the map. There are also mini-boss Malboro’s called Goldvines (there are 3 in the dungeon). Before fighting each Goldvine there will be morbol eggs that will spawn morbol’s if you do not defeat them in time.

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Aurum Vale Boss Strategy

Locksmith

This is a straightforward fight, everyone should be careful of the number of ‘Gold Lung‘ stacks you have on you, once they hit 2-3 stacks make sure you cleanse them off by eating a Morbol Fruit. Tanks should keep locksmith facing away from the party and also stun his AoE when possible.

  • Hundred Lashings: Targetted attack to person who has emnity
  • Gold Dust (PBAoE): This can be stunned, deals pretty big damage and poison
  • Gold Lung Blast: This is an instant AoE that Locksmith casts which hits the whole area, players then

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Coincounter

Coincounter is a giant cyclops, what a cyclops is doing in this dungeon… Who knows! But I see what they are doing with the name and the theme of the dungeon, being a Cyclops does make someone a good Coincounter… LOL. One thing to note while fighting him he sometimes, even if your tank has full emnity, runs to a random party member and attack them.

  • 10 Tonze Swipe (frontal cone): This is an instant cast skill, but nothing to worry too much about just position Coinconter away from the other party members for this.
  • 100 Tonze Swipe (frontal cone): Position away from Coincounter to avoid this attack, trust me… It hurts!
  • Glower (targetted attack): Coincounter targets a random party member and shoots a laser from his eye… YUP!
  • Eye of the Beholder (massive frontal cone rage): at about 50% health and below, he will face a random party member and do this ability, if you are targetted try to position away as far as you can. This can be disrupted by stun BTW.

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Miser’s Mistress

The Mistress is a yup… Another Malboro/Morbol. This fight has the same mechanics as the fight with Locksmith, you stack up ‘Burr‘ counters and you must cleanse them by eating ‘Morbol Fruits‘. ‘Burr’ is a poison stack similar to the Gold Lung stat inflicted by the first boss you fight in Aurum, Locksmith

  • Vine Probe: Frontal line attack targeted at the party member who has emnity
  • Burr Burrows: Map wide AoE which damages and gives party members ‘Burr
  • Bad Breath (Frontal Cone): The infamous Malboro skill, you know the drill – stay away from this!
  • Hooked Burrs (Targetted attack): Mistress targets a random party member, hits them and inflicts a ‘Burr’ counter

Phase II (50% life and below)

  • Sow & Germinate: Miser’s Mistress spawns multiple ‘Morbol Fruit’ around him. Don’t be fooled, and just like the fight with Goldvine, defeat these fruits before they become ADDS

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FFXIV ARR Dzemael Darkhold

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Seeking to utilize an existing labyrinth of natural caves, the Ishgardian house of Dzemael began construction on their eponymous Darkhold near the end of the Sith Astral Era, intending it to server as a refuge for those fleeing the flames of the Dravanian Horde. When the house’s digging uncovered an entrance to the void, allowing an army of voidsent into this realm, however, they immediately abandoned their plans and withdrew from the subterrane, sealing it off so that they might contain the otherwordly invaders within. Despite all this, the house is unwilling to relinquish its claim to the caves, and believes that if they can be cleared of the voidsent, they might still be able to see their original plan brought to fruition.

Where is Dzemael Darkhold: Located in Coerthas Central Highlands, South West of Camp Dragonhead, West of First Dicasterial Observatorium of Aetherial and Astrological Phenomena (mouthful huh!)

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Dzemael Darkhold General Information

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The Dzemael Darkhold has a special mechanic at the early part of the dungeon where you will see an ‘All-seeing Eye’ run through the halls casting an AoE. You can avoid being hit by this in two ways, either stay near glowing crystals which give you a buff called ‘Crystal Veil‘ this significantly reduces the damage of the AoE or simply avoid it by going far away from the Eye. The tricky part here is that he wanders unceasingly even while you are fighting monsters, so be careful!

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Map Traps: There is one map trap, they are Aether Traps which explode when you are near them

Magitek Terminals: There are several Magitek Terminals that you will come across, you must pass over all of them in a room in order to unlock the next part of the dungeon

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Dzemael Darkhold Boss Strategy

All-seeing Eye (Reward: 3 Allagan tombstones of Philosophy)

This is a tricky fight if you do not position yourself well, and of course make sure all of your party members are within the Crystal Veil. More details below.

Special Mechanic (Crystal Veil): Stay near crystals to gain a buff called ‘Crystal Veil‘ this is the only way to damage the All-seeing eye and it will also significantly reduce the damage taken from his PBAoE – Eyes on me. Note that the the energy the crystals give will fade after some time, when this happens move to the next crystal to get the buff again.

The All-seeing Eye also summons adds throughout the fight, so positioning is key to make sure your party does not all get hit with the various AoE skills all of them will do. The first set of adds are easy to get rid of but the second set do a frontal AoE cone… So you can imagine how the tank needs to gather emnity for the All-seeing Eye and the adds to make sure their cast effects are targetted to a direction away from the party

  • Eyes on me (no cast huge PBAoE): Simply put, it deals very significant damage if you are not near any crystals under the buff ‘Crystal Veil
  • Cursed Gaze (fontal AoE cone): Gives Amnesia or Paralysis

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Taulurd (Reward: 7 Allagan tombstones of Philosophy)

We like to simply call him… Turd! lol He summons adds that stay on top of a platform, they throw rocks at you, some can be avoided and some cannot, make sure you avoid the ones that can be! (they will have ground AoE cast circles) oh, and also, dont lump up together!

  • Double Smash (frontal cone AoE): Position away from Taulurd to avoid this attack
  • Elbon Drop (frontal cone AoE): Stronger than the Double Smash, Turd starts doing this once you get past 50% life

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Batraal

Batman ugh Batraal is a huge demon bat with two swords, he has a frontal line attack (Desolation) that can instantly KO anyone caught in the attack, so watch out for it! He will also link himself to crystals at several parts of the fight which makes him invulnerable, you will have to destroy the crystals he attuned to, in order to proceed. Watch out though, the crystals do an AoE every now and then so stay away whenever it casts the AoE.

  • Grim Fate (no cast frontal AoE): Batraal does a flurry with his swords and damages all party members in front of him, so make sure you position Batraal away from the party if you are a tank
  • He also does a Random Projectile to party members dealing about 25% of their life
  • Desolation (frontal line attack): This is the attack that WILL kill you if you do not avoid it.

Critical Life: at about 30% life Batraal gets stronger, starts casting Desolation at will and spawns some void like pools that deal AoE damage when stepped on. So position yourselves accordingly

 

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FFXIV ARR The Stone Vigil

 

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One of four watchtowers built along the Sea of Clouds by the city-state of Ishgard, the Stone Vigil was overrun and occupied by the Dravanian Horde not long after the Calamity. The following years have seen the knights of House Durendaire make several attempts at reclaiming the fortress, but to no avail. What could it be that thwarts their every effort?

Where is The Stone Vigil: Located in Coerthas Central Highlands, West of Camp Dragonhead, North West from Whitebrin Fort

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The Stone Vigil General Information

Stone Vigil is a classic fortress map / instance where your team works their way to the end of the castle fighting enemies and bosses. Since Stone Vigil has been overrun by Dragons you will notice the barriers are made up of flames. Obviously most of the enemies inside are dragons also. There are traps in the form of random dragons popping up and breathing fire to your party and ice sprites that will pop up in some areas in the dungeon. There are also roaming enemies which you have to watch out for!

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Dravanian Outflyer: These dragons swoop down in random areas of Stone Vigil as a map trap, they spit fire in front of them dealing fire damage. Make sure that you remember where they drop down so that you do not fight midst their fire breath.

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Dragon Aevis: Just like the Manor Maidservants in Haukke Manor, these Dragon Aevis’s are roaming enemies, make sure to tag them separately from the other enemies in the dungeon or else you’re in for a party!

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Ice Sprite: In some parts of Stone Vigil, where the area is open to the outside breeze, Ice Elementals will pop up in groups of four. They are easy to beat on their own, but make sure you dont get caught fighting them while a patrolling Dragon Aevis hops in.

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The Stone Vigil Boss Strategy

Chudo-Yudo

Chudo-Yudo only has two skills, but they hit hard and they are AoE skills so make sure you stay clear from him. His main mechanic is running around the map casting Swinge, so just make sure the party positions themselves accordingly.

  • Lion’s Breath (frontal cone fire attack): Make sure your tank faces away from the party, and also note that if your tank acts fast they can avoid this attack
  • Swinge (large frontal AoE cone): Chudo-Yudo moves to a spot on the map and casts Swinge, there is no AoE marking on the ground so try to stay behind him when he casts this. This skill also inflicts status ailments (Silence and Pacification for about 3 seconds)

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Koshchei

This is a fun fight! Reason being you have to control 3 cannons in Koshchei’s lair because a dragon will pop up to help Koshchei out and this will signal your party to interact with the cannon to kill the other Dragon. Koshchei also summons whirlwinds which deal huge DoT damage if you stay inside it (they are slow and easily avoidable) but he casts multiple whirlwinds as the fight goes on so positioning is key. If you have a ranged DPS they should position themselves near the cannon to be able to interact right away. The tank should face Koshchei away from the rest of the party (We place him near the entrance of the room).

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Isgebind – Final Boss

This guy is the second main boss dragon you will fight in the series of dungeons, he is an ice dragon and casts some nasty AoE attacks! His main mechanic is to fly into the air multiple times throughout the fight, swoops down to do an ice breath attack and then lands to continue fighting you. At about 50% life when he takes to the sky Isgebind casts targetted AoE projectiles to all of the party (make sure to avoid this) in addition to swooping down to do an ice breath. The fight is about positioning and making sure you dodge his AoE attacks.

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FFXIV ARR Cutters Cry

 

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Near an old mountain path once used by Sixth Astral Era woodcutters as a detour through the more perilous stretches of northern Thanalan, lies a cave sought out only by the ignorant or the foolish. Upon first glance, the shade of its maw might appear inviting to one who seeks to escape the punishing rays of the midday sun. However, any good woodcutter knows to keep his distance, for it is said all who enter, never return-the cries of the damned echoing up from the depths the only testament to their folly. Heed this dire warning, and you may live. Ignore it, and soon it shall be your screams that add to the cacophony.

Where is Cutter’s Cry: Located in Central Thanalan, West of Black Brush Station

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Cutter’s Cry General Information

This is the first dungeon where the map has traps in them, it’s a theme you will continue to see in various forms in the dungeons to come. Boss mechanics are pretty straightforward and the final boss is actually fun to play (I know we enjoyed learning the mechanics of the fight!)

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Traps – There are several Quicksand and Exploding Pillar traps riddled across the dungeon. Be careful not to step on them during fights because they deal a good amount of damage and when fighting a group of enemies could deal enough damage to throw your healer off.

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Bombs – The bombs in this dungeon should be dealt with carefully, their explosion will kill you if you are caught in the casting radius.

Cactuar (Saboteur Desertor) – This guy casts the traditional 1000 needles, something to note is the damage is shared to all party members who are caught in the cast circle. This ability can also be disrupted by stunning the Cactuar.

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Cutter’s Cry Boss Strategy

Myrmidon Princess

The first boss of Cutter’s Cry is Myrmidon Princess, her mechanic is simple – she spawns minions to aid her when she falls below 50% life. As a Tank, make sure you get as much emnity from the adds with priority of tanking Myrmidon Princess, keep her facing away from the party because she has one cone attack skill that deals big damage if you are hit with it.

Skills

  • Mandible Bite (Frontal Cone) – as a tank keep the Princess facing away from the party
  • Silence – Casts silence at random party members

At 50% life she starts spawning adds:

  • Myrmidon Marshal – Has Mandible Bite. Defeat this add ASAP because he heals the princess.
  • Myrmidon Guard – Has Mandible Bite
  • Myrmidon Soldier – Weak and easily defeated

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Giant Tunnel Worm

The Giant Tunnel Worm fight is easy if you follow a simple rule, whenever he burrows, stay at the outermost part of the map (ring shaped)

Phase 1

  • Sandstorm (frontal cone) – no cast bar
  • Burrow – Giant Tunnel Worm burrows into the sand and will pop up dealing AoE damage to whoever is in the vicinity
  • Targetted Sand attack to random party members

Phase 2 50% life

  • An additional Burrow attack is added called Bottomless Desert – Giant Tunnel Worm burrows and casts a sand trap that sucks everyone to the center, the closer you are to the center the higher the damage

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Chimera – Final Boss

We had a fun time playing this boss, he has a numerous skills but if you know how to deal with them, they are easily managed. The Chimera has 3 heads (Left Head is a Dragon, Middle Head is a Lion, Right Head is a Ram). Key thing to remember in this Dungeon, is to watch the color of the Chimera’s eye. There will be a prompt letting the whole party know what color the Eye of the Chimera is. Remember, don’t stay too far or too near the Chimera so you can react according to how it changes its eye color.

  • Eyes turn Blue =Stay Away from Chimera, He will cast a PBAoE (Ram’s Voice)
  • Eyes turn Violet = Stay Beside Chimera, He will cast an AoE attack and damage party members who are too far away from it
  • Eyes focus on a Single Target = Don’t panic he will cast a ball which will follow his target and explode, this is a DEMI attack halving the life of anyone caught in the exploding radius, if you are the target try to get the ball away from the rest of the party and move out to let it explode.

Skills

  • Dragons Breath – the dragon head casts a cone attack on the left area of the Chimera dealing ice damage
  • Lions Breath – the lion head does frontal cone AoE dealing fire damage
  • Rams Breath – the ram head casts a cone attack on the right area of Chimera dealing ice damage
  • The Ram’s Voice – PBAoE which should be avoided by your party members. It’s ok for the Tank to try and avoid also if they can.

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FFXIV ARR The Sunken Temple of Qarn

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Under the unforgiving Thanalan sun lie the ruins of an ancient temple half-devoured by the shifting sands of a timeless desert. Though used by ancient Belah’dians as a place to worship the sun goddess Azeyma, the massive underground structure appears to be far older than this Sixth Astral Era civilization. That, however, did not deter Belah’dian sultans from each adding their own chambers to the original construct in a bid to achieve immortality through creation. In the subsequent years since the fall of Belah’dia, many an adventurer has sought to explore the temple’s mysteries and perhaps return with the treasure of a lost era…only to fall victim to one of the complex traps set to prevent that very thing from happening

Where is Sunken Temple of Qarn located? Located in Southern Thanalan, east of Little Ala Mhigo.

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Sunken Temple of Qarn General Information

Things start getting interesting from here on! Qarn is actually a very small map but the boss mechanics can be tricky for first timers. This is the first dungeon where you have to interact with the items on the map to succeed. There is also a lot of treasure in this dungeon, some will be easily missed

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Qarn Facer – there will be a block of concrete with a face that shows up multiple times in the dungeon and runs away before you can kill it. This guy holds a coffer and drops it if you kill it before you reach the final boss. Make sure you do as much damage as you can each time he appears.

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Stone Relics – there are 4 Stone Relics you should pick up in the temple, they will be your key to the treasure later on. The Helm of Might, The Gem of Affluence, The Flame of Magic, and The Fruit of Knowledge.

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Avoirdupois – some more stone faces show up continually in the dungeon, you must kill them on top of the glowing stones as showed in the picture below in order to open doors.

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Stone Pedestals – you will notice stone pedestals where you can place the Stone Relics you picked up earlier, these pedestals are marked with the stone you should place, if you put in the wrong stone, mobs will spawn before the door opens. (it is unsure if placing the wrong stone will affect the quality of loot you receive)

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The Scales of Judgement – before you enter the last boss, you will find scales wherein you can place some of the Stone Relics you picked up earlier, if you explored the dungeon well enough you would have seen a similar pattern shown at the start of the dungeon. The two stones are the Flame of Magic on the left and Fruit of Knowledge on the right (scales of Ul’dah anyone?)

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Sunken Temple of Qarn Bosses

First Boss: Teratotaur Strategy

Teratotaur has a nice mechanic, he has an uncurable Doom spell which he randomly casts once he is below 50% life. (TIP: this can be countered by any action which grants Pacification). His adds also have an attack which deals fatal damage (Final Sting) so make sure to kill them as soon as possible while the tank keeps Taratotaur busy.

  • Frightful Roar (PBAoE): Causes Physical Vulnerability for those caught in the AoE, this can be stunned.
  • Mow (cone attack): Poison damage, can also be disrupted through stun.
  • Mortal Flay (doom): Once caught, the only way to dispel the doom effect is to step on one of the glowing stones.

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Second Boss: Temple Guardian Strategy

We like to call him mini Titan, before you can damage the Temple Guardian you must first destroy the Golem Soulstone, which will incapacitate him and give you time to deal damage to him. From experience you have to go through this cycle 4 times until he is defeated. The tricky part about this boss is that even though your tank has emnity he can still do his skills at will to any party member so watch out! Tank tip: keep him as far away as possible from the rest of the party!

  • Boulder Clap (Cone frontal AoE): The Guardian claps his hands violently in front of him
  • Rockslide (Frontal Line Attack): Shakes the earth in front of the Guardian which damages all players in front of it
  • Random Stun: The Guardian dashes at a random party member, knocks them back and stuns them for a duration of about 3 seconds
  • Obliterate (map wide AoE): The Guardian jumps and lands dealing AoE damage to the whole party

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Final Boss: Adjucator Straegy

Watch our video on how to beat Adjucator here:

Adjucator has 4 phases, each phase increases in difficulty and mechanics.

First Phase (Full life)

  • Darkness (frontal cone): Does big damage, but can be disrupted with well timed stuns.
  • Sun Juror (Adds): Must be killed on top of a glowing block otherwise they will come back to life, just like the Avoirdupois earlier

Second Phase (75% life)

  • Mithril Verge: Adjucator spawns beacons of light which shoot out lasers at random party members. These Verge’s can be killed and avoided easily but if you get hit they deal big damage.
  • Paralyze (random): Paralyzes one target randomly

Third Phase (50% life)

  • Creeping darkness: Map wide AoE which he does at random until he dies
  • Mithril Verge (bomb type): Verge’s will now pop up and will be encased in a box of light, after a few seconds the light becomes a wall which you cannot enter, make sure the nearest party member enters the light to destroy the verge otherwise the verge will explode and deal huge map wide AoE damage

Final Phase (25% life)

  • Mithril Verge (multiple spawn): 4 Verge’s will spawn across the room targetting random party members intertwining their lasers (yes, you can potentially be hit by more than 1 laser so watch out!). Key is just to kill the verge’s immediately and avoid the lasers while doing so, this is a fun test of position for your tank.

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FFXIV ARR Grand Company Guide

Each city-state in Eorzea has a Grand Company, they were initially formed to combat the Garlaen empire during the 6th Umbral era to prevent the great tragedy and now stand as protectors of their people. All Grand companies have their respective leaders leaders whose job is to ensure the interests of the citizens of the city-states they represent are kept in tact.

What is a Grand Company?

The Grand Companies are military and technological factions of each respective city-state that they represent. They we’re created. See the official website for more information: http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/company/index.html

What are the Grand Companies?

The Maelstrom
(Limsa Lominsa)
The Immortal Flames
(Ul'dah)
The Order of the Twin Adder
(Gridania)

Where are the locations of the Grand Companies?

  • Gridania – The Order of the Twin Adder – East of Aetheryte Plaza (Adders’ Nest)
  • Ul’dah – The Immortal Flames – East of Ul’dah Aetheryte Plaza (Hall of Flames)
  • Limsa Lominsa – The Maelstrom – East of The Aftcastle ,accessible through Aethernet (Maelstrom Command)

Why should I join a Grand Company

  • The main reason would be, you get your Chocobo through a quest only if you join a Grand Company
  • Grand Company Seals give good items
  • You can purchase an attribute reset item called ‘The Keeper’s Hymn’ for 10,000 GC Seals

How do I join a Grand Company?

Once you reach the 20 story quest you will be asked to choose between the Grand Companies. Quest name: The Company You Keep (GC Name). There will be 3 NPC’s which will allow you to choose which GC you want to be a part of.

What are Grand Company Seals and what can I use Grand Company Seals for?

Grand Companies offer many goods in exchange for company seals. Some of these items include the Chocobo license (your own personal chocobo), Chocobo barding, Equipment, Weapons, Survival/engineering manuals, and more! Seals given by your Grand Company cannot be used in other GC’s

How do I earn Grand Company Seals?

There are many ways to earn company seals such as completing company quests, or caravan escorting (repeatable mini-quests). One of the NPCs at your Grand Company’s counter offers company seals for specific items, materials, and equipment (obtained in dungeons). Joining F.A.T.E.’s will also award you GC Seals and this is a very fast way to get them.

What is the purpose of getting promoted in a Grand Company

Receiving promotions advances your rank in the Grand Company (much like the military). Advancing through the ranks expands the amount and quality of goods that can be purchased with company seals at your Grand Company. Gaining higher ranks also unlocks additional quests from your Grand Company.

How do I get promoted in a Grand Company

The first step in receiving a promotion is to speak with the quest-issuing NPC at your Grand Company and choose “Promotion”. Upon doing so, the NPC will require you to pay a fee in GC seals for your new rank. In addition to paying, you must have completed a specific Grand Company quest to advance to your new rank.

Can I be part of more than one Grand Company

Not simultaneously but you can switch freely, still unknown if you lose your rank and GC seals

What is the Political setup of the Grand Companies?

The MaelstromThe Immortal FlamesThe Order of The Twin Adder

FFXIV ARR Brayflox’s Longstop Dungeon Guide

 

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After a tiring journey across Eorzea, it is deep within the quiet jungles of Raincatcher Gully where the charismatic and enteprising young goblin, Brayflox Alltalks, chooses to build his tiny empire. What he does not realize, however, is that something else – something sinister – has also made the lush forest its home. Now driven from their rightful(?) claim, Brayflox and his brethren seek to retake the land, and are not above asking the help of lesser races (that would be you) to help them do so.

Where is Brayflox’s Longstop located? Located in Eastern La Noscea, near Wineport.

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Brayflox’s Longstop General Information

Brayflox’s longstop has many optional treasure chests. Most notable is the “goblin” sidequests. The map layout is not very straight-forward, and many packs of mobs can be skipped. There are four bosses in Braflox’s Longstop:

Bosses: Great Yellow Pelican | Inferno Drake | Hellbender
Final Boss: Aiatar

Goblin Sidequest

Brayflox’s Longstop has a unique Goblin Sidequest. You will pass a Goblin village where you can choose to save Goblins that are being attacked by Dragons (your efforts will be greatly rewarded, because every time you save a Goblin they will give you a treasure coffer). In the map we have marked all the locations

Brayflox’s Longstop Boss Strategy

Great Yellow Pelican Strategy

There is only one thing you should note about this boss. A bunch of Adds spawn from the gate. A pretty basic fight that tests the fundamental skills of your group. The tank must pick up the adds, and DPS slow/stun/ kill them. The adds  must not reach the healer – he or she will die in seconds.

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Inferno Drake Strategy

Inferno Drake has a cone attack that should be avoided. The tank must position the drake away from the other party members so they do not get caught in the target of his cone. There is an add phase where Brayflox will be chased by a dragon, make sure you kill the add before proceeding to kill Inferno Drake. Other that that the drake is a straightforward fight, and like all mobs in this dungeon he hits hard!

TIP: Inferno Drake can be put to sleep, handy when dealing with the add that pops up in the fight

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Hellbender Strategy

Hellbender only has one significant skill to look out for:

Queer Bubble – Encases one of your party members in a bubble, making them unable to use skills. This bubble must be destroyed ASAP.

Other than that, his other skills can either be avoided or disrupted (stun). As a tank, make sure you position Hellbender to face away from the rest of your party.

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Aiatar Strategy

If you have low-level white gear, and are only level 32, this guy can be a problem. Aiatar has three abilities to watch out for:

  • “Frontal Line Breath” – This is a hard hitting skill that damages all targets in a line. While the AoE isn’t huge, the time given to dodge it is very small. If you haven’t bound strafe on your keyboard – now is the time.
  • Poison Spit – Targets a random party member and shoots a poison ball at it. Because of this skill it’s highly recommended that the party spread a bit. The ball poisons and damages it’s target, and leaves a pool of poison on the ground.
  • Poison Pool – As long as Aiatar remains standing on a poison pool, Aiatar will regenerate HP very quickly. Your first priority is to have your tank drag him out of there.
  • Tanky Tip: Be quick on your feet! Get Aiatar off the poison ASAP! Strafe sideways out of the breath attack! You can also disrupt the breath attack by stunning him
  • Healer Help: Clear poison from the tank. It’s often worth the mana – especially if it ever goes above 2 stacks. CNJ/WHM has a harder time on this fight due to mana issues.
  • DPS Do’s: This fight has a lot of tank movement around – and they can’t generate much aggro. If you’re about to pull the boss – STOP DPS.

 

Bosses: Great Yellow Pelican | Inferno Drake | Hellbender
Final Boss: Aiatar