Whoever said capping Soldiery ain’t easy – didn’t read this Lost City of Amdapor Guide!
LCOA can be unlocked with the quest that starts in Mor Dhona.
Mold Colony / Tainted Mold / Hecteyes – this trio can often be found before first boss.
- Mold Colony Should die first, but Tank should hold aggro on Hecteyes in the meantime.
- Tainted Mold can be killed with any one attack. The do AoE poison so just let ranged/healer do it.
- Finally, any Hecteyes Remaining should be killed
Baalzephon – Spawns with a pack of “Dirty Eye” and “White Magestone”. There is often confusion about what to do here..
- Kill Dirty Eyes first. They do some damage so pile them up and AoE them down.
- White Magestone should be killed second, since it heals Baalzephon. (These guys do no damage)
- Baalzephon should be killed when it’s the last thing remaining.
(Special Trash Mob – Mold Colony – spawns in the area before first boss)
Affectionately known to us as “Advanced Gobbue”. This guy is pretty basic, but you have a few mechanics to look out for.
Prey – His main mechanic. A link will appear to a random non-tank raid member. After a few seconds the target will be eaten. Simply kill the “Voracious Maw” that spawns shortly after (Kind of like Titans Heart). The consumed party member will take heavy damage, so free them quick! After
He has various skills that give Poison. Just esuna/leeches them away.
Decaying Gourmand also leaves dangerous Pollen on the ground that you should just avoid.
Overall a pretty easy boss, shouldn’t give you much trouble!
The boss begins quite differently: You cannot target it. There are adds (Ranch Wamoura), when killed give a debuff that “attracts” the boss to you. Which is pretty much the main mechanic of this fight. Ideally, the tank should be the only target of the debuff. Party should just move away before the Ranch Wamoura dies! If you’re not a tank, but the boss
The debuff is called Scale Flakes, and will attract the boss to you for 45 seconds. It has no aggro table, so stuff like provoke will not work. If you’re a non-tank, but attract the boss, it’s not the end of the world. His damage isn’t too big, but make sure to use some defensive abilities. Take note that while Arioch has no target, it will heal quickly.
His abilities aren’t too special or hurt too much. He leaves a growing ground AoE that should be avoided. Aside from that, nothing much.
(Special Trash Mob – Baalzephon – spawns in the area between Arioch and the next boss…)
Ahh, I foresee alot of frustration with PUGs here…
Ruinous Omen – A massive nuke that can be avoided doing the doors correctly.
Diablos Main Mechanic – Diabolical Gate (AKA Doors)
These doors appear right at the start, but wont have any significance till later. There are 4 types of doors
- Green “Butterfly”
- Red “Ahriman”
- Yellow “Lion”
- Blue “Gobbue”
Opening two of the same kind during Ruinous Omen channel makes your party avoid it!
His other abilities aren’t that noteworthy.
Graviball leaves a sphere on the ground which you should avoid.
Nightmare is a mapwide Sleep.
Ultimate Terror never really came out, we just kept stunning that one… (Will do this for science later)
All his channeled skills can be interrupted (except Ruinous Omen).
Like most dungeons in this tier, alot of chests drop 2.1 Crafting Materials – stuff like Coke & Peacock Ore.
Lost City of Amdapor also drops Darklight Accessories (Neck, Ear, Wrist, Ring)(i7o) for all classes.