Titan Extreme Mode (FFXIV: ARR)

All we know about Titan Extreme Mode in the upcoming 2.1 Patch!

Titan Extreme Mode Teaser Video

Titan Extreme Mode abilities

Double Granite Gaol – Granite Gaol is back, but has a few new tricks!

  • ALWAYS targets a healer + dps.
  • Crushes the target if not destroyed in time.
  • Damage recieved is half if both gaols are in close proximity to one another.
  • Double Granite Gaol is always followed by upheaval…

Upheaval – very similar to demon walls “repel”. You get pushed outwards from titan. You CAN fall if you’re not careful!

Due to how double granite gaol and upheaval work, there are two popular strategies dealing with this:

  • A) Gaoled Healer under titan, Gaoled DPS at the edge – “Safer” since healers break out first, to top up the party for the upcoming stomps.
  • B) Gaoled DPS under titan, Gaoled healer at the edge – What we use, since the dps gets released first, the second gaol dies faster.

Mountain Buster – Now gives a stacking debuff which increases damage taken.

Titan Extreme Post-Heart

Granite Gaoler – mini-titans that give the main titan a determination up buff if too close, they also have Landslide, and an AoE pulse (like Tumult). Killing them leaves a slow field that does a massive heavy and DoT to anyone who walks there!

“Asterisk” Bomb Pattern – A Strange bomb pattern with 3 sets. the “X” set. the “+” set, and the center bomb. The + Set will always spawn in N,S,E,W. (These blow up first) the X spawns at “1:30 – 4:30 – 7:30 – 10:30”. (These blow up second). Then finally the center. The timing of the bomb blowing up is considerably slower than hard mode. For many of us, that delay is what caused the most difficult adjustment.

5 Direction Landslide – an upgrade from the 3 direction: The tank has to dodge, too!

Double Weight of the Land – exactly like weight of the land but it happens twice in succession. all non-tanks should stack behind titan, dodge outwards, then dodge inwards. Sounds horrible, but much easier than you think.

“Superbombs” – a bomb pattern with ZERO SAFE SPOTS. You must kill one of the (preferably) edge bombs to remain safe! A pseudo DPS check.

Titan Extreme Mode Rotation [refinement]

First Phase (“Irrelevant Phase”)

Landslide – Weight of the Land (“Plumes”) – Mountain Buster – Tumult – Landslide – Geocrush at 85% (Repeat)

Second Phase (“Tutorial”)

Landslide – Double Gaol – Upheaval – Landslide – Tumult – Plumes – Mountain Buster -Landslide – Plumes – One-side bombs –  Mountain Buster – Landslide – Geocrush (If life at 55% or lower)

If his life is above 55%, he will continue to do this pattern:

Double Gaol – Mountain Buster – Landslide – Tumult – Plumes – Mountain Buster

It is currently unclear to us how or when this pattern continues, but it should be dying much sooner than this.

Heart Phase (No mountain buster!)

Plumes – Double Gaol – Upheaval – Landslide – Tumult – Plumes – *Clock Bombs – Landslide. [Super combo: Plumes – Tumult – Earthen Fury]

*Titans Heart should be killed at or around this time… if Titan extends past this time he does a super combo which is pretty difficult to dodge – effectively killing you with earthen fury even if your party killed the heart.

Post-Heart -> Death

ADDS – Mountain Buster – Asterisk Bombs – Landslide – Plumes – Double Gaol – Mountain Buster – Tumult – Double Plumes – Three Rows Bomb – Landslide – Mountain Buster – Super Bombs – Tumult – Plumes – Geocrush – (Repeat 3x)

Titan Extreme Mode Loot List

Tank – Tremor Earring of Fending
Healer – Tremor Earring of Healing
Caster – Tremor Earring of Casting
Bard – Tremor Earring of Aiming
Melee – Tremor Earring of Striking 

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter for more updates. Also, check us out on YouTube and Twitch!

Ifrit Extreme Mode (FFXIV: ARR)

All we know about Ifrit Extreme Mode in the upcoming 2.1 Patch!

Ifrit Extreme Mode Teaser Video

Ifrit Extreme Mode Abilities

Radiant Plumes, Incinerate, Cleave and all his goodies make a return. Just a bit more beefy now!

Eruption – Now non-interrupt-able. There are variations of the basic single eruption, and the eruption that follows two different members (Like Ultima Weapon).

Crimson Cyclone – Ifrits rush skill. Now with a much fatter AoE and 4 clones!

Searing Wind – The key mechanic to Ifrit extreme mode. Always targets a healer. The target continually pulses a large AoE pushback. This does massive damage, and all other party members should avoid the afflicted healer.

Tank Swapping – Ifrits stacking debuff is especially nasty. Reduction of max hp for each stack – switch it up once the OT is clean!

Infernal Fetters – A chain that links 2 people together, it has 3 effects, becoming more severe as their distance grows. Obviously, stay close to each other to prevent this.

  • Fire DoT.
  • Increase damage taken.
  • Decrease damage dealt.

Infernal Nail – now causes damage and vulnerability up when killed. As usual, any nails present before Hellfire is cast means a KO for the party.

Ifrit has three Nail -> Hellfire cycles.

Ifrit Extreme 1st Nail Phase

The first set of nails are pretty basic. 4 nails, 1 on each edge of the map. All dps should focus on the nail opposite from Ifrit, then once the searing wind target is determined melee may destroy the nail of the “safe” healer, and ranged on the “dangerous” healer.

Hellfire is cast and then then Radiant Plumes quickly after.

A note on Radiant Plumes

  • The safespot changes after each Hellfire.
  • Every safespot has a “mirror” safespot on the opposite end.
  • If you feel like you won’t make it – just get hit by one. It’s better than dying.

Radiant plume safe-spot is around 1:30 for this one.

Ifrit Extreme 2nd Nail Phase

The second set of nails goes all the way around the ring of the stage. Again, kill the opposite nails(melee), and nail nearest ifrit(ranged). When searing wind is refreshed, ranged and melee should clear the nails of the respective healers.

Infernal fetters makes its appearance here. The off-tank is targetted, and a random DPS. DPS and off-tank should travel closely together. This can be tricky when a tank swap is needed. Make sure that while the chain is on, you do not stay too far apart from each other.

Again, Hellfire is cast and then then Radiant Plumes quickly after.

Radiant plume safe-spot is around 2:00~ for this one. (Mirrored on opposite end)

Ifrit Extreme 3rd Nail Phase

The third and final set of nails are, well, everywhere. with one mega nail in the middle. 13 Nails in total. The large nail should be killed last. After identifying which healer has searing wind, DPS must work on the nails closest to healers, then outwards. Killing the large nail does quite a significant AoE pulse.

The final Hellfire is cast, and Ifrit should be defeated shortly after.

Radiant plume safe-spot is around 2:30~ for this one.

Ifrit Extreme Tips / Strategy

Ifirt Extreme Mode Loot List

Tank – Inferno Bangle of Fending
Healer – Inferno Bangle of Healing
Bard – Inferno Bangle of Aiming
Caster – Inferno Bangle of Casting
Melee – Inferno Bangle of Striking

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter for more updates. Also, check us out on YouTube and Twitch!

 

Garuda Extreme Mode (FFXIV: ARR)

Garuda Extreme Mode strategy guide and Loot List!

Garuda Extreme Mode Teaser Video

*Still the teaser vid -> will be updating soon.
*Guide still under refinement

Garuda EX Abilities

Some of the usual suspects return for extreme mode:

Slipstream: Avoidable cone stun that does extreme damage.
Friction: The usual targetted AoE
Wicked Wheel: Garuda does Wicked Wheel whenever the adds are alive. It’s extremely powerful and should be avoided.

Whenever Garuda disappeard from the map, a large spread of AoE’s will follow in her last location. They deal moderate damage, and cause Windburn (Wind DoT).

Adds (Suparna, Chirada) Abilities

Suparna (Red):

[Special] Wicked Wheel: Suparnas Wicked wheel is extremely powerful. For a non-tank, it’s a potential KO. It’s avoidable so GTFO.
Slipstream – Channeled Frontal Cone stun.
Friction
: The usual targetted AoE
Downburst: A medium strength cone attack.

Chirada (Green):

[Special] Downburst: Chiradas downburst is extremely powerful. It’s a cone attack. The target is marked by a crosshair.
Slipstream – Channeled Frontal Cone stun.
Friction: The usual targetted AoE

While either Chirada or Suparna are alive: Garuda cannot be damaged.

Razor Plumes: Like before, they target a stone pillar or guy, and will explode dealing damage after a set time.

Spiny Plumes: The “Key” add to this fight. Upon killing it, releases an AoE which causes Windburn (Wind DoT). A short time after it’s death – it will put up a “Safe Zone” wherein Garudas Reckoning will do significantly less damage to those inside. The initial target of Spiny Plume seems to be the second Highest Enmity (and in some rare cases – the MT).

Spiny Plumes give a stacking debuff to its target. If it reaches 3 stacks it will do “Super Cyclone” dealing tons of damage (Likely a KO) to everyone. Provoking the Spiny Plume before its target reaches 3 stacks is important, and is one of the main reasons many groups will wipe.

Garuda EX Phase 1 – Stone Pillars

Reminiscent of Garuda Story and Hard Mode. Nothing special here. The first sub-phase, every non-melee should be in dead-center of the pillars. Preserving the stones are your goal for this phase. It has 3 Sub-phases:

Starting Phase – All non melee stack dead center to avoid Friction hitting rocks. Once she vanishes, hide behind the rocks old-school style.

Razor Plumes – Razor Plumes show up and target random rocks. Kill them asap. Again try to stack in the middle as much as possible, with the exception of tank and melee. This mini-phase has the usual “Vortex” mechanic.

Initial Adds – The first time adds spawn. You should memorize what to do here, for the next time adds spawn:

  • MT picks up Suparna(Red) and Garuda.
  • OT picks up Chirada.
  • Chirada must be tanked ACROSS the map from the others. If they’re too near each other -> they gain immense defense.
  • Ranged DPS and healers should stay in a place where friction wont hit rocks.

There are things you have to note here:

  • Downburst will hit the OT for heavy damage, but shouldn’t be much of an issue.
  • On the MT side, WICKED WHEEL becomes a “one hit KO”. Make sure melee DPS and MT avoid this. Using virus on both Garuda and Suparna is a good “insurance” in case tank gets hit. All forms of damage reduction / mitigation should be used in preparation.
  • Chirada uses Downburst simultaneously with the Wicked Wheel on the other side. This always happens after Friction!

If you have enough rocks alive, Reckoning shoudn’t kill you! On to the next phase…

Garuda EX Phase 2 – Vortex

Wind surrounds the outer ring of the stage, and players should remain near the middle, or suffer a pushback + large damage.

Spiny Plume makes its first appearance here, along with a bunch of Razor Plumes. Your goals here are simple:

  • Kill all Razor Plumes
  • Leave Spiny Plume at a low HP%.

A rather simple phase, with no heavy incoming damage. A great time to use Mages Ballad, as you’ll be needing max DPS next phase.

Once Garuda disappears, destroy the Spiny Plume and seek refuge inside the safe-zone it generates. (Remember to avoid the initial death AoE of spiny plumes)

Garuda EX Phase 3 – Tornado

5 Tornados spawn in static locations on the map, forming a cross-like (T) formation. The safe spots are located near the brown markings on the map (Where the pillars used to be).

Chirada and Suparna show up during this phase. As usual, MT takes both Garuda and Suparna. Off-tank takes Chirada. And again, Suparna should be the first target. There are some things to note during this phase. The main difference in this phase is Tornadoes + Spiny Plumes.

  • The MT’s position should be loose enough that the melee dps and himself can get away from the “Double Wicked Wheels”.
  • Healers and Ranged DPS should stay at the very tip of the center tornado, to be in range of everyone.
  • Like last phase, leave Spiny Plume at a low HP%, and destroy it at phase transition.
  • There are four safe pockets – Ranged and healers should have a good spread.

Travelling between “safe-zones” through tornadoes can be done using the following:

  • Sprinting along the edges (Recommended for casters…)
  • Dragoon jumps
  • Monk Shoulder Tackle.

Remember not to kill the Spiny Plume too early, or too late!

If you pass this phase, You go back to the Vortex Phase -> Tornado Phase -> Vortex Phase, repeats until Garuda is dead!

Garuda Extreme Mode Loot List

Garuda EX drops iLevel 90 Loot:

Tank – Vortex Ring Of Fending
Healer- Vortex Ring Of Healing
Melee – Vortex Ring Of Striking
Bard – Vortex Ring Of Aiming
Caster – Vortex Ring Of Casting

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter for more updates. Also, check us out on YouTube and Twitch!