Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Hard)

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For as long as their nation has warred with Dravania, there have been Ishgardians who instead chose to ally themselves with the dragons. Shiva is said to have been among the first, hence why the heretics revere her as a saint. That Iceheart and her followers intend to summon Shiva with the crystals they have stolen is plain. But is this unprecedented act even possible? If so, then Ishgard─if not the entire realm─is in grave danger.

Requirements: For eight players (2 tanks, 2 healers, 4 dps)
※The above composition requirement is not imposed upon preformed parties.

Restrictions: 60 minutes

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Type: Trial
Zone: Akh Afah Amphitheatre
Region: Coerthas
Minimum Level: 50
Synced Level: 50
Min iLvl: 80
Unlock Quest: The Instruments of Our Deliverance‎
Duty Finder: Trials: A Realm Reborn
Duty Roulette: Trials
Expansion: A Realm Reborn
Patch: Patch 2.4
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Shiva has 3 distinct phases, during which she uses the following moves and mechanics.

Phase 1

Attack Name Description
Weapon Swap Throughout the fight, Shiva will float up a few feet into the air with a little twirl and change the weapons she uses. In hard mode, you'll only need to deal with two of these: Staff and Sword & Shield. She will alternate the two, starting with the Staff.
  • Staff: immediately after changing, she will use Hailstorm.
  • Sword & Shield: immediately after changing, she will do Icebrand towards the MT. The rest of the group should avoid standing in front of her so they arent hit.
Hailstorm Targets multiple random players with a large white AoE circle. Marked players should avoid stacking together or on other players. Deals moderate damage.
Ice Brand Wide frontal cleave on the MT. Deals moderate damage.
Icicle Impact Will place 5 large overlapping AoEs on the ground, with safe spots along the edges between the AoEs. Deals moderate damage and applies a Vulnerability stack.
Heavenly Strike Knocks you back a short distance and deals very light damage. Unimportant.

Advice and Tips

  • Avoid standing in front so you aren't hit by Ice Brand when she's using Sword & Shield.

Phase 2

Shiva will move to the center of the room and summon 4 Ice Soldier adds. The phase ends when the adds are dead or enough time has elapsed.

Attack Name Description
Ice Soldier Can and should be tanked so they aren't hitting the DPS.
Queen of Ice Shiva casts this at the beginning of the phase after summoning the Ice Soldiers. Gives her a Damage Up buff.
Deep Freeze Used to signal the end of the phase. Freezes all players in ice for 20 seconds. Immediately followed by Diamond Dust.
Diamond Dust Used immediately after Deep Freeze. Shiva will teleport to a random player before striking her heel down on their head, dealing moderate raid-wide damage and shattering the ice from Deep Freeze. Signals the start of Phase 3.

Advice and Tips

  • Shiva will change to Sword & Shield in the beginning of this phase, so the MT should keep her faced away from the group for Ice Brand and players should avoid standing in front of her.
  • The OT should pick up the Ice Soldiers so the MT can focus on keeping Shiva facing away from the group.
  • If the adds aren't killed in time, the group will wipe when she casts Diamond Dust.

Phase 3

Uses all moves and mechanics from Phase 1 in addition to the ones below.

Attack Name Description
Dreams of Ice Shiva casts this at the beginning of the phase and additional times throughout the fight. Gives her a stacking Damage Up buff. Acts as a soft enrage.
Permafrost Shiva will turn the floor to ice and apply a Thin Ice debuff and a 50-second Permafrost DoT to all players. Movement in any direction will cause players to instead slide a great distance, possibly even into the Ice Wall.
Ice Wall Touching the edge of the arena, marked by a lighter blue ring, will trap players in an Ice Boulder for 20 seconds.
Ice Boulder Traps players inside a block of ice that deals damage to those trapped inside. Other players can attack the boulder to free the trapped players sooner than the 20-second timer until it thaws.
Icicle Impact V2.0 A variation of Icicle Impact. A ring of white AoEs will appear consecutively before one appears in the center, completely covering the arena. Being hit by one deals moderate damage and gives the player a Vulnerability stack. Players should move to the center and move to where the first one fell after it goes off to avoid being hit by any of the AoEs.

Advice and Tips

  • Try to avoid moving during Permafrost as you're likely to hit the Ice Wall and, even if you avoid it, it's difficult to get back in position.

(Fixed Rate Drop)
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Drop Table (2)
Item Type iLvl Requirements Stats
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Shiva Card
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 Triple Triad Card  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
An epic (★★★★) card used in the game Triple Triad.
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Ice Tear
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 Stone  &000000000000009000000090 A glass-like shard retrieved from the fallen Lady of Frost.