Alexander (Raid)

Introduction[edit]

The "end-game" raid of Heavensward, Alexander deals with The Illuminati, one of the Goblin clans, and their attempts to reforge the world in their idea of a Utopia.

Alexander is split up into various sections, which are further split up into various wings for players to enter: Gordias, Midas, and The Creator. Each section of Alexander has Normal (Story) modes and Savage modes. (Savage modes are a much harder version which offer stronger rewards.) Each successive fight in Alexander requires players to complete the previous wing and a quest.

Token Explanation[edit]

Alexander normally does not drop straight gear. Instead, you will receive tokens that you must trade to an NPC located in Idyllshire in order to actually receive your gear. The number of tokens needed per slot is the same throughout the different sections.


Gear Exchange[edit]

Token Exchange (via Sabina)
Slot Gordian Token Midan Token Number Required
Head
(Lens)
Tarnished Gordian Lens Tarnished Midan Lens 2
Body
(Shaft)
Tarnished Gordian Shaft Tarnished Midan Shaft 4
Hands
(Crank)
Tarnished Gordian Crank Tarnished Midan Crank 2
Waist
(Chain)
Tarnished Gordian Chain Tarnished Midan Chain 1
Legs
(Spring)
Tarnished Gordian Spring Tarnished Midan Spring 4
Feet
(Pedal)
Tarnished Gordian Pedal Tarnished Midan Pedal 2
Accessories
(Bolt)
Tarnished Gordian Bolt Tarnished Midan Bolt 1
Unidentifiable Item Exchange (via Sabina)
Precision Unidentified Gordias Wing Name
Precision Gordian Bolt
(Bolt)
Unidentifiable Bone
(Bone)
Fist of the Father
Precision Gordian Lens
(Lens)
Unidentifiable Shell
(Shell)
Cuff of the Father
Precision Gordian Spring
(Spring)
Unidentifiable Ore
(Ore)
Arm of the Father
Precision Gordian Shaft
(Shaft)
Unidentifiable Seeds
(Seeds)
Burden of the Father



Alexander: Gordias[edit]

The first section of Alexander, released in Patch 3.01, is Gordias. It requires a minimum Item Level of 170 to enter.

Alexander - Gordias
Wing Name Unlock Quests "Tarnished" Drops "Precision" Drops Other Drops
Alexander - The Fist of the Father Disarmed Tarnished Gordian Bolt Tarnished Gordian Chain Tarnished Gordian Pedal Precision Gordian Bolt
Alexander - The Cuff of the Father Steel and Steam Tarnished Gordian Bolt Tarnished Gordian Lens Tarnished Gordian Pedal Precision Gordian Lens
Alexander - The Arm of the Father Tinker, Seeker, Soldier, Spy Tarnished Gordian Spring Tarnished Gordian Lens Tarnished Gordian Crank Precision Gordian Spring
Alexander - The Burden of the Father The Pulsing Heart Tarnished Gordian Spring Tarnished Gordian Shaft Tarnished Gordian Crank Precision Gordian Shaft Gobwalker Shielding Gordian Gear

A follow-up quest called Enigma is given to players after completing The Burden of the Father for the first time.


Alexander: Midas[edit]

After completing Gordias, players with a minimum Item Level of 200 will be allowed to enter the next section. (Released in Patch 3.2)

Alexander - Midas
Wing Name Unlock Quests "Tarnished" Drops Other Drops
Alexander - The Fist of the Son Enigma & Rearmed Tarnished Midan Bolt Tarnished Midan Pedal Tarnished Midan Chain
Alexander - The Cuff of the Son The Folly of Youth Tarnished Midan Bolt Tarnished Midan Pedal Tarnished Midan Lens
Alexander - The Arm of the Son Toppling the Tyrant Tarnished Midan Crank Tarnished Midan Spring Tarnished Midan Lens
Alexander - The Burden of the Son One Step Behind Tarnished Midan Crank Tarnished Midan Spring Tarnished Midan Shaft Midan Gear Brute Justice Card Faust Armor Plating

A follow-up quest called A Gob in the Machine is given to players after completing The Burden of the Son for the first time.


Alexander: The Creator[edit]

After completing both Gordias and Midas, players with a minimum Item Level of 230 will be allowed enter the final section of Alexander. (Released in Patch 3.4)

Alexander - The Creator
Wing Name Unlock Quests "Tarnished" Drops Other Drops
Alexander - The Eyes of the Creator A Gob in the Machine & The Coeurl and the Colossus Tarnished Alexandrian Bolt Tarnished Alexandrian Pedal Tarnished Alexandrian Chain
Alexander - The Breath of the Creator Biggs and Wedge's Excellent Adventure Tarnished Alexandrian Bolt Tarnished Alexandrian Pedal Tarnished Alexandrian Lens
Alexander - The Heart of the Creator Thus Spake Quickthinx Tarnished Alexandrian Crank Tarnished Alexandrian Spring Tarnished Alexandrian Lens
Alexander - The Soul of the Creator Judgment Day Tarnished Alexandrian Crank Tarnished Alexandrian Spring Tarnished Alexandrian Shaft Alexandrian Gear Alexander Prime Card Alexander Exoplating Toy Alexander

Savage Difficulty[edit]

In order to unlock each section's Savage difficulty, you must complete all of the normal difficulty wings for the equivalent section and 1 quest. (ie: To unlock Gordias (Savage), you must beat all of Gordias and the quest Enigma.) All the savage modes for each section are unlocked after completing the quest, but each wing must also be beaten in turn to unlock access to the next one. You do not need to complete the previous Savage section in order to unlock the next one.

Savage Loot[edit]

Unlike Normal/Story difficulty, Savage difficulty raids DO drop actual loot. They also drop a Manifesto page, which is used to purchase the same gear (useful if your job's gear does not drop, but you acquire the right number of Manifesto pages to purchase one separately.)

  • Please see each individual wing's page for the specific loot received, as it is too numerous to list in the tables below.


Alexander - Gordias (Savage)[edit]

After completing Alexander - Gordias, players who complete the Enigma and A Song of Steam and Steel quests can access Savage difficulty! The Minimum Item Level to enter varies, depending on the wing.

Alexander - Gordias (Savage)
Wing Name Unlock Quests Min. iLevel Manifesto Drop Gear Drops (Slot) Other Drops
Alexander - The Fist of the Father (Savage) Enigma & A Song of Steam and Steel 190 Gordian Manifesto - Page 1
(Page 1)
Accessories (Rings, Earrings, Neklace, Bracelets)
Alexander - The Cuff of the Father (Savage) 195 Gordian Manifesto - Page 2
(Page 2)
Hands, Waist, Feet Illuminati Gobcoat
Alexander - The Arm of the Father (Savage) 200 Gordian Manifesto - Page 3
(Page 3)
Head, Legs Illuminati Gobtwine
Alexander - The Burden of the Father (Savage) 205 Gordian Manifesto - Page 4
(Page 4)
Body, Weapons, Tank Shield Illuminati Gobdip Gobwalker Gear Gobwalker Shielding

Alexander - Midas (Savage)[edit]

Players who complete Alexander - Midas along with the quests A Gob in the Machine and A Refrain for the Undaunted can enter Savage difficulty! The Minimum Item Level to enter each wing varies, depending on the wing.

Alexander - Midas (Savage)
Wing Name Unlock Quests Min. iLevel Manifesto Drop Gear Drops (Slot) Other Drops
Alexander - The Fist of the Son (Savage) A Gob in the Machine & A Refrain for the Undaunted 215 Midan Manifesto - Page 1
(Page 1)
Accessories & Waist
Alexander - The Cuff of the Son (Savage) 220 Midan Manifesto - Page 2
(Page 2)
Feet*, Hands*, Head* High-capacity Tomestone Illuminati Dark Gobcoat
Alexander - The Arm of the Son (Savage) 225 Midan Manifesto - Page 3
(Page 3)
Feet*, Hands*, Head*, Legs Illuminati Deep Gobdip Illuminati Taut Gobtwine
Alexander - The Burden of the Son (Savage) 225 Midan Manifesto - Page 4
(Page 4)
Body, Weapons, Tank Shield Faustlet Brute Justice Card

* - Healing and DPS items are split between these two locations. Please refer to the wing's page to see the exact information.

Alexander - The Creator (Savage)[edit]

After completing the quests Of Endings and Beginnings and Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Retells Your Story, players will be granted access to Savage difficulty. The Minimum Item Level to enter each wing varies, depending on the wing.

Alexander - The Creator (Savage)
Wing Name Unlock Quests Min. iLevel Information Needed Manifesto Drop Gear Drops (Slot) Information Needed Other Drops Information Needed
Alexander - The Eyes of the Creator (Savage) Of Endings and Beginnings & Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Retells Your Story 245 Alexandrian Manifesto - Page 1
(Page 1)
Alexander - The Breath of the Creator (Savage) 250 Alexandrian Manifesto - Page 2
(Page 2)
Alexander - The Heart of the Creator (Savage) 255 Alexandrian Manifesto - Page 3
(Page 3)
Alexander - The Soul of the Creator (Savage) 255 Alexandrian Manifesto - Page 4
(Page 4)