Alexander - The Arm of the Son

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Although you succeeded in destroying the core of Gordias, it seems that was only a temporary measure. The walking fortress has stirred once more, and its left arm now rests on the banks of the Thaliak. The entrance lies open and unguarded, suggesting the goblins inside are as surprised as you. Take advantage of your enemy's unreadiness and face the Illuminati threat once more─hopefully for the last time.


One to 8 players (2 Tanks, 2 Healers, 4 DPS)
  • The above composition requirement is not imposed upon preformed parties.
Class: Disciples of War or Magic
Level: 60
Avg. Item Level: 200

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Type: Raid
Zone: The Arm of the Son
Region: Dravania
Minimum Level: 60
Synced Level: 60
Min iLvl: 200
Unlock Quest: Toppling the Tyrant
Duty Finder: Raids (ARR & Heavensward)
Duty Roulette: Normal Raids
Expansion: Heavensward
Patch: Patch 3.2
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MainIcon78.png Blue Mage Log:
Gil Icon.png 500 Allied Seal Icon.png 15 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics Icon.png 50
  • Clear the Upper Arm: 0/1
  • Arrive in Illuminus: 0/1
  • Arrive in the electrocution gallery: 0/1
  • Defeat Quickthinx Allthoughts: 0/1
Quickthinx Allthoughts
Quickthinx Allthoughts has 3 distinct phases, during which he uses the following moves and mechanics.

Phase 1

Attack Name Description
Floor Spikes Standing in them applies a temporary Vulnerability stack and Bleed debuff.
Sizzlespark Raid-wide AoE damage.
Sizzlebeam A random player is marked with a purple diamond marker. After a few seconds, the boss will turn to them and shoot a long line AoE at the target, afflicting them and anyone in the path with a heavy hitting DoT.
Uplander Doom Tankbuster. Applies stacking Physical Vulnerability Up debuff. Tanks should swap at ~4 stacks.
Zoomdoom Targets a random player with an orange circle marker, marking them for pickup for Jails. Any other players standing near them will also be picked up and dropped in the Jail, increasing the difficulty. Ensure you are not standing in the Spike Floor as the resulting explosion with the Vulnerability stack will kill you.
Jails Empty squares appear at each corner of the room. Players will be dropped in a jail after Zoomdoom is cast. Their job type will determine the jail they are placed in.
  • Padlock (DPS, NW): The jailed player must not move or use any actions or they will take heavy fire damage. Wait for the other players to destroy the lock to free them.
  • Alarum (DPS, NE): Kill the alarum before it goes off.
  • Lumbertype Magitek Vangob G-III (Tank, SW): Kill the add, avoid getting knocked back into the walls, which will freeze you and likely cause you to die. Will only target the OT for this unless they are already dead.
  • Concentrated Poison (Healer, SE): Stand on the gas vent to prevent it affecting the rest of the arena and heal through the damage.
Sturm Doll Spawns a large add that players need to kill ASAP. Be sure to save stuns to cancel Kugelblitz.
Panzer Doll Spawns a small add that players need to kill ASAP. If not killed in time, will explode and wipe the raid.

Advice and Tips

  • Make sure to stun the Sturm Doll for Kugelblitz as it's a heavy hitting raid-wide AoE.
  • The Panzer Doll will explode if not killed in time, so make sure it dies ASAP.
  • Healers be sure to find and stand the vent that's spewing green smoke so you don't kill your group.
  • DPS, if you're in the Padlock Jail, don't move. Any movement causes you to take moderate damage and can very easily kill you within a few seconds. Let your group kill the padlock so you can escape.

Phase 2

Happens at ~75% and ~25%. The spikes will lower and Shanoa will appear. The boss will use Sizzlebeam during this phase and Uplander Doom after the first True Heart.

Attack Name Description
Shanoa The boss' pet cat. Skips around the room and uses True Heart.
True Heart A heart appears and moves toward Quickthinx. After ~10 seconds, it will rapidly pick up speed and zoom towards the boss, applying a Damage Up buff if it reaches him. Must be destroyed before it reaches him. Use Stun/Heavy skills to slow it down.
Weight of the World 1-2 large metal balls roll around the room in straight lines, bouncing off walls, dealing damage and knocking back players in their path. Keep an eye on their direction and stay out of the way. Can obstruct the True Heart from sight.

Advice and Tips

  • The MT should keep moving the boss away from Shanoa to keep the most distance between the boss and the True Heart.
  • There is an Uplander Doom after/during the first True Heart, so be ready to tank swap.

Phase 3

Happens after the spikes go back up after Phase 2. Uses all abilities from Phase 1 in addition to those below.

Attack Name Description
Chain Bombs Five players will be chained to their own bomb. After a short time, they will explode, dealing damage to all players in a large AoE around them. Four players should take these bombs to the outer safe squares with one player in the middle to avoid excessive damage. Ensure you are not standing in the Spike Floor as the resulting explosion with the Vulnerability stack will kill you.

Advice and Tips

  • Just make sure not to stack the Bombs or be standing on the Spike Floor when they go off.
Chest 1
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Chest 2
Tarnished Midan Lens Icon.png Tarnished Midan Crank Icon.png Tarnished Midan Spring Icon.png
(Fixed Rate Drop)
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Drop Table (4)
Item Type iLvl Requirements Stats
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Compact Spring
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 Other  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A delicate, metallic coil that was miraculously found undamaged after its previous owner was beaten to submission.

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Tarnished Midan Crank
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 Miscellany  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A uniquely crafted crank discovered in Alexander's Midas sector.

Two cranks can be traded for special arm gear.

 Tarnished Midan Lens Icon.png  
Tarnished Midan Lens
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 Miscellany  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A uniquely crafted lens discovered in Alexander's Midas sector.

Two lenses can be traded for special headgear.

 Tarnished Midan Spring Icon.png  
Tarnished Midan Spring
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 Miscellany  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A uniquely crafted spring discovered in Alexander's Midas sector.

Four springs can be traded for special leg gear.

The weekly loot restriction was removed in Patch 3.3.