Alexander - The Burden of the Father

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The Illuminati would see the lofty ideals of the Enigma Codex turned into warped elitism, and have their primal play host to their chosen few. From within its walls, they would control the world with cold logic, and crush opposition with a fist of iron. With your eyes opened to the goblin scholars' true ambitions, you must make your way farther past the pumping pistons and grinding gears of the colossus. Can you and your comrades destroy the core therein, or will you fall and so allow your foes to wreak ruin across the realm?

Requirements: For eight players (2 tanks, 2 healers, 4 DPS)
※The above composition requirement is not imposed upon preformed parties.
Class: Disciples of War or Magic
Avg. Item Level: 170
Restrictions: Undersized parties are allowed/rewards are no longer weekly

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Type: Raid
Zone: The Burden of the Father
Region: Dravania
Minimum Level: 60
Synced Level: 60
Min iLvl: 170
Unlock Quest: The Pulsing Heart
Duty Finder: Raids (ARR & Heavensward)
Duty Roulette: Normal Raids
Expansion: Heavensward
Patch: Patch 3.01
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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
  • Defeat the Manipulator: 0/1
The Manipulator
The Manipulator has 3 distinct phases, during which it uses the following moves and mechanics.

Phase 1

Choose either the Right or Left Forleg to burn down and ignore the other; the remaining leg will fully regenerate upon one leg dying.

Attack Name Description
Aetherochemical Missile A small, unmarked AoE centered on the MT. Deals moderate damage. Players should avoid standing near the MT; standing on opposite sides of the leg works.
Quarantine The OT and a random DPS will be sucked into the sky and flung to a separate room with a single Panzer Doll. The two must kill this add to return to the fight. It has low health but has a frontal cleave, so the OT should tank it facing away from their DPS partner.
Orbs A random player will be marked with a large blue orb over their head. After a few seconds, multiple waves of orange orbs will appear from two of the intercardinal directions and begin moving towards the marked player. If they encounter a player, they explode in a medium sized AoE, damaging anyone in the radius around it. To avoid the death of the marked player, Other players should make sure to stand in the path of these orbs, alternating players to ensure no one dies from taking too many hits.
Mortal Revolution A raid-wide AoE that deals heavy damage. Only used after a leg has been killed and the boss is no longer vulnerable.

Advice and Tips

  • After killing the leg, The Manipulator will become vulnerable to damage for ~20 seconds. Players should save CDs and burn as much of the boss as possible.
  • Waiting for a Quarantine to go off and the players to come back before killing the leg will also ensure you have all players available to deal damage to the boss.

Phase 2

Uses all abilities from Phase 1 except Orbs.

Attack Name Description
Magitek Bits Four untargetable magitek bits will spawn along the edge of the arena and tether to a single person. After a few seconds, each bit will deal moderate damage to the person they are tethered to and everyone around them in a small AoE, resulting in death for taking all four hits. To avoid, other players can stand in the path of the tethers to take the tether from the targeted player, taking the damage themselves. Players should take at minimum two tethers from the targeted player.
Jagd Dolls Three Dolls will spawn at Northwest, Northeast, and South during Quarantine. Each remaining DPS must pick up one of the dolls and kill it. Every ~7 seconds, they will apply a stack of Luminous Aetheroplasm to everyone in a large AoE around them. Reaching 4 stacks will kill the player, meaning the DPS gotta keep 'em separated and burn them down ASAP.

Advice and Tips

  • The player marked by Magitek Bits should refrain from moving, as the tethers will move back to them if they are within line of sight of the Bits.

Phase 3

Uses all abilities from Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Attack Name Description
Judgement Nisi Each healer will be afflicted with a stacking debuff, one red and one blue. To start with they will have 5 stacks of the debuff. After a few seconds, it will explode, dealing higher damage the more stacks it has, and lose a single stack of the debuff. It is extremely important to stay spread apart for this and for all other players to keep far away from the healers. The debuff can spread to others, and will again start at 5 stacks on the newly debuffed player. If a player gets both debuffs, they will die.
Laser Diffusion Moderate raid-wide AoE damage.
Discord Multihit tankbuster and raid damage. Two sets of four AoEs will target random players in the raid while the tank is hit with Perpetual Ray, which deals increasing damage each hit.

Advice and Tips

  • Healers should be assigned to stand in the Southwest and Southeast for Judgement Nisi and other players should avoid standing near them.
  • Other attacks will happen during Judgement Nisi, including Magitek Bits. Players should ensure they take the tethers off of any healers that get it without getting too close, and not expect a healer to pick up a tether while they are dealing with the damage from Nisi.
  • Tanks should be sure to shield during Discord to prevent death by Perpetual Ray.
Chest 1
Tarnished Gordian Crank Icon.png Tarnished Gordian Spring Icon.png
Chest 2
Tarnished Gordian Shaft Icon.png Tarnished Gordian Crank Icon.png Tarnished Gordian Spring Icon.png
Chest 3
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(Fixed Rate Drop)
Precision Gordian Shaft Icon.png Gordian Gear Icon.png Compact Spring Icon.png
(Blue Mage Spell Acquisition)
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Drop Table (7)
Item Type iLvl Requirements Stats
 Compact Spring Icon.png  
Compact Spring
Gold chest icon.pngFATE Icon.png
 Other  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A delicate, metallic coil that was miraculously found undamaged after its previous owner was beaten to submission.

 Precision Gordian Shaft Icon.png  
Precision Gordian Shaft
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 Miscellany  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
An expertly crafted shaft discovered in Alexander's Gordias sector.

 Tarnished Gordian Crank Icon.png  
Tarnished Gordian Crank
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 Miscellany  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A uniquely crafted crank discovered in Alexander's Gordias sector.

Two cranks can be traded for special arm gear.

 Tarnished Gordian Shaft Icon.png  
Tarnished Gordian Shaft
Gold chest icon.png
 Miscellany  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A uniquely crafted shaft discovered in Alexander's Gordias sector.

Four shafts can be traded for special body gear.

 Tarnished Gordian Spring Icon.png  
Tarnished Gordian Spring
Gold chest icon.png
 Miscellany  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A uniquely crafted spring discovered in Alexander's Gordias sector.

Four springs can be traded for special leg gear.

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Gordian Gear
Gold chest icon.pngDesynthesis Icon.png
 Part  &0000000000000150000000150&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A round cog removed from Alexander's Gordias sector.

 Gobwalker Shielding Icon.png  
Gobwalker Shielding
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 Part  &0000000000000160000000160&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
Protective metal plating used in the fabrication of a magitek gobwalker G-VII.

The Gordian Gear technically drops from The Manipulator (the boss) himself, meaning only one player will have it appear in their inventory (if it drops) rather than every player getting one upon successful completion of this Raid.