Battle in the Big Keep

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How many realms has he traversed, and how many rivals has he felled? Gilgamesh journeys ever onward in his unending quest for the strongest of swords. But the road is long and lonesome, and a painted rooster─loyal and noble as the bird may be─can bring a man only so much comfort in the darkest and most trying of times. So it was that Gilgamesh turned to the heavens, pleading to be reunited with a long-lost companion. Be it by fortune or fate, his prayers were heard, and the stage for the final confrontation is set. To the victor goes the Treaty-Blade!
Zone Coordinates
South Shroud (24.8-24.9)


1 to 8 players (2 Tanks, 2 Healers, 4 DPS)
Class: Disciples of War or Magic
※ Limited jobs can participate only in a preformed party meeting party size requirements or an unrestricted party, and if duty rules allow.
Level: 50
※ Level will be synced upon entry.
Average Item Level: 90
※ While synced, all item stats are adjusted.
※ Role and item level restrictions are lifted for parties meeting minimum size requirements.

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2 2 4
Minimum Level: 50 (Sync from 50)
Minimum iLevel: 90
Time Limit: 60 Minutes
Unrestricted Party: Allowed
Echo Icon.png The Echo: Party wipe +10%
(Max 50%)
Epic Echo (Status Effect) Icon.png Epic Echo: Default +300%
Unlock Quest: Her Last Vow
Regular Duty: Trials: A Realm Reborn
Duty Roulette: Trials
Type: Trial
Zone: Amdapor Keep (Zone)
Region: The Black Shroud
Expansion: A Realm Reborn
Background Music: Battle on the Big Bridge (Original)
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Edit Battle in the Big Keep's Dialogue

Only present for Phase 1.
(Blue Mage Spell Acquisition)
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Gilgamesh has 2 distinct phases, with the following moves and mechanics.

Phase 1

Players will fight against both Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Phase 2 begins when Enkidu is killed; any damage done to Gilgamesh will be reset.

Attack Name Description
Aero II Used by Enkidu. Targets random players and does an AoE around them for moderate damage.
Web Used by Enkidu. Targets random players and applies a Heavy and a Slow, decreasing movement and attack speed.
Eerie Soundwave Used by Enkidu. Conal AoE that targets a random player.
White Wind Used by Enkidu. Heals Gilgamesh.
Bitter End Frontal cleave used by Gilgamesh. Players should avoid standing in front.
Missile Used by Gilgamesh. Marks a random player with a crosshair. After a few seconds, he will shoot a missile at the target, which deals damage in an area around them. They deal moderate damage and marked players should avoid standing near others.
Minimum Used by Gilgamesh. Two players will be tethered together and debuffed with Minimum, making them tiny and forcing them to deal less damage and take increased damage. This can be removed by the two tethered players moving close together.
Chicken Used by Gilgamesh. Random players will be transformed into chickens for ~25 seconds and be unable to use any skills or abilities.
Mini Tornado A wind puddle AoE randomly placed around the arena. These stay for quite a long time and multiples can appear. Standing in one will cause the player to take heavy damage and be knocked into the air. Chickens can run into the tornadoes and take 0 damage, but will still be knocked into the air.
Whirlwind Slash A large AoE centered on Gilgamesh.
Pradamante Used by Gilgamesh. Targets a random player with an AoE.

Advice and Tips

  • Tanks should each pick up a boss and keep them on seperate sides of the room, with the group focusing on Enkidu.
  • Any Chickened players should run through the Mini Tornadoes so other players don't have to and prevent build up.

Phase 2

Begins inside the keep after Enkidu is slain and the group moves inside.

Attack Name Description
Moonlight A roomwide AoE that deals moderate damage. Can be avoided if players are standing on the slightly raised parts of the arena (won't have the light glow of the AoE. Needs confirmation).
Bitter End Frontal cleave on the MT. Avoid standing in front.
Icewind Multiple crisscrossing white line AoEs will form, with squares of safe spots beneath them. Immediately after, additional crisscrossing line AoEs will cover up the previous safe spots, with new safe spots where they previously covered.
Bloomshower Multiple pink curved AoEs that spawn across the entire room. When looked at together, has the appearance of a large flower.
Iron Chain Used after Gilgamesh reaches 90%. Chains a random player (generally a healer?) to the boss, ensnaring them and preventing the use of actions and movement and also afflicting them with Bleed. A targetable Iron Chain will spawn around them; other players must kill it to free the afflicted player. The closer Gilgamesh is to the chain, the harder it is to kill.
Sword Dance Frontal multihit cleave attack on the MT. Basically a tankbuster. Other players should avoid standing in front; the MT can also just walk behind the boss to avoid all the damage from it.
Giga Jump Gilgamesh will leap to a random party member, dealing damage in an AoE around him. Immediately followed by Masamune.
Masamune Used immediately after Giga Jump. Gilgamesh will charge back to the MT, dealing moderate damage to anyone in his path.
Dragon's Head Four of these adds will spawn equidistant around the arena and float around the edge, occasionally using Dragonfire, a line AoE. If they are not killed after 50 seconds, they will fly away and use Dragonstrike.
Lightning Orbs Multiple purple orbs will spawn in either the center or in a ring around the edge of the arena. Players will need to move to dodge these, and then immediately move back in as a secondary set of orbs will spawn in what was previously the safespot.
Dragonstrike A raid-wide AoE used by the Dragon's Heads for moderate damage for each head left alive after 50 seconds.
Whirlwind Slash A large AoE centered on Gilgamesh.

Advice and Tips

  • At least three of the Dragon's Heads should be killed to avoid excessive damage from Dragonstrike.
  • When he uses Giga Jump, move out of the way between him and the MT so you aren't hit by Masamune.
  • Move through him when he starts using Sword Dance to avoid extra damage.
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(Fixed Rate Drop)

Bartz Klauser Card

Faded Copy of Battle on the Big Bridge

Drop Table (3)
Item Type iLvl Requirements Stats
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Enkidu (Item)
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 Minion   That green is not coming out, even with multiple washings.

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Bartz Klauser Card
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 Triple Triad Card  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
A legendary (★★★★★) card used in the game Triple Triad.
Card No. Ex. 5

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Faded Copy of Battle on the Big Bridge
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 Orchestrion Roll  &00000000000000010000001&00000000000000010000001
Req. Level 1
Timeworn pages of sheet music containing the full score for Battle on the Big Bridge.

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