Raising the Sword

Sidequest1 Icon.png Lv. 70   Raising the Sword
Quest
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Rewardsicon.png Rewards
Gil
Gil Icon.png2,300
Guaranteed Rewards
Chivalrous Armor Coffer Icon.png Passage of Arms Icon.png 
Achievement Rewarded
026003.png Like a Knight in Shining Armor III
Informationicon.png Description
Mylla looks at you with a twinkle in her eye.
Objectivesicon.png Objectives
  • Triumph in the Ul Cup final
Issuing NPC: Mylla
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal -Gladiators' Guild  (9-12)
Type: Job Quest
Unlocks: Worth Fighting ForSidequest1 Icon.png
Requirements
Class: Paladin
Quest: Sidequest1 Icon.pngFade to Black Lotus
NPCs Involved: MyllaTournament RegistrarDour MeadowAdrienNanamoBlack LotusSpectating CraftsmanGreinfarrAldisSpectating MerchantPapashanScrubby Stripling
Mobs Involved: Aldis
NPC Locations
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Mylla in Merchant Strip at (9.4-12)
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Tournament Registrar in Merchant Strip at (9.5-12.4)
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Aldis in Merchant Strip at (9.3-12)
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Dour Meadow in Merchant Strip at (9.3-12.1)
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Scrubby Stripling in Merchant Strip at (9.3-12.1)
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Sidequest4 Icon.png Mylla in Merchant Strip at (9.4-12)
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Journal
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  • Mylla can barely contain her excitement as she informs you the Ul Cup final will go ahead. Your long-awaited match against Aldis will take place shortly; when you are ready, the tournament registrar will show you through to the arena.
  • No sooner do you arrive in the arena than a damnably curious spectator exposes Black Lotus as Aldis. Though the crowd is initially shocked, Mylla succeeds in rallying everyone behind the match. At this time, Nanamo steps in and gives her blessing for the contest to proceed. With no obstacles left to bar your way, you and Aldis finally square off. At the end of a furious clash, you emerge the victor and are crowned champion of the Ul Cup. Nanamo makes to present you with the promised tome of secret techniques, but Papashan confesses that such an item never existed. The true purpose in bringing together the highest names in swordplay, he explains, was to raise the gladiatorial arts higher, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the realm in the face of mutliple threats. At length, Nanamo turns her attention to the question of Aldis's banishment, and by a simple utterance grants him a royal pardon.
  • And so, after numerous twists and turns, the Ul Cup comes to a close. Mylla and Aldis await you back at the Gladiators' Guild.
  • Despite having received a pardon, Aldis chooses to continue his journey of self-discovery. Mylla protests, but he will not be swayed; his defeat to you made it clear he still wants for experience, and he will not know peace until he has gained it. As Aldis departs, he expresses his eagerness to meet you again in battle. In anticipation of that day, you resolve to continue striving for greater heights in your art.
Strategy
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You'll face Aldis, Sword of Nald. For the most part he uses normal gladiator moves, but with a few additions. There's no need to worry about hate, so stick to your DPS combos of Goring Blade and Royal Authority.

Shuddering Swipe will knock you back and then begin doing conal attacks that fan around into a semi-circle, so quickly move behind him to avoid them.

The Four Winds will deal arena-wide damage and leave a pair of Tainted Wind Sprites that will damage you if you're inside them. This is often combined with Shuddering Swipe, so take care not to get knocked back into them.

Shield Blast will leave you stunned for an extended period of time. This is immediately followed with Nald's Whisper, a growing circle AoE centered on you, so get out of it as soon as you are able.

Lunge Cut is an attack that takes him to your position, followed up immediately with a damaging conal attack Victory Slash. It carries a hefty knockback to it as well.

As the fight goes on, The Four Winds will summon more Wind Sprites and he'll combine it with Shield Blast and Nald's Whisper to give you a gauntlet to run through as you get out of the AoE. Shuddering Swipe will also begin doing a full circle, so be prepared to run between the AoEs as they go off. Other than that, just try to outlast Aldis and the title of Ul Cup Champion will be yours.

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