|One of the arenas for PvP battles. Fight last-man-standing battles in a circular shaped arena with walls and pillars to act as cover.
This is also the area where the Hall of the Novice training exercises take place.
Requirements: Completed A Pup no Longer (Maelstrom), A Pup no Longer (Immortal Flames) or A Pup no Longer (Twin Adder)
Restrictions: Must be level 50 or higher enter
|The Fold is a circular arena that plays host to simple last-man-standing PvP battles. It is also known as the Floating Colosseum due to its location in the middle of the ocean west of Limsa Lominsa. It is linked to the Wolves' Den Pier by the converted Maelstrom vessel Braveheart.|
Battles in The Fold are accessed through the Duty Finder.
The first step is to choose your format. Currently, Level 30, 40, and 50 battles are available, with Light Parties (4v4) currently available, and Full Parties (8v8) planned to be available in the future.
Fully premade parties will only face other premade parties; groups of 2 or 3 will tend to face other parties containing groups of 2 or 3 though this is not always possible.
After queuing up for the desired mode (On the class you want to participate as) and joining the instance when it becomes available, you will be moved to the Floating Colosseum arena and placed on one of two teams: The Fangs (Red) and the Claws (blue).
Once inside the area, you will appear in a small cage and have 60 seconds to prepare, buff up, and strategize with your team (This also gives you time to recover if you changed classes prior to entry). After the 60 seconds have passed, the gates will open and the battle begins. The rules are simple: KO all players on the opposing team before they do the same. The battle ends as soon as all players on one team are KO'd at the same time, or the time limit expires.
Once the battle is over a winner will be declared and a battle summary scoreboard will be shown revealing the names of the participants, the world from which they hail, their kill score, damage dealt and healing done. If neither team defeats the other within 30 minutes, the battle will end in a draw; however it is extrordinarily unusual for a match to last longer than 10 minutes. The vast majority of matches take less than 5 minutes.
PvP EXP () and Wolf Marks () are earned for participating, based on the your PvP Rank vs that of the opponents, with more EXP and marks awarded for winning than losing. These Wolf Marks can be used to purchase Item Level 70, 90 and 100 weapons and armor for all classes at the Wolves' Den Pier from the following NPCs
|Storm Private (Arms Supplier)||Storm Sergeant (Arms Supplier)||Storm Private (Armor Outfitter)||Storm Sergeant (Armor Outfitter)|
|Item Lvl 70/90/100/110/180 Weapons||Item Lvl 205 Weapons||Item Lvl 70/90/100/110/180 Armor||Item Lvl 200 Armor|