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Way of the Pugilist

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 1   Way of the Pugilist

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
This quest requires you to fight enemies in the open world.
Gagaruna: Ul'dah - Steps of Nald - Pugilists' Guild (x:9.5, y:10.2)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Ul'dah - Steps of Nald → Ul'dah - Aetheryte Plaza

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements

Pugilist Icon 3.png Pugilist (Level 1)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

Experience Points

Marmot Steak
Marmot Steak
Miscellaneous Reward
Unlocks Hunting Log Active Help
Edit Way of the Pugilist's Miscellaneous Reward
Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Gagaruna wishes you to reaffirm your desire to join the Pugilists' Guild.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Hamon, the master of the Pugilists' Guild.
  • Slay star marmots. 0/3
  • Slay huge hornets. 0/3
  • Slay snapping shrews. 0/3
  • Report to Hamon at the Pugilists' Guild.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png1My First HoraFeaturequest1 Icon.png My First Hora (Level 1)
071341.png5Harder than RockFeaturequest1 Icon.png Harder than Rock (Level 5)

Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved
Journal detail hr1 08.png Mobs Involved
Star MarmotHuge HornetSnapping Shrew

  • Gagaruna wishes you to reaffirm your desire to join the Pugilists' Guild.
  • You have been referred to Hamon, the master of the Pugilists' Guild. Seek him out by the training area.
  • Having formally accepted you into the Pugilists' Guild, Guildmaster Hamon instructs you to go forth and slay three shrews, three hornets, and three marmots.
  • You have succeeded in slaying the specified creatures. Report back to Hamon at the Pugilists' Guild.
  • Hamon is pleased with your showing against Thanalan's vermin population, and bids you apply yourself to your training.
※The next pugilist quest will be available from Hamon upon reaching level 5.

The next quest in this chain will vary, depending on whether your character started the game as a Pugilist or not.
"Harder than Rock" if you did, "My First Hora" if you did not start as one.

Ul'dah - Steps of Nald[edit]

Pugilists' Guild[edit]

So, are you ready to present yourself for the guildmaster's inspection? Master Hamon is among the greatest pugilists of our time. For long years the man ruled the bloodsands as the Holyfist, though he has since retired in favor of training aspiring fighters. You will find him overseeing his charges yonder. Go now and show to him the fighting spirit that burns within you!
Oh? You do not wish to join us, after all? The decision is ultimately yours, but know that few would spurn the opportunity to train under Hamon Holyfist. [1]
Heh heh... Past time you got your arse back here. Well? What did the dancer have to say about my...proposition? Eh!? Y-You're not my errand boy! There's no dancer─there never was! I'm not doing anything indecent, I swear to the gods! ...What? You're here to enroll? Ohoho, well, why didn't you say so sooner!? In my capacity as guildmaster, I would be glad to give you a primer on the art of hand-to-hand combat! Doubtless you already know this, but we pugilists fight with our fists and feet. While these don't deal as much damage as a blade, it hardly matters when you can land several blows for each swing of the sword. What we lack in destructive force, we more than make up for in speed and cunning. Under my guidance, not only will you master striking techniques... You'll also learn to string them together to deliver an endless flurry of blows! Only through such fierce combinations can a pugilist realize his potential! Yaaarrrgh! <cough> <wheeze> Crikey, I'm spent from all this talking. You ought to speak more, son─it'd give me a chance to catch my breath. But where was I? Ah, right. Joining the guild. Before you do so, I must warn you that the path of the pugilist is long and arduous. Do you believe you've got what it takes to go the distance? Be honest with yourself, now!
Eh!? You are...shockingly honest, son. 'Tis truly a shame you feel unready─I happen to like frankness in my charges.
Yes, you have fighting spirit─I can see it in your eyes. I see no reason to deny you a place in these halls. Welcome to the guild, son.
To help you on your way, I'll add some names to your hunting log─opponents that you might hone your skills against. And so as to make a budding pugilist of you, here's your very own pair of hora. They're a tad old and rusted, but that'll serve to make you look meaner, I reckon. Now, I have a mind to assign you your first lesson. Arm yourself with your weapons, and let me know when you're ready to begin.
For your first lesson, I want you to test your fledgling skills against the vermin of Thanalan. Get out there and put down three marmots, three hornets, and three shrews. Return here when the deed is done. Ah, you're back, and none the worse for the exertion. Youthful vigor's a truly blessed thing! You've gotten off to a fine start, son. To help you on your way, I want you to have this hunting log. Within you'll find the names of various creatures─opponents that you might hone your skills against. If you want to become strong, you mustn't neglect your training. Indeed, a pugilist is only as good as the number of strikes he's dealt. Get out there, Forename, and let your fists fly. When the time is ripe, I'll teach you something new. There's no limit to the potential of youth. I look forward to seeing you come into your own! Hah hah hah!
  1. If you say 'no' to joining the Pugilist guild.
  2. Only says this line if you did NOT start the game as a Pugilist.
  3. Only says this line if you DID start the game as a Pugilist.
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If starting the game as a Pugilist, your next quest will be Harder than Rock. If you started as a different class and picked up Pugilist as an extra class, then My First Hora will be next instead.

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