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The Coils of Bahamut

The Binding Coil of Bahamut

Note: All participants receive an immediate 30% Echo bonus upon entry.

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Primal Quest:
In a Titan Spot from Y'shtola at The Waking Sands, Western Thanalan (X:11,Y:13)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Bahamut Quest (Level 50):
Primal Awakening from Urianger at The Waking Sands, Western Thanalan (X:11,Y:13)

Entry Requirements:
• Turn 1 - Level 50, Item Level 70
• Turn 2 - Level 50, Item Level 73
• Turn 3 - Level 50, Item Level 70
• Turn 4 - Level 50, Item Level 77
• Turn 5 - Level 50, Item Level 82

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 2 Tanks, 4 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

The Second Coil of Bahamut

Note: All participants receive an immediate 20% Echo bonus upon entry.

Prerequisites: Complete The Binding Coil of Bahamut Turn 5
Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Bahamut Quest:
Alisaie's Pledge from Urianger at The Waking Sands, Western Thanalan (X:11,Y:13)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Bahamut Quest (Level 50):
Another Turn in the Coil from Urianger at The Waking Sands, Western Thanalan (X:11,Y:13)

Entry Requirements:
• Turn 1 - Level 50, Item Level 90
• Turn 2 - Level 50, Item Level 95
• Turn 3 - Level 50, Item Level 100
• Turn 4 - Level 50, Item Level 105

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 2 Tanks, 4 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

The Second Coil of Bahamut (Savage)

Note: No Echo bonus is granted at this time.

Prerequisites: Complete The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 4
Complete the Wandering Minstrel Quest:
The Ultimate Ballad from Alys at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:8)

How to Unlock: Side Story Quest: Wandering Minstrel Quest (Level 50):
Sing Me Another Song from Alys at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:8)

Entry Requirements:
• Turn 1 - Level 50, Item Level undefined
• Turn 2 - Level 50, Item Level undefined
• Turn 3 - Level 50, Item Level undefined
• Turn 4 - Level 50, Item Level undefined

Party Setup: 8 Players (no role requirements)

Access: Duty Finder (Full party only)

The Final Coil of Bahamut

Note: All participants receive an immediate 20% Echo bonus upon entry.

Prerequisites: Complete The Second Coil of Bahamut Turn 4
Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Bahamut Quest:
Alisaie's Resolve from Alisaie at Northern Thanalan (X:20,Y:17)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Bahamut Quest (Level 50):
Fragments of Truth from Urianger at The Waking Sands, Western Thanalan (X:11,Y:13)

Entry Requirements:
• Turn 1 - Level 50, Item Level 110
• Turn 2 - Level 50, Item Level 115
• Turn 3 - Level 50, Item Level 120
• Turn 4 - Level 50, Item Level 123

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 2 Tanks, 4 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

The Crystal Tower

Labyrinth of the Ancients

Prerequisites: Complete the Main Scenario Quest:
The Ultimate Weapon (The Praetorium) from Raubahn at Northern Thanalan (X:15,Y:16)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Crystal Tower Quest (Level 50):
Legacy of Allag from Outlandish man at Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:8)
Sanding it Down from Rammbroes at Mor Dhona (X:30,Y:12)
A Performance for the Ages from Rammbroes at Mor Dhona (X:30,Y:12)
Labyrinth of the Ancients from G'raha Tia at Mor Dhona (X:30,Y:12)

Entry Requirements: Level 50, Item Level 50

Party Setup: Alliance of three parties: 2 Healers, 2 Tanks, 4 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

Syrcus Tower

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Crystal Tower Quest:
Labyrinth of the Ancients from G'raha Tia at Mor Dhona (X:30,Y:12)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Crystal Tower Quest (Level 50):
For Prosperity from G'raha Tia at Mor Dhona (X:30,Y:12)
Syrcus Tower from Rammbroes at Mor Dhona (X:30,Y:12)

Entry Requirements: Level 50, Item Level 70

Party Setup: Alliance of three parties: 2 Healers, 1 Tank, 5 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

The World of Darkness

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Crystal Tower Quest:
Syrcus Tower from Rammbroes at Mor Dhona (X:30,Y:12)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Crystal Tower Quest (Level 50):
The World of Darkness from Rammbroes at Mor Dhona (X:30,Y:12)

Entry Requirements: Level 50, Item Level 90

Party Setup: Alliance of three parties: 2 Healers, 1 Tank, 5 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

Alexander

Alexander - Gordias

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Note: Follow the Alexander side story quests to unlock each of the raid's floors in succession.

Prerequisites: Complete the Heavensward Main Scenario Quest:
Heavensward from Guidance Node at Azys Lla (X:16,Y:22)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Alexander Quest (Level 60):
Disarmed from Slowfix at Idyllshire (X:7,Y:6)

Follow-up Quests:
Steel and Steam from Biggs at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21,Y:18)
Tinker, Seeker, Soldier, Spy from Biggs at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21,Y:18)
The Pulsing Heart from Mide at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21,Y:18)

Entry Requirements:
• Floor 1 (The Fist of the Father) - Level 60, Item Level 170
• Floor 2 (The Cuff of the Father) - Level 60, Item Level 170
• Floor 3 (The Arm of the Father) - Level 60, Item Level 170
• Floor 4 (The Burden of the Father) - Level 60, Item Level 170

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 2 Tanks, 4 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

Alexander - Gordias (Savage)

Note: All participants receive an immediate 20% Echo bonus upon entry.

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Alexander Quest:
Enigma from Redbrix at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:23,Y:26)

How to Unlock: Side Story Quest: Wandering Minstrel Quest (Level 60):
A Song of Steam and Steel from The Wandering Minstrel at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:8)

Entry Requirements:
• Floor 1 (The Fist of the Father) - Level 60, Item Level 190
• Floor 2 (The Cuff of the Father) - Level 60, Item Level 195
• Floor 3 (The Arm of the Father) - Level 60, Item Level 200
• Floor 4 (The Burden of the Father) - Level 60, Item Level 205

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 2 Tanks, 4 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

Alexander - Midas

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Note: Follow the Alexander side story quests to unlock each of the raid's floors in succession. There is no longer any loot restriction.

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Alexander Quest:
Enigma from Redbrix at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:23,Y:26)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Alexander Quest (Level 60):
Rearmed from Roundrox at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.7,Y:18.8)

Follow-up Quests:
The Folly of Youth from Biggs at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.7,Y:18.8)
Toppling the Tyrant from Mide at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.7,Y:18.9)
One Step Behind from Backrix at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.8 Y:18.9)
A Gob in the Machine from Backrix The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.8 Y:18.9)

Entry Requirements:
• Floor 1 (The Fist of the Son) - Level 60, Item Level 200
• Floor 2 (The Cuff of the Son) - Level 60, Item Level 200
• Floor 3 (The Arm of the Son) - Level 60, Item Level 200
• Floor 4 (The Burden of the Son) - Level 60, Item Level 200

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 2 Tanks, 4 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

Alexander - Midas (Savage)

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Note: There is no longer any loot restriction.

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Alexander Quest:
A Gob in the Machine from Backrix The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.8 Y:18.9)

How to Unlock: Side Story Quest: Wandering Minstrel Quest (Level 60):
A Refrain for the Undaunted from The Wandering Minstrel at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:8)

Entry Requirements:
• Floor 1 (The Fist of the Son) - Level 60, Item Level 215
• Floor 2 (The Cuff of the Son) - Level 60, Item Level 220
• Floor 3 (The Arm of the Son) - Level 60, Item Level 225
• Floor 4 (The Burden of the Son) - Level 60, Item Level 225

Party Setup: 8 Players (role requirements depend on Raid Finder settings)

Access: Duty Finder

Alexander - The Creator

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Note: Follow the Alexander side story quests to unlock each of the raid's floors in succession. The loot restriction has been abolished.

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era Alexander Quest:
A Gob in the Machine from Backrix The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.8 Y:18.9)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Alexander Quest (Level 60)
The Coeurl and the Colossus from Mide at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.7,Y:18.8)

Follow-up Quests:
Biggs and Wedge's Excellent Adventure from Biggs at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:23.5,Y:23.9)
Thus Spake Quickthinx from Biggs at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.5,Y:19.5)
Judgment Day from Biggs at The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.7 Y:18.8)
Of Endings and Beginnings from Biggs The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:17.8 Y:22.3)

Entry Requirements:
• Floor 1 (The Eyes of the Creator) - Level 60, Item Level 245
• Floor 2 (The Breath of the Creator) - Level 60, Item Level 250
• Floor 3 (The Heart of the Creator) - Level 60, Item Level 255
• Floor 4 (The Soul of the Creator) - Level 60, Item Level 255

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 2 Tanks, 4 DPS

Access: Raid Finder

Alexander - The Creator (Savage)

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Note: Progression throughout the raid is saved on a weekly basis, floors must be completed in order.

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era Alexander Quest:
Of Endings and Beginnings from Biggs The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:17.8 Y:22.3)

How to Unlock: Side Story Quest: Wandering Minstrel Quest (Level 60)
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Retells Your Story from The Wandering Minstrel at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:8)

Entry Requirements:
• Floor 1 (The Eyes of the Creator) - Level 60, Item Level undefined
• Floor 2 (The Breath of the Creator) - Level 60, Item Level undefined
• Floor 3 (The Heart of the Creator) - Level 60, Item Level undefined
• Floor 4 (The Soul of the Creator) - Level 60, Item Level undefined

Party Setup: 8 Players (no role requirements)

Access: Duty Finder (Full party only)

Loot Restriction: Each player will obtain 1 Midan Manifesto per Floor per week. When players replay a previously beaten Floor before the weekly reset, players will not be able to obtain gear or Midan Manifesto. Additionally, the number of treasure coffers that appear will also decrease. If 1 to 4 players are replaying a Floor, only a single treasure coffer will appear. If 5 to 7 players are replaying a Floor, no treasure coffers will appear. Players completing the Floor for the first time that week will still obtain Midan Manifesto.

Shadow of Mhach

The Void Ark

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Note: There is no longer a loot restriction on gear from chests and Mhachi Farthing. As of Patch 3.3, Mhachi Matter can no longer be obtained in The Void Ark, but can now be obtained in Dun Scaith.

Prerequisites: Complete the Heavensward Main Scenario Quest:
Heavensward from Guidance Node at Azys Lla (X:16,Y:22)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Shadow of Mhach Quest (Level 60):
Sky Pirates from Unquiet trader at Ishgard - The Pillars (X:14,Y:10)

Follow-up Quests:
To Rule the Skies from Utata at The Sea of Clouds (X:25,Y:5)

Entry Requirements: Level 60, Item Level 175

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 1 Tank, 5 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

The Weeping City of Mhach

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Note: There is no longer a loot restriction on gear from chests and Mhachi Pennies. As of Patch 3.5, Mhachi Matter can no longer be obtained in The Void Ark, but can now be obtained in Dun Scaith

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Shadow of Mhach Quest:
To Rule the Skies from Utata at The Sea of Clouds (X:25,Y:5)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Shadow of Mhach Quest (Level 60):
The Weeping City from Stacia at The Sea of Clouds (X:6.2,Y:5.8)

Follow-up Quests:
Freedom for Our Skies from Leofard at The Parrock, The Sea of Clouds (X:6,Y:6)

Entry Requirements: Level 60, Item Level 205

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 1 Tank, 5 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

Dun Scaith

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Prerequisites: Complete the Chronicles of a New Era: Shadow of Mhach Quest:
Freedom for Our Skies from Leofard at The Parrock, The Sea of Clouds (X:6,Y:6)

How to Unlock: Chronicles of a New Era: Shadow of Mhach Quest (Level 60):
Where Shadows Reign from Leofard at The Parrock, The Sea of Clouds (X:6,Y:6)

Follow-up Quests:
A Redbill Farewell from Leofard at The Parrock, The Sea of Clouds (X:6,Y:6)

Entry Requirements: Level 60, Item Level 235

Party Setup: 2 Healers, 1 Tank, 5 DPS

Access: Duty Finder

Loot Restriction: Each player may only obtain 1 item from chests each week. Additionally, upon completing Dun Scaith, players can also earn a separate reward once per week. This reward can be exchanged with Bertana in Idyllshire (X:5.9,Y:5.2) for items used to enhance equipment purchased with Allagan Tomestones of Scripture.