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FFXIV:ARR Ifrit Hard mode battle guide.

By: Zero2990 Oct 2, 2013 | 1 Comments

A guide to beating the first endgame raid boss, Ifrit 'Hardmode'

For those that follow my twitter, (@ZeroUktG by the way) you may know I finally reached endgame last week and from the get go it gets real!

After you finish the main quest line you will be sent to Vesper Bay to grab your first endgame quest you must head to Camp Drybone and the beast men stronghold to unlock the battle itself.

Ifrit HM was the first endgame fight upon beating the main story quest line. This is an 8 man fight which means there's no room for error, he hits very hard. His abilities are the near the same as Lv20 and the fight is fairly similar but just be aware of your surroundings, Ifrit's moves do follow patterns that are easy avoidable. 

Depending on your instance party it's wise to take a PLD for stun support and BLM or SMN for their AoE limit break. Both PLD and WAR are able to tank Ifrit with ease as long as he is positioned with his back to the party.

Incinerate
Front cone attack, should only effect your main tank. Deals minimal damage to all in range. With DPS attacking from behind this should be no problem for a quick heal to your tank.

Eruption. (Stunnable)
This will target a member of your party with an AoE attack, it's easy avoidable but depending on your tank setup have your PLD or WAR keep stun on cool down to interrupt this ability and avoid missing crucial heals and spells from the casters, if you are hit it can deal critical damage. In phase 2 Ifrit will cast multiple Eruptions so don't over do it with the stuns, he will build up resistance.

Vulcan Burst:
A knock back AoE attack that deals around 600 damage, can be avoided by ranged DPS and healers depending on your positioning.

At around 75% he will start casting Radiant Plume.

Radiant Plume:
For now he will only cast 2 versions of this and the order up to 50% hp will always be Outer rim then Middle. For casters and ranged DPS, stay far enough to avoid Vulcan Blast but be aware he will cast radiant plume so interrupt whatever you're casting. Later on he adds one more cast to this ability but I'll go over that in phase 2.

Crimson Cyclone
From the start of the fight around every 10-20% of hp we will warp to the side of the arena then zoom across the map in a line, if anyone is caught by this it will deal critical damage. To avoid this, crowd to the side of Ifrit or At 70% he will add a clone you can stack inbetween and after 50% he will add a third.

Phase 2 Infernal Nail and 50%-0%

Infernal Nail.
Like normal mode Ifrit spawns the Infernal nail at 50% but this time he will place 4 down, it's always important to go over the kill order before the fight, start at the one next to Ifrit and work your way around clockwise, if you have a BLM or SMN have them use the AoE limit break to kill them off quickly.
If you do not have AoE limits then have a Melee DPS limit the first nail, focus attack in the 2nd and 3rd and limit break the last. Have the best geared member always use the limit for maximum damage.

Hellfire.
If the Infernal nails aren't killed by the time limit it's instant K'O and a restart for the fight.

During phase 2 Ifrit uses all above abilities and Incineration twice as much. And adds his 3rd clone to Crimson Cyclone.
Every 30 seconds he will cast his 3 tier Radiant plume, this time after his middle plume all party members should stack up against Ifrit as Radiant Plume will cover the entire arena. The order is always run In/out/stack with around 10 seconds with each cast.

Ifrit is always a fun and challenging fight and hopefully your weapon will drop more frequently than mine.

Once I'm geared I will have Garuda and the dreaded Titan HM written

Thanks for reading,

@ZeroUKtG

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FFXIV free upgrade to PS4 for all PS3 players

By: Zero2990 Sep 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Free upgrades, always good :D

While Microsoft still have their fingers stuck up their asses Sony are fully emerged into cross platform with by far the best game this year Final Fantasy XIV.

Square Enix announced today that the PS4 beta will start in February while all PS3 players will be able to upgrade game version to the new system free of charge and that includes moving all characters over.

You can read the full article here.

http://m.uk.ign.com/articles/2013/09/09/final-fantasy-xiv-ps3-can-be-upgraded-to-ps4-for-free

Thanks for reading.

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FFXIV ARR Titan: Lord Of Crags Battle Guide

By: Zero2990 Sep 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

My 2nd FFXIV boss guide, Titan: Lord of crags Lv34

So we've all been having fun in the last couple of weeks and apart from the odd tough dungeon nothing really poised as a real threat.. Until now!

This has easily been my favourite fight so far as its enabled me to play a real support role and oversee the battle.
I struggled with Titan for a good few hours until I found a decent party through Duty Finder. Most players will be under equipped for the battle so make sure you have all up to date gear for Lv32-34

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FFXIV ARR Ifrit: Lord Of Inferno Battle Guide

By: Zero2990 Sep 7, 2013 | 1 Comments | Updated: Sep 12, 2013

A short Ifrit guide describing all of his moves and how to deal with them.

If you're new to MMO's or Final Fantasy this guide will breakdown the first boss you take on in game, Ifrit. Although he is the first major battle he does prove quite a challenge for beginners and will easily punish you if your party is reckless.

After a lengthy cut scene you will be thrown into the arena to take on the fire demon himself.
Bare in mind that as he is the first boss and your team mates may not understand the mechanics of the battles yet and may make the odd mistake, its always good to go over the battle plan before the fight, people will thank you for it.

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Mass Effect '4'?

By: Zero2990 Feb 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

Mass Effect 4 pointless news.

Just came across this while hunting for new DLC news on Mass Effect 3. I would write an entire story on why I just gave this a massive 'WTF!' And why the whole ME3 ending is now completely irrelevant but I'll let you read it for yourself. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-07-bioware-calling-the-next-game-mass-effect-4-is-a-disservice

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Upcoming features Jan/Feb in Halo 4

By: Zero2990 Jan 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

Still playing Halo 4? Rumour news is upon us!

So 343 are finally listening to the fans and adding 2 vs 2 on the playlist (excited Jimmy!?) As well as the 3 maps that me and GoukiJones have been confused about in the shipping maps.

All jan/feb info can be found here: http://computerandvideogames.com/385871/halo-4-dlc-release-plans-outlined/

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Halo Waypoint codes (free exp and armor)

By: Zero2990 Dec 16, 2012 | 6 Comments

Free exp Jimmys!!

Apologies if this has been posted before. Halo waypoint has codes for free exp and gear here. I've unlocked Raider gear and 20k exp today, Ill find more codes later.

http://www.gamefront.com/halo-4-secret-waypoint-codes-raider-armor-unlockables/

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Gaming Easter Eggs

By: Zero2990 Oct 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

What's your favourite gaming Easter eggs?

I'm not really a fan of Easter Eggs in games, I find it pointless hunting for a subtle hint of a Star Trek episode I don't watch or a prologue to Halo 4. I've been playing through Skyrim a lot recently and I have found a few that made me chuckle, 1. A fist fight in the Silver Blood Inn at Markarth when an onlooker shouted 'Remember, Hit the one in the middle' a cool reference to Rocky 4 when Rocky is talking to Duke in the corner 2. Possible Link from Zelda? A pit near Whiterun with an impaled elf wearing Links famous green tunic and hat. 3. Star Wars TESB, I can't exactly remember the cave but one where a Skeleton is hanging upside down from the ceiling pointing towards a sword stuck in a snow pile and also a lot of Snow trolls around. 4. The Hangover, one quest in the game seems to be the exact same plot as the movie, 3 groomsmen have lost their friend and have to retrace their steps to find him before he marries the next day. While retracing their steps they found out they had been up to no good the night before like stealing a goat.. There was a few more but I couldn't be bothered to write things out So Skyrim is full of funny little references to Bethesdas favourite games/Movies What does everyone else think of Easter eggs, does it add quirkiness to a game or take away the fun in moments?

 

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A little old school railing!!

By: Zero2990 Sep 27, 2012 | 6 Comments

Bringing back the old PWNER team!

So while most of you are stuck in Pandora (and yes I was supposed to be too but Amazon are out of stock) I've been playing and railing Halo Reach. Although its fun to play alone its boring with no one to talk to, so.. I wanna bring back the old Team USUK!! Most of you I haven't played with since the old Halo 2 days and some I stopped playing with on FFXI for various reasons.. (/disband) so if anyone's down for a night of Reach or Halo 3 then add me online, lets face it, you're gonna win with me!! drop me an invite before Halo 4 comes. Peace!!!

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Zero2990's Dead Island character build (Sam B)

By: Zero2990 Aug 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

I decided to start creating character builds because I see to many newbs online

So some of us was excited for Dead Island before release, No? Well I was and it turned out to be a pretty shitty game, that was before I looked at character builds that make this game actual fun.. Yes Dead Island is actually fun, can you imagine? 

So the last week I've been playing as the top hat sporting power house/rapper Sam B. Some people online have no idea how Sam should be played and opt for the machine gun approach, not in this build. I'll have you cracking undead skulls in no time.. From Lv1 as a matter of fact. This build looks at Combat and Survival skills only, Sams Fury tree may seem fun but it's about as useful as ...

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