The Loop (Games)
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- Central Temenos - 2nd Floor is a subsection of the Temenos zone in the Limbus region.
- It is reached via the Teleport-Holla crag entrance to Al'Taieu.
- Enter by trading a Scarlet Chip to the Matter Diffusion Module in Temenos.
- Cosmo-Cleanse and White Card key items are required for entry.
- 45 minute limit, no extensions.
- There is only one level, and only one chest (Items).
- Drops AF+1 materials for DRK, BLM, RNG, PLD, BST, PUP, DNC.
- Typical Ancient Beastcoin yield: 40
- Reward for completion: Cerulean Chip
|Item (Job)||Final Chest|
|Benedict Silk (WHM)|
|Cbl. Myth. Sheet (DRG)|
|Chameleon Yarn (RNG)|
|Coiled Yarn (BRD)|
|Dark Orichalcum (DRK)|
|Diabolic Silk (BLM)|
|Ecarlate Cloth (WAR)|
|Filet Lace (DNC)|
|Glittering Yarn (SMN)|
|Luminian Thread (BLU)|
|Pantin Wire (PUP)|
|Plaited Cord (NIN)|
|Ruby Silk Thread (RDM)|
|Scarlet Odoshi (SAM)|
|Silkworm Thread (COR)|
|Smalt Leather (BST)|
|Snowy Cermet (PLD)|
|Supple Skin (THF)|
|Ut. Gold Thread (MNK)|
- Fire Elemental
- Additional Effect: Plague
- Water Elemental
- Additional Effect: Poison
- Thunder Elemental
- Additional Effect: Stun
- Earth Elemental
- Additional Effect: Petrify
- Air Elemental
- Additional Effect: Silence
- Ice Elemental
- Additional Effect: Paralyze
- Light Elemental x2
- Mystic Avatar (Carbuncle)
- You can pull the elementals on the raised platforms from below using a ranged attack from maximum range. Spells can hit the elementals only if you are hard up against the wall and even then must be inside of the very small indentation to gain the extra half step distance to be able to see the target.
- The elementals do not have the normal elemental physical damage resistance. They seem to have around 25% resistance to both physical and magic damage.
- When an Elemental/Avatar is defeated, the Elemental weak to its element becomes a Mystic Avatar.
- For instance, killing the Fire Elemental or Ifrit causes the Ice Elemental to turn into Shiva.
- If you follow the elemental weakness chain backwards you will only have to fight one avatar. For example, if you kill the elementals in order Fire, Water, Thunder, Earth, Air, the only elemental that becomes an avatar is Ice (Shiva). Conveniently, this is the natural order if you pull the higher ones from below.
- Shiva is one of the more difficult avatars; you can make your one avatar a safer one (say, Titan) at the cost of more running around.
- An optimal path to avoid fighting Shiva while still fighting only 1 avatar would be Water, Thunder, Earth, Air, Ice, Fire (Ifrit) requiring 2 passes past Carbuncle which should leave plenty of time to fight him (over 30 min).
- Astral Flow cannot be stunned, and does up to 2000 damage. It is blocked by a level difference, so keep your mages at a different height when fighting Avatars.
- The higher and lower sections of the corner rooms are not far enough apart in height.
- The ramps to the central room are exactly the right height, so pull the avatars to them.
- Have the mages stand at the very top and the avatar at the very bottom, or to one side of the ramp.
- Carol and Bar-spells (and Earthen Ward for Ninja) are critical for helping tanks survive Astral Flow.
- Defeating other Mystic Avatars and Elementals makes Carbuncle generally weaker.
- Carbuncle starts off with a massive Magic Defense Bonus against the basic six Elements. Defeating a Mystic Avatar or Elemental causes Carbuncle to lose this extra Magic Defense Bonus for that particular element, in addition to the general weakening. For instance, Black Mages should not use thunder spells if the thunder based Mystic Avatar or Elemental has not been defeated.
- You can sneak past Carbuncle and the Light Elementals by hugging the north wall of the central room. Carbuncle stares at the south wall. Be warned! They have a VERY large magic aggro range! There should be no casting once everyone hits the ramps going into the room and no casting in the upper room directly E/W of Carby.
- The lesser Elementals and Avatars typically drop 1-3 Ancient Beastcoins each.
- Carbuncle and the Light Elementals drop 6-8 Ancient Beastcoins each.
- Carbuncle has about 20,000 HP; the other Avatars and Elementals have about 7,000 HP.
Carbuncle and the elementals share hate.The Light Elementals follow and assist Carbuncle.
- The chest appears in the middle of the main room when Carbuncle and the Light Elementals are defeated.
- The final chest has ~6 Ancient Beastcoins, an AF+1 item, and the Cerulean Chip.
- The Light Elementals can be slept or pet pulled.
- You can Carbuncle pull the light elementals, make sure your target is not casting when your carbuncle dies or is released.
- Easily safed pet pulled all Light Elemental one by one without aggroing Carbuncle just running until your pet HP bar is no more visible on the screen
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