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| name = Project: Shantottofication
| name = Project: Shantottofication
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| npc = Mahogany Door In [[Sacrificial Chamber]]
| npc = Mahogany Door in [[Sacrificial Chamber]]
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Revision as of 21:04, July 31, 2010

Mission Name Project: Shantottofication
Number 13
Start NPC Mahogany Door in Sacrificial Chamber
Reward 750EXP, Tonberry Key (not to be confused with Tonberry Key)
Repeatable Yes
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  • Check the Mahogany Door in the Sacrificial Chamber for a cutscene.
  • Check it again to enter the battlefield.
    • Any player can help with this fight, regardless of add-on progress or even if they have the add-on at all. Any player with 0 Hexes in their possession will receive all the buffs equivalent to having all 16 Hexes. Players wishing to receive credit for the fight must collect at least 1 Hex, though it is strongly recommended to collect all 16 or to purchase them from Squintrox Dryeyes in Port Jeuno. Please note that if at least 1 Hex is collected, you must collect the other 15 to receive full buffs.

Tablet of Hexes

  • Any Hexes you possess upon entry are consumed. If all 16 are collected, you will be bestowed the following enhancements:
    • Primary stats (STR, DEX, etc) and six elemental resistances (all except Light and Darkness) will be increased by 150.
      • This is not a typo. However, note that for practical purposes (particularly melee damage), you will still be inflicting relatively normal damage.
    • Maximum HP/MP will be multiplied by 3. This will also affect HP/MP granted by gear and food, so plan accordingly.
      • HP and MP recovered while healing is not enhanced. In case of a wipe, mages should plan to bring MP restorative medicines and/or hMP food to help speed up MP recovery. %HP/MP recovery items will naturally be more effective than fixed value recovery medicines.
      • Enhanced HP will affect Job Abilities that are HP-dependent. For example, Devotion can restore over 800 MP. For Scholars, Sublimation may be too time-consuming to charge for this fight.
    • The potency of most spells is enhanced. For example, Magic Fruit can cure 550 HP. However, Cura is not affected.
    • Blood Pact power will be enhanced. For example, Healing Ruby II can cure 800 HP. Note that Elemental Siphon is not enhanced.
    • A special Reraise is applied that does not inflict weakness upon use. Note that it does not fully restore HP and MP upon use and will only function once.
      • This Reraise will not be removed if you are ejected from the battlefield.
  • As stated above, players without any Hexes in their possession will receive all the above buffs, regardless of their progress in the add-on.

The Battle

See Discussion page for strategy information.

This is a 30-minute, uncapped battle against D. Shantotto (Black Mage - Shadow Coat Set) and Shantotto (Black Mage - Errant Houppelande Set). Buffs and TP will wear upon entry, and EXP is not lost upon death.

Each Shantotto rages separately.

  • Each Shantotto will only rage once at each HP interval, meaning if you wipe and Reraise, the raged Shantotto will not rage again at 75%, 50%, etc.
  • When raged, Shantotto will only nuke with Tier I spells, but at a much faster rate.
  • Slow is less than 10% and is overwritten by Haste and Refueling.
  • Paralyze is extremely potent (70-80% proc rate). It should be removed as soon as possible.
  • Both Shantottos must be defeated in order to win.


  • Everyone participating in the fight for credit should collect all 16 Hexes.
  • Everyone should have their 2-hour abilities ready for use.
  • All Mages should bring a stack or more of Echo Drops and some form of MP recovery food and/or medicine.
  • Damage dealers should bring ATK-based foods, and, while not strictly necessary, an Icarus Wing is helpful.
  • Remedies are useful, but not necessary, for this fight.
  • For melee-burns, 2 White Mages are extremely helpful, if not essential. It is possible to clear this fight with Red Mages and Scholars instead, but beware that lower healing potency and lack of Area of Effect healing magic will make the fight considerably more difficult.
  • Heavier damage dealers should come /WAR, /SAM, or /THF to this fight. Lighter damage dealers and kiters should still come /NIN. Shadow Images will absorb single-target spells and melee strikes, but not Area of Effect Weapon Skill damage.
  • A Bard or Corsair is helpful, but not essential, both for buffs and kiting one of the Shantottos.
  • Neither Shantotto appears to resist Souleater.
  • The Blue Magic spell, Saline Coat, and the Corsair roll, Magus's Roll, greatly reduce damage taken from magic and are highly useful for this fight if they are available.
  • A common winning strategy is to have one member hold Shantotto in the circle while the rest of the party defeats D. Shantotto by the entrance.
  • Parties with 4 or more Summoners can clear this with relative ease, but also are at high risk of wiping. Beware of Silence, enmity generation, and Weapon Skill damage when attempting to use Blood Pacts.
  • Alexander's Perfect Defense will dramatically decrease weaponskill, skillchain and magic damage taken as well as greatly increase the party's resistance to their enfeebling effects.
  • Unfortunately, Elemental Magic is ineffective for this fight.

Note for XBox Users

XBox users may experience a glitch, causing a system freeze to occur on either an enemy weapon skill or on the cutscene after a win. This problem MAY be alleviated by using the original disk and not an expansion.Exclamation Also be aware, your expansion disk will temporarily become unreadable by your XBox. To correct this, simply turn off the XBox and reboot POL with the original disc. <Infidelity 04:37, November 20, 2009 (UTC)>

Game Description

Mission Orders
The inimitably fiendish Shantottofication curse, if allowed to wreak havoc on the land, would spell the end of the world as we know it. Only you can prevent an unimaginable fate from befalling Vana'diel!

Game Script


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