Preliminary testing

I brought a friend and attempted this Ops as RDM/WHM and WAR/NIN. Wasn't sure what to do, but the mission description mentioned using Snolls to deal damage to the Beastman stronghold. So, we headed to Castle Zvahl, cleared a path through the Demons there to a Zvahl Fortalice, and pulled one of the Icefall Snolls there. We fought the Snoll until it blew up, but it did not apparently have any effect on the Zvahl Fortalice. We destroyed the Zvahl Fortalice afterward, but there was no indication that the Ops had been completed.

For our second attempt, we pulled an Icefall to the area populated by Campaign NMs. While it was impossible to tell just where the Fortifications would be during an actual Campaign Battle, we pulled the Icefall to a location that seemed likely and blew it up there. There was no apparent effect. We left at that point as it was getting late, but I suspect that we simply didn't choose the right place to blow up our Snoll. Further testing is required. --Spanner 05:28, April 1, 2010 (UTC)


I just tried it in Xarcabard [S]. When I kited it past the ??? for Slaughterhouse IV, it blew up, but then I got "The bombardment failed to inflict damage on the target." I'm guessing there's a tight time limit or something like that. --Elwynn 22:04, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

Partial Success

I tried this, ranked at 1 star for Windurst. OPed to Beaucadine [S], ran down the ramp to get the bomb. Popped it, used Stun to get it's attention, then ran up the ramp. Got seen by a Gawper, but it fell behind and deaggroed before I got to the fortifications. When I got there, I lead the bomb around to where the ??? is for Slaughterhouse IV before it went boom. I got mission complete, 343 XP. When reporting back to Emhi Tchaoryo, she said "It's alright, <name>. Not everything goes as we plan it. On the other hand, a success is a sucess. Good job!" and awarded me 858 AN. So I'm guessing there's some 'optimal' place you're supposed to let the bomb blow up for max AN. Liteholt 05:23, July 19, 2010 (UTC)

Just tried again, this time I let the bomb explode just behind the flag at the front of the Fortifications. Got 301 XP and 745 AN, and the "not everything goes as we plan it" speech again. Looks like more testing is needed to find the 'sweet spot' to let the bomb go kablooie at for max XP, or there's something we're missing entirely about this Op. --Liteholt 14:24, July 27, 2010 (UTC)

When I was leading the bomb, I saw it grow a size. It may be necessary to kite it around and let it get big enough to deal full damage to the fort. --KonDorXI 00:58, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

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