Included the info that you can bypass the mini-quest if you include a party member who holds the orb allready. --Cemalidor 08:00, 12 June 2007 (GMT+1)

Question, if the sentence about the leeches in the Yagudo crest part serious? Did the part two times the last weekend and the leeches never did be a problem at all, staying in the pool in the middle. Cemalidor 08:15, 12 June 2007 (GMT+1)


When doing the Davoi section, and the quest: Crimson Orb. The Curse effect only last 10 mins. So I was back to full when I got to the wall. (But it take me a while due to not having a map >.<) —............................................ Zeekk 13:38, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Also worth noting is that it is unlike the Beadeaux curse and can be Cursnaed or Healing Waltzed as soon as it is received. Just tested on DNC57/NIN28 while soloing G3 InfamousDS 19:39, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Speed Boost

I used my Sprinter's Shoes upon entering Castle Oztroja, and was able to run the whole thing, including properly looking up all the passwords, in much less than one game day. I started at around 0700 game time, and clicked the ??? at just after midnight. This also included being able to light the torch and make it through the last brass door solo (with less than a second to spare). Just my two gil worth. Klaital 23:07, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

First two parts are easily soloable with sneak/invis. Brought my 75 PLD friend with me for Castle Oztroja to help with doors, and possible aggro from NM by the ???, in the end he ran in, aggroed the mobs as i checked the ??? then as soon as i done that, I cast escape and LB3 was done :) btw i was 59WHM/29BLM, he was 75PLD/37RDM (for Phalanx). And we guessed the passwords :) Gideetudee 10:48, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Best Route in Castle Oztroja

If you're going to collect the passwords, get the first two, then get order of levers for the wooden door, once you have those, the path from that point pretty much takes you directly to the third brass statue. This saves you several minutes backing and forthing. I did all three passwords without speed enhancements in about half an hour.

When you finally get to input the passwords, they are case sensitive.--McGoonagle 02:11, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Limit Break Article

Is there an article that mentions how the level caps work with links to all 5 limit break / genkei (sp) quests? I'd like to create one if there is not. Also, on that note, what would be the appropriate article template to use in creating such an article? I was searching for "limit break" today and couldn't find the quests... I ended up just going to Shattering Stars (I just happened to remember that one), then going back two quests to the one I was looking for: G3. There's gotta be a better way to do this. I'm sure I'm not the only one searching for these quests this way. --Boswen 00:53, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Windurst Mission overwriting Davoi?

Just started my LB3. I'm doing a Windurst rank 8 mission at the same time (Vain), and Sedal will only give me the text for that mission. Tried zoning, retouching the wall, talking to him again but it didn't change anything. Just a potential warning for anyone doing the two at the same time.

Edit: Discovered under the Sedal-Godgal page that it already says that.--Anselme 16:54, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Yagudo Crest Soloable with Careful Planning

I just managed to solo the entire Castle Oztroja portion with a lot of careful planning. I'm currently Let's Playing Final Fantasy XI and I was the most uneasy about that particular part(In the past it has ALWAYS given me problems, not on camera or on air at all.). For anyone else prospecting to solo Oztroja, have faith, because it IS possible(Just nervewracking!). When the video is released on my channel, I will have to definitely share it on the talk page! :3

The first step in careful planning is definitely to USE YOUR MAP MARKERS, they saved me from taking any of the blocked routes and kept me focused the entire trip. I hiccupped in getting the third password, but it was easily fixed by running over and then Fleeing the negligible distance to make up for lost time. Mark your STATUES, mark the PATH YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE, mark the BLOCKED ROUTES/ROUTES YOU NEED TO TAKE BACK TO THE NORMAL PATH. It all helps far more than realized at first glance.

The second step in careful planning for Oztroja is to HAVE SPEED ENHANCEMENT. I wanted to level Dancer to 55 and subjob THF to have two forms of movement enhancement, but since I'm trying to highlight each job fairly and move the Let's Play forward, I decided to just go as PUP 60/THF 30.

The third step in careful planning, for sure, is to MAKE MACROS FOR THE SITUATION. I had used a brand new macro page and here are the macros I had set:

Flee (Line1: '/ja "Flee" <me>')

Flee recast (Line1: '/recast "Flee"')

Powder (Line1: '/item "Prism Powder" <me>')

Flee + Powder (Line1: '/ja "Flee" <me>', Line2: '/wait 1' Line3: '/item "Prism Powder" <me>')

I pounded that recast macro like no tomorrow, turned out I only used Flee around three or four times and still had a lot of time to spare. Prism Powders are MUCH faster than casting Jig or Invisible, so that was definitely a factor considered as well.


As a Puppetmaster, I had set up Mushroom(My automaton.) as Valoredge Head and Frame. I made sure to have Strobe, Shock Absorber, Accelerator, Armor Plate I & II, Auto Repair-Kit I & II, and a few other miscellaneous attachments. He had 1.6k HP with my Puppetry Tobe on at the time, and if I needed to save time/get out of a sticky situation I was going to deploy him to aggro/link the Yagudo from the torch or to look away from the crest. I didn't NEED to, but it was an option.

Always, ALWAYS have Reraise after you fall through the door, and Flee if it's available, that way you can make a dash for the hallway and die safely.

Miscellaneous Notes: I was under the trap door with all three passwords and the lever door password before 11:00 Vana'Diel time. There is PLENTY of extra time if you can light the torch and get in quickly.

It's definitely an unnecessary bit to post in the Talk page, but I was pleasantly surprised that it went off without a hitch! Again, when the video is eventually posted, I should come back and provide it on the talk page. Ringtail 01:16, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Castle Oztroja timer increased

Whoever made a sidenote about this in the article is right, there is definitely enough time to solo the torch-lighting part. I was able to light the torch, cast Invisible, and run through the door with time to spare. Creid8 (talk) 01:41, June 26, 2013 (UTC)


Castle Oztroja

(Arawn from Ifrit: I made it through the door with the speed buff from Sprinter's Shoes. However, I do NOT advise this method. I failed 3 times watching the door slam in my face. On the fourth try I was as close to the hallway as possible and cast invis as fast as possible and still the door nipped my heels as I got in 30 game minutes before my passwords were unusable. Bring something faster and consider using prism dust for a faster cast of invis.)

The best way to solo this is to use DNC sub, when you are 50 with DNC25 as sub, you have the jobability Spectral Jig, which requires 0 TP and instantly applies Sneak and Invisible. Using this after you activate Sprinter's Shoes will make this easy to do.

This part can be done solo without any type of speed enhancement. There are a few requirements. You must touch the torch from as far away from it as possible. Every step counts. Next thing, which is the key, is to use Prism Powders as opposed to casting Invisible. The Powders have a quicker use time than the spell, giving you a few more steps. Then just take the most direct route you can to get to the door. You can make it but it will still be extremely close. However with the ease of getting the new WotG speed boots this should be a bit easier now. You can also use Reraise and plan to aggro and die and not bother with any Invisible making it even easier.

Best Strategy for last part is. get a high lvl SMN in your party, when you have dropped down the trap door, Inv up and SMN uses Ramuh while invisible, get up to the ???, Ramuh - Thunderspark, when ramuh has total agro by links, other member remove invisible and click the ??? to receive the Key item, then teleport/warp out.

Or, you can include the Summoner for aggro, or just have a RDM/BLM get the attention of all of the mobs with Stoneskin and Phalanx, Blink up. After the members who need the ??? click on it, he Chainspell & Escapes. This is a very effective way, and how I've helped many people get this finished.

Another way is to invis sneak up, then get to the ???, THF gets agro from TS mob, mage casts tele and everyone grabs the crest.

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