Mission Name:   The Shadow Lord
  Start NPC:   Any San d'Orian Gate Guard
  Requirements:   Mission:
  Suggested Level:   55+
  Title:   Shadow Banisher
  Repeatable:   No
  Reward:   Rank 6
  Previous Mission:   The Ruins of Fei'Yin
  Next Mission:   Leaute's Last Wishes


  • After completing 5-1, you need 3 stacks of crystals worth of Rank points before you can get 5-2.
  • After accepting this mission, go speak to Halver and then Prince Trion for a cutscene.
  • Form a full level 55+ party and travel to Xarcabard and on to Castle Zvahl Baileys .
  • Upon zoning into Castle Zvahl Baileys , go straight until you encounter the first intersection and make a left. Go down a small flight of stairs and then turn right and follow the left wall and you will enter the Orc section of the castle.
  • Go through the area to the west again and eventually you will zone into Castle Zvahl Keep.
  • Once you enter Castle Zvahl Keep, you will have to open several gates, very often in front of mobs that detect on sight.
  • You will encounter a series of teleport devices. These devices will cancel the Invisible effect after they are used. Once you use the last device, run to the west exit of the map where you will find a zoneline to the Throne Room.
  • When ready, gather in front of the door. When you enter, a cutscene will happen and the fight begins. Cast the prefight buffs before getting closer.
  • The Shadow Lord has 2 forms. In the first form he alternates between physical and magic immunity. He has magic immunity until around 25% HP, then switches to physical. From this point he will switch about every 1000 damage(?)
  • When Shadow Lord starts taking 0 damage from physical attacks, mages need to nuke repeatedly and rest when melee are able to deal damage again.
  • When he's immune to magic, he uses a Dark Nova WS (AOE Darkness damage) and casts Black Mage spells.
  • When he's immune to physical, he uses a Giga Slash WS (single-target physical damage).
  • After the first form is defeated, a cutscene will appear. The second form will show up after the cutscene and does not wait for you to rest.
  • This form of Shadow Lord will do nothing but a AOE attack but only has 4000 HP and should die quickly.
  • Melees should use their 2 hour abilities and Icarus Wing if possible to have TP for their best weaponskill. Mages should cast their Curaga spells.
  • After this form is defeated, another cutscene occurs. Once the cutscene ends, you will be transported back to the enterance of Castle Zvahl Baileys.
  • Report back to Prince Trion for another cutscene.

Game Description

Mission Orders
Head to Castle Zvahl in Xarcabard. Visit Chateau d'Oraguille to learn more.
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