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Halatali Hard Mode

Halatali Hard Mode Guide, Loot & Map


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Halatali (Hard)   Brayflox's Longstop (Hard)   The Lost City of Amdapor

Halatali Hard Mode is an end-game dungeon added during patch 2.2. It requires an item level of 55 or above to enter and rewards players with ilevel 70 equipment that was formerely rewarded in exchange for Tomestones of Philosophy. This gear is called Darklight. The dungeon is found within the Eastern Thanalan and is accessible upon completion of Halatali normal mode and the quest "The Ultimate Weapon". You can then take on the quest "This Time's for Fun", which is given by Hugubert in Mor Dhona (X:22, Y:8).


Boss Guide


Halatali Hard Mode contains three bosses, called Pyracmon, Catoblepas and Narashima + Mumuepo. Below is a guide for each of them.

Pyracmon

Pyracmon is pretty simple and only has one mechanic that you need to be aware of. You will notice a mammet that starts wandering around the room who is attached to a lever at the back of the room. This mammet will shield you from the boss' most devastating attack - the 1000 Tonze Swipe.

When the boss starts his 1000 Tonze Swipe attack you will notice the arena has turned a shade of blue. This means it is time to activate the mammet by pulling on the lever. The mammet will then stop running and create a shield that party members can run into to mitigate the attack.

Another attack by the boss that you should be aware of is the 100 Tonze Swing that will deal low damage to anyone near him. He will try to suck you in before using it so you must be quick to dodge it afterwards, kinda like the first boss of Wanderer's Palace. The boss will also use a Piercing Glower attack that is directed in a line towards a random party member.

Catoblepas

Catoblepas is also fairly easy and again has one main mechanic. You will notice four orbs around the arena; one for each party member so decide early who will stand near each when the boss uses his attack called Demonic Eye. This is because Demon Eye will deal a lot of damage if you do not activate the orb.

Cataoblepas will also spawn a Tainted Eye on his head that will give a stacking debuff to everyone in the fight that will increase their vulnerability. You should kill it quickly and then go back to the boss.

There are also a couple of AoEs to avoid. One is a large cone that is difficult to dodge if you are targeted with it and you are quite far away but it is nothing to worry about. There is also a ground AoE that will target players that they need to dodge, but it is quite forgiving.

Narashima + Mumuepo

This fight actually begins with four humanoid creatures rather than Narashima and Mumuepo. The have classes just like players, which are GLD, ARC, CNJ and LNC. These have low HP and die quickly so it is generally better to just round them up and AoE them down. If DPS is low then it makes sense to focus on the CNJ first so that he does not heal others. The LNC cannot be tanked and will run after a random party member so this player needs to apply defensive skills and place it near the tank so that AoEs hit it. One strategy is to use the caster limit break at the start of the fight to eliminate them quickly.

Upon defeating the four humanoids Narashima and Mumuepo will come racing into the arena. It is best that you kill Mumuepo first because he can use an attack called Absolute Bind. This will chain two people in the party and they will be unable to move or attack. One of the other party members needs to interact with the Thal's Scepter in order to free them. This needs to be done quickly because while this attack is happening Mumuepo is charging up a highly damaging attack that everyone needs to run out of.

Once Mumuepo has been defeated simply kill Narashima. It does not have any mechanics itself however melee DPS should be aware of the tail swipe when attacking from behind.


Maps


Map of Halatali Hard Mode in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn
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Halatali Hard Mode Screenshots


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Halatali Hard Mode Loot List


Below is a listing of all equipment loot found within the Halatali Hard Mode dungeon.

Items ()Stats/Compatibility/Description LeveliLvl
Darklight Band of Aiming
All Classes
DEX: +9, CRIT: +9, DET: +8
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Band of Casting
All Classes
INT: +9, ACC: +12, DET: +6
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Band of Fending
All Classes
VIT: +10, Parry: +12, ACC: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Band of Healing
All Classes
MND: +9, PIE: +8, SS: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Band of Maiming
All Classes
STR: +9, ACC: +12, SS: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Band of Striking
All Classes
STR: +9, CRIT: +9, SS: +12
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Boots of Casting
THM ACN BLM SMN
VIT: +12, INT: +12, CRIT: +16, DET: +8
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Darklight Boots of Healing
CNJ WHM SCH AST
VIT: +12, MND: +12, PIE: +11, DET: +8
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Darklight Bracelet of Aiming
All Classes
DEX: +9, ACC: +12, CRIT: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Bracelet of Casting
All Classes
INT: +9, DET: +8, SS: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Bracelet of Fending
All Classes
VIT: +10, Parry: +9, ACC: +12
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Bracelet of Healing
All Classes
MND: +9, PIE: +8, SS: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Bracelet of Maiming
All Classes
STR: +9, CRIT: +9, SS: +12
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Bracelet of Striking
All Classes
STR: +9, CRIT: +12, DET: +6
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Bracers of Aiming
ARC BRD MCH
DEX: +12, VIT: +14, ACC: +16, DET: +8
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Darklight Breeches of Casting
THM ACN BLM SMN
VIT: +20, INT: +20, CRIT: +27, SS: +19
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Darklight Choker of Aiming
All Classes
DEX: +9, ACC: +12, DET: +6
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Choker of Casting
All Classes
INT: +9, DET: +8, SS: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Choker of Fending
All Classes
VIT: +10, Parry: +12, ACC: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Choker of Healing
All Classes
MND: +9, PIE: +8, SS: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Choker of Maiming
All Classes
STR: +9, ACC: +9, SS: +12
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Choker of Striking
All Classes
STR: +9, ACC: +12, CRIT: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Corselet of Striking
PGL ROG MNK NIN
STR: +20, DEX: +20, VIT: +22, ACC: +27, DET: +13
Chest: Mumuepo The Beholden
5070
Darklight Cowl of Healing
CNJ WHM SCH AST
VIT: +32, MND: +33, PIE: +19, DET: +29
Chest: Mumuepo The Beholden
5070
Darklight Earrings of Aiming
All Classes
DEX: +9, ACC: +9, CRIT: +12
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Earrings of Casting
All Classes
INT: +9, ACC: +12, DET: +6
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Earrings of Fending
All Classes
VIT: +10, Parry: +12, DET: +6
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Earrings of Healing
All Classes
MND: +9, PIE: +8, SS: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Earrings of Maiming
All Classes
STR: +9, ACC: +12, CRIT: +9
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Earrings of Striking
All Classes
STR: +9, ACC: +9, CRIT: +12
Chest: Open Area
5070
Darklight Eyepatch of Striking
PGL ROG MNK NIN
STR: +12, DEX: +12, VIT: +14, ACC: +16, SS: +11
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Darklight Gauntlets
LNC DRG
STR: +12, VIT: +14, DET: +11, SS: +11
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Darklight Gloves of Casting
THM ACN BLM SMN
VIT: +12, INT: +12, ACC: +16, DET: +8
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Darklight Hunting Belt
ARC BRD MCH
DEX: +9, VIT: +10, ACC: +9, CRIT: +12
Chest: Mumuepo The Beholden
5070
Darklight Kecks
ARC BRD MCH
DEX: +20, VIT: +22, ACC: +19, DET: +18
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Darklight Sollerets
LNC DRG
STR: +12, VIT: +14, ACC: +11, DET: +11
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Darklight Trousers
LNC DRG
STR: +20, VIT: +22, ACC: +19, DET: +18
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Darklight Whipping Belt
PGL ROG MNK NIN
STR: +9, DEX: +9, VIT: +10, ACC: +12, DET: +6
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Fistfighter's Breeches
PGL ROG MNK NIN
STR: +20, DEX: +20, VIT: +22, ACC: +19, DET: +18
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Fistfighter's Gloves
PGL ROG MNK NIN
STR: +12, DEX: +12, VIT: +14, ACC: +11, SS: +16
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Fistfighter's Jackboots
PGL ROG MNK NIN
STR: +12, DEX: +12, VIT: +14, CRIT: +16, DET: +8
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Heavy Darklight Armor
GLA MRD PLD WAR DRK
STR: +33, VIT: +36, Parry: +43, CRIT: +30
Chest: Mumuepo The Beholden
5070
Heavy Darklight Plate Belt
GLA MRD PLD WAR DRK
STR: +9, VIT: +10, Parry: +9, ACC: +12
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Hussar's Goggles
LNC DRG
STR: +12, VIT: +14, CRIT: +16, DET: +8
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Hussar's Jackcoat
LNC DRG
STR: +20, VIT: +22, ACC: +27, SS: +19
Chest: Mumuepo The Beholden
5070
Hussar's Sash
LNC DRG
STR: +9, VIT: +10, ACC: +9, CRIT: +12
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Magician's Hat
THM ACN BLM SMN
VIT: +12, INT: +12, ACC: +16, SS: +11
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Magician's Robe
THM ACN BLM SMN
VIT: +20, INT: +20, CRIT: +27, SS: +19
Chest: Mumuepo The Beholden
5070
Magician's Sash
THM ACN BLM SMN
VIT: +9, INT: +9, ACC: +9, DET: +8
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Pilgrim's Gloves
CNJ WHM SCH AST
VIT: +12, MND: +12, PIE: +7, CRIT: +16
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Pilgrim's Sash
CNJ WHM SCH AST
VIT: +9, MND: +9, CRIT: +9, DET: +8
Chest: Mumuepo The Beholden
5070
Pilgrim's Slops
CNJ WHM SCH AST
VIT: +20, MND: +20, PIE: +17, DET: +13
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Protector's Gauntlets
GLA MRD PLD WAR DRK
STR: +12, VIT: +14, Parry: +11, DET: +11
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Protector's Sollerets
GLA MRD PLD WAR DRK
STR: +12, VIT: +14, CRIT: +16, SS: +11
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Protector's Trousers
GLA MRD PLD WAR DRK
STR: +20, VIT: +22, Parry: +27, DET: +13
Chest: Catoblepas
5070
Shikaree's Boots
ARC BRD MCH
DEX: +12, VIT: +14, DET: +8, SS: +16
Chest: Pyracmon
5070
Shikaree's Doublet
ARC BRD MCH
DEX: +20, VIT: +22, CRIT: +19, SS: +27
Chest: Mumuepo The Beholden
5070
Shikaree's Mask
ARC BRD MCH
DEX: +12, VIT: +14, CRIT: +11, DET: +11
Chest: Catoblepas
5070

If you know of any other loot that drops in Halatali Hard Mode please post in the comments below.


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