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Alexander - The Arm of the Son, known by players as A7 or M3, is the third turn of the raid Alexander: Midas in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.

Story Edit

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Although you succeeded in destroying the core of Gordias, it seems that was only a temporary measure. The walking fortress has stirred once more, and its left arm now rests on the banks of the Thaliak. The entrance lies open and unguarded, suggesting the goblins inside are as surprised as you. Take advantage of your enemy's unreadiness and face the Illuminati threat once more─hopefully for the last time.
—In-game Description


Spoilers end here.

Objectives Edit

Normal Edit

  1. Clear the Upper Arm: 0/1
  2. Arrive in Illuminus: 0/1
  3. Arrive in the electrocution gallery: 0/1
  4. Defeat Quickthinx Allthoughts: 0/1

Savage Edit

  1. Defeat Quickthinx Allthoughts: 0/1

Progression Edit

The Upper Arm Edit

There are a number of trash packs here which can be easily killed if the party splits into two groups| after this, one can simply open the tunnels to enter Illuminus. Both this area and Illuminus do not appear on Savage difficulty.

Illuminus Edit

The party must open the tunnels and slide along the railings here to descend into the electrocution gallery.

The electrocution gallery Edit

The boss arena is a square, but with a raised circle platform in the center and four raised square platforms in the corners. The party and Quickthinx Allthoughts spawn in the center, and at the start of the battle, all unraised areas are covered in spikes that inflict Vulnerability Up and a damage-over-time effect, Flesh Wound.

Quickthinx will attack the tank with Uplander Doom, a tank-buster that also stacks Vulnerability and may require a tank-swap. He will target a player with a Prey-like marker and drag him into one of the four outer squares, which becomes a "jail" with a Padlock that must be destroyed to release him. The first two jails target DPS, with the first dealing damage whenever the victim attempts to take an action| the second requires the player to kill the Alarum before it finishes casting. The third jail targets the off-tank| the Vangob will attempt to knock the tank into the wall. This should be avoided and the off-tank should kill the add. The fourth and final jail targets a healer, who must stand on the vent of poisonous gas, preventing it from damaging the whole raid.

While a party member is in jail, Sturm and Panzer Dolls spawn. Sturm Dolls can cast Kugelblitz, inflicting Paralyze on the whole party similar to ADS's High Voltage, and should be stunned when they attempt to cast.

After the party member is broken out of jail, the spikes will go away as Weight of the World boulders roll into the room, giving party members the ability to move throughout the room but requiring awareness of the boulders' positions so nobody is crushed. Quickthinx' pet cat, Shanoa, also spawns and will spawn True Hearts which attempt to tether to Quickthinx, buffing him. To avoid this, the main tank should pull Quickthinx away from Shanoa and the off-tank and DPS should stun and heavy the True Heart. Eventually Shanoa and the Weights of the World will disappear and the spikes will return, and the fight returns to jail phase.

Enemies Edit

Normal Edit

  • Quickthinx Allthoughts (boss)
    • Padlock
    • Alarum
    • Lumbertype Magitek Vangob G-III
    • Sturm Doll
    • Panzer Doll
    • Shanoa
    • True Heart
    • Weight of the World

Savage Edit

  • Quickthinx Allthoughts (boss)
    • Padlock
    • Alarum
    • Lumbertype Magitek Vangob G-III
    • Sturm Doll
    • Panzer Doll
    • Shanoa
    • True Heart
    • Weight of the World

Loot Edit

Normal Edit

Chests contain three of the following:

NameTypeiLvDescription
EquipPatch
MaterialsCrafting
Tarnished Midan CrankMiscellany220A uniquely crafted crank discovered in Alexander's Midas sector. Two cranks can be traded for special arm gear.
13.2
Tarnished Midan LensMiscellany220A uniquely crafted lens discovered in Alexander's Midas sector. Two lenses can be traded for special headgear.
13.2
Tarnished Midan SpringMiscellany220A uniquely crafted spring discovered in Alexander's Midas sector. Four springs can be traded for special leg gear.
13.2

Savage Edit

NameTypeiLvDescription
EquipPatch
MaterialsCrafting
Midan Manifesto - Page 3Miscellany240The third page of the Illuminati's lesser-known catechismal masterwork. Manifesto pages of the same type can be traded for special gear or materials.
13.2

Chests contain three of the following:

NameTypeiLvDescription
EquipPatch
MaterialsCrafting
Midan Goggles of AimingHead240

Defense: 184
Magic Defense: 184
Dexterity: 81
Vitality: 88
Direct Hit Rate: 48
Critical Hit: 69

ARC BRD MCH 603.2
Midan Goggles of ScoutingHead240

Defense: 184
Magic Defense: 184
Dexterity: 81
Vitality: 88
Direct Hit Rate: 48
Skill Speed: 69

ROG NIN 603.2
Midan Mask of MaimingHead240

Defense: 234
Magic Defense: 184
Strength: 81
Vitality: 88
Direct Hit Rate: 69
Skill Speed: 48

LNC DRG 603.2
Midan Mask of StrikingHead240

Defense: 184
Magic Defense: 184
Strength: 81
Vitality: 88
Determination: 46
Skill Speed: 69

PGL MNK SAM 603.2
Midan Horn of CastingHead240

Defense: 134
Magic Defense: 234
Vitality: 79
Intelligence: 81
Critical Hit: 48
Spell Speed: 69

THM ACN BLM SMN RDM 603.2
Midan Horn of HealingHead240

Defense: 134
Magic Defense: 234
Vitality: 79
Mind: 81
Piety: 51
Determination: 66

CNJ WHM SCH AST 603.2
Midan Headband of FendingHead240

Defense: 335
Magic Defense: 335
Strength: 81
Vitality: 88
Tenacity: 69
Direct Hit Rate: 48

GLA MRD PLD WAR DRK 603.2
Midan Poleyns of AimingLegs240

Defense: 257
Magic Defense: 257
Dexterity: 131
Vitality: 143
Direct Hit Rate: 112
Determination: 75

ARC BRD MCH 603.2
Midan Poleyns of ScoutingLegs240

Defense: 257
Magic Defense: 257
Dexterity: 131
Vitality: 143
Direct Hit Rate: 112
Determination: 75

ROG NIN 603.2
Midan Breeches of StrikingLegs240

Defense: 257
Magic Defense: 257
Strength: 131
Vitality: 143
Critical Hit: 112
Skill Speed: 78

PGL MNK SAM 603.2
Midan Breeches of MaimingLegs240

Defense: 328
Magic Defense: 257
Strength: 131
Vitality: 143
Direct Hit Rate: 78
Skill Speed: 112

LNC DRG 603.2
Midan Trousers of CastingLegs240

Defense: 187
Magic Defense: 328
Vitality: 129
Intelligence: 131
Direct Hit Rate: 112
Critical Hit: 78

THM ACN BLM SMN RDM 603.2
Midan Trousers of HealingLegs240

Defense: 187
Magic Defense: 328
Vitality: 129
Mind: 131
Piety: 82
Critical Hit: 112

CNJ WHM SCH AST 603.2
Midan Breeches of FendingLegs240

Defense: 468
Magic Defense: 468
Strength: 131
Vitality: 143
Critical Hit: 112
Determination: 75

GLA MRD PLD WAR DRK 603.2