|Final Fantasy XI:|
Battle Area Add-on Part II
Scars of Abyssea
Fainaru Fantajī XI
Batoru eria kakuchō kontentsu dai ni-dan
"Abisea no Shitō"
|Release dates||PlayStation 2 version:
Xbox 360 version:
|Game modes||Massively Multiplayer Online|
|Platforms||PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox 360|
Final Fantasy XI: Scars of Abyssea is the second of three "Battle Area Add-ons" for Final Fantasy XI released in 2010. It continues the adventures in the parallel universe of Abyssea across three new areas and introduces new varieties of equipment, such as the head, legs and feet pieces in the iconic Empyrean Armor sets. Like Vision of Abyssea, the content of Scars of Abyssea cater mainly to players above level 75.
Scars of Abyssea requires players to have both Rise of the Zilart and Wings of the Goddess expansions registered and installed to play. Characters must be level 30 or above to access Abyssea-related content.
Service for Scars of Abyssea commenced on September 9, 2010 (JST).
Scars of Abyssea does not formally include missions, but contains quests that mark the main storyline of the Abyssea add-ons. Similar to Vision of Abyssea, this add-on does not come with any battlefields or special Notorious Monsters and all notorious monsters that are required to progress in the storyline come from NMs that are part of Abyssea battle system.
Other new quests are also available for players to undertake.
- See also: Missions (Final Fantasy XI)/Abyssea.
This list does not include reskinned enemies of the same genus or unique bosses.
- Bastion Battles
- Resistance Ops
- Empyrean Armor
Apart from each player's own character, who drives the storyline forward, there are a number of other non-playable characters that take on significant roles in the Scars of Abyssea storyline.
- Joachim is the first Abyssean who meets with the player. He introduces the player to the realm of Abyssea and serves as the first point of contact between the player and the survivors of his own world.
- Gilgamesh of the parallel reality of Abyssea was once the pirate leader of Norg, but now serves as an officer of the resistance effort against the hordes of invading monsters.
(The story continues from Final Fantasy XI: Vision of Abyssea.)
Champions of AbysseaEdit
After the player rescues a total of five Abyssea areas from the vile creatures that menace it, Joachim informs him that Gilgamesh wishes to meet with him again at the stone circle in La Theine Plateau.
Gilgamesh tries to reason the cause of the calamity that has befallen Abyssea. He explains that there once existed Champions of Abyssea, who were in fact adventurers not unlike those found in Vana'diel. But they, including the players very own Abyssean alter-ego have disappeared. He then explains that Abyssea has been breaking down in a lattice pattern and the world has undergone numerous radical changes and fears that even worse events will soon transpire. Gilgamesh resolves to seek answers from the lil' mistress and leaves.
(The story continues in Final Fantasy XI: Heroes of Abyssea.)
- Main article: Final Fantasy XI Original Soundtrack - Plus
Like Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea utilizes the same two new tracks unique to Abyssea areas.