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New PVP and Alexander Savage Previewed for FFXIV Patch 3.05!

17 Jul 2015


Two new content previews were released today for the July 21st update to Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward which among new tomestones, will bring a brand new rule set and area for PVP in a blast from the 1.0 past: Seal Rock (read more here!). Additionally, a preview of Alexander (Savage) was also posted.

PvP encounter Seal Rock (Seize)


– Role Requirements
When participating in Frontline campaigns, there are no role requirements or restrictions for parties. Moreover, players can freely change jobs or classes at their Grand Company’s landing.
* As with the three main cities, the recast time of skills will not be reset when changing classes or jobs.

– Actions
The effects of certain non-PvP player actions have been restricted in Frontline campaigns.

– Starting Points
The landing point for each team will be randomly assigned from one of three locations.

– Rules of Engagement
During a Frontline seize campaign, players aid their company by retrieving data from Allagan tomeliths and defeating players from opposing teams. The first team to accumulate the required amount of data will be declared the winner, and the remaining teams will be ranked according to their respective ratings.

– Allagan Tomeliths
Seal Rock island is home to ancient relics known as Allagan tomeliths, structures containing data coveted by the three Grand Companies. Players must locate and occupy tomeliths to activate them and extract their data.

– Allagan Tomelith Ranks
Allagan tomeliths will activate at one of three ranks: S, A, or B. Although tomeliths have a lower chance to activate at higher ranks, they hold a larger quantity of data that can be retrieved while they are occupied. As the match progresses, tomeliths will have an increased chance to activate at higher ranks.

Rank B


Rank A


Rank S

– Rewards
All players will receive PvP EXP and Wolf Marks, as well as Allagan tomestones of law and Allagan tomestones of esoterics based on their performance.


Alexander: Gordias (Savage)

Progress within Alexander: Gordias (Savage) is saved as you advance through each area. Party members who have completed a given area may challenge it again if they meet the entry requirements.However, in the event all party members have completed a given area, they cannot re-enter until progress is reset. Players may only enter if at least one party member has yet to clear the area.* Progress is reset every Tuesday at 1:00 a.m. (PDT).

Level Requirement Disciple of War or Magic level 60
Item Level Requirement
Party Size Eight players *
Time Limit 90 minutes

* After forming a group of eight players, speak with Redbrix in the Dravanian Hinterlands (X:23 Y:26) to enter.

– Entry Requirements

Quest Required Level and Location
A Song of Steam and Steel Disciple of War or Magic level 60
Mor Dhona (X:21 Y:8)
NPC: Wandering Minstrel
Players must first complete the quests “Enigma” and “The Ultimate Ballad.”

– Rewards
Treasure coffers that appear upon completing areas in Alexander: Gordias (Savage) will yield gear. In addition, players will receive a page of the Gordian Manifesto from each area, which can be exchanged for gear of your choosing.
* Players will only receive one page of the Gordian Manifesto per area each week upon completing said area for the first time.

If your party contains players replaying an area prior to the weekly reset, the number of treasure coffers appearing upon completion will decrease.*
Furthermore, players will be ineligible for rewards from treasure coffers as well as pages of the Gordian Manifesto when replaying an area prior to the weekly reset.

* If there are one to four players in your party replaying a turn, only a single treasure coffer will appear.
If there are five to seven players in your party replaying a turn, no treasure coffers will appear.
Players in the party who have yet to complete a given area in Alexander: Gordias (Savage) prior to the weekly reset will receive a page of the Gordian Manifesto.