FFXIV Shadowbringers Guide: Eden’s Gate: Resurrection

Eden’s Gate: Resurrection is the first encounter of the first 8-man, normal raid content released with Patch 5.01 of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. It’s available at level 80 by finishing the Main Scenario Quest Shadowbringers and unlocked by the quest Deploy the Core. It can be completed via the duty finder with a minimum ilvl of 425 and rewards tokens of Early Antiquity for each gear type, which can be turned in to Yahl Yal at (10.1-11.5) in The Canopy, Eulmore. Ghul Gul at (26.6-16.4) in Mord Souq, Ahm Araeng will also exchange tokens of Early Antiquity for gear.

For the sake of your fellow players, please remember that this is new content (at the time of this publication). A little friendly explanation can go a long way. Similarly, don’t be afraid to take advice. You may learn something you didn’t know.

Eden Prime

Note that the battlefield is lined with a yellow glow. Touching this Electric Wall will kill you.

Phase 1

  • Spear of Paradise – Tank buster.
  • Eden’s Gravity – Arena-wide, unavoidable AoE.
  • Vice and Virtue (1) – All 4 DPS will have a traveling, circular AoE placed on them. When these go off, they will place puddles on the ground, so space them away from the center. Staying too long in a puddle will cause it to explode for damage and apply a Leaden debuff.
  • Eden’s Flare – The entire floor of the room will be covered in an AoE indicator except for a small circle of safety under Eden.
  • Vice and Virtue (2) – Both tanks will be tethered to Eden. When the cast for Vice and Virtue finishes, each tank will be shot with a laser. Avoid each other and your party.
  • Spear of Paradise
  • Pure Light – Eden rushes to a corner and begins casting. When the cast ends, Eden will slash across the arena, damaging anyone not in the corner behind it. The cast is long, so you have plenty of time to make it behind Eden before it finishes.
  • Delta Attack – After returning to the center of the arena, Eden will form both a large, circular AoE (Eden’s Blizzard III), and a crossed set of linear AoEs pointing east to west and north to south (Eden’s Thunder III) under it. At the same time, each player will be marked with a circular AoE (Eden’s Fire III) that will travel with them. Spread these 8 circles out into the 4 corners of safety without too much overlap.
  • Dimensional Shift – Does arena-wide AoE damage and changes the appearance of the arena. Also calls up 8 orbs of light, spaced evenly around the platform.
  • Pure Beam – Eden activates the 8 orbs of light, which begin targeting players with long, linear AoEs. There will be a total of 6 group laser shots. Getting hit by these AoEs applies vuln’ stacks.
  • Paradise Lost – Five players at a time will be marked with 3 waves of circular, ground AoEs.
  • Pure Light – This is the same, long cast as before, but now you’ll be dealing with the mechanics of Pure Beam and Paradise Lost during the cast. It’s important not to head to the safety behind Eden too early or you may stack up AoEs from Pure Beam/Paradise Lost and unintentionally make a death trap for you and your party. Keep in mind the 6 laser blasts and 3 sets of ground circles that should go off before you jam yourself in that corner of safety.
  • Dimensional Shift – Does arena-wide damage and shifts the appearance of the arena back.
  • Fragor Maximus – Does arena-wide damage and again changes the arena.

Phase 2

  • Eden will summon two Guardians of Paradise that will drop to the platform, doing proximity damage. These enemies do a cleave that does heavy damage. Each tank should take one Guardian and stack them together, but turned in different directions to ensure each tank only takes one cleave and the rest of the party will take none.
  • Mana Burst (x2, 1 per Guardian) – Arena-wide, unavoidable AoE.
  • Mana Burst (x2)
  • Unto Dust – If either of the Guardians are left alive too long, they will enrage, killing everyone.
  • Eternal Breath – Eden does its limit break.

Phase 3

  • Vice and Virtue (2)*
  • Spear of Paradise
  • Pure Light
  • Delta Attack
  • Dimensional Shift
  • Pure Beam
  • Paradise Lost
  • Pure Light
  • Dimensional Shift
  • Vice and Virtue (1)
  • Eden’s Flare
  • Eden’s Gravity
  • *Repeats from Vice and Virtue (2) until death.

Congratulations, you’ve completed Eden’s Gate: Resurrection!

Check out the guide for Eden’s Gate: Descent.