The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme)

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The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme)

Akh afah ampitheatre extreme banner1.png
50 (Sync: 50)
Party size
Full Party
8man 2 Tank role.png 2 Healer role.png 4 DPS role.png
Time limit
Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 22 
Req. quest
Feature quest Drop Dead Shiva

House Durendaire's efforts to establish an outpost in Snowcloak have met with disaster, owing to a surprise attack by Iceheart's followers. Now in possession of their former fortress, as well as a vast supply of crystals, the heretics are certain to summon Saint Shiva once more. If past experience is any indication, this new incarnation will be stronger than the last. Regardless, it changes nothing─ Iceheart's crusade cannot continue, and only you have the power to stop her.

— In-game description

The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme) is a level 50 trial introduced in patch 2.4.

Shiva EX Guide


Aggressive difficulty r6.png Lady of Frost: Shiva


Unarmed Form

After using a weapon, Shiva will perform 2 unarmed attacks before using another weapon.

Dreams of Ice: Shiva gains a permanent, stackable damage buff. This serves as an enrage timer.

Icicle Impact: Circles appear on the ground in various patterns, and after a moment, the circles disappear and icicles drop down, dealing heavy damage to all players hit.

Sword Form

Shiva's auto attacks inflict stacks of Blunt Resistance Down on the main tank. The tank will take more damage from her auto attacks when she switches back to Staff Form.

  • Tanks: When Shiva equips her sword, she will immediately use Icebrand. Face this attack towards the rest of the party to share/split the damage.

Icebrand: Conal attack that deals a total of 18k damage shared across the players that are hit.

Glacier Bash: Conal attack that deals heavy damage and stuns anyone caught in it. The tank can avoid it by running through Shiva after she starts casting it.

Heavenly Strike: Knockback from Shiva.

Whiteout: Untelegraphed donut AoE.

Rotation: Ice Brand -> Glacier Bash -> Whiteout (Heavenly Strikes are used randomly throughout)

Staff Form

Shiva's auto attacks inflict stacks of Slashing Resistance Down on the main tank. The tank will take more damage from her auto attacks when she switches back to Sword Form.

  • When Shiva equips her staff, she will immediately cast Hail Storm. DO NOT wait to run out to the edges - it should be your INITIAL reaction.

Hail Storm: Ice AoEs will spawn on players' heads. Spread out to avoid hitting each other.

Absolute Zero: Raidwide.

Bow Form

Only in Phase 3.

Shiva's auto attacks are unaffected by Slashing/Blunt Resistance Down while in this form but deal increased damage.

Glass Dance: Used at the start of Bow Form. Fires icicles in a 270 degree cone around her, dealing 10k damage to all players hit. Your entire party needs to stand directly behind her to avoid the damage.

Avalanche: Places a mark above a random player. After a moment Shiva will fire a line AoE at the target, knocking back the marked player and anyone nearby. The knockback can be cancelled with Arm's Length/Surecast. It is used about 20 seconds after start of Bow Form.

  • Move her close to the north edge of the arena. Have the marked player stand behind Shiva while the rest of the party stands in front of her. This will cause the player to be knocked back harmlessly towards the south of the room but not far enough to hit the wall and become frozen.

Phase 1: 100% - 80%

In phase 1 Shiva will use Sword Form, Staff Form and Unarmed Form.

Tank Shiva in the center of the room, facing her away from the party. Shiva has 3 different weapons that she can switch between. Each weapon has a different attack and she uses them in a random order.

Players need to assign a tank that tanks her in Sword Form and another tank that tanks her in her Staff Form.

Sword Tank should allow Shiva to hit the party with Icebrand but avoid Glacier Bash.

Phase 2

At the start, Shiva spawns 4 Ice Soldiers and go into Sword Form. The staff tank should gather all the adds in the center of the room so they can be AoE'd down.

After 60 seconds, Shiva will go untargetable, freeze the party, then reappear with Diamond Dust, dealing 2-4k damage to all players. If any adds are still alive before Shiva disappears, the party will be wiped instead.

Phase 3: 70% - 0%

From here on, ouching the edge of the arena will freeze the player into a boulder. Frozen player can be freed after party members kill the boulder.

Shiva gains Bow Form in addition to Sword Form, Staff Form and Unarmed Form.

She also gains an ability named Permafrost. It coats the ground in ice and places a DoT on everyone for a short time. It also applies the Thin Ice debuff to all players. If a player attempts to move while she has the debuff on, they will slide uncontrollably in that direction.

  • Stand still for a few seconds after every ending move, i.e. Icicle Impact, Avalanche, etc. - til Thin Ice wears off or you will slide into walls and get frozen.

Shiva gains 2 new Icicle Impact patterns.

Rotation: Icicle (Staff) -> Staff Form -> Icicle (Bow) -> Bow Form -> Icicle (Sword/Staff) -> Icicle (Bow) -> (Repeat from Sword/Staff)

At 11 Damage Up stacks, Shiva will go untargetable, freeze the party, and cast Diamond Dust, wiping the party.


Gold Coffer (small).png Treasure Coffer

Name Type Rarity Quantity
Paladins ice arms (il 110) icon1.png  Paladin's Ice Arms (IL 110) Other CTomestone 1
True ice axe icon1.png  True Ice Axe Greataxe CTomestone 1
True ice breaker icon1.png  True Ice Breaker Greatsword CTomestone 1
True ice spear icon1.png  True Ice Spear Polearm CTomestone 1
True ice claws icon1.png  True Ice Claws Fist Weapon CTomestone 1
True ice katana icon1.png  True Ice Katana Katana CTomestone 1
True ice daggers icon1.png  True Ice Daggers Daggers CTomestone 1
True ice bow icon1.png  True Ice Bow Bow CTomestone 1
True ice musketoon icon1.png  True Ice Musketoon Firearms CTomestone 1
True ice rod icon1.png  True Ice Rod Staff CTomestone 1
True grimoire of ice icon1.png  True Grimoire of Ice Book CTomestone 1
True ice degen icon1.png  True Ice Degen Rapier CTomestone 1
True ice cane icon1.png  True Ice Cane Cane CTomestone 1
True codex of ice icon1.png  True Codex of Ice Book CTomestone 1
True ice astrometer icon1.png  True Ice Astrometer Star Globe CTomestone 1
True ice bracelet of fending icon1.png  True Ice Bracelet of Fending Bracelets CTomestone 1
True ice bracelet of slaying icon1.png  True Ice Bracelet of Slaying Bracelets CTomestone 1
True ice bracelet of aiming icon1.png  True Ice Bracelet of Aiming Bracelets CTomestone 1
True ice bracelet of casting icon1.png  True Ice Bracelet of Casting Bracelets CTomestone 1
True ice bracelet of healing icon1.png  True Ice Bracelet of Healing Bracelets CTomestone 1
Ice tear icon1.png  Ice Tear Crafting material ABasic 1
Diamond tear icon1.png  Diamond Tear Crafting material ABasic 1
Ice weapon coffer (il 110) icon1.png  Ice Weapon Coffer (IL 110) Other ABasic 1
Boreas whistle icon1.png  Boreas Whistle Other ABasic 1
Faded copy of footsteps in the snow icon1.png  Faded Copy of Footsteps in the Snow Orchestrion Roll ABasic 1
Faded copy of oblivion icon1.png  Faded Copy of Oblivion Orchestrion Roll ABasic 1