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Alexander - The Arm of the Father

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See also: Alexander: Gordias and Alexander - The Arm of the Father (Savage)

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Alexander - The Arm of the Father

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Level
60 (Sync: 60)
iLevel
170
Difficulty
Normal
Party size
Full Party
8man 2 Tank role.png 2 Healer role.png 4 DPS role.png
Time limit
90min
Roulette
Normal Raids
Tomestones
Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 
Req. quest
Feature quest Tinker, Seeker, Soldier, Spy
Entrance
The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:23, Y:26)
Patch
3.01

In the Enigma Codex are writ the designs for a walking citadel. It was known as Alexander, a self-sufficient bastion for logic and reason and a beacon of knowledge for a world adrift─so says the treasure hunter Mide. The Illuminati dreamed this century-old dream, and in so doing gave form to their primal. Yet no matter how beautiful an ideal, the reality of fanatics with such power is a tarnished, ugly thing. By your hand must this threat be stopped.

— In-game description

Alexander - The Arm of the Father is a level 60 raid introduced in patch 3.01 with Heavensward. Also called A3, it is the third floor of Alexander: Gordias.

Objectives

  • Clear the Strategeion: 0/1
  • Arrive at Condensate Demineralizer #9: 0/1
  • Defeat the living liquid: 0/1

Strategy

Aggressive difficulty r6.png Living Liquid

The Arm of the Father Guide

This boss repeats the first 3 phases twice until he goes into his final phase. The outer edge of the arena is covered in electric field that will stun, deal damage over time and paralyse anyone standing in it or gets knock backed into it. You should also tank the boss in the center for ease.

Phase 1 - Human

The boss cleaves in this form, keep him facing away from the raid.

Protean Wave - Conal AoE in several directions that deals damage and knocks back.

Splash - Raid Wide AoE.

Sluice - 4 players get markers above their head, spread out as you will deal AoE damage around yourselves and spawns circular AoE underneath several players.

Rotation: Protean Wave -> Sluice -> Splash x 3

Phase 2 - Hand

The hand does a heavy cleave that needs to be shared between both tanks.

Wash Away - AoE knockback.

Shortly after Wash Away, the hand will split and spawn Liquid Limb. The off tank should pick up this add, and the tanks should face each hand away from each other and from the raid, as they cleave and cause Blunt Resistance Down.

Rotation: Cleave -> Wash Away -> Cleave -> Cleave -> Split -> Cleave (both adds) x7

Phase 3 - Tornado

This is the add phase, the boss is invulnerable in this form and deals area of effect damage in the center. Throughout this phase, two types of adds will spawn in the center and make their way to the edge, causing heavy damage to the raid if they reach it. Gear Lubricant have low HP and can be dealt with easily. Piston Lubricant have higher HP, and half way towards the edge will cast an ability that will make them rush to the edge, this should be stunned to give you more time.

There are two more mechanics to take note here:

  • An orange tether from the boss to a random player. This player needs to pass the tether to a tank who then needs to stay away from everyone else. When the tether expires, an AoE will strike the tethered player and the area around them, hitting extremely hard and killing most players except a tank.
  • 2 players will have an icon appear above their head, a + or a -. Note that both players can get the same icon. If the two players have the same debuff (e.g. + and +) they should stack together in the center, as they will be pushed away from each other, potentially into the pool around the boss area if they are too close to it. If they have opposite debuffs (e.g. + and -) they should spread out, as they will be pulled together, taking damage and gaining a severe penalty to stats for 60s if they are too close together.

Phase 4 - Final

This phase appears to be forced at % based (possibly at around 35%), as the prior Tornado phases sometimes ends early.

This is the same as the first Human phase, except:

  • Cascade - Deals AoE damage and spawns 3 large AoE pools around the room.
  • His cleave will now apply Blunt Resistance Down, the tanks spread away from each other and tank swap every 4-5 stacks.
  • Living Pool will wipe the raid with Cascade if he hits his hard enrage.

Loot

Treasure Coffer 1

Name Type Rarity Quantity
Tarnished gordian lens icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Lens Other ABasic 1
Tarnished gordian shaft icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Shaft Other ABasic 1
Tarnished gordian spring icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Spring Other ABasic 1
Tarnished gordian bolt icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Bolt Other ABasic 1

Treasure Coffer 2

Name Type Rarity Quantity
Tarnished gordian shaft icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Shaft Other ABasic 1
Tarnished gordian crank icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Crank Other ABasic 1
Tarnished gordian spring icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Spring Other ABasic 1
Tarnished gordian bolt icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Bolt Other ABasic 1