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Alexander - The Cuff of the Father

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

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Alexander - The Cuff of the Father

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Level
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
Req. quest
Feature quest Steel and Steam
Entrance
The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:23, Y:26)
Patch
3.01

In your last foray into the giant's mighty arm, you narrowly escaped Quickthinx Allthoughts and the Illuminati with your life. Yet in so doing, you won a cryptic name─Alexander. Whatever this may be, your path leads into the gloom of Gordias. March onwards with courage, for it is only in the darkness that you can learn how to stop the iron colossus.

— In-game description

Alexander - The Cuff of the Father is a level 60 raid introduced in patch 3.01 with Heavensward.



Alexander - The Cuff of the Father or A2 is the second floor of Alexander: Gordias. It requires the players to have an average item level (iLvl) of 170 or above to enter.

Objectives

  • Clear Serviceway #542: 0/1
  • Clear Serviceway #539: 0/1
  • Arrive in Hangar 12: 0/1
  • Slay the machinists: 0/1

Strategy

The Cuff of the Father Guide

The Cuff of the Father is a series of waves of enemies. They must be killed in a certain order to ensure the survival of your group. There is also a blue magitek robot which 1 or 2 raiders can choose to mount into.

The Magitek armor is IMPORTANT for the fight! They have the ability to deal damage to the enemy, put a vulnerability debuff on the enemy, and most importantly, have the ability to drag the bombs which will spawn. The bombs have a wide explosion radius and stack a fire damage taken debuff on anyone hit. Make sure to fight the enemies on one side of the arena so that the bomb can be taken to the opposite corner and prevent raid damage.

The Kill Order is as thus:

1) Red Magitek Suits of Armor Boomtype Magitek Gobwalker

These enemies can inflict debuffs on the raid, they are a priority to kill.

2) Tall Robot Knights Jagd Dolls

Not overly difficult, just can cause a lot of damage if not careful.

3) Big Goblins Gordian Hardhelms and Gordian Hardminds

Again, not much of a threat, but they have more health than the smaller enemies

4) Little Goblins Gordian Soldiers and Gordian Snipers

More trash mobs, deal with them to reduce the number of enemies attacking the tank.

5) Gigantic Robot Machines Magitek Gobwidow G-IX

Save these for last, they are easy enough to take down, but have an AOE. IF only one is spawned, tank it separately from the rest of the enemies until they are dealt with. Otherwise try to avoid having many of these in one area.

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