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Alexander - The Fist of the Father

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the level 60 story-mode raid. For the (Savage) version, see Alexander - The Fist of the Father (Savage). For the first tier of Alexander in general, see Alexander: Gordias.


Alexander - The Fist of the Father

Alexander - The Fist of the Father.png
60 (Sync: 60)
Item Level
Party size
Full Party
8 man 2 Tank role.png 2 Healer role.png 4 DPS role.png
Time limit
90 minutes
Duty Finder
Normal Raids (Heavensward)
Normal Raids
Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 10 
Req. quest
Feature quest Disarmed
The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:23, Y:26)
The Fist of the Father
Stone, Sky, Sea

Since the Sharlayan exodus, a structure has stood steady against the flow of the Thaliak River. Now, the Illuminati have summoned a primal around this rusting ruin─a terrible colossus of steam and metal. Steel screamed against steel when it rose from the waters, and it drank deep of the land's aether before grinding again to a halt. The voices of Idyllshire cry out, asking for aid ere their homes are crushed under the weight of iron. You must lead a band of valiant adventurers into the machina and discover how to destroy the core─lest the giant screeches again to life, and bleeds all the realm dry.

— In-game description

Alexander - The Fist of the Father is a level 60 raid introduced in patch 3.01 with Heavensward. Also called A1, it is the first floor of Alexander: Gordias.


  • Clear Engine Room #262: 0/1
  • Clear Machinery Bay 44: 0/1
  • Arrive in Hanger 8: 0/1
  • Defeat the oppressor: 0/1


Steam Room

The party will navigate through a short "maze" at the start of the instance consisting of a semi-random arrangement of metal blocks. The blocks will occasionally emit steam around them that will deal a small amount of damage and knock back nearby players (which is more annoying than dangerous). This can be mitigated with knockback immunities such as Arm's Length.png  Arm's Length and Surecast.png  Surecast.

Aggressive difficulty r6.png Faust

The Fist of the Father Guide

All DPS should focus Faust down and ignore the adds. The off tank should pick up all the adds as they spawn and keep them away from the raid as they cleave. Uses Kaltstrahl.png  Kaltstrahl.

Aggressive difficulty r6.png Oppressor

You should tank Oppressor in the south side of the room for a later mechanic. This fight is split into 2 phases.

Phase 1


Gunnery Pod - Unavoidable AoE, heal through.

Photon Spaser - Large Linear AoE, avoid.

Hydrothermal Missile - Puts Prey on a random party member and bombards them with several missiles, healers need to heal the player through this.

Resin Bomb - Places circular AoE underneath 4 party members.

Emergency Deployment - Spawns 2 Alarum adds on the side of the boss. Upon death, leaves a puddle of AoE that causes Minimise.


Tank the boss in the South side of the room and avoid any AoE as necessary. The player with Prey for Hydrothermal Missile should distance themselves from other players to avoid unnecessary damage to others. When the Alarum adds spawn, they will tether and follow the first player that hits them, this should be a DPS and not a tank. Kite them away from the boss and kill them both ASAP. They will damage the player and add stacks of Nanoparticles which gaining too many stacks will result in death. When an Alarum is killed, it will leave a small purple AoE that will mini anyone who stands in it.

Do as much damage as you can to the Oppressor during this phase to make the next phase easier.

Phase 2

This phase starts after 90 seconds (shortly after the first Emergency Deployment). An alarm will sound and a second boss "Oppressor 0.5" will spawn with the same HP as the original Oppressor. The offtank aggro the new Oppressor ASAP and keep it to the north side of the room, as the 2 bosses being close to each other will quickly gain stacks of Damage up icon1.png Damage Up.


3000-Onze Missile - Not cast, 2 blue lasers will show up in the room and will shortly turn orange. A giant missile will come down dealing massive damage to the raid and debuffing. Kill Alarum under the lasers to reduce damage to the raid (the puddle will shrink the missile).

Quick Landing - Pulsing AoE damage, the further you are the less damage you take.

Self Destruct - Hard enrage or used when one Oppressor is dead, wipes the raid if fully casted.


All mechanics from the first phase are still in this phase, the biggest change is with the Alarum adds that spawn. 2 Oppressors, you will have 4 Alarum adds, you need to kill these adds underneath the orange beam for the nukes. Remember they tether onto the first player that damages them. Creating a purple puddle under the beam will make the missile mini and deal very little damage and will not cause the raid to be debuffed.

After every missile, the Oppressors will shortly jump into the air and 2 pulsing AoEs will show, this is Quick Landing, just get to the other side of the room to take less damage. Since they land next to each other, the tanks will then need to quickly pull them apart again.

Repeat this until the Oppressors are dead.

Important: You need to kill the Oppressors at the same time, when one dies the other will cast Self Destruct which gives you about 10 seconds to kill it or you will wipe. You can get them both down to about 10% and either ranged LB them or kill one then melee LB the other. Notice both Oppressors may cast Self Destruct, this is a hard enrage.


Treasure Coffer 1

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

Treasure Coffer 2

Name Type Item Level Rarity Quantity
Tarnished gordian lens icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Lens Other N/A ABasic 1
Tarnished gordian crank icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Crank Other N/A ABasic 1
Tarnished gordian pedal icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Pedal Other N/A ABasic 1
Tarnished gordian bolt icon1.png  Tarnished Gordian Bolt Other N/A ABasic 1


This duty is associated with the following achievements:

Name Points Task Reward Patch
Mapping the realm gordias i icon1.png  Mapping the Realm: Gordias I 10 Discover every location within Alexander: Gordias - the Fist of the Father. - 3.01