Sastasha (Hard)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the optional level 50 dungeon. For the Main Scenario dungeon, see Sastasha.

Sastasha (Hard)

Sastasha (Hard) Image.png
50 (Sync: 50)
Item Level
Party size
Light Party
4 man 1 Tank role.png 1 Healer role.png 2 DPS role.png
Time limit
90 minutes
Level 50/60/70/80 Dungeons
Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 70 
Req. quest
Feature quest It's Definitely Pirates
Western La Noscea (X:28, Y:21)

Tucked deep inside the dank caverns of the Sastasha Seagrot, there is a secret port said to have been built by the pirate Mistbeard. In the years following the Calamity, the notorious Serpent Reavers claimed it as their lair, until the cutthroats were vanquished by a band of dauntless adventurers. The place subsequently came under the control of Lominsan authorities, who maintained a security presence within. Alas, that control did not last, for an unknown faction has arisen─seemingly from the briny depths─and overwhelmed the occupying Yellowjackets. Opinion is divided over the identity of these foes. Some say that they are pirates, while others swear that they are fiends. Yet it does not take a scholar to see that these two things need not be mutually exclusive.

— In-game description

Sastasha (Hard) is a level 50 dungeon introduced in patch 2.4.


  1. Defeat Karlabos: 0/1
  2. Clear the Pull: 0/1
  3. Defeat Captain Madison: 0/1
  4. Defeat First Mate Haerstymm: 0/1
  5. Defeat the Kraken: 0/1



Sastasha HM Video Guide

Aggressive difficulty r5.png Karlabos

Karlabos will drop Aqua Balls on players to apply a DoT called Slime. Remove the DoT ASAP with Esuna.png  Esuna. He will also target the highest-enmity party member with Prey. A few seconds later, Karlabos will stun the player holding the Prey effect. Prey can be passed to other players by physically running into them, resulting in a stun on that player instead. His next attack is Tail Screw.png  Tail Screw, which he will use on a player that is not the tank. Tail Screw will bring the player to 1% of their HP, but will not kill them; however, the player will die if they have the Slime debuff on them. Tail Screw can be stunned; if possible, the tank should pass Prey to a nearby DPS before being stunned so they are able to stun Tail Screw immediately after.

The Aqua Balls that apply Slime can overlap to inflict Slime on nearby players. Players can therefore have more than 1 Slime debuff at a time. Avoid standing too close to other players; otherwise, the healer might need to remove Slime several times from a single party member before the Tail Screw attack is used. As long as no one has the debuff, the highest priority after that is keeping the tank's health high. Karlabos seems to hit harder the lower his health is.

So in short, the healer's priorities are as follows:

  • Remove Slime debuff from everyone before Tail Screw attack > Keep tank health up > Keep party members' health up.

Aggressive difficulty r5.png Captain Madison

Kill the adds as soon as they spawn because they are quite weak. After Captain Madison charges a player and knocking them back. He immediately marks a random player and starts shooting at them with his gun. He will keep shooting until enough damage is dealt to him. He cannot be stunned while firing. At very low HP, Captain Madison will spawn a bunch of adds then run away.

Players should gather in the center of the boss room for the 3rd set and the 4th set (final set) of adds then AoE them down. Use caster Limit Break on the 3rd set if needed.

  • DUMP DPS on him after he charges someone and starts shooting because he will keep shooting until enough damage is dealt.

Aggressive difficulty r6.png Kraken

When only Kraken and Tentacles are up, attack Kraken and ignore Tentacles

When Kraken, Tentacles and Kraken's Arms are up, kill Kraken's Arms and ignore Tentacles.

When Kraken and 6 Kraken's Arms are up, just try to survive.

  • Attack Kraken and Kraken's Arms, ignore Tentacles.

The Ink Jet.png  Ink Jet AOE attacks are not worth dodging. Healers should remove the Blind icon1.png Blind they cause before resuming normal healing activities.

Alternative Method: Players should pick an Arm that is near the boss and is in a corner then kill the Arm. Then ranged DPS should hide near the hole in a position that is out of reach of other Arms and DPS the head of Kraken.


Silver Coffer (small).png Karlabos

Name Type Rarity Quantity
Antique sollerets icon1.png  Antique Sollerets Other BDungeon 1
Heros ring of aiming icon1.png  Hero's Ring of Aiming Ring CTomestone 1
Heros ring of casting icon1.png  Hero's Ring of Casting Ring CTomestone 1
Heros ring of fending icon1.png  Hero's Ring of Fending Ring CTomestone 1
Heros ring of healing icon1.png  Hero's Ring of Healing Ring CTomestone 1
Heros ring of slaying icon1.png  Hero's Ring of Slaying Ring CTomestone 1

Silver Coffer (small).png Captain Madison

Name Type Rarity Quantity
Heros bracelet of fending icon1.png  Hero's Bracelet of Fending Bracelets CTomestone 1
Heros bracelet of slaying icon1.png  Hero's Bracelet of Slaying Bracelets CTomestone 1
Heros bracelet of aiming icon1.png  Hero's Bracelet of Aiming Bracelets CTomestone 1
Heros bracelet of casting icon1.png  Hero's Bracelet of Casting Bracelets CTomestone 1
Heros bracelet of healing icon1.png  Hero's Bracelet of Healing Bracelets CTomestone 1
Antique gauntlets icon1.png  Antique Gauntlets Other BDungeon 1
Name Type Rarity Quantity
Heros earrings of fending icon1.png  Hero's Earrings of Fending Earrings CTomestone 1
Heros earrings of slaying icon1.png  Hero's Earrings of Slaying Earrings CTomestone 1
Heros earrings of aiming icon1.png  Hero's Earrings of Aiming Earrings CTomestone 1
Heros earrings of casting icon1.png  Hero's Earrings of Casting Earrings CTomestone 1
Heros earrings of healing icon1.png  Hero's Earrings of Healing Earrings CTomestone 1
Antique helm icon1.png  Antique Helm Other BDungeon 1

Gold Coffer (small).png Kraken

Name Type Rarity Quantity
Heros necklace of fending icon1.png  Hero's Necklace of Fending Necklace CTomestone 1
Heros necklace of slaying icon1.png  Hero's Necklace of Slaying Necklace CTomestone 1
Heros necklace of aiming icon1.png  Hero's Necklace of Aiming Necklace CTomestone 1
Heros necklace of casting icon1.png  Hero's Necklace of Casting Necklace CTomestone 1
Heros necklace of healing icon1.png  Hero's Necklace of Healing Necklace CTomestone 1
Antique mail icon1.png  Antique Mail Other BDungeon 1
Antique breeches icon1.png  Antique Breeches Other BDungeon 1
Tight-beaked parrot icon2.png  Tight-beaked Parrot Minion ABasic 1
Triple Triad Card r3.png  Kraken Card   Drops at a fixed rate. Triple Triad Card 1
Faded copy of riptide icon1.png  Faded Copy of Riptide   Drops at a fixed rate. Orchestrion Roll ABasic 1

Other Loot

Bronze Coffer (small).png Treasure Coffer (X:7.5, Y:16.3)

Name Type Rarity Quantity
Splintered chest icon1.png  Splintered Chest Other ABasic 1