The Borderland Ruins (Secure)

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The Borderland Ruins (Secure)

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Not Allowed
Time limit
20 minutes
Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 50 Allagan Tomestone of Causality 50 Allagan Tomestone of Comedy 20 
Req. quest
quest Like Civilized Men and Women

While many will remember the Calamity for the destruction it wrought upon the realm of Eorzea, that destruction was not without its blessings─one of those being the uncovering of ancient Allagan ruins hidden underneath the war-scarred Carteneau Flats and heretofore unseen for several Astral Eras. When an attempt by the Grand Companies of Eorzea to determine the control of these ruins, and more importantly the secrets they contain, through peaceful negotiations ended in failure, the city-states instead elected to solve the issue of dominion using a form of civilized warfare dubbed Frontline.

— In-game description

The Borderland Ruins (Secure) is a level 30 PvP duty introduced in patch 2.3. It is a 24v24v24 Frontline battle where players must capture and hold select regions to gain a specified tactical rating before time runs out. Before other Frontline maps were added, it was common to refer to this map as just Frontline or Carteneau Flats.

Victory conditions

In order to win, players must reach a specified tactical rating to win. This can be done in one of three ways:

  • Occupying Key Locations
  • Engaging Opposing Teams
  • Defeating monsters

If none of the three alliances reach the specified tactical rating before time runs out, victory is determined by whichever team has the highest tactical rating.

Occupying Key Locations

Key locations such as outposts and Allagan ruins can be identified by flags, indicating the Grand Company that currently controls them. At the start of each match, all locations will be unoccupied. By remaining in close proximity to the flags at these locations, players can occupy them to improve their team's tactical rating. However, these areas may turn neutral should enemies come within proximity of a flag controlled by your team, or vice versa.

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A team's tactical rating will increase by a fixed amount upon claiming key locations, and will continue to increase over time for every location that remains occupied by their Grand Company.

Occupying these locations will prove key to victory, as this greatly affects your tactical rating.

  • The number of flags on the field will depend on the number of participants matched for combat.

Engaging Opposing Teams

Incapacitating opposing players will also increase your team's tactical rating.

Defeating Monsters

Monsters will appear on the field periodically. Slaying them will also improve your team's tactical rating.

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An icon will appear on the map 30 seconds before enemies spawn.

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