The Great Gubal Library

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The Great Gubal Library
Type Light Party Dungeon
Patch 3.0 (Heavensward)
Level 59-60
iLevel ??
Players 4 (1 Tank / 1 Healer / 2 DPS)
Time Limit 90 Minutes
Roulette Leveling
Entrance The Dravanian Hinterlands
(x28.6, y37.9, z1.9)
UnlockMain Quest Forbidden Knowledge
Bosses Demon Tome, Byblos, The Everliving Bibliotaph

Lore

Built by the learned men and women of Sharlayan, the Great Gubal Library is the grandest repository of knowledge in all of Eorzea. Lining its towering shelves are tomes beyond count, gathered from the farthest reaches of the realm. Like the city-state, however, the library was abandoned by its caretakers when they fled to their motherland in the face of Garlean invasion. And now, fifteen years since its doors were sealed, you will be the first soul to set foot within its halls. Your destination is the forbidden section deep within the library, where lies your objective: the fruits of Matoya’s research on the aetheric converger.
—Game Description

Unlock

Level 59+ players need to start the level 59 Main Scenario Quest Forbidden Knowledge. Players can start the quest by talking to Matoya in Matoya's Cave (x6, y5). To unlock the quest, players need to complete the level 59 Main Scenario Quest Matoya's Cave.

Objectives

  1. Defeat the demon tome
  2. Defeat Byblos
  3. Defeat the Everliving Bibliotaph

Bosses

The Great Gubal Library Guide

Demon Tome

The Demon Tome is similar to the Demon Wall in Amdapor Keep, with a few added skills, but doesn't advance.

  • Like the Demon Wall, the Demon Tome will cast an AOE down the middle of the room, then the sides. If this hits you, it will have a slowing effect, making it harder to get past him for Disclosure.
  • As he is between casting the two previous attacks, the Demon Tome will also cast Dark Blizzard III, a circle AOE that will target a random player.
  • The Demon Tome will occasionally cast Disclosure and "begin to glow." This signals that you need to run along the sides of the arena to the backs-side of the Tome. Anyone on the wrong side of it when it closes will be killed instantly.
  • The Demon Tome will cast Words of Winter after a while, an attack similar to Shiva's ground freeze - when the ground is frozen, you will move a certain length in the direction you attempt to go. Unlike Shiva, this is not all the way to the edge of the arena; it is a matter of several yalms. At that point it will always be active when it casts Disclosure.

Take note that the fence is not present to the immediate left and right of the book, but you cannot fall off the ledge despite this. The easiest way to get past him when frozen, for PC players, is to press Q or E while directly facing the boss (assuming you haven't remapped those keys) so that you slide into the fence, then W twice so that you slide forward and past him. Alternately, holding right-click and pressing A or D will accomplish the same thing. While I haven't attempted the boss with a controller on PC, just tapping left or right once, and then forward twice, 'should' get the job done as well.

Byblos

Byblos is a book demon, and the second boss of The Great Gubal Library.

  • At intervals, Byblos will run to the center of the book that summoned him and become invincible. Shortly after, two books will spawn with adds in them. They will fire Death Ray, a low damage line AoE that extends pretty far. Kill the adds quickly. When they die, they will draw a tether between them and a given player (like the ice, fire, and lightning orbs in the Scylla encounter in Labyrinth of the Ancients. Draw this orb into Byblos to break his invulnerability.
  • After one invulnerability phase, Byblos will begin spawning clouds of oil fumes around the room. These will cause 2k damage and a pushback when you run through them, so take them in turns, carefully, to keep them from stacking up. The clouds will break the orbs from the invulnerability phase if they collide, requiring your party to deal with another set of adds.
  • Performs Gale Cut fairly regularly, a frontal attack that deals mild damage to tanks. This has no ground warning, and can be avoided by either running through or to the side. It has a cast time of around 2.5-3 seconds.
  • Performs Tail Swipe when someone is behind him, a rear-facing conal attack. This seems to only happen if someone is behind him.
  • Performs Head Down on a random party member, which is a fairly damaging charge attack/sort-of stun. This cannot be avoided regardless of any attempt to move away from it and it will hit all party members in its path. If he targets you, try not to line yourself up with your party, or run forward to minimize the area he will affect.

The Everliving Bibliotaph

The Everliving Bibliotaph has a few ground-pattern AOE attacks in addition to:

  • At 3 intervals throughout the fight (roughly 85%, 55%, and 25% HP), Bibliotaph will begin casting Void Summon. Platforms on the ground will light up, and they will need a certain number of players to stand on them in order to cancel their summon. When one light on the platform is lit up, only one player is needed to stand on it to cancel the summon. When two lights on the platform are lit, two players must stand on it. When three lights are lit, the platform needs three players. Before this fight, figure out who will go with who for the first two phases, and plan to run all together for the final (three-person) phase. If a platform's summon is not canceled, that platform will summon a voidsent add to the boss fight.

Note: All six platforms will light up the first time (for one player each), four will light the second time (two players each), and only two will light the third time (three players each). You seem to have around ten seconds to cancel all the summons (need confirmation) before the add is spawned.

  • At intervals, Bibliotaph will mark players with targets. If you are targeted, run to one side of the arena between platforms to bait the AOE he will place on you. This will pulse several times and inflict damage and Vulnerability on players.
  • After the 2nd Void Summon at roughly 55% HP, he will begin casting Deep Darkness which covers the entire outside of the arena, immediately followed by Magic Burst (occasionally he will cast Magic Burst first), which covers the inside of the arena. Deep Darkness hits tanks for around 3k and causes a 25-30 second Heavy debuff. Magic Burst deals damage and a knockback.

Loot

Demon Tome Loot

Armor:

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Slot Defence Magic Defence Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Sharlayan Conservator's Belt Sharlayan conservators belt icon1.png 59 148 ARC, BRD, MCH Waist 96 96 0 Dexterity +30, Vitality +29, Accuracy +24, Skill Speed +17
Sharlayan Conservator's Boots Sharlayan conservators boots icon1.png 59 148 ARC, BRD, MCH Feet 111 111 0 Dexterity +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +32, Skill Speed +22
Sharlayan Custodian's Belt Sharlayan custodians belt icon1.png 59 148 GLA, MRD, PLD, WAR, DRK Waist 175 175 0 Strength +30, Vitality +29, Determination +15, Skill Speed +24
Sharlayan Custodian's Boots Sharlayan custodians boots icon1.png 59 148 GLA, MRD, PLD, WAR, DRK Feet 202 202 0 Strength +40, Vitality +38, Parry +32, Accuracy +22
Sharlayan Emissary's Belt Sharlayan emissarys belt icon1.png 59 148 ROG, NIN Waist 96 96 0 Dexterity +30, Vitality +29, Accuracy +17, Skill Speed +24
Sharlayan Emissary's Boots Sharlayan emissarys boots icon1.png 59 148 ROG, NIN Feet 111 111 0 Dexterity +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +22, Critical Hit Rate +32
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Belt Sharlayan pankratiasts belt icon1.png 59 148 PGL, MNK Waist 96 96 0 Strength +30, Vitality +29, Determination +15, Skill Speed +24
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Boots Sharlayan pankratiasts boots icon1.png 59 148 PGL, MNK Feet 111 111 0 Strength +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +22, Skill Speed +32
Sharlayan Pathmaker's Belt Sharlayan pathmakers belt icon1.png 59 148 LNC, DRG Waist 122 96 0 Strength +30, Vitality +29, Accuracy +24, Critical Hit Rate +17
Sharlayan Pathmaker's Boots Sharlayan pathmakers boots icon1.png 59 148 LNC, DRG Feet 141 111 0 Strength +40, Vitality +38, Determination +29, Skill Speed +22
Sharlayan Philosopher's Belt Sharlayan philosophers belt icon1.png 59 148 THM, ACN, BLM, SMN Waist 70 122 0 Vitality +26, Intelligence +30, Critical Hit Rate +17, Spell Speed +24
Sharlayan Philosopher's Boots Sharlayan philosophers boots icon1.png 59 148 THM, ACN, BLM, SMN Feet 81 141 0 Vitality +34, Intelligence +40, Accuracy +32, Determination +21
Sharlayan Preceptor's Belt Sharlayan preceptors belt icon1.png 59 148 CNJ, WHM, SCH, AST Waist 70 122 0 Vitality +26, Mind +30, Piety +19, Critical Hit Rate +17
Sharlayan Preceptor's Boots Sharlayan preceptors boots icon1.png 59 148 CNJ, WHM, SCH, AST Feet 81 141 0 Vitality +34, Mind +40, Determination +21, Spell Speed +32

Accessories:

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Slot Defence Magic Defence Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Sharlayan Conservator's Bangle Sharlayan conservators bangle icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Bracelets 1 1 0 Dexterity +30, Accuracy +24, Determination +15
Sharlayan Conservator's Ring Sharlayan conservators ring icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Ring 1 1 0 Dexterity +30, Accuracy +24, Critical Hit Rate +17
Sharlayan Custodian's Bangle Sharlayan custodians bangle icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Bracelets 1 1 0 Vitality +29, Parry +17, Accuracy +24
Sharlayan Custodian's Ring Sharlayan custodians ring icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Ring 1 1 0 Vitality +29, Accuracy +17, Critical Hit Rate +24
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Bangle Sharlayan pankratiasts bangle icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Bracelets 1 1 0 Strength +30, Accuracy +24, Skill Speed +17
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Ring Sharlayan pankratiasts ring icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Ring 1 1 0 Strength +30, Determination +22, Skill Speed +17
Sharlayan Philosopher's Bangle Sharlayan philosophers bangle icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Bracelets 1 1 0 Intelligence +30, Accuracy +24, Spell Speed +17
Sharlayan Philosopher's Ring Sharlayan philosophers ring icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Ring 1 1 0 Intelligence +30, Accuracy +17, Critical Hit Rate +24
Sharlayan Preceptor's Bangle Sharlayan preceptors bangle icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Bracelets 1 1 0 Mind +30, Piety +19, Spell Speed +17
Sharlayan Preceptor's Ring Sharlayan preceptors ring icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Ring 1 1 0 Mind +30, Piety +14, Determination +22

Byblos Loot

Armor:

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Slot Defence Magic Defence Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Sharlayan Conservator's Gloves Sharlayan conservators gloves icon1.png 59 148 ARC, BRD, MCH Hands 111 111 0 Dexterity +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +32, Determination +21
Sharlayan Conservator's Hat Sharlayan conservators hat icon1.png 59 148 ARC, BRD, MCH Head 111 111 0 Dexterity +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +32, Critical Hit Rate +22
Sharlayan Custodian's Gloves Sharlayan custodians gloves icon1.png 59 148 GLA, MRD, PLD, WAR, DRK Hands 202 202 0 Strength +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +32, Determination +21
Sharlayan Custodian's Helm Sharlayan custodians helm icon1.png 59 148 GLA, MRD, PLD, WAR, DRK Head 202 202 0 Strength +40, Vitality +38, Determination +29, Skill Speed +22
Sharlayan Emissary's Cap Sharlayan emissarys cap icon1.png 59 148 ROG, NIN Head 111 111 0 Dexterity +40, Vitality +38, Critical Hit Rate +22, Skill Speed +32
Sharlayan Emissary's Gloves Sharlayan emissarys gloves icon1.png 59 148 ROG, NIN Hands 111 111 0 Dexterity +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +32, Determination +21
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Cap Sharlayan pankratiasts cap icon1.png 59 148 PGL, MNK Head 111 111 0 Strength +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +22, Critical Hit Rate +32
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Gloves Sharlayan pankratiasts gloves icon1.png 59 148 PGL, MNK Hands 111 111 0 Strength +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +32, Critical Hit Rate +22
Sharlayan Pathmaker's Gloves Sharlayan pathmakers gloves icon1.png 59 148 LNC, DRG Hands 141 111 0 Strength +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +22, Skill Speed +32
Sharlayan Pathmaker's Helm Sharlayan pathmakers helm icon1.png 59 148 LNC, DRG Head 141 111 0 Strength +40, Vitality +38, Accuracy +32, Skill Speed +22
Sharlayan Philosopher's Gloves Sharlayan philosophers gloves icon1.png 59 148 THM, ACN, BLM, SMN Hands 81 141 0 Vitality +34, Intelligence +40, Accuracy +22, Critical Hit Rate +32
Sharlayan Philosopher's Hat Sharlayan philosophers hat icon1.png 59 148 THM, ACN, BLM, SMN Head 81 141 0 Vitality +34, Intelligence +40, Determination +29, Spell Speed +22
Sharlayan Preceptor's Gloves Sharlayan preceptors gloves icon1.png 59 148 CNJ, WHM, SCH, AST Hands 81 141 0 Vitality +34, Mind +40, Piety +18, Spell Speed +32
Sharlayan Preceptor's Hat Sharlayan preceptors hat icon1.png 59 148 CNJ, WHM, SCH, AST Head 81 141 0 Vitality +34, Mind +40, Piety +18, Critical Hit Rate +32

Accessories:

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Slot Defence Magic Defence Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Sharlayan Conservator's Choker Sharlayan conservators choker icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Necklace 1 1 0 Dexterity +30, Critical Hit Rate +24, Skill Speed +17
Sharlayan Conservator's Earrings Sharlayan conservators earrings icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Earrings 1 1 0 Dexterity +30, Accuracy +24, Skill Speed +17
Sharlayan Custodian's Choker Sharlayan custodians choker icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Necklace 1 1 0 Vitality +29, Critical Hit Rate +17, Determination +22
Sharlayan Custodian's Earrings Sharlayan custodians earrings icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Earrings 1 1 0 Vitality +29, Accuracy +24, Skill Speed +17
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Choker Sharlayan pankratiasts choker icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Necklace 1 1 0 Strength +30, Accuracy +17, Critical Hit Rate +24
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Earrings Sharlayan pankratiasts earrings icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Earrings 1 1 0 Strength +30, Critical Hit Rate +24, Determination +15
Sharlayan Philosopher's Choker Sharlayan philosophers choker icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Necklace 1 1 0 Intelligence +30, Accuracy +24, Determination +15
Sharlayan Philosopher's Earrings Sharlayan philosophers earrings icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Earrings 1 1 0 Intelligence +30, Determination +22, Spell Speed +17
Sharlayan Preceptor's Choker Sharlayan preceptors choker icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Necklace 1 1 0 Mind +30, Critical Hit Rate +24, Spell Speed +17
Sharlayan Preceptor's Earrings Sharlayan preceptors earrings icon1.png 59 148 All Classes Earrings 1 1 0 Mind +30, Piety +19, Determination +15

The Everliving Bibliotaph Loot

Weapons:

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Damage (Type) Delay Auto Attack Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Belah'dian Anelace Belahdian anelace icon1.png 59 148 GLA PLD 60 (Physical) 2.16 43.20 0 Strength +51, Vitality +48, Determination +26, Skill Speed +39
Belah'dian Cinquedea Belahdian cinquedea icon1.png 59 148 ROG NIN 60 (Physical) 2.64 52.80 0 Dexterity +71, Vitality +67, Critical Hit Rate +55, Determination +36
Belah'dian Claymore Belahdian claymore icon1.png 59 148 DRK 60 (Physical) 2.96 59.20 0 Strength +71, Vitality +67, Determination +52, Skill Speed +39
Lewphon's Eye Lewphons eye icon1.png 59 148 AST 84 (Magical) 3.20 64.00 0 Vitality +60, Mind +71, Piety +45, Spell Speed +39
Old World Composite Bow Old world composite bow icon1.png 59 148 ARC BRD 54 (Physical) 2.88 51.84 0 Dexterity +71, Vitality +67, Critical Hit Rate +39, Skill Speed +55
Old World Rod Old world rod icon1.png 59 148 THM BLM 84 (Magical) 3.20 64.00 0 Vitality +60, Intelligence +71, Critical Hit Rate +55, Spell Speed +39
Pre-imperial Garlean Revolver Pre-imperial garlean revolver icon1.png 59 148 MCH 54 (Physical) 2.64 47.52 0 Dexterity +71, Vitality +67, Critical Hit Rate +55, Determination +36
Royal Nymian Marine Battleaxe Royal nymian marine battleaxe icon1.png 59 148 MRD WAR 60 (Physical) 3.36 67.20 0 Strength +71, Vitality +67, Critical Hit Rate +55, Determination +36
Royal Nymian Marine Codex Royal nymian marine codex icon1.png 59 148 SCH 84 (Magical) 2.96 59.20 0 Vitality +60, Mind +71, Piety +45, Spell Speed +39
Royal Nymian Marine Grimoire Royal nymian marine grimoire icon1.png 59 148 ACN SMN 84 (Magical) 2.96 59.20 0 Vitality +60, Intelligence +71, Critical Hit Rate +39, Determination +52
Thavnairian Cane Thavnairian cane icon1.png 59 148 CNJ WHM 84 (Magical) 3.20 64.00 0 Vitality +60, Mind +71, Piety +45, Determination +36
Thavnairian Katars Thavnairian katars icon1.png 59 148 PGL MNK 60 (Physical) 2.56 51.20 0 Strength +71, Vitality +67, Critical Hit Rate +39, Determination +52
Thavnairian Partisan Thavnairian partisan icon1.png 59 148 LNC DRG 60 (Physical) 2.88 57.60 0 Strength +71, Vitality +67, Critical Hit Rate +39, Skill Speed +55

Armor:

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Slot Defence Magic Defence Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Sharlayan Conservator's Coat Sharlayan conservators coat icon1.png 59 148 ARC, BRD, MCH Body 155 155 0 Dexterity +66, Vitality +62, Determination +48, Skill Speed +36
Sharlayan Conservator's Longkilt Sharlayan conservators longkilt icon1.png 59 148 ARC, BRD, MCH Legs 155 155 0 Dexterity +66, Vitality +62, Critical Hit Rate +51, Determination +33
Sharlayan Custodian's Coat Sharlayan custodians coat icon1.png 59 148 GLA, MRD, PLD, WAR, DRK Body 282 282 0 Strength +66, Vitality +62, Parry +36, Accuracy +51
Sharlayan Custodian's Longkilt Sharlayan custodians longkilt icon1.png 59 148 GLA, MRD, PLD, WAR, DRK Legs 282 282 0 Strength +66, Vitality +62, Critical Hit Rate +51, Determination +33
Sharlayan Emissary's Coat Sharlayan emissarys coat icon1.png 59 148 ROG, NIN Body 155 155 0 Dexterity +66, Vitality +62, Determination +48, Skill Speed +36
Sharlayan Emissary's Longkilt Sharlayan emissarys longkilt icon1.png 59 148 ROG, NIN Legs 155 155 0 Dexterity +66, Vitality +62, Accuracy +51, Skill Speed +36
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Coat Sharlayan pankratiasts coat icon1.png 59 148 PGL, MNK Body 155 155 0 Strength +66, Vitality +62, Accuracy +51, Skill Speed +36
Sharlayan Pankratiast's Longkilt Sharlayan pankratiasts longkilt icon1.png 59 148 PGL, MNK Legs 155 155 0 Strength +66, Vitality +62, Critical Hit Rate +51, Determination +33
Sharlayan Pathmaker's Coat Sharlayan pathmakers coat icon1.png 59 148 LNC, DRG Body 198 155 0 Strength +66, Vitality +62, Determination +33, Skill Speed +51
Sharlayan Pathmaker's Longkilt Sharlayan pathmakers longkilt icon1.png 59 148 LNC, DRG Legs 198 155 0 Strength +66, Vitality +62, Accuracy +51, Critical Hit Rate +36
Sharlayan Philosopher's Coat Sharlayan philosophers coat icon1.png 59 148 THM, ACN, BLM, SMN Body 113 198 0 Vitality +56, Intelligence +66, Critical Hit Rate +36, Spell Speed +51
Sharlayan Philosopher's Longkilt Sharlayan philosophers longkilt icon1.png 59 148 THM, ACN, BLM, SMN Legs 113 198 0 Vitality +56, Intelligence +66, Accuracy +51, Spell Speed +36
Sharlayan Preceptor's Coat Sharlayan preceptors coat icon1.png 59 148 CNJ, WHM, SCH, AST Body 113 198 0 Vitality +56, Mind +66, Critical Hit Rate +36, Determination +48
Sharlayan Preceptor's Longkilt Sharlayan preceptors longkilt icon1.png 59 148 CNJ, WHM, SCH, AST Legs 113 198 0 Vitality +56, Mind +66, Piety +42, Spell Speed +36
The Southern Sun The southern sun icon1.png 59 148 GLA, PLD Shield 272 272 0 Strength +20, Vitality +19, Parry +11, Critical Hit Rate +16

Additional Treasure Coffers

Treasure Coffer 1

Coordinates: (x9,y10)

Treasure Coffer 2

Coordinates: (x13,y10)

Treasure Coffer 3

Coordinates: (x12,y12)

Treasure Coffer 4

Coordinates: (x16,y10)

Treasure Coffer 5

Coordinates: (x15,y10)

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