The Whorleater (Extreme)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the level 50 challenge-mode trial. For the story-mode Main Scenario trial, see The Whorleater (Hard).

The Whorleater (Extreme)

The whorleater extreme banner1.png
50 (Sync: 50)
Item Level
Party size
Full Party
8 man 2 Tank role.png 2 Healer role.png 4 DPS role.png
Time limit
60 minutes
Duty Finder
High-end Trials (A Realm Reborn)
Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 20 
Req. quest
Feature quest Whorl of a Time
Lower La Noscea (X:24.6, Y:33.0)
The Whorleater
La Noscea
The echo icon1.png The Echo
On wipe: +5% (max +25%)

Though their beloved god was slain at the hands of the Warrior of Light, the Sahagin have wasted little time in mourning his passing. Drawing on the occult knowledge of the Ascians, the scaly beastmen have performed a foul ritual fueled by blood and sacrifice to bring forth the mightiest incarnation of Leviathan the realm has yet seen. Before the ocean deity can summon a tidal wave of catastrophic proportions, the Whorleater must once again set sail for open waters─and for victory.

— In-game description

The Whorleater (Extreme) is a level 50 trial introduced in patch 2.2.


The Whorleater (Extreme) Video Guide
How to dodge slams and dives Guide

Aggressive difficulty r6.png Lord of the Whorl: Leviathan

General Tips

Always keep an eye on Leviathan, no matter what else you're doing. If he vanishes, check for the geyser and run to the opposite end of the arena.

Kill the adds quickly. The Wavetooth Sahagin do nasty things if they live too long. The Gyre Spumes reduce the Elemental Conversion, which is required to survive Tsunamis.

One of the tanks will have the Briny Mirror debuff. Healing that tank will give the healer a Briny Veil debuff, which lowers their healing ability and stacks up to 16, at which point they can't act at all. Therefore, healers should swap healing this tank. Note: Abilities such as White Mage's Regen do not increase the Briny Veil stack.


Body Slam - The start point is signaled by a geyser animation. Leviathan will then emerge from the water and body slam the platform, pulling everyone towards that side. If you're too close, you can take damage or fall off entirely (when the railings are gone). When you see the geyser, run to the opposite end of the arena.

Spinning Dive - Also signaled by an identical geyser animation, plus water spheres falling from the sky. Take note of where the geyser is, Leviathan will leap from that point in a straight line across the arena. If you are in his path you will take damage and be pushed (if the rails are down, you'll go off the edge)

Phase 1

The railings are up in this phase, providing a safety net if you miss the Body Slam or Spinning Dive. Leviathan dives into into the water after taking 10% damage, does a Body Slam, and then splits into the head and tail. Veil of the Whorl.png  Veil of the Whorl means the head reflects physical ranged damage, and the tail reflects magic damage. Melee is fine for either.

Rotation: Wavespine – Spinning Dive/Slam – Wavetooth – Spinning Dive/Slam – Gyre Spume – 1 DIVE (On Converter) – Tsunami – Slap ->

Phase 2

<- Tsunami – Railings Break – Slap – Wavespine – Spinning Dive/Slam – Gyre Spume (MDPS LB) – Wave Spume – 1 DIVE (On Converter) – Tsunami – Slap ->

Phase 3

If you make it to the second Tsumani in this phase, you will wipe. Focus on killing Leviathan.

<- Tsunami – Wavetooth – Spinning Dive/Slam – Wavespine (Ignore) – TSUNAMI!!


See also: Tidal Weapons

Gold Coffer (small).png Treasure Coffer

Name Type Item Level Rarity Quantity
Paladins tidal arms (il 95) icon1.png  Paladin's Tidal Arms (IL 95) Other N/A CBlue 1
Wave axe icon1.png  Wave Axe Marauder's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave faussar icon1.png  Wave Faussar Dark Knight's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave harpoon icon1.png  Wave Harpoon Lancer's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave patas icon1.png  Wave Patas Pugilist's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave katana icon1.png  Wave Katana Samurai's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave kris icon1.png  Wave Kris Rogue's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave bow icon1.png  Wave Bow Archer's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave musketoon icon1.png  Wave Musketoon Machinist's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave grimoire icon1.png  Wave Grimoire Arcanist's Grimoire 95 CBlue 1
Wave rapier icon1.png  Wave Rapier Red Mage's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave cane icon1.png  Wave Cane Two-handed Conjurer's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave codex icon1.png  Wave Codex Scholar's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave torquetum icon1.png  Wave Torquetum Astrologian's Arm 95 CBlue 1
Wave buckler icon1.png  Wave Buckler Shield 95 CBlue 1
Leviathans barb icon1.png  Leviathan's Barb Material N/A ABasic 1
Barb of the whorl icon1.png  Barb of the Whorl Material N/A ABasic 1
Mirror of the whorl icon1.png  Mirror of the Whorl Other N/A ABasic 1
Tidal weapon coffer (il 95) icon1.png  Tidal Weapon Coffer (IL 95) Other N/A ABasic 1
Enbarr whistle icon1.png  Enbarr Whistle Other N/A ABasic 1
Faded copy of wreck to the seaman icon1.png  Faded Copy of Wreck to the Seaman Orchestrion Roll N/A ABasic 1
Faded copy of through the maelstrom icon1.png  Faded Copy of Through the Maelstrom Orchestrion Roll N/A ABasic 1


This duty is associated with the following achievements:

Name Points Task Reward Patch
I eat whorls for breakfast icon1.png  I Eat Whorls for Breakfast 10 Defeat Leviathan on the Whorleater (Extreme). - 2.2
Mightier than the whorl icon1.png  Mightier than the Whorl 5 Complete the Whorleater (Extreme) with a party of only blue mages, Silence Echo turned on, and Unrestricted Party turned off. - 5.15