The Drowned City of Skalla (Normal) | FFXIV Pocket Guide - Final Fantasy XIV - Stormblood (2024)

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    • The Old One
    • Hrodric Poisontongue

Player Level: 70
Item Level: 300
Patch 4.1:The Legend Returns
Orchestrion Roll:TBD


Dungeon Bosses



Phase 1 Alerts

  • The edges of the arena are danger zones during this fight and will apply Water Resist Down debuffs on players who enter them.
  • When the boss leaps to one side of the arena, pay close attention to the attack he is casting to avoid being knocked into the edges.
  • Players targeted with orange markers should avoid kiting their water orbs near other players.
Attack Script
  • [Torpedo
  • Rising Seas
  • Hydro Pull
  • Hydro Push
  • Blood Puddle]
  • [Repeat]



Tank Healer Tankbuster

Important Notes:
  • This attack hits the tank for moderate damage.


Rising Seas

Healer Raid Wide AoE

Important Notes:
  • This attack hits for moderate group wide damage.


Hydro Pull

Everyone Mechanic

Important Notes:
  • The boss will leap to one side of the arena and begin to cast this attack - all players should run to the opposite side of the platform and prepare to be pulled towards the boss.


Hydro Push

Everyone Mechanic Knockback

Important Notes:
  • The boss will leap to one side of the arena and begin to cast this attack - all players should run to the boss and stack in front of him to prepare to be knocked back across the platform.


Bloody Puddle

Everyone Marker Puddle AoE Tether

Important Notes:
  • 2 players will be marked with orange markers - these players will drop a large circular puddle AoE where they stand, so move away from others.
  • Marked players will then be tethered to a water orb that will follow the player around and fast cast a circular AoE, hitting players within range for damage and a Water Resist Down debuff.


The Old One

Phase 1 Alerts

  • Players should be sure to kill all Subservient adds before the boss casts Order to Self-destruct.
  • When transformed into spriggans, players must drop bombs in the paths of the Subservient adds to destroy them.
Attack Script
  • [Mystic Light
  • Mystic Flame
  • Subservient & Order to Self-destruct
  • Shifting Light]
  • [Repeat]


Mystic Light

Everyone Cone AoE

Important Notes:
  • This attack targets 1 player with a large frontal cone AoE.


Mystic Flame

Everyone Circular AoE

Important Notes:
  • 2 players will be targeted with a large circular AoEs.


Subservient & Order to Self-destruct



Everyone Mechanic Spawn

  • The boss will spawn multiple Subservient adds that will slowly move around the arena.
  • Players should kill all of these adds before Order to Self-destruct casts.
Order to Self-destruct

Everyone Mechanic

  • While players are killing the Subservient adds, the boss will begin to cast Order to Self-destruct - all adds must be killed before this cast finishes.


Shifting Light

Everyone Mechanic Transformation

Important Notes:
  • All players will be transformed into spriggans and can only execute a single move - this attack must be used to instantly kill Subservient adds before the boss finishes casting Order to Self-destruct.


Hrodric Poisontongue

Phase 1 Alerts

  • The boss has 2 attacks that are only telegraphed through animations - pay attention to whether he is raising is arm or tail and dodge appropriately.
  • All attacks from this boss give players stacking Vulnerability Up debuffs.
  • Players should keep an eye out for the gaze attack icon as this attack has a fast cast time.
Attack Script
  • [Rusting Claw
  • Tall Drive
  • The Spin
  • Ring of Chaos
  • Eye of the Fire
  • Cross of Chaos
  • Circle of Chaos
  • Words of Woe]
  • [Repeat]


Rusting Claw

Tank Melee DPS Cleave

Important Notes:
  • This attack has no telegraph - look for the boss to raise his right arm and move away from his front.


Tail Drive

Tank Melee DPS Cleave

Important Notes:
  • This attack has no telegraph - look for the boss to raise his tail into the air and move out from behind him.


The Spin

Everyone Proximity AoE

Important Notes:
  • The boss will crouch down in place and telegraph the proximity AoE - run to the farthest from his position.


Ring of Chaos

Everyone Marker Donut AoE

Important Notes:
  • 1 player will be targeted with a purple marker and drop a donut AoE where they stand - this player should stand still once marked to ensure that the rest of the group can get to safe zones.


Eye of the Fire

Everyone Gaze

Important Notes:
  • This attack as a quick cast and will confuse all players who are looking at the boss when it goes off.


Cross of Chaos

Everyone Marker Column AoE

Important Notes:
  • 1 player will be targeted with a purple marker and cross shaped telegraph - this player should stop moving to allow the rest of the group to move into safe zones.


Circle of Chaos

Everyone Marker Puddle AoE

Important Notes:
  • 1 player will be targeted with a purple marker and will drop a puddle AoE where they stand - move away from others to avoid splashing damage.


Words of Woe

Everyone Column AoE

Important Notes:
  • The boss will turn to 1 player and cast a long column AoE in their direction - move away from the boss' front to avoid being hit.
The Drowned City of Skalla (Normal) | FFXIV Pocket Guide - Final Fantasy XIV - Stormblood (2024)


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