The Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) Dungeon Guide for Final Fantasy 14

The Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) Dungeon Guide for Final Fantasy 14 ...

In this dungeon, you will return to the Tam-Tara Deepcroft for the wedding of Edda and her beloved Avere, whom you previously witnessed. Paiyo Reiyo encourages you to venture inside the dungeon and discover Edda before it's too late.

While the scenery is similar to that of Tam-Tara Deepcroft, this dungeon features entirely new bosses and mechanics. Before you're ready to face the horrors of this dungeon, here's a look at each of the players you'll encounter, their attacks and mechanics, and how to combat them.

How To Unlock The Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard)

This dungeon can be triggered by accessing the following side quest.

  • Accept the quest 'Corpse Groom'
    • NPC Location: Paiyo Reiyo - Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:12.2, Y:8.1)
  • NPC Location: Paiyo Reiyo - Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:12.2, Y:8.1)
  • NPC Location: Paiyo Reiyo - Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:12.2, Y:8.1)

After finishing the main Scenario Quest 'The Ultimate Weapon,' this quest will begin.

Dungeon Walkthrough

The Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) section will include Usher-type enemies that are tied to other enemies in the area. The tether makes the Usher invulnerable to attacks, thus killing the enemies it is tied to first. Once the Usher is down, you'll be able to enter the next area.

After defeating the first boss, you will enter the crypts of the dungeon. Open each Defiled Coffin and kill the enemy that appears to proceed. Keep in mind that the player who opens the coffin will be inflicted with Terror for a few seconds, preventing them from moving or attacking. A large circle AoE attack also may be avoided.

Then, in the third section of this dungeon, you will encounter glowing yellow orbs floating around the arena. An AoE attack will arise if you move out of this AoE. Don't worry about clearing the orbs from the area, as they will shortly respawn.

Liavinne

Liavinne, the first boss of the Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard), will face several players throughout the battle. Liavinne's bestman and bridesmaid enemies will appear and attack them. Liavinne's attacks and mechanics are explained below.

  • Quick Nock: Liavinne will deal damage in a conal AoE to her front. The Tank should face the boss away from the rest of the party to avoid hitting them with this attack.
  • Inhumanity: Liavinne will deal damage to a player, then summon several Best Man and Bridesmaid enemies. These enemies will target the player marked with Inhumanity. Shortly after Liavinne casts Inhumanity, she will use Rotting Arrow and Tantrum.
    • Rotting Arrow: Liavinne will target a random player with a large circular AoE marker that deals damage in the area. This attack will also kill the Best Man and Bridesmaid enemies in the AoE.
    • Tantrum: Liavinne will deal damage to all party members and summoned corpses.When the Best Man and Bridesmaid enemies die to Tantrum, their corpses will explode, dealing high damage in the area and inflicting Vulnerability Up.
      • To prevent this, the player targeted with Rotting Arrow should move to the player targted by Inhumanity, so that the AoE covers all summoned corpses, destroying them when Rotting Arrow deals damage.
  • Rotting Arrow: Liavinne will target a random player with a large circular AoE marker that deals damage in the area. This attack will also kill the Best Man and Bridesmaid enemies in the AoE.
  • Tantrum: Liavinne will deal damage to all party members and summoned corpses.When the Best Man and Bridesmaid enemies die to Tantrum, their corpses will explode, dealing high damage in the area and inflicting Vulnerability Up.
    • To prevent this, the player targeted with Rotting Arrow should move to the player targted by Inhumanity, so that the AoE covers all summoned corpses, destroying them when Rotting Arrow deals damage.
  • To prevent this, the player targeted with Rotting Arrow should move to the player targted by Inhumanity, so that the AoE covers all summoned corpses, destroying them when Rotting Arrow deals damage.
  • Rotting Arrow: Liavinne will target a random player with a large circular AoE marker that deals damage in the area. This attack will also kill the Best Man and Bridesmaid enemies in the AoE.
  • Tantrum: Liavinne will deal damage to all party members and summoned corpses.When the Best Man and Bridesmaid enemies die to Tantrum, their corpses will explode, dealing high damage in the area and inflicting Vulnerability Up.
    • To prevent this, the player targeted with Rotting Arrow should move to the player targted by Inhumanity, so that the AoE covers all summoned corpses, destroying them when Rotting Arrow deals damage.
  • To prevent this, the player targeted with Rotting Arrow should move to the player targted by Inhumanity, so that the AoE covers all summoned corpses, destroying them when Rotting Arrow deals damage.
  • To prevent this, the player targeted with Rotting Arrow should move to the player targted by Inhumanity, so that the AoE covers all summoned corpses, destroying them when Rotting Arrow deals damage.

Liavinne will repeat these techniques until she gets defeated. Don't punish the best Man and Bridesmaid enemies directly, as the damage from Rotting Arrow will instantly kill them. Be sure to kill all corpses in this manner before Tantrum is cast.

Spare Body

The Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) has the second head of the Spare Body. Paiyo Reiyo will remain in the center of the arena throughout the fight, and your objective is to avoid him from taking damage. Nameless Spirits that move towards Paiyo Reiyo will periodically be unleashed. He will gain a stacking damage buff and expand in size.

Players should go into the Spirits before they reach the center, detonating them prematurely. Detonating a Nameless Spirit will cause damage in the area, so the Healer should be prepared to recover the party's health.

  • Iron Justice: The Spare Body will deal damage in a short cone AoE to its front. The Tank should face the boss away from the rest of the party to avoid hitting them with this attack.
  • Cloudcover: The Spare Body will target a player with an AoE attack, placing a Void puddle beneath them that deals damage over time. Avoid standing in this puddle while you deal with other mechanics.
  • Black Nebula: If the Paiyo Reiya is hit four times by the Nameless Spirits, the Spare Body will cast this attack, dealing lethal damage to all party members.

The Spare Body will continue these attacks until it is defeated. While the Healer and two DPS players run into Nameless Spirits, the Tank should keep the boss away from the party.

Avere Bravearm

While playing Avere Bravearm and Edda's next boss, several Void Gates are positioned around the arena during this fight. Edda will remain in the center of the arena until you leave, and a puddle surrounding her will inflict Bleeding. Below are some of the Tam-Tara Deepcroft's latest bosses.

  • Eyes for You: Avere Bravearm will deal damage in a short cone to his front. The Tank should face the boss away from the rest of the party to avoid hitting them with Eyes for You.
  • Void Gates: As mentioned above, various enemies will be summoned through the Void Gates throughout the fight.
    • Gargoyle: This untargetable enemy will cast Desolation, a long line AoE that deals moderate damage. Desolation will target players at random, and can cause multiple overlapping line AoEs to appear around the arena. Move to the safe spot between lines to avoid these attacks.
    • Flying Gargoyle: This untargetable enemy will cast Terror Eye, dealing damage in a circle AoE targeted at random players. Similar to the previous enemy, move out of the AoE indicators to avoid taking damage.
    • Groom-to-be: These enemies will appear from the Void Gates and slowly move towards Edda in the center of the arena. If they reach her Bleeding puddle, she will absorb them, lighting up one of the runes around the puddle. Then, she will cast Red Wedding, dealing damage to all party members. The damage of this attack increases with the number of runes that have been activated.
      • To prevent Red Wedding from dealing increasing damage, kill the Groom-to-be enemies before they reach the center.
  • Head Over Heels: The boss will deal damage to its primary target, healing for the amount of damage done. This attack is unavoidable, but doesn't heal the boss very much.
  • Gargoyle: This untargetable enemy will cast Desolation, a long line AoE that deals moderate damage. Desolation will target players at random, and can cause multiple overlapping line AoEs to appear around the arena. Move to the safe spot between lines to avoid these attacks.
  • Flying Gargoyle: This untargetable enemy will cast Terror Eye, dealing damage in a circle AoE targeted at random players. Similar to the previous enemy, move out of the AoE indicators to avoid taking damage.
  • Groom-to-be: These enemies will appear from the Void Gates and slowly move towards Edda in the center of the arena. If they reach her Bleeding puddle, she will absorb them, lighting up one of the runes around the puddle. Then, she will cast Red Wedding, dealing damage to all party members. The damage of this attack increases with the number of runes that have been activated.
    • To prevent Red Wedding from dealing increasing damage, kill the Groom-to-be enemies before they reach the center.
  • To prevent Red Wedding from dealing increasing damage, kill the Groom-to-be enemies before they reach the center.
  • Gargoyle: This untargetable enemy will cast Desolation, a long line AoE that deals moderate damage. Desolation will target players at random, and can cause multiple overlapping line AoEs to appear around the arena. Move to the safe spot between lines to avoid these attacks.
  • Flying Gargoyle: This untargetable enemy will cast Terror Eye, dealing damage in a circle AoE targeted at random players. Similar to the previous enemy, move out of the AoE indicators to avoid taking damage.
  • Groom-to-be: These enemies will appear from the Void Gates and slowly move towards Edda in the center of the arena. If they reach her Bleeding puddle, she will absorb them, lighting up one of the runes around the puddle. Then, she will cast Red Wedding, dealing damage to all party members. The damage of this attack increases with the number of runes that have been activated.
    • To prevent Red Wedding from dealing increasing damage, kill the Groom-to-be enemies before they reach the center.
  • To prevent Red Wedding from dealing increasing damage, kill the Groom-to-be enemies before they reach the center.
  • To prevent Red Wedding from dealing increasing damage, kill the Groom-to-be enemies before they reach the center.

As the fight progresses, Avere Bravearm and Edda will repeat these mechanics until they are defeated. Be sure to kill the Grooms-to-be as quickly as possible, or else Red Wedding's damage might become fatal. In addition, more enemies will appear from the Void Gates, so be prepared to dodge lots of lines or circle AoEs at once.