Excavation Duty

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Lebros Cavern
Excavation Duty
 Staging Point:  Lebros Cavern
 Start NPC: Famad in Aht Urhgan Whitegate (L-9/L-10)
 Assault Rank: Private Second Class
 Objective: The Imperial Army plans to traverse Lebros Cavern as part of their attack on Halvung, however the tunnels are blocked with rocks. You must remove the obsctructions.
 Mission Orders: Protect the Professor
 Time Limit:  30 minutes  Recommended Lv.  Lvl. 50
 Assault Points:
  • 1 Member: 1100
  • 2 Members: 1100
  • 3 Members: 1100
  • 4 Members: 990
  • 5 Members: 880
  • 6 Members: 770


Level Name Zone Aggro Link Drops Steal Spawns
? Brittle Rock Lebros Cavern No No


None 5
Tough Qiqirn Ceramist Lebros Cavern No Yes


None 5
Tough Qiqirn Volcanist Lebros Cavern No Yes


None 4
Tough Volcanic Bomb Lebros Cavern Yes No


None 8


  • Brittle Rocks take drastically reduced damage from all sources except dots, which are a very effective way to damage them.
  • Brittle Rocks do not attack or move.
  • Brittle Rocks are not in fact brittle.


Destroy all 5 of the Brittle rocks.

  • Brittle Rocks can be destroyed through damage, and damage over time is a very good way to do it. SCH/BLM can cast Bio, three non-overlapping elemental DoTs (e.g. Shock, Burn, Choke), Poison II, and Helix.
  • Volcanic Bombs aggro sight and can be completely avoided with Invisible (Status).
  • Qiqirn Volcanists and Ceramists will occasionally drop Qiqirn Mine Temporary Items to help destroy the rocks.
    • Once you have obtined a mine, engage a Brittle Rock and use the temporary item. Stay engaged until the device detonates and the rock will be destroyed in a single blast.
    • At Item Level 117+, you can kill Qiqirn way faster than the walls, so it's worth trying to get bombs from them. Be sure to only kill one at a time.
  • The Rune of Release will spawn at the dead end room at (F-10) when the last Brittle Rock is defeated.
    • In order to save time, a party member can be sent towards the Rune while the last Brittle Rock is being fought.


Ancient Lockbox
Hi-Potion +3
 ??? Box
Bomb Ash
Bronze Bullet Pouch
Copper Ore
Holy Basil
Red Rock
Spartan Bullet Pouch
Troll Pauldron
Velvet Cloth
 ??? Earring
Beetle Earring
Bone Earring
Reraise Earring
Shell Earring
Silver Earring
Storm Loop


Assault Map

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