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Vagary, introduced in the March 26th, 2015 update[1], is a type of battle content that pits pioneers against members of the Xol Triumvirate, sinister forces that made their first appearance in the Seekers of Adoulin mission storyline.
The primary rewards from Vagary are item level 119 equipment, materials used to synthesize Superior 2 armor, and materials used to upgrade Reforged Empyrean Armor to 119 as below.
As of the September 16th, 2015 update[2], a new system for acquiring rewards from Vagary was implemented.
Players may now receive rewards by interacting with the odyssean passage located in Leafallia (H-8) when in possession of all five Fabricated Ward Key Items dropped from each of the five Mega Boss Notorious Monsters as detailed below.

Note: Vagary does not scale with participants unlike other events. Having 3 players or 18 players results in the same stats and difficulty of the opponents.

Vagary at a Glance

Upgrade Slot Empyrean Upgrade Item Boss Name Common Zone Name Entry Gate Entry KIs Required KIs Dropped
Head Vial Of Defiant Sweat Palloritus Fomor Zone Deathborne Gate Prototype sigil pearl Fabricated pearl of impurity
Fabricated ward of biting winds
Body Dark Matter Plouton Any Zone Any Gate Prototype sigil pearl

Prototype pearl of the false king

Fabricated pearl of the false king
Fabricated ward of the false king
Hands Macuil Horn Putraxia Elemental Zone Duskbrood Gate Prototype sigil pearl Fabricated pearl of biting winds
Fabricated ward of impurity
Legs Tartarian Chain Perfidien Any Zone Any Gate Prototype sigil pearl

Prototype pearl of ashen wings

Fabricated pearl of ashen wings
Fabricated ward of ashen wings
Feet Vial Of Plovid Effluvium Rancibus Leech Zone Brash Gate Prototype sigil pearl Fabricated pearl of miasma
Fabricated ward of miasma

Getting Started

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of level 95 or higher.
  • Be in a party or alliance of between three and eighteen players.
  • The party leader must have progressed to a certain point in the Seekers of Adoulin mission storyline.
    • Completed Watery Grave.
      Party members other than the leader need not fulfill this prerequisite, but Seekers of Adoulin lore is deeply intertwined with Vagary content.
      Those who wish to enjoy the story without spoilers are advised to complete the missions first.

Entry Key Items

Players can obtain the necessary key items by trading vials of Befouled Water dropped by Fomors in Outer Ra'Kaznar and Ra'Kaznar Inner Court to the odyssean passage found in Leafallia.

Entry Locations

Players enter Vagary through various gates in Outer Ra'Kaznar that tie Ulbuka to the otherworldly location.
There are three such gates, and the layout of the zone and the notorious monster of the triumvirate found within differ accordingly.
The key items required for entry are the same for all three gates.

Progression

Vagary occurs in the instanced zone: Outer Ra'Kaznar (U).
There is a 45 minute time limit.

Reward Redemption

After obtaining the full set of Fabricated Ward Key Items: Fabricated ward of impurity, Fabricated ward of miasma, Fabricated ward of biting winds, Fabricated ward of ashen wings, and Fabricated ward of the false king.
Players can receive a reward by clicking on the Odyssean Passage in Leafallia (H-8) by trading the set of five Fabricated Wards in exchange for one of three choices:

  1. The player may choose any piece of equipment that drops off of any monster in any Vagary zone, except for Tartarus Platemail.
  2. The player may choose any synthesis or upgrade material that drops off of the Vagary Mega Boss Notorious Monsters, or an Etched Memory.
  3. The player may receive a reward at random.
This may be any piece of equipment, including Tartarus Platemail, any Mega Boss material, as well as Codex of Etchings or an Etched Memory.

Gates and Gate Notorious Monsters

Deathborne Gate: Category-Defiant.jpg Palloritus

There are 4 waves of monsters:

Wave 1 Drops
0~1 Codex of Etchings 6367 icon.png A bundled collection of etched memories.
0~1 Etched Memory 9009 icon.png This small piece of magical parchment is inscribed with the memories of your recent battles.
Wave 2 Drops
0~1 Famine Sash Famine Sash icon.png MP+10 Accuracy+10 Attack+10 Magic Accuracy+4 MNK / WHM / BLM / RDM / PLD / BRD / RNG / SMN / BLU / PUP / SCH / GEO / RUN
0~2 Feast Hose Feast Hose icon.png DEF:113 HP+43 MP+29 STR+25 VIT+12 AGI+17 INT+34 MND+24 CHR+19 Accuracy+23 Ranged Accuracy+23 Evasion+27 Magic Evasion+107 "Magic Def. Bonus"+6 Haste+5% Enmity-3 "Recycle"+10 "Store TP"+4 MNK / THF / RNG / NIN / BLU / COR / DNC / RUN
  • Wave 3: 4 parties of 3 Fomori.
Wave 3 Drops
0~1 Focal Orb Focal Orb icon.png Accuracy-10 Attack+10 "Double Attack"+2% WAR / MNK / RDM / THF / PLD / DRK / BST / BRD / RNG / SAM / NIN / DRG / BLU / COR / DNC / RUN
0~1 Limbo Trousers Limbo Trousers icon.png DEF:111 HP+47 STR+29 VIT+16 AGI+20 INT+30 MND+17 CHR+11 Attack+26 "Magic Atk. Bonus"+17 Evasion+38 Magic Evasion+69 "Magic Def. Bonus"+5 Haste+6% "Double Attack"+2% "Fast Cast"+3% WAR / MNK / RDM / THF / DRK / BST / BRD / RNG / SAM / DRG / DNC / RUN
Palloritus Drops
2~3 Vial Of Defiant Sweat G 9007 icon.png Warning: Do not ingest.
1~2 Defiant Scarf G 9006 icon.png The unclean scarf is not fit for any of Altana's children to wear.
0~2 Achiuchikapu Information Needed Achiuchikapu icon.png DMG:90 Delay:180 Accuracy+34 Evasion+27 Katana skill +228 Parrying skill +228 Magic Accuracy skill +215 "Double Attack"+4% "Store TP"+5 "Subtle Blow"+8 NIN
0~2 Defiant Collar Information Needed Defiant Collar icon.png Accuracy+8 "Subtle Blow"+3 "Triple Attack"+1% WAR / RDM / THF / PLD / DRK / BST / BRD / RNG / SAM / NIN / DRG / BLU / COR / DNC / RUN
0~2 Punchinellos Information Needed Punchinellos icon.png DEF:71 HP+13 STR+12 DEX+24 VIT+12 AGI+37 MND+12 CHR+30 Accuracy+20 Evasion+72 Magic Evasion+69 "Magic Def. Bonus"+5 Haste+4% "Store TP"+5 Automaton: Accuracy+32 Attack+15 Ranged Accuracy+32 Ranged Attack+15 PUP
0~2 Rhadamanthus Information Needed Rhadamanthus icon.png DMG:106 Delay:195 DEX+12 AGI+12 Accuracy+13 Evasion+22 Magic Evasion+20 Dagger skill +242 Parrying skill +242 Magic Accuracy skill +188 "Waltz" potency +7% THF / BRD / COR / DNC

Duskbrood Gate: Category-Macuil.jpg Putraxia

Map

This area contains many elementals. Defeating each type of elemental will prevent Putraxia from absorbing the analogous type of elemental damage.

  • Elementals will magic aggro and link.
  • Defeating all elementals of a specific type will stop Putraxia from absorbing that type of elemental damage.
    • It also prevents it from casting the related elemental magic. Highly recommended to kill all dark elementals (including the one next to where Putraxia spawns) to prevent the casting of Death as well as Fire and Thunder so that Scholar can use Fusion.
Duskbrood Gate Elemental Drops
0~1 Codex of Etchings 6367 icon.png A bundled collection of etched memories.
0~1 Etched Memory 9009 icon.png This small piece of magical parchment is inscribed with the memories of your recent battles.
  • Area 1:
    • Fire -> Ice - > Earth - > Wind -> Boss/Hybrids -> Thunder Elementals
    • 5 Byrgen, 5 Gefyrst and BlightSlitters (Tier 1 NM)
      • Hybrid elementals around BlightSlitters will aggro and thus link without the use of sneak and invisible to pull the NM.
        • Recommend pulling BlightSlitters first, then clearing the hybrid elementals. All hybrids around the boss must be cleared to open the door to area 2.
BlightSlitters Drops
0~1 Supay Weskit Supay Weskit icon.png DEF:125 HP+54 MP+59 STR+21 DEX+21 VIT+21 AGI+21 INT+38 MND+29 CHR+29 Evasion+41 Magic Evasion+80 Magic Damage+20 "Magic Def. Bonus"+6 Haste+3% "Conserve MP"+5 "Refresh"+2 BLM
0~1 Umbra Strap Umbra Strap icon.png HP+20 MP+20 Accuracy+3 Damage taken -1% All Jobs
  • Area 2:
    • Water -> Boss / Hybrids -> Dark elementals
      • 5 Baelfyr, 5 Ungeweder and Insidivo (Tier 2 NM)
      • Hybrid elementals around Insidivo will aggro and thus link without the use of sneak and invisible to pull the NM.
    • Insidivo takes reduced magical damage.
Insidivo Drops
0~1 Avatara Slops Avatara Slops icon.png DEF:108 HP+43 MP+69 STR+25 VIT+12 AGI+17 INT+34 MND+24 CHR+19 Evasion+27 Magic Evasion+107 "Magic Def. Bonus"+6 Haste+5% "Blood Boon"+9 Avatar: Enmity+4 "Blood Pact" damage +7 SMN
0~1 Vengeful Ring Vengeful Ring icon.png HP+20 MP+20 Evasion+9 Magic Evasion+9 Enmity+3 All Jobs
  • Zone Boss NM Area:
    • Putraxia and one of each elemental
      • Recommended to kill at least Dark first to block death, and Fire/Light for Fusion.
Drops
2~3 Macuil Horn G 9005 icon.png This fragment, torn from the head of a macuil, crackles with electricity.
1~2 Macuil Plating G 9004 icon.png An otherwordly stentch permeates this sheer sheet of metal.
0~2 Acclimator Information Needed Acclimator icon.png DMG:130 Delay:240 Accuracy+15 Magic Accuracy+15 Magic Damage+96 Sword skill +242 Parrying skill +242 Magic Accuracy skill +188 "Chain Affinity"+10 "Skillchain Bonus"+10 RDM / PLD / BLU
0~2 Crusher's Gauntlets Information Needed Crusher Gauntlets icon.png DEF:143 HP+29 STR+10 DEX+29 VIT+38 AGI+5 INT+8 MND+25 CHR+19 Accuracy+24 Attack+24 Evasion+22 Magic Evasion+26 "Magic Def. Bonus"+1 Haste+4% "Jump" TP Bonus +25 Wyvern: HP+50 WAR / PLD / DRK / BST / SAM / DRG
0~2 Rumination Sash Information Needed Rumination Sash icon.png MND+4 Magic Accuracy+3 Enfeebling magic skill +7 Spell interruption rate down 10% MNK / WHM / BLM / RDM / PLD / BRD / RNG / SMN / BLU / PUP / SCH / GEO / RUN
0~2 Soulcleaver Information Needed Soulcleaver icon.png DMG:280 Delay:489 Attack+26 "Magic Atk. Bonus"+20 Evasion+25 Magic Damage+150 Great Sword skill +228 Parrying skill +228 Magic Accuracy skill +188 "Lunge"+10 RUN

Brash Gate: Category-Plovid.jpg Rancibus

There are columns in the middle of the room, numbered #1~#6. Upon selecting one, each will despawn and the enemy mobs will spawn scattered around room.
All of the mobs have a weakness that they take heightened elemental damage from as follows:

Brash Gate Amorphs and their Weakness
Ravaging Acuex Element: Fire
Unabted Mush Element: Ice
Jaundiced Slime Element: Wind
Gangrenous Leech Element: Thunder
Draery Obdella Element: Water

Five of the columns will contain only varying groups of amorphs, while one will contain the NM along with groups of amorphs.

It currently seems to be completely random as to which column contains the NM wave.
Brash Gate Amorphs Drops
0~1 Codex of Etchings 6367 icon.png A bundled collection of etched memories.
0~1 Etched Memory 9009 icon.png This small piece of magical parchment is inscribed with the memories of your recent battles.
Murkcrawler Drops
0~1 Brahmastra Brahmastra icon.png DMG:261 Delay:600 HP+30 STR+10 AGI+10 Accuracy+20 Ranged Accuracy+20 Archery skill +242 "Subtle Blow"+5 RNG
0~1 Rabid Visor Rabid Visor icon.png DEF:114 HP+38 STR+26 DEX+19 VIT+21 AGI+19 INT+19 MND+19 CHR+19 Evasion+36 Magic Evasion+53 "Magic Def. Bonus"+2 Haste+8% Enmity+6 Physical damage taken -3% WAR / RDM / PLD / DRK / BST / RNG / SAM / DRG / BLU / RUN

After defeating Murkcrawler, six new columns will appear and, again, only one of the six contains the NM wave.

It currently seems to be completely random as to which column contains the NM wave.
  • Tier II NM: Brimboil
    It will split if it takes over a certain amount of damage(~3500) in a single hit. Each copy has less HP than the NM and but also splits in the same manner. Each will cast Meteor when the main Brimboil does.
    It is recommended that physical DDs auto-attack and don't use weapon skills and for magical DDs to use only low tier nukes.
Brimboil Drops
0~1 Deviant Necklace Deviant Necklace icon.png Accuracy+5 "Magic Atk. Bonus"+10 Enmity-5 "Conserve MP"+2 All Jobs
0~1 Meekculler Meekculler icon.png DMG:290 Delay:528 STR+15 Accuracy+15 Attack+20 Magic Accuracy+15 Scythe skill +242 Parrying skill +242 Magic Accuracy skill +188 Physical damage taken -4% DRK

After defeating Brimboil, six new columns will appear and, again, only one of the six contains the NM wave. However, now, each wave of amorphs is more populous.
Upon activation of a pillar, the following messages will be displayed:

  • "Fragments of scattered memories begin to coalesce!" means Rancibus will not spawn.
  • "A thousand scattered memories begin to take shape!" means Rancibus will spawn at the start with the wave, or after a certain amount of waves have been cleared.
It currently seems to be completely random as to which column contains the NM wave.
Drops
2~3 Vial Of Plovid Effluvium G 9002 icon.png This yellowish-brown liquid emits a noxious odor that sends your head spinning.
1~2 Chunk Of Plovid Flesh G 9003 icon.png Gangrenous discolorations mar the surface of this piece of rancid flesh.
0~2 Cryptic Earring Information Needed Cryptic Earring icon.png HP+40 Enmity+4 "Counter"+3 All Jobs
0~1 Devivifier Information Needed Devivifier icon.png DMG:285 Delay:504 STR+15 Accuracy+25 Great Axe skill +242 Parrying skill +242 Magic Accuracy skill +188 "Double Attack"+5% "Double Attack" damage +15 WAR
0~2 Miasmic Pants Information Needed Miasmic Pants icon.png DEF:107 HP+43 MP+29 STR+29 VIT+12 AGI+17 INT+38 MND+24 CHR+19 Accuracy+22 Magic Accuracy+22 Evasion+27 Magic Evasion+107 "Magic Def. Bonus"+6 Haste+5% "Conserve MP"+4 Physical damage taken -3% Enchantment: "Poison" WHM / BLM / RDM / BRD / SMN / SCH / PUP / SCH / GEO / RUN
0~2 Mindmelter Information Needed Mindmelter icon.png DMG:223 Delay:412 INT+12 MND+12 "Magic Atk. Bonus"+28 Magic Damage+217 Staff skill +242 Parrying skill +242 Magic Accuracy skill +228 Poison: INT+20 MND+20 Magic Accuracy+15 "Magic Atk. Bonus"+43 "Conserve MP"+4 BLM / SCH / GEO

Additional Notorious Monsters

In addition to the gate specific notorious monsters there are additional notorious monsters that may be spawned after fulfilling certain conditions.

Melvien-Hades.jpg Perfidien

Spawned in any zone CL 130 or 132 when the party/alliance leader has the KI: Prototype pearl of ashen wings.

In order to receive the cutscene at the Odyssean Passage, and make the Key Item:

Perfidien cannot be spawned if any player dies before the fight and will immediately warp away if anyone dies during.

Upon defeat, will grant an additional 15 minutes to the time limit for the zone.

In Duskbrood Gate, Perfidien may be spawned by doing the following three things, each of which will give a message to the person that used their Prototype sigil pearl to enter the zone:

  • Kill elementals with tier IV and V spells according to their weakness five times.
    Magic damage according to weakness for kill must be between 5000 and 8000 damage, lower tier spells can work too. Verification Needed
  • Blue Magic, at least the 8 learned hybrid elemental spells, also works.
  • You can also hit the hybrid elementals with either of their weaknesses.
Drops
2~3 Tartarian Chain G 9064 icon.png This chain is used by the jailers of Tartarus to chain their charges to cell walls.
1~2 Tartarian Soul G 9063 icon.png One of but many souls to be trapped within the confines of Tartarus.
0~2 Count's Cuffs C Count's Cuffs icon.png DEF:88 HP+31 STR+10 DEX+34 VIT+30 AGI+6 INT+10 MND+25 CHR+12 Attack+30 Evasion+22 Magic Evasion+37 "Magic Def. Bonus"+3 Guarding skill +12 Haste+3 "Counter"+3 "Martial Arts"+5 MNK / SAM / NIN / PUP
0~2 Count's Garb C Count's Garb icon.png DEF:130 HP+54 MP+59 STR+21 DEX+21 VIT+21 AGI+21 INT+38 MND+29 CHR+29 Evasion+41 Magic Evasion+80 "Magic Atk. Bonus"+30 "Magic Def. Bonus"+6 Haste+7% Magic critical hit rate +15 Magic critical hit damage +10% WHM / BLM / RDM / BRD / SMN / BLU / PUP / SCH / GEO / RUN
0~2 Enervating Earring R Enervating Earring icon.png Ranged Accuracy+7 Ranged Attack+7 Enmity-3 "Store TP"+4 All Jobs
0~2 Etiolation Earring U Etiolation Earring icon.png HP+50 MP+50 "Fast Cast"+1% Magic damage taken -3% "Resist Silence"+15 All Jobs

Hades-godmode.jpg Plouton

Spawned in any zone CL 132 when the party/alliance leader has the KI: Prototype pearl of the false king.

In order to receive the cutscene at the Odyssean Passage, and make the Key Item:

Plouton cannot be spawned if any player dies before the fight and will immediately warp away if anyone dies during.

Upon defeat, will grant an additional 15 minutes to the time limit for the zone.

In Duskbrood Gate, Plouton may be spawned by doing the following three things, each of which will give a message to the person that used their Prototype sigil pearl to enter the zone:


Drops
2~3 Dark Matter G 9062 icon.png This building block of the netherworld absorbs light from the area around it.
1~2 Hades' Claw G 9061 icon.png This sinister looking claw once belong to the entity known as Hades.
0~2 Befouled Crown R Befouled Crown icon.png DEF:99 HP+36 MP+32 STR+18 DEX+18 VIT+18 AGI+18 INT+33 MND+33 CHR+23 Evasion+36 Magic Evasion+75 Magic Accuracy+20 "Magic Def. Bonus"+5 Haste+6% Enhancing magic skill +16 Enfeebling magic skill +16 "Refresh"+1 WHM / BLM / RDM / DRK / SMN / SCH / GEO
0~2 Incarnation Sash C Incarnation Sash icon.png DEF:15 Pet: Accuracy+15 Ranged Accuracy+15 Magic Accuracy+15 "Double Attack"+4% BST / DRG / SMN / PUP
0~2 Odium C Odium icon.png DMG:113 Delay:208 STR+13 DEX+13 VIT+13 AGI+13 INT+13 MND+13 CHR+13 Accuracy+13 Attack+13 Evasion+13 Dagger skill +242 Parrying skill +242 Magic Accuracy skill +188 Magic Evasion+13 Resistance against "Death"+13 Additional effect: "Death" WAR / RDM / THF / BST / BRD / RNG / NIN / COR / DNC
0~1 Tartarus Platemail X Tartarus Platemail icon.png DEF:158 HP+63 MP+35 STR+29 DEX+19 VIT+29 AGI+19 INT+19 MND+19 CHR+19 Accuracy+40 Evasion+41 Magic Evasion+80 "Magic Def. Bonus"+6 Haste+3% Absorbs magic damage taken +5% Damage taken -10% Physical damage taken: "Death Spikes" effect WAR / PLD / DRK / BST / SAM / DRG

Strategies

See the Vagary talk page for information on strategies.