Provenance Watcher

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General Notes
  • First defeated as part of the quest Crystal Guardian, but may be repeated indefinitely.
  • The fight takes place in a battlefield which has a time limit of 30 minutes.
  • Items may be obtained via individual glimmering troves and a general treasure pool from Provenance Watcher. The treasure pool will include 1 or 2 pieces of Provenance Watcher equipment and 0 or 1 of the two possible scrolls.
  • Has around 350,000 HP (HP bar is not visible, but can be estimated based on the current stance).
  • As HP decreases, advances through three stances which alter the potential set of TP moves and magic spells:
    • Stance 1: Wings closed
    • Stance 2: Two wings open (~75% HP)
    • Stance 3: Four wings open (~50% HP)
  • Upon shifting to stance 3, Provenance Watcher will reset its aura to choose a new list of potential weakness triggers (a message will be displayed in the battle log when this occurs).
  • Physical attacks vary in power and additional effect depending on the relative location of the target (front: Stun, side: Question, or rear: Paralyze).
  • Uses Draw-In if hate target is out of range during a TP move or spell cast.
  • Casts the following spells (increasing in tier as HP decreases):
  • Can be stunned but builds resistance (spells should be stunned whenever possible to avoid Crystal Fetters).
  • Uses the following TP moves:
    • Prismatic Breath: AoE (conal) damage & Inhibit TP (Store TP reduction)
    • Acicular Brand: AoE damage (other effects? Question)
    • Orogenesis: AoE damage, Weight, Choke, & Evasion Down
    • Diffractive Break: AoE damage, Amnesia, Muddle, & Silence
    • Euhedral Swat: Used only when hate is pulled from behind, similar to Spike Flail, high AoE damage/knockback, Attack Down, and Defense Down
    • Stance 2: Crystallite Shower: AoE damage, Dia, Slow, & Addle
    • Stance 2: Graviton Crux: AoE HP drain, attribute absorb (random) & partial draw-in (pulls players in range towards Provenance Watcher), gains temporary Damage Spikes.
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    • Stance 3: Phason Beam: AoE damage & Magic Defense Down
    • Stance 3: Crystal Bolide: AoE damage, Terror, & Obliviscence (disables sub jobs)
    • Stance 3: Fragor Maximus: AoE damage Verification Needed and weakness, Provenance Watcher gains strong "Killer" (intimidation) effect for some time.
  • May summon one Crystal Fetter (up to three may be out simultaneously) upon successful casting of any spell.
    • The chance of a Crystal Fetter spawning increases with each stance (nearly guaranteed in the third stance).
    • Damage taken by Provenance Watcher is drastically cut until these are defeated (cut by ~99% with three present, ~80% with two present, and ~50% with one present)
    • The Crystal Fetters are each associated with one of the eight elements represented by their color and the element of Fetter will match that of the spell that spawned it.
    • Each Crystal Fetter has approximately 5000 HP.
    • Crystal Fetters are stationary and do not attack.
    • Each Crystal Fetter has a debuffing aura of two statuses associated with its element (the debuff effects wear off if the player moves out of range or the fetter is defeated):
    • Each Crystal Fetter is immune to either physical or magical damage:
      • Ice, Earth, Water, and Darkness Crystal Fetters can only be affected by physical damage and are immune to magical damage.
      • Thunder, Fire, Wind, and Light Crystal Fetters can only be affected by magical damage and are immune to physical damage.
      • Twilight Scythe melee, Requiescat, and Quick Draw will damage either type.
Provenance Watcher
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Type Unclassified
Family Supreme Being
Class Voidwatch NM


Listings by Zone
Zone Rewards Abilities Spells
     Voidwatch Path: Final Chapter: Crystal Guardian
Level Aggro Link Spawns DB HP MP DEF EVA Susceptible Resists
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Assisted By Title Absorbs Immune
Witness to Provenance

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