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Sastasha Dungeon Guide

Last Updated: February 27th, 2014 [ Patch 2.1 ]
Sastasha
Overview & Summary
Sastasha Dungeon Guide

Dungeon Info

Level Location Size Time Limit
15 Western La Noscea 4 Players 90 Minutes

In order to enter your first dungeon, you will need to complete the main scenario quests until you are on the quest "It's Probably Pirates." Once you have received the quest, follow the steps until it instructs you to "Use the duty finder to enter Sastasha." You are now eligible to queue the dungeon using the duty finder or form your own group and enter.

Dungeon Maps

Sastasha Dungeon Map #1

As FFXIV's first dungeon, Sastasha's primary purpose is to introduce you to a number of mechanics that will show up in one form or another throughout the games dungeons. The first of these mechanics are treasure coffers. These appear in every dungeon in the game and are usually in easy-to-miss areas. Designed to keep you exploring, these coffers will reward the party a chance to get a piece of equipment, as well as other miscellaneous items.

The other important mechanic learned in this dungeon is the use of keys to gain access to blocked off areas. Not all keys are created equal, however. Some only will work a specific door.

Bloody Memo

  • Near the start of the dungeon, you will find a Bloody Memo on the left. The message will indicate which color coral you should click when you get to the boss Chopper.
  • "The Capten lykes his wyne Redd." = Red Coral
  • "The Capten lykes his sees Bloo." = Blue Coral
  • "The Capten lykes his cabege Green." = Green Coral

Trash

  • Kill clams and Shallowscale Reaver first.
  • After the first Captain Madison battle, you will find a bar room on the left. Do not engage enemies in the bar fight. Ignore them, grab the coffer, and move on.

Chopper

  • Move out of Charged Whiskers (orange circle around Chopper) to avoid being paralyzed.

Captain Madison

  • Kill the Shallowtail Reavers first, then go for Captain Madison. He will flee at 50% health.

Captain Madison Returns

  • The same as before, except four dogs will attack when Captain Madison reaches 50% health.

Denn the Orcatoothed

  • Click the Unnatural Ripples when water is spouting from the grates. If any Baleen Guards pop out, switch and kill them first.
Chopper
Boss Guide
Chopper Boss Guide - Sastasha

When you first arrive, Chopper is nowhere to be seen. Instead, there is an Inconspicuous Switch and three different color coral around the room. This is where the Bloody Memo from earlier comes into play. Click on the color of coral that corrosponds to the color hint in the memo. If you choose wrong, you will get a long duration poison dot and will have to try again.

  • "The Capten lykes his wyne Redd." = Red Coral
  • "The Capten lykes his sees Bloo." = Blue Coral
  • "The Capten lykes his cabege Green." = Green Coral

Once the correct coral is selected, click on the Inconspicuous Switch to spawn Chopper. Chopper is a coeurl and really only has one ability to worry about: Charged Whisker. It will trigger a large circular indicator around the boss, giving you time to move away from him. If you fail to move, you will be inflicted with Paralysis (Randomly prevents your attacks from going off), which the healer likely cannot remove yet.

Captain Madison
Boss Guide
Captain Madison Boss Guide - Sastasha

There isn't much to this first encounter with Captain Madison. Just have the DPS focus down each of the Shallowtail Reavers and then Captain Madison himself. At 50% he will bail, leaving your group with a chest for your efforts.

Captain Madison Returns
Boss Guide
Captain Madison Returns Boss Guide - Sastasha

Captain Madison has mended his wounds and found two more Shallowtail Reavers to fight for him. The fight is largely the same, with one important change. Once he reaches 50%, rather than run he will call for the help of four Scurvy Dogs, which come out of the gate to the left side of the room. I recommend having the tank stand near it, as well as the healer. The dogs will likely run directly to the healer, which will make it easy for the tank to pick them up.

Like before, around 15% Captain Madison sprints off and leaving yet another chest.

Denn the Orcatoothed
Boss Guide

The tank should position the boss near the center of the room, between the four Unnatural Ripples. Each player, minus the tank, can watch one of the ripples when you see the message "Bubbles begin forming on the water's surface." If you see water spouting out of the grate, run over and click on it to calm the water. If you aren't fast enough, a Baleen Guard with spawn from the grate and will need to be tanked.

The first time the bubbles form, two of the grates will be active. The second time, three will be active, and finally on the third time, all four will be active. After that, clean up any Guards that may have spawned and finish off Denn.

Congratulations on your first dungeon complete!

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