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Cauldron Coffer - DRG AF  

Realm:Jeuno
Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Type:Artifact
Related Areas:Ifrit's Cauldron
Mission:5
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
Rating
*****
(Average from 6 ratings)
Items Required:Cauldron Coffer Key
Items Granted:Drachen Mail
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Sun Mar 20 10:30:14 2011

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Summary

A piece of dragoon artifact gear lays hidden in a treasure coffer in Ifrit's Cauldron.

Walkthrough

Note: To begin this quest, you must have completed A Craftsman's Work - DRG AF1 and activated the quest Borghertz's Dragon Hands.

Head to Ifrit's Cauldron and find a Cauldron coffer key. These drop from Dodomekis, Dire Bats, Old Opo-opos, Volcanic Gases and Volcano Wasps.

Next, find a treasure coffer, which appear in several places throughout the zone. Remember to keep up sneak and invisible as you run through the caves, and be careful not to agro any bombs by using magic too close to them.

Once you find the Treasure Coffer, trade your coffer key to the coffer to receive your Drachen Mail.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Dragoon artifact gear quest series. The full quest series includes:

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Did we say 1 in 20...? We meant 1 in 20,000.
# Feb 18 2010 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
Friend and I spent 2.5 hrs and killed more than 60 mobs in this god-forsaken place. We know that because his Composure wore and he was getting 50 xp per mob...ended up getting 3000+ xp total. Guess how many coffer keys dropped? NONE. Not one single god-loving stupid coffer key dropped. GREAT drop rate SE, good job working those probabilities.
My experience
# Feb 12 2010 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
I had a pretty fun time with this one... Went to Ifrit's Cauldron as a drg/whm with a 75 nin friend. He started killing mobs while I looked for the coffer. I found the coffer pretty quickly and sat waiting for my key to drop. Kills were slow and ninja had to rest between fights so I asked a 75 THF to come and help. Right when thf showed up I got aggroed by a bomb and died on top of the chest. right after I died we got the key to drop. So now I am dead on the chest with the key waiting for a raise. I sat there staring at the chest for probably 40 minutes all together. Some one walks up to the chest, looks at me, looks at chest, opens chest, then raises me. O well, no big deal at least I have the key. About 20 minutes later of all three of us looking for the chest, our thf finds it. I start running to meet him. It takes about 20 minutes and someone steals that chest right as I walk up to it. Then I get aggro and we get wiped out. I decide to quit for the night.

Next day, I walk in alone, walk right up to chest, open it, get armor, walk right out. Too easy.

Never know what your gonna get in the Cauldron.
Spawn Points???
# May 25 2009 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Does anyone know the blasted spawn points for the coffers? I'd really not wander around for hours on end without a map. :/
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need help
# Oct 20 2007 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
can some one help me get the key please send me a tell /tell gingers thanks alot
spawn points
# Oct 22 2006 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
what are the spawn points for the coffer? anyone know?
WTF
# Oct 13 2006 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Why does SE have to be so mean to DRG? They take away our ability to spam Penta Thrust... Make us do this coffer.... we get like no invites..... and we cant control our pets...... I say we rise up against them and demand they restore our penta-power. It will fix all but the pet thing... i still wish we could tell it to do somthing.
\]-[
# Aug 01 2006 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
[i][/i][sm][/sm][ul][/ul][quote][/quote][pre][/pre]hi
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Easy
# Apr 04 2006 at 10:15 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
I asked my RDM buddy if he'd help me with this this morning. He agrees and we go to Ifrit's Cauldron. Well I didn't have a key, so we sit there and kill monkeys for the next 30 minutes. I finally get key, and he goes out searching for coffer and reports he finds one at the other entrance. So I rush over just to find out that a NIN has beat me to it. I'm a little ticked, but I put up with it. So we go running around for the next 45 minutes, we find another coffer. I open, got armor, dance, and then warp out of there. Really simple, really.
can't start
# Jan 26 2006 at 2:07 PM Rating: Default
i just finished AF4 and am already a 58. so i go out to speak to guslam to start this mission and all he does is congratulate me with completing previous quest?? i tried zoning and coming back to him but nothing else happens...can i just start the quest or? i don't mind spending hours on this but not for spending time, finding the key and coffer and ending up with the map of ifrit's cauldron because quest doesn't start!
can anyone help me with thus plz?
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RE: can't start
# Feb 01 2006 at 4:34 PM Rating: Default
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Nobody gives you this quest. You simply open the Cauldron coffer (make sure DRG is your main of course) and pull out sweet **** purply armor. This is the same for the quicksand caves coffer for our boots. Now, the boyahda tree, and kuftal tunnel you need to accept the quests first. hope this helps
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I hate this stupid thing
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:19 AM Rating: Excellent
3 posts
I go to cauldron and bst invites me 30 seconds in. Hes got key and give to me. I think "Wow, this isnt so hard". 9 hours later(no deaths) and I still havent found the **** chest. Who thought this was a good place to hide drg af?
strategy, maybe, got mine ^^
# Nov 22 2005 at 12:12 AM Rating: Good
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yes, we're shafted with the worst Coffer ever.

i hate this place trully, because i get lost and there are so many **** spawn points, not to mention the jackass who thought up those flame things.

Finished this, subbed 25 whm, yes bombs aggro to magic, but you kan find relatively safe places to recast. I recommend some juices for refresh when ur really screwed.

What I did for this, and for the Quicksand Coffer, is find a safe place with a spawn point next to it( like one of those holes u drop through in QC and the place where the lava flows with the ??? in IC (G-7) on top of the drop). This meathod sure as **** will take u longer than runing around like a f*cktrad, but its ALOT safer, because ur sitting in a place with no aggro, and it will save u alot of money on powders and oils if u have no mage sub. Seriously though, run around once in a while, then go back to your safe spot, it helps when u have no help and are prone to dying or getting lost.


GL to future NIN and DRG coming here, its trully a **** hole.

NOTE: to all other players who are only interested in this coffer for the map. Look around if there's anyone who needs it for the artifact, you know the feeling of finally getting that new piece of armor too. Let them enjoy it, please. I say this because I had the **** thing stolen from under my nose a few times, and u just feel like crying out.


strategy, maybe, got mine ^^
# Nov 22 2005 at 12:12 AM Rating: Good
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73 posts
Double Post, blame the evil cable midgets >.<

Edited, Tue Nov 22 00:15:05 2005
arrgh
# Oct 31 2005 at 4:26 PM Rating: Excellent
6 tries 300k in prims and oils, 4 deads, and still no coffer :/
lol fast find
# Sep 16 2005 at 4:54 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
lol the key tok me 30min to get with a NIN75, WHM65 and DRG57 (me) and then i found the chest in 10 minutes, who says Ifrit's Cauldron Coffers are hard lol
bleh
# Aug 15 2005 at 11:26 AM Rating: Excellent
7 posts
i got the key after like 3 fights of wasps with my 75 SAM friend and his 70 SMN friend...i was running around using a coffer map... and i find it on the ledge that you ahve to drop the fire wall to get to...i didnt know i needed an ice cluster.. so i had a firend bring me one..dropped the wall went to the point...started to trade...JP THF picks it...

I then spent 3 more hours looking for the coffer...i died 3 times and still ahvent found it...if anyone on Caitsith would like to help, Send me a /tell
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I need it...
# Jun 10 2005 at 1:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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If there is anyone on Hades that can help me get this coffer please send me a /tell ingame.

Thank you.
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Got it!
# May 10 2005 at 11:52 PM Rating: Good
39 posts
Just finished this. I had a 74 Thf friend help me find the key...3 hours later we find the key and she tells me to wait by entrance so i dont get killed while she checks where the coffer spawns. She found it and came back for me then when we finally got to this pathway i ran in like a dumbass and got aggroed by 2 scorps and 3 bombs and died right infront of the coffer. Then a whm friend came to raise me and I got it :O
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Got it!
# May 10 2005 at 11:52 PM Rating: Good
39 posts
Just finished this. I had a 74 Thf friend help me find the key...3 hours later we find the key and she tells me to wait by entrance so i dont get killed while she checks where the coffer spawns. She found it and came back for me then when we finally got to this pathway i ran in like a dumbass and got aggroed by 2 scorps and 3 bombs and died right infront of the coffer. Then a whm friend came to raise me and I got it :O
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Lizzy 0/1 =/
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Emp 1/1 =)
Just got it ^^
# Apr 27 2005 at 3:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah I just got the coffer and the armor yesterday. What I did was do a search on Ifrit's Cauldron and look for any bst thats lvling or farming there and ask for their help. A lvl 63 bst said ok and after an hour of killing bombs I got the key ^^

Although I do feel bad about leeching of exp coz I got 1k exp for doing nothing except heal him when the mob hits him after his pet dies.

Another note, I died only once looking for the coffer chest. My own stupid fault coz I forgot to sneak myself and walked past a bat and agro it >_<
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