Kuftal Tunnel  

Type: Dungeon
Region: Vollbow
Min Level: 50
Max Level: 75
This Area requires Zilart
Connected Areas:Cape Teriggan
Western Altepa Desert
Quests for Kuftal Tunnel
Mobs found in Kuftal Tunnel
Items found in Kuftal Tunnel

Zone TypeDungeon
ExpansionRise of the Zilart
Level Range50 to 75
Entry RequirementNone
EscapeWestern Altepa Desert
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


In this dark and confusing cavern, the numerous occupants of Kuftal Tunnel have claimed the lives of many adventurers seeking passage from the Western Altepa Desert to Cape Teriggan. Home to many types of monsters, from highly skilled goblins to velociraptors and the undead, this area is not to be taken lightly. Adventurers should keep a sharp eye out for the dreaded Guivre as they pass through.

Players can get here easily by riding a chocobo from Rabao or outpost warping to Cape Teriggan.

Points of Interest

  • This is one of the best places to skill up weapons.
  • This zone holds several mid- and high-level experience points camps.
  • The notorious monster Amemet was camped for years by RMT.
  • Several jobs find artifact gear here.
  • A boulder that periodically sinks into the ground serves as the gateway to the depths of this zone.


The Map of Kuftal Tunnel can be found by opening a Treasure Coffer with a Kuftal Coffer Key.

Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Map 4

Treasure Coffer

Key Items/Quest Items

Treasure Items



Fisherman will find that the only place to catch fish in Kuftal Tunnel is a small fountain on Map 4.




Screenshots from Kuftal Tunnel:

This page last modified 2009-08-23 14:16:27.

Updated: Sat Aug 22 03:05:33 2009

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where it is
# Nov 27 2006 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
sigh, for those who dont know, its H-5 at west altep for entrance,
gustav tunnel
# Sep 27 2005 at 6:08 PM Rating: Default
well since everyone argueing about lvling in tunnel. you can actually lvl all the way up to max lvl 47. then later on come back to finish lvl after 50 on gobs
# Jul 20 2005 at 7:01 AM Rating: Good
1,139 posts
was a test message, wouldn't let me post....sorry!

Edited, Wed Jul 20 08:00:36 2005
# May 10 2005 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
how do you get the map to Kuftal Tunnel?
RE: map
# May 11 2005 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
307 posts

someone posted this in another forum and is a good link for anyone looking for maps.

It says here that you get the map from a coffer inside kuftal itself.

P.S. stab some antica for me whilst you're down there : )
RE: map
# Jul 03 2005 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
1,252 posts
Um, there are no Antica in Kuftal. Check it.
Here's a real map of the place
This link is more helpful, it shows you where the coffers spawn, just scroll down a little bit and click on the "Chests & Coffers" link, and it will display them on the map below.
# May 05 2005 at 6:25 AM Rating: Default
307 posts
Someday by my hands the Antican will be wiped cleaned from Our lands. Join with me brothers and let us take back Our home lands. I ask of the Square-Enix, allow us the Galka to unite and retake our lands. Justice must be served!

I will head your call to fight any and all Antica. Though I may be but a blip on their radar now, I will grow and I will fight until my very name drives fear into their Black Hearts and the site of a Mighty Galka is burned in fear into their collective. Until a ferocious terror is instilled within their evil souls so that none of their filthy race may walk Vana'diel without the fear of DEATH from above.

From the Heavens we shall cometh until our lands are cleansed of this scourge!

Seek me out within the land of Siren. Wear our pearl as a mark for all to see, "We stand united. Tomorrow will be OURS once more If your world is not mine then begin your own movement Brother. Establish your own "PrideoftheGalka" and set forth to spread thine word. Their time is up. OUR TIME IS NOW!!!
Map link
# Mar 23 2005 at 12:34 AM Rating: Excellent
1,261 posts
A map of kuftal tunnel is Here

I hope this one will click through.
the cancer
# Feb 20 2005 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
174 posts
got killed by this nm crab not seen info on it tho
Random Rock
# Jan 08 2005 at 5:02 AM Rating: Good
743 posts
What's the deal with the rock at G-9? Sometimes it's there blocking the path, other times it inexplicably disapears? Smiley: confused
RE: Random Rock
# Jan 27 2005 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
When the rock is down, it gives you access to the "basement" of Kuftal Tunnel. This is where very high levels can level off of things like Greater Cockatrice and such. Usually reserved to parties of 70+.
RE: Random Rock
# Feb 08 2005 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
668 posts
Yes, but why does it pop up sometimes, and other times it isn't there?
RE: Random Rock
# Mar 20 2005 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
From what I was told, the rock is basically on a timer, and descends ever 10-15 minutes or so. Like a flame spout, but you can't trade anything to move it.
RE: Random Rock
# Jul 02 2005 at 6:54 AM Rating: Good
817 posts
15min timer for it to go down. You only need sneak outside for the worms and crabs. When the rock goes down you need invis too. Behind the rock are cockatrice and ladons (dragons). Cockatrice are great xp. Ladons have dispelga and are a real pain to level on. Avoid them if you can. Maybe 2 parties max can level back there safely.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 07 2005 at 2:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Nice map links...you trying to advertise for someone? Don't waste our time with that ****...
RE: dude...
# Sep 09 2005 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
you trying to advertise for someone?

FYI, IGE has ads on pretty much every forum/website dealing with MMORPG's...
I don't get Pop-up Ads from Alla, but i've heard there's some IGE ones here too...
RE: bleh
# Dec 21 2004 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
Can someone post the link to a map of the kuftal tunnel coffer spawn points...that works. Thanks.
Coffer spawns!
# Dec 17 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Default
Here's a good map with Coffer spawn points, for all my fellow DRG's!^^

??? spot
# Nov 07 2004 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
67 posts
What's the ??? spot that randomly spawns all over the place every 3 seconds or so?

I was with a PT hunting Raptors in the room where Phantom Worm spawns (and close to Yowie too), when that ??? spot started popping all over the place. I caught it and checked it twice, but nothing happened...
RE: ??? spot
# Nov 29 2004 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
55 posts
That is indeed the ??? to spawn the Phantom Worm.
Trade it a Darksteel Ore (make a macro so you can do it before it moves) and it will pop out by the spot the ??? was when you did it.
This is kuftal
# Oct 20 2004 at 8:46 AM Rating: Default
114 posts
Strangely enough , this is the KUFTAL TUNNEL page, not gustav. They are very different, seems like half the posts here are about gustav.

Gustav Tunnel has two lvling locations for those unawares, a low lvl one, just by entrance and a high lvl one towards the rear. I have been lvling from 55 or 56 in gustav to 59 max on higher lvl goblins and crabs. <- in response to the gustav comments.

Kuftal was usefull for lvling before gustav, early 50s i i remember right, on the crabs. In between Kuftal and Gustav , one would prolly want to hit up boyda tree on spiders and you guessed it, crabs. Crab Fantasy XI
# Oct 14 2004 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
anyone know where the coffers spawn here or can give a link to a site that has them?
RE: coffers
# Nov 23 2004 at 10:51 PM Rating: Good
157 posts
Coffer spawn map:


Edited, Tue Nov 23 22:52:45 2004
# Aug 22 2004 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
Where's the map??
Gustav Tunnel
# Aug 17 2004 at 10:55 AM Rating: Default
kk I'm tired of SE making this game hard. Gustav Tunel is a good place for Exp from lv40-47.
At around 43-44 The exp starts to die... So what do you do? Fight Goblin's Leeches. The way to do this is to have a good puller/SMN/BST This way when the monster is pulled you don't get the BST with it. You can chain these monsters for up to 300+ a kill if you are all lv44 The exp slowly dies at lv47 as you get 160+ a kill for the first kill. However there are Goblin's Beetles just around the corner in King Ranps Tomb. The leeches are lv50-55ish btw. The beetles just jump 2 lvs 52-57ish.
RE: Gustav Tunnel
# Jan 05 2005 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
You can continue to level in Gustav Tunnel in the 53-59 range in an area that is off to the right or the main tunnel area. As a Whm 55 I was able to get good experience here fighting crabs and gobs. Warning: gob bombs will do over 700 damage on some rare occasions. One hit me for 743 damage. Instant death.
Wheres my key? i want my key ; ;
# Jul 05 2004 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
itd be nice if i knew what mobs drop my key ; ; (doesnt just count here but also in bohyahda and ifrits cauldron)
RE: Wheres my key? i want my key ; ;
# Jul 11 2004 at 5:08 PM Rating: Good
1,453 posts
Robber Crab
Recluse Spider
Cave Worm
Sand Lizard
Goblin Alchemist
Goblin Bandit
Goblin Tamer
Goblin Mercenary

All drop keys.

I'm surprised you're worried about getting your key. Most people get keys galore while levelling in Kuftal at level 50+, which is around the time you'd want to get keys. Robber Crabs drop them like crazy if you have a THF in your party.
# Feb 10 2004 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
this cave connects to the cape terrigan and west altepa. If you go farther into cape terrigan it leads to the valley of sorrows (where the famous adamontoise is) and if you farther north west on cape terrigan it will lead to the cloister of gales (garuda summon portal)
-rikuseki cerberus
RE: cave
# Jan 05 2005 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
You can go from Gustav Tunnel to the Cape. However, only a very small area can be accessed in the Cape. A cliff prevents you from going deeper into the Cape. The mobs in this small area of the Cape are very high level.

Edited, Wed Jan 5 19:52:11 2005
Phantom Worm
# Feb 02 2004 at 2:52 AM Rating: Default
There is also an NM Phantom Worm here. I believe it used to be on the list of mobs but I don't see it anymore.
RE: Phantom Worm
# Aug 13 2004 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
... why do u want to see a NM worm?
what u want to see is a NM Wyvern.
Now that u don't see everyday or anywhere!!


RE: Phantom Worm
# Jul 02 2005 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
Well that worm you don't care to see drops Phantom Thalum worth about 600k-1mil + on Kujata.
# Jan 30 2004 at 1:27 PM Rating: Excellent
342 posts
You can get the map by getting a coffer key inside the dungeon and using it on a coffer chest that is also inside the dungeon.
# Jan 14 2004 at 4:28 AM Rating: Good
It connects to western Altepa desert

Another VNM
# Jan 11 2004 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
There is also another mob to add to list Guivre a huge Wyvren that spawns near the W Altep zoneline. hit a 55whm for 600.
# Dec 02 2003 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
what zones does this connect to?
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 08 2003 at 8:24 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this cave sux!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RE: bleh
# Apr 02 2004 at 9:30 AM Rating: Default
54 posts
you must just be the wrong level for this place. i'm leveling my level 45 BLM here atm. the EXP is awsome. alot of argo'n monsters though, you just gotta be careful.
RE: bleh
# Apr 21 2004 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
You sure you dont have this confused with quicksands cave?
I whent here at 50 and our pld got hammered by the crabs.
RE: bleh
# Aug 12 2004 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
3,892 posts
No, he's right. This place is a good place to lvl if you're around 45. Just take on the lvl50 mobs.
You should always fight mobs about 5-6 leves above you.
However, the grandparent is incorrect, this _is_ a level 50 zone. What this means, as with every other description on this site, is that Lvl 50 is aht minimum level of the MOBS in this zone.
Any zone has a min character level of 1, if you can make it there.
I'm pretty sure you could even go to Dynamis with a lvl1 (although it would be rather stupid and a complete waste of an hourglass).
The child is incorrect as well, however.
Gustav Tunnel is good from 38-42, no higher. It is absolutely horrible for a lvl45
RE: bleh
# Jul 02 2005 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
Um dude....min level for Dynamis is 65..... but you knew that it was all just being sarcastic...this is just to keep ignorant ppl from thinking that they can go sooner.
RE: bleh
# Jan 15 2005 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
you can level in gustav tunnel on gobs and robber crabs a bit further at about level 55 or so
RE: bleh
# Jul 07 2004 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
More likely confused with Gustav Tunnel, which is connected to Valkurm Dunes and is a decent exp spot for people around 40, maybe higher.
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