Atop the Highest Mountains (Limit Break 2)  

Start Area: Ru'Lude Gardens
Start NPC:Maat (H - 5)
Type:Limit Break
Prerequisites:In Defiant Challenge (Limit Break 1)
Related Areas:Xarcabard
Related Mobs:Boreal Coeurl
Boreal Hound
Boreal Tiger
Min Level:51
Max Level:55
Reward:Raises Level Cap to 60
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Items Required:Round Fridgicite
Square Fridgicite
Triangular Fridgicite
Title Obtained:Summit Breaker
Last Updated: Tue Jun 22 11:43:38 2010

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Collect three stones of frigicite from fiend-infested caverns in the north. Bring them to Maat to further expand your innate limits.


Activate the quest with Maat in Ru'Lude Gardens. He asks you to retrieve three pieces of Fragicite from Xarcabard.

Once you have activated the quest, travel to Xarcabard. The Fragicite are found in caves at I-6, J-7, and G-10. Each piece of Frigicite is guarded by a NM that has sneak and invisible detect. Simply defeat the NM, and quickly run in and touch the ??? to receive the rewards (key items):

1. Boreal Tiger. The reward is a Round Frigicite. 2. Boreal Coeurl. The reward is a Square Frigicite. 3. Boreal Hound. The reward is a Triangle Frigicite. Be careful, because these NMs have incredibly fast respawn rates (around 15 seconds). You may want to ask the Dragoons in the group to dismiss their wyverns so that you can easily target the ??? using F8 (otherwise you will probably end up targetting wyverns with F8). You will need a large alliance for these, or if you'd rather have high-level help, you will probably still need a full party of high-level players. The monsters are incredibly tough. Once you have retrieved the three pieces of Frigicite, simply return to Maat to complete the quest.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Limit Break quest series. The complete series includes:

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Yay!! I did it!
# Feb 22 2005 at 4:08 AM Rating: Decent
88 posts
Just finished it tonight!! Alliance of 18. Each mob took 2 minutes. The last one had to be done twice, due to death >< but! amazingly I hit a SATA Viper Bite for 1142!!! O.O It was unbelievable!!

18 People. Not necessary. It made it easy though. At times chaos ensued. And paralysis really impared my SATA abilities.
# Feb 22 2005 at 3:02 AM Rating: Excellent
just so you guys know you can follow an alliance
and still get the ???
# Sep 10 2009 at 8:58 AM Rating: Default
Can be duo'd by skilled 75 WHM/NIN and back up job 55, mine was 55 SAM/WAR
# Feb 20 2005 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Sun Feb 20 02:00:08 2005
HL help
# Feb 20 2005 at 2:00 AM Rating: Excellent
I did this a while ago with an Alliance, but here is a little known fact.

A level 72-73 BST can solo it, just be nice to them and supply Courrier Carrie jugs and pet food.

The hardest one is the Coeurl, it will take 3 pets.
RE: HL help
# Apr 21 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
Can a lvl 75 smn solo these? Please help me. :)
# Feb 08 2005 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
Just finished this not 5 min ago, and i'm speechless. After a month of on and off /shouting I get the luckiest break ever. A 75 whm pld and sam offer to help for free O.O It took less than 20 min round trip. This is the kind of thing that makes me glad to play this wonderful game. If you're ever see Argyle on Ramuh tell him he has a big Galkan groupie ^^ I hope i get to be half as cool as these guys when I'm lvl 75, 'cause that's the stuff dreams are made of.
p.s. i guess i'm not speehless after all
# Feb 08 2005 at 4:29 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
Just finished this not 5 min ago, and i'm speechless. After a month of on and off /shouting I get the luckiest break ever. A 75 whm pld and sam offer to help for free O.O It took less than 20 min round trip. This is the kind of thing that makes me glad to play this wonderful game. If you're ever see Argyle on Ramuh tell him he has a big Galkan groupie ^^ I hope i get to be half as cool as these guys when I'm lvl 75, 'cause that's the stuff dreams are made of.
p.s. i guess i'm not speehless after all
G2 Complete
# Feb 03 2005 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
Got a random tell asking if I wanted to do G2.

I accept and we eventually get full alliance together with the only highl level help being a lvl 60 whm.

Group was mostly a bunch of noobs who kept complaining that they had to leave. We get to the first NM, Boreal Hound, and I keep yelling at them to wait for mages to get MP, but they run off. Being the high lvl PLD (lvl 54) in the group I tank it rather easily and thought we got lucky.

Next one was even worse. We get to Boreal Coeurl having to kill everything cause of course no one brought sneak oils or prism powders.

Half the people actually get lost and takes them 15 minutes to find the rest of us. When we finally get there another noob runs right in and gets agro. I have no protect or shell and mages are low on MP. I immediatly get hit with silence and a devistating magic attack for about 900 dmg and I was at 38hp. I quickly hit 2 hour and the mages are too busy whining... so I am not getting cured. I have to spam CURE ME atleast 5 times before someone finally helps me. I also keep spamming PROTECT, but I guess they were too busy looking for ??? before it was even dead.

After I risk my life I get yelled at because the whm was mad I was spamming CURE ME and saying that I had white magic so I should do it myself. I guess this person never heard of silence.

I had other PLD in group tank the last one....I had to cure him because other mages were [(slowga)].

I'm glad I got this done with. Some advice now:

-Bring 3 PLDS if possible (2 Hour works very nice)

-Don't run into the cave without everyone being ready with full HP/MP (These monsters are not stationary and often run back and forth....so keep a good distance)

-Get Teleport-Vazhl Crystal if you haven't already as this will save you time and effort.

-Bring Silent Oils and Prism Powders unless you agree to fight everything and have the patience for whms to dish our cures and cursnas and such.

Good Luck...As this can be done without high level assistance. I'm sick of people posting "Yeah this was easy I just had lvl 75..."

Full Alliance 50-55 can handle this easily.
# Jan 29 2005 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
Title gained after completion of this quest is "Summit Breaker". Don't know why it isn't included with the info. Sorry if someone wrote this earlier but I didn't see it near the top, which is where most people would tend to look before they stop caring >_>.
this was actually fun
# Jan 25 2005 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
I actually had a fun time doing this limit break. If you can get a full alliance together and everyone is not a total *****-up then it can definitely be fun. We didn't even bother trying to cast sneak and invis b/c it is a huge waste of time. Just steam-roll thru any mobs that aggro you. You will waste more time casting all those sneaks/invis' then you will in just smoking the mobs.

Make sure that everyone understands that the respawn rate of the NM's is hellishly fast and that they better not waste any time in getting the fragicite once they die.

Also, the NMs can aggro from quite a distance so make sure that people just don't go rushing in there without the whole alliance.

lastly, make sure that you have WHMs with at least cursna, viruna and paralyna. Erase is a bonus.
# Jan 18 2005 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
134 posts
Did this the other day with a full 18-person alliance, mostly genkai hunters with a few higher-ups - our tank was a 69 PLD friend of mine who handled everything with the greatest of ease. There were only two deaths: one was an unlucky WHM who got nailed with one of the Hound's attacks, and the other was perhaps the least intelligent member of our alliance, a DRK who ran too far into the back of the cave and aggroed the Tiger before the alliance was ready. Both were Tractored & Raised before mob death, and were able to grab their frigicite without need to fight again.
Genkai 2
# Jan 08 2005 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
I just did this quest today, and it really wasn't that hard. Granted, we had a PLD73 tanking all 3 of the monsters, but aside from that, we had a 2 party alliance with two high level Red Mages and the others were mostly in between levels 50-60. In terms of strategies, it'd be in your best interest to stock up on Prism Powders and Silent Oils, as one or two White Mages can't be around just one person the whole time, Sneaking and casting Invisible. Next, just before each monster is destroyed, whoever needs to do the quest must disengage, touch the ???, and sprint to the entrance of the cave as quickly as possible. The monsters respawn 15 seconds after you kill them, so be careful! Anyways, just follow those tips and you should be fine.

Edited, Sat Jan 8 23:48:01 2005
Can I do it at 50?
# Jan 05 2005 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
Can I do this as level 50? Like kill NMs and get Key Items? I need a quick answer! >.<; /tell me in game if you can I'm on Odin, Ninebell ;)
RE: Can I do it at 50?
# Jan 05 2005 at 9:36 PM Rating: Default
Ok, nevermind... YOU CANT DO IT AT 50 >.<; so in essence... I'm gonna do G2 TWICE now =/
>< srry wrong post
# Dec 29 2004 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
412 posts
Opp wrong post
/bow /bow /bow
# Dec 29 2004 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
412 posts
I have no idea that Demon link like crazy.
When we all in front off the touch. I get aggro by the mob below. I was told to stay in the middle. I went into the middle, but it was too late. Then all demons ran toward us..At first I thought someone train them. Untill I clearly understand that it's auto link. Most my party dead and raised again.
So be very carefull when you are in front off the gate.
# Dec 18 2004 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
I'm also wondering if i can solo this without fighting the NMs...
I'm a RDM/BLM and could use Chainspell to either cure or keep blink up when i get to the "???", then warp out when its done.

Only thing i need to know is how far would i have to run to the "???" and do you actually get the Fragicite if the thing is still alive? like has anyone tried getting it while the party was still fighting? If it needs to be dead then i guess nobody can solo it :(
RE: Solo?
# Dec 21 2004 at 9:05 AM Rating: Excellent
Actually i can answer my own question. Today i ended up doing G2 with an alliance and it's worth noting that the "???" is not actually there until the NM is dead (i ran to the back of each NM's cave during the fights to check this).

So it's therefore not possible for anyone, of any job to do G2 without killing the NMs.

Good luck people ^^
# Dec 13 2004 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
ok i am a smn. cant i summon an avatar like titan do stonskin on the both of us and send him in to fight for me while i get the ???. i need to know this because i am going to try today. if he gets aggroed so what he has 3 times the HP then i do. is it possible for me to get it done that way?
# Dec 13 2004 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
1,983 posts
Bah, I'm a thief and I'm too used to being greedy and sneaky. I was hoping that I could enter the area, perfect dodge, flee to ???, get item, and leave; but I heard you can't do that. <That's too bad.> ; ;

Edited, Mon Dec 13 09:21:13 2004
Shamaya, Asura
Lots of fun
# Nov 22 2004 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
I've just done this and it was easy, the only thing that took time was getting an alliance togethe, but eventually we got a full allaince, whoever could port did, and I walked to show others the way. We then just ran to each of the NMs killing on the way, it's easier than trying to sneak everyone and also helps to build TP. Only one person died cause he got lost on the way. All three NMs were easy, we took them down in no time at all. So all in all this as a good time.

We did them in this order:
1. Boreal Hound
2. Boreal Tiger
3. Boreal Coeurl

We did the Corurl last as it was meant to be the hardest but we took it out in no time
RE: Lots of fun
# Dec 02 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
84 posts
word. It's a little tough with only a few people, however with a 18 person alliance we had a whole team to take on this challenge. Big thanks to those people on the Asura server you rock. Yeah, with like 4 or 5 high lvls in amongst those 18, it wasn't too much of a challenge... lolz....

I am now the "Summit Breaker" so I guess that means my power is so amazing that I am floating in the sky or something. Like, metaphor, uh... nevermind.
boreal hound is lame
# Nov 12 2004 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
128 posts
Just wanted to say watch out for the Boreal Hounds AOE paralyze. I stood too close to it got hit by its AOE and tried casting paralyna on myself 7 times >.<. Half the mages spent the fight trying to un-paraylize themselves or someone else lol.
Me so leet
# Oct 30 2004 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
Thanks Beowolf for making this a memorable occausion. They set up an alliance of 18. I won't go into much detail, because despite on the stories being different, in general they are really the same. Had a blast, got it done and over with. Now just gotta get the experience points to follow.

Take care and see you on Shiva!

P.S. Only me and Beowolf were WHM's. So yeah, just so you know.
High-Level Help
# Oct 26 2004 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
Well, I had attempted this quest once before with a high-level WHM (72, I think he was), a level 60+ DRK, and a few other high level mages, but mostly a nearly-full alliance of people who needed to break. I still needed my Gate Crystal for Xarcabard, so I ran all the way there, but rather than get me my Crystal first, I was told we'd get it after the fights ... Well, that never happened because during the first fight the WHM kept casting flash and such in an effort to tank the Hound (which I understand is the hardest one ... Don't know why we did that one first). Needless to say, the WHM got himself killed, and promptly went to his home point and logged, leaving us all there ... We all had to return to home point, and I wasted several hours (3 hours just to form the alliance) for nothing - Not even my Gate Crystal.

But, last night, as I was about to log off, my BLM friend told me that he was in a Genkai 2 party and they were leaving soon. After about 30 minutes of waiting for any others to join, we teleported there (I had gotten my Gate Crystal this time). We messed around with the monsters in the zone while we waited for 2 people without the Gate Crystals to finish running there (and we got them their Crystals before the fights). Anyhow, to the point, we had 2 WHMs that were in AF (they were anon, so I couldn't check level), and a 74 NIN/WAR who was awesome. There were only 11 of us total, and even when half of the party started fighting the Tiger while half of us were still killing a Dark Elemental, the NIN expertly tanked both, and wasn't phased a bit. All-in-all it went very smoothly. Nobody died, even when we had to fight the Hound a second time when someone accidentally ran the wrong way.

So, my suggestion is to bring a high-level NIN and WHM (at least 60+ for the WHM) just in case and keep a small alliance.
14 peeps is EZ'r than 18
# Oct 23 2004 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
This quest would be easier with 12-14 party members that work together as a team then 18 dumb a$$ running around like their heads are cut off. The quest was a peice of cake all NM's could of been killed with a well balanced 12 members party. We started with a full group of 18 and by the time we made it to the last NM we had 12 members. I've noticed with 18 peeps together in a party you'll run into a clasic case of too many cheifs and not enough indians, (everybody wanted to be the leader guy). The group was lvl51-55 with one lvl58 but several lvl51. Only death ever was the lvl58 on the first NM due to the lack of whm support, (We only had two whm for all 18 of us, and yes beleive it or not not a single blm was with us). Like everyone else says, hate is not important issue. The other Ninja and I (Ninja) had planned to hate jungle the NM's but they ignored our Vokes and just took turns attacking anyone and everyone; Cause very little damage to one specific party member. All in all it took 3.5 hour to get party of 18 together and 1.25 hours doing the actual quest.
(Thrusday night is not a good night to orginize an 18 alliance, wait for the weekend).
RE: 14 peeps is EZ'r than 18
# Nov 16 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
just to comment on that, err comment... this applys to most situations were an alliance is required, if everyone is a pro, you can do it with a lot less, IE you can do ECOwarrior with 12-14, (Ive done 14) and ive done bcnm40 with 5, and one dc'ed during the fight lol (the pld) ... if everyone knows what they are doing, you dont need so much randomness lol
warning on roundhouse
# Sep 26 2004 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
Becareful before u hire this person. In fact i now think all the ppl that will only help if paid are suspect. I paid the bulk of his fee for limit 2 quest and he would not help me and one other member get to destination and proceeded with quest just to get it done even though we were not there yet. When asked for refund repeatedly he refused.

FYI incase u are thinking about hireing him Roundhouse lvl 70pld for any quests
the title it gives
# Sep 22 2004 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
just to let u ppl know that the title u getting from completing this Renki is "Summit Breaker"
Big thanks to ppl in Garuda Server
# Sep 16 2004 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
Did this last night with 17 ppl. 3 high LVL helped us, they are Charlee, Hellslayer and Buff***** (sorry don't remember ur name), BIG THANKS TO THESE 3 GOOD GUYS, without them we'll be lost and got killed ^o^. Posts that i read here helped me alot.. Good job guys, keep up the good posts. I spent about an hour or so to get ppl together, the funny thing was that alot of Pallies wants to do this quest, we ended up going there with 7 pallies (almost half of the ppl that are going -_- ) At the end, we got there with 16 ppl and we asked a 64 whm, his name is Buff****, and he basically is the leader of all fights. He was the one pull the NMs and start the fights. I died once, cuz we had to do it again the first fight cuz somebody didn't get the item item. The only plan that was used was the 64 pld tank and no accient magic. everybody else keep kicking the NMs O.o . Nobody except me got close to dying, I was behind the tank, and the first NM used Fire breathe and i died -_-; . Well, that was alot fun killing things with 17 ppl. And we didn't bother to sneak and invi everybody, we just kill everything that aggroed. So ended up killing alot of mobs i meant ALOT OF THEM... hehe... at one point, I said that "we all going to hell" of course i was just joking... hehe... that's it.. give me a tell if you need anything, i would be happy to help.
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