Borghertz's Wild Hands  

Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Prerequisites:Wings of Gold - BST AF1
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Crawlers' Nest
Port Jeuno
Upper Jeuno
Related Mobs:Dark Spark
Yin Pocanakhu
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 3 ratings)
Items Required:Nest Coffer Key
Old Gauntlets
Shadow Flames
Items Granted:Beast Gloves
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Sat Oct 28 02:02:36 2006


Gauntlets wrought by Borghertz, the legendary craftsman, lie hidden somewhere in Vana'diel.


Note: You must have completed Wings of Gold - BST AF1 before you can get this quest.

Start the quest by talking to Guslam at the Durable Shields shop in Upper Jeuno.

Next, go to Crawler's Nest and get a Nest coffer key, which drops from Knight Crawlers, Crawler Hunters and Helm Beetles.

Once you have the key, you must find a treasure coffer. The coffer can spawn in two places in the room north of the wespes (F-6), in three places in the room with rumble crawlers just south of the wespes (G-7 and G-8) and in two places in the tunnel where helm beetles roam (F-9 and G-9).

Trade your key to the coffer and you will receive the key item Some Old Gauntlets. You do not need to be a beastmaster when you open this coffer.

After receiving the old gauntlets, return to Guslam, who says the gauntlets are the work of Borghertz -- but that he cannot repair them. Head down to the Tenshodo shop in Lower Jeuno, where Yin Pocanakhu talks about a toolbox that won't open. Pay her 1,000 gil, and she says the toolbox is on top of a crate in Port Jeuno, in the auction house area. Find the toolbox and examine it, and the ghost of Borghertz appears. He asks you to bring him some shadow flames from Castle Zvahl.

Go to Castle Zvahl Baileys and examine the torch at F-8. A notorious monster bomb by name of Dark Spark will appear. Defeat Darkspark and examine the torch again to get the key item Shadow Flames.

Once you have the flames, return to Port Jeuno and examine the toolbox again. The ghost of Borghertz reappears, and he uses the flames to repair the old gauntlets. He then gives you your Beast Gloves.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Beastmaster artifact armor quest series. The other quests in the series include:

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The CN Coffer Key does not exist
# Jul 29 2009 at 6:56 AM Rating: Good
60 posts
It doesn't. These old posts are just made up stories. People who have their BST gloves got them some other way. There's no such thing as a CN Coffer Key. Lies, all lies.

With my level 55 BST, I've been soloing tons of Helm Beetles in the attempt to obtain the CN Coffer Key for who knows how long now. I have a couple stacks of Beetle Jaws, thrown away who knows how many Beetle Shells, Insect Wings, Earth Crystals, and other junk that I can't even remember and didn't want to take the time to leave the area and sell, dealt with numerous parties using up my crawlers and every other pet that I would like to use to fight the VT-IT Beetles, and some other stuff that you'd be frustrated with just as much as I am. I've been there so long that the flippin' Coffer Chest even spawned right next to me in that stinkin' Crawler room. The game is just taunting me now. To top things off, I can't level past 55 because I'm at the lovely Limit Break-piece-of-garbage-can't-solo-on-my-own-do-not-pass-go-do-not-collect-200exp-or-any-exp-for-that-matter-I-hate-my-life, eh, thing (BST55 is my highest level job). I LOVE IT!!!!

There's more that I would complain about, but I can't right now. I have to log back in and fight some Helm Beetles >:/
Soloed Dark Spark
# Aug 02 2008 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
Soloed DS as Bst67/Whm. Used Funguarfamiliar as a pet. Nothing aggroed at this lvl, but the Demons will aggro to low HP regardless so I disposed of the two near the torches for a safer DS fight, they link, no problems at lvl 67. I had Blink, Stoneskin up & Bafira, the latter just in case he blew up, I didn't need any of 'em. Examined a torch to pop DS. Used sic and dia, my pet took all the hate and used numbshroom, random move could have been silencegas or frogkick, DS was paralyzed with the numbshroom and it never wore the entire fight he missed a few attacks with the effect. DS cast Bio III a lot but only on my pet I never was touched the entire fight and he didn't blow up. I rewarded one Zeta to heel my pet and used Rampage near the end, DS was dead my pet with a sliver of HP I was untouched, I only needed one pet, but make sure callpet has timed down just in case you need two pets. Examine a torch for the Shadow Flame a key item not a drop. Go and get your Beast Gloves.
Confirmed ... Just did it.
# Dec 31 2007 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Once you start this AF quest, you can use any job to get the Old Gauntlets from the Nest Coffer.
(This is an exception to the other AF coffers where you must be the job of the AF you are trying to get. An exception is allowed here because a specific Quest is operating and the item retrieved from the Nest Coffer is a Key Item.)
Confirmed ... Just did it.
# Sep 27 2008 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
Yes it works. Can even do it with THF with Thief's Tools.
Re: Solo
# Jul 20 2005 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
423 posts
It's not easy I'll tell you that from experience. The Wespes drop the coffer keys and they're a good lv to fight when you're 54 on paper, but the damn Pollen special move makes them really tough to solo>.< Depending how many times they use Pollen, it might take 2-6 pets just to kill one, which isn't very efficient and way too dangerous. Eveything else is a little high at 54, VT-IT. I haven't tried the Helm Beetles spot yet, because there always seems to be a XP party there, either killing the crawlers I probably would use as pets or killing the beetles themselves. I'm sure it could be done technically, but its won't be easy or quick at all(unless you get lucky and get a quick drop). I would suggest getting help if you want the gloves right at 54.
# May 28 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
Was just wondering, can a lvl 54BST get his coffer key alone? or would i have to bring some help with me?
# Mar 23 2005 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
Endlessly fought Helm beetles and elementals using crawlers to get coffer key.
Went to Castle Zvhal. Killed off 2 demons in front of torch. Rested. Started fight with DS but not fast enough, demon respawned. Invis and ran to zone. I don't think I could have taken him even without respawns because lack of pets in area and all the demons around.
Recieved tell from level 75 DRK to raise his RDM partner. Raised. Out of kindness, they helped me kill DS. 75 drk ruled .Lucky
Bst Glove
# Jan 25 2005 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
I was happy to find out that, once I flagged the quest for BST af gloves and got my coffer item, I was able to fight DS using my 61 whm because the flame is a key item. I brought along 2 friends, killed it in less than a minute, grabbed the flame, went back, changed to beast and got my gloves. Much easier than trying it with a level 54 bst I think.
confused former whm
# Dec 27 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
149 posts
I have activated a quest as whm and the quest is named "Healing Hands", would I be able to continue this quest and get the AF for my bst? Or do I have to finish the quest as whm first and then restart the quest over again? Please advise, TIA.
RE: confused former whm
# Oct 29 2005 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Well, I'm sorry that this is a year late. But for future reference, you do need to finish the whm quest in order to do the bst quest. Or something like that.
cancel quest
# Nov 01 2004 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
911 posts
Is there a way for me to cancel this quest? I have read there is but forgot how to do it.
BST duo
# Nov 01 2004 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
787 posts
Sounds like it's possible for a BST duo to take Dark Spark at level 54:

# Aug 26 2004 at 3:13 PM Rating: Good
# Oct 29 2005 at 3:41 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
I believe he means that you only need to pay the NPC once. After that, if you do any af hand quests, you can skip the 10k bit and go right to the box.
# Nov 12 2004 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
265 posts
i went to the ??? and it says.. "You find a grimy old box."


paid the mithra and got the cutscene.

Edited, Fri Nov 12 16:56:53 2004
RE: Grr
# Sep 07 2004 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
787 posts
Calling the Gloves quests AF4 seems to be unique to Allakhazam; MysteryTour has the same 1-3 numbering, but just gives the quest name for the gloves. Calling it AF4 doesn't make much sense, since you can do it before AF2.
# Apr 13 2004 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Tue Apr 13 17:59:51 2004
# Apr 13 2004 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
I just got my coffer key today with a high level JP alliance. some really great people.
anyway coffer keys also drop from Magic jars, tainted flesh, vault weapons, and over weapons. we found mine on an over weapon i believe.
# Mar 20 2004 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
Isnt this the BLM AF3???
for RDM??
# Mar 20 2004 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
anyoen know what a RDM like me has to do I'm studying ahead of time ;)
# Mar 07 2004 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
121 posts
Guslam is at the Durable Shields shop in Upper Jeuno.
getting the quest
# Feb 18 2004 at 4:02 AM Rating: Default
You need AF1 done and AF2 started (not finished) to get Guslam to talk to you about this.
A few things
# Feb 17 2004 at 5:56 AM Rating: Default
Yes I aggre this is definetly a copy and paste from killingifrit. I have a few things to add the ??? infront of the tax-free shop is a tool box. and it is not the flames of darkness it is called shadow flame. this is the lvl 52 AF for thief and you get arm guard at the monastic cavern in Davoi.
RE: A few things
# Apr 13 2004 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
121 posts
Almost everything on this site, and every other site is copied.

You can find this quest here: http://ffxi.game-host.org/eriwilde/ffxi/job/index.html#
# Feb 16 2004 at 11:32 AM Rating: Default
For all of you going to the Eldemiene Necropolis, Tomb Wolf and Uttuku DO NOT drop coffer keys. They drop normal keys. You need to fight Fallen mages and high lvl Skeletons.
# Feb 14 2004 at 10:23 AM Rating: Excellent
933 posts
I have AF1 done, but can't get Guslam to talk to me - what am I doing wrong?

Do I need BLM AF3 done???

# Feb 05 2004 at 12:34 PM Rating: Default
The Anti-Manitou Gates are actually Banishing Gates in English.

Also, for Paladins the first part is in Eldieme Necropolis, not Garlaige.
# Feb 01 2004 at 3:02 AM Rating: Default
yah for samurai you have to go to kuftal tunnle or whatever it is called, instead of garlaige
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 24 2004 at 5:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) [Edit] There, now you can ***** like whiney children if you choose. I sent a correct walkthrough with more detailed info and full list of Arm guard coffers. I completed this last night with a genkai2 party when we finished in Xarcabard, so until you do the same don't ***** about other people's contributions, ungrateful dirtbags.
AF Gloves
# Jan 21 2004 at 5:38 AM Rating: Default
This quest isn't really the same for every job.
The place of the treasure chest you have to open is different for every job.
For exemple, with my Nin I have to go to Ifrit Cauldron and not to Garlaige.
The end of the quest is the same for everyone.
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