Playing Host  

Start Area: Spire of Mea
Start NPC:Venessa (H - 10)
Max Party:6
Related Areas:Promyvion - Mea
Related Mobs:Envier
Max Level:30
Reward:3000 Experience
(Average from 3 ratings)
Items Required:Censer of Animus
Items Granted:Bitter Cluster
Burning Cluster
Fleeting Cluster
Malevolent Cluster
Malicious Vision
Pretentious Vision
Pristine Vision
Profane Cluster
Radiant Cluster
Solemn Vision
Somber Cluster
Startling Cluster
Valiant Vision
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Promathia
Last Updated: Wed Feb 16 15:47:59 2011

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Battle Notes

The Promyvion ENMs, capped at level 30, basically mirror the Promyvion Missions for Chains of Promathia. You make your way to the Spire of each Promyvion, then fight a weaker version of the boss you fight in the actual Promyvion Missions. The reward is 18,000 experience divided by the number of people in your party, with a maximum experience gain of 3,000 per person. Winning also gives the party three memory clusters (which are used in Alchemy), and the chance to get rare earrings that give +3 on various stats.

You can enter "Playing Host" and the other Promyvion ENMs with up to an entire alliance, but the experience points reward for doing so would be reduced to 1,000 per person. Each Promyvion ENM is winnable with a balanced party of six. Parties of seven or eight virtually ensure victory.

To start the ENM "Playing Host," you must first talk to Venessa in Ru'Lude Gardens and acquire a key item: Censer of Animus. Everyone in your party must have this because you can't fight the ENM boss without it. Make sure everyone has proper foods and medication, Reraise items, and Signet.

It is recommended to bring at least three animas to this fight, as it stops the ENM boss from spamming his high-damage AoE attacks.


When everyone in your party is ready, enter Promyvion - Mea and work your way up to the Spire. When you are ready, click on the door inside the Spire and choose the battle Playing Host. You have 30 minutes to defeat the boss, which is an empty NM named Envier.

The Envier uses AoE weaponskills that can nearly one-shot a paladin. Also, the Envier can spawn up to three Seethers during the fight, but you only need to defeat the main mob to win.

A sound battle plan to beat this boss is:

  • Tank the Envier away from the mages, so they are not hit by AoE attacks.
  • Use an anima when the NM is at 75, 50 and 25 percent health. This will greatly reduce the chance of melees getting hit by the Envier's powerful AoE moves.
  • If mages or summoners are going to assault the NM with 2-hr abilities, have then wait until the NM is at least half dead before unleashing.
  • Have a healer be ready to cure your tank instantly.

Note: If anyone dies during the fight, DO NOT TOUCH THE REWARD SPHERE THAT APPEARS AFTER THE BOSS DIES UNTIL EVERYONE IS RAISED. People who are still dead when the sphere is touched will not receive their exp reward.

One more tip: If you're doing all three ENMs in one outing, try to save offensive 2-hr abilities for this fight, as well as Invincible if you have a Paladin tank. It's good to take down the Envier as fast as possible because of its dangerous AoE moves.

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My mistake
# Jun 19 2007 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Some friends and I went to do this case one of them wanted the elem earring and the exp would of been cool to get. We had like a blu/whm, pld/war, smn/whm (me), smn/whm, whm/blm, and blm/whm. We get to the spire without much difficulty and I was shocked at this boss. Ive beaten CoP with some of my friends a long time ago before the blood pacts were even split into 2 groups and I didnt see this coming. The boss won. We start the fight, im thinking were tough S#%$ cause we got 2 smns that beat CoP before, this is an ENM boss thats weaker then the promy boss, and we killed the dem boss a few weeks ago in record time. We go in, 10 secs he does impalement and takes the pld to 12 life. We heal her and we keep going. he spawns a seether which I didnt think he could do cause I never saw the mea boss spawn anything before tonight. Were saving animas and 2hrs cause we planed to do the real fight after this. Wll he spawned another seether before we killed the first and he did impalement again to kill our pld. Then he did carosel and damn near killed me, then somewhere duringthe fight i got poisoned and I died. Shortly after that everyone else fell. We got him down to like 1/4 health even with us holding back. I clearly underestimated this boss which was a noob mistake on my part. We got kicked out of the fight, 2 people had RR on cause most of ours got removed when we entered, we planed to go back in and the 2 people who used RR couldnt raise >< So were gonna try again tonight on maybe the dem or holla boss with the same setup. This time all Hell Breaks Loose
5-man ENM Static
# Jun 15 2007 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
My static group went as:

and I dual-boxed as

The WHM and NIN didn't even use their animas. I was surprised at how well we did.

We've gotten an Elemental Earring (1/3 so far).
Until we meet again... stay gold. *bang*
# Mar 11 2007 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
K, to start off lemme say how tired I was when I got asked to do this last night......I was really tired, I needed alot of sleep. :P

So my friend asks, her and her husband want this one bad so I say "Yes". I like them, they're nice ppl O.O and I still needed it anyways. But anyways when they finally get down to Mea here was the set-up: Whm/Smn, Rdm/Whm, Smn/Whm(me), War/Nin, Blu/Pld, and ???/Nin(can't remember his but it wasnt a Nin or a Rng><). I didn't think we were gonna get very far on this one with this pt set-up, but I decided wth might as well.

We get in there and get to the first Orb, and it was chaos we had ppl fighting the little guys around the Orb and the Orb guy himself. A couple of us almost wipe but we get to the next level. So I decided to take action and be the "Boss" since it was apparent I was the only one who had done these before. I straighten everyone out as to what to do and not, though one guy kept pushing it and getting aggro on all floors(idiot). But we make it to the top.

One thing to note, make sure you have someone who knows where to go on these floors. It had been about 3-4 months since I last did these so I only had a vague recollection of where to go, and my friend and her husband though they had just tried this specific one, had no clue as to where to go DOH! But I remember the last floor oh so well, so I was happy to see this floor.

But here is the battle when we got in: We only had 6 Animas so I told them to use them spareingly and never at the same time as each other, but close. I told them I was gonna 2 hour with Garuda (it was a Windsday) when the mob hit 50%, and they'd use their 2 hours whenever they felt like it.

But: as soon as we get in we all Buff up use reraise etc., you could tell no one had done these(or at least won one) cuz they were all hesitant to move, I was actually the first one out the gate with my friend and her Whm. I decided to use Ramuh for my opening volley(Big Mistake!!), weak to Lightning my a$$. I opened up with Thunderspark......4 Hp of damage!!!! And I'm decked out in in full Seer's gear, Morion Tanthum, and other Mind+ and Int+ gear. My friend had her Ramuh out too though hers was a sub, her Ramuh only did 2 HP of damage. But anyways I dismiss Ramuh and yank Carby out (Good idea!!) send him in, and as soon as my Blood Pact is back up I use Poison Nails.....23 HP of damage, yay so much better!.

Anyways we're going along, we're doing fairly well and a couple of minutes pass the mob is only at about 80% health, and I'm shocked. I couldn't believe he was doing such a good job, usually at this point the mob is down around 50%, but he's still at 80%. So I start barking orders cuz I thought I was king **** bought this time, telling em to use their Animas, and I said ***** it and 2 houred. First 2 hour went off nicely Garuda got all the aggro, and died fairly quickly. Then I sat back waiting for MP as soon as I hit over 70 MP I 2 houred again, Garuda once again got complete hate and died rather quickly which was good I was out of ethers at this point. And at this point he did his AoE Careasal(sp?) move and nearly wiped most of the pt, so Whm 2 houred, and I kneeled down behind one of the pillars and rested til I hit 100 MP.

While I'm resting the Whm is running around kiting the mob, which was funny to watch. She's running around trying not to die, but it was actually really helpful that she did do this it allowed me to get enough MP and to 2 hour again. As soon as I stood up she died(she was the only death suprisingly), and I 2 houred, the mob was still at about 25% health, and my 3rd and last 2 hour took him down to a sliver of life, Garuda died really quick again from full hate. So I turn around trying to at least get a Dia off in case we get wiped, and before I could even start casting one of the DD landed the finishing blow, and we win. With only 1 death in the pt, but she had reraise up so no big deal.

And I'm sitting there amazed at how well the pt set-up worked and how well what I had told them to do worked and how well each of our 2 hours worked together. And that only the Whm had died because of her 2 hour.

But this is my little story, hope it helps someone else though I don't see how my rambling does help, I was just amazed at the outcome last night and had to put it here.

On a side note for other Summoners who dont have the luxury of Fenrir and Diabolios (sp?) like me. Use the Avatar that is strong that day in these, none other. Windsday (Garuda), Firesday (Ifrit) etc. Me and a friend tested this, so trust me on this.

I had an idiot (who was most likely reading a stratagey from a website) try and tell me what to do in these the last time I did one 3-4 months ago. And it was Firesday and I was going to do Ifrits 2 hour, but he was completely insistant that I use Ramuh cuz qoute "The mob is weak to Lightning", Hah!! Moron! This coming from the ****** who kept spamming "USE YOUR 2 HOUR, DAMMIT!", "USE YOUR 2 HOUR NOW!!!" literally 3 secs after I used one of the 2 hours. And when I would say I had to "Wait for MP" or "Wait for Blood Pact timer to reset" he would call "bullsh!t" and tell me to "use your 2 hour". And Im just sitting the like "wtf? I have to wait IDIOT!". It wasn't til after the pt wiped horribly that he actually listened to what I was saying cuz everyone else was getting on him for being so ignorant and stupid to what it takes for a Summoners 2 hour, Blood Pact Timer reset and MP (@ 30 need 60 MP). It was obvious he's never done Summoner, moron! He still pisses me off when I think about how stupid he was!

If you're on the Bismarck Server and you're reading this (I can't remember you're name) and this sounds familiar?! Geuss what a$$?! I'm talking about you, and I hope this pisses you off, cuz you're an idiot!! You shouldn't be running any pt's period! I'm glad I haven't run into you in the past 4 months moron!

But don't listen to an idiot who says that you should use Ramuh cuz he's "Weak to Lightning" cuz the mob isn't weak to lightning, period. Only use Ramuh if he's strong that day. Peace, and GL to future ppl doing this. :P

Edited, Mar 11th 2007 8:16am by Nuhnisgodly

Edited, Mar 11th 2007 8:23am by Nuhnisgodly
# Oct 20 2006 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
just went in and owned its ***, easy win
Lost again
# Jul 26 2006 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
You all post what jobs you went in with but what lvl were you guys? my highest lvl is 43war
Lost again
# Aug 30 2006 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
253 posts
The zone and battle are capped at level 30. Hence no need to post levels.
good pt set up
# May 29 2006 at 7:58 AM Rating: Decent
Our party went something like this: 2 smn/whm 1 blm/whm (me) 1 whm/smn 2 war/nin Getting to the boss was kind of difficult to begin with. We found most of the MRs ok, with the exception of maybe 1 or 2. on last floor before boss, 2 people almost died from aggro, but we just zoned since we were right at it. When we entered the room to kill him, we had 3 animas, 1 psycho and 2 hyster. To begin, we went in and immediately used on of the hyster on it so it couldnt attack. It also couldnt use any ws since it wouldnt have had anything to use it with. After we used it, the 2 smn and whm stayed at the entrance, and the blm went to the right. When it was at about 1/2 life left, we used the psycho. Everything was still going good, no1 close to death or had died. Then blm rejoined group of mages, which turned out to be an almost huge mistake. Got off one good nuke after rejoining the group, and it came over to the group of mages and used its special ability, and almost killed off all mages. after that, whm use benediction, and then the 2 war got hate off of it after about 2 trys total. after all mages almost died, it went smoothly from there. It ended up dead after a nice Firaga from the blm. As for the summons that we used, i think it was Fenrir, Ramuh, or Leviathan. At around 30% health is when we used the last anima we had. I dont remember, but i think that is when the 2 smn started using Astral Flow. Either way, no1 ended up dead and mob was fun to kil. Just something you may find funny, all mages were tarus, and both tanks were i think Hume or Elvann, cant remember. Sorry if you were with me when this happened and i forgot something. Just thought I'd share my Promy-Mea exp with you. Now i am 1/3 on finishing promys.
OMFG allience
# Nov 13 2005 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
I thought this was one pt not a 18 perosn allience thing

We had

all dead
went ok pulled of barrage
until WHM cure3ed
WAr lost hate and WHM died in 2attacks
downhill formt here
no raising WHM dead forever
I was pissed
RE: OMFG allience
# Apr 11 2006 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
this is a 1 party thing and can be done by 1 party. its just easier to have 18 but u get crap exp
# Oct 25 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
Ifirt (smn/whm) Mojozk (smn/whm) Tatsuko (rng/war Doma (war/nin)
all from the linkshell TheOinionBrigade defeated Promy-mea with 4 people only! No Lie! Finished battle in 6mins and 11 secs. Ifirt used the avatar Ifrit (of course) Mojozk used the avatar Fenrir. Strategy: war/nin runs in first, provokes and then kites the mob, both smns 2hour, rng spams ranged attacks.
RE: Promy-mea
# Oct 25 2005 at 5:03 PM Rating: Default
134 posts
we didnt use any anima either ;o
Mojozk - Ragnarok Server
i miss you :(
Moja Zoko - Figaro
# Aug 27 2005 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
I tried this thing with
We were saving our 2hrs for the promy-boss... it wasted us... the WHM BARELY escaped to raise us... ah well, at least we roffled the Promy boss.
Did they update the Boss?
# Aug 11 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
We went in

about 75% of life left it's spawn seether? and smn wasn't able to pull off inferno X3

I did this boss before for Prom-Mea i never see Seether ; ;

that's was before the big update btw
easy but painful
# Jul 12 2005 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
did all of these promy's last night won all but 1. this one is failry easy but they all seem to spam AOE attacks and their critical attacks....i died on this when its life was at 1/6 hp.....did one last critical and i was dead. they managed to finish it off and raise me...we all got the 3000exp asnd i got a burning cluster><.....all u pt's doing this b-sure ur WHM spams cureIII on ur tanks cause they will die if u dont.
We got pwned.
# Jun 22 2005 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
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We got our asses kicked... everyone said this was easy, but it killed us all at about half life. o.o

Party was:
WHM/BLM (I think)
WAR/MNK (Tank. This may have been our problem)
RNG/? (I need to pay more attention)

We got killed really fast. No problem with the promyvion itself. This was my first one ^_^. Memory receptacles were a pushover, and the only issue with the enpties was near the very end, and we just made a break for it.

Our stratagy was as follows: Enter the battlefeild, BST calls, everyone buffs up, eats food. WAR voke and head to the right with me (MNK), mages and RNG stay by the stairs, BST come in after that. When it pops the little guys, the BLM would sleep them and the RNG would take them out if they became a problem. Before I knew what was going on, the WAR was in the red. Another hit or two killed him. BST voked it. Died. I voked it, hit dodge. tried to pop a Hi potion and my two hour before I went down, but it killed me too fast. Didn't see much of what else went on, because I was busy laughing my *** off at how fast we got owned.

So, what did we do wrong? Any suggustions for next time?
RE: We got pwned.
# Jul 04 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Default
ur mistakw was that your setup sucks for these things. try this setup: war/nin war/nin whm/blm blm/whm rng/nin (smn/whm or rng/nin)
Promy ENM reqirements
# Jun 17 2005 at 1:34 PM Rating: Good
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I'm not sure on the specific requirements. My shell had people who hadn't finished any of the Promy towers, but had access to them; they were able to get the Promy ENMs.

all u need is to be advanced enough in the CoP missions that u have access to the areas.
so for 1st timers u need the Cut scenes up to upper jeuno and the mysterious amulet key item

do not forget to clear your memory if u have tired to do any of the other promy areas that will still affect you.

and a tip for all: if someone dies wait for everyone to be raised Before you open the chest as the xp does not "Drop" until its been opened which is nice :)

if u die in the ENM boss u do NOT lose xp so dont worry it just hammer it.
party setup + info
# Jun 17 2005 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
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Part6y setup was np for us had:

Drk/nin (me)

1 word : PWNED

dropped 3 clusters 3k xp and a malicious vision which is traded in Ru'lude we got Ninjitsu Earring stats are :

lvl 35 earring +3 Ninjitsu Skill

sells between 1mil -900k on garuda server not bad ^^
# Jun 13 2005 at 12:23 PM Rating: Excellent
1,261 posts
we didnt have the animas for this fight (we used them on Mea Boss), but was considerably easier than said mea boss. woot 3k! Some tips for main boss would be appreciated (we got pwned ; ;)
RE: heh
# Jun 17 2005 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
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suggest have rangers to either side of boss
mages at the foot of the stair
dd up the middle
We had PLD and DRK(me) in our setup so we had 1 RNG EES at 3/4 and SMN at same time.
It went down so fast that SMN only got 1 judgement bolt off

prebuff was : prot & shell food and aerial armor.
No animas used, not sure if pld 2hred was busy sleeping mob spawns(yes it does stick very nicely).
You can Drain and Aspir empty so enjoy >:)
And lastly the boss is always based on the element of the day that you enter the chamber, in our case watersday- water based (weak to thunder){Ramuh}(Invite to join party} :D
# May 09 2005 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
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We went with our LS to do Promyvion-Mea this Saturday. We all got the keyitem from Venessa as well, so when we reached the spire it was more or less like: Hey, shall we try the ENM? No XP loss anyway and it might be good practice for the Boss fight.

So we saved up all our Au Lait's, Hi Potions, Antidotes and Anima's and well, we won. We got it down rather quick, but one by one the Melees dropped dead, including me and the BLM and WHM survived dealing the final blow. So, no XP loss, we got raised and touched the globe after we were all raised!!!

3000 XP and a couple of those clusters. YAY!

We did the Promy-boss immediately after this and that one hardly hurt us. As a matter of fact, a couple of the Anima's didn't even activate.

I brought a stack of Antidotes, 3 Hi potions, 3 Apple Au Lait, Hysteroanima and I still got 'm unused.

So it wasn't a very difficult fight, both of 'm weren't especially considering we didn't prepare for the ENM at all.

# Apr 09 2005 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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you dont get any items that you trade in to vannesa to get drops from this ENM battle?
How do you start it
# Mar 30 2005 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
Were do you go for this? I have the quest and the key item from Venessa. Where do you enter the ENM battle?
Needed Info!!
# Mar 19 2005 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
This is NEED to know Info PPL.

#1. You can only repete the same promy every 5 days.
#2. Everyone in pt MUST have the orb item, cause its not like normal bcnm.
#3. you can do all 3 spires in one day just gota wait to repete.

P.S. if your going to give any helpfull info give it all. These tid bits dont cut it.
# Mar 10 2005 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know if there are any prerequisites for this quest? Do you have to have reached a particular place in the Promathia missions for instance?
RE: Requirements?
# Mar 16 2005 at 11:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm not sure on the specific requirements. My shell had people who hadn't finished any of the Promy towers, but had access to them; they were able to get the Promy ENMs.

The rules for victory have changed; people who win the ENM can warp to the spire instead of being force-warped out of the Tower. Similarly people who are just there to help Promy boss fights can warp back to the spire instead of being kicked; should make it easier to combine ENM and Boss fights, etc.
can u explain?
# Mar 09 2005 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
Hiyoto u aid you got 100k each did you not get clusters ive have done the 75 cap ones and i know you dont get clusters on those these i am not sure only did dem and i dont want to do another knowing im only going to get clusters...
anyway back to what luxienrhal said ... you do this the same as the promy missions find receptackles on each level kill them move to next level repeat until you get to 4th floor where you find the tower. then you just enter the bc of what ever ENM you have these mobs are much easier then the misson mobs so you dont even have to two hour we had 3 RNG 1 WAR/NIN SMN and WHM
more info
# Mar 08 2005 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
Can anyone provide any more information on this. Like who to enter the battle and any requirements needed to access this ENM? just as a note i have yet to do any of the Promyvions.
# Mar 05 2005 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
Just did it with my LS tonight
this guys is just like normal PROM boss, but way easiler. remember to remove poison(doesnt matter at all...just wasting time on using antitode)
RNG just use your Xbow with acid bolt to start, holy bolt after. Blm just nuke them as hard as you can.
My party did not use any Animas or 2hours at all and kill it in 3 mins 13 seconds (Phoneix, Kierk group)
and easy 3000 experience points and 100K each at least!!!

Oh btw, this boss will spawn little babies~~but dont worry. Let one of your RNG taking care of them. When they spawn, just target and shoot them. They are weak and should be dead in 2 or 3 bolt shots.

Edited, Sat Mar 5 23:09:28 2005
# Mar 07 2005 at 4:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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100k ...each? I sure wish I was on your server.

On Carbuncle, the highest selling memories are Fleeting Memories, which usually go for 100k to 110k for a dozen. Given that beating an ENM grants you 3,000 xp (to all surviving players..) plus three Memory Clusters, you'd have to get six of the things on my server to pull that kind of cash.

And they'd all have to be the same kind of cluster, to boot. (None of the others sells for nearly that much.)

One speculates as to exactly how much cash money you pulled from the ENM, but, uh, congrats anyway. ^^
Too fun.
# Mar 04 2005 at 3:19 PM Rating: Excellent
1,863 posts
PT config:


Our sixth didn't have her key item.

The fight was interesting, still a win with all surviving. 3 hysteroanimas used. We still got tagged by Promyvion Brume part way through, making the end of the fight an interesting exercise in hate control.

By the end we had me throwing Curagas to keep the team alive, and Mandalorian, our RDM, was trying to hold hate and kite four Seethers at once. Trippy!

Attack data, if you aren't yet aware:

Material Fend - Evasion boost.

Brain Spike - Damage attack, one target.

Empty Thrash - High damage attack, one target.

Murk - AOE Slow + Gravity.

Promyvion Brume - AOE damage + poison + hate reset. Killer skill.

Impalement - Huge damage, single target. Damage can vary. I've seen it hit for 100, I've also seen 500.

Carousel - AOE damage attack, hits for several hundred vs. all. Carousel is a physical damage attack, so can be stopped with Psychoanima (intimidates physical) as well as Hysteroanima (shuts down special skills).

In addition, yes, he spawns Seethers. Hysteroanima does not stop Seether production. You can't stop it. Just deal. ^^
try this
# Mar 04 2005 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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bring antidotes to this fight as you would the normal bcnm, other then that, happy hunting, he drops same as the other 2 do, clusters of memories. the fight should be asy if done right, and fyi, the seethers are weak, and die in 1-2 good hits
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