PM 8-4 Dawn  

Start Area: Al'Taieu
Max Party:6
Related Areas:Empyreal Paradox
Related Mobs:Prishe
Mission:8 - 4
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(From 1 rating)
Items Required:Light of Al'Taieu
Title Obtained:Averter of the Apocalypse
Items Granted:Rajas Ring
Sattva Ring
Tamas Ring
This Quest requires Promathia
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: PM 8-3 When Angels Fall
Last Updated: Tue Jun 5 02:25:23 2012

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Mission Orders

Revelations of truth accompany the awakening of Promathia. The world and its people stand in the twilight of the apocalypse. Dawn Goddess Altana, grant us victory!


After you've completed PM 8-3 zone out to Al'Taieu for a cutscene and return to the Garden of Ru'Hmet.

Go straight to get to the sealed portal to an elevator. Once on it head down and zone into Empyreal Paradox. Go straight forward to find the Transcendental Radiance and check it for a cutscene. You will not enter the battlefield just yet, so you can check it and prepare after everyone has seen the cutscene.

Once you are all ready check the Transcendental Radiance again and you will be warped to the arena looking down on Al'Taieu with Promathia, Prishe, and Selh'teus.

You will fight Promathia with help from Prishe and Selh'teus. You can cure them if they are taking hits..

Promathia's First Form For Promathia's first form Prishe fights along with you.

Promathia will use the following attacks:

    * Empty Salvation: AoE damage and Dispel effect * Pestilent Penance: Cone Attack damage and Plague * Malevolent Blessing: Cone Attack damage and Curse * Infernal Deliverance: AoE damage and Stun * Chains of Apathy/Arrogance/Cowardice/Envy/Rage: No effect * Comet (Spell): Single-target magic damage
Selh'teus will fight with you too; He uses Luminous Lance which stuns Promathia for a good 30 seconds and gives you time to recover if things are looking bad, or deal some extra damage.

Promathia's Second Form

After you beat his first form he'll get upset and come at you again, this time with more attacks and more HP. His additional attacks are:

  • Seal of Quiescence: AoE Silence. Cannot be removed.
  • Winds of Oblivion: AoE Amnesia.
  • Meteor (spell): AoE magic damage. Long casting time, enough to run away out of range.
  • * Bastion of Twilight: Magic Shield effect * Wheel of Impregnability: Physical Shield effect
To be able to tell which shield Promathia is under you can look at the circle underneat him: Red is Physical shield, green is Magic shield. Prishe will use Nullifying Dropkick to break his shields. She'll also use Ambrosia, Hundred Fists, White Magic, Carnal Incense and Benediction if she needs to.

Selh'teus will continue to fight as well, using Luminous Lance, Revelation and Redemption (Are buff: Full HP, MP, TP).

After roughly 12,000 HP you will have defeated Promathia. Enjoy the cutscene.

Wait one full day (To midnight JST) to finish the cutscenes for this mission. They can be done in any order.


    * Southern San d'Oria - Hinaree (B-6) * Uleguerand Range * Southern San d'Oria - Count's Manor (B-6)
    * Port Windurst - Chipmy-Popmy (C-8). * Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle - ??? Warmachine (H-11)
    * Mhaura
    * Oldton Movalpolos
  1. Metalworks - Cid (H-8)
Once you've talked to all of them:
    * Ru'lude Gardens - Palace (H-5)* Upper Jeuno - Marble Bridge (F-7)* (If you wish you can check the Marble Bridge door again for your ring, or carry on with the cutscenes and decide on the ring later.* Tavnazian Safehold - Walnut Door (K-7) * Lufaise Meadows - Blueblade Fell (J-6)
After this cutscene you may be welcomed by several high level fomor. It's advised you use sneak before entering the cutscene.

You're done! Congratulations!

Mission Series

Final Fantasy XI

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help me pls
# Nov 15 2011 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
i m stuck on last part of dawn which is last 2 cs,got my ring done all my cs but the part at walnut door and blueblade fell is no where to be found.. pls tell me if u know any similar case and solutions thks,ur help is much appreciated!
The Last Verse
# May 12 2010 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
487 posts
This one completed, ZM completed, did Apoc. Nigh... on Last Verse but can't find out anything about it. Any help?
Zaub of Bastok/Cerberus:
Taru, 17/20@90
Bone 100+3+Sign/Leather 60+1
Alch/Wood/Cook/Cloth/Smith/Goldsmith 60
GS 51/Smith 53/Fishing 29
Holy $H!T!
# Jul 28 2008 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Just did this with 4 ppl in 27 minutes and 8 seconds
Lusheeta RDM75/WHM37
Spog BLM75/WHM37
Spinaltap RNG75/NIN37 (me)
Opivy BLM75/WHM37

This was just amazing! Me and Spog we're just messin around and were going to try and duo this. After the RDM and other BLM were done with their CS, they ended up following us into the BC. The RDM was JP and was like, "<Fight> 4/6 PM8-4?" I was like, "<fun> <excitement>"
Ok, well this how it went.......
We buff and everything. Let Prishe go in and tank his 1st form, while I (the RNG) hung back and waited until it got to about 75%HP. Spog starts with debuffs and i start firing away, hitting him for about 90 damage each arrow. I Shadowbind him when i got hate and ran for my life (i guestimated 6 minutes survivability lol). I kited for a bit, until Prishe got hate back.
We basically did the same thing for his second form, but I got hate alot and ended up kiting the whole fight. I got hit for about 200 at least 3 times. and Meteor that hit me for.......... alot. Spog died 3 times (LMFAO) <3 ya nubcakes!
We got really close to dieing at the end. i had a bout 200HP left, Spog had lol22HP.... I was too far to get a Sidewinder off, but moved in for the barrage and kept firing when it was about 10%HP.
Needless to say, I really didn't think we had a chance, but me and Spog were /ting eachother "OMFG", "WE MIGHT WIN". That was at 2nd form and @ about 50-60%HP.
Thanks guys, That sh*t was dope as hell!

Edited, Jul 29th 2008 2:52am by Spellz

Edited, Jul 29th 2008 10:00am by Spellz
Last 2 Cutscenes
# Jul 14 2008 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
487 posts
After getting my ring, following guide above, went to Tavn. Safehold, and to Blueblade. Did not get c/s in either of them. Do I need to wait another day for those 2 c/s?
Zaub of Bastok/Cerberus:
Taru, 17/20@90
Bone 100+3+Sign/Leather 60+1
Alch/Wood/Cook/Cloth/Smith/Goldsmith 60
GS 51/Smith 53/Fishing 29
# Jul 14 2008 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
487 posts
Went in with Pld/nin, whm/smn, rdm/drk, 3x blm/whm. Don't think Prishe ever got below 85% health; withstood meteor with stoneskin/blink (even me, the Taru that always ends up on the floor...). Pld/nin kited the entire time, both forms, Rdm stunned when in reach, blm nuked and DoT'd when in reach. 2d form, all mages other than whm (who was strictly on healing duty for Pld and Prishe if needed) simply rested mp to full when the green light was up (i.e., invulnerable to magic), and let loose with volleys of T4,B4,Tga3 and Burst 2 (mine killed him). No deaths, nobody even close. Unfortunately, never saw Prishe unleash her 100 Fists, she might have, but if so, did not see it.
Zaub of Bastok/Cerberus:
Taru, 17/20@90
Bone 100+3+Sign/Leather 60+1
Alch/Wood/Cook/Cloth/Smith/Goldsmith 60
GS 51/Smith 53/Fishing 29
easy +1
# Feb 12 2008 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
just Trioed this very easily, i can't believe some of the stories i've heard of ppl wiping on this with a full pt of 75's

Trioed With:

Fight took 17minutes both forms
easy +1
# Feb 17 2008 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
144 posts
for some reason i can't get the final CS done all the other CS, got my ring but can't get the last one :(
CS' Selections
# Jan 18 2008 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
In the CS with Tenzen.. anyone ever selected the option to take back your revenge? If so, what happens to the ninja girl? does she die for tenzen?
CS' Selections
# Feb 11 2008 at 8:59 AM Rating: Good
534 posts
The best backround of any boss fight in this game, bar none.
Just got win...
# Jan 06 2008 at 11:27 PM Rating: Good
900 posts
We just got the win late tonight with the following setup.

SAM/NIN (Lv. 70 btw)
BLM/WHM (me)

1st form was cake.

2nd form....PLD/NIN kept hate and kited while SAM and BLU beat on it. RDMs enfeebled and BLM put Bio and Choke on Promathia. Basically, we "outlasted" the 2nd form until about 5% when Promathia stunned everyone then Meteor'd the PLD SAM and BLU to hell.

RDMs tried to get some DoTs and some nukes in, I got Burst II off but it got resisted. Waited until Prishe used Nullifying Dropkick before casting Thunder IV. Got the nuke off right before Promathia was going to take a shot at me FTW. Awesome fight!
# Dec 14 2007 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
12,232 posts
Just wiped at 2% on second form.

Sam/nin (me)

Sam/nin tanking ftw.

Here we go again (~^-^)~
# Dec 29 2007 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
138 posts
destroyd this dude. set up was sam/war-war/nin-nin/war-blu/whm-whm/blm-blm/whm

fight was easy first form went down quick. second form we just waited till 75% and released 2hr upon him meikyo shisui and mighty strikes FTW. dropd promethia in 10min 16sec(waited a few minutes after first form so mages could MP up) straight tank no kiting.
face off Prishe & Promathia
# Nov 08 2007 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
did this on Ragnarok Server
PT set up :
PLD: Endymion
SAM: Cutesam
SAM: Isley
THF: Yomama
RDM: Coragane(me :P )
WHM: Aamy

in both forms endy kept running and kitting him around at the end both Promathia & Prishe were @ 1% XD and Prishe got him lol
very easy
# Oct 19 2007 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
set up was

75 Pld <me>
75 Drk set
75 Rng dreg
75 Blm lovo
75 Whm silly
75 Rdm ela

first form was just 2 easy i just kited it around while rng and drk killed
when he debuffs u it sucks about 150-200 dmg with P2 other then that easy comet did hurt about 800-900 dmg easy

second form was little harder not by much metor very easy to out run we stayed with the kite method work well

went 1/1 on 8-4

thanks to Bob GoW and calli for the help

Edited, Oct 20th 2007 3:08pm by DodgeRam
switching rings up
# Oct 07 2007 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
I dropped my tamas to get a rajas, i went to the bar to get my ring, he gave me some trust talk thing and i was outa the CS ringless and with my timer reset... Anyone know what the hell is goin on? I did it once b4 the same way w/o a prob dropping rajas to get tamas. Please help me out..
easy fight
# Sep 12 2007 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
Did it with 5, 4 beastmaster and 1 summoner, everyone subbed whm and healed priche while all the pets did the work lol. Very easy was over before we knew it.
# Sep 09 2007 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
Can you get Apocolypse Neigh (sp?) after this and if so where?
PT Info.
# Jul 25 2007 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
i've done this fight twice, both times success w/5.

1st PT setup pld, mnk, rdm, blm, smn @75
used kiting strategy, long fight but a win.

2nd PT setup war, mnk, mnk, blu, rdm @75
short fight, war tanked, attempted to kite but straight tanked most of the time.
1st form went down so fast, 2nd form all the dd's went to town.

i think if u can get a talented 75blu, his stuns can make this a simple fight.
im pretty sure thats what kept our war alive to tank.

if u need a 75rdm for this fight, look me up HADES;
ppl shouldnt have to go w/5 if they can avoid it ^^;
# Jul 06 2007 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
142 posts
I've found that this BC can rely mostly upon whether the NPC's use a particular or not. Forexample-

First run


This run was late at night, straight after the pots BC so we were all tired and simply wanted an epic D2. Needless to say- We got it, after getting Promathia down to 2% on the first form. Prishe only used Hundred Fists- Sel'theus used Luminous Lance maybe once? Then just revelation. And a lot of floating around being useless.

Second run


The other four people we just friends I had called in to help me out, we tried at 5 since two had to leave. Shockingly we got the second form down to 16%, though Prishe used both her two hours, Sel'theus was relatively useless this time around and if only he had used his megabuff, we probably would have won.

Third run

WAR SMN (Ryuko)

SMN solo'd the first form with Fenrir and got the second form down to 80%. This time Sel'theus did use the megabuff but after Prishe had died and just been raised and Fenrir had been released, meaning that it all went to waste after Promathia KO'd Ryuko in 3.

Fourth & successful run


This fight was up and down throughout the second form, it seemed as though the BST only brought one jug, or didnt want to waste it after his first got omgwtfslaughtered on the first form due to AoE. But, there was never more than 2 people dead (I died once, the NIN died 3 times - raise to AoE death mostly).

Towards the end where it was a case of:

/l omg.... 25% left... Reckon we can do it?
/l 15%...
/l 10& and going down...

Simply because I had noticed Sel'theus was hovering around 15% HP during this time.

Thankfully the AI triggered his megabuff and we were able to steamroll a victory.
# Jun 07 2007 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
308 posts
Much tougher fight than people say. First form we just let prishe go 1 on 1 with promathia. she got him to about 60% before we stepped in and fought.

2nd fight things get rough. Promathia hit me as 75 ninja for around 450dmg. Ended up kiting him for this. He uses an aoe move with additional effect stun thats particularly nasty; and he loves to use it. Comet hit for around 600 single target, meteor around 7-800 aoe, big range.

Reward for this as of 6/5/07 is 2,000 exp.

Good luck!
# Jun 01 2007 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
1st Prishe is the best mnk ever to fight on ffx lol. We went blu mnk rdm pld whm thf and basicaly fought him kirin style kiting and when the pld died we let prishe t2t him. She's a beast curing herself hundred fist, benediction, the most sexy thing ever was watching prishe and the other mnk dual hundred fist. I was frozen forever but when i finally woke up blu totally pwns this guy.
# May 24 2007 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
The 1st part is pretty easy, but the 2nd part is where it gets challenging.

1st Try:
Nin, War, Rdm, Smn, Blm, Blm

Nin couldn't hold hate well from Blm, and Meteor kills.
War couldn't damage while kiting.

2nd Try:
Pld, Brd, Rdm, Smn, Blm, Blm

We started kiting right away in 2nd form.
Pld now can hold more hate, and Mages have more MP for damage.

It's possible to die and keep reraising, bcuz we died several time from Meteor.
But if the entire party wipes, then you get kicked out.
So keep the Pld alive. Even if the Pld dies, Prishe can pull hate with damage.

You can cure Prishe, but not Selh'teus.
If Selh'teus dies, you will be kicked out.

Edited, May 24th 2007 11:53pm by Sangkaishikon

Edited, May 24th 2007 11:55pm by Sangkaishikon
# Apr 25 2007 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
What is the best party setup for this?
Is it better to tank with Nin or Pld?
# Apr 29 2007 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
1,025 posts
neither. it's best to let prishe tank it while 1 or 2 mages cure her. the others just DD. if you get hate, turn/disengage until prishe gets hate back.
The best part of Final Fantasy XI is its rich storyline. It separates this game from other MMORPGs. I chose to give my character a storyline that goes along with the game's storyline. I find that this is a more fun way to play the game. Playing the game just to fight in the endgame and collect elite equipment is very boring and is totally missing the main objective of the game, which is to guide your character through the storyline which is to save the world.
let prishe tank
# Apr 23 2007 at 3:05 AM Rating: Default
1,025 posts
let prishe tank
The best part of Final Fantasy XI is its rich storyline. It separates this game from other MMORPGs. I chose to give my character a storyline that goes along with the game's storyline. I find that this is a more fun way to play the game. Playing the game just to fight in the endgame and collect elite equipment is very boring and is totally missing the main objective of the game, which is to guide your character through the storyline which is to save the world.
Kite and win!
# Apr 09 2007 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
1,230 posts
My static finished this a month ago; we went as WAR BLM RDM BRD WHM SAM (me). First form is easy. Second form we ended up kiting, because the meteor spam just didn't allow us to do straight tanking. When Selh'teus uses Luminous Lance, Promathia is totally stunned for a few moments - this is great for a melee 2-hr and a good nuke.

The above comment about wipe & reraise I have to refute. We were all dead during one fight, watching Prishe tank. When Selh'teus went down from a meteor, we were immediately kicked.

Tough fight, but a great finish to the expansion. Good luck to those who make it here!
Ring Choices
# Apr 04 2007 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
95 posts
The rings you can choose from after completing this mission are as follows:

(All rings can be used at level 30)

Rajas Ring
STR: +2~5
DEX: +2~5
Store TP: +5
Subtle Blow: +5

Sattva Ring
HP: +15~30
VIT: +2~5
AGI: +2~5
Enmity: +3

Tamas Ring
MP: +15~30
INT: +2~5
MND: +2~5
Enmity -3

The "~" symbol between the values indicate that the stat in question increases incrementally every 15 levels.

The STR/DEX/VIT/AGI/INT/MND stats increase by 1 increment every 15 levels.

STR: +2~5 on Rajas Ring
  • Level 30: +2 STR
  • Level 45: +3 STR
  • Level 60: +4 STR
  • Level 75: +5 STR

The MP/HP stats increase by increments of 5 every 15 levels.

MP: +15~30 on Tamas Ring
  • Level 30: +15 MP
  • Level 45: +20 MP
  • Level 60: +25 MP
  • Level 75: +30 MP

Not Easy
# Apr 04 2007 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
This battle is definitely not a pushover, which was my first impression from other people's accounts of their fights.
Went with:

MNK (me)

First form, very easy, but he does hit pretty hard. Second form is when things get tricky, AoE meteor move is annoying, and he has more HP, more special attacks, and magic/physical shields. We focused on not dying most of the fight and just tried to slowly take down his HP. Best strategy is to kite it to avoid the AoE's. It is possible to run out of range of AoE moves, but you have to be on the opposite side of the battlefield. At about 40% our PLD and NIN died, and Prishe tanked the rest of the battle XD.
Note: You can't wipe and RR, if you all die you are booted, same with Sel'Theus dying.

Edited, Apr 5th 2007 2:32pm by Scabby
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