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  • SW Apollyon is a subsection of the Apollyon zone in the Limbus region.
  • It is reached via the Teleport-Dem crag entrance to Al'Taieu.
  • Can be cleared with a full alliance only taking the Time chest on the 3rd floor.
    • A group of 12 typically needs to take an extra Time chest on the 1st or 2nd floor.
  • The Time chests give an additional 10 minutes.
  • Drops AF+1 materials for BRD, BST, NIN, THF, PLD, DRK, MNK, RDM, RNG, SAM, DRG, BLM, SMN, WAR, WHM ?
  • Typical Ancient Beastcoin yield: 40
  • Reward for completion: Charcoal Chip

AF+1 materials:

Item (Job) Item (Job) Item (Job) Item (Job) Item (Job)
Ancient Brass (MNK) Benedict Yarn (WHM) Brown Doeskin (BRD) Diabolic Yarn (BLM) Kurogane (SAM)
Argyro Rivet (WAR) Black Rivet (DRK) Cardinal Cloth (RDM) Ebony Lacquer (NIN) Light Filament (THF)
Astral Leather (SMN) Blue Rivet (DRG) Charcoal Cotton (RNG) Fetid Lanolin (BST) White Rivet (PLD)

First Floor

  • Enemies: Fir Bholg x10 (Fomor)
    • About 4250 HP
    • Galka = PLD, Elvaan = THF, Hume = SAM, Tarutaru = BLM, Mithra = RDM
    • The Mage Fir Bholg are highly resistant to magic damage.
    • Each has a chance of dropping an Ancient Beastcoin.
    • Linking by sound.
    • Use 2hr abilities once each.
    • Susceptible to Lullaby and Sleep
    • Summoner pullers need to be very careful, the will link and stay linked at times on pet pulls
    • Once aggroed, the alliance will have hate on the ones that aggro, regardless if you sac pull.
  • You can open only one of the three chests.
  • The Vortex and Chests come from the same race of Fomor, possibly the same race as the person who first entered the zone.
  • The Items chest has 4 Ancient Beastcoins and 1-2 AF+1 material (BRD, DRK, SAM, BLM, WAR, ?).

Second Floor

Arboricole Beetle
Arboricole Crawler
Arboricole Hornet
Arboricole Opo-opo
Arboricole Raven
Arboricole Spider
Apollyon Sapling
  • Killing a Jidra causes one of the other monsters to spawn.
  • Defeating the large, leafless Jidra opens the vortex (and doesn't spawn a kid).
    • The large Jidra has the same special attack changes as Cemetery Cherry
    • Leafstorm dispels all effects and gives Slow instead of damage.
  • The Jidra never drop Ancient Beastcoins, but the others always drop one.
  • All enemies are immune to Lullaby.
  • When all enemies are dead, the Time, Items and Restore chests spawn. You can only open one.
    • They actually appear farther south than shown on the map.
  • The Items chest has 4 Ancient Beastcoins and an AF+1 material (RNG, WHM, SMN, BLM, WAR, ?).

Third Floor

  • Enemies: Armoury Crate x8 (Mimics)
    • Often drop an Ancient Beastcoin.
    • They only aggro when someone clicks on them to determine whether they are mimics or real chests. They are passive otherwise.
  • Defeating one of the Mimics opens the vortex.
  • The Time, Items and Restore chests are hidden among the Mimics. You can open all three.
    • They are randomly distributed--they are not in the places marked on the map.
    • You can't tell which chest it is which without opening it; they all look like Items chests.
  • Note: Mimics have the Draw In ability, so trying to use a SMN and a pet to find the real chests won't work.
  • Death Trap (AoE Stun and Poison) has a huge range (>31').

Fourth Floor

Dark Elemental x3
Earth Elemental x3
Fire Elemental x3
Ice Elemental x3
Light Elemental x3
Thunder Elemental x3
Water Elemental x3
  • Often drop an Ancient Beastcoin
  • They are susceptible to melee damage, unlike normal elementals
  • Elementals of the same type link.
  • Elementals aggro to magic.
  • Shared party hate.
  • The Dark Elementals are resistant to Lullaby.