How To Unlock Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard) in FFXIV

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To unlock Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard), you’ll first need to be at least level 50 in a Disciple of War or Magic job. Then you’ll need to talk to Bloezoeng in Mor Dhona (X:22.0, Y:8.7) and accept the quest “Curds and Slay”.

Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard) also has a few prerequisite quests before it can be unlocked, including the final Main Scenario Quest (MSQ) of patch 2.0 A Realm Reborn.

 

Quick Step-by-Step Unlocking Guide

 
Brayflox Alltalks outside the entrance to her Longstop / FFXIV
Brayflox Alltalks outside the entrance to her Longstop
 
  1. Complete the Main Scenario Quest (MSQ) “The Things We Do for Cheese” from Wheiskaet in Eastern La Noscea (X:32.6, Y:30.5)
  2. Complete the MSQ “The Ultimate Weapon” from Raubahn in Northern Thanalan (X:15.0, Y:16.0)
  3. Accept the quest “Curds and Slay” from Bloezoeng in Mor Dhona (X:22.0, Y:8.7)
  4. Meet Wheiskaet once again in Eastern La Noscea (X:32.6, Y:30.5)
  5. Speak with Brayflox Alltalks outside her Longstop in Eastern La Noscea (X:14.8, Y:24.5)
 

Detailed Unlocking Guide

Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard) would be your second time helping Brayflox with her humble abode, so you’ll need to clear the normal version of Brayflox’s Longstop first.

You can do this by completing the Main Scenario Quest (MSQ) “The Things We Do for Cheese” from Wheiskaet in Eastern La Noscea (X:32.6, Y:30.5). Defeat the invading dragon Aiatar in Brayflox’s Longstop to clear the dungeon.

Next, you’ll need to complete the MSQ “The Ultimate Weapon” from Raubahn in Northern Thanalan (X:15.0, Y:16.0).

This is the final quest from the Main Scenario Questline for patch 2.0 of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, so you need to finish every MSQ leading up to “The Ultimate Weapon” before you can continue.

 
Chef Bloezoeng in the Seventh Heaven Bar / Final Fantasy XIV
Chef Bloezoeng in the Seventh Heaven Bar
 

Once you’ve finished “The Ultimate Weapon”, quests for expert-level dungeons in the ARR expansion will become available to you, including the quest that unlocks Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard).

Head to the Seventh Heaven Bar in Revenant’s Toll and accept the quest “Curds and Slay” from Bloezoeng in Mor Dhona (X:22.0, Y:8.7).

The chef will be delighted to see you, as he’s been looking for you on behalf of another colleague.

 
Former Company of Heroes Captain Wheiskaet / FFXIV
Former Company of Heroes Captain Wheiskaet
 

Drystweitz, a fellow member of the Culinarian’s Guild and the owner of the bar “The Flying Shark” in Costa del Sol, has been looking for adventurers to help his friend, Wheiskaet.

Go to Costa del Sol and speak with Wheiskaet once more in Eastern La Noscea (X:32.6, Y:30.5)

Wheiskaet will tell you about the danger that Brayflox is in once again.

With the former captain employed as a guard in Costa del Sol, he’s unable to leave his post.

So instead, he would have you help the troubled goblin. Pay a visit to Brayflox Alltalks outside her Longstop in Eastern La Noscea (X:14.8, Y:24.5).

 
Brayflox the Cheesemaker / Final Fantasy XIV
Brayflox the Cheesemaker
 

It would seem Brayflox’s renowned cheesemaking attracted the attention of the evil goblin faction, the Illuminati.

These goblins have taken over Brayflox’s Longstop in search of her secret cheese recipe and will do anything to obtain it.

Forced out of her home again, Brayflox will ask for your help in driving out the would-be cheese overlords from her Longstop.

After talking to Brayflox, the dungeon Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard) will be unlocked.

To enter the dungeon, you’ll need at least a level 50 Disciple of War or Magic job and an average item level of 55.

Since this dungeon was released way back in patch 3.2, you can easily solo the dungeon when you enter it unsynced with a level 90 or above character. But if you encounter this dungeon in a duty roulette, you will need to do it synced.

Here’s a breakdown of each boss and their rewards to guide you through the dungeon:

 

Boss #1: Illuminati Commander

 
Illuminati Commander boss / FFXIV
Illuminati Commander boss
 

Mechanics

This is a pretty straightforward boss where you only need to dodge incoming AoE and kill any “Illuminati Sniper” mobs that lock onto players. Tank the boss toward the north, so the rest of the party has more space to dodge the fast column AoEs.

  • Goblin Rush: A three-hit tankbuster attack on the primary target. Use damage reduction skills and heal through the damage.
  • Bomb Toss: The boss will target a player and toss a bomb toward their direction, leaving a large circle AoE underneath them. Move out of the AoE.
  • Illuminati Sniper: Goblin snipers will spawn and randomly tether to a player. These snipers will continuously use “Sniper Shot” on the tethered players until they’re killed. The tank should pick these mobs up while everyone else destroys them as soon as possible.
  • Bombs on the ground: More bombs will randomly spawn around the arena, dropping column AoEs in cardinal directions around the bomb. These AoEs go off quickly, so pre-position yourself away from the bombs before they go off.
 

Rewards

  • 7 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics
Name Type Rarity
Darklight Bracelet of Aiming Bracelets Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Bracelet of Casting Bracelets Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Bracelet of Fending Bracelets Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Bracelet of Healing Bracelets Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Bracelet of Maiming Bracelets Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Bracelet of Striking Bracelets Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Boots of Casting Feet Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Boots of Healing Feet Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Caligae of Aiming Feet Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Caligae of Striking Feet Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Sollerets Feet Dungeon (Green)
Fistfighter’s Jackboots Feet Dungeon (Green)
Hussar’s Jackboots Feet Dungeon (Green)
Magician’s Shoes Feet Dungeon (Green)
Pilgrim’s Shoes Feet Dungeon (Green)
Protector’s Sollerets Feet Dungeon (Green)
Shikaree’s Boots Feet Dungeon (Green)
Darklight Band of Aiming Ring Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Band of Casting Ring Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Band of Fending Ring Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Band of Healing Ring Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Band of Maiming Ring Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Band of Striking Ring Tomestone (Blue)
 

Boss #2: Magitek Vangob G-III

 
Magitek Vangob G-III boss / Final Fantasy XIV
Magitek Vangob G-III boss
 

Mechanics

Untargetable goblins outside the arena will toss ceruleum barrels continuously, filling the room with blue ceruleum AoE puddles. Standing over these AoEs won’t deal DoT, but they will explode after some time, so try to avoid these puddles.

  • Cermet Drill: A tankbuster attack on the primary target. Use damage reduction skills and heal through the damage.
  • Drill Cannons: A wide and long column AoE on a random player. These can be tricky to dodge as the room gets filled with blue ceruleum AoEs, but you should always prioritize dodging these cannons first.
  • Needle Burst: A room-wide AoE attack. Mitigate and heal through the damage.
  • Illuminati Glider: Up to two “Illuminati Glider” mobs can spawn at any time and target random players. The tank should pick them up while the others focus them down to reduce incoming damage.
  • Bomb Toss (Illuminati Glider): Gliders will occasionally toss bombs toward random players. Quickly move toward safe zones while also avoiding the ceruleum puddles.
  • Glider Ram (Illuminati Glider): Illuminati Gliders will rush toward a player, dealing moderate damage. This attack can’t be dodged.
  • Oversurge: A point-blank AoE underneath the boss. Tank and melee users should move away from the boss before the cast goes off.
  • Career: A marker will appear on a random player. After a few seconds, the boss will charge toward them. Healers should top off the targeted player before they’re hit.
 

Rewards

  • 13 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics
Name Type Rarity
Darklight Earrings of Aiming Earrings Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Earrings of Casting Earrings Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Earrings of Fending Earrings Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Earrings of Healing Earrings Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Earrings of Maiming Earrings Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Earrings of Striking Earrings Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Bracers of Aiming Hands Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Bracers of Striking Hands Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Gauntlets Hands Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Gloves of Casting Hands Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Gloves of Healing Hands Tomestone (Blue)
Fistfighter’s Gloves Hands Dungeon (Green)
Heavy Darklight Gauntlets Hands Tomestone (Blue)
Hussar’s Gloves Hands Dungeon (Green)
Magician’s Gloves Hands Dungeon (Green)
Pilgrim’s Gloves Hands Dungeon (Green)
Protector’s Gauntlets Hands Dungeon (Green)
Shikaree’s Gloves Hands Dungeon (Green)
Darklight Eyepatch of Aiming Head Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Eyepatch of Striking Head Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Helm Head Tomestone (Blue)
Fistfighter’s Goggles Head Dungeon (Green)
Hussar’s Goggles Head Dungeon (Green)
Magician’s Hat Head Dungeon (Green)
Pilgrim’s Eyepatch Head Dungeon (Green)
Protector’s Barbut Head Dungeon (Green)
Shikaree’s Mask Head Dungeon (Green)
Darklight Choker of Aiming Necklace Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Choker of Casting Necklace Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Choker of Fending Necklace Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Choker of Healing Necklace Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Choker of Maiming Necklace Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Choker of Striking Necklace Tomestone (Blue)
 

Boss #3: Gobmachine G-VI

 
Gobmachine G-VI boss / FFXIV
Gobmachine G-VI boss
 

Mechanics

This boss becomes untargetable for a few times during the fight and will go around the room hitting anyone in its way. Focus on the bombs that will spawn throughout the encounter to avoid a party wipe.

  • Flamethrower: A cleaving tankbuster attack on the primary target. Face the boss away from the party, use damage reduction skills, and heal through the damage.
  • Bombardment: A targeted AoE on a random player. Spread out to avoid overlapping damage.
  • Bombs: Starting at around 80% HP, several bombs will spawn around the arena and explode after some time. Getting hit by more than one exploding bomb will most likely wipe the party. Hitting a bomb with any attack will push it back. Use AoE attacks on the bombs to create a safe zone in the middle of the arena.
  • Scramble: The boss will become untargetable and start dashing around the room. Focus on the extra mobs and bombs during this time.
  • Illuminati Sniper and Illuminati Soldier: Similar to previous bosses, more Illuminati mobs will spawn to deal extra damage to players. The tank should pick them up while the rest focus them down.
  • Sniper Shot (Illuminati Sniper): Snipers will tether to a player and continuously shoot them with this attack, similar to the snipers in the first boss.
  • Goblin Rush (Illuminati Soldier): Soldiers will use a weaker version of the Illuminati Commander boss’ three-hit tankbuster attack. Healers should keep an eye out for players targeted by the soldiers.
  • Hit and Run: The boss will face a random player and charge toward them. Move away from its path to avoid excess damage.
  • Giant Bomb: At around 10% HP, the boss will spawn a giant bomb. This bomb can’t be pushed away, so focus on destroying it before it explodes, or you will likely wipe.
 

Rewards

  • 20 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics
Name Type Rarity
Darklight Corselet of Aiming Body Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Corselet of Striking Body Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Cowl of Casting Body Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Cowl of Healing Body Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Cuirass Body Tomestone (Blue)
Fistfighter’s Jackcoat Body Dungeon (Green)
Heavy Darklight Armor Body Tomestone (Blue)
Hussar’s Jackcoat Body Dungeon (Green)
Magician’s Robe Body Dungeon (Green)
Pilgrim’s Robe Body Dungeon (Green)
Protector’s Cuirass Body Dungeon (Green)
Shikaree’s Doublet Body Dungeon (Green)
Darklight Breeches of Casting Legs Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Breeches of Healing Legs Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Kecks Legs Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Subligar Legs Tomestone (Blue)
Darklight Trousers Legs Tomestone (Blue)
Fistfighter’s Breeches Legs Dungeon (Green)
Heavy Darklight Flanchard Legs Tomestone (Blue)
Hussar’s Breeches Legs Dungeon (Green)
Magician’s Slops Legs Dungeon (Green)
Pilgrim’s Slops Legs Dungeon (Green)
Protector’s Trousers Legs Dungeon (Green)
Shikaree’s Gaskin Legs Dungeon (Green)
Baby Opo-opo Minion Basic
Fury Orchestrion Roll Orchestrion Roll Basic
 

Extra Treasure Coffers

 
One of the extra treasure coffers in Brayflox's Longstop (Hard) / Final Fantasy XIV
One of the extra treasure coffers you can open
 

Apart from the boss rewards, there are four treasure coffers located throughout the dungeon that you can open for more gear rewards:

  • (X: 12.5 Y: 11.0)
  • (X: 12.5 Y: 10.1)
  • (X: 12.5 Y: 9.5)
  • (X: 10.3 Y: 8.8)
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