Hello tanksters, Stark here and this is the tanking guide for Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum. This is a level 60 optional dungeon where you’ll have a chance to relax while petting some very cute Malboros. Well, petting with the sharp end of a sword that is. Speed-wise, this dungeon is very much like the Fractal Continnum. This means you can grab every mob and their mother up to the end of each section and burn the lot down.

The first pack may surprise a first-time healer though, so don’t be afraid to pop your god mode cooldown if you see your health dropping fast. Don’t worry, it will recharge before you need it again. The first boss tells you why you must never interrupt a Malboro when they’re putting their make-up on. Keep Miss Arboretum 2016 in the center of the arena, as this will make the fight easier for everyone. At different points, the boss will start swiping the arena with a massive lack of teeth washing attack. Other cute mini Malboros will spawn as well, just manderville around the whole lot if you need to. After this, some Rose Hip ads will spawn. DPSers must kill these asap before they explode and deal party damage. As tank, you can safely ignore these on the first round.

However, you can also help smash them on the second round, when the boss starts rotating again. The second mob segment is a little bit more interesting. At the end of the first bit you’ll see these honeycomb barriers you need to destroy. However, as soon as you attack them, tons of mobs will spawn next to you. This is all fine on the first barrier, but on the second barrier, some Orn Hornets will spawn as well. If you’ve been around FFXIV for a while, you’ll know Hornets and Final Sting usually come together. Therefore as soon as you see one, target it and either block final sting or use your god mode cooldown. The convention I’ve seen for this section is for the tank and healer to hold their ground with all the mobs, while DPSers focus on the barrier.

As soon as the barrier goes down, rush over to the boss room, as the mobs won’t be able to follow you in. The second boss is an obvious honey lover, considering how it decorated its room down here. This is a mandervilling encounter, so get your dance shoes ready. Tank the boss anywhere to begin with, you will have to move around soon enough. Apitoxin targets a random player for a permanent puddle of goo. The boss then summons a swarm of hornets that fly about at the edge of the arena shooting stings at random players.

Assail will make the hornet swarm target a random player for a series of column AoEs. Avail calls on the swarm to protect the boss while it deals higher and higher raid damage. Go help bring those hornets down as fast as possible. After this, bring the boss to the edge of the arena, as you will need a good view of what’s going on. That’s because Ally will command the hornet swarm to band together into groups and spam their stings at the party. The swarm will not telegraph the attack so pay attention to their position and immediately move to a safe spot. Mechanics repeat until either of you wins. The third mob segment is more of the same, though you may want to take it easy here if you or your healer are on minimum gear. The last boss is the second runner for Miss Arboretum 2016, who is obviously very annoyed a Malboro with some makeup on took her rightful spot in the competition. To make things easier, keep miss flower-pot here in the center of the arena for the entire fight. She starts with Atropine Spore, an eye-type AoE on the arena. Then comes Soul Vaccum, a party-wide AoE, you can’t evade this one.

The fun starts when the boss summons a number of cute little bulbs onto the arena. These set up camp at random spots and spawn debuffing areas around them. Try to move away from these bulbs while keeping the boss stable in the center the arena. Frond Fatale is a gaze attack that will make you run like a looney into these bulbs and get debuffed. Look away during the end of the cast to avoid having your party laughing at you and rightfully so. The boss follows this up with some AoE markers, try to not overlap these with anyone else if you get one. Now, if your party’s DPS is fairly low you may end up seeing some extra Lily of the Saint adds eventually spawn. DPSers need to kill those asap to avoid a wipe. However, with the general overgearing and high DPS you’ll probably never see this phase anyway. That’s it for Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum. Thanks for watching and feel free to leave a like if you found this useful. Next, you’ll return to Siren’s old nest to again enjoy some enchanting music. Until then, happy tanking and see you next time. .

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