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Central Temenos - 4th Floor

  • Central Temenos - 4th Floor is the final section of the Temenos zone in the Limbus region.
  • It is reached via the Teleport-Holla crag entrance to Al'Taieu.
  • Enter by trading Silver Chip, Cerulean Chip, and Orchid Chip to the Matter Diffusion Module in Temenos.
  • Cosmo-Cleanse is also required to enter this area.
  • 60 minute limit, no extensions.
  • There is only one level.
  • There are about 20 Armoury Crates out at the beginning. Opening one causes others nearby to disappear, and can either give items or spawn a monster.
  • Title Granted: Temenos Liberator
  • Xbox 360 Achievement Granted: Temenos Liberator (20 Gamerscore)

Drop Chart[edit]

Item (Job) Floor 1
Ultima's Cerebrum (Nashira Turban) Very Common(67.8%)
Ultima's Heart (Nashira Manteel) Very Common(36.4%)
Ultima's Claw (Nashira Gages) Very Common(42.4%)
Ultima's Leg (Nashira Seraweels) Very Common(49.2%)
Ultima's Tail (Nashira Crackows) Very Common(34.7%)
Benedict Silk (WHM) More data needed.(20%)
Brilliantine (SCH) Unknown
Cbl. Myth. Sheet (DRG) Unknown
Pantin Wire (PUP) Unknown
Chameleon Yarn (RNG) Unknown
Coiled Yarn (BRD) Unknown
Dark Orichalcum (DRK) Unknown
Diabolic Silk (BLM) Unknown
Ecarlate Cloth (WAR) More data needed.(20%)
Filet Lace (DNC) Unknown
Glittering Yarn (SMN) More data needed.(20%)
Luminian Thread (BLU) Unknown
Plaited Cord (NIN) Unknown
Ruby Silk Thread (RDM) Unknown
Scarlet Odoshi (SAM) Unknown
Silkworm Thread (COR) More data needed.(40%)
Smalt Leather (BST) Unknown
Snowy Cermet (PLD) Unknown
Supple Skin (THF) More data needed.(20%)
Ut. Gold Thread (MNK) Unknown



Possible spawns from Armoury Crates:


  • Proto-Ultima is a much tougher version of your friend from One to be Feared. It is susceptible to Slow, Paralyze, Blind, Elegy, Gravity, Stun.
  • Unlike the mission, it does regenerate if you wipe and reraise.
  • If hate is pulled outside of the square Proto-Ultima originates, it will Draw In that target.
  • It has all the attacks from the mission, and a few new ones. They are all stunnable, but stunners have to be ready for this.
  • Proto-Ultima has 5 phases (changing every 20% health):
  • Phase 1:
  • Phase 2 (80% HP)
  • See note on Dissipation below under Suggestions
  • Phase 3 (60% HP)
  • Antimatter, Dissipation, Nuclear Waste (and related), plus:
  • Equalizer: 10' AoE damage (~600-800), absorbed by Utsusemi.
  • Holy II (spell): Single-target Light damage (~800) cast after each TP attack on a random target.
  • Phase 4 (40% HP)
  • Phase 5 (20% HP)
  • Dissipation, Armor Buster, Energy Screen, Mana Screen, Holy II, plus:
  • Citadel Buster: Follows a 30 second countdown. Targetted 20' AoE Light damage (averages around 2000). Ignores Utsusemi and resets hate.
  • Magic Defense Bonus will lower the damage.
  • The countdown to Citadel Buster in seconds is displayed in the chat log at the following intervals: 30... 20... 10... 5. 4. 3! 2!! 1!!! 0.
  • You can "/assist Proto-Ultima" to determine its current target.
  • Proto-Ultima will not attack during the countdown.
  • Proto-Ultima will Draw In whoever has hate throughout the countdown.
  • The target of Citadel Buster is set at the end of the countdown. If that person dies, then the target is switched to the next hated target. In this way, Citadel Buster cannot be prevented.
  • BLMs can nuke at maximum range right up to the end as long as the target isn't between them and Proto-Ultima, but be wary of pulling hate from Proto-Ultima's current target.
  • When you run, run up onto one of the ledges where you entered the room.
  • But also don't stop on the ramp; if Proto-Ultima is at the corner closest to you, Citadel Buster will still hit you.
  • Immediately after Citadel Buster, if its current target has died, Proto-Ultima will Draw In the closest target and resume attacking. Healers should be ready to resume duties swiftly.
  • WARNING: Sometimes, right after he uses Citadel Buster, it may reuse it immediately after. This is rare, but be prepared.
  • Citadel Buster can be stunned, but timing of stun cast is critical (otherwise he'll just use it after stun wears off).


  • Depending on the group, there can be time to open up to 3 chests in the area.
    • Each chest corresponds to one of three types of monsters found in Temenos areas: Beasts, Beastmen, and Elementals.
    • Once a chest of a particular type of monster has been opened, others of the same type will disappear.
    • Instead of spawning a monster, there is a chance that it may be a regular item chest.
    • You can only open chests before engaging Ultima, once Ultima is engaged, all of the remaining chests will despawn.
  • It's critical to keep doing damage during Phase 5. If everyone runs away immediately when you see "30..." you won't do any damage and Ultima will just pick you off one at a time. Try to keep doing damage until its countdown reaches "20...", then run away, and if you get drawn in keep attacking until you are Citadel Bustered.
    • If you have Gravity from Armor Buster, you'll need to run sooner, of course.
  • Damage 2-hours should be used accordingly throughout the battle, and make sure the group is ready when dealing damage in between phases.
  • Summoners and Blue Mages are particularly effective since they can choose either magical or physical damage depending if it has Energy Screen or Mana Screen on.
  • Black Mages should not get hit by Ultima's AoE attacks; the range of most of them (20') is slightly shorter than casting range (21.5'). If they keep Ultima just outside the outer ring of their radar they should be out of range of the AoEs but still able to cast.
    • It is also possible and desirable for other mages to stay out of range, but that requires that the tanks and melee DD not stand on the opposite side of Ultima from the mages; if they are on the far side the WHMs need to move into AoE range to cure them.
  • Note about Dissipation; Ultima will use Dissipation 4 times in the fight. He will use it at 79%, 59%, 39%, and 19%. If the players are on top of things, it IS possible to Stun Dissipation before it goes off. The easiest way to deal with this is have your BLMs select stun through the menu and put the arrow on Proto-Ultima, as soon as they see they Dissipation animation they just hit the button. Stunning like this is far more effective than using a macro.
  • Fealty is incapable of preventing the Terror effect from Dissipation; the wiping of buffs evidently happens before the Terror effect.
  • In the event of a wipe, anyone who is outside the main square, and not on the ramps can get up safely. Getting up inside this area will cause Ultima to agro that person, and then draw in anyone else who is alive.
  • At Level 90, an alliance of 2 tanks (pld/nin), 2 whms, rdm, brd, 4 blms, 1 sch, 1 smn, 1 rng. Ultima went down in less than 30 minutes. All current strategy works especially the manaburn strat espoused by previous posters. -Razorcat 03:28, January 21, 2011 (UTC)
  • Laughably easy fight at 95 cap. 2x NIN (both Kannagi), WAR, SMN, BLM, and WHM. Stunned Dissipation easily. SMN used Astral Flow and Alexander at 20%. Citadel Buster did just over 100 damage. Total time was less than 10 minutes. Tritant 21:37, October 14, 2011 (UTC)
  • Easy with 2 BST lvl 99. We use between 3 and 5 rewards. The boss was down in 25 min but we took our time to open crests and rest before engaging. Beware of the Citadel Buster. The range is higher than the others AoE make sure to have Reraise on and everything should go fine.
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