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Defuse the Threat

Mission Name: Assault Mission - Defuse the Threat
Mercenary Rank: Sergeant Major
Start NPC: Lageegee - Aht Urhgan Whitegate (L-10)
Staging Point: Dvucca Isle Staging Point
Objective: Clear the mine fields
Recruitment: Lv.60, 3-6 mercenaries
Mission Orders: The Lamiae have hired Qiqirn demolition experts to set land mines in Periqia. You must eliminate this hazard for the soldiers.
Time Limit: 30 minutes
Reward: Periqia Assault Points
  • 3 Members: 1600
  • 4 Members: 1440
  • 5 Members: 1280
  • 6 Members: 1120

Varies based on the number of mines that explodes. A 66.6 point penalty is assessed for each mine that is detonated rather than defused.



Monster Level Strengths Weaknesses Spawns


Qiqirn Miner


  • Immune to:
  • Strong to:
  • Susceptible to: Sleep
  • Weak to:

A, S, L, Sc

A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants


Ancient Lockbox
Hi-Potion +2 (???%)
Hi-Potion Tank (???%)
Reraiser (???%)
??? Polearm (???%)
Jadagna -1 (???%)
??? Necklace (???%)
Gorget +1 (???%)
Feather Collar (???%)
Philomath Stole (???%)
Sniper's Collar (???%)
??? Gloves (???%)
Beak Gloves +1 (???%)
Ice Gauntlets (???%)
??? Box (???%)
Apple Mint (???%)
Bronze Bolt Quiver (???%)
Bone Chip (???%)
Blind Bolt Quiver (???%)
Cleaning Tool Set (???%)
Igneous Rock (???%)
Qiqirn Sandbag (???%)
Rotten Quiver (???%)
Venom Bolt Quiver (???%)
Imp Wing (???%)


Defuse or detonate all 15 mines. (Note: you must successfully defuse at least 1 mine to win this assault.)

  • You are set in a very large map and given a mine detector automatically at the start (you enter at H-9).
  • Mines are invisible until you step on top of them.
  • When you approach a mine it says "The mine detector signals there may be something nearby."
  • Shortly thereafter you will get a message "A Qiqirn mine's time-based fuse seems to have been activated somewhere...". You then have approximately 30 seconds after this "activation" before the bomb explodes.
  • As you walk around, the detector tells you how close you are by "Kachink"s:
    • Nearby: "Kachink......"
    • Close: "Kachink..."
    • Extremely Close: "Kachink!"
  • When you see the "Kachink!" message, stop moving, and then walk around just a step or 2 to get the bomb to pop. You will also hear a clicking sound which indicates you're in the right position.
  • When you are in the right position, the bomb will appear.
  • Touch the bomb before it explodes to defuse it. (Be quick - Remember it explodes only 30 seconds after it is first activated.)
  • Qiqirn roam the area.
    • They hit hard enough to be a threat to an unbuffed mage but have very low HP (about 1500 HP). Most melee could probably solo them easily.
    • 1 Asuran Fists or Thunder IV takes about 75% of a Qiqirn's health.
    • The Qiqirn have extremely long but extremely narrow sight aggro. (You can easily invis yourself past them.)
  • When all 15 bombs have been defused/detonated, the Rune of Release appears at (H-9).
    • The more bombs you successfully defuse, the more Assault Points you get.
  • The mission fails if all 15 bombs explode.


  • Every member starts with a mine detector automatically, so it's possible to spread; there is no NPC or anything needed to trigger this.
  • The Qiqirn are very easy to solo, do very low dmg, and die very fast.
  • The mines themselves are not very dangerous. The damage can range anywhere from 1 damage to no more than 100 after several runthroughs.
  • It is possible to come close enough to a mine to trigger it through the walls or from the bridge section above (G-9).
    • Take care when sweeping a room if its walls come close to another room you have not yet checked.
    • You can drop through a hole in the bridge to the area below if you accidentally trigger a mine on the west side.
  • The Qiqirn track by scent. If you get aggro sleep the Qiqirn and deodorize yourself to lose aggro.



Leujaoam Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Mamool Ja Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Lebros Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL

Periqia Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Ilrusi Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Nyzul Isle Missions: Nyzul Isle Investigation | Nyzul Isle Uncharted Area Survey

Assault Point Rewards: Amir Armor | Pahluwan Armor | Yigit Armor | Other
Nyzul Isle Rewards: Askar Armor | Denali Armor | Goliard Armor | Mythic Weapons

This article uses material from the "Defuse_the_Threat" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.