The Winds of Time

Mission Name The Winds of Time
Number 3-1-26
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  • Examine the Transcendental Radiance in Empyreal Paradox and enter the battlefield "The Winds of Time".
    • It appears there is a 10 - 20 minute waiting period before you can enter the fight after the previous mission's CS. Doesn't seem to be the case anymore. I walked up to it after about a minute and was able to do the fight.
    • After the last CS, I moved straight to examine the Transcendental Radiance, it only kept saying "You cannot enter the battlefield at present. Please wait a little longer." Without changing areas and without a game day change I waited by the Transcendental Radiance, trying to examine it again in about 10 minutes and it let me in.
  • Defeat Metus.
    • Has approximately 100,000 HP.
    • Metus uses Promathia's TP moves, such as Bastion of Twilight, Wheel of Impregnability, Infernal Deliverance, and Empty Salvation, as well as unique moves Osmotic Wave and Censure.
    • Casts Meteor.
    • Easily soloable at item level 118 with trusts.
      • Do not rely on Balamor's magical auto attacking, it still counts as physical damage for this fight and will not bypass the invincible effect.
      • Not that easily soloable. Ensure you have iLvl 119 weapon and some food to help.
      • Accomplished on THF99/DNC49 with Item Level 117 (Records of Eminence Espial set, Espial Dagger, Homestead Dagger), using trusts: Trion, Zeid, Adelheid, Cherukiki, and Yoran-Oran(UC); I ate Sole Sushi.  Metus appears to be immune to physical damage at times, so a second offensive caster would have worked better.  Adelheid ran out of MP well before the fight was over, and one of the WHM trusts ran out of MP, too. Having a second healer saved me.  I used an Icarus Wing while I wasn't doing any damage.  When physical damage commenced, I SATAed Trion with Shark Bite to finish off Metus who was down to about 2% HP. Many trusts and I dipped into orange HP in the last quarter of the fight.
  • After winning the battle, a cutscene will start along with the next mission.
  • If you fail, exit the Emperial Paradox and reenter through Reisenjima Sanctorium crystal to obtain a new KI. Use the Dimensional Portal at the Emperial Paradox and select Reisenjima Sanctorium for a new Key Item and a teleport back to the Emperial Paradox. If you are KO'ed then Homepoint, port back to Emperial Paradox to use the Dimensional Portal.

Game Description

Mission Orders
You have shed the last vestiges of your humanity to become a god of light. Altana has revealed the key: the fledgling deities of light and darkness must engage in heated combat to brew up the "winds of time." The Reckoning is at hand!
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