Brayflox's Longstop is an outdoor dungeon in Final Fantasy XIV. A glade located within the rain forests of Eastern La Noscea, it was (dubiously) claimed by the goblin Brayflox Alltalks and her kin. A hard mode version was added in Patch 2.2, where players must aid the goblin once again.
Story[edit | edit source]
Duties[edit | edit source]
Brayflox Longstop[edit | edit source]
After a tiring journey across Eorzea, it is deep within the quiet jungles of Raincatcher Gully where the charismatic and enterprising young goblin, Brayflox Alltalks, chooses to build her tiny empire. What she does not realize, however, it that something else—something sinister—has also made the lush forest its home. Now driven from their rightful (?) claim, Brayflox and her brethren seek to retake the land, and are not above asking the help of lesser races (that would be you) to help them do so.
Unlike previous dungeons, this takes place outdoors, and as such the lighting is subject to time of day and weather conditions. The main objective is to clear out the wildlife, along with a dragon that claimed this place.
The first major obstacle is the Giant Yellow Pelican, a huge ziz that stands guard and backed by a flock of lesser ziz. Progressing further, the party must defend Brayflox during a confrontation with the Inferno Drake.
Eventually they pass through a swamp where a huge amphibian called the Hellbender awaits. During the fight, it will periodically encase a party member in a stagnant bubble that must be burst. When nearly dead, the dragon Aiatar swoops in to devour the creature, and engages the party. After sustaining some damage, it will retreat.
Eventually, the party reaches a mountain cave where Aiatar made its nest. During the battle, the dragon will spit toxic goo at players which leaves a puddle of poison. This poison will heal Aiatar if he stands in it, requiring careful position by the tank to avoid protracting the fight. Once the dragon is slain, the duty ends and the goblins reclaim their home.
Brayflox Longstop (Hard)[edit | edit source]
Brayflox's Longstop is overrun with forces of the Illuminati; the furious goblin scholars are bent on recovering a secret recipe centuries in the making and a moment in the filching. Having been pressed into service as Brayflox's boon companion, you have no choice but to disregard the facts of her thievery and defend the Longstop from all those who would seize it from its rightful holder.
Introduced in Patch 2.2, Brayflox Longstop reprises as a hard mode dungeon. Brayflox recruits players once again for help, having been seized by goblin Illuminati forces over a serious matter: a cheese recipe. This dungeon is basically a warzone, as numerous goblin special forces must be engaged to proceed further. The Gobmachine G-VI will occasionally bombard the party from a high vantage.
The first mid-boss is the Illuminati Commander, who calls in sniper support throughout the fight. Every so often, a criss-crossing area of effect attack will occur, requiring careful maneuvering to avoid. After clearing a path further in, Brayflox will appear open a shortcut to the next mid-boss: the Magitek Vangob G-III. This magitek warmachine will spill ceruleum on the battlefield, which is a major fire hazard. Several gliders will swoop in as back-up during the battle.
The remainder of the dungeon heads back towards the cavern nest from before, where Brayflox confronts the leader of the Illuminati. After knocking out the former, the latter enters the Gobmachine G-VI and engages the party. In addition to calling in sniper support, it will drive across the arena, damaging any player it contacts. Several bombs will be deployed throughout the battle, and players must push them to the side with attacks before they explode. When it is low on health, it may throw a huge bomb that must be dismantled before exploding. Only once the Gobmachine is destroyed is the Illuminati defeated and the duty ends.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Brayflox's Longstop
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
"Lipflaps on Longstops" plays upon entering Brayflox's Longstop. "A Fell Air Falleth" plays while in combat with regular enemies.
"A Fine Death" plays while fighting the Great Yellow Pelican, the Inferno Drake and the Hellbender, while "Nemesis" plays during the battle with Aiatar.