The Fioelds of Glory is a location in Final Fantasy XIV, located in Coerthas. Originally part of the as Coerthas Eastern Lowlands in version 1.0, its connections to Rivenroad led to this area bring designated for PvP Frontline matches in Heavensward Patch 3.3.
Story[edit | edit source]
Under the influence of the lesser moon Dalamud, Nael van Darnus, legatus of the VIIth Legion, sought out and unearthed Allagan ruins in the eastern lowlands of Coerthas. Aided by the knowledge contained therein, he raised the very earth unto the heavens, and from this lofty perch did the White Raven nearly orchestrate the destruction of Eorzea.
The remnants of that mad plan still litter the frozen lowlands, as well as other ancient artifacts now laid bare. Though the powers that be are in agreement that Nael's data must be secured, they remain divided on the subject of how best to administer the region, which has prompted them to invoke the same laws which transformed Carteneau and Seal Rock into a battlefield. Where words fail, weapons speak.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The Fields of Glory features in Frontline matches.
Fields of Glory (Shatter)[edit | edit source]
Players must be level 60 to participate, and will be synced to item level 150. There is a 20 minute limit limit. The premise is to destroy ("shatter") the Icebound Tomeliths, with points awarded as their data is extracted. Points are deducted in the event of a K.O. (five points).
The layout of the map is roughly hexagonal, with various cliffs and ravines dividing the area. The staging areas are located northwest, northeast, and south center. The center of the map features an open plain.
Allagan Tomeliths[edit | edit source]
During a Frontline shatter campaign, players aid their company by retrieving data from tomeliths. Allagan tomeliths will be either “Unoccupied” or “Occupied” depending on whether or not a Grand Company has occupied them. By remaining in close proximity to the tomeliths at these locations, players can occupy them to retrieve their data. However, the tomeliths may become uoccupied should enemies come within proximity of one controlled by your team, or vice versa. Occupying a tomelith will reward your team with data, and further data will be rewarded continuously based on the number of tomeliths your team currently occupies.
Only three tomeliths are accessible, each positioned in front of the Grand Company staging areas.
Icebound Tomeliths[edit | edit source]
Icebound Tomeliths contain data and dot the playing field. They will be inactive at the start of the campaign, and will activate at random after a fixed amount of time. The data from these tomeliths can be collected by attacking them, and once they are destroyed data will be rewarded to each Grand Company based on the amount of damage inflicted.
Icebound Tomeliths come in both small and large sizes. Four large tomeliths are on the field. If the match has only 24 players total, the pattern will be restricted to either just the large tomeliths or the various smaller tomeliths.
Victory[edit | edit source]
The amount of Tactical Points needed to achieve victory depends on match composition: