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Since its establishment during Gelmorran times, this subterranean crypt has been used for generations as a final resting place for the remains of rulers and nobles. Since the Calamity, however, the tunnels have become overrun with the Lambs of Dalamud─a deadly cult who worships the now-fallen satellite as their savior. It is in the Deepcroft that these twisted souls silently plot revenge against those who fought to prevent the advent of Dalamud, summoning any dark presence who will aid them to this end...no matter what the cost.

Duty finder description

The Tam-Tara Deepcroft is the second dungeon that players will encounter in Final Fantasy XIV. It is part of a trio of consecutive low-level dungeons alongside Sastasha Sastasha and Copperbell Mines Copperbell Mines, all sharing the same loot and serving to acclimatize new players to partying with others. A hard mode of Tam-Tara was released in patch 2.3.

Objectives[]

Map of the Tam-Tara Deepcroft.


Progression[]

Destroy the cultist orbs[]

In order to reach the final area of the Deepcroft the party must destroy the four cultist orbs throughout the duty, found on the Greenwood, Hardwood, and Wormwood Altars. The duty is mostly linear and destroying each orb is necessary in order to progress to the next area, so there is no risk of accidentally missing one of the orbs. The cultist orbs cannot be destroyed until all enemies at each Altar have been defeated. The Wormwood Altar contains two orbs but is blocked by a sealed barrier when the party arrives. In order to break the barrier the party must continue to the next room and obtain the Cultist Rosary Cultist Rosary. Using the rosary on the barrier will destroy it.

Each Altar is guarded by a Dalamud priest and gravedigger imps. The Greenwood Altar will have two imps, Hardwood three, and Wormwood four, and the priest at the Wormwood Altar is replaced by Octavel the Unforgiving. All of these enemies have low health and only auto-attack spells, and are of little threat.

Defeating all the enemies at each Altar will cause a void soulcounter to immediately spawn in the center platform of the room, so the tank needs to be ready to aggro it right away. The soulcounters are identical in each of the three encounters. They will first cast Enthunder on themselves, enhancing their auto-attacks with roughly 40% additional lightning damage. Enthunder has a long recast and can be interrupted—doing so on the first Enthunder will significantly weaken the soulcounter, and it likely won't live long enough to cast it again. Beyond this their most threatening action is the frontal cone Condemnation.

Eternal Calm[]

Upon destroying the last two cultist orbs a bridge will appear, connecting the Wormwood Altar to Eternal Calm and allowing access to Galvanth the Dominator. At 80%, 60%, and 30% health, Galvanth will summon an inconspicuous imp and other monsters. As long as the imps are alive, Galvanth will become immune to all damage, making killing the imps a top priority. On the first occasion, Galvanth will only summon one imp which can be quickly taken down. On the second occasion, he will summon two skeleton soldiers and a Deepcroft miteling in addition to the imp, and on the third occasion he will summon two skeletons, two mitelings, and most importantly two imps, which must both be killed in order to attack Galvanth again. Killing the skeletons and mitelings is not necessary to bring down his invulnerability, but they have very low HP and can be easily AoE'd down.

Galvanth's most dangerous ability is Mind Blast, a large radial AoE that deals heavy damage and inflicts Paralysis Paralysis on anyone it hits. He will first use it at 50% HP, but with its lengthy recast will not likely use it again before being defeated.

Encounters[]

Formations[]

Encounter locations.

Greenwood Altar area
# Formation Notes
1 Ak-Inik Varlet x2
2 Fleshfly Swarm x2
3 Carrion Beetle
Fleshfly Swarm
4 Ak-Inik Varlet Patrols between encounters 3 and 5
5 Carrion Beetle x2
6 Croftlight x2 Optional
7 Ak-Iniki Varlet x2
8 Ak-Inik Varlet Patrols between encounters 7 and 9
9 Dalamud Priest
Gravedigger x2
Boss
A Void Soulcounter appears when all enemies are slain
Hardwood Altar area
# Formation Notes
10 Deepcroft Miteling x2
11 Ak-Mena Groundsman Patrols between encounters 10 and 12
12 Carrion Beetle x2
Fleshfly Swarm
13 Ak-Mena Varlet Optional
Patrols between encounters 12, 14, and 15
Treasure coffer 1 found here
14 Croftlight
Deepcroft Miteling
Optional
Treasure coffer 1 found here
15 Deepcroft Miteling x3 Treasure coffer 2 found here
16 Dalamud Priest
Gravedigger x3
Boss
A Void Soulcounter appears when all enemies are slain
Wormwood Altar area
# Formation Notes
17 Yarzon Feeder x2
18 Fleshfly Swarm x2
19 Ak-Mena Groundsman Patrols between encounters 18 and 20
20 Yarzon Feeder x2
21 Ak-Mena Groundsman
Ak-Mena Varlet
22 Croftlight x2 Optional
Treasure coffer 3 found here
23 Ak-Mena Varlet Patrols between encounters 21 and 24
24 Yarzon Feeder x2
25 Ak-Mena Groundsman
Ak-Mena Varlet
Sealed barrier prevents access to encounter 28 until Cultist Rosary Cultist Rosary is obtained
26 Ak-Inik Varlet Patrols around encounter 25
27 Ak-Mena Varlet x2
Ak-Inik Varlet
Ak-Mena Groundsman
Cultist Rosary Cultist Rosary found here
All enemies must be defeated to access the rosary
28 Octavel the Unforgiving
Gravedigger x4
Boss
A Void Soulcounter appears when all enemies are slain
29 Galvanth the Dominator Boss
Summons 4x Inconspicuous Imps, 4x Skeleton Soldiers, and 3x Deepcroft Mitelings throughout the encounter

Enemies[]

Enemy Pic HP Abilities Areas
Rank 2 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Ak-Inik Varlet an Ak-Inik varlet 980 True Thrust Greenwood Altar area
The Ak-Inik Tomb
Wormwood Altar area
The Ak-Mena Tomb
Rank 2 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Ak-Mena Groundsman an Ak-Mena groundsman 980 Overpower Hardwood Altar area
Wormwood Altar area
The Ak-Mena Tomb
Rank 2 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Ak-Mena Varlet an Ak-Mena varlet 980 Thunder Hardwood Altar area
Wormwood Altar area
The Ak-Mena Tomb
Rank 2 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Carrion Beetle a carrion beetle 980 Bombardier Greenwood Altar area
Hardwood Altar area
Rank 2 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Croftlight a croftlight 980 Thunder Greenwood Altar area
Tomb of King Galvanth the Dominator
Wormwood Altar area
Rank 5 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Dalamud Priest a Dalamud priest 516 Fire Greenwood Altar
Hardwood Altar
Rank 2 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Deepcroft Miteling a Deepcroft miteling 980 Hardwood Altar area
Tomb of King Galvanth the Dominator
Interring Chamber
Rank 1 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Deepcroft Miteling a Deepcroft miteling 172 Eternal Calm
Rank 2 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Fleshfly Swarm a fleshfly swarm 980 Greenwood Altar area
Hardwood Altar area
Wormwood Altar area
Rank 6 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Galvanth the Dominator Galvanth the Dominator 6329 Drain Touch, Can be learned by Blue Mages.Mind Blast, Water Eternal Calm
Rank 2 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Gravedigger a gravedigger 490 Blizzard Greenwood Altar
Hardwood Altar
Wormwood Altar
Rank 1 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Inconspicuous Imp an inconspicuous imp 516 Eternal Calm
Rank 5 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Octavel the Unforgiving Octavel the Unforgiving 516 Fire Wormwood Altar
Rank 1 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Skeleton Soldier a skeleton soldier 172 Hell Slash Eternal Calm
Rank 5 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Void Soulcounter a void soulcounter 4128 Condemnation, Dark Orb, Enthunder Greenwood Altar
Hardwood Altar
Wormwood Altar
Rank 2 enemy icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png Yarzon Feeder a yarzon feeder 980 Snap Jaw Wormwood Altar area

Items[]

Treasure coffer locations.

Each party member is guaranteed to receive one of the below weapons or pieces of armor useable by their current discipline upon completion of the duty, in addition to any other items received.

Source Item
Treasure coffer. First Void Soulcounter

Greenwood Altar

Guaranteed one armor from the following:

Plundered Celata Plundered Celata
Plundered Goggles Plundered Goggles
Plundered Cavalier's Hat Plundered Cavalier's Hat

Plundered Gauntlets Plundered Gauntlets
Foestriker's Mitts Foestriker's Mitts
Acolyte's Halfgloves Acolyte's Halfgloves

Treasure coffer. Treasure coffer 1

Tomb of King Galvanth the Dominator

Guaranteed one armor or accessory from the following:

Plundered Sabatons Plundered Sabatons
Foestriker's Boots Foestriker's Boots
Acolyte's Thighboots Acolyte's Thighboots
Plundered Ear Cuffs Plundered Ear Cuffs

Treasure coffer. Treasure coffer 2

Interring Chamber

Guaranteed one armor from the following:

Plundered Cuirass Plundered Cuirass
Foestriker's Tabard Foestriker's Tabard
Acolyte's Robe Acolyte's Robe

Plundered Trousers Plundered Trousers
Foestriker's Skirt Foestriker's Skirt
Acolyte's Skirt Acolyte's Skirt

Treasure coffer. Second Void Soulcounter

Hardwood Altar

Guaranteed one armor from the following:

Plundered Celata Plundered Celata
Plundered Goggles Plundered Goggles
Plundered Cavalier's Hat Plundered Cavalier's Hat

Plundered Gauntlets Plundered Gauntlets
Foestriker's Mitts Foestriker's Mitts
Acolyte's Halfgloves Acolyte's Halfgloves

Guaranteed one accessory from the following:

Treasure coffer. Treasure coffer 3

Unnamed side room on path to Wormwood Altar

Guaranteed one weapon from the following:

If Plundered Falchion was received above, guaranteed the following:
Warded Round Shield Warded Round Shield
Chance for one armor or shield from the following:

Nightprowler's Targe Nightprowler's Targe
Pirate's Bandana Pirate's Bandana
Plundered Haubergeon Plundered Haubergeon
Plundered Jacket Plundered Jacket

Plundered Bliaud Plundered Bliaud
Plundered Moccasins Plundered Moccasins
Plundered Duckbills Plundered Duckbills

Treasure coffer. Third Void Soulcounter

Wormwood Altar

Guaranteed one armor from the following:

Plundered Cuirass Plundered Cuirass
Foestriker's Tabard Foestriker's Tabard
Acolyte's Robe Acolyte's Robe

Plundered Trousers Plundered Trousers
Foestriker's Skirt Foestriker's Skirt
Acolyte's Skirt Acolyte's Skirt

Treasure coffer. Galvanth the Dominator

Eternal Calm

Guaranteed one weapon from the following:

If Plundered Falchion was received above, guaranteed the following:
Warded Round Shield Warded Round Shield
Chance for one armor from the following:
Plundered Sabatons Plundered Sabatons
Foestriker's Boots Foestriker's Boots
Acolyte's Thighboots Acolyte's Thighboots
Chance for the following for each individual party member:
Faded Copy of Dark Vows Faded Copy of Dark Vows

Quests[]

The Tam-Tara Deepcroft is unlocked during the main scenario quest Fire in the Gloom Fire in the Gloom, and completion of the duty is required to continue the main scenario. In addition, defeating Galvanth the Dominator is one of the requirements of the Book of Skyfire I Book of Skyfire I for the quest Trials of the Braves Trials of the Braves, part of the Relic Weapons questline.

Blue Mage Blue Mages can learn Mind Blast Mind Blast from Galvanth the Dominator.

Script[]

The Tam-Tara Deepcroft The Tam-Tara Deepcroft script
Greenwood Altar
Dalamud Priest Who dares disrupt the rite!?
System
Cultist Orb
The cultist orb is protected by an aetherial field of unknown origin.
System An enemy approaches!
System The aetherial field protecting the cultist orb has weakened!
System
Cultist Orb
The light of the cultist orb fades...
Hardwood Altar
Dalamud Priest I smell fresh flood!
System
Cultist Orb
The cultist orb is protected by an aetherial field of unknown origin.
System An enemy approaches!
System The aetherial field protecting the cultist orb has weakened!
System
Cultist Orb
The light of the cultist orb fades...
The Ak-Mena Tomb
System
Cultist Rosary
The cultist rosary is protected by an aetherial field of unknown origin.
System The aetherial field protecting the cultist rosary has weakened!
System
Cultist Rosary
You obtain a cultist rosary.
Wormwood Altar
System
Sealed Barrier
An impenetrable barrier prevents further progress.
System
Sealed Barrier
Use the cultist rosary?
System
Sealed Barrier
The sealed barrier is broken!
Octavel the Unforgiving The master will be pleased!
System
Cultist Orb
The cultist orb is protected by an aetherial field of unknown origin.
System An enemy approaches!
System The aetherial field protecting the cultist orb has weakened!
System
Cultist Orb
The light of the cultist orb fades...
Eternal Calm
System You stop the flow of aether to the abyssal cocoon...
Galvanth the Dominator You seem surprised. Did you not cross our gates in search of blood?
Galvanth the Dominator Come hither, children of the dawn. The undying master will drink deep tonight!

Musical themes[]

"Slumber Disturbed" is the theme that plays in the background of the Tam-Tara Deepcroft. Like many low-level dungeons, the theme that plays when fighting regular battles in Tam-Tara is "The Promise of Plunder", the theme for boss battles is "A Fine Death", and the final boss's battle theme is "Nemesis".

Behind the scenes[]

Approximation of the Tam-Tara Deepcroft's map in A Realm Reborn's alpha. Areas in green are inaccessible in release.

The Tam-Tara Deepcroft was the only dungeon available in the closed alpha test for A Realm Reborn. This version of Tam-Tara was greatly expanded, with several additional passages giving it a maze-like layout. All of the altars had sealed barriers like the one found on the Wormwood Altar that needed to be dispelled with cultist rosaries. The additional rosaries could be found in the unmarked tomb next to the Greenwood Altar and in an unnamed room in the passage behind the interring chamber. The Tomb of King of Galvanth the Dominator was located beyond the collapsed stairs next to its current location, and could only be accessed through the interring chamber passage. Players could then take a shortcut back to the interring chamber by sliding down the collapsed stairs.

The Dalamud priests and Octavel the Unforgiving were Miqo'te lancers during the alpha and did not spawn void soulcounters upon their defeat. Instead an additional boss, the dullahan Bockman, could be found in the Tomb of King Galvanth the Dominator.

The additional passages in the alpha Tam-Tara still exist in Tam-Tara's map, but have been made inaccessible by collapsed debris or locked doors. Bockman is no longer present in the duty, instead being the boss of the guildhest Under the Armor Under the Armor, which takes place in the Deepcroft's entrance in the central Shroud, referencing Bockman's original location. The passages behind the interring chamber leading to the Tomb of King Galvanth the Dominator were later reimagined in the Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard), with Galvanth's tomb once again containing a dullahan boss, the Spare Body.

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