The Type of FATEs in FFXIV

FATEs are dynamic scenarios, often battles, that appear around Eorzea. FATEs involve boss battles, escort missions and other events.

 

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MONSTER SLAYING
Monster FATEs require the players to defeat waves and waves of monsters. On the map, they show up as icons with two crossed swords. Players can increase their rating by tagging or first-hitting monsters, doing damage to the monsters, and healing and reviving other players. To obtain participation for a monster slain, players need to get on the enmity (aggro) table for that monster when it is slain. Enmity will display on the left side of the screen.

The easiest way to achieve Gold Medal rating is by tagging monsters with instant cast spells, damage them with AoE (Area of Effect) abilities, gaining enmity for multiple mobs and healing players with high enmity.

BOSS
Boss FATEs require the players to defeat one large and powerful boss monster. On the map, they show up as icons with monster maw. Players can increase their rating by doing damage to the boss, tanking hits from the boss, and healing other players.

Players do not gain participation by creating enmity, instead they gain rating by tanking boss attacks. Simply tanking a hit, regardless of whether you dodge, parry, or take damage from it, gives the player the same level of contribution.

COLLECT
Collect FATEs require the players to gather and turn in special items. On the map, they will show up as bag icons along with a small bag icon that indicate the location of the FATE NPC (non-player character). Players can increase their rating by turning in collectibles before the timer hits 0. Players can obtain these collectibles by killing the monster tied to the active FATE or by picking up the items off the ground.

Players can easily obtain a Gold Medal rating by picking up the FATE items on the ground and handing them to the FATE NPC.

ESCORT
Episodic FATEs consist of a series of FATEs happening one after another. An example of this would be a FATE with the objective of raiding an enemy outpost. Immediately after, a new FATE would pop up instructing the player to defeat the enemy leader and capture the outpost. As soon as that FATE is completed, the enemy would regroup, the next FATE would commence with instructions to defend the outpost.

Players can achieve a Gold Medal by damaging and killing monsters, tanking hits, healing allies with high enmity, and reviving fallen players

EPISODIC
Episodic FATEs consist of a series of FATEs happening one after another. An example of this would be a FATE with the objective of raiding an enemy outpost. Immediately after, a new FATE would pop up instructing the player to defeat the enemy leader and capture the outpost. As soon as that FATE is completed, the enemy would regroup, the next FATE would commence with instructions to defend the outpost.

Players can achieve a Gold Medal by damaging and killing monsters, tanking hits, healing allies with high enmity, and reviving fallen players.

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