Gates of Hades
Level 97 ~
MP Cost: 156 MP
Ecosystem: Beast
Type: Magical: Fire
Target: AOE
Spell Modifiers ???
Set Point Cost: Unbridled Knowledge
Casting Time: 3.5 Seconds
Recast Time: 30 Seconds
Stat Bonus: ???


Obtained from Monster Family: Cerberus
~ TP Moves Effect
Gates of Hades AoE Fire Damage + Burn 
Lava Spit Small AOE Fire Damage attack
Magma Hoplon Caster gets Stoneskin and Blaze Spikes
Scorching Lash AoE Damage attack used when attacked from behind
Sulfurous Breath AOE Breath attack
Ululation AoE Paralyze
Special Notes on Monster and it's TP Moves

Due to the average level of the mobs in this class damage from all moves can be very high.


Obtaining the Spell
Minimum Blue Mage Level Needed To Acquire Spell: Level 87 with Magus Jubbah equipped, 90 without.
Gates of Hades is best hunted in Abyssea - Altepa

This spell can not be soloed at 95. You will need a decent party that knows how to handle the Mid level Abyssea bosses.

Are special items are needed? Yes a Steaming Cerberus Tongue Key item is needed to pop the mob.


Cerberus Hunting Grounds Camp #1
Name Level Location
Orthrus ? Abyssea - Altepa


Orthrus is a forced spawn at the F-7 ??? by trading Steaming Cerberus Tongue key item to it. 

Once Orthrus is popped it's best to treat the fight exactly like a battle that is going for the win from the start. He WILL use the TP move at least once in the fight, and since you will not be attacking from behind he will only have five moves to pick from. Trust me you will see it. It's dangerous and can wipe a party. So take care.

If handled with the care that your party would take with any NM of this level, then you shouldn't have an issue. Any group with a good tank (PLD, THF, NIN) and solid healing support, with enough DD around can get the job done.

Cerberus Hunting Grounds Camp #2
Name Level Location
Various Cerberus NM's Varies Varies

There are many other Cerberus NM's all about the world. All use the spell and can be learned from. A party will be needful for most. Many of them have long pop times, or are much harder. 


Special notes about the spell a Blue Mage may like to know
Can I solo it? No. You need a party.
Do I need any special items? Nope, just the pop items for the NM.
Do Cerberus like to use the move? Yes they use it often.
The Damage from the spell is fairly high and the Burn is potent.

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