How to Beat ‘Best Served With Cold Steel’ in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
‘Best Served With Cold Steel’ is one of the early MSQs you’ll get in Final Fantasy XIV’s new Stormblood expansion. You can initiate the quest by talking to Raubahn at Rhalgr’s Reach once you’ve reached the appropriate level. Simply follow the quest markers until you get the option to talk to Raubahn to start an instanced battle. Do take note that because we’re still in the early days of Stormblood’s launch period, the servers are heavily congested, and there is a chance that you won’t be able to enter the instanced battle without getting booted out of the game. When this happens, give the game a few minutes before trying it again.
The ‘Best Served with Cold Steel’ instanced battle itself is relatively simple. Focus on taking out the spider-like Slashers whenever they spawn. Once they’re out of the way, start dealing damage to the Magitek prototype. Every so often, new Slashers will spawn. Take them out when they appear, and ignore the other mobs on the field. If your health gets low, walk to Alisaie for healing. Near the end of the first phase, detonators will start tethering to you. Kite them away from your allies as they’ll explode, dealing a sizable amount of damage.
During the second phase, the battle becomes a DPS race where you have to take out the Magitek before it self-destructs. Be sure to use all of your best skills and DoTs to kill it quickly, and that’s all there is to it. ‘Best Served With Cold Steel’ is a relatively simple instanced battle, only made hard by the ability to actually initiate it due to congested servers.
That’s all you need to know to beat the ‘Best Served with Cold Steel’ MSQ in Stormblood. Be sure to check back with Twinfinite for more tips, tricks, and information on Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.