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The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pagos

Fair Skies.png Fog.png Snow.png Thunder (weather).png Blizzard (weather).png Heat Waves.png
Eureka Pagos banner.png
Level
70 (Sync: 70)
Item Level
(Sync: 300)
Elem. Level
20 (Sync: 35)
Difficulty
Normal
Party size
Flexible
1-144 man 1-144 Any class frame icon.png
Unsyncing
Not Allowed
Time limit
180 minutes
Req. quest
Feature quest And We Shall Call It Pagos
Entrance
Kugane (X:8.5, Y:14.2)
Patch
4.36
The echo icon1.png The Echo
Permanent +150%

Though they have yet to determine how such a thing could even be possible, the expedition is nevertheless certain that the place they have dubbed Eureka is none other than the Isle of Val, previously believed to have been obliterated by a powerful magick. Having completed their survey of Anemos, the expedition now turns its sights to a new region: Pagos, a mountainous frozen waste filled with untold dangers...

— In-game description

The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pagos is a level 70 field operation introduced in patch 4.36 with Stormblood.

It is the second of four areas in The Forbidden Land, Eureka, and is a snowy, mountainous region. The layout and enemies in this zone are much more treacherous than in Eureka Anemos, requiring players to reach some points of interest by traversing narrow passages and occasionally by dropping off cliffs. In addition, lower-level players must avoid waking sleeping Frozen Void Dragons that block several areas, or they will be quickly killed.

Requirements

  • Level Requirement: Disciple of War or Magic level 70
  • Item Level Sync: 300
  • Elemental Level Sync: 35
  • Party Size: One to eight players
    • While up to 144 players can simultaneously be in the instance, only party sizes of up to eight players are allowed. Players can freely join or leave parties inside the instance, but Party Finder is disabled.
  • Role Restrictions: None
  • Time Limit: 180 minutes
    • The instance timer is specific to each player and commences upon entering the duty.
  • Unrestricted Parties not allowed
  • Limited Jobs not allowed

To enter The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pagos, you must first complete Feature QuestAnd We Shall Call It Pagos and the The Forbidden Land, Eureka Anemos story line.

Unlock

Locations

Area Points of Interest
Icepoint
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Icepoint
Heartbreak Holt
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Klauser's Howe
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Early Natural History Society Observatory
Squib Sands
The Cones
Frozen Lake
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Vlondette's Retreat
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Vlondette's Retreat
The Val River Belly
Brushtip Gap
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Frightened Falls
Hot Water
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Geothermal Studies
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Geothermal Studies
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The Western Edge
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The Bull's Pen
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Test Cavern 1-P
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Crystal Forge
Agaric Rock
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Gravitational Studies
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Gravitational Studies
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The Barren Arena
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The Fumarole
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The Eastern Edge
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Icebloom Cavern
Corse Rise
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The Moldbeds

Players must attune to each aetheryte shard in order to travel to it, including the starting aetheryte in Icepoint.

  • The south aetheryte (Vlondette's Retreat) is unlocked at elemental level 21.
  • The northwest aetheryte (Geothermal Studies) is unlocked at elemental level 23.
  • The northeast aetheryte (Gravitational Studies) is unlocked at elemental level 25.

Cliffs

Several locations can only be accessed by dropping down cliffs.

  • Tips:
    • When dropping down, make sure not to be in combat, including having no enemies chasing you (i.e. no enemies in the enmity list), or the fall damage will be lethal. It will normally leave you at 1 HP when out of combat.
    • The eastern cliffs contain sleeping dragons immediately after dropping off. Make sure to be walking, not running, when dropping off, or the dragons will immediately wake and kill you in one hit after the fall damage.
    • As the cliffs are relatively narrow, be careful during the drop off or you will miss it entirely. Slowly walk off the edge and do not jump off.

The following images show the locations of the drop-offs.

  • Solid arrows denote drop-offs
  • Dashed arrows denote passages not visible on the map needed to reach the areas of interest after dropping off the cliff.
  • Trial.png icons denote the locations of Frozen Void Dragons.

Western Cliffs

  • Closest aetheryte: Geothermal Studies
  • Test-Cavern 1-P contains the Crystal Forge, which is needed to exchange vitiated aether in the player's Eurekan kettle for Frosted protean crystal icon1.png  Frosted Protean Crystals. Be aware of the sleeping dragon near the entrance to the cavern.
  • The Bull's Pen contains the location of the The Forbidden Land Eureka Brothers (Mindertaur and Eldertaur) notorious monster battle and its requisite spawn mobs. The cliff needed to access this area also contains Ejika Tsunjika during the elemental level 29 quest, who will be marked on the map.

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Eastern Cliffs

  • Closest aetheryte: Gravitational Studies
  • The Moldbeds contains the location of the The Forbidden Land Eureka Eye of Horus (Horus) notorious monster battle and its requisite spawn mobs. Past the cavern is an outdoors area (Corse Rise) containing the location of the The Forbidden Land Eureka Eye Scream for Ice Cream (Arch Angra Mainyu) notorious monster battle and its requisite spawn mobs.
  • Icebloom Cavern contains the location of the The Forbidden Land Eureka Louhi on Ice (Louhi) notorious monster battle and its requisite spawn mobs.

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Quests

Quest objective and aetheryte locations

Similar to Anemos, Eureka Pagos contains a short storyline that must be completed to progress. These do not show up in the Journal, and quest objectives will not be marked in the minimap.

Elemental Level Solution Unlocks
Otherquest.png 20
(On Entry)
Talk to Krile.
Otherquest.png 21 Talk to Krile. Travel to the Cones (X:16.5, Y:28.8) and interact with the Depleted Aetherial Stream on the upper hill. Afterwards, return and talk to Krile.
Otherquest.png 23 Talk to Krile. Travel to the Val River Belly (X:26.7, Y:30.7) and interact with the Depleted Aetherial Stream. Afterwards, return and talk to Krile.
Otherquest.png 25 Talk to Krile. Travel to the Eastern Edge (X:30.9, Y:20.7) and interact with the Magicite. Also, inspect the nearby point of interest at (X:30.7, Y:21.0). Afterwards, return and talk to Krile. Pagos Weapon upgrades (Gerolt) > Eurekan Kettle and vitiated aether ("light") collection
Otherquest.png 29 Talk to Krile. Travel to the Western Edge (X:10.1, Y:21.4) and talk to Ejika Tsunjika. To reach this location, travel to Hot Water and and drop off the cliff at (X:10.1, Y:21.4).
Otherquest.png 35 Talk to Krile. Travel to the Fumarole (X:21.8, Y:12.4) and interact with the aether column. Making the most of pagos icon1.png  Making the Most of Pagos
Feature QuestAnd We Shall Call It Pyros > The Forbidden Land Eureka The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pyros

Shops & Services

Merchant Name Merchant Location
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Expedition Birdwatcher
(X:4.5, Y:24.4)
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Expedition Liaison
(X:3.1, Y:24.3)
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Expedition Provisioner
(X:4.1, Y:24.3)
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Gerolt
(X:4.2, Y:25)

Eureka Pagos FATEs

In addition to notorious monster battles, Eureka Pagos introduces a new type of FATE: elemental conflicts, where players defeat a few waves of enemies while protecting the resident Happy Bunnies. For more information, see Happy Bunnies below.

Among notorious monster battles, Eureka: Notorious MonsterMorte Arthro (King Arthro, i.e. "Crab") and Eureka: Notorious MonsterCassie and the Copycats (Copycat Cassie, or "Cassie" for short) are of particular interest, because they have a very low chance of dropping two accessories: the Blitzring icon1.png  Blitzring and Cassie earring icon1.png  Cassie Earring, respectively, that provide a Haste bonus (faster global cooldown) within Eureka zones. These items can be sold for a premium on the Market Board. Because of their high value, players often may not wait for others to arrive before pulling them once they spawn. To maximize's one's chances of earning rewards, be near the FATE spawn area a few minutes before its cooldown resets and if the correct weather will occur. It is recommended to use a tracker if available for the instance, although some Eureka-oriented Discord servers have notifications for these and other high-value FATEs (these only notify an upcoming weather window; the cooldown is instance-specific).

Eureka: Notorious MonsterThe Wobbler in Darkness is also notable. The maximum rank one can achieve on the FATE is silver, preventing one from qualifying for the Optical hat icon1.png  Optical Hat, unless if one uses a Hakutaku eye cluster icon1.png  Hakutaku Eye Cluster on the boss, which is required to achieve a gold ranking. This item is crafted from materials that can be only obtained as rare drops from golden Happy Bunny treasure coffers, Cold-warped Lockbox.png  Cold-warped Lockboxes, or the Market Board, making it difficult or expensive to obtain. The hat is mostly a vanity glamour item: while it provides a Haste bonus in Eureka zones, it is outclassed by the Elemental Bonus provided by Elemental Armor +2.

FATE Notorious Monster Location Elemental EXP Eureka Tomestones Allagan Tomestone of Poetics Lockboxes/Crystals Notable Rewards Spawn Mob Light
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(Lv. 20) Down the Rabbit Hole
Ice Elemental Conflict (X:18.2, Y:26.9) 31,545 Eureka 24Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 2 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
None (0%)
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(Lv. 20) Eternity
Ice The Snow Queen (X:21, Y:26) 176,653 Eureka 30Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 1 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
8 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
1 Triple Triad Card r2.png  Yukinko Card
Lv. 25 Yukinko Feeble (21%)
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(Lv. 21) Cairn Blight 451
Earth Taxim (X:25, Y:28) 216,904 Eureka 36Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 2 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
9 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 26 Demon of the Incunable Night spawn icon1.png Feeble (22%)
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(Lv. 22) Ash the Magic Dragon
Fire Ash Dragon (X:29, Y:30) 234,076 Eureka 45Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 2 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
10 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 27 Blood Demon Feeble (23.5%)
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(Lv. 23) Conqueror Worm
Earth Glavoid (X:32, Y:26) 260,995 Eureka 51Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 3 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
12 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 28 Val Worm Gentle (26%)
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(Lv. 24) Melting Point
Water Anapos (X:34, Y:21) 283,962 Eureka 57Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 3 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
14 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 29 Snowmelt Sprite Fog.png Gentle (28%)
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(Lv. 25) The Wobbler in Darkness
Fire Hakutaku (X:28.5, Y:22.4) 330,732 Eureka 63Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 4 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
16 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
1 Optical hat icon1.png  Optical Hat
Lv. 30 Blubber Eyes Gentle (33%)
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(Lv. 26) Does It Have to Be a Snowman
Ice King Igloo (X:17.4, Y:16.2) 350,370 Eureka 69Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 4 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
18 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 31 Huwasi Gentle (35%)
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(Lv. 27) Disorder in the Court
Lightning Asag (X:10.5, Y:10.5) 385,619 Eureka 75Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 5 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
20 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 32 Wandering Opken None (0%)
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(Lv. 28) Cows for Concern
Earth Surabhi (X:10, Y:18.2) 425,868 Eureka 81Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 5 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
22 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 33 Pagos Billygoat Gentle (34%)
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(Lv. 29) Morte Arthro
Water King Arthro Fog.png (X:8.5, Y:15.5) 456,160 Eureka 87Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 6 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
24 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
1 Blitzring icon1.png  Blitzring
Lv. 34 Val Snipper Gentle (36%)
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(Lv. 30) Brothers
EarthWind Mindertaur, Eldertaur (X:14, Y:18.5) 506,495 Eureka 93Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 6 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
26 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 35 Lab Minotaur None (0%)
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(Lv. 31) Curiouser and Curiouser
Earth Elemental Conflict (X:21.1, Y:21.4) 217,069 Eureka 30Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 3 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
None (0%)
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(Lv. 31) Apocalypse Cow
WindWater Holy Cow (X:26, Y:17.1) 564,380 Eureka 99Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 7 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
28 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 36 Elder Buffalo Gentle (45%)
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(Lv. 32) Third Impact
Lightning Hadhayosh Thunder weather.png (X:31.4, Y:19) 620,818 Eureka 105Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 7 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
30 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
1 Behemoth horn icon1.png  Behemoth Horn
1 Behemoth pelt icon1.png  Behemoth Pelt
Lv. 37 Lesser Void Dragon Bright (50%)
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(Lv. 33) Eye of Horus
Fire Horus Heat Waves.png (X:25.5, Y:20.2) 686,004 Eureka 108Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 8 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
32 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 38 Void Vouivre None (0%)
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(Lv. 34) Eye Scream for Ice Cream
Wind Arch Angra Mainyu (X:24.4, Y:25.3) 750,569 Eureka 111Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 8 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
34 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
Lv. 39 Gawper Gentle (45%)
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(Lv. 35) Cassie and the Copycats
Ice Copycat Cassie Blizzard (weather).png (X:22, Y:14.5) 825,626 Eureka 120Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 9 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
40 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
1 Cassie earring icon1.png  Cassie Earring
Lv. 40 Ameretat None (0%)
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(Lv. 35) Louhi on Ice
Ice Louhi (X:35.7, Y:18.7) 825,626 Eureka 120Allagan Tomestone of Poetics 9 Pagos lockbox icon1.png  Pagos Lockbox
40 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal
1 Triple Triad Card r3.png  Louhi Card
2 Louhis ice icon1.png  Louhi's Ice
Lv. 40 Val Corpse Night spawn icon1.png Bright (50%)

Happy Bunnies

Completing an elemental conflict FATE with a sufficient rating will cause a Happy Bunny to begin following you. They will give hints as to the location of buried treasures coffers each time you use a Lucky Carrot. This can be used as a key item or by clicking the carrot icon near the duty information UI. While you can use this item indefinitely, the item will only be in your inventory when they have the Down the rabbit hole icon.png Down the Rabbit Hole buff, which lasts 15 minutes and is given from clearing the FATE.

Using a carrot will give you a system message which will indicate the relative distance and direction of the treasure from their current location: "You sense something (distance) to the (direction)". The distance will either be "far, far", "far", none, or "immediately". The direction is always based on the true north direction in the map, not relative to where your character is currently facing.

When you are close to hidden treasure, use a lucky carrot to uncover it. The chest will randomly be a bronze, silver, or gold coffer, each with a different drop table.

A happy bunny will stop accompanying you under these conditions:

  • The hidden treasure has been found
  • The Down the Rabbit Hole buff expires
  • The player is KO'd
  • The happy bunny is KO'd (avoid engaging enemies or participating in notorious monster battles if possible, or the bunny may be injured by AoEs)
  • The player leaves Eureka Pagos
  • The player logs out

In Eureka Pagos, the southern FATE Eureka: Notorious MonsterDown the Rabbit Hole has treasure locations in the southern, lower-leveled region of the zone. The northern FATE Eureka: Notorious MonsterCuriouser and Curiouser has treasure locations in the northern, higher-leveled region of the zone. Most players will ignore the northern FATE due to the treasure locations being surrounded by high level enemies that will aggro to even elemental level capped players, making the treasure hunt a nuisance.

If you have the Down the Rabbit Hole buff but do not plan on seeking the treasure, remove the buff by right-clicking the icon. Otherwise, it will prevent the elemental conflict FATEs from respawning until it expires.

Treasure Coffer Gil Materia Notable Drops
EurekaBronzeBunnyChest.png Bronze Gil 10,000 gil
EurekaSilverBunnyChest.png Silver Gil 25,000 gil
EurekaGoldBunnyChest.png Gold Gil 100,000 gil

Eurekan Weapons

See also: Eurekan Weapons and Eurekan Gear

Elemental Weapons

An upgrade to Anemos weapons. Weapons will have a new model.

Item Quick Reference Total for every weapon
Frosted Protean Crystal x31 Pagos Crystal x500 Louhi's Ice x5
Frosted Protean Crystal x465 Pagos Crystal x7500 Louhi's Ice x75
Elemental Weapons (IL 370)
Elemental Sword Elemental Sword (PLD) Elemental Shield Elemental Shield (PLD) Elemental Knuckles Elemental Knuckles (MNK)
Elemental Battleaxe Elemental Battleaxe (WAR) Elemental Lance Elemental Lance (DRG) Elemental Harp Bow Elemental Harp Bow (BRD)
Elemental Knives Elemental Knives (NIN) Elemental Cane Elemental Cane (WHM) Elemental Rod Elemental Rod (BLM)
Elemental Grimoire Elemental Grimoire (SMN) Elemental Codex Elemental Codex (SCH) Elemental Guillotine Elemental Guillotine (DRK)
Elemental Handgonne Elemental Handgonne (MCH) Elemental Astrometer Elemental Astrometer (AST) Elemental Blade Elemental Blade (SAM)
Elemental Tuck Elemental Tuck (RDM)
Weapon Tier IL Items needed
Pagos 360 Frosted Protean Crystal x5
Pagos +1 365 Frosted Protean Crystal x10, Pagos Crystal x500
Elemental 370 Frosted Protean Crystal x16, Louhi's Ice x5

How to acquire items to upgrade

  • Frosted protean crystal icon1.png  Frosted Protean Crystal: Collect vitiated aether by killing Notorious Monsters and level-appropriate trash mobs in Eureka Pagos, then turn it in at the Crystal Forge in Eureka Pagos (6.0, 21.5). You will receive one Frosted protean crystal icon1.png  Frosted Protean Crystal for each full charge of vitiated aether.
    • You must have acquired the vitiated aether kettle from Gerolt by completing the level 25 quest in Eureka Pagos and obtaining at least one Anemos weapon before you can receive vitiated aether. However, you do not need to have the weapon of interest equipped to obtain vitiated aether.
    • The kettle can hold a maximum of 9 charges of vitiated aether. If it starts to get full, be sure to turn it in so none gets wasted!
  • Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystal: These are acquired by killing Notorious Monsters in Eureka Pagos. The higher level the Notorious Monster, the more crystals it will drop.
  • Louhis ice icon1.png  Louhi's Ice: 2 chunks will drop each time you complete the FATE Eureka: Notorious MonsterLouhi on Ice with gold medal credit in Eureka Pagos, which requires you to kill the notorious monster Louhi. Louhi's Ice can also be purchased from the Expedition Birdwatcher for 50 Pagos crystal icon1.png  Pagos Crystals each.

Unlike Anemos, there is no armor set to work on in Pagos.

Other Rewards

Achievements

This duty is associated with the following achievements:

Name Points Task Reward Patch
Mapping the realm eureka pagos icon1.png  Mapping the Realm: Eureka Pagos 10 Discover every location within the Forbidden Land, Eureka Pagos. - 4.36
Making the most of pagos icon1.png  Making the Most of Pagos 10 Complete all the scenario quests within the Forbidden Land, Eureka Pagos. - 4.36

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Trivia

  • "Pagos" is ancient Greek and can mean a mountain peak or a coating of ice, both of which are appropriate for this area.
  • This zone was poorly received by players when released due to its punishing design, slow progression, and unintuitive layout. However, it has received several "nerfs" to streamline progession, although it is still generally considered the most time-consuming of the four Eureka zones to progress.