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ENM 30: You Are What You Eat
Submitted by sam on Thu, 09/29/2005 - 14:46.

At the top of the Promyvion Spire Dem you will find a gluttonous beast. Defeating him will require cunning and skill, but if you win, experience points and items will be your reward. Read on for more...

ENM Name: You Are What You Eat
ENM Location: Web of Recollection atop Promyvion Dem
Entrance Prerequisite: Censer of Antipathy key item
Level Cap: 30
Maximum Party Size: 12
Time Limit: 30 minutes
  • Ingester x 1 (Gorger)
  • Neoingester x 1 (Gorger)
  • Neogorger x 1 (Gorger)
  • Neosatiator x 1 (Gorger
  • Wanderer x 1 (Wanderer)
  • Treasure:
  • 18,0000 EXP divided amongst party/alliance members
  • Bitter Cluster
  • Burning Cluster
  • Fleeting Cluster
  • Malevolent Cluster
  • Profane Cluster
  • Radiant Cluster
  • Somber Cluster
  • Startling Cluster
  • Brilliant Vision used to make Summoning Earring
  • Painful Vision used to make Dark Earring
  • Timorous Vision used to make Enfeebling Earring
  • Venerable Vision used to make String Earring
  • Violent Vision used to make Buckler Earring
  • What if I lose? You will return to the Spire Dem and not lose any EXP

    How do I start this ENM?

    The first thing to do is to head to Ru'Lude Gardens in Jeuno and talk to Vanessa @ (H-10). You will have to have completed the first cut-scenes for the Promyvion chapters of Chains of Promathia, or else she will not talk to you. If she will not talk to you, see our Promyvion guide for help.

    Vanessa will give you several options for different spires. Select "Spire of Dem" to get the Censer of Antipathy key item. You can technically get all of the censers for each spire without causing any problems, so I would highly recommend just getting them all every chance you get.

    After talking to Vanessa head to Promyvion-Dem. Ascend the tower as usual (going through the Memory Recepticles) to arive at the Dem Spire (up to this point, it will be exactly like making a Promyvion run).

    At the Web of Recollections in Spire Dem, select "You Are What You Eat". Be sure that EVERYONE in the party selects it at roughly the same time, or else some of your party will be left behind.

    ENM's Attacks

    You can think of this ENM as a mini-Spire-Dem boss battle. The Ingester has all the same attacks as his boss big brother, except he is considerably less powerful. Each of his special moves are detailed below.

    • Fusion : Spawns an Offspring
    • Vanity Drive : Damage attack, one target, utsusemi blocks
    • Quadratic Continuum : Damage attack, one target
    • Spiri Absorbtion : 200 HP drain attack
    • Promyvion Barrier : Defense boost, Offspring only

    Throughout the fight, he will spawn offspring (one of the other Gorgers or Wanderers listed above). I would actually recommend ignoring these (unless they are killing a mage) and focus on the Ingester. When the Ingester dies, you've won, so why waste effort on his weak spawns?

    General Strategies

    • First of all, this is a pretty generic boss-type battle. Your basic party format will work. Any good team of healer, nuker, tank, damage-dealer will suffice. A team of 6 should be fine without anyone having to use their 2 hour or use extra medicines.
    • Anima can be used, however it is not recommended unless this is the ONLY thing you are doing on Dem. Most people do this battle while on their way to fight the Spire boss for Promyvion and do not want to waste any anima on it.
    • If you must use anima, I actually highly recommend using Terroanima at 50%. Basically, you can use Terroanima to rest up.
    • Generally speaking, if you are attempting a Spire Boss battle, you will want to also attempt an ENM. This is because, provided that you have reraise items or spells, if you lose you can get right back up and attempt the boss battle having lost no EXP or items.


    The most common rewards are clusters of memories. These are used in Alchemy synths. Not so common drops include various visions that can be used to create special earrings helpful to specific jobs. If you get a vision item, you can trade it back to Vanessa to obtain your earring.

    The other reward from this ENM is Experience. The ENM gives 18,000 experience points divided amongst the members in your party. This means that if you go in with a party of 6, each member will get 3000 experience points.

    Because this ENM is relatively easy, it is possible to beat it with less than 6 people and obtain even more EXP than you otherwise would. Some people even use this as a way to level up subjobs that they do not want to otherwise level.

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