Smileton Quick Dungeon Tips and Guide

Last updated on Dec 10, 2021 at 12:00 by Lyra 1 comment

Welcome to our quick guide to Smileton, a capstone dungeon in Endwalker. This guide aims to be a quick primer for players entering the dungeon for the first time so they will know what to expect.


Full Guide for Smileton

This guide serves as a quick primer for players experiencing the dungeon for the first time. It is aimed to be digestible quickly and targeted towards a specific role, so you can read it while in queue or loading in! For detailed explanations on boss mechanics, take a look at our main guide for the dungeon.


General Mechanics of Smileton

  • Face
    • There will be red and blue faces at the east and west of the arena. They will do red or blue line AoEs with Lines of Fire.
    • Getting hit by the same color of AoE twice in a row will stun you for a short duration and deal heavy damage.
    • Get knocked back into the correct row or spread out to the correct row. Make sure you check the face, as Upside Down will swap them.
  • Frameworker
    • Leap Forward will cause the Frameworker to jump and do an AoE in the direction indicated.
    • Print Workers will copy Leap Forward. Avoid the AoEs.
  • The Big Cheese
    • The explosives spawned by Explosives Distribution will explode on the side. They will move close or far depending on the arrows - one arrow is close, three arrows is far.
    • Dispense Explosives will create mines that players have to avoid while dodging explosives.
    • Right Disassembler and Left Disassembler shoots a line AoE from the boss's right or left arm, so dodge on the side the mechanic indicates.
    • You will have to avoid explosives and disassembler at the same time.

Quick Tips for Tanks

  • Face's Heart on Fire IV, the Frameworker's Steel Beam, and The Big Cheese's Piercing Missile are the tank busters to watch out for.
  • Drag the Frameworker to the safe spots from the worker's AoEs.
  • Stun the Smiley Dynamite's Burst if it happens during a point-blank AoE.
  • If your group is having trouble avoiding the mines, you use a cooldown and pop them to create a safe space.

Quick Tips for Healers

  • Face's Temper's Flare, the Frameworker's Circular Saw, and The Big Cheese's Violent Discharge are the raidwides to watch out for.

Quick Tips for DPS

  • Use AoE during trash pulls!
  • Face has no positional indicators.
  • There is a tiny safe spot on the area with the mine to dodge explosives during Explosives Distribution, meaning melee can stay in melee range.


  • 10 Dec. 2021: Guide added.
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