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# Jan 24 2009 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
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"Algol" comes from the name of 'ex'-vice-president 'Al Gore'. That's why it is an 'ex' item as well.
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Looks great,but not best looking weapon
# Feb 07 2008 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
While I may share the enthusiasm that this weapon looks sick and I'd like to have one myself, I'm gonna have to say that Ragnarok still pwns this in terms of appearance.
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# Feb 05 2008 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
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this is a prime example of not haveing an abilty but then gaining it from a +(insert job trait here) from an item or weapon because if u dident know triple atack is 55 and canot be obtained by subing thief
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# Jun 30 2007 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
Best looking weapon in the game!!!
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# May 17 2007 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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free lot on my ls now got all claims for past month ^^
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# Jan 04 2007 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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i got my hnmls's first algol, and i've been messing around with it a few days it's pretty overrated. the balin's sword is the overall superior great sword. the base damage difference is only 1, and algol has higher delay, while balin's sword has int & str bonuses, i.e. spinning slash mods, which is great since the biggest source of damage from a great sword-wielding drk is their SATA spinning slash's.

the +3 attack on the algol is cool and the additional effect: fire damage definitely ups the DoT... but the biggest selling point (for me anyway) was the triple attack bonus. i've been using this sword for about a week now, triple attack has not kicked in once. not once. i'm in line for a homam body, so maybe once i get that it'll be a change.

so all in all i'm rather disappointed, and for pulling bigger spinning slash's and whatnot, balin's sword still takes it. either that or i'm really doing something wrong.
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# Dec 26 2006 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
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hey wish i can get an ls to get this sword awsome! im 57 drk/thf tough -.-"[][/][][/][quote][/quote]
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# Aug 30 2006 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Also, another reason the WAR might have gotten, Axes are only good agianst VT, EP, and TW mobs. On HNMs/Gods Axes damage can't compare to a 2 handed weapons damage. This is why HNMs ask WARs to go as /sam, not just for Meditate, but because GA out-damages any Axe weilding WAR. I do about 10-400 damage with 2 Axes if I can hit. As /sam with GA I can do about 300-1400 depending on the HNM/God. That's a huge differance. So perhaps the LS decided the WAR deserved the Algol for that reason. Ground Strike FTW f00.
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# Aug 07 2006 at 10:42 AM Rating: Default
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I changed my DAT file for that wooden event katana to this sword. Thought it was funny to watch people pull it from their sides. lol
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# Aug 05 2006 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually on Diabolos I have only seen the Algol on more WAR's than DRK's,i have seen one on a PLD which made me laugh but im not gunna spaz out about it like the other guy,**** if i was a PLD id want want just to have it cause this is one amazing GS and id just walk around with it on lol.But the fact is different people want things for thier own reason...no need to flip out about a WAR using a GS...its just pointless
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# Jul 26 2006 at 11:57 PM Rating: Default
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Saw my first one of these today, and it ****** me off to no end. It was on a war. WTF, Why give a Great sword like ths to a war under any circumstances? I know of the guy, HE DOESN'T HAVE DRK LVLD TO USE THE DAMMED WEAPON! its pure ridiculousness.Why the **** would you give a great sword second in base dmg only to the relic to a war? I saw the guy standing around with this and an osode and was ******* ******* Seriously now, lses get some ******* brains and stop giving this to wars.
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# Dec 27 2006 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry, you whine and cry cuz a drk didn't get it? I'm a 75 drk and about 90% of drks I would say don't deserve this sword because they act and play like children....I think I found another....rate dow.
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# Nov 06 2006 at 6:54 AM Rating: Default
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Why the **** would you give a great sword second in base dmg only to the relic to a war?


stfu...i've done 2k+ as war/thf with Ground Strike..and 1500+ as pld with Spinning Slash...wtf have you done mr.drk?

Dont flame me drks..i just wanna make this ****-poor drk even more jealous >.>

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# Jan 27 2008 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
lol i have this particular weapon myself as well done 2800 ground strikes in exp and in dynamis, and 5k groundstrike in limbus...and anyone who does not think 3% tripple attack procs a lot needs to look again...it activates with just this weapon about 1 per 10-20 attacks
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# Oct 20 2006 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I am on Pandy server also as a 71 WAR (was 75 but i delvld myself to pt w/ a friend that never got invites) and i have to say that moopert is a complete and total ******, i was in his LS unfortunatly. and i have to say
SATA, berserk, warcry, warrior`s charge Ground Strike usually does bout 1.5k+
to IT++ mobs and thats not Steel Cyclone but gives more flexability to a party if the WAR can use other weapons than; dual axes, GA, axe/sword. I know im a little off topic so back to this GS, So far of all the GS i have seen/used at 75 this is the best (cept for fully upgraded relic) but thats not happening for a very long time
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# Aug 10 2006 at 3:59 PM Rating: Good
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Maybe there was no DRK present at the drop or the other DRK(s) in the LS already had one (unlikely I know).

Kudos to that WAR in my opinion. He obviously deserved it if the LS let him lot on it. Whether or not he has DRK levelled to 75 is irrelevant to me. Credit where it's due and all that.

Just to clarify, I play as a Dark Knight and not Warrior so I'm not being biased.
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# Aug 05 2006 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
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im glad i spent a few mins of my time to read your whining post.
your a typical noob. gotta realize that maybe the ls gave it to the war cus hes prolly a good member and helps out, pretty much flat out deserves something rare like that cus hes a good guy.

dont wana hear you whine again. rate down
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# Aug 04 2006 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Poor thing, why don't you tell him yourself. **** lets give it to a PLD! Yeah don't be such a prick about it. I doubt he uses it for XP parties : \ god learn to appreciate things. It just means he beat Kirin AND he beat Cerberus where as you probably haven't yet. God you act like it is the end of the world. Rate down : \

P.S. This would be a good weapon for anyone to use, he was probably skilling it up.
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# Jul 30 2006 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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maybe theres no DRK to lot on it when it dropped.. besides its not like its your business whoever gets an algol
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# Jul 28 2006 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
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What wrong?!?! dont be jelous, Wars can use GS's too, find yourself a Schyte to play with xD
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# Jul 09 2006 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
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i love this Great sword when i figure out the pop time and a good game plan. i'm going to get the ls together and get it. i'm merit triple attack on my thief so i have + triple attack on my character anyway. so this sword be perfect with max merit on triple attack + the 3% from the sword. well if any of you have a good game plan against the giant three headed dog please let me know.








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Edited, Jul 9th 2006 at 6:51pm EDT by MavcosKIP
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# Jul 10 2006 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
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i'm merit triple attack on my thief so i have + triple attack on my character anyway


Can specific job merits like thf's triple attack work for another job like DRK that would equip this? I thought they were active if you were on that job specifically only.
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# Jul 11 2006 at 1:46 PM Rating: Default
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if a job is 75 and you merit its ability you will get the % you merit so its a small change for it to go off but its there. example 75 war 75 thief and you merit both double attack and triple attack til its capped you will get the % you get from merit to apply to other job you lvl. thats the info i got from a friend who read about it and doing the same thing his war 75 and leveling thf to 75 now.
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# Jul 12 2006 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
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example 75 war 75 thief and you merit both double attack and triple attack til its capped you will get the % you get from merit to apply to other job you lvl.




False, job specific merits do not carry over to other jobs, all the others do.
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# Jul 11 2006 at 1:37 PM Rating: Default
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it a job is 75 and you merit its ability you will get the % you merit so its a small change for it to go off but its there. example 75 war 75 thief and you merit both double attack and triple attack til its capped you will get the % you get from merit to apply to other job you lvl. thats the info i got from a friend who read about it and doing the same thing his war 75 and leveling thf to 75 now.
triple attack rate
# Jul 06 2006 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Triple Attack rate on that thing is very low, but i have gotten it to go off while doing sata spinning slash on a few exp mobs all of which broke 2k with less then 150% tp.

check out my ls site to see ss of the fight
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# Jul 06 2006 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
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man this thing looks so kool i hope i can get it
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# Jun 28 2006 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe it is just me, but doesn't Algol kind of contradict exactly what SE said they were going to try and do with Dark Knight? They said they wanted to steer DRK into using Scythes more end game, but then they release this Great Sword which really does the opposite.
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# Jul 08 2006 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
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i agree. i want this!!
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# Jun 22 2006 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
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ooo awesome...so this is the darkened weapon on the expansion page on playonline. Looks awesome.

Edit: And am I right in assuming this gives the most triple attack percentage of any item? All I've seen is 1% w/ the triple dagger n such.

Edited, Thu Jun 22 21:31:51 2006
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# Jul 02 2006 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
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dudes, dudettes, I saw this on the Serpent General (Hume i believe) in the bastion ramparts in al zahbi on my second day of exploration of Aht Urhgan. And i finally get to figure out what that sword was! I swear, I was admiring it on the Serpent General for a minimum of 2 minutes. It looks so friggin' cool!
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# Sep 28 2006 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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2min! I saw this sword on my server and gawked at it for nearly 15min while i chewed the guys ear off on how to get it. I felt a little part of me die when he finally went into his moghouse... /cry. (i'm a noob, save your breath)

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# Jun 22 2006 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Drops off cerebrus and the drop rate like 40-45% drop rate
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# Jun 20 2006 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
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since homam corazza has 3% triple attk or something like that and this has 3%...would 6% triple attk really be noticable?
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# Jul 13 2006 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
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since homam corazza has 3% triple attk or something like that and this has 3%...would 6% triple attk really be noticable?



Base Triple Attack on THF main is 5%, and that is noticable, the only exception is THF's use Daggers, which have low delays, so the Triple Attack from a THF is going to seem more noticable than Triple Attack with a GS, not to mention, a THF/NIN can Triple Attack with both Daggers.
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RE: triple attk
# Jun 20 2006 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
it is not that you will have 6% more triple attacks than before, rather like crit hit, you will have a +6% to your roll when you attack for triple attack.

ie. if you were getting a triple attack on a roll of 98 or higher, you are now triple attacking on a roll of 92 or higher. so if it really were triple attack on 98 or better and now its 92 or better you will triple attack on average 4X as much(this is not the same roll as crit hit, crit hit was only used as an example and the number 98 was pulled out of someones mithra fun hole.)

so yes, there would be a hugely noticable difference.
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# Jun 28 2006 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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but does that means it adds the ability of triple attack when this GS is equiped, if the char doesn't have it??


cuzz only people with main thf55+ get triple attack, as a passive ability
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RE: triple attk
# Jun 30 2006 at 2:10 AM Rating: Good
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jayganja wrote:
but does that means it adds the ability of triple attack when this GS is equiped, if the char doesn't have it??


of course, if it didnt add it and only thieves have triple attack and they cannot use GS... then what would be the point of it XD

anyways, yeah just adds then 3% chance of landing a triple hit
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# Jun 19 2006 at 12:53 PM Rating: Default
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It is in fact dropped from Cerberus. Pretty common drop too I'd think.
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# Jun 19 2006 at 11:28 AM Rating: Default
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I was chilling in Minstrel's place in Jeuno, and i saw a Dark Knight with this sword. It was sick. I think it drops over Cerberus (or at least that looks like what was said, i have no clue) Sorry if that isnt any help to anyone.
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# Jun 18 2006 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
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how can you get this?
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# Jun 28 2006 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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