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Misery Staff
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Theory
# Aug 18 2005 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Midway through the quest, at some point Shantotto says "It was your bomb ash and bone chips along with my misery staff that vexed the voyeur" So maybe in order to get the staff to activate u have to have a bomb ash and 2 bones chips in your inventory, just a random thought.
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curse
# Jul 28 2005 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
how often does the curse go off?
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RE: curse
# May 09 2006 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
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not to much:
i picked one up b4 going to giddius for help getting key to kazham and i hit it usualy once every enimy buit my fights were very long having no staff skill at the time...
i now have 33 staff skill tho so....
its about 1:20 swings maybe
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cursed staff
# Sep 24 2004 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
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you know what i think we might have this all wrong, i was in giddeus camping hoo mjuu and i never get aggroed, im lvl 29 so nothing aggros me, but when i bought this staff and brought it up to giddeus, for some reason the whole house of yags would continue to aggro me, i threw the staff away since then and have not been aggroed there since.
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A note on additional effect weapons in general
# Aug 04 2004 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I never saw my Misery Staff do its additional effect once, and I used it for ten levels, meleeing the whole time. Maybe I've just partied with good tanks and healers, but I think you practically have to be nearly dead for "curse" to kick in on this staff, if it's an HP related additional effect. If your HP isn't what triggers the effect, then I can't imagine what makes it work, because after a few thousand hits, I never saw anything that I wouldn't have seen a normal staff do.

Keep this in mind when considering this, the Dolphin Staff, Hypno Staff, etc. The stats on some other wand or staff might be of more reliable benefit to you than some additional effect that kicks in once in a blue moon when the planets are aligned and it's February 29 at midnight on a Leap Year.
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RE: A note on additional effect weapons in general
# Nov 23 2004 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I was playing with this to raise skill in Konschtat as a 30whm/blm. Curse went off three times during the half hour or so I was there: Once on a lightning elemental, once on a goblin butcher, and once on a sheep. Couldn't tell you if it was day or night, but my HP never dropped into the yellow.

IMHO it just has a random chance of happening on each swing. The curse effect isn't very dramatic, so you could easily miss it happening in the battle spam if you're in a party/crowd.

Not a terribly impressive weapon, but it was kinda fun to try.
RE: A note on additional effect weapons in general
# Oct 12 2004 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes it does do curse, i have used it befroe. but i have to say i will never use it agian. for some reason it just doesnt cut it, and i was always getting killed by aggro or by lack of power.
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RE: A note on additional effect weapons in general
# Aug 16 2004 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
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My staff HAS done it's curse...but I've noticed that the few times it HAS gone off, it was against a Sea Monk and then whatever ghost-type monsters are in Buburimu and on the ship. Not sure if that means anything...but the curse effect DEFINITELY works.
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Used for a higher level craft?
# Jul 06 2004 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I saw someone had bought all of these in the auction house in sandy. The only reason i could think of for needing 10 misery staffs is if it is used in some higher level crafting recipe. Anyone know?

Edited, Tue Jul 6 07:10:12 2004
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RE: Used for a higher level craft?
# Sep 25 2004 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
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shhhhhh, be quiet. i don't want anybody to know. can't verify the slime oil, but i have gotten both elm lumber and a black pearl. very nice desynth.

EDIT:verified the slime oil as well. also tried crafting it with a wind crystal and those 3 ingreidients, no luck on that.

Edited, Sun Sep 26 02:31:51 2004
RE: Used for a higher level craft?
# Aug 04 2004 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah, its supposedly a lvl 31 woodworking desynth using Lighting crystal.

Results: Elm Lumber
HQ1 Elm Lumber
HQ2 Slime Oil
HQ3 Black Pearl

Edit: Anyone know if there is a recipe to make these floating around out there? I can only guess at the recipe, but you can get a good idea of what you need to make this.

Edited, Wed Aug 4 12:19:50 2004
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#melbolt, Posted: Jun 22 2004 at 10:11 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yo, all you people that are saying you've been cursed for 6 hours, find a whm with cursna or buy holy water on the auction....yeesh!
curses
# Jun 03 2004 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
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One of the tarutaru in the magic school in Port Windurst loves to see people suffer from Curse.
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RE: curses
# Jun 22 2004 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
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If you're helping someone kill the dragon for rank3, make sure the whm has cursna just in case.
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RE: curses
# Jul 10 2004 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Cursena is a level 29 spell.
Rank 3 dragon fight is capped at level 25.
Bring Holy Water.
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RE: curse
# Mar 16 2004 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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In Ragnarok the staff only costs 500-800 gil in Windurst. Pretty nice to go out and farm solo with.
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Works like a charm err.. Cursna
# Feb 12 2004 at 12:50 PM Rating: Default
Lv 1 splat works all the time. No reason to wait for curse to wear off, grab a lv 1 job and get killed. =]
Curse
# Jan 27 2004 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
I had a friend use the staff on monsters, he would hit and it would curse, but it didn't do as much as other curses do. I was cursed by the Dragon in Giddeus and it lasted 45+ real life minutes and took me to about 33% hp/mp. The curse on the staff doesnt do much at all.. just a warning before you think of buying it.
Curse
# Jan 27 2004 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
I had a friend use the staff on monsters, he would hit and it would curse, but it didn't do as much as other curses do. I was cursed by the Dragon in Giddeus and it lasted 45+ real life minutes and took me to about 33% hp/mp. The curse on the staff doesnt do much at all.. just a warning before you think of buying it.
Curse Effect
# Jan 14 2004 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, Curse is horrible!!! Had a crypt ghost cast it on me, it' lowered my max hp/mp by 25% and slowed my movement...fricking triple threat, and if that wasn't enough, it lasted forever and a day...or about 5 minutes. Nice to see that this staff has that special ability :)!
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RE: Curse Effect
# May 18 2004 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah I got Cursed By The Black Dragon In Balgas Dias And It Took Me Down To About 1/5 Of My Max HP/MP And My Movement Was Slowed, After 3 Hours Real Time I Was Told About The Spell Cursna (Wish I Had Known Earlier) And Found My Savior.
RE: Curse Effect
# Feb 24 2004 at 4:30 AM Rating: Default
a guy on my ls got cursed by the dragon.. .. we had to listen to him for 6 hours earth time..
its a horrible horrible .. curse..
curse
# Dec 29 2003 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Also has the addictional effect: curse.

Does anybody have a clue what it does?
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RE: curse
# Jan 05 2004 at 6:29 PM Rating: Default
Curse is ajust s spell effect, its one of the worst effect though. I remember it lower max hp/mp, stat and slower your movement
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