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Sorcerer's Coat
[Body] All RacesLv.74 BLM

Adds "Refresh" Effect

  • Grants 1 MP/tic

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# Nov 22 2006 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Guy below me is totally correct. BLM can find uses for just about anything we own. Yes Igqira greatly overshadows this item, but relic was out before most of the current population was starting out in Gustaberg, Sarutabaruta, etc. Also in the grand scope of things (like vs wyrms) sometimes that little bit of Enmity - coupled with the Elemental Skill+ is preferable.
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# Jul 31 2006 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Reading Allak forums always makes me question the overall intelligence of FFXI players...

Keep in mind, AF2 was released before the Igqira set was released (IIRC)

Anyway, most BLM gear is situational, with AF2 coat being a direct replacement for the black cloak. That said, it is mostly a utilitarian piece for recovering small amounts of MP while transporting, soloing melee, etc. The weskit is, by far, the general purpose EXP/manaburn piece. AF1 macro'd for sleeping/enfeebing, Errant body for resting (MPH).

For normal EXP parties, HNMs (with the exception of sky gods perhaps), manaburn scenarios, you are better served to align your stats accordingly: MAB > Elemental > INT. For sky gods, even fully merited BLMs get frequent resists so substitute AF1 hands, Elite baret, ele torque, and druid slops if you are displeased with your output.

-enmity stats and merits let you sqeeze off more dmg in the same time interval, and work better with increasing dmg spells.

All that said, I got this piece last friday (yeah, its Beaucedine, not Bastok) and its largely for show onry (and apparently confusing n00bs on Allak) bringing me to 4/5 AF2 ^^




Edited, Jul 31st 2006 at 12:00pm EDT by divisivemind
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# Jun 22 2006 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Well I'm new to the Black Mage club, but from my experience you can not just say one thing is the best to have for any job. What is the point of having +20% to your spells if they are base hitting for a low score? You would want to beef up your Intelligence first so you can have the highest damage cap. Then beef up your elemental skill so you can actually hit at that cap. Then use Magic Attack Bonus to break through that cap.
But it's not all about dealing a lump sum of damage either. It would make more sense to be able to cast multiple spells quickly each hitting strong. So therefore it is my opinion that instead of just raising one aspect alot you should raise all aspects of your game as much as you can equally.
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# Aug 16 2005 at 8:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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This is not a great item at all for attack. You are better off with Igqira gear. However if has refresh, and if you have this you can sell your black cloak back on AH for some gil. Use this during downtime to heal fast while waiting to cast.

There are lots of times in parties where I just stand there waiting to cast Stun and that littel bit of refresh helps out while I cannot heal. And well magic attack is not needed here so get some MP. When you need to do damage macros in Igqira and switch before casting of your spell ends.

As a Blm you should have macros for attack, enfeebling, healing, refresh gear, and your elemental staives. You can do alot more macros depending on your style but for the most part you need to macros in armor changes at higher lvls.
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# Feb 23 2005 at 6:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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I got this on Feb 21 2005 in dynamis beaucedine. This dropped, than the next NM killed dropped the Duelist's Tabard, and Mads became the first NA player on Siren server to obtain it.
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# Jan 16 2005 at 2:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm gona get this one day, i hope :P

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# Jan 11 2005 at 2:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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Now I'm looking at this...yes I do like it, but I'm also looking at the Black Cloak and Igqira Weskit too.

The only difference between the Black Cloak and this is the -2 emnity on this and the +4 INT on the Black Cloak.(Igqira Weskit is just an upgrade to Black Cloak, but for this case we're just comparing the one stat difference)

Now in my experience, -2 emnity doesn't seem to do much for me(I never notice it's even there). Could someone tell me why this is, according to all these posts, the greatest body for BLM, other than its awesome good looks.
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# Jan 13 2005 at 1:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, unlike the Black Cloak/Demon Cloak, you can still wear a hat with this item.
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RE: -2 Emnity<-->+4 INT
# Jan 12 2005 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
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Well, for starters not all AF2 is the best armor, a lot of them are just plain crap compared to the gear you ought to have at 75 (i.e. melees generally won't use AF2 over Haubergeon/Hauburk).

The Igqira (or Genie) Weskit is the best BLM body armor by far because Magic Attack Bonus is the best stat you can get, and it still gives Elemental +5 (2nd best stat you can get).

However, if you want Refresh this is far better than the Black Cloak because, unlike the Cloak, you can wear headgear with this piece. Even with just the AF head you're getting the 4 INT back, plus 25 MP, -4 Enmity, and 20 defense. If you managed to get the AF2 hat to go with it, you get yet another 10 Elemental skill, far better than 4 INT.

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# Aug 17 2005 at 10:00 PM Rating: Good
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wrong... igqira is only good for soloing, HNMs and Gods and this AF piece is good for exp party. if you look at the stats on both body piece, they both have elemental.mgc.skill+5. But for this AF2, intead of having plus on mgc.attk.bonus, it has -enmity, which means in exp pt, you wouldn't want to pull hate because your magics are way too strong. i wouldn't mind causing less damage on mobs especially in exp pt for my own safety. so the point is, a little less damage on nuke and -enmity is a **** good body piece for exp pt. for some reason, i think you just need to wear either AF2/JSE body at the correct time... they both good. none is worse nor better. =)
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# Jan 16 2006 at 12:05 PM Rating: Default
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Why would you WANT to do less damage? If a DD told me that in my party I would kick them, you are suposed to do the most you can. The armor that allows that is the weskit. This is good if say you are in Sky running a trig run and you just stun or you are running around and dont have time to rest. Really the only reason its better than Black Cloak or Vermillian Cloak for that matter since you dont cast with either on is because you can wear headgear.

About the -enmity, you should already have a ton from Errant pants and AF Hat. And if you do pull hate, thats what blink/stonskin are for. Just buff up and by the time it gets through those the tank should have hate again.

Doing more damage not only helps for faster kills but helps you keep more MP, less spells and more damage.
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RE: -2 Emnity<-->+4 INT
# Feb 01 2006 at 7:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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you're the kind of blm that'd just go all out nuking without using brain.

Here:
nuke > nuke > nuke > nuke > death. lmfao
RE: -2 Emnity<-->+4 INT
# May 13 2006 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Amen to that. Whenever I party as a different job and see a blm just chain nuke till they get hate and die, I just have to shake my head and sigh.
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# Dec 26 2005 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
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*sigh* i'm not saying this piece of armor sux but igqira is better when casting. the MaB makeing ur nukes better combined with the much overlooked Conserve MP +2 makes chaining mobs alot easyer which makes the xp come in faster and that is what everyone wants in an xp party. and if ur tank cant hold hate from your nukes at lvl 74 then that person should b ashamed of himself.
*side note* i've done a test as my 70blm. a lvl 70 pld could hold hate from me CHAIN CASTING tier IV and III spells for about 2 cycles (Water IV, Stone IV, Water III, Thunder III Blizzard III) he lost hate on the 2nd Blizzard III *end side note*
so realy all id wear the Sorcerer's Coat for is walking around jueno...and maby 4 farming so i had less downtime due to the refreash

*edit* 4 spelling and nvm id never wear this 4 farming, {spirit taker} ftw so ya id only realy wear this in jueno


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# Feb 23 2006 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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ok i think we can all confirm that igqira weskit is better. maggic attack bonus is the best stat for blm cuz it gives u more damage which is what u want for blm. Im not saying to wear the weskit and just nuke like crazy cuz then ur just a horrible blm. If ur this lvl i think u should know how to control ur hate while still doing a good amound of damage. The only thing is that igqira weskit is like 10-20 mil and this is free lol
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# Jan 01 2005 at 9:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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The refresh effect + elemental magic skill + the -enmity make this freakin' awesome.

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Yes, you can have it. Or, I should say, I DO have it!

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# Dec 28 2004 at 4:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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anyone know how many upgrades there are to make this?
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Dynamis-Beaucedine drop.
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# Sep 15 2004 at 5:14 PM Rating: Default
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i have this i looooooooooooooooooooooooove x1000 this and for the person who ask where to get this and who it is beacedine and i cant remember who drops it. when i figure out who does i'll post it fo u

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# Sep 02 2004 at 7:22 PM Rating: Good
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# Sep 07 2004 at 11:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've read Beaucedine, but I don't know what particular mobs have it.

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/em wants this badly.
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Refresh is nice like on BLM AF2, but some AF2 just doesn't seem good enough to be the top notch equipment.
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# Aug 05 2004 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
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Makes me want to lvl my BLM all the way ever since i saw this.
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This is the body AF2 for blms
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i saw a J player with this
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