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Optical Needle
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DMG:21 DLY:276
Accuracy+1
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# Dec 02 2006 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
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was used to make optical hat

edit: spelling ><;

Edited, Dec 2nd 2006 12:45pm by nitron
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# Mar 21 2006 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
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1mil on sylph
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# Jan 18 2006 at 1:49 PM Rating: Good
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Am i the only one that thinks the name of this item sounds very painful? :X

Only on AH once at Carby too, looking at the BC it makes sense...
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# Oct 14 2005 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
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all I know is that this thing adds Accuracy+1. That's better than nothing to have in the ammo slot for a monk. I'm looking for one, but none on AH ever. It's 50K-200K on Bahamut
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BCNM - Idol Thoughts
# Sep 18 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Looks like this is from BCNM 50 Idol Thoughts in Qubia Area where you fight 4 Golems with 6 people. This BCNM drops 4 level 50 throwing items, along with 2 food Abjurgations, Granite, and a Gold Ingot. The comment is that "Four Bodies use Special Attack at Same time." This probably means they use their Golem Special Attacks simultaneously, which could be devastating. - Information obtained from Mysterytour/somepage
http://ffxi.cannotlinkto/bcnm/18
http://mysterytour.web.infoseek.co.jp/ffxi/us/bcnm/03CometOrb.htm#8

There are some great DRG+Mage Throwing items here. It's too bad the BCNM looks so damn hard.
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# Aug 06 2005 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
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/no

Edited, Dec 31st 2007 1:46am by philthee
Fenrir Stats for teh Opti Needle
# Jul 14 2005 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
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2 sold on Fenrir, 200k each.
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# May 18 2005 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
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i havnt seen this in AH yet... can u ONLY get it by BCNM?
Happy egg better
# May 04 2005 at 1:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I personally would have rather have the happy egg (VIT+1, HP+1%) even though i'm a MNK and i'm not supposed to care about "tank stats". HP+13 (at lvl 54) and 1 VIT just seems overwhelmingly better, especially with the introduction of Sole Sushi, which makes ACC not nearly as high of a priority as far as equipment goes.
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BCNM 50 Qu'Bia Arena
# Mar 20 2005 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Our LS just did this BCNM the other day. Setup was:

pld/war drg/war whm/smn rng/nin blm/rdm rdm/whm

The enemies are 4x Elemental Golems. This is a huge pain, being we wiped the first 2x. You can not pull them one at a time and they are resistant to sleep.

We ended up having pld kite in the circle area while rdm gravity/heal and the rest of us fought them one by one in hallway. The reason for fighting them like this is their special AOE. If the are by each other they all AOE at once and yeah you're done for. The AOE's are a mix of elemental damage and status ailments, different for each golem.

The drops we got were Optical Needle, Mantra Coin, and a few goldsmithing items. I was hoping for kakanpu :( maybe next time.

Edited, Sun Mar 20 12:26:23 2005
Dang
# Mar 08 2005 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Tue Mar 8 15:38:45 2005
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# Mar 08 2005 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I could finally put my ammo slot to use if I could just find this thing. >.<
BCNM
# Feb 21 2005 at 6:59 PM Rating: Default
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It is obtained in a BCNM. I'm sorry, but that is all the info I have on it.
#Jackstraww, Posted: Nov 05 2004 at 12:31 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) **** an poo?
yo?
# Sep 23 2004 at 1:12 PM Rating: Default
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It not ranged acc as well, cause um once you equip a bow its gone,I have one these... Im selling it, its not worth it for 2 dex- get a lightning bow- it has dex+2.. this is for dragoons and mnks

yeah I see the person erased their comment so Ill add to mine, the person I was answer (re: yo?) was stating how this was going to help his bow skill, I was explaning it can't be equiped with a bow and offered a alternative. Lazy flamer how did you get on this forum and not be able to read x.x

Edited, Fri Oct 28 05:43:13 2005
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RE: yo?
# Mar 09 2005 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
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How can you be level 65 and not know the difference between Accuracy and DEX? x.x +DEX does absolutely nothing unless you have a lot of +Accuracy backing it up. DEX is your accuracy cap, Accuracy is how much it will actually be. If you had 60 DEX.. you wouldn't need any +DEX unless you had about 100+ accuracy bonus.
DEX <-> Accuracy
# Apr 02 2005 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
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This depends on what school of thought you come from.

The popular opinion seems to be that every +2DEX offers +1 Accuracy. This seems to logically follow the effects of STR on ATK.

It would also be foolish to say that DEX is "only a cap" on accuracy. Mithra have an extremely high DEX score, and as such, usually hit much more often than a similar counterpart using a different race.

Unless there is some hidden Accuracy stat between the races, that would mean that DEX does affect Accuracy to some degree. To say that it only raises the cap in this situation would mean that every other race would *ALREADY BE AT FULL ACCURACY POTENTIAL*. This is the only way that raising the Accuracy cap for Mithra would result in higher accuracy.

This is absurd, since that would mean that any +Accuracy gear for any other race would be pointless, since they are already capped.

Edited, Sat Apr 2 15:47:35 2005
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RE: yo?
# Mar 01 2005 at 11:29 AM Rating: Good
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Well if you consider a job like Mnk that cant equip a bow or very many other ranged weapons for that matter +1 to acc is great for a slot that would normaly stay empty
RE: yo?
# Oct 26 2004 at 12:38 AM Rating: Decent
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well, if this is for acc, i think it's meant for DRKs. XD okok, it's a joke, dont kill me. :D
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# Sep 06 2004 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I can't seem to find this at all on my server.
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# Aug 31 2004 at 2:32 PM Rating: Default
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+1 accuracy is only for melee attacks ranged accuracy is for anything that can be shot, thrown , tossed and so on. if it doesnt say ranged accuracy then its not ranged accuracy
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# Aug 29 2004 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
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this item is not on my server...... im in gilgamesh and no1 has put it on ah.
1 million on Titan
# Jul 15 2004 at 7:43 PM Rating: Default
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i submitted this 2 weeks ago, finally up, but its 1million gil on my server, and you can lose it. If you throw it it is gone. Its not to be thrown...

oh and stat upgrades on range weapons effect all stats, if not why do people buy the bomb core at 63? it is +1 acc for all thigns, it doesnt say +1 ranged acc

Edited, Thu Jul 15 20:44:41 2004
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# Jun 29 2005 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
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how usfull would +1 range accuracy on a throwing weapon be??? none acually the bomb core is used for meleing not ranged.
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how obtained
# Jul 14 2004 at 10:06 PM Rating: Good
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BCNM 50
RE: how obtained
# Aug 11 2004 at 7:06 AM Rating: Good
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This is obtained in the Qu' Bai Arena BC50.

In addition there is another item that is a must have for DRG called the "Kakenpu" that goes into the Ammo slot.

Str+2
Breath DMG -2%

DRG Only

Very Nice that we were thought of for this. Though it would be debatable which would be better, the Optical Needle or the Kakenpu.

Anyway, saw it on Mystery Tour. Thought I'd share.
Optical Needle is 30k on Diabolos.
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RE: how obtained
# Aug 30 2004 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
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also have lucky coin?? blm/red/white/ and smn i think, +14 mp, also another one thats +1int +2mnd mages only...if i was in town id give the names :/
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Unlimited Shot
# Jul 13 2004 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
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I'm only a level 44 ranger, so I don't have Unlimited Shot, but I can only guess that it applies to Thrown ammo as well. If so, then this and many other items (i.e. Arctic Wind) can become a valuable addition to the Ranger's ******** This also assumes that this is equipped in the ammo slot instead of the ranged slot. It would be my guess that it does come back to you if equipped in the ranged slot since I'm not aware of any weapon that you are able to "lose" from that [ranged] slot.

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RE: Unlimited Shot
# Aug 09 2004 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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wow i never thought of thought very nice idea thankx ^^
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# Jul 13 2004 at 3:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'll point out that this can be equiped by ALL jobs, include drg and mnk, who really don't have many other options for gear in this slot. So have +1 acc in a slot that means nothing to you is absolutely incredible.

The slot says ranged, which would include things like boomerangs, but it certainly looks more like the type of thing that would go in the ammo slot. My guess is that it's a one-time throw. If not, this is will an extreemly sought after item (as it would give pulling options to jobs that don't have any ranged attacks.)
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# Jul 13 2004 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
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If you noticed, this is rare; and Acc+ on throwing weapons only applies to the throwing weapon anyway.

Since I doubt it works like a boomerang, this is kind of a waste of space. :-)


hmm sorry dont think so -> THROWING is determined by RNG ACCu or not ? if yes that ACCURANCY is there for the normal attack and not for ranged attack

so its +1 ACC
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#MDenham, Posted: Jul 13 2004 at 12:57 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If you noticed, this is rare; and Acc+ on throwing weapons only applies to the throwing weapon anyway.
Neat
# Jul 12 2004 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh, would be nice to have
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