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Shadow Mantle
# Nov 17 2007 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I was honored to be 1st PLD in my dyna ls to recieve the mantle. I belong to dyna ls DynaFFS and we wear the title "Lifter of Shadows". We have beat Dark Lord twice in 3 weeks now, got mantle both times and ring once. If on Fairy server can also find the mantle on fellow PLD Killua and the ring on our main assist Marien.
As far as % of 0's is all speculation, would put more in 10% - 12% range though. Agree that may be many hits between 0's but never more than 12 although at times it may seem like 50 ^^ have also had 6/7 zero's and wearing it in 2nd DL battle took no damage. Also the use of Sentinal seems to greatly increase the %.







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Edited, Nov 18th 2007 1:46am by Thormey
Proc Rate
# Dec 18 2006 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
I'd place it around 6 or 7%. I've seen it proc around 10% a few times fighting Tiamat over the course of 90 mins. However, just like many things in this game, it can be very sporadic and spotty. You might go 50 hits without a proc. Or might go 3 in a row.

Personally, I've never taken off my shadow mantle on PLD since I got it. I could see /NIN not using it. However, I can't tell you the number of times the mantle proc-ed while casting Ichi. But, if you are PLD/NIN to a lot of things, there are better options, especially now since shield blocks with this new patch today "should" allow PLD to be uninterrupted when casting shadows.

The real nice thing about a shadow mantle is that it is an extra line of defense. After your evasion/parry/shadows/shield block checks, you get a free 5% (or whatever it might be) chance to nullify it. No other piece of gear can do that.
Proc rate sucks?
# Dec 18 2006 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
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I heard the proc rate on this item sucks. Anyone care to comment?
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# Jun 14 2006 at 3:31 PM Rating: Default
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Can't wait to see one drop for my LS. Over the course of over half a year, starting the LS from the ground up, we've managed to finally tackle Dynamis Lord twice over the past few months, falling him to 70% then 50%. Crappy luck we must have, because the 2nd run we had over 40 people, and he decides to do multiple back to back knockback AOE, causing some melee WS to be nulled.

All in all, this is an item of LS teamwork and cohesiveness. Saying this only benefits YOU is very self-centered and narrowminded to say the least.
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WCW Dynamis LS
# Mar 02 2006 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
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WCW Fairy ls got both mantle and ring, here is a pick.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8691/killer2fw.jpg

Edited, Thu Mar 2 04:39:34 2006
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Screenshots
# Feb 20 2006 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Our linkshell killed dlord for the first time, we got this and a 100 shell. Screenshots and info if you care to see can be found at:

http://killerme33.livejournal.com/
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pfft
# Feb 15 2006 at 1:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Iamgodyouaregob says:
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RDM should get this mantle first since we can solo more NM than any jobs!

Can a ninja or paladin solo ash dragon, bune, etc?
They cant. Even paladin cant solo some normal NMs. :p

Only rdm with great gears can, and this mantle makes us works even better.


I would expect to hear something like this from a noob, not someone with so many lvl 75 jobs but I guess common sense doesn't have anything to do with what level you are. Is it a good piece of equip for multiple jobs? Yes. but thinking that it would benefit a rdm more overall than a pld is a little much for me. Rdms can solo a lot but what about most end game mobs that you want a nin/pld/war to tank for you? I personally would rather have a tank in my LS have this to benefit everyone that a rdm who wants to solo all the time. Btw, I'm sure you didn't solo rdm the whole way to 75 so please give some of us tanks a break.
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pfft
# Nov 29 2006 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
As much as I want to be: "ZOMFG RDM FTW, we pwn j00!" I have to say that I would pass on this mantle until ALL LS tanks have it... Sure, it would help me out if I'm going to try to go Avesta style and solo HNMS... but that doesn't help the whole LS much. Having a Pld wearing this is infinitely more useful to the LS. You have to think about people other than yourself (I know that's hard for a lot of rdms).
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pfft
# Aug 11 2006 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I wish I saw this orginal post somewhere. If RDM can solo all that stuff then they don't need it. Can't believe he said pld can't solo normal nms. I think a lvl 75 PLD has a good chance of soloing leaping lizzie (yeah I'm being stupid).

I've never met a rdm that can solo any hnm. Bune and Ash Dragon don't dragons have a dispelga tp move.

I hate all people that think this job is awesome others job suck and everyone playing them should quit or play this job whether it's nin rdm mnk sam or whatever.
RE: pfft
# May 07 2006 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
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wow man, rate up i really enjoyed your journal, entertained me for about 2 hours lol really interesting stuff... man you get lucky might i say, i been camping argus for about a month now >.< still not even @ 1 claim
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RE: pfft
# May 07 2006 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
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wow my bad post x5 internet connection= too weak >< sorry
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RE: pfft
# May 07 2006 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
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wow man, rate up i really enjoyed your journal, entertained me for about 2 hours lol really interesting stuff... man you get lucky might i say, i been camping argus for about a month now >.< still not even @ 1 claim
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RE: pfft
# May 07 2006 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
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wow man, rate up i really enjoyed your journal, entertained me for about 2 hours lol really interesting stuff... man you get lucky might i say, i been camping argus for about a month now >.< still not even @ 1 claim
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RE: pfft
# May 07 2006 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
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wow man, rate up i really enjoyed your journal, entertained me for about 2 hours lol really interesting stuff... man you get lucky might i say, i been camping argus for about a month now >.< still not even @ 1 claim
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RE: pfft
# May 07 2006 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
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wow man, rate up i really enjoyed your journal, entertained me for about 2 hours lol really interesting stuff... man you get lucky might i say, i been camping argus for about a month now >.< still not even @ 1 claim

Edited, Sun May 7 01:25:04 2006
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#IamGodYouareGob, Posted: Feb 11 2006 at 8:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) RDM should get this mantle first since we can solo more NM than any jobs!
Pld Priority = X button
# Feb 09 2006 at 11:21 PM Rating: Default
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Hmm, interesting opinion from a 75 PLD..only PLD can use effectively? uhh dont mean to be an *** but id have to disagree, the shadow nullify damage would be great for any job that regularly takes dmg or tanks, not just pld. and considering that the +20VIT is only good for ONE day of the vanadiel week i think that saying this item is only good for PLD would be quite stupid...no offense Nephew
and if ur LS can kill Dynamis Lord and ur a PLD and dont have first drop dibs and u leave i think ur an idiot...ive only killed him once and we didnt get drop, but leaving a great LS for being spoiled i think thats "noobish"
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RE: Pld Priority = X button
# Feb 10 2006 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Ppl like you make LS fall into piece because your so gready. Like I said think about the LS not your ******* i n g self. This mantle on a PLD which always tank will help your LS more then on a ******* i n g NIN that uses it for 1/10 of its capacity.

If your LS leader is stupid enough to let everyone lot on this item, then yes I would quit the LS. Since, I'm not the main tank in our LS, I wouldn't mind passing on the first mantle so our main tank can have it, but I wouldn't want a **** NIN to get it before me since I do lots of tanking in dynamis. Even if NIN wants to tank in dynamis, they have too many problems at keeping hate.

And the VIT on darksday is the last thing good about this mantle, I would take it any day without that stats. You fail.

Edited, Fri Feb 10 10:50:49 2006
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RE: Pld Priority = X button
# Mar 11 2006 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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whm should lot first. If he doesn't get the chance to get it and everybody else passes, then he should leave ls, game, planet, galaxy and universe! This is outrageous! Blah blah blah, F-word, ohh and LS

Edit: The word Stupidx4!!!


Edited, Sat Mar 11 12:00:06 2006
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PLD Priority
# Feb 07 2006 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
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If your LS gives this to anyone other then your main PLD tank first, you should quit that LS while your at it. Only the ppl going into dynamis all the time as PLD should have lots on this item. What good is this mantle gonna be on anything else for your LS? NINs can't take full avantage of the mantle since it won't proc when shadows are up. And NINs rarely tank in dynamis anyway. But if you give this to your main PLD tank, then its going to make your dynamis LS that much more powerfull. And will make DL that much easier to kill, thus getting more mantles. You got to think about the priority of the LS and not of the leader or yourself.

Edited, Fri Feb 10 10:43:52 2006
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PLD Priority
# Jul 07 2006 at 8:13 PM Rating: Default
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I understand that this would be great for PLD during any occasion, Dynamis included, but EVERYBODY who partook in taking DL down should get lot on this. It's just one of those "So cool a great LS like this can have fun taking down mobs like this and having people get really good equips".
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PLD Priority
# Jul 27 2006 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Savotei wrote:
I understand that this would be great for PLD during any occasion, Dynamis included, but EVERYBODY who partook in taking DL down should get lot on this. It's just one of those "So cool a great LS like this can have fun taking down mobs like this and having people get really good equips".


No, because the procrate on it isn't enough for people who get hit "occasionally".

This belongs on a PLD, hands down.
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PLD Priority
# Dec 04 2006 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
I understand that this would be great for PLD during any occasion, Dynamis included, but EVERYBODY who partook in taking DL down should get lot on this. It's just one of those "So cool a great LS like this can have fun taking down mobs like this and having people get really good equips".


If you give this to some DD or Mage because he/she took part in the DL kill, you give him/her an item that he will almost never equip because it does not help him doing his job at all. (Imagine a WHM (mage) or a SAM (DD) wearing this in Exp, HNM, Sky, Dynamis, etc etc...)
Now think about PLDs in the same situations...
[Same goes for the Shadow Ring~ even more since it can stop Magic damages, whom PLDs are weak to]
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hmmm....
# Jan 13 2006 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent


Edited, Fri Jan 13 01:42:40 2006
how many?
# Jan 09 2006 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
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there are 2 or 3 pld's on Kujata server with this. Arcknight of course, and i forget the other one. he's not important though >.>
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# Dec 02 2005 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
OMG. I want one. /cry
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Yeah, so...
# Jul 18 2005 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Want this.
Don't "need" it.
Still want it.
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# Jun 05 2005 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
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*gasp* this going on wish list for santa!!!
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Finally get to see it in action
# May 30 2005 at 6:01 AM Rating: Good
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My linkshell leader has this, they killed Dynamis Lord this week, first NA kill on Siren. Unfortunately it doesn't activate anything like the Joyeuse. It's roughly 5-10% of the time, something like that. Still an awesome back piece when you figure that's minus 5-10% damage taken.
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Too tough
# May 26 2005 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Someday maybe... but this looks as tough to me as Maat's cap. AKA impossible OR playing 25hour a day.
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# Apr 27 2005 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
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whoa, had no idea people were still googling over this item...
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lol
# Apr 26 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Default
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Lol you have way less to kill dynamsis lord, 1 hour = I wish, try more liek 10 minutes since, if Ying and Yang spawn back up, ur dead. Their on a 10 min repop timer if I remeber right, 18 Thundaga 3's take out approx 40% of his life.
RE: lol
# Sep 11 2005 at 5:34 AM Rating: Good
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Ying and Yang are summoned by the Dynamis Lord, but that's it. No they're not on repop timers. In fact, I'm not really aware of ANYTHING in Dynamis being on a repop TIMER. Now, there's plenty of mobs that pop/repop on a trigger, ie killing a specific other key mob, but that's it as far as I know.
RE: lol
# May 29 2005 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Dynamis Lord summons Ying and Yang during the fight, but I'm unaware of them repopping as you said. FantasyForever on Siren got him today and when he died his summons did too. We hung around for at least 10 minutes after taking screenshots and tried the animated longbow, nothing repopped on the hill.
RE: lol
# May 29 2005 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I was told by a friend that a PLD on Siren got this Mantle. IF so, then congo-rats to him, may be the first on Siren to get it!
on another note, said PLD from above, <good job!> on ur revenge on Serket! LOL
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RE: lol
# Nov 02 2005 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm on Siren too and I just saw a japanese PLD named Sassyboy with it on his back. Pretty cool as mantle, no?

Edited, Wed Nov 2 00:16:49 2005
lol
# Apr 26 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Default
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Lol you have way less to kill dynamsis lord, 1 hour = I wish, try more liek 10 minutes since, if Ying and Yang spawn back up, ur dead. Their on a 10 min repop timer if I remeber right, 18 Thundaga 3's take out approx 40% of his life.
RE: lol
# Dec 17 2005 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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we get to DL with about 30 minutes left on the timer and the fight takes about 60 seconds if done right, Ying and Yang spawned and we still won. 10 minute repop timer would make it easy to kill him. it looks to me like its maybe a certain time into battle with the big guy. 10 minutes would have never had them pop on us.
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# Apr 15 2005 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
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omg this has got to be the ultimate cape ever for pld :)
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Occasionaly?
# Apr 05 2005 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea.... So if anyone has this impossibly hard mantle, does "occasionally" activate like, oh, I dunno -- Kracken? If so, Jesus...
#TimmaLakshmi, Posted: Mar 25 2005 at 10:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Step By Step:
Hmmmm,
# Mar 25 2005 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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OMG
# Mar 12 2005 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
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THIS WOULD BE GODLY FOR MONK!
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RE: OMG
# Mar 13 2005 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
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This would be godly for anyone... -.-;
RE: OMG
# Mar 18 2005 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Red Mage tank... {Can I Have It?}
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