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Adds "Regen" Effect

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It's crap and you know it!
# Feb 16 2008 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
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Ok, wth, how the **** could you think regen+1 and light spirit perp. cost -1 are anything usefull? What are you an idiot? This doublet is clearly for show. Anyone who tries to farm in this or find some use for it, is clealy a noob. Sure it looks cool, but as far as light spirit....come on wtf, -1?! In order for this to be usefull you would have to merit spirit perp. cost down. But thats besides the point, Se shafted whm and smn on this one. Thats all there is to it. You can debate it all you like but I would never try and exp in it, or use it for missions. Like I said, "It's clearly for show." Once you make peace with that, you just sorta move on.
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# Mar 19 2008 at 4:47 PM Rating: Default
lol way to try and humiliate someone 2 years after they posted last.
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# May 30 2006 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm not so sure what this armor is for. Most summoners sub WHM so they get auto-regen anyway, and WHM already have regen. Light spirit drains MP too fast and can't be commanded to use a certain spell anyway so I never use it. Seems very odd piece of armor to me
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# Feb 13 2007 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
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51whm/smn .nimbus doublet+ avatar belt+ apollo staff+ auto refresh =
free light spirit and yes it does cast on other members like regan buff and not sure what else. So hace a free back up healer wiht unlimited mp and maybe lil bit of dd to not sure what it cast far dd goes.


edit: also had it cast cure 3 and banish so it definatly not a waste

Edited, Feb 19th 2007 2:21am by heimdalll
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Foreshadowing?
# May 03 2006 at 2:27 AM Rating: Good
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Okay, there is no doubt in anyone's mind that this is an absolute crap-tasitc piece of **** that has little to no value on a WHM.

We already have Auto-Regen so adding another +1 to it isn't going to help much if at all. The -perpetuation cost for the Light Spirit is crap as well since no one ever uses Spirits except when trying to save their *** when running away. The DEF sucks considering we get the Holy/Divine Breastplate 10 levels and are granted 19-24 more DEF points.

This is taking the Nimbus Doublet at face value, though I think SE had some other plans in mind.

If you go back to the POL mainsite and look at the ideas SE was thinking about making to the new jobs, White Mage could have been given the ability to share their HP/MP with other PT members.

I am an Elvaan and it is elementary that my MP is conserved considering I have a crappy MP pool, the flip side is that I have a massive HP pool that's basically sitting there.

If SE added the ability to share HP with PR members, a WHM's HPs just became a MP free Super Cure. Toss is Auto-Regen and the Share HP ability can be used with some comfort since we'll eventually gain the HP back and the be able to have a decent amount of HP to give to the Tank when needed.

Now, if you look at the Nimbus Doublet, which boosts out Auto-Regen powers, depending on the recast time of the Share HP ability, I bet half of the HP the other members of the PT recieve would be from our own infinatly and quickly regernating HP pool.

RECAP:
1.)"Share HP" turns WHM HP into PT Member HP.
2.)"Auto Regen" slowly refills WHM HP.
3.)~Added Regen~ boosts "Auto Regen" effect.
4.)"Auto Regen" refills WHM HP faster.
5.)"Share HP" can be used more frequently to give PT Members HP.

I think this may have been what the folks at Square Enix where thinking. It sucks for the Doublet that it's chance at usefulness got shafted when only Benediction was altered, though perhaps in the next update, WHM will get the "Share HP" ability.

If so, Elvaan and Galka WHM just became a lot more powerful. ^_^
Foreshadowing?
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This was a great theory but unfortunately, as we now know, the ability to share hp with other players (martyr) only works when you're 75 as it's a merited ability.

This means that a 75whm would have to keep this on their body most of the time, meaning they couldn't wear noble's, which, giving refresh, is more valuable. (I'm referring to 'idle time' only, since yes you could macro in noble's for cures).

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RE: Foreshadowing?
# May 17 2006 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Well i cant remember if light spirits only heal the master or if they will heal the party as well, if they do heal allies and seeings how its pretty common to play whm/smn now that -1 light with a refresh from the rdm and capped smn magic your light spirit is likely to cast a few Cure'II's even a Cure'III, better their mp and them getting beat around ehh? just a thought would be nifty if they did but honestly i havent got a light spirit yet only one im lacking ; ; so not sure if they heal allies, also it would help break away from smn's being forced smn/whm while solo mainly for healing reason with this being smn/blm will still give the auto regen you need to help keep your mp up when you steal hate doing skillchains with the avatar's maybe im the only smn who likes to mb when i do a skillchain while farming not like mp from the little nukes hurt the mp pool any and with a practically free carby or free if you have carby mitts, thats just my thoughts ^^
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# Mar 06 2006 at 3:23 PM Rating: Good
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This is going to sound INSANELY noobish, but when it says light spirit is that only light spirit? Or can that also mean any light based summons (carby)? Anyone tested it yet?
Garbage...
# Nov 30 2005 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
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You want to know why its hard to find white mages on servers? Here's the reason.. they get the SHAFT for neat items.. Basically.. If you don't have 10 million gil. You do not get the nifty stuff for the mages.. So for every other person, they get stuck with garbage cloth that dosen't even add any bonus to the whm job.. wow.. +1 hp per second.. Holy cow! Thats like.. Oh wait.. yes.. thats right.. a Tarutaru whm will explode in about 3 hits by an IT mob at level 50.... Why not make it 2 hits! HEY! YES! Everyone likes 1 hp per second.. Because thats a good ability when you're dead.. Maybe they should have made something like.. cure +5%... or.. +50 mp.. Look at all the other JSE.. Ranger.. Ranged attack+... War/pld.. Emnity +2 HP+28.. And the armor looks awesome to boot! What the **** is this piece of garbage doing?! I believe this is the sole reason for the lack of mages.. We NEVER get any good gear.. (unless we have millions of gil) Any white mage that is just starting wears cloth with no bonuses, then they wear the holy breastplate until level 60 and then the AF body piece until you find another that drops... no wonder no one likes to be a whm.. they all look the same.. they all cant afford neat gear.. and every other job gets it for FREE! SE HATES WHITE MAGES! maybe if there was some benifits to this.. like the hidden effect "Makes the whm look like he has a vermillion cloak on" or something..
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# Apr 19 2006 at 3:44 PM Rating: Default
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Sheesh! Calm down. It's not the end of the world.

I think this was designed only for the people who are WHM/SMN who use Light Spirit to aid in healing people. I doubt anybody besides those who use this tactic will need armor like this, but still, it's better than nothing.
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# Oct 05 2005 at 5:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Yay, regen! OMG 2 hp per second! Oh wait, what's this? Regen, Regen II, AND Regen III? Well I'll be damned! Didn't know I could already regen myself! But with that extra +1 hp per second, what could stop me now? Especially since I have stoneskin and blink and never get hit! Who needs cure?!?! Oh noes, even if I do get hate, I'm gonna last about three shots with this 26 DEF before I'm on the ground. So much for that spectacular stat =*(

Please, give us a real JSE body! Only reason a whm would wear this is for a change of appearance. I say we spam SE b/c we're getting Regen while RDMs are getting a doublet w/+3 stat on every magical skill in the game! WHM HATERZ!

I prefer the subligar~ =P

Edited, Wed Oct 5 06:22:08 2005
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# Jul 28 2005 at 4:14 AM Rating: Decent
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This is actually pretty useful.

Apollo Staff + This + Avatar Belt + Auto-Refresh (from SMN sub) = Free Light Spirit for a few levels. Considering Lighty will cast heals on the party, having a free one could be pretty useful.

Does have a downside, though- you can't recover MP at all with a spirit out (as far as resting), and if you dismiss light spirit it'll be another minute before you can get spells out of it.

This *does* have uses, though.
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# Jul 11 2005 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
I went on a sub hunt in an alliance a few nights ago, I died about 6 times throughout the night but I got my subligar, I thought oh cool at least I will have a funky item when I come out of this... how wrong, I don't know how long I will let this piece of ***** take up room in my moghouse before I throw it.

I'm WHM and I wouldn't even use this in XP party to regen my HP when I am hit..there is usually another mage there who will heal you within a few seconds anyway and for things with a LVL cap of 50 there are a lot of other items Id much rather wear.
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# Jun 02 2005 at 10:59 PM Rating: Good
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Bah, what a piece of junk. I was excited to get my subligar tonight, then come to find out the JSE you get for trading it sucks. Think I'll just keep the subligar for the +1 MP while resting, a **** of lot more useful then this piece of junk. I'll wait to do the quest until I get the THF and BST subligars since those are two jobs I plan on leveling besides WHM, and those actually have some good use.

Edit: Double Bah! Thought the subligar said MP not HP recovered. Both are junk, guess I might as well trade it in so I have something to wear around town when I don't feel like AF, or for 50 Cap quests/missions.

Edited, Fri Jun 3 00:02:36 2005
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Nimbus Doublet not as bad as you think for SMN
# May 10 2005 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I will admit, I mostly wear this Doublet along with the Duende Coteharde just for braggin rights!

But light spirit -1 can be very useful..

There is an ENM in Oldton that is solo, and lvl 60.. Pulling Strings

The thing about this ENM is the fact that you can not use support jobs. It's restricted.. Sorta like a mini Maat fight

Apollo's Staff + Nimbus Doublet is -4 from light spirit.. What does this mean, costs tons less per tick to keep out to buff yourself up.

Protect III, Shell III, Regen and Haste!

Less MP used, less downtime in the 15 minutes that you have for this ENM!

So once it casts those things, rest and attack..

I praise this doublet for that fact.. and the Auto Regen during that battle.

As for WHM.. Maybe not the greatest, but still fun to have to show off!

I am positive there is a good use for each of these JSE Bodies, and don't knock it till you try it!
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RE: Nimbus Doublet not as bad as you think for SMN
# Jan 19 2006 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Ever heard of Austere Robe? I know the text says -1 to Avatars, but it subtracts 1 from Spirits as well. In other words, this armor is complete junk. Doesn't add a single thing to SMN's ******* except double auto-regen. And how helpful is that? Definitly not even worth losing the BP timer -1 from the Austere Robe.
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RE: Nimbus Doublet not as bad as you think for SMN
# Jun 02 2005 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
Actually, this would not work. Spirits cast spells every time they drain 200 MP from you. Thus, with reduced perpetuation cost, it takes even longer for them to actually cast a spell.
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RE: Nimbus Doublet not as bad as you think for SMN
# Jul 08 2005 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
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not true, higher sumn magic less time spirit take to cast spells. The light spirit is actually somthing a smart smn will use. The higher you lvl your smn you will see this.

check this out!!
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=15%20&mid=1098398439716232797&num=65

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# Apr 14 2005 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
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i had to get a Hose and a Linen Doublet for this. Not too hard, only costed me 10k
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really not that good for a SMN
# Apr 03 2005 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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To you people that say this is good for farming, I think you're still wrong (from a SMN perspective). At 51, we get free Carbuncle and just use him. We don't get hit, we don't use MP (unless we decide to cast something), and we don't use light spirit even if people did have it. For farming, this just couldn't be more useless.

As for BCNM's I suppose the regen could be nice, but I would much rather have the -1 perpetuation cost and -3 BP timer form my Austere Robe.
it's not THAT bad
# Mar 01 2005 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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this is not ment to have on all the time.

If you get hate, change to holy/divine breastplate.

And once you don't have hate anymore, put on the Nimbus doublet to regain the lost HP faster.

It doesn't suck as much as you say. I can even find it usefull. I do agree though that it's rather bad, since they could have made it a lot more usefull then it is.

Edited, Tue Mar 1 15:26:01 2005
This indeed does suck
# Feb 09 2005 at 8:10 AM Rating: Default
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Ok, let's break this down:

-DEF:26
Holy Breastplate has DEF:45 and is lvl 40 WHM armor. I use Divine Breastplate, which is the HQ version of Holy Breastplate. Divine has DEF:50.

-Adds "Regen" effect
An extra 1 hp per tick. Sure, that seems alright. Then you realize that since the DEF is so low, you're still losing HP way faster than you would without the extra refresh.

-Light Spirit perpetuation cost -1
Spirits suck. They're near-useless, and when you have them out, it's not for long enough that you care how much MP they drain.

So on a scale of- Nevermind. This thing sucks bad. 'Nuff said. ;p
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# Jan 21 2005 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
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for all you people who says this sucks, i don't believe they made the majority of the jse with the intention of xping with it on, this however would be great to have for messing around in low level areas, farming, etc. as a whm and the regen from this would give you +2 hp per tick, great for farming, add a regen and you get +7 per tick.

sure there is better stuff that gives you refresh and whatnot, but this is nice for those people who don't have 2 million+ gil.

Edited, Fri Jan 21 11:10:27 2005
I got mine...
# Jan 19 2005 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I was in an alliance farming subligars in Phomiuna Aqueducts a few days ago and I got my Capricornus Subligar, which later became my Nimbus Doublet. Overall, it is completely useless and I knew it would be before I went on the subligar trip, but I wanted to get it just for bragging rights.
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# Jan 06 2005 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I have this item.I got it when I was doing a mission in Phomiuna Aqueducts. You dont kill an NM for it. You get some sort of subligar from a mob that is the same job as you, you'll find things like Fomor summoner which I think drops the subligar for whm/smn and then bring it to Bygrid in Bastok Markets. You need a peice of AF gear to activate the quest(this does not include the weapon), after you do all the things she has told you to do she will allow you to choose some gear and whms get this thing.
Looks like this...
# Dec 27 2004 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Looks like this:

Front: http://www.anubie.org/images/nimbus-front.jpg

Back: http://www.anubie.org/images/nimbus-back.jpg

regen is +1 per tick like auto-regen whm already has, so you get +2 hp per tick with this equipped. Holy Breastplate is way beyond this as far as defense goes. Unless it has some hidden effect, this item is just for looks.

EDIT: Not sure if it's Allakhazam or IE that's breaking those links, but you might have to copy and paste if you want to see them. :P

Edited, Fri Mar 18 09:20:24 2005
RE: Looks like this...
# Jan 02 2005 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
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this is the link to see the front of the costume:

http://www.anubie.org/images/nimbus-front.jpg

i get confused c/p-ing sometimes, too. ^^;
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For some reason if you use the 'link' forum tags it's putting an extra 'anchor' html tag at the end of the URL. No idea why, but I remove the 'link' forum tag and it still made them links and it removed the extra anchor. *shrug* Fixed now, lol.
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# Dec 25 2004 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Uh...... A Holy breastplate (WHM) I believe gives far more DEF than this lame Doublet.
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# Dec 25 2004 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
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it seems ok u get instant hp and def but i cant make up my mind i am not a mage but i think this is only good for NM fights that can own u as a mage
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# Dec 25 2004 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Auto-Regen: WHM's get this at 25, SMN's get it at 50. We don't even get hit that often. This cloak is useless. My Pyro Robe was better, and I didn't have to hunt down a NM for it.

Def: 29
MP: 8
Vs. Fire: 4

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*points to the high DEF* This armor is crafted for BCNM's and NM battles, at least now if you take a hit you don't instantly die .. and now you got auto hp restore to get back that lost hp =D
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XD 45 DEF > 26 and 19 DEF > 1HP per click.
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# Dec 25 2004 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm not a summoner, I don't know how well the -1 to light spirit would really effect things, but as a whm I can only think this thing is absolutely useless. We already have auto-regen at that level, and while it is very nice, we don't need any more HP! Give us refresh, give us -something- other then regen when in most parties we're not even getting hit. GAH!

Have you seen the blm one? +4 Conserve MP. That is -powerful-. Bards and beastmasters get a latent effect refresh, triggered by low mp! Nin's get enmity gear, as do paladins, red mages get skill enhancements across the board.

This... yuck. Stick to Tact. Magician cloak instead.
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# Dec 30 2004 at 12:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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From a summoner's perspective...
-1 light spirit perpetuation basically sucks too, honestly this is one piece of armor that i dont see being useful at all to whm or smn except in very limited circumstances. Yes, it would be nice to have 2 HP autoregen but when farming or fighting anything with good drops im not getting hit... Carbuncle is. Total waste of time to quest for this thing imo. Sure it might be of some use in BCNM but even then the def on other things is higher and each class can easily spend a few MP to heal themselves instead of relying on armor to restore HP over several minutes.

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what it looks like
# Dec 24 2004 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
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im geussing earth doublet =/?
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# Dec 24 2004 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
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would this effect stack w/ the Auto-regen effect?
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yes it would, just like the nobles tunic.
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Anyone know what this would look like on? ^^
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