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Diabolos's Pole
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DMG:57 DLY:402
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drain/aspir
# Jan 19 2007 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
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How exactly does this enhance either of those spells? I've been testing this in dynamis for more than a dozen runs, and so far with full darkmagic+ gear I get better drain/aspir with pluto's staff.
(full dark gear = dark torque, dark earring, abyssal earring, sorc's gloves, af1 pants and anrin obi)

It doesn't seem to lower recast time on the spells or enhance the amount of HP or MP I get back.
I can usually get between 350hp and 450hp with pluto's staff and drain. Best with this thing is 329 and that was once, avg with diabolos pole is around 210.

Anybody have any clue if this item really does anything at all? Could there be a bug? It looks like Pluto's staff (or darkstaff) is the way to go and this is another useless (broken?) item.

(since the item description for this has nothing to do with day of the week I don't see how that would matter.. but you never know with SE's inability to answer questions about items or their need to hide any information that might help players)



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Edited, Jan 19th 2007 7:28pm by randommule
Pretty good in Dynamis.
# Dec 15 2006 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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If there's double dark weather + dark day, this staff will beat Pluto's Staff but without those conditions they're about even.
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lvl?
# Aug 22 2006 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
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shouldnt this be rated at lvl 75 instead of showing lvl 0 on the search for job specific weps
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avatar cost
# Jul 13 2006 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes I've also heard that some of these weapons named after the avatars had something to do with enhancing the avatar or avatar cost in some way when it is summoned. I know that carby's mitts apparantly make summoning Carbuncle free...as in no perpetuation cost. If we could get a confirmation about any hidden effect of this item that lowers the perpetuation cost or enhances Diabolos' power in some way, it would be much appreciated. Thank you ^^. BTW I'm at an apple store in my local mall typing this on a really cool Imac :P...It's different for me because I use PC (obviously since FFXI is PC-only). Ok, enuff off-topic ranting. :P
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Slow
# Apr 06 2006 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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The Addition Efect on Slow is high proc

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Slow
# Aug 23 2008 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
I think it proc dropped a bat wing
Slow
# Jul 03 2006 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Fight something at your level >.> Everything has high "proc" if you are 60 level above.
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hidden effect??
# Jan 17 2006 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
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someone told me that this had a hidden effect of -avatar perpetuation. also i was told it was equivalant to using HQ staves. so can anyone confirm this??
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RE: hidden effect??
# Feb 20 2006 at 10:43 AM Rating: Default
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well... in order to get this pole dont you have a choic to get the Summon of him, or this. If so then you could never really tell if it had a hidden effect cause you could never summon him.
RE: hidden effect??
# Mar 21 2006 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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The quest is repeatable. You can get Diabolos pact and all his items if you wanted to.
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Diabolos's Pole and Dynamis
# Jan 01 2006 at 8:02 PM Rating: Good
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w00t! they used my fashion picture! ok ok..

I've tested this pole in Dynamis and with Dark Torque i've noticed my Aspirs to be higher than usual mostly 100-140MP average with the stones (MP bearing mobs, they kinda vary with Shell), with and without ES. I've also tried it a few times with Drain, seemed to get back a fair amount of HP back but nothing that shocked me yet (330ish drain i think).

I think if you want full effect from the staff equip it with Dark Torque and whatever Dark Magic + equipment you can find, i'm happy with the pole so far - does decent damage and the Slow Effect goes off every so often, not a whole lot though. But as for it's enhancing powers definate dynamis must have for BLMs, heard it's 10% more effective than Pluto Staff, but give it a try if ya got a whisper to use ^^

Edited, Sun Jan 1 19:09:39 2006
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Diabolos Items
# Jan 01 2006 at 1:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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I only got 1 thing to say about all these items that are based on dark weather...

Dynamis
Dark Weather x2

enjoy...
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#Naritori, Posted: Jan 01 2006 at 1:30 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the effects of it suck it hardly makes a diffrence in the way i tested it
RE: sucks
# Jan 01 2006 at 12:32 PM Rating: Good
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Maybe you just havn't updated your profile, but 48blm/20whm this is a bit above you, plus if you going to say this sucks, at least give some info on why it sucks. Like where you tested it, what you tested it on, effects without staff equiped, with dark (or hq version) and with staff, and some showing of the results, of at least 5-10 rounds of this, just to eliminate any fluke results.
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Dark staff
# Dec 31 2005 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Does it increse the effectiveness of those spells more than a Dark Staff does though, is the big question. Since it's 24 levels higher, you'd guess it was better, but you never know with SE.
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Sweet Combo
# Dec 31 2005 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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this would be an awesome combo to use along with the ring, you would be aspiring/draining mad amounts.
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