Spell details for Absorb-DEX  

Jobs/Level:Dark Knight, lvl 41
MP cost:33
Scroll:Scroll of Absorb-DEX
Reuse:60 Seconds
Cast time:2 seconds
Target Type:Single
Description:Steals an enemy's Dexterity.

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The reason to have this.
# Jan 05 2008 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
Ok those who think they don't need this are wrong, its one of the best dark magic spells you can get until your really high level and have a nice TP build setup.
When you can get this spell, you should be using DRK/WAR, and have a lot of STR gears and some DEX (specially if your elvaan like me) due to the lack of accuracy at that level.

This spell is used on your DRK/WAR as much as possible to help you gain TP for your weapon skills, making this one of the most valuable moves, and due to what you need to actually fight for this Absorb to drop (High level demon in Castle Zvahl) the price tag is worth it.

Those who say Absorb-AGI is enough are wrong, it enhances Ranged attacks and evasion, yes it weakens the enemies evasion but i still believe that Abs DEX > Abs AGI for tp build any day.

I got my DRK to 75 first out of any job, and on the way had many times like this one, where i was asking people if i need to get this, the majority said yes.

In other words stop being lazy and get yourself some money for this, you wont regret it.
# Aug 15 2006 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Being a mithra DRK and having this spell makes us hit more than any other DRK. I don't regret buying it.
Yuusaku on Lakshmi (Mithra, Windurst)

doubt it
# Jun 27 2006 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
330 posts
I really doubt that you can buy this dirt cheap when it goes for over 500k. (Lakshmi Server) Anyways, I can see this spell used for a good reason in 1 situation, you have a WAR/NIN or NIN main tank. Otherwise this spell is worthless, ABS-Agility is way better
Absorb Dex
# Feb 13 2006 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
Someone Told me that you can buy the scroll for dirt cheap in Bastok, once you earn your Hero Status (Level 9 Fame) I was wondering if anyone knows if this is true or not?
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# Jan 15 2006 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Good thing everyone on this page said this spell is worthless, cause it is. its 2 mil at the moment on kujata, just proving how little people think about using the gil they buy >.>;;
Um hello.
# Aug 27 2005 at 5:56 AM Rating: Excellent
437 posts
I bought all the other Absrob spells from the AH for 1k each. No, I'm not kidding.

This sucker is a freaking 250k! (Edit: 400k now!!!)

Forget buying it. I'll go for drop thank you.

Edited, Sun Aug 28 03:48:39 2005
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# Aug 04 2005 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
ummm i WAS just going to buy this sucker at ah but i though naww better cheack alakazam first
well lets just say I will solo duke for it lol
Don't fret over this spell
# Jul 18 2005 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
Fickle Caitsith has this for 300k or less in Jeuno o.o; While it absorbs the DEX of the mob, helping the tank, I agree with the fact that if you have the other, less expensive Absorb spells the overall effect compensates for the loss of a few DEX points. Absorb AGI, VIT, and STR are cheap and lower the mobs evasion, defense, and attack for the enjoyment of the whole pt.
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So Wrong
# Mar 30 2005 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default
85 posts
I didn't read all the post i only read some of the way down. This spell isnt' to just bump up your stats. It also reduces the MOB's which is most important to your TANK. The less Criticals and hits he takes the better for your overall PT. Yes this spell slowly works off but its a GREAT asset to your team. Drk's who are underspelled are almost as bad as DRK's under geared.
huge price difference
# Mar 04 2005 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
u know what is messed up is that absorb-STR costs much much less than this spell, last i saw a couple days prior to this post, absorb-STR was only 6k compared to absorb-VIT for 600k... btw, these are the prices on server Asura
expensive as hell
# Mar 04 2005 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
This spell is the newest spell i need at 41, but last i saw it, someone had it for 800k in bazarr :/ i looked at jeuno ah before that, and it was 600k there- sucks too since i am elvann drk, i value DEX more than anything
Not even needed
# Feb 28 2005 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
120 posts
I was farmin for a while to get this and a higher lvl drk friend (hes a 69 drk) who has basically everything youd ever wants as drk super uber +1 all gear, +1snipers and hauberk+1 peacock charm etc and he told me he didnt even have the spell!... i was like WTF?? and he told me that you should definitely get snipers first abs dex second (if you must have it) also said hed rather drop the money on life belt at 48 which is much more efficient in every way and costs 180k less on my server (Diabolos), so i said ***** this **** spell and decided to level again :P ill get it one day but it isnt even a slight priority anymore.
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Don't Bother
# Feb 15 2005 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
As long as you have the right armor & such you don't need this spell at all. It isn't expensive because its great, only because its hard to get. If you miss a lot as drk, do what I do: focus your equip & food on Dex+ & not on def (yer not a tank remember). Absorb AGI is way more useful than this spell because it helps whole pt to hit the mob. When I'm lvling drk I usually have about DEX+ 15-19 depending on what lvl I'm at. I reccomend Brain Stew as a food. DEX +5 & lasts either 90 min or 2 hrs I can't remember. Brd's DEX+ song helps a lot too.
****. The only NM I killed was Jesus & all he dropped was Hate & Prejudice...
# Feb 03 2005 at 7:18 AM Rating: Decent
604 posts
does this absorb +20 dex like the others??
# Jan 29 2005 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
452 posts
well i checked windy AH and didnt even find it on the list lol, i may have just missed it, i dont understand why it is so expensive compared to all the other Absorb Spells, my LS member told me its quite expensive,, but i am gonna do lvl 40 BCNM and hopefully ill get scroll of erase wich costs even more, and ill sell it
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# Jan 27 2005 at 11:48 AM Rating: Default
35 posts
Unless your a completionist this spell is not really worth it. The only reason its so expensive is not from how good it is, but how hard it is to get. There is so much more out there that you can spend your hard earned gil on, and once you get higher and see your Vassago(lvl 58. 600k) and Haubergeon(lvl 59. 2.5mil), you'll just be kicking yourself.

And dont think when you're lvl 40 that once you get to 58 you can easily farm that... I did dumb, dumb, dumb
# Jan 01 2005 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Thx man that was, kind of helpful! To Bad No body sells these Scrolls in AH on Asura, Besides they are at 500k since the Last one sold in Jeuno.. The DEX spell would be nice, but Two Deft Rings would give almost the same DEX the spell ever would.. Since Absorb Spells Desolve over time, atleast the Deft Rings DEX is always there.. So unless you really want to complete you DRK magic checklist then **** your gil into a Absorb-Dex scroll.. Or see if you can ask a party of 75's to destroy Duke and get the Scroll for ya.. but that'll prolly cost ya the same amount to higher 6 75's
The Final Word
# Dec 23 2004 at 4:00 AM Rating: Default
@#%^ing DRK
13,139 posts
I've had this spell for months, got it for 300k, not sure on price now. This is a drop only item, the only place you can get this is castle zvhal.
Once again for all the reading Impaired:



The other guy that sells in Norg or wherever only sells the other scrolls.

There, that was fun.

Cooking 87
# Nov 24 2004 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
i just bid 50k and got it....LOL....love Remora....
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absorb dex
# Oct 14 2004 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
last i check on midgar 400-600k and that was when the price was down not sure now though
# Oct 03 2004 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
80 posts
i've seen it 600k on seraph in jeuno, i think i'll pass on this spell for a while, what is the mob you get it from???
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# Sep 29 2004 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
197 posts
i have them all except this one, i got all mine from the AH for 1-2k and i bought a few in Norg from Chiyo. i'm coming up on need this one, and it's definitely one i'll need to get right away.
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Where is it?
# Sep 22 2004 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
544 posts
Could be a huge update fluke, but I was checking the price on this yesterday in Windy... no spell listed in the AH?

Did someone at Squenix finally realize that this spell is IGE's best friend and gave the drop to a lvl 40-50 NM?

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# Jul 16 2004 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
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It's up to 500K in Jeuno on the Bismarck server. Hope the price goes down a bit. Granted, I'm far away from even using this spell, but by the looks of things, I better start farming and crafting now.
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# Jul 16 2004 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
75 posts
I just bought mine finally lastt night!!! Price went down from 400k -> 350k. So i decided to give in and purchase. Thing that sucks is with equip it's just a long term investment that you can sell back and upgrade later. Too bad not the same for spells =(. Hmmm. WE will see if it helps to get a PT invite quicker or not!!
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# Jul 09 2004 at 3:41 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
This scrool is goin for 300k and people say the mob is lvl 90 (the hard one) so u better have alot of parties to take this its 300k on ragnarok =) happy bidding

worth it?
# Jul 06 2004 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
I'm a lvl 40 DRK facing what is for me a huge "loss" of gil. I'm taking time between parties to farm for this spell. Before I spend more time worrying about it at this point, I'd like to know if its really worth having RIGHT AT 41. Wouldn't I be better off spending the money on Sniper Rings?
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leaping boots for absorb dex
# Jul 03 2004 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
i guess i gotta go farm leaping lizzy, might even have to twice, that or try to get peacock charm . which is currently 3800,000 on ah
# Jun 22 2004 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
I have every single absorb epcept this one. In the AH some of them were around 20K, i bought it from the Tenshodo for 14K. A good way to make a profit if you ask me. 6K Profit ^^
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# May 20 2004 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
It is 300k on Diabolos server.........Does it drop from any know mobs?
absorb dex
# May 20 2004 at 4:46 AM Rating: Default
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 29 2004 at 6:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Woah, 300k? 220k?
# Apr 03 2004 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
It's 300K on Phoenix server.

But, this is important.


Which sucks.
# Mar 12 2004 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
drops from count briffon in castle zvahl
about 220k in Titan server
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# Mar 12 2004 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
hmm ill check AH in titan

Edited, Fri Mar 12 18:18:31 2004
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# Mar 05 2004 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
220k. sux to pay 350 over there on unicorn.
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# Jun 04 2004 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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# Feb 12 2004 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been checking the tenshodo in bastok, and a guy in norg that also sells the absorb scrolls for some time now... They never seem to have any in stock on my server (Ramuh)... does a PC have to sell one to these npc's or do they just get stock at certain times... >< I would really hate to have to wait till lvl60+ for me and my LS to get me this scroll from count briffon.. since it is a lvl41 scroll..

Edited, Thu Feb 12 13:59:40 2004
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RE: Frustrated
# Jan 28 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
NPCs dont sell it........ever
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RE: Frustrated
# Jan 28 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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>.< Double Post!

Edited, Fri Jan 28 18:15:49 2005
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# Feb 12 2004 at 11:33 AM Rating: Default
wow... that's a lot for a spell at the AH.... what do bsorbs actually do? i know the name is very straight forward, but how much can you absorb and how long does it last?
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# Mar 19 2004 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
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ABSORBS take away from the foe and give to you. I have all of the ABS spells at this point, and each seems to increase the given stat by 10-12 points. This is a diminish-over-time effect, and seems to last about 45-60 seconds, depending on how much you absorbed on the cast.

I assume that the effect is similar for the enemy. Sometimes their <stat>-down effect seems to wear off before my <stat>-up effect does, though.
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Buy it at the Tenshodo
# Feb 12 2004 at 8:18 AM Rating: Default
You can buy the Dark Knight spells from the Tenshodo in Port Bastok. They are around 20,000-30,000 gil. I feel bad for anyone that buys them at the Auction Houses. :)~
RE: Buy it at the Tenshodo
# Feb 13 2004 at 7:31 AM Rating: Default
...you can't buy Absorb-DEX at the Tenshodo. People aren't so dumb that they would buy it for 200k otherwise.
# Feb 10 2004 at 11:10 PM Rating: Default
I buy it today in AH for 350k in unicorn server and now im broke haha.

demon class monster
# Jan 27 2004 at 8:02 PM Rating: Default
count briffons in castle zhavl drops it.
# Jan 13 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Default
Duke Haborym dropes this (lvl 77) good luck =)
# Jan 03 2004 at 11:43 PM Rating: Default
Yeah its 250-260k on Ragnarok. Im not exactly sure who drops it but i know its one **** of a tough mob (need pt of like 60+++)
BCNM Drop??
# Dec 18 2003 at 3:53 AM Rating: Default
This is the most expensive of all the DRK spells on selaph server(250-300k). How much on your server? It 's prolly a drop from a BCNM. Anyone know anything about who drops it?
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