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Active Ability details for Cover  

Jobs/Level:Paladin, lvl 35
MP cost:0
Element:None
Duration:15 Seconds
Reuse:10 Minutes
Cast time:Instant
Target Type:Single
Description:Divert attacks to a party member to yourself.

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# Mar 27 2007 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
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it wont work!
i used it asap when i lvled up i covered a RDM who had red-hp and i stood up front but still the RDM took every hit the mob gave em'
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# Oct 09 2005 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Can you cover a person not in party buy in a Alliance? if so how?
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# Dec 26 2004 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
I love this ability... Saved my *** so many times. Rangers are great, but their armor is made out of paper mache.

Edited, Sun Dec 26 17:10:57 2004
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# Sep 27 2004 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Duration: 15 seconds ><
Recast time: 3 minutes :)
perfect macro: /ja "Cover" <stpc>
then pick who ya wanna cover

yay.
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# Sep 14 2004 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Please change to 3 minutes reuse time. ^^
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# Sep 14 2004 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
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This is a 3 min cool down now, and also lasts 30 seconds. Please fix this
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# Aug 08 2004 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Cover duration with Gallant Coronet equipped extends it to 45 seconds.

I was relatively certain Cover lasted 30 seconds normally, not 15. I could be mistaken on this however.
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# Jul 06 2004 at 8:22 AM Rating: Good
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o.O Not sure about Rampart, but Holy Circle, Cover, Sentinel, and Shield Bash have a 5 minute recast time, not 10.

Holy Circle, Sentinel, and Cover only lasts for 30 seconds, not 3 minutes...I -wish- it was 3 minutes.

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# Mar 15 2005 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually, I am quite positive that Holy Circle is a 10 minute recast. This ability is exactly like Arcane, Ancient, and Warding Circle, except affecting only Undead types instead of Arcana, Dragon, and Demon types respectively.
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# Jul 02 2004 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
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This is a must for all parties with BLM's casting ancient magic. Ancient magic gives the mob immediate 150+ TP and if you're not under cover by a paladin (or blinked) you will take an immediate special attack. I learned that the hard way, sickle slashed in quicksand caves for over 500 damage, i'm a taru, i didn't have a chance.
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RE: Cover
# Jul 02 2004 at 1:04 PM Rating: Default
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Yeah i was gonna say with ninja you're fine to. I'm a 61 tarutaru ninja and I can easily cover a blm mbing freeze on a distortion skillchain using howling fist> dancing edge. The mob doesn't look twice just because the Thf SA TA onto me. So yes with a party not using a ninja and thf to SA TA off him a pld with cover is a must for using ancient magic.
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RE: Cover
# Jun 29 2006 at 8:14 PM Rating: Good
Hate to break it to you, but its not the ninja you should be giving credit to there.
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RE: Cover
# Aug 26 2006 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
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# Jun 24 2004 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
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So can you only use cover on people in your group?
how this works
# Mar 12 2004 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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pally uses cover on a party member
says a message like "Paladin covers Thief"

then if the thief stands behind the paladin, the paladin takes the hits

though i have heard you cannot evade attacks while you're covering someone, though you can still block/parry attacks.. can anyone confirm this?
RE: how this works
# May 28 2004 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
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i have seen a PLD deflect attack with his shield while cover was in effect, so i would assume parry would work as well.

does anyone know if Cover will transfer the hate from the poor sap to the PLD, or is all the still there when Cover wears off?
RE: how this works
# May 28 2004 at 3:31 AM Rating: Good
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The hate does not transfer. If cover wears off and the PLD has not successfully gotten back the hate, the mob still punishes the poor guy who was being covered.

I've most often seen this used to cover a low-def PC at the end of a high-damage skillchain (i.e. RNG). Cover buys time for the PLD to ready Flash/Provoke/Cure III and regain hate if that 1200 Damage Sidewinder at the end of the skillchain pulls the hate to the RNG.
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# Jan 01 2004 at 3:36 PM Rating: Default
Isn't this called Cover?
RE: Cover
# Mar 07 2004 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Ya, its called cover. What conditions do you need in order for it to work?
RE: Cover
# Jul 02 2004 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
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cover is a 5 minute ability

delay 5 mins
duration 1 min

diverts attacks against 1 party member to pld. THE PARTY MEMBER MUsT BE BEHIND THE PLD FOR THIS ABILITY TO BE USED. when cover wears off, if the pld has not reagined hate, the person being covered will be the new target of monster aggression.
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RE: Cover
# Feb 17 2005 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Pretty sure i used this last night and the duration was 15 sec and the recast time was 3 min. and btw Holy Circle is a 10 min recast not a 5.
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