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Active Ability details for Devotion  

Jobs/Level:White Mage, lvl 75
MP cost:0
Element:None
Duration:N/A
Reuse:10 minutes
Cast time:Instant
Target Type:Single
Description:Sacrifices HP to grant a party member the same amount in MP.Additional merits increase MP granted by 5% per point.

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# Dec 07 2008 at 5:51 AM Rating: Good
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Would be much better if this ability is on 10min recast. RDM gets to cut their Covert timer down to 9min with merits >_>

In a TP burn party where there's BLU, DRK or the RDM is the puller, this ability is nice to keep the jobs afloat, but for every 15min (fully meritted).

For big events like HNM/SKY/SEA and the sort, a rotation of two WHM Devotion onto PLD tanks really help in pumping hate and keeping them alive. The downside of it all is the possible AoE that can kill the WHM in the process >_>
Good stuff
# Feb 08 2009 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Nyiii wrote:
Would be much better if this ability is on 10min recast. RDM gets to cut their Covert timer down to 9min with merits >_>

In a TP burn party where there's BLU, DRK or the RDM is the puller, this ability is nice to keep the jobs afloat, but for every 15min (fully meritted).


You can get it to 10 minutes with max merits, not 15.
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# Sep 03 2008 at 1:37 AM Rating: Default
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In my experience the most HP>MP transfer has been 229 at full HP, i`ve also noticed that if im not at full when i use it, or im weakend, the MP transferred can be very random, with as little as 65 mp transferred on one occasion.

I dont know if the total tranferred is based on your current HP (950 on my 75whm) i`ve yet to test it, but as i said, 229 is the most ive ever transferred.
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# Sep 03 2008 at 10:46 AM Rating: Good
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Calatilla wrote:
In my experience the most HP>MP transfer has been 229 at full HP, i`ve also noticed that if im not at full when i use it, or im weakend, the MP transferred can be very random, with as little as 65 mp transferred on one occasion.

I dont know if the total tranferred is based on your current HP (950 on my 75whm) i`ve yet to test it, but as i said, 229 is the most ive ever transferred.

It's exactly one quarter of your current HP. So if you're 1000/1000, it will transfer 250. If you're 800/1000, it will transfer 200. That's why it's best to heal yourself to full before using it. Also if you have any HP+ gear, swap that in before healing to full so you can take advantage of that also. My highest transferred so far is 342 with a max HP of 1369.
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# Sep 16 2007 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
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You don't want any other abilities. Martyr is nice for a quick, "omg, I have no mp left but don't wanna use bene to take hate, here!!" type deal but, since you have to merit that and Devotion to actually make them useful, it's almost pointless to merit Martyr more than once to just obtain it. The 20 minute recast, from what I've been through, doesn't help. It's not the factor that I've had to use it on my rdm for more mp, it's the factor, like all other whm's abilites/spells, it's used to heal/cure status effects, whether it's Paralyze, Slow, low HP, or, with this ability, low mp!! Maybe cutting it down to 15 minutes and then using merits to knock it down to 10 minutes and knocking Martyr down to 10 minutes while still getting Protectra and Shellra V might be useful, but, having a 20 min cooldown for any cure/healing ability is ridiculous. Oh, and to get back to my other point of not wanting any other ability minus Martyr. Devotion is nice, but like I said, 20 min isn't worth it, and the Buffs make me laugh! Minus looking cool, it only gives def+5 compared to PIV. And if you're gonna make Martyr or Devotion useful, you won't wanna put the merits into Shell or Protect to make it extra useful.

SE! Since you're gonna make Rdm's better than whm's (you bastards) and not give us freakin' anything like convert, at least put Martyr/Devotion and Protectra/Shellra in their own merit categories so we can make use of these new abilities!! Being out partied by rdm's is a downright shame! At lvl 51 rdm I have 500mp!! I use that up, use convert, BAM! 1000 mp right there! Lvl 75 whm, 900 mp, no convert, no martyr, no nothing! Give us a freakin' break!
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# Dec 23 2006 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Considering the posted max so far is about 210 ,its FAR from the strength of RDM convert....so come on SE stop gimping the WHM all the time ><

I should be castable on ones self...period.
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# Nov 12 2006 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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So it says "Combo Total/Max 0/6," dose that mean 1 lvl to get it and I can put 5 more lvls into it to make it 7:30 recast? But if I do that, I can't get any of the other abilities?
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# Oct 28 2006 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought you COULD use it on yourself. I guess I was wrong.
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# Aug 14 2006 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Devotion
From FFXIclopedia
Job Ability
Sacrifices HP to grant a party member the same amount in MP.
Obtained: White Mage Level 75
Recast Time: 20 minutes
Duration: Instant
Notes/Description
*25% of current HP is taken and converted to an equal amount of MP.
*Each additional merit lowers recast time by 2:30
*The HP loss from this ability can be negated with Stoneskin
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# Jul 28 2006 at 11:30 AM Rating: Good
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Everytime I've used it, I have been giving my mp to my red mage when convert is down and she's enfeebling/buffing etc.
This is is handy.
The amount of HP to MP has consistently been about 190-210.
Devotion + Martyr
# Jul 27 2006 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know how powerful this is? (ie. the amount of HP transferred) Here's a possible scenario, though I can't say if it's feasible, as I have no way to test it. ;)

Two Whms, with Devotion and Martyr at some appropriate level. Constant casting, get down to about 0 MP.
Both cast Devotion on each other immediately followed by Martyr.

If it was timed right, and the HP used by each ability was the same, could it not technically end them with the same amount of HP, and more MP? (This would work if they had already lost HP, but I'm not sure how precise the timing would have to be if they started this exchange at full HP.) This would allow for longer chains in Merit parties.

Also, it would be interesting to know the hate effects of this ability. When combined with some of Pld's new abilities, a Whm + Pld combo could be even better, as the Whm could sit back and let the Pld take care of themself, and then step in to restore the Pld's MP, or emergency heal if need be.
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# Jul 27 2006 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
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This would be pretty cool if you're able to use it on yourself. Is this possible?
No. Devotion can only be used on another party member. It is still a very useful ability, however, especially if like me you like Paladins as your main tank.
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# Jul 26 2006 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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This would be pretty cool if you're able to use it on yourself. Is this possible?
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# Jul 26 2006 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
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yea haha that would b cool, would b just like convert
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