Spell details for Slow II  

Jobs/Level:Red Mage, lvl 75
MP cost:45
Reuse:20 seconds
Cast time:3 seconds
Target Type:Single
Description:Obtained with Merit Points. Reduces an enemy's attack speed.

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Goblin Test
# Aug 25 2006 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Had this spell for a couple weeks.
Gonna test it on a Gob in Rollanberry.
1. Slow1's attack speed.
2. Slow2's attack speed.
3. Slow2 Meritted once attack speed.
Lets see...
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Goblin Test
# Aug 25 2006 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Without slow. -> Delay was like 3 seconds.
Slow1-> Delay was about 4.25 - 4.50 seconds between attacks.
Slow2-> Delay was about 5 - 5.25 seconds between attacks.
Slow2+1m-> Delay was about 5.50 - 6 seconds between attacks.

*Note that the smithy after the slow2 merit was a different smithy mob.

So the differnce seems to be a second or so between spells and merits.
Is it worth it? Well i don't think i'm going to merit it again.
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RDM75, DRK40, BLU15, WHM37, NIN37, WAR37, THF37.
Slow II : Hojo:Ni
# Aug 02 2006 at 12:51 AM Rating: Good
90 posts
I've tested Slow II vs. Hojo Ni, while I didn't get the exact Slow% on the spell, I did notice it goes this way:

Slow < Hojo: Ichi < Hojo: Ni < Slow II.

Slow II being the strongest, Slow II overwrote Ni, Ni had no effect on Slow II.
(Note: Slow II didn't have any additional merits, only unlocked

Seems RDM's tier II spells are better than Ni for Ninjas.
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# Jul 27 2006 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
its true that at lvl1 they last about 30sec although if u put bioIII or diaIII X3 it can be extremely effective for DoT and debuff in general
RE: Comparisons?
# Jul 27 2006 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Yeah, it's great. It's close to Elegy, which is pretty amazing. I'm not sure on the exact slow% but I know it's pretty high(probably close to 40-50% like elegy). I know when the enemy has elegy and slow II on they attack REALLY slow. I'm curious about the increased effects when slow II is upgraded.

I plan on doing Paralyze II (x2), Slow II (x2), and Blind II (x2) personally. PhalanxII seems only mildly helpful, and I was told that DiaIII and BioIII only last 30 seconds at first level. Unfortunately, I have not confirmed that myself so I don't know.
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World Serpent Slayer
# Jul 27 2006 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
2,976 posts
Anyone have a comparison versus the regular Slow spell? I'm curious to know if this is actually worth meriting.
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