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Meat Jerky
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A snack made from dried mutton or dhalmel meat.

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Food Effects

  • STR +3
  • INT -1
  • Attack +22% (Cap is +30 Attack @ 136 base Attack)

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
This page last modified 2012-01-24 19:50:54.
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Used in Quests:
Sold by Merchants for about 108 - 125 gil:
Guild Level: Initiate
Turned in for: 30 Guild Points
Max Guild Points obtained: 1760 (58.7x)

Exceptional Results can be: Sheep Jerky

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The Little Attack Food that Could
# Aug 24 2010 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
If you have at any point in your DD FFXI career looked at your mithkabobs and wondered, for a split-second, whether using one of them would be worth it for what you're about to do, you should never leave your home city without a stack of these bad boys.

+30 attack is not great, but it is significantly better than +0 attack.
help with foods
# Jan 14 2008 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
ok what no one is realizing is after lvl 24ish you're base attack is at or over the cap, meaning u will not get any benifit from the 22% att increase. so when you're base attack hits around 159 u will get around a 35attack point increase. as for mithkabobs its base attack cap is much higher and caps at 60 at base attack lvl 272. so hopefully u'll c the difference. not many people are actually explaining this.so use jerky til ur attack lvl hits to around 159 then switch to the 3 dhamels( pie, steak or stew) each caps at 180 with 45 point increase. then from there go to meat mithkabob cheifkabob or boiled cockatrice. each food willcap at 272. from there id say ur on ur own. since acc and all is involved.i hope this helps
# Apr 05 2007 at 7:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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Added icon, AH category, guild, guild level, and GP info. Updated stats.
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LVL Usage
# Oct 03 2006 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
This meat jerky is only good from Base Attack from 56-120. I was lvling nin and war and I found for my nin it was good to lvl 24. From lvl 24 you have to use either Dhalmel Pie or Meat Mithkabob to optimize your attack strength. Use Meat Mithkabob if you cant get Dhalmel pies cheaply from merchants.
Very g[u]o[/u]od food
# May 04 2006 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
639 posts
Used this on my Ninja 1-30 - very cheap alternative to attack foods.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 24 2005 at 3:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ok Meat Jerky adds plenty for lvls 1 > 30
guild points
# May 11 2005 at 5:32 AM Rating: Default
1,314 posts
I just got this item for cooking guild points.

30 points per jerky
1760 points cap
What level can I use these to?
# Jan 24 2005 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
202 posts
For some reason I just found out that these are tremendously cheaper than mithkabobs but I noticed some people posting that this is a good food for levels 1-30 or so. Why is that? Can't I use these for as long as I want? Is there a reason to use a different food past level 30?
Low level recipes carry more limitations
# Feb 04 2005 at 11:12 PM Rating: Excellent
565 posts
Though I have not confirmed the stats on this food since the update, I did make it and use it while I was at a low level in cooking.

The key reason why you'd want to move on to other recipes for higher levels is because they will provide you with better stats overall.

To give you an example:

Dhalmel Stew (70 cap) gives the following attributes: STR+4, VIT+2, AGI+1, INT-2 and Attack up 25%. However, the maximum attack you can gain from the stew is +45, with another +2 Attack contributed by the STR+4 stat.

Yellow Curry (85 cap) is said to give the following attributes: HP+20, STR+5, AGI+2, INT-4, HHP+2, HMP+1, Attack up 22%. However, the maximum attack you can gain from the curry is +75, with another +2 contributed by the STR+5 stat.

I would imagine with a low level recipe like Meat Jerky, the cap to the maximum amount of extra attack you can get from the 25% listed above is somewhere in the 20s, at the most.

I hope this adequately illustrates for you why at higher levels, you will want to use higher capped foods.
RE: Low level recipes carry more limitations
# Dec 29 2005 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
I'm still lost. If the max attack given for dhamel stew is +45 (+47 w/ STR), and the max attack given for yellow curry is +75 (+77 w/ STR), then why would you want meat jerky if it only gives max attack in the 20s?
RE: Low level recipes carry more limitations
# Sep 17 2006 at 6:36 AM Rating: Decent
LMAO!! Why would you want this over Red curry? How about because you can get jerky from npc's in unlimited supply for 100gil, and red curry can cost 100,000+ gil on some servers?! is that a good enough reason?! Oh, I forgot, lots of people buy gil, so it doesnt matter to them, but personally, I like to EARN my money and use COMMON SENSE while buying food. I guess I"m a minority
RE: Low level recipes carry more limitations
# Dec 31 2005 at 2:28 PM Rating: Good
71 posts
Basically a lot of the attack foods are based on percentages with a max cap bonus. So while one food may have a very low cap to the bonus it gives, you reach that cap faster because the percentage at which you get the bonuses is higher. Then the higher level foods have a lower percentage so it takes longer to reach the cap however, they have a higher cap.

In short, its a trade off. Either you get a bonus faster with a low cap or you get your bonus slower with a higher cap.
# Jan 23 2005 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
well i never used it i use meat chobs i might try jerky because meat chobs are over priced way over priced and its only 1 less so i might take meat jerky for a test drive. anyways see yall around
# Jan 23 2005 at 10:35 PM Rating: Default
well i never u
well i never used it
# Jan 23 2005 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Sun Jan 23 22:40:12 2005
25% :P
# Jan 13 2005 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
1,014 posts
From a food guide I found on the internet somewhere, it'll increase your ATK by 25% until your base ATK is 137. then, it will only increase your ATK by 30 or so. the ATK difference between this and a Meat Mithkabob is 1 at my lvl (MNK25)

This is a GREAT food from lvls 1-30. I buy it on my server for 800k a stack. :D
RE: 25% :P
# Jun 25 2006 at 7:55 AM Rating: Decent
1,991 posts
i WISH i was the person selling you that lol.

125gil from NPC.
RE: 25% :P
# Jan 23 2005 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
252 posts
It's about 125 from NPC vendors and I can make it for far less on diabolos.
RE: 25% :P
# Jan 19 2005 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
972 posts
800k/stack? I don't doubt it's goodness, but 800,000 is a lot for a stack ^.^
Formerly Valhallodin of HouseAtreides on Caitsith
Caitsith - San d'Oria - 75SAM - 75RNG - 65WAR - 45THF - 44PLD - 40NIN - 36BLU - 30DRG

10% not 25%
# Jan 12 2005 at 9:43 PM Rating: Default
i just used one when from 280 to 316 more in attack thats about 11%
dhalmel meat?
# Jan 07 2005 at 11:22 PM Rating: Good
545 posts
i was wondering, because the item description says Dhalmel or dried mutton.. has any1 tried using Dhalmel meat instead???
RE: dhalmel meat?
# Jan 11 2005 at 9:42 AM Rating: Excellent
27 posts
Just tried it.

Ice Crystal + 1 dhalmel meat + 1 dried marjoram + 1 rock salt = "Synthesis canceled. That combination of materials cannot be synthesized."

Also tried replacing dried marjoram with 1 black pepper, and agin with 1 bay leaf... neither worked.

Edited, Tue Jan 11 09:57:50 2005
lookin better
# Dec 19 2004 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
This is better food then most ppl give it credit for. I lvled DRG on this up to lvl 35 before i was rich enough to afford kabobs. Ever since the update that gimped kabobs this looks a lot better than ever. 2 reasons because its good: its cheap and nowadays far more common
Post Dec. 8th Update
# Dec 13 2004 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
491 posts
On my level 4/5 mule war, I got +3 STR and -1 INT. Attack went from 20 to 25.
Easy Crafting Levels
# Oct 20 2004 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
945 posts
I made these for cheap crafting levels at 23-26 without Advanced Synthesis, made them quite readily too.
# Sep 11 2004 at 8:34 PM Rating: Default
the cheap man's meat mithkabob
# Sep 07 2004 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
Pikini-Mikini also sells this in the warehouse in Mhaura for about 115 Gil. Hope this helps :P
Guild points.
# Aug 04 2004 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
These are worth 30 guild points each. HQ is worth 42 guild points.

RE: Guild points.
# May 10 2005 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
The Guild accepts max of 1760 guild points
and gave me 360 guild points per stack so you should buy 4 stacks and 11 extra or just 5 stacks for max GP.
# May 11 2004 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Yes it is 10 percent and I started synthing this at 19 with Adv. Synth. Image support. Did it rather constantly also.
When to start?
# Apr 08 2004 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know when the ideal level to start synthesizing this would be? Thanks
# Mar 11 2004 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
is that attack plus 10 percent?
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