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Latent Effects: Accuracy and Attacks

  • The Latent effects of Accuracy +8 and Attack +16 activate while under the effect of an En-spell.

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The Ultimate Sword for Red Mages
# Jun 26 2008 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
Cruciform shaped, enhanced with magical properties, this sword is truly to die for.
Remora Price
# Jun 07 2006 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
This sword going steady at 22mil on Remora. My LS has killed him 5 times and gotten 3 swords, I'd say we're pretty lucky XD I don't think the drop rate is suposed to be too good, but we had TH3 w/ us. Good luck to you hunters :)
# Mar 24 2006 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
just got this from my friend very nice, I agree that its better for higher lvl mobs. I also noticed that while I was fighting ep mobs, occasionally I was doing 28 dmg instead of 23 on enspells. when I get my hallow earring this is going to be great thx Dark for the sword :P
# Feb 24 2006 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
Joyeuse is definatly better for farming and fooling around with weak mobs you can hit easily and do full damage too, however I'm pretty sure enhancing sword is tremendously better for T/VT+ with the acc+8 and the attack+ you should hit more often and a lot harder, not to mention the extra enspell damage is very nice, its a large precentage compared to red mage base dmg on hard mobs. Just got hollow earring (because loc. and moldy > the other mage earrings) thats +3 sword enhancement dmg, XD I'd love to someday get this and slap on all my enhancing+ and a fencer's ring just to watch my enspells hit for 33+ dmg a pop lol. ; ; damn you kam'lanaut and your 60 damage enspells.

Edited, Fri Feb 24 00:52:18 2006
RE: Yeahhh
# May 03 2006 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
What about Dual Wielding Joy and this as rdm/nin? Sounds fun, lol.
# Jan 29 2006 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
As for the person who posted that they bought it for 10k,congrats.Last one was sold on Diabolos for 55 mil.
# Jan 25 2006 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
I want this sword, this sword + kracken club or joyece would make the owner invincible
# Dec 18 2006 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
enhance this !
# Jan 17 2006 at 5:52 PM Rating: Excellent
id like it, if i had it but since i dont, i despise it =P cant beat that logic

**** you know, i had this lol, i still despised it, hmmm maybe cuz i bought it for 18mil and then one day it was only worth 2

Edited, Oct 13th 2008 9:32pm by Farflong
Two Swords
# Dec 09 2005 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
851 posts
I cannot parser the damage. However, I can tell you about them both.
Joyeuse>Enhancing Sword. Hands Down. When Duel Wielding them, the Enhancing Sword's En+ damage only occurs on the swings with the Esword. However, the Latent effect is triggered simply by having an En-spell active.

When not /nin, always use Joyeuse. Joyeuse TP gain and chances of 2 rounds of enspell damage just cant be beat by anything.

However, when /nin, Joyeuse should be used offhand, cuz Esword has higher dmg.
Holy Expensiveness Batman!
# Nov 14 2005 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
791 posts
Enhancing Sword has hit 26mil on Garuda. I cannot honestly understand why someone would pay soo much for a sword. Due to the fact that it is my LS's policy to sell all HNM drops though I will more than likely never get it.

I have been hearing alot that Joyeuse is a better sword overall but I just don't know so I have a little experiment I am hoping someone can perform.

Can someone with both a Joyeuse and ES parser their damage against an EP and IT with each sword and relay the results? The tests should be done with an En-spell on. If anyone has the time and resources to test it I would like to see the results. I don't want to call in every favor I was ever owned to spend months camping for a sword which is worse than my current one. Thanks in advance.

And PS: Actually post a damage chart, words are vague, numbers are not.

Edited, Thu Nov 17 02:30:08 2005

how does lat effect work?
# Oct 29 2005 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
i bought one for 10k in pandimonium this succa put it 4 10k instead of 10000k how does the lattenet effect work?
# Oct 12 2005 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
I was in there today, jsut wanted to to see, im was high lol waited there for 4 hours no pop but it was fun
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 09 2005 at 4:35 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Such. An awesome. Sword. *drool*
Umm, Latent?
# Oct 02 2005 at 6:48 PM Rating: Default
354 posts
As much as I love sifting through mindless and worthless information on the specific item forums to find that no one has posted a damn thing meaningful, I'll go out on a limb and ask...

How do you activate the latent effect?
RE: Umm, Latent?
# Oct 07 2005 at 2:33 PM Rating: Excellent

And people have mentioned it, so relax and consider spending time "sifting though mindless and worthless information." How else do you think I know?
# Sep 16 2005 at 1:50 AM Rating: Default
E.sword!! can i have it!? ~_^ im tryin to get one so bad...but this HNM doesnt want to come out and play =.= /cry...and im not rcih enough to buy it...well ill never buy it anyways!! price is so crazy.. >_< Thanks fot the offer. but i'll have to pass!! :P
RE: hmmm
# Oct 02 2005 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
395 posts
Stick with camping Gustav, it took me months of camping to get my Enhancing Sword. >_<

Yes, I now use Joyeuse as my main blade but whenever I sub NIN, Enhancing Sword is by my side with it.

Speaking from over six months of experience with this sword, I can heartily agree with the posters below that Enhancing Sword IS NOT WORTH THE INSANE AH PRICE. Yes, it's got great stats and it's pretty rare too but at the end of the day, you're better off camping Charybdis for a Joyeuse.

If you want to wield this blade because it's rare and prestigeous then by all means, camp it with friends so you don't have to pay the ungodly AH price because again, it's not worth it.
# Sep 09 2005 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
I tested E. Sword / Joyeuse vs. Martial Anelace / Joyeuse the other day...

basically, its nice, but the extra TP damage from Martial Anelace beat out the added damage from the E. Sword. Its definatly nice, but if you have the Joyeuse, and are going /nin, i'de go with martial anelace.

The only time I think that the E.Sword would be much better is fighting mobs with very high evasion, for the acc.
# Aug 13 2005 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
I'm WHM and I wish I had a Kraken... I would set it up as Darksteel Maul <~ Main, Then Kraken <~ Sub... Trust me for all u none believers of theKraken I can become a Melee WHM... :p atleast I would be able to Solo more being that the Kraken can give me more TP hense making life easier...
Worth it?
# Aug 02 2005 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
People think it's not worth it, but it is, even if you buy it at 75. It's the strongest, (auctionable) sword by far. Only way you're going to top this is if you get excalibur, which means you're insanely rich, patient and/or a FFXI fanatic. Some people argue that Joyeuse is stronger due to the double attack feature, but rdm shouldn't be seriously meleeing without /nin, which means enhancing sowrd + joyeuse. It works out to the same thing overall.
How dumb
# Jun 29 2005 at 5:45 PM Rating: Default
Wow I want this Joyeusse, and Hornetneedle. But thats asking for too much.....

I want Joyeusse soooooooo bad though. with /nin Joyeusse and Kraken would be insane.

Kraken club is stupid

11 DMG and Occasianally hits 2-8 times its not worth the 32 mil on carby and Joyuse is ur best bet!
RE: How dumb
# Jun 04 2006 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
wow if i could buy a krakken club for ONLY 32mil id do it in an instant, i might even buy gil to get that, you could re-sell it for upwards of 150mil+ BUT SERIOUSLY anyone who disses krakken aint ever seen it action, TP gain is uhhh amazing uhhhh thats an understement too. 11dmg isnt the point, the point is to hit and gain as much TP so ure main weapon can Weapon skill every 10 seconds or whatever NOT to mention the en spells which make pretty much any weapon have atleast some dmg guarenteed.

HOW dumb ---- of you

Edited, Sun Jun 4 17:22:04 2006
RE: How dumb
# Jul 04 2005 at 7:11 PM Rating: Excellent
no its not check this :P
RDM/NIN w/ Kraken and Joyeuse
with an En- spell it rocks
anyway i dont think someone is using kraken to make dmg in first place
its the TP gaining that count

Edited, Mon Jul 4 20:13:53 2005
RE: How dumb
# Jul 20 2005 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
All that tp was sick, i SO want to dual wield those two weapons!!
RE: How dumb
# Jul 02 2005 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
haha, the club is dumb... ok think of it this way... imagine any NIN or sub NIN job with that, they could get 100TP in a couple seconds easily. it is not the dmg that makes the kraken so nice, it is the ability to build TP so quickly.
nice weapon
# Jun 22 2005 at 2:34 PM Rating: Default
Wow I want this Joyeusse, and Hornetneedle. But thats asking for too much.....

I want Joyeusse soooooooo bad though. with /nin Joyeusse and Kraken would be insane.
<3 Enhancing Sword
# Jun 16 2005 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
395 posts
I've had this blade for about three months now and I love it. Ultimately, I'd like to dual wield Joyeuse with it but until then, I'm perfectly happy with Enhancing Sword.

My enspell damage goes from about 15 with other blades to 25-30 with Enhancing Sword, not too shabby when you figure in the decently low delay of this sword mixed with haste.

To any of my fellow Red Mages dreaming of having this sword, my advice is to stick with it. It took me over four months of camping and I fought Bune 11 times before I got the drop. Keep in mind, that's not including the 20 or so times I saw the claim taken by others and watched the sword drop to a group that I knew was going to sell it.

Bune does have a **** poor drop rate and to this day I think the only reason I got the drop 3 months ago was because a long time THF friend of mine got the last hit and it was on a full moon lightsday when the final blow was dealt.
# Jun 14 2005 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
Prettier Than You
12,975 posts
You people are so negative. o.O

This is a nice sword until you're ready to use a Joyeuse. I mean, 68-70 is a pretty decently sized jump. Might as well have the best weapon to do the job.
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Yes, I lost faith in the powers that be.
But in doing so I came across the will to disagree.
And I gave up. Yes, I gave up, and then I gave in.
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Thank god I stopped playing MMOs.
Great Sword
# Jun 10 2005 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
459 posts
I got this sword recently cost me 15 Million but i think its a great sword and i kind of love it although i want to try out hte Joyeuse and Martial Anelace to see which one i prefer more. Although the DMG is very very sick on this the En-spell latent activated makes this sword very godly.
# Jun 08 2005 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
woa what a low delay
# Jun 03 2005 at 12:35 PM Rating: Default
me wantee
# May 12 2005 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
i want this sword.. so very much.. a lot of ppl say its not worth it, and with a 15mil price tag maybe it isnt, i wouldnt know i've never had that much. still.. me wantee. worst case scenario i sell it back, doubt that'll ever happen though
RE: me wantee
# Jun 07 2005 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
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