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Temple Cyclas
[Body] All RacesLv.58 MNK

Enhances Chakra Effect

  • Increases Chakra modifier from 2x VIT to 3x VIT.
  • Allows Chakra to remove the Paralysis status ailment.

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# Apr 30 2007 at 7:26 AM Rating: Default
i think the SH looks like ****, i like the mnk af better 1 because of the look and 2 the Chakra effect.

Just grabbed my Body piece last night. took 2 runs in there to get it but ill be damned if it wasnt pretty easy...

AF Boots..... Check
AF Body..... Check
# Sep 29 2006 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
In all this argument over what body to use, I cant BELIEVE no one even mentions SH or SH+1 in here. SH+1 has THREE TIMES the acc bonus of jujitsu and master's gi! why on EARTH would ANYONE use a jujitsu or masters gi after they hit 57?! And on my server, SH doesnt cost much more than either of those, so lets not argue about the price. Anyway, the mnk AF body is 58, so you can actually use the SH BEFORE the mnk AF body, and even the NQ version of SH has twice the ACC bonus of it. And PLEASE, lets not get into the discussion of "but... but... that has evasion on it! You're gimping your job by using evasion+!" The evasion + is a nice bonus, for when you solo or take hate, but is not EVER hurting your job, we're talking about the acc here. Now, admittedly, the MNK af body is a nice item to have, mainly for the macro-in of using chakra (I believe it doubles it's potencty), but typically I would keep SH equipped 99% of the time.
# Aug 05 2006 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
ok well its been a while and im here to talk about my post from a while ago lol i just havent felt like making a ***** fit about being called a "noob".Well you guys seem to forgot about the DEX from the emp hairpin for some reason... thats why i suggested the hairpin is for the DEX not AGI....not EVA...MNK doesnt need either of those i think your the noob for forgetting one of the main stats the Emp. Hairpin is used for...
# Mar 10 2006 at 2:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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ok this is to dirtkilla,for your body you should use jujitsu gi,head emp hairpin would be great if you could get it,hands go with och. kote,legs,go with jujitsu sitabaki,and feet,i would say get kung fu shoes for 51 and if you cant get them use fuma kyahan,and keep all that gear cause you can use some of it all the way to 75 unless you get someone to synth your kung fu shoes into wulong shoes,and jujitsu gi into masters gi

This post is laughable on almost every level.

1.)Jugitsu Gi is ok until 58. After that if you have AF body and decide you would rather wear Masters Gi you're just gimping yourself.

I'm not saying that because I'm some kind of elitest *******. Rather it's because you truly are gimping yourself. This body piece is MUCH more valueble as MNK to opt for Masters Gi.

2.)EVA + on a EVA heavy job? /slap

Try again you noob. The better choice as MNK for head is STR or VIT, NOT evasion. Again the only thing you're doing to your MNK is gimping it by equiping this item. The ONLY time you'll EVER need this as MNK is for Ballista. Other than that it's a huge waste of gil.

3.)Ocho. Kote

While these are nice little numbers to get your mitts on it's not nescessary. It's a wonderful thing though, so if you can buy them go for it.


While Jujistu Sitabaki is ok there are other options at 50. Even equipping Crow/Raven leggings are great for this class especially for the - enmity.


If you're 51 and you don't have Kung Fu shoes you're missing out, but it's ok if you don't have them. As for Fuma Kyahan go they only add a .3 sec haste to you, and they are usually more expensive than Kung Fu's. The ONLY time I ever use them is for 2hr(stacked on top of Haste spell and Brown Belt) or Brenna. Other than that I keep my Kung Fu equipped at all times if I'm in exp party.

Don't buy into the hype of these people who want you to believe MNK needs extra eva from Emp. Pin or they NEED the extra 3% haste(.3 second haste. woooo) because you don't, and never will. MNK is DoT and lays down fantastic numbers even w/o all the fancy gear.

And remember kids. If you and your friend are ever being chased by a wild bear, trip your friend. You can always make new ones.

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RE: Wait...huh!?
# Mar 10 2006 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
317 posts
Republic subligar is the best legs option from 25 to practically end-game for exp (Shura, Byakko's and Melee).

Federation kyahan are a great feet option from 25 to the kick boots, or a good alternative if you can't afford them. Fuma kyahan = Utsusemi recast only (check out MrKaze's post on the MNK forum).
who said jujitsu gi > this?
# Jan 04 2006 at 6:38 AM Rating: Decent
was it nightstalker? this has MORE acc than jujitsugi...

Jujitsu gi: ACC+4
AFbody: ACC+5

EDIT: err sory did you mean all these things UNTIL af? not sure
btw i agree with all those choices except the emp pin... We dont need those stats at all get a merc.capt.hat or voyager sallet for head (STR > AGI+EVA)

Edited, Wed Jan 4 06:42:51 2006
MNK gear
# Nov 06 2005 at 12:49 PM Rating: Default
ok this is to dirtkilla,for your body you should use jujitsu gi,head emp hairpin would be great if you could get it,hands go with och. kote,legs,go with jujitsu sitabaki,and feet,i would say get kung fu shoes for 51 and if you cant get them use fuma kyahan,and keep all that gear cause you can use some of it all the way to 75 unless you get someone to synth your kung fu shoes into wulong shoes,and jujitsu gi into masters gi.
RE: MNK gear
# Jun 06 2006 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
Ummm...actually you can't use barely any of that all the way to 75. If I see a monk wearing jujitsu gi, emp. hairpin, jujitsu sitabaki, and kung fu or fuma kyahan all the way to 75 I'll laugh my *** off at them. It's best if you just wear the AF gear to around mid 60's or even up to 70 because it really is a great set and it doesn't cost a penny either. I actually still wear my Temple Cyclas at 75 but mostly for Chakra.
A few qeustions
# Sep 24 2005 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
When should i quit using the Impact Knuckles? and when should i change my Power gi since its +1STR? when should i change the Merc. Hachimaki since its +1STR? when should i change Windy Kyahan and Sitabika? I know to change purple belt when i can get brown belt. When should i change from Spike Necklace+1? What about hanging Pigeon Earrings? I know to use the +2STR rings Lv.36 til the lvl54 +3 right? im used to mages so plz help me out.O.kote is good til when?Using Ram Mantle for when i backup tank to get a bit of Def, or should i change?
sry if im annoying its just i wanna make sure i got the best.
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regarding AF quests and coffers
# Sep 10 2005 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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ok i've read all of the comments through here and seeing how i have complet af for 5 lv 50+ jobs here is the deal

there are 3 AF "quests"(NM battles) and 2 coffer for each job
and yes there is a difference. i'll explain that in detail later

at lv 40 you are able to aquire you AF1 which is a weapon

now at lv 50 you are able to complet your AF armor sets
in order to do so you must start your AF2 quest. usually the same person that gave you AF1.

there is also a galka in upper jeuno weapon shop that you must speak with in order to begin the hand armor quests. these can only be done one at a time. but the coffer for which can be opened with any job. i had to get a GC coffer for my rng hands so i took my 75 nin and was able to get the "old gauntlets".

the reason for this is because it is a "Quest" coffer not a regular coffer.
the "quests" can be done with any job as long as you start them with the job that needs the item. so say i am going for my mnk af2 an af3(again af monster battles) log the quests as monk, then switch job to nin and solo them(yes solo) if i have to.

so in essence there is
af2&3- quested armor
hands quest

there may be 6 af items but only three are af quests, others are coffers and then you have your hand quest

i hope this helps you guys that are on your first time artifact quests. good luck and those on Odin send me a /t if you need any info
Bruttus 75 Galka MNK NIN RNG WAR of Odin
ZM14 SKY:0


better than sasetsu
# Jul 22 2005 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
is this armor better to take t the endgame than sasetsu armor
# Jul 19 2005 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
*drool* i want them!
# Feb 27 2005 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
ATM 62 MNK Wearing the full Af set
that is my equipment set up anyhows fighting it++ with some acc food i hardly miss and i hit and get more tp then any other dd in pt exepect rng but i can do it fine if i a buff up well lol anyhows enjoy mnk this is a nice piece of gear
# Jan 27 2005 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
1,505 posts
OK,i wont be worrying about this for awhile, but...I was wondering: To any monks who have and can equip this, would you use this as main equipment or use it in an EquipmentChangeMacro? [Help me out!] I need advice

Edited, Sat Feb 5 11:49:21 2005
RE: Main?Macro?
# Jul 05 2005 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
510 posts
Others have said it as well, but I'll add to it. It really all depends.

If you are planning on taking any of the tanking jobs to endgame (PLD, WAR, NIN) or maybe a pulling job or two to endgame (THF, SAM) then getting the Scorp Harness is a good investment. A few mil gil for uber armor for several jobs is really not a bad deal.

However, if MNK is going to be your only job you take past 60, then I'd personally just stick with the Cyclas (unless you really want to stand out as being '1337'). +5 more accuracy from the scrop is nice and everything, but you can get that from plenty of other gear. The +10 Evasion is pretty worthless unless you find one of those rare party situations where a Monk can actually tank at this level (they are rare, and not too optimal, but it is possible).
RE: Main?Macro?
# Mar 18 2005 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
Well, Seeing as I'm a level 61 Monk, (Let me brag you.. you people!) I would say Equip Change Macro IF you somehow come into contact with a Scorpion Harness. You NEED this for Chakra or else you're going to be lame as a duck. The acc boost is night but so is the scorp harnesses, All in all I'd say this is a great piece of gear for anyone who doesn't have 5 million gil to their disposal, I use this in every party regularly seeing as I, infact, am not rich.
RE: Main?Macro?
# Mar 18 2005 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
Well, Seeing as I'm a level 61 Monk, (Let me brag you.. you people!) I would say Equip Change Macro IF you somehow come into contact with a Scorpion Harness. You NEED this for Chakra or else you're going to be lame as a duck. The acc boost is night but so is the scorp harnesses, All in all I'd say this is a great piece of gear for anyone who doesn't have 5 million gil to their disposal, I use this in every party regularly seeing as I, infact, am not rich.
# Dec 19 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
Ok im 50 mnk and i was wondering is this better than a Flora Cotehardie because im a Mithra with + 17 Acc and about +5 Dex and only + 14 Str.

Edited, Mon Jan 24 14:36:31 2005
RE: Idea
# Feb 13 2005 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
No +5 accuracy is way better.
Beadeaux Coffer Key
# Nov 08 2004 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
I have spent 16hrs and 3 trips to Beadeaux on my attempts to get this key. Bad lots and a CRAZY rare drop rate has prevented me from getting this key. To all monks out there be prepared for misery :( , also bring a high level thief with TH2, even though this didnt seem to help me much either. Good luck :)
RE: Beadeaux Coffer Key
# Jan 17 2005 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
is not to hard to get XD
i was helping a pld to get his paladin testimony (genkai lvl 70 i think) and 1 of the mobs drop the key and the coffer spawned right infront of me and tada!! got my af,but now i have to lvl im just 55 :P
RE: Beadeaux Coffer Key
# Nov 29 2004 at 8:04 AM Rating: Default
Of course the THF didn't help you. Our Treasure Hunters only work with Rare items. Anything Exclusive is out of the picture. Also, TH doesn't help with the BCNM or Garrison items.
RE: Beadeaux Coffer Key
# Jan 27 2005 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
1,505 posts
I disagree with you, PhinalPhoenix. I am only 40 monk, but i have the same general thing going on lately (RSE)...I once went w/ my 45+ thf to Maze of Shakrami to hunt key/chest...Well, we saw a Carnivorous Crawler, killed it, got the drop (^^)...then a few weeks later i went to get another piece...i went w/ a high RDM and it took loaaadds of fights to get drop...I'm not going to confirm you're incorrect, PhinalPhoenix, but i still don't think you're correct....ANYWAY...

Edited, Wed Feb 16 18:23:24 2005
RE: Beadeaux Coffer Key
# May 10 2006 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
welcome to FFXI. where someone with 100 crafting skill can fail on a lvl 1 recipe repeatedly. where for some, drop rates are horrid, and others it's awesome (thf or not thf, doesn't really matter imo). enjoy your stay in the world of vana'diel :)
RE: Beadeaux Coffer Key
# Dec 06 2004 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
104 posts
Lol, the Exclusive on the item doesn't ahve anything to do with drop rate. All that means is that you won't be able to trade it to anyone.
# Sep 27 2004 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Is it required to do all of the Afs in order, or can you just do the first, and then any of the others?? because all I really want is af1, 2 and 4...
# Oct 04 2004 at 5:05 AM Rating: Excellent
108 posts
You HAVE to do AF1 to start the whole process. Once you complete AF1, you should be able to get the AF2 quest (also from Oggbi in Port Bastok). Also, once AF1 is completed, you may start the Darkspark quest by talking to Guslam in Upper Jeuno. This must be done whether or not you plan to get the gloves AF.

At this point, you may do most things in any order you want. The Temple Cyclas (Body, lvl 58) can be received from a coffer in Beadeaux, the Temple Crown (Head, lvl 56) from the coffer in Garlaige Citadel. Those can be gotten in any order, once you have started the Darkspark quest. I cannot emphasize that enough though - you must at least START the DS quest before you can receive AF from the coffers.

You may complete the AF2 (Temple Gloves, Hands, lvl 54) at your leisure. However, you cannot receive the quest for the AF3 (Temple Hose, Legs, lvl 60) until you have completed the AF2 quest.

Good luck to you!
# Jan 31 2005 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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yup, just do AF1 @ 40+ to start it all. @50+ you can get all the other ones (coffers/hands/legs).
# Jan 31 2005 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
668 posts
I Love AF! sry but it must be said
# Sep 06 2004 at 8:11 PM Rating: Default
can ya help i wanna know who i talk to to get the quest for war AF 3
RE: help
# Jan 27 2005 at 6:38 PM Rating: Excellent
1,505 posts
If you want info on WAR AF3, go to the WAR AF3 quest forum...<no comment>
# Aug 31 2004 at 5:49 AM Rating: Decent
how exactly does the Enhances chakra effect work? Chakra heals HP equal to double your VIT and this gives +3 VIT so does that in effect enhance chakra or does it modify the VIT multiplier? O.o

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RE: Chakra
# Oct 06 2004 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
64 posts
chakra will recover triple your vit with this on.
RE: Chakra
# Oct 06 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Good
108 posts
Incidentally, in addition to upgrading Chakra to 3xVIT, this armor will also cause Chakra to heal the paralyzed status effect (on top of the others, like poison etc..).
RE: Chakra
# Jun 06 2006 at 9:54 PM Rating: Default
Just to get things straight. The Temple Cyclas DO NOT cure paralyze. The only way the Temple Cyclas cure paralyze is if they are combined with the Melee Gloves (AFII). Even then I have seen the paralyze proc the Chakra.
RE: Chakra
# Aug 03 2008 at 8:25 PM Rating: Good
108 posts
That's just not true...

I don't have the AF2, and my chakra will always cure Paralyze IF the paralyze doesn't block it.

Doesn't seem to be any way around the fact that the Paralyze can block Chakra, but IF it fires, it negates the Para.
# Jul 27 2004 at 6:03 PM Rating: Good
when can i open the coffer to get this? i got the beadeux key doing mission 4-3 and was wondering when i could store this sexy equipment in my safe?
RE: cofferthing
# Feb 16 2005 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
1,505 posts
Once you're level 50, talk to Guslam in Upper Jeuno, shield shop (or weapon shop, i cant exactly remember ><)... After that, you should be able to open the chest and get your Temple Cyclas. The same qualifies for the Garlaige Citadel coffer. MAKE SURE YOU ARE MONK WHEN YOU OPEN THE CHEST!! If not, (unless there is another job at that level where you need the AF, and if you are at the level and have the Boghertz' ____ing Hands quest) you will get a normal item. I hope this helps :)
# Jul 17 2004 at 6:15 AM Rating: Good
btw in case your wondering about coffer locations here is a good site http://www.speakeasy.org/~sticks/ffxi/treasure/
AF Pic
# Jul 08 2004 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone have a picture of a monk in full AF clothing? I would Love to see it.

# Jun 24 2004 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
404 posts
I can't wait for this... it is so badass
RE: Awesome
# Jan 28 2005 at 6:55 PM Rating: Decent
415 posts
Neither can I, unfortunately, i'm only high enough to get AF1 (40) and i have a long way before i can only quest for 2.../sigh

PS: LOL THA'WAS HILARIUS (I made a macro today) LOLLERZ
Temple Cyclas
# Jun 23 2004 at 4:30 PM Rating: Excellent
44 posts
I've read somewhere that this AF armor enhances Chakra by tripling your VIT (normal Chakra without this on is double your VIT). It also cures paralize along with the standard chakra cures. Not to mention this is the tightest looking AF body piece IMO. Can't wait to get it ^^
# Apr 22 2004 at 7:20 PM Rating: Excellent
Whitch of the Temple Set is AF1??? The Temple Hose are AF3 and the and the Temple Gaiters is AF2 wht is AF1???
RE: AF1??
# Jun 02 2004 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
Beat Cesti is AF1, the weapon AF for monk !! hehe=) hope this will help ^^;

Justicc| Garuda | LV 58 monk ^^
RE: AF1??
# Apr 26 2004 at 3:11 AM Rating: Decent
AF1 is called Beat Cesti. Not part of the Temple Set. I never even equipped the pieces of crap. Use impact knuckles till you can get some Mythril Knuckles+1 for best damage.
want to be near level 58
# Apr 05 2004 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
You want to be sure you're close to lv58 when you go to fight these mobs, as their evasion will be too high for you to kill them. I went to help some friends when I was level 53, and it would take 2 or so mobs before I could build TP for a weapon skill.
Getting item
# Jan 13 2004 at 1:21 PM Rating: Default
What quest is it you must do in order to get this set?
RE: Getting item
# Mar 28 2004 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
Temple Cyclas is gotten from Beadeaux coffer chest. In order to get it from coffer, you need AF1 done, and at least level 50.

Edited, Sun Mar 28 22:41:05 2004
RE: Getting item
# Jan 24 2004 at 11:50 AM Rating: Default
do the Monk AF quests. it starts at lvl 40 MNK.
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