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Lamia Harp
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# Sep 29 2007 at 8:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lamia Harp
# Aug 31 2007 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
ok, for everyone stating that this harp increases the range of your song spells all harps do this. about every 9 skill lvls your range for harp songs increases about 1 foot. go ahead try it out, unless your string skill sucks all your songs will have a much higher range than with wind.
Doesn't seem to increase range.
# Feb 27 2007 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
I had heard this harp slightly increased the range of the second song you play in a sequence with it along time ago but never really put much stake in it. Recently though i bought one of these cause i'm sick of chasing BLMs around in dynamis trying to ballad them. I figured if it actually did give extra range to songs it wouldn't hurt. It doesn't-not for ballads at least-ballad I range for me(75 bard) is 20max with any other harp, and 20 with lamia harp as well. Ballad II range is 13 max for me, again, with any harp, and also 13 max with lamia harp. I think this rumor of lamia harp increasing range of the second song you play with it started because people didn't realize that different songs have different ranges with string instruments, based on the level of the song and your own combined singing and string skill.
Lamia's Harp hidden effect => Found it :)
# Jul 16 2006 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
I think I did find a hidden effect ;)
Lamia's harp boost Paeon I to IV. Cast Paeon I and u get a +2hp/tick recover, II =>+3hp/tick, III =>+4hp/tick and IV => +5hp/tick. It doesnt work with higher Paeon tho.
Lamia's Harp hidden effect => Found it :)
# Aug 09 2006 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually, one time I had Paeon I and II both active and we were getting 4 hp/tick. Paeon II wore and we were still getting 2 hp/tick. Perhaps if you get your skills/CHR high enough the spells become stronger, just like any other?
# Dec 31 2005 at 2:08 AM Rating: Decent
Just a speculation, so don't take anything up on this...
I was playing ff4 and noticed the extra effect of confuse on the harp of the same name. The only thing in ffxi that resembles confuse is charm... and Maiden's Virelai(sp?). Maybe this has another hidden effect on charm?
Again, just a thought!
Hidden Effect
# Dec 24 2005 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
A lvl 73+ BRD in my LS said the hidden effect the Lamia Harp has is to increase the range of the 2nd song.

I'm a 60 brd and I've had this harp since 44 and debated selling it at 60 since I have a Lullaby harp. But after reading this comment, I can confirm that it does indeed increase the range of the 2nd song, so much range increase that I have to go WAY out of my way behind the mages to avoid hitting the melee (who were pretty far from the mages as is) with Ballad.

At first I just thought that various songs have different ranges, this is not true. I have casted various songs in various orders near the melee, and the 2nd song always hits the mages. And vice versa when I'm singing near the mages.
RE: Hidden Effect
# May 11 2006 at 6:44 PM Rating: Good
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Actually, all harps do this. My Maple Harp +1 makes it nearly impossible to do both Paeons on the mages without hitting the melee as well.

However, I've heard Siren Harp has the largest range of all harps, which makes it ideal for mage parties. I haven't tested it though, I'm only level 23.
Any connection?
# Nov 30 2005 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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I wonder... http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/ahturhgan/monster/lamia.html

Edited, Thu Jan 12 11:30:49 2006
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RE: Any connection?
# Dec 08 2005 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
515 posts
Hah, I was about to post that. It'd be cool if there was a hidden effect to some song when you fought these.. But I doubt it. XD
# Oct 01 2005 at 1:17 AM Rating: Good
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I'm surprised no one mentioned... Lamias are creatures commonly found throughout other FF games. They usually look like giant pink and purple cobra things with the face and figure of a woman.
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RE: Lamias
# Nov 10 2005 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
oh yeah! i knew that word looked familiar (<-- avid ff9 player; shoot me later)
# Apr 22 2005 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Been lookin all over the internet to see what the hell Lamia stands for.

All i find is that in folklore it is a corpse that rises from the dead to feed on the blood of the living.

Dictionary.com mentions something about a female vampire...

And many pages about Greek Mythology mention something about Lamia having had an affair with Zeus and got punished n what not and was forced to eat her own children. From there she developed a taste for children and out of jealousy of other mothers she would eat her children...

I have NO idea what kind of hidden effect this harp may have, if any...
Hidden Effect
# Apr 05 2005 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
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A lvl 73+ BRD in my LS said the hidden effect the Lamia Harp has is to increase the range of the 2nd song.
Let It Go...
# Feb 14 2005 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
WOW... Not everything that glitters is gold here kids.

This is just an item. It sells like mad on the AH because you can usualy buy it cheaper in the AH and sell it to an NPC for proffit. AH on my server sells them at about 3k. I went to every nation/port town/airship-boat dock shop and got anywhere from 3148 to 3752 offered by NPCs. Yeah I went and bought all the ones I could find from the AH after that.

It desynths nicely too.

Thats it. No sneaky hidden, up, up, left, right, B, A, Select, Start codes involved. Just an item.

Just out of curiosity... Are there any items with 'hidden stats' that can actualy be proven??

Let It Go...
# Aug 01 2006 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Just out of curiosity... Are there any items with 'hidden stats' that can actualy be proven??

I know its like 1 year later lol but yeah carbuncle mitts has hidden effect, and a lot of items has hidden effect.
RE: Let It Go...
# Mar 10 2005 at 1:27 AM Rating: Good
329 posts
Yes. The level 51 elemental staves give a 10% damage bonus to Black Magic nukes of the same element. This has been documented and proved many times over. Very easy to test, as well.
RE: Let It Go...
# Mar 10 2005 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
also proven with those same staves is that the boost up brd songs of the same element(ie. earth staff -> elegy; light staff -> requim)

light staff also boosts the effect of charm for bsts.
RE: Let It Go...
# Mar 21 2005 at 5:35 PM Rating: Default
62 posts
And lets not forget the hidden - 2 Avatar Perpetuation cost for the normal staves, -3 for HQs.

This game has many hidden effects it seems, so don't take what anyone says as the final say. Form your own opinions, because what you think counts the most.
RE: Let It Go...
# Nov 14 2005 at 7:05 PM Rating: Default
74 posts
Let us not forget (and continue going off subject) that you have a higher chance of success and HQ when you're using a stave of the same elemental crystal type.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 17 2005 at 11:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) oh yes, this harp also allows you to beat Maat in one-shot, and allows you to use your two-hour every 5 minutes.. i find it a tad strange that all these hidden effects described as being 'any regular ol' harp'..
# Dec 08 2004 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Lamias are now commonly considered by demonologists to be minor spirits that disturbed sleep.

Just a wild guess, but what if this harp PREVENTS Sleep, or at least acts as a Barsleep? Perhaps adds a (hidden) barsleep effect to PT songs?
Got one ^_^
# Sep 25 2004 at 10:01 PM Rating: Excellent
659 posts
confirmed: it does nothing but help level string skill XD i tortured a mandy with it going through all the debuffs available while it whiffed on me to no avail ;_;

... i did come up with a new theory tho, maybe this is/was related to "Chocobo Hum" XD as to whether that is in the game, was supposed to be in the game, was removed from the game, or will be in the game.. no one knows -_-
# Aug 07 2004 at 3:21 AM Rating: Excellent
A friend of mine just bought one for fun and Desythed it. She HQed and got a "Coeurl Whisker". So maybe theres a better desyth item for HQ2 or HQ3...
who has one?
# Aug 02 2004 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
659 posts
maybe this would help all of us brd's figure out what the heck this thing is good for... does anyone actually have one? O_o

for all we know, it is similar to some of the harps nicvcer found... maybe it has a random effect when used on mobs... like random sleep, slow, paralyze, etc.

if someone has one of these, can you please try threnody'ing a wimpy mob about 100 times to see if anything else occurs? ^^;; i havent been lvling recently, so my brd is only 31 at the moment, but once i am big enough to try using this thing, i guess i will pick one up just to test it out
Lamia History
# Jul 30 2004 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Im a bard that really want to know what this harp does. Perhaps other FF games will give us some clues?
Ive looked vigorously on the web, different games seperated by colors.
I have seen only 1 site that lists Dream Harp as a LVL27 Instrument that gives +2 to Lullaby. In the "How to get" section it has a "?"
Casts Sleep
Casts Confu

Randomly causes Sleep to the opponent. Initially equipped on Edward.
Randomly Confuses the target. Inflicts greater damage against giants. Find in the Cave of the Antlion. Stolen and Dropped by Lamias and Q.Lamias.

--[Harp]Dream(FF5) Harp
+Extra Effects
--[Harp]Lamia's Harp(FF5)
+Extra Effects
Casts Temptation Song.

--Lamia Harp(FFT)
Add: Confusion

--Lamia's Flute(FF9)
Flute with Lamia's power dwelling inside.

~~~It appears lamia harps only existed in these Final Fantasy games, please add more games if you can think of any, and what it does in them, together we shall figure this harp out ><.
If you come up with any ideas of songs that might be affected as well, please reply.

Edited, Fri Jul 30 10:28:01 2004
# Jun 13 2004 at 4:16 AM Rating: Good
Here's an interesting fact for all those wishing for the Dream Harp:

Lamias are now commonly considered by demonologists to be minor spirits that disturbed sleep.

Perhaps this can be crafted into something that instead of disturbing sleep, will induce it...
RE: Lamia
# Oct 02 2004 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
407 posts
Maybe something with Lullaby.. in the future perhaps? To put mob to sleep, and using this instrument will cause damage to the mob while it continues to sleep???
RE: Lamia
# Jul 02 2004 at 10:26 PM Rating: Default

n : (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living

also Lamia Greek Mythology. A monster represented as a serpent with the head and breasts of a woman that ate children and sucked the blood from men.

i have no clue where this sleep talk came from
RE: Lamia
# Sep 13 2005 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
Just a speculation, though its kinda obvious. If it holds to that demonology thing, then think about what would be the oposite of a sleep effect... DoT :)
Probably Dream Harp...
# May 31 2004 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
792 posts
Did two Bard-ish quests today with bad rewards - when selling them, though, I noticed that people were buying them up in multiples. While I don't have a recipe or anything, clearly these are of some crafting value if people are buying 5-6 at a time.
RE: Probably Dream Harp...
# Oct 13 2005 at 9:35 AM Rating: Good
676 posts
I believe that the dream harp was in the beta testing, but was removed since it made bard a little to powerful at the lower levels.
# Apr 07 2004 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
475 posts
I'm with Xer... this is supposed to be made into Dream Harp... now if only we could find a site that a.) confirms this and b.) has recipe >.<
# Mar 19 2004 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
1,047 posts
no + ot - in any stats?
RE: .
# Apr 06 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
I am guessing that the ever so powerful and mystrious mysterious Dream Harp (lullaby +2) can be crafted from this. This is sheer speculation so please dont hold to be fact.
RE: .
# Mar 23 2004 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
It would appear so, from looking at the picture. Of course, there has to be some purpose for the Lamia harp... just need to find it >_<
# Feb 19 2004 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
it's the reward from a quest in bastok
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