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Carapace Breastplate

Latent Effect

  • Active when the wearer's HP is at or below 25%

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Guild Level: Veteran
Turned in for: 7520 Guild Points
Max Guild Points obtained: 7520 (1.0x)

Exceptional Results can be: Carapace Breastplate +1

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Should this work?
# Aug 09 2007 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
I'm currently drk63 and still enjoying stacking job abilities before Souleater-Guillotine combinations. As you know this normally draws the mob's attention and can get you killed. I macro in the Carapace body piece and use Defender straight after Guillotine for ten seconds before returning to Haubergeon and killing Defender. Hopefully, if I drop to red hp the latent will kick in and possible save me during those ten seconds.

Can anyone tell me whether there is anything I haven't spotted that will stop this working? (I remember paying 800k for a Toreador's Cape and finding out afterwards about the hidden effect, so Im cautious about trying new stuff.)
# Jul 26 2007 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
Ok.. theres ups and downs to everything. So far as i can see, this stuff isn't worth having unless u wanna look uber lol.

The Carapace Breastplate isn't very good overall. It could help a great deal if ur getting pwnt, supposing the latent actualy does kick in at 25% HP. Main advantage to this piece is to match the rest of the set... No uses in a party situation.

The Carapace Gauntlets however, are much more useful. Stats aren't as extreme, but still useful nonetheless. I just bought these and figured i'd test them out soloing. Take DRG for example. Idk how many of you have played DRG solo, but you hardly ever get above 75% HP. Seeing that this latent is 75% HP (supposedly, agian...) they'd be very efficient, and in my opinion much better than AF or Pallas's. The defense is very useful, not to mention attack is main modifier for Penta Thrust. Very good buy for soloing, but again next to useless in a party situation.

Have yet to buy the Carapace Helm but it isn't very atractive even though it matches.. Walkure mask looks better with it haha. Going back to the DRG example, this Helm would be useless because once you get to 50% HP you macro in your Drachen Armet, HB, and ur back above 50%. Might be useful for another job, not sure though. Overall a waste of 10k gil in my opinion.

Hope this helps anyone losing sleep over spending 35k on a set of useless armors lmao.. oh and btw they look awesome with the exception of the helm ;P
# Jan 24 2007 at 6:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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# Aug 14 2006 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
hands go off at 75% head at like 50% and body at 25% red.

this is mostly good for the non latent def which is still good. But it's really cool looking so there's a plus lol
# Jun 26 2006 at 1:39 PM Rating: Default
hmm, after losing 5 times to Maat. I got this one. Might be helpful since my HP goes down so fast in the fight.
fett/legs prz ; ;
# May 12 2006 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
i want a feet and legs pieces for this does anyone know if they exist idc if there the worst pices in the game as long as they match the set i only wear it in town anyway
fett/legs prz ; ;
# Aug 14 2006 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
I'm sorry they dont. /comfort
Carapace 3 lvl 61 armour info.
# Nov 09 2005 at 3:02 PM Rating: Good
Today I tested the 3 lvl 61 armour of Carapace and result was this.

Latent effect as I see it kicks in on the amount of HP you got. If full HP no latent effect as many know.

I did a test as WAR lvl 61 with about 1130HP with the Carapace Breastplate the Carapace Helm and the Carapace Gauntlets.

Main states was.

Def 255.
Att 284.

When I got down to 800HP.

Def 292.
Att 271.

When I got down to 500HP.

Def 302.
Att 294.

When I got down to 166HP.

DEF 314.
Att 338.

At this point I were near death so zoned to Rabao and stopped the test right there.

I really think that the latent effect is triggered by how much HP you got left and if you want to suck out the lats juice of this latent effect you got to be really near death to get it's full benefit.

My test is based on the 3 set of Carapace lvl 61 armour and not one by one.

I bough this armour on Fairy server 9-11-2005.

Helm cost 70k

Body cost 100k

Hand cost 30k.

Latent Affect
# Sep 28 2005 at 6:37 AM Rating: Good
Carapace Gauntlets: Activates in yellow HP 3/4th HP left.

Carapace Helm: Activates in Orange HP 1/2 HP left.

Carapace Breastplate: Red HP 1/4th HP left.

Edited, Wed Sep 28 07:49:42 2005
# Jul 27 2005 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
The Latent kicks in at red hp, I believe.
I am looking to buy one of these.
Please /tell Kasumoto. I am on Leviathan.
(please) (Help me out!)

Edited, Thu Jul 28 19:30:09 2005
# Jul 19 2005 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
what do you do to active latent effect ?
thank you :)
# Jul 02 2005 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
This is now the 3rd SET of armor i carry as war/thf. I have haubergeon and full setup just for best damage. I also carry the full Af set which was my "uh oh i need some def set". That was no good the +enmity on AF meant once i switched to it mob wouldnt lose hate off me. So now i have this set macrod so when i bust out Raging Rush draw hate and take a beating I switch to this. While it does boost attack quite bit without the accuracy dex and str boosts of my DD gear i lose hate pretty quick while the uber def keeps me alive. If it gets really hairy throw a defender on top of it you damn near invincible, although by that time HP is extremely low and mob special moves can still get ya. I dunno if you other wars have this problem but I draw hate from PLD or NIN like nuthin even without any voke or enmity+, but with this set i can stop holding back and go after every mob with all i got. Not to mention it just plain looks wiked.
# Jun 03 2005 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
618 posts
Didnt see it posted or anything but, what causes this latent effect to kick in ???
Im a bard and this seems nice for the Maat fight...
Please Reply ^_^ thanks
all about the cool factor
# Apr 22 2005 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
the top set of this and the bottom set of the tiger looks so sick. I want to get it and get +10 to awesome
# Mar 29 2005 at 6:56 AM Rating: Good
i plan on getting this for my warrior when i hit 61. There is no way in hell im gonna pull 2.5mil out of me *** for a haubby, and AF body sucks for anything other than tanking. Oh, and unlike AF or Haubby this thing isn't fugly.
Help a Crafter
# Feb 24 2005 at 4:33 PM Rating: Good
70 posts
Just a note for those on Shiva I am currently making this set of armor. If you would like one crafted let me know. As I am low on gil and needing skill right now, I will do this if you will provide the materials and all I ask as payment is 6k or 2 HQ crab shells.

Hey, it has come to my attention that i have been missing people who need things crafted...If you'd like just click on my name to the left and send me a PM this way I can work out a time to meet you online. Hope to see you online!

Edited, Mon Feb 28 23:19:24 2005
Wrong Recipie
# Jan 14 2005 at 3:09 PM Rating: Excellent
981 posts
Sorry, but this posted recipie is wrong. The correct one is as follows:

Crystal: Earth
1x Sheep Leather
2x Ram Leather
4x H. Q. Crab Shells

Try it, you'll see :)

Edited, Tue Jan 18 16:35:53 2005
RE: Wrong Recipie
# Jan 17 2005 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
361 posts
That recipie didn't work either. Does /anyone/ out there know the real recipie?
RE: Wrong Recipie
# Jan 18 2005 at 4:34 PM Rating: Excellent
981 posts
the recipie i listed is correct, I just made one the other day. I'll make another one just to be sure, but i'm 99.9% sure its 1 sheep leather, 2x ram leather, 4x high quality crab shells (using an earth crystal)

Edited, Tue Jan 18 16:43:04 2005
# Jan 09 2005 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
i think it isnt too expensive
gonna get the whole set just for kicks
im crazy but oh well

gonna tell you guys the results

might be nice for farming
with Nin sub or so
# Dec 16 2004 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
just wondering if this set would be good for a xp parties with monk. would it be too much of a hassel to keep the mnk at a low enough HP percentage for the latents to kick in? the extra def bonus would make it hard to get hurt once you get to the certain point but is it enough i guess is the question ^^;
# Dec 12 2004 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
109 posts
30k on Diablos

Thinking about buying this when I hit 61 for my DRG as solo armor. Would work good with AF helm wyvern healing ability and WHM subbed.
# Dec 12 2004 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
Im wearing the whole carapace set and only one of the latent effects is kicking in, what is wrong??
RE: Hmmm
# Jan 02 2005 at 1:05 PM Rating: Good
1,326 posts
The different pieces have different HP percentage requirements. If I remember right, the gloves kick in first. Get hurt some more, and the helmet kicks in. When you're almost dead, the breastplate adds it's effect.
It would be nice if all the effects happened at 90% health ^^

Edited, Sun Jan 2 13:06:46 2005
Re: also
# Dec 10 2004 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
that latent effect means that it adds 44 def. to ur total
should drk use this????
# Dec 08 2004 at 3:45 PM Rating: Default
hhhmmmm i dont know but i think thi might b good armor for a drk so if they rip hate off tank like they do>.> then they will have a lil extra def to save um...just a thought not sure tho
# Nov 05 2004 at 6:00 PM Rating: Good
1,326 posts
I think I'll buy a set of this stuff and put it in my Convert macro... The extra defense before the cure4 kicks in might just save my life, especially in EP-DC solo fights ^^
RE: Converting...
# Nov 27 2004 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
915 posts
I'm thinking of getting this gear for my RDM while soloing. I wonder what I'll look like with the Carapace armor and my AF hat...
# Nov 04 2004 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
143 posts
This thing looks so cool!!! I really don't care if it an uber piece of Equipment or not, It just looks cool. Especially with these Shaded Glasses to go with it. Take a look...

This is Amazingly awesome!
RE: Damn...
# Jun 14 2005 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
u look like u belong in the matrix, not FFXI ^^
looks like blue drk af!
# Oct 21 2004 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
lol ever look at this piece and the body part of the Af for Drk looks similar huh?
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