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Dalmatica: O
# Feb 15 2006 at 8:52 AM Rating: Excellent
115 posts
Speaking from a RDM that has a Dalmatica, it is very useful:

+ great for roaming parties
+ great for fighting wryms, because you dont always have time to /rest.
+ it's a benefit to have, of course AF body > Dalamtica when debuffing, but I always macro it in right after
+ it's an eye catcher
+ I believe it's intended more for RDM's than other mage class.
(WHM = Nobles)
(BLK = AF2/Black Cloak)
(SMN = YingYang Robe)
(BRD = Sha'ir Manteel)
(RDM = ??? what body piece ??? = Dalmatica/Crimson)

Any RDM would love to have this, it's one of our best endgame pieces. Dalmatica ~&~ Crimson Body / Mage ~&~ Meleeing = sounds like a RDM to me.

75.RDM 75.BLM 50.THF 48.BST 45.SMN 38.WHM 37.DRK 37.NIN
EnfeeblingMagic.329 MP:1028 (Elvaan)
Crimson:3/5 Zenith.5/5

"I believe in mastering one job before concentrating on another."

Edited, Wed Feb 15 08:00:32 2006
Dalmatica: O
# Nov 29 2006 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know if they refresh on this piece stacks with the refresh from the AF2 Hat from Dynamis? If so then having both plus the regular RDM refresh is like a WHM with SMN sub and Nobles w/ RDM refresh. 5mp/tic if im correct? Would make for a steady flow of MP in an EXP party. definately good for +hrs HNM fights like Tiamat, Jorm & Vrtra
RE: Dalmatica: O
# Feb 22 2006 at 8:56 AM Rating: Default
I don't see why its so great for RDM. It offers no benefits besides MP, and RDM shouldn't need it due to Convert. Once that 50mp is gone (pretty much a single Refresh cast) all thats left is the Auto-Refresh at 1mp/tick. For many casts there is the Errants Body for an extra 10 INT and MND, for enfeebling there is AF body. No RDM should really need a weak refresh ability, and they don't come much weaker than 20mp per minute.

Not saying its a bad equip, just that there are much better equips, even for roaming parties. As a Red Mage we shouldn't be playing main healer in large battles, and that MP pool of ours should easily last the 10 min Convert recast unless you're spamming nukes. I'm speaking as a WHM with Nobles. That MP refresh is really pathetic, and doesn't justify keeping an equip. Dalmatica does offer other benefits, just not many for RDMs.

Edited, Wed Feb 22 07:55:03 2006
RE: Dalmatica: O
# Oct 01 2007 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
I can tell you now from first hand experience...

AFv2 hat and dalmy stacks up... becomes a habit to hit those idle macs to swap in that gear and that's 2mp/tick more than you would have if you didn't. I can't imagine playing w/o them now xD it's sad.
RE: Dalmatica: O
# Jul 05 2007 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
LOLOLOL. Wow are you on crack? Let me ask you something, say you and a MNK are competing for highest % dmg done on a parser and you see in the logs hes hitting for 1 damage higher then you every time, and you think, Oh its nothing. When you look at the parser and he outdamages you by 500 dmg you think "Woah!". Thats what its like for this piece. Refresh is basically 3 Refresh equipment stacking on, this is one of them, Duelist Chapeau is the other, so you'll be 2/3 for equipment. 5MP/Tick Rapes, and in Aht Urgan Areas, 6MP/Tick, beat that.
RE: Dalmatica: O
# Jul 15 2006 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
830 posts
Believe it or not, RDM do run out of MP. If we're main healing in a party, it can get ugly. I would really like Dalmatica because unlike Vermy Cloak, it allows for the wearing of AFv2 hat as well, an extra 1 mp/tick Refresh. We can't wear any other Refresh gear but Vermy and Dalmatica/AFv2 hat is the most efficient Refresh for us.
RE: Dalmatica: O
# Sep 02 2006 at 5:31 AM Rating: Decent
wow! U got that right. Im so tired of "could you be our main healer".
RE: Dalmatica: O
# Dec 12 2006 at 10:16 PM Rating: Good
1,608 posts
Yeah, but 1 mp/tick extra can make a big difference when stacked with other refresh gear/abilities.

# Nov 24 2005 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
If all this stacks....
+1 mp from this, /smn for auto refresh, RDM AF2 hat, Refresh, Soul Voice Ballad 1 & 2 =
12mp/tic.... yum :P
My view on this armor:
# Sep 27 2005 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
I believe that this is good for each job that can equipt it, but it is better for some jobs than others. But, I also think that certain jobs should have a priority for lotting it. Here is my oppinions for what the priority should be and why:
WHM: 2 because all the stats apply to WHM, but it is better for a RDM and BRD than WHM.
BLM: 3 because a BLM doesn't need the stats this gives, and if they wanted it, they could buy better armor. This is just show armor for a BLM.
RDM: 1 because it is one of the best RDM bodys.
BRD: 1 because it helps with MP problems BRDs have.
SMN: 3 because the Yinyang Robe is much better for a SMN than this.

You don't have to agree with me on this at all, but this is just what i think. If you have a different oppinion, please reply. I am not trying to ofend anyone with my oppinions, so please do not flame...
RE: My view on this armor:
# Jan 23 2006 at 7:41 AM Rating: Default
This actually sucks for RDM. It offers nothing besides a weak refresh and MP boost for the job. You should not be getting hit enough to need the magical defense. Warlocks tabard gives +15 enfeebling magic skill and Duelists gives Fast Cast. You can also get +10 MND and INT with Errants. This should not be a priority for RDMs.

White Mage's might find the MP quite useful, but its more of a macroed equip rather than a static piece. Noble's grants the same fresh but adds 10% cure potency on top and relic Briault gives bonuses to Regen spells.

All in all, Dalmatica is very much a situational piece of armor. Useful if you need the extra MP but it doesn't really offer much besides. I do agree with it being a useful equip for bards, but again there are better armors available out there which enhance the job.
RE: My view on this armor:
# Jan 07 2006 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default
I don't think it's a 3 for BLM; the Refresh is pretty nice, without losing the head slot with black/vermillion/royal cloak.
# Jul 13 2005 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
This + relic af hat for Rdm = Win.
RE: Winnar
# Sep 27 2005 at 9:10 PM Rating: Default
I personaly believe that that is a good combo, i would want to have that if i had a RDM lv 75, but the Relic Hat + Crimson Scale Mail is good also, and probably better for a RDM than a Dalmatica.
RE: Winnar
# Sep 30 2005 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
131 posts
Crimson Scale Mail sucks, pretty much only good for solo.
RE: Winnar
# Mar 07 2006 at 3:31 PM Rating: Default
your a fool
RE: Winnar
# Jul 31 2005 at 12:35 AM Rating: Default
Meh. Dalmatica is lame for RDM IMO. It's like crimson scale (AF2 body is better for soloing as /nin because of +fast cast and +agi, Crimson Scale is really only useful when soloing as /blm and macroing it in for +40 mp on convert), real pretty to look at, but not all that useful when you come right down to it.

It's sitational, I suppose. For main healing, yeah. It's more geared towards SMN and BRD as backup healer. RDM have convert/refresh and with refresh + ballad + convert and if you are lucky enough to get AF2 hat, that 1mp/tick doesn't make much of a difference. I VERY rarely run out of MP during EXP or HNM fights on RDM.
# Apr 19 2005 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
131 posts

Edited, Thu Jul 21 02:16:18 2005
caitsith confused
# Jun 19 2005 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
is this part of the zennith set cos i cant find the zennith body anywhere?

RE: caitsith confused
# Jun 20 2005 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
131 posts
Yes, Dalmatica is indeed the "Zenith Body"
Helpful Webpage
# Dec 20 2004 at 6:45 PM Rating: Excellent
Hey, i'm not even close to being able to wear this... being lvl 50, i still have a long leveling road ahead of me, i was just curious about this armor set! But, i found this website that will help with alot of the questions i see in this forum....


Hope this helps all you high levels!!! Have fun and good luck with it!! ^^

Happy Holidays!
Signed Dalmatica?
# Nov 17 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Good
If you Sign the Cursed Dalmatica before trading it to the NPC, will you get a Signed Dalmatica, or will the signature leave (like when putting somthing on AH)?
RE: Signed Dalmatica?
# Dec 03 2004 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
1,059 posts
Can't sign the Cursed Dalmatica. ^^;
RE: Signed Dalmatica?
# May 14 2005 at 2:32 PM Rating: Excellent
539 posts
Are you sure?
RE: Signed Dalmatica?
# Jul 02 2005 at 8:46 PM Rating: Good
4,324 posts
Yes, you cannot sign cursed gear
re: mppersec
# Oct 21 2004 at 12:11 PM Rating: Good
same as vermillion cloak. you need aquarian abjuration body and a cursed Dalmatica. cursed dalmatica is Lv100 clothcraft with 60leather sub. you trade the abjuration(dropped by aspidochelone, king behemoth, & nidhogg)and the cursed dalmatica to a npc, he then uncursed it for you. Creating Rare/EX Dalamtica.
RE: re: mppersec
# Jul 31 2005 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
KB does not drop A. Abj. Body. Only Nidhogg and Aspidochelone do.
RE: re: mppersec
# Mar 12 2005 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
Vermillion cloak isn't cursed there chief.
RE: re: mppersec
# Oct 28 2004 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
Ok. Thank you so much! I didn't know that. Do you happen to know what the NPC's name is and were i can find him? Thanks again!
RE: re: mppersec
# Nov 05 2004 at 2:54 PM Rating: Excellent
1,059 posts
Alphollon C Meriard is located at L-6 inside the Manuscript Room in the Cathedral in North San d'Oria. ^^
RE: re: mppersec
# Nov 08 2004 at 8:44 PM Rating: Default
RE: re: mppersec
# Nov 22 2004 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
1,059 posts
np :)
outa curiosity.
# Oct 18 2004 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
Does this armor for the refresh effect do MP+1 every 3 seconds like the Vermillion cloak? if anyone knows please tell me...thanks!
RE: outa curiosity.
# Dec 03 2004 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
all "adds refresh effect" on equip are the same
How do you make this?
# Oct 11 2004 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
How do you make the Cursed part of this? i rilly want it and i am not sure how to make it...also how much Lethercraft do you need to make this? i heard you need some but i don't know how much...can anyone tell me please?[Orange][/Orange]
also have this
# Sep 09 2004 at 1:16 PM Rating: Excellent
i also have this armor^o^ got it from aspidochelone. cost me 2,500,000 to makeTT
wrong stats
# Sep 01 2004 at 10:53 AM Rating: Excellent
139 posts
you forgot to put that it gives refresh effect

anyway, i have this, http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?16805

nidhogg dropped Aquarian Abjuration: Body the second time we killed him, the LS agreed for it to go to me as i'm the dedicated RDM/SMN that uses aerial armor in HNM fights. on our server the materials/synth fee for cursed dalmatica are around 3million gil

my LS website has a video of our 2 nidhogg fights as well as kirin fights etc, http://www.theorderls.com
RE: wrong stats
# Feb 15 2005 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
103 posts
Wow, just wow. the site http://www.theorderls.com. sooo nice. Rank up for the link ^_^. I just got done watching a vid with the song popcorn in the background and it was done very nicley. congrates for your effort!
RE: wrong stats
# Sep 20 2004 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
665 posts
lol grats joft i saw that video ^^
you a p-i-m-p now
pimp pimp, hurray!
Zenith Set
# Aug 15 2004 at 4:49 AM Rating: Default
The entire Zenith armor set gives you a whopping conversion of 250 HP to MP. This can make for a supremely insane-powerful BLM, WHM, or a god-like (mp-wise) SMN. I personally want this for my RDM. He'll have 1100+ HP at level 75, and this can give him a surprisingly high amount of MP.

(+1 Versions give you 275 HP to MP conversion, but good luck buying the -1 versions :/ )
# Jun 18 2004 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
How do u take screenshots with text boxes in them?
whenever i press scroll lock they go away.
i want to be able to take screenshots of equip stats however i don't know how.
thanks in advance if anybody responds to this post.

This is what I use
# Jul 08 2004 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
more sat words ^^
# Jun 18 2004 at 3:24 AM Rating: Default

1. A vestment with wide sleeves, and with two stripes, worn at Mass by deacons, and by bishops at pontifical Mass; -- imitated from a dress originally worn in Dalmatia.

2. A robe worn on state ocasions, as by English kings at their coronation.
# May 15 2004 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
i saw a lvl 73 bard with this on while i was lvling my smn in garliage citidel looked pretty wicked....half the jp that walked by me in that 2 mins had insane armor
# Apr 29 2004 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
52 posts
Is the cursed Dalmatica (the thing you need 100 clothcraft for) also rare/ex, or can you find it on the AH?

Plus, do you need any particular skill to uncurse it, besides the reagent off Fafnir?
RE: Cursed?
# Sep 30 2004 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
334 posts
It can be purchased for several million gil. It is located under "Cursed Items." It does not require any crafting skills to uncurse.
# Apr 20 2004 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
What exactly is abjuration? i know about the cursed stuff, so i heard u uncurse it, hence abjuration? any of you know what that entails?
# Apr 11 2004 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
This stuff rocks!
About time...
# Apr 09 2004 at 7:51 PM Rating: Excellent
It's about time that the Zenith set was posted here.

I've only been talking about abjuration armor for a month now...

EDIT: Why the anonymous rate-downs?
By the way, here's the recipe for the Cursed Dalmatica, (your cloth skill must be at level 100):
Earth Crystal
Gold Chain
Siren's Macrame
Velvet Cloth x2
Behemoth Leather
Gold Thread
Rainbow Cloth
+ Ram Leather____
Cursed Dalmatica

I took this information from the Mystery Tour, which you can find a link to in my signature.
Here is a link to a picture that I took of someone actually wearing this.

Edited, Mon Apr 12 00:53:58 2004
RE: About time...
# Apr 12 2004 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
141 posts
Oh, the Zenith stuff is from abjuration? Good to know, lol.
I'm the one that sent in the pictures (and thus info) on the Zenith stuff they added, but I just saw it on an idling bazaar in Lower Jeuno, so I didn't know anything about it.
There's the full shot I cropped the picture out of, if you want to see the person wearing the equipment.
RE: About time...
# Dec 16 2004 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
Now THAT looks pimped. If she had Zenith Slacks I'd try and hack in to the game servers and steal her character lol...

(I don't want any n00bs saying I can't I know I'm just joking O.o)
RE: About time...
# Jun 15 2004 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
Looks like he's almost got the whole set, must has killed the 80+ mob for the item you need about 20 times (Needing an Allience, and others are going to want the items).
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