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Adaman Cuirass
[Body] All Races
DEF:52 MP+8 VIT+4 MND+4

Augmented Version

An augmented version of this item is available from an Allied Notes Notorious Monsters battlefield.

Battlefield Location Level Cap Enemies Potential Augments
I-10, third map of Eldieme Necropolis {s} 75 Ellylldan, 6 Dhouls DEF +8, HP +9, Shield Skill +8, Spell Interruption Rate down 3 percent

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
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Guild Level: Veteran

Exceptional Results can be: Gem Cuirass

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Any NPC stores Adaman?
# Jan 26 2008 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
Just like the title shows!

Is there a NPC that can store a set of Adaman armors?

If so, where is it and what name?

If no... then damn it lol
Gallant or Adaman
# Jul 09 2007 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
ok, so I am a Elvaan PLD
What I need to know is this..

Gallant Surcoat
Adaman Cuirass

I can't decide because people keep telling me Gallant Surcoat is better. But then again all these Paladins with Koenig head, hands, and other god gear wear the Adaman Cuirass (that i have seen and spoken too).

Also I'm taking into consideration that I am Elvaan so I already have a good amount of Hp, and that enmity + and mp + would help probably more on me than it would a 75 hume pld.

Can someone help me decide on which one I need? Im tired of trying to figure it out...
# Jun 17 2007 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
First off, Koenig gear may look pretty but the only real good parts are the head and the hands.Sure the koenig offers alot of +vit and def but when it comes to tanking gods you can have alot of def and still get hit for the same amount of dmg.The only reason why koeinig head it worth wearing is because it gives shield skill+10. Most plds prefer to wear either there af body or this to tank in gods, because when it comes down too it the more +enm you have the better of you will be. Koenig armor offers no enm bonus so you will maybe be able to get hit for a little less dmg, but whats the point if you can't keep hate? Also if you buy adaman feet your not the smartest.. considering that af feet give shield skill+10.
The only worth while adaman parts are body( if you want af body seems better imo)
hands and legs.

# Mar 08 2006 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
<Why would you want to wear this instead of the koenig armor, the koenig armor has better stats i believe for a paladin. Is there something i am missing here. >

Why wouldnt you just want kaiser??
RE: whatever
# May 13 2006 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
584 posts
yeah, all we have to do is fight every HNM LS in Japan, NA, and Europe to get a claim, and then beat Nidhogg, and hope that the item drops. Yeah, not difficult at all, I see a lot of people walking around with Kaiser or Koenig armor. Not a difficult feet at all.
ZeroRyoko Formerly Titan Server R.I.P. Now Phoenix
F Elvaan Sandoria Rank 10 99Pld/99bst/99sam/51War/50dnc/46nin/32Whm/20Mnk/16Thf/15Smn/14Rdm/13Drk/12Rng/13blu/6Blm/2Drg/1Brd/1Cor ZM COP TOAU done BST & PLD AF 5/5 PLD Relic 3/5 Dynamis Vhazl all elemental avatar except Diablo, and Fenrir

"If some wayward tit makes fun of you for doing it your way. Tell him he needs to loosen the straps on his subligar, cause it's making him loopy" Gutspraygore
RE: whatever
# Apr 27 2006 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
Because to wear koenig and kaiser you have to get abjurations that everybody and their momma wants plus kaiser requiers a cursed curiass -1 which costs around 75 mil on valefor
RE: whatever
# Jun 12 2006 at 3:13 AM Rating: Default
Why wouldnt you just want kaiser??

Is there something i am missing here?

Yes, you are missing how getting that stuff is actually done. It's hard as hell.
# Mar 07 2006 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
personaly, i think the armor is'nt really as much for battling as it is for townign :D

this would make a great armor just to walk arround in or afk in XD (purple armor)
# Jan 28 2006 at 2:31 PM Rating: Default
How do they know that this item caps at 103? I didn't think a craft could go above 100. This maybe be a noob question but I'm just so confused. ><
RE: 103?
# Feb 26 2006 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
Oh gee people, thanks for rating me down on my last post instead of responding to my question...
RE: 103?
# May 13 2006 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
584 posts
you can get items from the guild to raise your skill above cap. You may see some people list their skill as like 100+3 its because their skill is increased by wearing special crafting armor
ZeroRyoko Formerly Titan Server R.I.P. Now Phoenix
F Elvaan Sandoria Rank 10 99Pld/99bst/99sam/51War/50dnc/46nin/32Whm/20Mnk/16Thf/15Smn/14Rdm/13Drk/12Rng/13blu/6Blm/2Drg/1Brd/1Cor ZM COP TOAU done BST & PLD AF 5/5 PLD Relic 3/5 Dynamis Vhazl all elemental avatar except Diablo, and Fenrir

"If some wayward tit makes fun of you for doing it your way. Tell him he needs to loosen the straps on his subligar, cause it's making him loopy" Gutspraygore
# Dec 22 2005 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, this armor is worth buying. "Oh noes! 20 hp! ZOMG" No. HP is needed for HNM's who hit really hard. This is better for EXP parties b/c 5 def makes a difference! Keep this in mind! and Enmity is ALWAYS good for a Paladin.
Adaman vs Gallant
# Dec 06 2005 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
516 posts
ive had friends tell me that they dont think this armor is worth buying. they actually prefer the Gallant Surcoat. they prefer the HP+20 instead of the +5 DEF, +1 enmity, +4 MND, +8 MP. I really dont care either way, if you dont think its worth the gil, its only 600k on Sylph atm(400k like 2 weeks ago, howd that happen?). Besides, i kinda like looking at a full set of armor, having one piece of not the same set kinda looks stupid at times. Well anyways, if you're a paladin with little gil, i would suggest making this the last piece of adaman you buy as it can be exchanged with the Gallant just as well
How much?
# Oct 22 2005 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
How much would this thing cost all together the hole body, legs, feet, head, arms.. Doesn'y matter the server im in bismark but i dont care most sevrers are just off by 1mil or 3 (Change right there)
Adaman Cuirass
# Sep 26 2005 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
91 posts

Edited, Tue Sep 27 00:08:23 2005
# Jun 06 2005 at 12:38 AM Rating: Decent
Its dark purple the games ver. of regular purple is the ridiculos barny af for dragoon.
# Mar 01 2005 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
232 posts
So in order to craft this, you'll need a smithing of at least 90 (preferably 100-103 if you don't want to run the risk of losing the insanely expensive Adaman sheets)

AND a goldsmithing of 50-60?

You're better off just fishing for the money. >.>
RE: Hmm
# Sep 17 2005 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
good luck trying to craft this at skill lvl 90... the maximum u can get to is 100 by the way so there is always a risk of you lossing your adaman sheets... as far as i know and have heard there is no way to craft something if your 5 lvls under it just thought i would clear that up
# Feb 20 2005 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
Laugh.... It's not purple........ if anything it's cobalt..... ^^
Why would you want to wear this
# Feb 19 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Default
Why would you want to wear this instead of the koenig armor, the koenig armor has better stats i believe for a paladin. Is there something i am missing here.
RE: Why would you want to wear this
# Feb 21 2005 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
Enmity part. But Koenig is primarily used for HNM battles and stuff where it requires you to have more HP and DEF really. So that's the only reason why it's used. Also as Clark stated, it's really hard to get the Martial Abj. Body to drop from Fafnir/Nidhogg that most really just give up on waiting for it.

RE: Why would you want to wear this
# Feb 20 2005 at 5:01 AM Rating: Decent
Yes tralalalalalalalala you are missing a few things. Thing #1 is that the Koenig armor isn't the easiest thing in the world to obtain and many PLDs (myself included) wear this until we can get the Koenig set.

Thing #2 you are missing is the -10 STR and -10 DEX that the Koenig body piece alone gives you. While this doesn't matter too much during say an xp party or HNM fight it does make many kinds of solo work difficult. It's not too easy killing that Easy Prey mob all by yourself when you have the STR and DEX of a lv 60 WHM.

Thing #3 you are missing is the +enmity the Adaman Cuirass has. Some PLDs prefer to use Adaman during xp parties because the huge +VIT stats of the Koenig armor isn't really that necessary when fighting normal xp mobs, and they can keep hate a bit easier with a +enmity stat and the ability to hit the monster occasionally (again -10 STR and -10 DEX won't help with that). The Koenig set is clearly geared more toward fighting immensely powerful monsters like King Behemoth, Gods, Vrtra etc, and that is where you will most likely see it being used.

Edited, Sun Feb 20 05:16:20 2005
Eh, it's alright
# Feb 17 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Default
391 posts
This is bad *** armor, don't get me wrong, but with so many people buying gil these days, I don't see the skill involved with a full set. And becides, if you want BAD *** armor for tank's, Koening is Ultimate, and looks SO much better ^^
# Dec 28 2004 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
114 posts
I remember the first time I saw Adaman armor watching my friend play...it's just awesome looking. And then get a Behemoth Mantle for the back and I'm good to go when it comes to an armor of choice! ^_^

I don't care how long it takes me...I want that armor.
# Dec 13 2004 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
229 posts
I think normally by level 73 you have sky access and your LS probably kills gods so the money isnt that hard to comeby. And at level 73 you could probably sell your Haubergeon / Hauberk armor and maybe some other stuff to afford partial/full Adaman. I would have to say that full adaman armor is my favorite looking armor in the entire game. It just looks so badass ^^
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 14 2004 at 9:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I am a lvl 18 WAR in Hades, I bought it in jeuno for 1.5 million , I wanna become a Paladin, and I like shopping in Jeuno^^and I am collecting high-end items^^ Any one in Hades wanna see my collection including a Nagan, send a tell, I will show ya^^I am you will be surprised what a lvl1 WAR has^^
RE: I have one^^
# Dec 11 2004 at 10:11 PM Rating: Default
Why would you brag about buying gil? quite obvious you did
RE: I have one^^
# Nov 29 2004 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
1,316 posts
lv18 warrior.......has a lv73 chest plate that he bought for 1.5mil........back when I was 18war I was struggling to buy a boomerang ;-;.

You suck lol jk
info not wrong
# Oct 18 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
the sinth is actually 103 and you can make it with the 3 smithing items smithing apron +1 skill
smithing hands (dont remember the nam) +1
and the other smithing item dont remember the name of it wich is +1 skill as well so at lvl 100 smithing + these three items makes your skill level 103 if you can wear the goldsmithing glasses helps you with this a lot
# Sep 11 2004 at 5:34 AM Rating: Decent
428 posts
should change the smithing level info...it says you need level 103 >.<
RE: 103?
# Nov 03 2004 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
93 posts
This item has a skill cap of 103, its just that you cannot skill up past 100. But the level is correct.
o geez...
# Jun 07 2004 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
my server every piece is close to 1-2 mil, and like litterally any Pld at lvl 73 has like atleast one piece if not all of it... >< it's so crazy, i don't even know how the heck they even get that type of armor...
Valadies<----- wishing he was some rich dude
it's so crazy... ><
RE: o geez...
# Jun 07 2004 at 6:13 AM Rating: Good
1,453 posts
Siren must have a great gold/blacksmithing community, then. Most of the pieces go for 450K apiece. The cuirass sells for just under a million. The full set requires millions to be sure, but even just one of them is a substantial boost to a PLD.

Edited, Mon Jun 7 07:42:40 2004
Crafting this baby
# May 23 2004 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
258 posts
here is how it can be crafted:
Adaman Cuisses:
-Fire Crystal
-Darksteel Sheet x 2
-Adaman Sheet x 2
-Gold Ingot
-Tiger Leather x 2

Good Luck :)

edit: fixed

Edited, Wed Jul 28 17:16:21 2004
RE: Crafting this baby
# May 23 2004 at 8:23 PM Rating: Good
1,453 posts

The recipe for the Cuirass is:

Crystal: Fire

Adaman Sheet x2
Darksteel Sheet x2
Gold Ingot x1
Tiger Leather x2
Mercury x1

Smithing level 90 at least.
Goldsmithing level unknown, but judging by the use of gold ingots in other recipies, I'd estimate high 50s at minimum.

Exceptional Result:
Gem Cuirass
DEF 53 MP+10 VIT+5 MND+5 Enmity+4
RE: Crafting this baby
# May 26 2004 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
258 posts
my bad, the site i got the info from didn't mention the quantity ....
# May 18 2004 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
373 posts
How do you even get this? I see that its not Rare/Ex so you probably have to craft it.
# May 11 2004 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
It's blue >.<
RE: ...
# Feb 19 2005 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
94 posts
It's purple.
# Apr 27 2004 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
seen a pld with this full adaman set on..well except the helm but wow kinda gives off color of dragoon af purple o.o
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