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Level 30 Subjob Items
# Jul 27 2006 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
495 posts
Level 30 Subjob Items

There are level 30 Earrings, Shields, Belts and Mantles that all trigger on Latent Effects. These all correspond with a job.
All of them activate via Subjob. Nothing else will trigger these to activate, NOT main job, ONLY subjob.
The newest jobs (Blu, Cor, Pup) do not have these items (as of 7/27/06).
Subjob: Bard        - Singer's    (Earring, Mantle, Shield, Song Belt) 
Subjob: Beastmaster - Trimmer's   (Earring, Mantle,  Aspis, Pick Belt) 
Subjob: Black Mage  - Wizard's    (Earring, Mantle, Shield, Staff Belt) 
Subjob: Dark Knight - Killer      (Earring, Mantle,  Targe, Scythe Belt) 
Subjob: Dragoon     - Wyvern      (Earring, Mantle,  Targe, Lance Belt) 
Subjob: Monk        - Wrestler's  (Earring, Mantle,  Aspis, Cestus Belt) 
Subjob: Ninja       - Genin       (Earring, Mantle,  Aspis, Sarashi) 
Subjob: Paladin     - Esquire's   (Earring, Mantle,  Targe, Shield Belt) 
Subjob: Ranger      - Beater's    (Earring, Mantle,  Aspis, Gun Belt) 
Subjob: Red Mage    - Warlock's   (Earring, Mantle, Shield, Rapier Belt) 
Subjob: Samurai     - Ashigaru    (Earring, Mantle,  Targe, Katana Obi) 
Subjob: Summoner    - Magician's  (Earring, Mantle, Shield, Avatar Belt) 
Subjob: Thief       - Pilferer's  (Earring, Mantle,  Aspis, Dagger Belt) 
Subjob: Warrior     - Mercenary's (Earring, Mantle,  Targe, Axe Belt) 
Subjob: White Mage  - Healer's    (Earring, Mantle, Shield, Mace Belt)

There are other Latent effect items that trigger at different things such as Low HP, <100% tp, a bard song on you, This is NOT one of those items.
The only thing that activates these items is your subjob.

Edited, Aug 8th 2006 at 7:16pm EDT by FenrirValendros
latent effect
# Feb 09 2006 at 6:54 AM Rating: Decent
All I know is that my hercules ring which has a "Latent Effect" only kicks in when my hp are in the red, so whoever says that latent effect only kicks in when your subjob is xxxx is definately incorrect.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 20 2006 at 5:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Try again, im a BLM63/WHM31, and my club skill is at 195, and caps at 198 at 63, and i really wanted judgement, so i got a Mace Belt, Lv.30 all jobs, latent effect: Club Skill +5, and the latent on it is broke when your WHM main, or sub.
Latent Effect
# Jan 08 2006 at 2:35 AM Rating: Good
48 posts
Latent effect is an effect that is triggered by a specific condition, hence "latent" meaning "to lie dormant unless triggered." This is either usually a subjob in the case of these earrings, or on other items may be triggered by low HP (in the red), status effect (paralyzed, blinded, slept) or even depending on the weather or moon cycle. Hope this helps.
# Feb 15 2005 at 3:32 PM Rating: Default
yeah what exactly is latent effect? i know this is njoobish but i havent a clur\e what latent effect is plz tell me ^^
# Dec 09 2004 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
ugh, i just bought one for 15k when i realized it was latent effect. my main is DRK so it doesnt work for me. btw im on bismarck too, it used to be 40 to 50k in jeuno?
killer earing
# Nov 22 2004 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
i was hopin to get one of these earrings for my dark knight main but if it only works cause of the sub forget that. also on bismarck server they go for 40-50k in jueno only place havin em in stock.
Effect Activation Clarification
# Nov 12 2004 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
I bought this earring to use it with my War/Drk when farming. And to clarify on the latent effect trigger:

1) No HP condition must be met
2) no TP condition must be met
3) only condition is Drk as subjob, effect is ALWAYS on (+5 Att), and lvl 30.

They are quite usefull when used in conjunction with another +attack earring (ie beetle +1) and other +Att gear, with Last Resort + Berserk + Warcry + Aggresor they do give QUITE a boost to Dmg dealt.

They goe around 8k-15k on Jeuno AH on Pandemonium Server.

Edited, Wed Nov 24 10:13:51 2004
Dark Knight sub
# Sep 09 2004 at 10:57 AM Rating: Default
1,624 posts
"I am DRK/WAR so it works with me"

No, it does not, I've checked as a dark knight. It only works with dark knight subjob.

Edited, Mon Sep 27 22:45:19 2004
# Aug 22 2004 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
sorry wrong post, was thinking about slayer's ring
# Aug 22 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Default
Um...if you need to have sub drk for this to work...how come u need to main drk to equip this thing?
Latent Effect
# Jul 04 2004 at 2:11 AM Rating: Default
I have one of these, and Latent Effect I have heard does the following:
A. When life is in Orange numbers, it activate (I have tested this and it works)
B. Subbed with corrisponding job it makes it happen.
I am DRK/WAR so it works with me, but my rule for Latent effect is if it doesnt increase anything good (for being that low in HP) its not worth it. In my mind Atk, Acc, Def are the only good things that are latent effect, and thats only if you get a good bonus from latent effect, these earrings are just on the bring of being worth getting/not worth getting. But once you get up lvls to 55 or so I plan on selling it and getting the Spike or Fang Earrings. And later on get the earrings that bring ATK and ACC up, its like lvl 60 some (forgot name).
RE: Latent Effect
# Aug 13 2004 at 12:56 PM Rating: Excellent

how many times does this need to be said?

Latent effect simply means that when certain (hidden) conditions are met, the effect activates.

In the case of the Level 30 BCNM earrings, the Latent effect is triggered only by having the correct subjob.

This earrings latent effect is triggered by having Dark Knight as subjob. It is not triggered by low HP, nor is it triggered by having Dark Knight Mainjob.

Basically the function of the earrings is the give the user some additional benefits that are commonly associated with the subjob.

To mke it absolutely crystal clear (any element of crystal :P ) this earing only works for DRK subjob.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 18 2004 at 6:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This needs some clarification. Everything thing that is Laten Effect triggers when your hps are low, including the earrings. Some items have a hidden condition that makes the latent effect always active, such as the subjob you have. Dont believe me? buy the earring, look at your attack under equipment, sub drk, look at your attack again. Then equip a different sub, go get beat on by something easy and wait for hp to get low and look again.
RE: Latent Effect
# Jul 03 2005 at 4:32 PM Rating: Good
hey jackhole, i tried it and guess what? you're an idiot. this earring's latent is ONLY triggered by drk sub. I let my health get all the way down to red, and it woudln't kick in. But simply change sub to drk and it works like a charm.
DRK Main
# Jun 16 2004 at 10:08 PM Rating: Default
93 posts
Does DRK have to be the SUB job, or will it work for DRK Main as well?
Latent Effect
# Jun 03 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Excellent
495 posts
Subjob: Dark Knight

Latent Effect: Attack: 5

For this earring, Latent Effect is activated when you have Dark Knight as your Sub Job.

Edited, Thu Jun 3 18:22:58 2004
# May 30 2004 at 10:42 AM Rating: Default
50 posts
These are a special Latent effect that activates both when you have the right subjob or when ur health is red, not yellow. I bought these for 29k on my server when they first appeared and i was very disappointed b/c i had my main job as MNK and didn't recieve the latent effect (imagine spending 29k on such a useless item, that disappointed). My friend on the other hand was a BLM but had his DRK subbed (god knows why) and he recieved the latent effect (also dont know why he bought them for a BLM). So, I believe these are the DRK earrings.
RE: Latent
# Aug 16 2004 at 4:18 PM Rating: Excellent
495 posts
You are incorrect. Latent effect for the level 50 rings are based on 2/3's health and less than 100% TP.

These latent effects ARE subjob based. it is proven.
# May 13 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
I would guess this sub would be Dark, because I think the accuracy earring is for Beast. As for latent effect, try it out Krystalphyre, and you will be surprised because they are useful.
RE: Clarification
# May 25 2004 at 6:53 PM Rating: Default
Dunno.. i was told by some high lvl friends thast Latent only starts to work if your Health gets yellowed. But anyways... they are 30k on my server .. and id rather stick to items that are multi job oriented anyways. If i have to be a DRK to get these to work.. i dont think ill buy these any time soon.
Not worth it.
# May 07 2004 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
Well personaly i dont buy "Latent Effect" items for imprtant slots. Latent means: Ability not there that will emrge or make self apparent later.
This means that the effect wont be there right off and only happens sometimes. And since this is in the ear slot (and we all know there are earings with this simular effect out), there are betetr earings with better effects that take this slot up. And its also a rare, wich means i can only wear 1? BAH Latent Effect, Rare? [Thanks for the offer, but I'll have to pass.]
RE: Not worth it.
# May 15 2004 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
latent affect earrings only activate if u have the right subjob or mainjob
if u have the right job they are ALLWAYS effective.....
# May 06 2004 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
684 posts

Edited, Fri Jun 4 00:48:12 2004
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