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  • Latent effect is triggered when the wearer has Warrior as their subjob.

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Toadall Recall
# Feb 04 2007 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
Got this from Toadall(sp??) Recall BCNM 30. Did not trade at the burning circle, traded at the hut in ghelsba where DRG quest, Sandy mission save the children, and Fellow NPC quest is.
# Oct 16 2006 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
triggered by /war

useful mostly by BLU RDM PLD depending on race.

Very few sold on Fairy but average price on AH is 500K as of 16 OCT 06

supposedly dropped during the "Harem Scarem" lvl 30 BCNM but unconfirmed.

If anyone knows a definte BCNM drop please send /tell
Level 30 Subjob Items
# Jul 27 2006 at 3:22 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 7:35pm EDT by FenrirValendros
# May 18 2006 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
94 posts
Just to confirm, I can tell you 100% that war sub triggers the latent effect. It's decent for Elvaan paladin, it's an extra cure I, tho at this level I rarely use that spell in combat anymore.

It's obtained from BCNM30's and on Fairy it's pretty rare at this point, I think the AH history is just now full, so maybe 12 or so sold, 500k a few weeks ago, no sure where it's at now. I was fortunate in buying it for less and making a bit on it. Went back to Lantern Shield and am now using Jennet Shield.

Edited, Thu May 18 15:08:41 2006
# Jan 06 2006 at 9:47 PM Rating: Default
I'd really only recommend this for PLD, RDM, and WHM. Mainly for the Elvaan, and Galka ones. Taru, Humes, and Mithra don't really need this. Taru can for the HP boost as small as it is. Still don't use this if you plan on going for a more defensive character.
# Dec 31 2005 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
war sub to mage? no, thanks. maybe for rdm but nin sub kicks war sub so it is almost useless...
# Jul 17 2006 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
199 posts
Yeah, war sub for a mage. a BLUE mage maybe. But I won't hold that against you, you made the post before ToAU lol.
This is probably one of the better shields for Blu. War can be a useful sub, but thf is being popular.
Where ?
# Dec 05 2004 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Id like to have this shield for rng/war but i dont know where i can find this...
Please Help me out
RE: Where ?
# Feb 16 2005 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
The Mercenary's Targe is a drop from the BCNM 30 fight in Balga's Dias - Harem Scarem. That's were all the lv. 30 Shield come from.

Actually I lied a little all the lv. 30 Shields don't come just from that one specific BCNM fight but they do come from the BCNM 30 fights.

Edited, Wed Feb 16 18:41:32 2005
# Nov 27 2004 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
I don't know. It's nice to have a shield that ANYONE can use, even the jobs that can't use any other shields. Sure, 95% of the time, a dragoon or a dark knight won't be using a shield, but it's nice to have the option. While swords are generally subpar compared to polearms for dragoons, there are swords that can only be used by red mages and dragoons. Sure, they tend to be...not as good... but who knows? There might be a situation where a sword would provide some benefit a polearm wouldn't. And in that situation, why not have a shield? I'm not saying "Hey, these are great for XPing with as a dragoon or dark knight!," mind you, just that the option is nice.
Mercenary's Targe
# Nov 06 2004 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Anyone on Titan selling a Mercenary's Targe? I am willing to pay more than Auction House price.

If intrested send me a POL message or send me a tell in-game.

Also if anyone knows which BCNM drops this item or how it can be obtained. Please Post here.

Thank you.
# Aug 18 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
7,094 posts
RNG/WAR benefits from this even more, because they can't normally equip shields.
Terraxia - RNG/COR/THF - Midgardsormr/Quetzalcoatl (boxed)
Viper Beam - ARC/CRP - Fabul
Where can I find this?
# Jul 30 2004 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
Can anyone tell me where I can find this Shield? I'm either blind and didn't see it on the AH, or I need some guidence. The extra MP would be quite nice for my Galka PLD. Thanks.
# Jul 24 2004 at 8:53 PM Rating: Good
ur both wrong best benefits RNG/WAR(me)
# Jul 22 2004 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
how is this obtained? is there a NM involved?
Latent Effect
# Jul 21 2004 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
327 posts
I think the lvl 30 shields' latent effects are triggered like the lvl 30 earrings' ones, so ...

Latent Effect Trigger: Must have WAR as sub-job
RE: Latent Effect
# Jul 21 2004 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
915 posts
Two jobs can benefit from this:


RDM/WAR could too, but that's not a very good combo.
RE: Latent Effect
# Nov 18 2004 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
74 posts
whoa whoa whoa...if I saw a DRK/WAR using this, I'd give him/her a catalog of Great Swords and Scythes....what would s/he be using instead a axe or a sword? lol
RE: Latent Effect
# Jul 23 2004 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
WHM/WAR could too, but that's an even worse combo. ^_^
RE: Latent Effect
# Aug 18 2004 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
RE: Latent Effect
# Sep 13 2004 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
651 posts
almost as bad as WAR/SMN. ^^
RE: Latent Effect
# May 30 2005 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
What about Mnk/war? Mnks with shields? That has to be the first sign of the Apocolypse.
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