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Latent Effect

  • Active when MP is above zero and your weapon is drawn.

    • Will drain 1 MP/tic

Final Fantasy XI

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Re; Rune Arrow
# May 23 2008 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
Just got 6 of these Stupid things from the one in Dangrif Wadi :/ what a waste of gil for the chip.
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 08 2008 at 10:35 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) does it only drain 1 or 2 MP when you macro it in? i'd imagine if you macro'd it in for Unlimited Shot it could be a cheap alternative to PPA
Rune Arrow Acquisition
# Feb 01 2006 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
Just received 12 rune arrows from the strange aparatus in crawlers nest.

Blue Chip and infiniti core

(Doctor Status)Windsday 18:46 Waxing cresent 36% No weather effect in area.

Edited, Wed Feb 1 00:27:16 2006
Rune Arrow
# Nov 12 2005 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
This arrow has a latent effect which "costs" 1 MP per "tick"...similar to how Refresh "gains" 3 MP per "tick". It kicks in as soon as you Press "Attack" regardless of whether or not you actually hit the monster.

The latent effect is triggered under the following conditions:

1. You have MP
2. You draw your weapon (press "attack")

If you do not press attack, there is no MP drain.

Please note, if you use this with another Rune item, such as Rune Blade, the MP "cost" DOES stack. I tried the Rune Blade & Rune Arrow combo and it drained 5MP per tick while I was engaged with the mob. Not good for a PLD!

Edited, Sat Nov 12 03:16:56 2005
Herc ring + rune arrow= awsome
# Jul 06 2005 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Then i strongly suggest you equip a Herc ring when you have this, it's a good ring even if you don't have the arrow enimity +3 latent effect: Regen latent effect: Refresh
RE: Herc ring + rune arrow= awsome
# Jan 26 2006 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
lol...that ring only activates at 50% hp you know
THIS is where you get this:
# May 10 2005 at 12:46 AM Rating: Excellent
407 posts
I noticed quite a few of you asking where to obtain this, with no reply yet.. so..

Strange Aparatis (sp?)


There ya go, good luck ^_^
# May 05 2005 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent

As far as I can tell, there is no guild recipe for these arrows (or any of the other rune equipment?)

But people are obviously getting the arrows from somewhere :oP

Could anyone post where they have found these, what mobs drop them, that kind of thing? Thanks
This is...uh..weird
# Mar 01 2005 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, the latent effect ON THIS ITEM(it varies per item) only takes effect by draining 1 MP of YOUR MP a second. So, it depends if you have enough MP to use this, seems kinda pointless to me I payed 1k for this along with my rosenbogen and now I'm pissed -.- Just thought I'd let you all know about this.
Latent effect
# Feb 28 2005 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
546 posts
i just tested it, it drains 1 mp every 3 seconds while youre ingaged on the mob. Thats what gives the Latent effect.
ill never tellll......
# Feb 07 2005 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
i got 6 lol what they go for?
the laten affect is the VIT+1 ra +10 i dont see where you get mp drain

Edited, Mon Feb 7 23:51:56 2005
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 07 2004 at 9:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well first of all it would make no sense by any logic to have it drain mp. I'm not saying it doesn't because I haven't tested it but think about it. RNGs don't have mp niether do SAM or WAR unless they sub a mage class which is even more bazaar @ that lvl. However if they meant for PLD and DRKs to use it as they can equip a bow and have mp to spare, that wouldn't make any sense either has you would never anything as a PLD or DRK with a 0 in bow skills @ that lvl. The sad thing is that it might be activated by mp latent effect and in that case, FFXI programmers should ***** slap themselves for being so retarded for making such a retarded arrow.
latent effects
# Nov 04 2004 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
all the rune items have the same requirements for activating the latent effect: while you're engaged, they drain mp. when you run out of mp, the effect ends.
Good Info
# Oct 27 2004 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
omg this is just great ! i am a pld and been looking for +VIT bow and arrow ! now that i see this info i just cant wait to get to 70 and get rosenbogen + 1 and this arrow haha!
# Oct 04 2004 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
how do u get this arrow?
RE: how?
# Jan 13 2005 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
211 posts
Yes please, someone tell!
Latent effect
# Sep 24 2004 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
It activates while you're engaged in a fight and will drain 1 mp per tick and grant you the +1 vit and +10 ranged accuracy.

Health doesn't play into it as the latent effect happens with full hp or with low hp.

I can say with 100% confidence that the above information is correct. I've just spent a while testing it out in an XP party.

I don't think your bow choice plays into it but I was using a lightning bow +1 with it.
Latent Effect Activation
# Sep 17 2004 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
303 posts
*Latent Effect Activation*

While you are actively engaged (damaging an enemy), and you are in yellow or lower HP. One point of MP is drained every three seconds. No MP, no latent effect.

Note: Possible that there are more conditions, but this is what I've observed to be true.

Edited, Sat Sep 18 01:19:18 2004
MP reduction
# Aug 11 2004 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
I've heard that MP drain theory several times, I'm in favor of that being it. Check other rune equips, I think someone has a proof or something.
# Aug 11 2004 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
79 posts
I don't know the condition for the latency, but people seem to think it works on a level 70+ PLD. Rosenbogen or Rosenbogen+1 with this arrow are the best a PLD can have in their ranged+ammo slots for tanking HNM, +4 or +5 VIT.

Makes Happy Egg look like Bronze Subligar quality equipment, if Rosenbogen wasn't so hard to get it would make up for me being offline at Easter. You could take Lightning Bow for DEX+2 with this I guess. Fenrir Stone is probably still the best ammo slot choice for exp parties though.
Latent effect?
# Aug 10 2004 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
227 posts
anyone know anything about the arrow's latent effect? As in, how it's activated.
RE: Latent effect?
# Aug 10 2004 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
I think you just equip it... other than that, I don't know.
RE: Latent effect?
# Aug 10 2004 at 7:27 PM Rating: Good
on mysterytour it says sumthin about the latent effect draining ur mp, it was like 4mp for 3 seconds and when u ran outta mp the latent efect was gone
RE: Latent effect?
# Aug 10 2004 at 11:42 PM Rating: Default
actually, I've heard that a latent effect is an effect that activates when your HP is red (thus, whenever your HP runs low, you get 1 more VIT and 10 ranged accuracy, then when you heal past low, the bonuses go away). Of this, though, I am not 100 percent sure, but im pretty sure it is correct.
RE: Latent effect?
# Aug 11 2004 at 12:01 AM Rating: Good
55 posts
Thats right sometimes. The lvl 50 job earrings are triggered by low HP, yellow HP. Once you are above that in HP the effect is gone. Some items, like those lvl 30 earrings, are activated by your sub job. Others are based on your main job. I can't say for the Rune gear...but that would pretty crappy with these arrows eh?
RE: Latent effect?
# Aug 22 2004 at 3:22 AM Rating: Good
actually this is not correct either. the level 50 earrings have 2 conditions. your hp has to be in the yellow or worse AND your tp has to be below 100.
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