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Occasionally Annuls Damage from Magic Attacks

  • Has an approximate activation rate of 5-10%

Darksday: Magic Defense Bonus

  • Approximately +10 Magic Defense Bonus

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# Jul 26 2007 at 6:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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Not just for tanks imo
# Oct 18 2006 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes I can see how it benefit PLDs and NINs more then any other job. However, most jobs can make use of it. Less magic damage to melee or mages = less healing. The Dynamis LS I'm in has a liberal lotting policy as long as you have points. I do a lot of soloing and am planning on taking PLD up eventually so I went for it and won with a 357. lol

Would it have been better going to a tank and not me? Probably, but I wasn't going to pass up a once in a career drop if I had a shot at it.

Edited, Oct 19th 2006 at 10:03am PDT by theeticket
"All jobs" suck
# Oct 02 2006 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
Square should have write "Lv.75 PLD" only on it... just like they should have with the Bomb Queen Ring.
kinda over powered my opinion
# Aug 11 2006 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
First off I know it's end end game item and I know it's hard to get and hard to get to and hard battle I'm sure. Somewhat seems too powerful. Unless, Occsional is like so rare that it's barly noticable kinda like 1% chance.

I personally have on desire for this item. But at least it helps PLD to equal NIN. Somewhat wouldn't see it over uber if was PLD excludsive yeah I know flaming time I'm sure.

What does restance to death unless it's like doom fails sometimes or there is a mob spell in dynmis named "Death"
kinda over powered my opinion
# Sep 23 2006 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
1,137 posts
a number of the 'mega boss' mobs (that drop the flag for the zone) cast death. i personally have been hit with death in bastok and the glacier.
Potius mori quam foedari.
# Feb 21 2006 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
177 posts
It seems like this ring would be great for anyone (especially the tank) TRYING to fight Absolute Virtue as he has permanent chainspell, Tier 5 magic, aga4 magic, and AM2. Give a paladin tank this and Aegis and he MIGHT last for a decent period of time against Absolute Virtue.
Main Dynamis Lord tank should have priority.
# Feb 07 2006 at 5:20 PM Rating: Default
Since this ring is gotten from dynamis, and dynamis LS usually only do dynamis, they have another shell for HNM and god. The first ring drop should go to your main Dynamis Lord tank. The ring + mantle will make dynamis lord that much more easier to kill. So giving it to your main tank will help the LS in getting more of these.
RE: Main Dynamis Lord tank should have priority.
# Mar 09 2006 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
366 posts
Since this ring is gotten from dynamis, and dynamis LS usually only do dynamis, they have another shell for HNM and god. The first ring drop should go to your main Dynamis Lord tank. The ring + mantle will make dynamis lord that much more easier to kill. So giving it to your main tank will help the LS in getting more of these.

If you don't chainspell stun dynamis lord you have no chance of survive all his nasty move will wipe you asap so not really good point to give it to dynamis lord main tank really, + most ls use pld for SP one after the other for keep DL from attack mage :O the ring don't proc enough for give it to a random job, only tank will really see a difference with it.
some info about this baby
# Jan 30 2006 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I got this baby since 2 week, i am a nin 75 tanking lot of wyrm for my ls, i tryed it tanking vtra, tiamat, xp pty dynamis run, ....

So i will try to explain a bit about this ring, i wear it 100% of the time btw.

First of all the resist death hmmmm that's not what is interesting cause only 2 mob in the game cast dead from what i know this tonbery in Psoxja and some boss in dynamis.

For the magic defense bonus on darksday, it is noticeable, on darksday tiamat when he fly hit me for like 40 less dmg than usual, i take like 280 dmg when he fly usually and with the ring it go down to 240, same from all magic type attack.

Now for the interesting part of it, the occasionally nullifies magic damage taken, it really kick in randmly, it depend on the weather and the day of the week.

In dynamis (double dark weather) it kick in often, i took 0 dmg from mijin gakure and took 0 dmg from an astral flow as well. I took 0 dmg from bomb toss from gob as well.

I went in aura statue sky party, and those use some kind of magic attack (ice break, thunder break, and the other one i don't remember name that cast a random elemental magic on you that pass trough shadow) i took 0 dmg like 1/2 on it :)
Then the day after we went back camp ulli and it kicked in like 1/10 or so ; ; so it's really random.

On tiamat i took a lot of 0 dmg wing and some 0 dmg attack when he fly as well, same for vtra wing, i took some 0 dmg from firagaIII, touchdown, and inferno blast.

Again it's really random can kick in like 3 time in a row then no more kick in for 8 attack.

I have it since only 2 week so i testin it still ^^
# Sep 28 2005 at 5:10 PM Rating: Excellent
i want resistance to death IRL
# Jun 28 2005 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
I don't neccisarily think this is the best ring in the game, but that's just me.Note-I am weird. Why? Well, the resist Death is pretty cool, but I've only seen it used once outside of Dynamis and that's from Golden-tounged Culberry, a high level popped NM. So that stat isn't the greatest out of Dynamis. Magic Defense bonus is pretty cool.. on Darksday. =/ But the 'main' stat of this is prolly the occasionally annuls magic damage, which is awesome... if there is a spell being cast on you. And at higher levels (75 being requirement..) spells just don't have the cast time of Stone. So why not just make a macro for equiping the ring in if there is a -ga or normal spell being cast on you. That way, when you're being casted on, switch it in. So personally, I would only use this when you're being casted on, or in dynamis.. because the lag is so great that by the time you see death or a high level spell being cast, there wont be time. Of course, the other 'main' perk of this is the bragging rights. ^^; God knows I'd never take this off if I had it. On a sky run yesterday, I checked someone and saw this ring. I said to the Party "Shadow Ring {Found it!}". and like.. 5 people said "Where?? o_O". And she got bombarded by checks and there were 3 or so {Congratulations!}. <_< So needless to say... No one would want to take this off unless switching to a 74& below job.
RE: v(^.~)
# Nov 04 2005 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
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There are a bunch of high level {sea} and ENM mobs now that insta-cast spells so macroing it wouldn't be possible in those instances. I think there have been 2 or 3 mobs added that cast Death now too.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 06 2005 at 3:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) A man can dream. A man can dream... ; ;
# May 22 2005 at 12:17 PM Rating: Default
Xp loss fgg >.>
# May 18 2005 at 3:23 AM Rating: Good
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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in darkness bind them.

Sorry, had to make the reference since no one else has. >.>
RE: Sorry
# Jul 03 2005 at 9:23 AM Rating: Default
Actualy.. thats less then 1/2 the poem.. I dont feel like reciting the first half but the last line you missed goes:

In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.
RE: Sorry
# Sep 06 2005 at 7:25 PM Rating: Good
307 posts
Wow. I know the joke wasn't that good, but you missed it completely, didn't you?
RE: Sorry
# Sep 24 2005 at 6:46 AM Rating: Good
sure, it's not the entire poem, but it is the only part HE said as the one ring was being made and it is the only part of it that is actually inscribed on it. HE of course spoke the words using the black speech. What he actualyl said was:

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul

for those who were wondering, here's the entire bit. ;-)

"Three rings for the Elvan kings under the sky.
Seven for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone.
Nine rings for mortal men doomed to die.
One for the dark lord on his dark throne.
In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.
One ring to rule them all
One ring to find them.
One ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie."

Yes, I know, I'm a LotR freak.
Actual Stats
# Apr 23 2005 at 5:35 PM Rating: Good
722 posts
I just found a DRG in full relic armor in Ru'Lude Gardens yesterday wearing this, and took a picture and sent it in. The stats are as follows:

Shadow Ring
[Ring] All Races
Occasionally annuls magic
damage taken
Enhances resistance against "Death"
On Darksdays:
"Magic Def. Bonus"
Lv.75 All Jobs
RE: Actual Stats
# May 18 2005 at 3:22 AM Rating: Good
722 posts
/cry They didn't use my pic. ;_;
RE: Actual Stats
# May 01 2005 at 11:05 PM Rating: Excellent
544 posts
me want to see ^^
badly >.<
RE: Actual Stats
# Apr 24 2005 at 3:46 PM Rating: Default
thank you so much for sending a pic in!!! i have waited for so long to see what it looked like, lol
/cheer >>> Kyrail!
s. mantle and s. ring??
# Apr 06 2005 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
im quite new to the game so this may sound stupid but if someone had both items would'nt it mean defeating dynamis-lord easier next time leading to more rings and mantles?
# Apr 03 2005 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
I saw a 75THF with this ring today, sent a pic =x
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 08 2005 at 10:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) dacount u *** you dont have it
RE: fag
# Mar 10 2005 at 9:17 AM Rating: Excellent
638 posts
Plus, Dacount, why would you say it doesn't nullify "+ magic cast on you" isn't that kind of a given there? Read what you say before you post it so you don't sound like a jackass...
Best Ring
# Mar 07 2005 at 8:41 PM Rating: Default
I have this ring. This is the best ring in the game by far. It RULES. It nullifies - mgc dmg taken but it doesn't nullify + magic cast on you.
RE: Best Ring
# Mar 30 2005 at 7:33 PM Rating: Good
44 posts
"+ magic cast on you"

raamuh means it nullifies magic dmg you take but not positive magic like cures and buffs (which is a good thing XD)

RE: Best Ring
# Mar 09 2005 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
2,169 posts
Your a damned lier. Just like you've got the fully upgraded relic sword, right? Yeeeeeeeeahhh, right.
RE: Best Ring
# Mar 30 2005 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
lol yea, and i like how he says his title is "Kirin Slayer" which isnt even the right title XD
RE: Best Ring
# Mar 30 2005 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
lol yea, and i like how he says his title is "Kirin Slayer" which isnt even the right title for killinf Kirin XD
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 07 2005 at 8:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I have this ring and it RULES. Its the best ring in the game. It does nullify the magical damage you take thats - but when someone heals you or something it doesnt nullify that.
# Feb 10 2005 at 11:25 PM Rating: Default
Here's my take on this, and since no one seems to have one, or know someone who does... This can be a good and bad thing. Yeah, could nulify magic damage or effects to you. BUT, what if you try to heal yourself or attempt to get healed by someone else.... what if it resists that too? That is not a good thing. Kinda like that armor that makes drg's intimidate themselves.... Pretty funny if you ask me! :P
RE: Ok....
# Feb 16 2005 at 10:43 PM Rating: Good
92 posts
like the ring says, magical "damage." im pretty sure that the ring diserns between + and - damage and nullifies only hurtful damage.
# Jan 10 2005 at 3:30 AM Rating: Decent
this ring seems tailor made for dynamis since its always double dark in there >.>
RE: dynamis
# Feb 17 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Excellent
4,229 posts
Dark weather and Darksday are entirely different.
Pergatory (Asura, Kupo LS) WHM99 ~ SMN99 ~ DRK99
"If you want to know me, look inside your heart." -Lao Tzu
# Nov 11 2004 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
279 posts
Seems to work about 30% of the time. With the ring the effect would be about 60% (but unless you're the leader and disband so you get the drops or do Dynastis-Xarcabard a LOT, you probably wouldn't wind up getting both of these, ever)
# Feb 20 2005 at 11:58 PM Rating: Good
in Dynamis anyone in range can lot, it doesn't matter if your in the party or not
super ring
# Nov 05 2004 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
Occasionally Nullifies Magical Damag.
Darksday: Magic Defense Bonus.
Additional Effect: Resist Death.
Thats how it work. so, its the best ring.
It is best ring
# Nov 03 2004 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
304 posts
No, it is the best ring in the game, only the Magical Defense bonus kicks in on Darksday. All other effects kick in everyday
oh wait a moment
# Oct 27 2004 at 3:04 PM Rating: Excellent
at first glance i thought this ring was the best in the game, but then again the good stuff only kicks in on darksday :( so its fair to say,
"this is the best ring in the game! /whisper on darksday"
RE: oh wait a moment
# Oct 27 2004 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
93 posts
The "occasionally nullifies magical damage" part is always in effect. Run your arrow over "Darksday: Magical Defense Bonus" and see what I mean.
Does anyone have a pic of this they can submit?
# Oct 18 2004 at 8:42 PM Rating: Default
This ring sounds awsome...it would be so cool if someone had a pic of it they can submit...and just so i know, how do people take pics of armor so the description etc shows? I have asked around my server but no one knows....lol

Edited, Sun Oct 31 12:46:50 2004
# Oct 15 2004 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
Doom is a countdown to death. In previous FF games, a number would appear above your head and when it ticked down to 0 youd die. Its funny as hell when someone resists it thouth:
"so-and-so escapes impending doom"

And there is a spell dynamis mobs use called "Death" which all it does is just kill you instantly, you can still get raised. Ive seen it hit alot of ppl and they were still able to be raised.
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