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# Oct 06 2007 at 5:39 PM Rating: Excellent
Mistress of Gardening
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# Jul 13 2007 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
PM Me When You're Sober
15,787 posts
Going for 1k on Cerberus.
# Dec 22 2006 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
366 posts
Just got this off AH for 30k, gotta love the new update :D.
# Jul 03 2006 at 2:08 AM Rating: Decent
1.5 to 2 mil on Leviathan ><
Why is this desired again?
# Jul 10 2005 at 6:47 PM Rating: Default
I've had this since i was Level 60, got it from the BCNM the first day it came out, nailed 3 in a row not bad for our little setup, im 75 now, and what over 6months has past since this item was first introduced.. Why is it everytime im walking around in Jeuno i get a random tell from BLMs and any other job that seems to want this, asking me for it.. i tell everyone 5MILLION (Greedy No, this Neck has kept me company for a long time, im not going to give it up unless i could find something worthwild to replace it.) most people are glad to pay it, but its hardly ever on AH, Why does a 75BLM need this? i mean isn't there anything better at that level
Highly effective
# Feb 07 2005 at 11:29 AM Rating: Excellent
22 posts
Just bought it for my BLM (for 950k, history was averaging 1 million); I'll give my rationale.

The stole is usable at just 61, but you won't get much out of a few extra INT at that level, and while you're partying in that range, elemental skill and knowing what resists what are more important to keep your spells at full, not half or quarter, damage.

But when you hit 75, or when you join a party that isn't fighting for 160+ base xp a kill, stacking even more elemental skill on top of your A+ rating doesn't really cut it. You could add 10 skill and go from 12% resist to 8% resist, if even that... not really meaningful. Save the elemental torque for all those frustratingly resistive HNMs you battle. Instead, put on a Philomath stole because every 2 points to INT adds about 5-6 base damage to every unresisted series 4 spell. Now use the elemental staves, day of week, weather, and magic bursts to amplify that damage boost.

Edited, Mon Feb 7 11:30:50 2005
RE: Highly effective
# Feb 24 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
Good info! Alot of ppl forget to take in the day of the week (which applies also to enfeebles and the strength of an Avatar) and the total boost INT points do to spells. I know as a RDM I need every INT point and staff addition I can get to help my feeble nukes not be a waste of MP when Exping. Think I'll do the BCNM for this one. Rate up. ^^
# Jan 27 2005 at 5:47 PM Rating: Good
5,645 posts
BCNM: Up in Arms
Description: Fe'e uses Sea Monk special attacks. It is susceptible to Lulluby and Bind.
Restriction: Level 60, 15 minutes, 3 members
Zone: Waughroon Shrine
Orb: Moon Orb
Ajari Necklace Altep Ring Dem Ring
Philomath Stole Walkure Mask Oxblood
Black Pearl Pearl Steel Ingot
Mythril Ingot Moonstone Vile Elixir +1
Name Job Family
Fe'e x 1 Sea Monk

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Gettin the item?
# Jan 14 2005 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
Where can you find this item at?
RE: Gettin the item?
# Jan 19 2005 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
This is sold in the Jeuno AH. In Garuda, last sold log was for 600k.

But it hasn't been on sale for weeks. I check the AH literally every time I log for it and have not seen one for sale. Wish I would have bought it when i had the chance O.O

**********Jan 25th 2005 edit**********

I just bought this yesterday in Garuda for 800k. Only 1 was on sale. I started the bid at 500k and decided that 800k was the max i would spent.

My logic for paying so much?? At 65 I can get the Elem Torque. That goes from 800-1mil in Garuda. I'll just swap these come 65th level. Gettng from 61 to 65 is a long time, if im going to spent so much money on a torque come 65 i might as well start early with the Philomath. ^^

Edited, Tue Jan 25 11:40:08 2005
# Jan 13 2005 at 8:07 PM Rating: Default
811 posts
I hope it is a really cheap item or it will be about useless to have since the good enhancing torques, like the elemental torque, are at level 65.
RE: useless?
# Jan 13 2005 at 8:58 PM Rating: Default
Useless? Hardly. This is cheaper on Quetzalcoatl than the elemental torque (260-300k vs 500-650k)
Besides, it's useful for bridging the INT gap for some races (Galka)
RE: useless?
# Jan 18 2005 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
Just a quick note, I'm a blm, on quetzalcoatal, and this item has only sold 3 times. Sure it may have sold for less than an elemental torque, but by the time another sells i'm sure it will be a lot higher in price. Your not the only person with your eye on the Auction House waitin for one of these to pop.
RE: useless?
# Jan 14 2005 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
443 posts
Ummm, at level 65 (when you get the elemental torque) the +7 elemental magic skill from the torque is going to be way better than the +3INT from this stole. Thus, I'd say this item is of limited use (i.e. only when you're at levels 61-64).
RE: useless?
# Jan 15 2005 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
Okay, I think we can both agree on this: Getting from level 61 to level 65 is a lengthy process. Also, +to elem. skill magic only keeps the magic from being resisted, it doesn't add damage.
Black Mage Skills are like this:
INT: Adds Damage to spells (The higher the better)
Mgc. Attk. Bonus: Adds more damage to spells
Elem. Skill: The higher, the less chance for the monster to resist.
Dark Skill: Same as above.

Besides, not all of us have 650,000 gil to spend on just +7 Elem. Magic Skill. I'd personally take this over the Torque. Until Brisengamen.
RE: useless?
# Sep 18 2005 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Goes for 2M on Titan. Elemental Torque goes for 1.4M. What does this say for blm on Titan? >.>
# Jan 13 2005 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
160 posts
like a justice badge for black mages... only 54 levels higher...
RE: (b^_~)b
# Jan 16 2005 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent
659 posts
no, justice badge has DEF:1
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