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Hospitaler Earring
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DEF:3 Cure Potency+5%
Lv.54 PLD
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Its nice :)
# Apr 22 2006 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
this one is rly good to have. I use to Wing Earrings but I macro in this when I do cures. Then I macro back my Wing EarringĀ“. The Cure Potency is rly good. Its worth it :D
Ear BLing BLing
# Mar 13 2006 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
PLD68/WAR34 I use Merc. Earring and this in exp. It's much better then pigeon ( and cheaper). I bought a Titanis Earring on accident today but I'm going to sell it. If you really need help keeping hate in a brd>rdm party then go with Titanis earring cause im sick of bad plds giving the entire job class a bad name.
the better way to use this
# Feb 13 2006 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
516 posts
ive been using this item since i was 54 PLD, i havent read all the posts yet, but i see some saying they keep it on all the time, some using it just for support healing. i know that as a PLD id never do support healing, as im supposed to be the one being healed, and there are better earring to wear than this so i dont like to keep it on all the time.

heres what i do:
/equip L.ear "Hospitaler Earring"
/ma "Cure III" <me>
/wait 3
/equip L.ear "Titanis Earring"

works just great, chance i may get hit once while ive still got it on but as near as i can tell the def3 is almost as good as the 1 VIT my titanis gives me. that may only give me an extra 10 HP but ive used that so many times it all adds up to im not counting anymore
Need to enter a topic eh? SE sucks ass
# Jan 17 2006 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
actually when i think about it. its got 3 def too... never noticed that... surely that would help over time too?

anyways/ about your comment on kirin and backup curing. with hp >>> mp gear i have about 600 mp. Thats not astrals or vivian or anything like that lol. Taru pwn.
Supporting Healer Functions
# Jan 13 2006 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
Equipping light staff and hospitaler earring gives you +15% potency. There are some situations where you may want to become a supporting healer. You are outside of the alliance killing Kirin or Fafnir or w/e and are only a backup tank. You will be of more use to become a WHM with ~300-350 mp that can keep the main tank alive.
taru pld
# Nov 16 2005 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
i use a lot of mp curing a fight. this 5% will benifit me more than 20hp on my pigion. ima keep it in 100% of the time cept for hnm
Soloable by PLD/NIN 75
# Oct 25 2005 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
58 posts
i'm currently 0/7 on this one...

usually it's not very camped at least on odin but the drop rate is very bad unless i'm very unlucky.

i tried first with a brd friend and we killed it without problem it just took very long.

then i soloed it 4 times as PLD/NIN 75. i evade a lot with Optical hat and 2 dodge earring so with the shadows it rarely hit me. Still this guy isn't to take lightly, without shadows i'm sure i won't be able to survive cause it takes a while to put it to death.

probably a THF could solo it without worrying about being hit at all. the mob seems to have a different level each time you pop it like regular mobs. I say that cause sometimes it gave me exp and sometimes it didn't.

i think its level ranges between 53-55 but it got at least 4x the hp of mobs with same levels

Edited, Tue Oct 25 14:37:48 2005
How to Pop Ziphius,a Guide.
# Aug 20 2005 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
I posted this guide under the NM and I thought I would post it here under the earring as well.

Hello everyone ! Since there is no exact guide on how to pop Ziphius I thought I would post one. First of all you need 6 slices of carp which are about 3k a stack at the AH. You may have to beat this a few times before you get the earring so prepare accordingly. Now head out to Misareaux Coast and go to the river at H-5. At around 23:00 ??? will appear,there are 6 of them that are scattered between H-5 to I-6 in the river.

Trade one slice of carp to each ???,it will say trap is set. Once you have traded to all 6 of the ??? wait until 4:00 and start to check them all. If you try to check before 4:00 it will say try again in the morning so you must wait until this time. When you check the ??? it will say you did'nt catch anything,don't worry keep checking and eventually one of them will spawn Ziphius. The ??? that spawns him is completely random so you must set and check all of the points.

Now once you have spawned him it is a automatic claim so don't worry about someone stealing your pop. The other pugils in the area will not link with him so there is no need to clear the area unless you are a lower level,and if you are lower than 65 I would not recommend even attempting to get this.

I successfully killed ziphius as a 69 PLD with a 73 rdm friend. It was not that hard of a fight but I would not have been able to solo this so I suggest you bring a friend with you. Ziphius uses enwater which you cannot dispel,his special attacks are screwdriver and splash breath. Screwdriver did between 80-200 dmg and splash breath did about 2-400 dmg so be careful of that one.

Lastly we buffed up and I used a tavnazian taco which brought my defense to 387 to give you an idea of defense to damage ratio. We did not use any weapon skills because my friend heard a rumor that this will effect drops,I don't know about this but I thought I would mention it. After you defeat him you must wait til night again for the ??? to reappear.

If someone else is trying to pop this at the same time you are you can still set traps but once one of you pops ziphius the ??? will disappear. There was a 70 whm doing it when I arrived and she got the pop. In addition she had to 2 hr and almost died,we healed her for the win but she did not get the drop. I poped him 3 times in a row but did not get the earring and I plan on trying again today.

So it is very easy to pop him and the fight isn't to bad,just long. Be cautious and come prepared and you will be fine. This seems to be a great earring to macro in for heals and it goes for about 200k on bismarck. I hope this guide will help you and good luck on getting your earring !


5% does not equal "5% more than soft cap"
# Aug 14 2005 at 6:46 AM Rating: Decent
303 posts
This is really a solid little earring to macro in...my standard cure III went from slightly over 180 to 200-202 every time (never below 200). The drop is not that tough to get, duod with 68 PLD/thf and 67 RDM. And even if you can't get it, it only runs 180k on AH. Really no reason not to make this part of standard pld gear.

edit: just to note, it was quite easy for us to duo, I think I could solo it subbing nin or whm using some mp drinks. 67 rdm could certainly have solod, would have been a very slow kill though in either case... 9k hp that someone estimated is not far off I think.

Edited, Sun Aug 14 07:59:15 2005
Macro timing
# Aug 13 2005 at 1:33 AM Rating: Default
100 posts
Just for people who wanna do the macro thing with this earring, I've done some testing (with a little Taru football...er...I mean...black mage) in Rolanberry.

/equip ear1 "Hospitaler Earring"
/ma "Cure II" <t>
/wait 3
/equip ear1 "Drone Earring"

Putting a 3 wait for Cure I-II is good, I use 3-4 wait for Cure III-IV, to be safe. When I used /wait 2 for Cure II, it didn't work.

Hope that info helps people who wanna make Macros :-)

Oh, and to everyone who thinks this doesn't help keep hate... "every little bit counts" :-)
I don't know but I like it
# Aug 11 2005 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
I just got it like a week ago, I have been leveling alot since I got 1, It in my opinion has helped keep hate with more potent cures, I have had parties with major DD's and I seen bursts for 1300 damage by a taru blm, not even make the mob flench, as to where before getting one of these; it would usually get drawn to the blm, I am not saying this is for sure, but just what I have seen. I am a 63 paladin and I just like to try new equipment when it comes available to me.
Pointless ? Hardly.
# Aug 08 2005 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
85 posts
Yeah, I'm level 54 and I bought one. All I did was edit my Cure macros though to equip this earring as soon as I start curing and re-equip Drone Earring as soon as I'm done. So far it's working quite well.
drop rate
# Aug 08 2005 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
0/3 on the drop. it is NOT 100%
RE: drop rate
# Aug 10 2005 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
hey I help my friend today, and we are 0/3 too
Pointless ? Hardly.
# Aug 08 2005 at 12:44 AM Rating: Default
96 posts
It's not pointless, because there is a hidden effect. Sometimes the potency is not increased by FIVE, but TEN percent. My Cure IVs sometimes do 403 HP whereas before they'd do 367, while most of the time they do 385. Do the math, that's more than 5%.

And it goes higher than what was said on the last post, about twice as much when it's only 5%, precisely.

It's definitely just as good, if not better, than a Drone, in my opinion.

Edited, Mon Aug 8 01:43:37 2005
RE: Pointless ? Hardly.
# Aug 21 2005 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
136 posts
Not saying you aren't telling the truth or anything, but check and see if it's Lightsday, that could be why. ^^; Otherwise, that's pretty cool. XD
RE: Pointless ? Hardly.
# Aug 30 2005 at 9:18 AM Rating: Default
96 posts
lol No, I checked, Lightsday has nothing to do with it.

And I've noticed that it happens a lot more often with Cure IV than with Cure III or below.
RE: Pointless ? Hardly.
# Aug 15 2005 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
202 posts

x .05

= 19.25

+ 19

= 404

Seems like 5% to me
RE: Pointless ? Hardly.
# Aug 15 2005 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
858 posts

x .05

= 19.25

+ 19

= 404

Seems like 5% to me

Read his post again, a little more carefully.

Without: 367
With (most of the time): 385
With (periodically): 403

(385-367)/367 = .049 or 5%
(403-367)/367 = .098 or 10%

As he said, most of the time it's 5%, but sometimes 10%.

Edited, Mon Aug 15 11:04:55 2005
Seems pointless to me
# Aug 04 2005 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
Maybe in the higher levels this could be of use, but by then you also have access to +enmity earrings and even more +MP earrings.

+5% Cure potency is 1.5 HP on basic cure (likely rounded down), 4.5 on Cure II, and I believe 9 on Cure III and so on. Hardly worth it unless you swap it in after using some MP during a fight.
RE: Seems pointless to me
# Dec 06 2005 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
well i just bought this last night so i havent got to try it out that much other than curing some people in qufim but i'm taru pld so i'm cast cures more often than whm unless i need mp than i just kinda let whm take over and let refresh bring me back so no resting, but unless i got rdm and dont really have to rest, i usually have to dump my tp so i can get mp back resting with drk staff but if you really weren't super worried about doing WS's you could macro Light Staff into this and that'd be +15% Cure, but like i said even with having a good healer and rdm i cast cure 2 & 3 pretty constant thru out battle, and from doing that with all my skills, noone can pull hate off me, waiting til upper 60's wanna see if SATA DE can get it off me cause atm viperbite just aint enough, nor any AM, but i hear past lvl 60 its completly different story so i will see.
# Aug 04 2005 at 5:11 PM Rating: Excellent
69 posts
This is from a NM in Lufaise Meadows...or Misareux Coast. Can't remember xD.

You trade...um, sliced carp I think xD to 6 ???s. At 4:00 I think lol, you check them all and one of them pops Ziphius, the earring-dropping NM. It is auto-claimed when you pop it. My friend Drunkenrodent has killed (or been killed) this NM a few times. He has one earring and is trying to get more. He is a 71 DRG Galka :O.

Good luck! And correct me if my information is wrong, which is probably is >.>
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