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Auction House: Armor - Rings
Charges: 7
Recast Time: 16 hours
Activation Time: 15 seconds

Empress Band
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Nation Cost: 1000 Conquest Points

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# Feb 01 2009 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
92 posts
you can get the bands recharged via the past allied note NPC in exchange for Allied Notes instead of Conquest Points.
Miliart, T.K. Southern San d'Oria (S) (L-10)
Millard, I.M. Bastok Markets (S) (G-4)
Mindala-Andola, C.C. Windurst Waters (S) North (G-5)
Expanded npc for re-charging in Dec 2008 update.
# Nov 17 2008 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
1,428 posts
Chariot, Empress, and Emperor Bands

To date, recharging these items required that adventurers call upon guard NPCs located within designated conquest areas and towns. Depending on their current job level, however, adventurers may find these areas to be a considerable time and distance away from their current base of operation. To address this inconvenience, West Aht Urhgan and Past Vana'diel are scheduled to be added to the list of rechargeable locations for the bands. The price of the service in these new locations will be consistent with that of existing areas.

cant get the ring
# Jul 26 2008 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
ok i had the other one the chariot band and i threw it away when i had enuf for the this one and when i went to get it it says i do not meet the requirements to get it and i have enuf cp but i still cant get it i tried all the exp rings and i still cant get any of them and i dont know whats wrong so if anyone knows whats wrong please tell me.
Can I?
# May 01 2008 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
I was just wondering, I'm almost to level 18 and I have the empress band and I love using it. But I was wondering: if you activate Empress Band, then switch jobs with it active, does it stay active? Or does it disable and make you wait another 16 hours??
Emp Band <3
# Mar 10 2008 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default
This ring is why I wake up in the morning :D
Ring effects
# Mar 10 2008 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
Now this is off the top of my head but I believe the ring gives:

lv 1
all jobs
+50% exp bonus
180 minutes
maximum exp 1000
7 charges

New emperor ring is

lv 1
all jobs
+50% exp bonus
210 minutes?
maximum exp 20003 charges

I'm not sure on all that but just a ballpark view

SE to the rescue!!!
# Aug 20 2007 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
I have been using this ring everytime I party, even taking the time to go to Jueno/Sandy to charge it when I'm partying in ToAU areas. So, over a year now.

Today, I was soloing goblins, half way through fight, realized I hadn't used ring yet. So, I equip, use, and goblin smacks me as a use item. No biggie, I get hit and use items all the time! Well, there is no EXP up icon on my screen. I try to use ring again, and see that the 16:00 hour reuse clock is going! Of course, I call a GM, and ask if I can have my clock reset, or actually receive my EXP up charge. GM replies, "Everything happened as it was supposed to. I suggest you check the community forums to learn correct usage of this item. EXP bonus is not a guarantee on this item."

So, my morale of this story is, not only are GMs helpful and a pleasure to deal with, don't use this in the middle of a fight.
Total Noob to this
# Jul 31 2007 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
When I read the stats on the ring, I honestly have no idea what it means and how to use it, I read the forum and kinda got an idea but can anyone clarify it more to me, just explain what everything means
Total Noob to this
# Jul 31 2007 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
1) Go to Menu - Equipment. Equip the ring on a finger slot.
2) Highlight yourself with your arrow, click and go to Items.
3) Move down list to the ring. After 15 seconds it will turn blue. Click on the ring and it will place a blue arrow over your head. Click once more to activate. It takes just a few seconds and you will have the "experience bonus" effect.
3) You can leave the ring on your finger or un-equip it.
NOTE: The ring has 7 uses only - when out "Trade" it back to the gate guard and he will recharge it for only 700 conquest points. Do not throw it away or it will cost you another 1000 cp to get another one.
It has a recast timer of 16 hours. Since it can be used only once every 16 hrs time it's usage for when you really wanna boost your exp.

That's the broken down basics....hope it helps.
# Jul 25 2007 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
There has been an Update to the Empress band Icon
Here is the link to the new pic.

Experience mod
# Feb 04 2007 at 1:39 AM Rating: Excellent
452 posts
I believe they should have made the max XP 1000-3000 or even 1000-2000 depending on your main jobs level, like what they have for rings similar to the Tamas Ring.

For 1000-3000
  • lv 1-50 1000
  • lv 51-65 2000
  • lv 66-75 3000

  • For 1000-2000
  • lv 1-50 1000
  • lv 51-75 2000
  • ____________________________
    99 blm, 99 thf, 99 rng, 99 whm, 99 drg, 99 pld, 99 bst, 99 war, 99 nin, brd 99 , 99 rdm, 99 smn, 99 pup, 99 drk, 99 blu, 99 sam, 99 mnk, 9 cor, 61 dnc, 99 sch
    Does this work on XP giving scrolls?
    # Nov 19 2006 at 4:32 AM Rating: Default
    Does this work on XP giving scrolls and chests?
    # Nov 16 2006 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
    i bought the chariot band..i dropped it because i wanted to buy this...but its saying i dont meet the requirements even though i dropped the chariot band?
    # Jul 01 2007 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
    VinnieSea wrote:
    i bought the chariot band..i dropped it because i wanted to buy this...but its saying i dont meet the requirements even though i dropped the chariot band?

    You will have to wait till the next conquest tall before you can get it, its like when you recarge it, you can only recarge that once after every conquest tally week.
    can leeches really ...?
    # Nov 13 2006 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
    799 posts
    I was duoing with my partner (RDM/BLM and WHM/BLM), in Sanctuary of Zi'tah, we had just activated our empress bands, and we were getting nice little exp from DC leeches near the entrance to the zone when I noticed after a few fights that WHM was getting more exp than I was...

    I couldn't find it anywhere in the log, but it appears as though one of the leeches we fought had somehow sapped my Dedication! Has anyone else ever had this happen? This seems really unfair. A mob shouldn't be able to remove the Dedication effect!

    Unless it was something else? I remember using my empress band, then we fought a dozen or so leeches before I noticed the Dedication effect was gone. As RDM, I was tanking, so I got most of the MP/HP/TP-removing effects.
    Empress Band
    # Aug 25 2006 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
    I must say, this really did help me whilst lvling my whm...once!! It's really annoying that it goes away after 1000. and even more annoying that I have to wait 16 hrs to use it again! grrr. lvling whm is quite boring...and I'd love for there to be a way for me to breeze through it. thank the lord for Rolanberry Pies!
    Instructions on USE
    # Jun 25 2006 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
    To activate this ring you:
    Put in on your finger (EQUIPMENT)
    then, after the 15 second count down
    Go to ITEMS, click on the ring,
    and USE the ring on yourself!

    This activates the ring!!!!
    and an EXP symbol appears at the top of the screen ... you can check the ring timers by looking at the ring in ITEMS or EQUIPMENT.

    After 7 uses you can turn have it recharged by your nations Conquest/signet NPC.

    # Jun 24 2006 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
    Ok i just bought this ring and quite frankly it hasnt been doing anything im a lvl 14 blm and ive been soloing easy high defence and decent challenges in Palborough.Someone explain why when i fight one easy prey that gives me 35 exp i might fight another mob with the same lvl but only get 25 exp ! I guess im just asking for someone to explain exactly what thsi ring does.

    Edited, Sat Jun 24 20:47:26 2006
    # Dec 04 2006 at 3:53 AM Rating: Decent
    27 posts
    mobs that are easy pray arn't nescerally the same level thos higher level ones give more xp
    Adjustment needed
    # Jun 04 2006 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
    I just have to comment that SE really needs to make this ring better. I am not comlaining about the added 1k exp. It is nice. But one of the problems with Final Fantasy is the slow lvling at the higher lvls. I would suggest another ring or something. Instead of haveing a exp cap, just keep the duration. So 50% for 3 hrs. That would great for any level. I know this is wishful thinking, but wouldn't that be awesome to be getting 200-400exp for a couple hours? You could pull down 15-20k exp a hour. But, until then, I will keep using this thing.
    Adjustment needed
    # Sep 14 2006 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
    This ring is great but it was realy ment for low lvl players.
    But I would like SE to make another one like this for say lvl 60+ and at say rank5 to get it.
    And maybe have somthing like exp +50% for 2 hours no exp cap on it or just a higher exp cap instead.

    But at low lvl this is a brillent ring
    Get 2 uses in one setting
    # May 24 2006 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
    I used my ring the other day to solo while lfp in Bhaflau Thickets. I had to log before I got the full bonus and had some time remaining on my ring. When I logged back on the effect was still there for another 45 mins. What I am getting at is that if you know that when you log on the next day that 1) it will have been 16 hrs. 2) you will be getting xp as soon as you log on, that you could essentially use the remaining time left if you use it before you log off on day 1, and when it wears during use on day 2 use it again. This could work for ppl with static parties or even BST.
    can't get in Sandy
    # May 23 2006 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
    I tried to get this band from guard in Sandy, my home. I am only offered clothes, weapons, scrolls and return ring. Is the ring only for certain jobs? I am a 18 rdm leveling my 3wm.

    Thanks for reply
    Help! Empty in Nashmau
    # May 19 2006 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
    388 posts
    Can you recharge this band anywhere in Aht Urhghan?
    Does it Stack?
    # May 09 2006 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
    Does anyone know for sure whether or not the exp. gained form the empress band stacks with other exp. gain effects, like Cosair's Roll? Would it show up as two exp up icons or what?
    Astral Candescence = Early Wearing?
    # May 05 2006 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
    199 posts
    First off, Astral Candescence is a special effect sometimes(seems like always) in the Aht Uhrgan zones, where you get 12% more exp per kill there. I was exping in the Woodlands just outside Al Zahbi.

    I had used my ring only 10 exp into 63 BST, and then it wore 35-40 minutes later after a fight. I checked, and I had only gotten 2.6k exp from this! 50% of 2000 exp would be 1000 exp, so I should have had 3000 total when it wore. You would think, if anything, that you would get more exp from this. I'll try it again soon and see if I get the same results from this..
    RE: Astral Candescence = Early Wearing?
    # May 09 2006 at 6:17 PM Rating: Good
    99 posts
    I have also noticed this, and was considering posting in the BST forum as a question. This seemed more appropriate. ;-)

    My initial reaction was that it should work in one of two ways:
    1) Dedication XP is added in after the Sanction bonus, and so it would still wear off after 3K XP.
    2) Dedication XP is added in first, so you should end up with >3K XP.

    After thinking about it some more, my only guess is that somehow Sanction's XP bonus is being counted in the 1000XP total. Whether that is intentional or a mistake, I can't say. I certainly don't like it, but it's not going to stop me from using my ring. :3
    Effect stays
    # Apr 18 2006 at 9:06 AM Rating: Excellent
    441 posts
    You can put the ring on. Use the effect, and then take the ring off and put on something else and you still have the effect. Zoning, logging, dieing, peeing, jumping up and down: nothing removes the effect except 1000 bonus exp points or 3 hrs.
    little trick
    # Apr 14 2006 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
    256 posts
    When this first came out if you recharge it, it use to reset the timer to 0 so you could use it twice in one day, but SE fixed this prity fast.

    You sure they fixed it? maybe they did for Chariot Band but not for Empress Band i've been using this trick for a couple of weeks.

    when you have 1/7 charges left use last charge at a conquest gaurd you can gain the charges from. When at 0/7 charges the timer returns to 00:00 trade the Empress Band to recharge it. You now have 7/7 charges with 00:00 timer to reuse so once your current Dedication effect wears off you can use the band to get a new one ^^ lovely
    little trick
    # Jul 02 2007 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
    I do this all the time ^^, that is using the ring twice in one day.
    # Apr 07 2006 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
    Once you use this 7 times trade it to a conquest guard to get 7 more. once you recharge you must wait till the next conquest update to recharge agen.
    RE: recharge
    # Apr 07 2006 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
    one more thing you dont need to use all 7 to recharge and it costs conquest points (Varies on how meny you have left to use (0/7 costs more than 3/7)
    RE: recharge
    # May 08 2006 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
    Uhh why dont you just say it where its easy, for every recharge of the band its 100 pts it will only recharge what is left on the emp band say it was 3/7 it would cost 400 to get the 4 back need all 7 you get 700 etc, now i have not yet tried and do it with less then the required pts to fully charge it EX: Need 7 charges but only got 400 pts, not sure if it will still recharge those 400 im sure it would but dunno i never run out of CP's rarely use them except for IW Scroll's >.>
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