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Recast Time: 16 hours
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Empress Band
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Nation Cost: 1000 Conquest Points

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# Mar 26 2006 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
What does recahrging do to it?
1000 exp cap
# Feb 27 2006 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
nvm... got my question answered

Edited, Mon Feb 27 11:18:36 2006
# Feb 15 2006 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
bought a chariot band and now have enough for empress. I cant have both at once so I dropped the chariot. however, i'm still not allowed to buy this one for some reason. any ideas?
RE: problem
# Feb 25 2006 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
u need to wait till the tally for region controll ends i think
how does it work?
# Feb 09 2006 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts

Edited, Thu Feb 9 16:21:44 2006
# Dec 08 2005 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
232 posts
and ive been waiting for something like this to help level my WHM >> {Thank you!}
this rocks
# Dec 05 2005 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
440 posts
The effect even stays on if you log off. so the only ways to loose it is to gain your 1000 exp, let the time run out or disable it your self(why you now would do that, i don't get)
# Nov 28 2005 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
i'm glad it stays even if you die lol
Best use of CP so far.
# Nov 23 2005 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
131 posts

Some of the other equips are pretty nice, and the Instant Warp/Reraise scrolls are handy. But, these rings friggin ROCK! SE has been coming up with some really good ideas recently. Keep'em Coming!
works wonders
# Nov 22 2005 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
this thing works wonders on those first 10 lvls of hell...
Lord of the Rings
# Nov 22 2005 at 12:47 AM Rating: Good
The Empress Ring hauls ***!it's good to see SE has come up with something to speed up the boring hours of lvling up!its only 1000exp max but it helps when u have an hour b4 u log off and u need more exp,plus seeing 400 exp over chains is nice to see!loli just wished the time limit remained and they removed the cap of 1000exp...wouldnt that be something!? ~^
to charge once a week is worth it too...700 cp for full recharge is peanuts...wth r u goin to do with all that CP anyways,wait for somethin good to come up!?probably but maybe far in the future...Use the ring wisely and watch ur EXP fly!"and try not to use it between lvl1 and lvl9
anyone can easily beat "T" worms all the way to lvl 10 with chains too if u time it rite!(^ ^)
they're awesome to use in Parties when u need to
match up to others lvls or about to log off;using it for buffers....damn idk why!hopefully SE brings out more EXP boosting itmes in the near future....fingers crossed...meanwhile
we enjoy the swag SE makes...as for item rating
i rate it a 9/10[point missing because 1000exp cap]lmao

Edited, Tue Nov 22 01:23:22 2005
RE: Lord of the Rings
# Nov 23 2005 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
It would be cool if they made like rank ones that had to be lvl 30 40 50 60 and such to wear that would have higher caps of exp. But you'd have to chunk them if you wanted to lvl a lower job.
Small note about cost.
# Nov 21 2005 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
Note that it costs 1000 CP in your own and 2000 if you are trying to buy it in another nation and your nation is higher than thiers.

I tried to get this in Sandy (I'm a Windy citizen) and that's what happened to me.

Also to recharge it in another nation, you have to go to your consulate and not the nation's conquest person.

Edited, Mon Nov 21 16:09:27 2005
it stays on
# Nov 21 2005 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
440 posts
it stays on even if you return to hp while koed. it even stays on if you are disconected. i don't know if it stays on if you log off.
RE: it stays on
# Nov 21 2005 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
It Stays on you till 3 hours of game play is up or till you have gained the extra 1000 exp.
So Yes if you logged out it will still stay on, even if you logged out for a few days.

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.

Also about the ring, if you do recharge this you pay 100CP per charage, so say you have 2 use left, it would get charaged 5 times making it a total of 500cp.
Also recharging the ring dose not reset the timer to 0 (Anymore) or reset it to the max waiting time.
So if you recharge it when you have 2 hours left before you can next use your ring, you still would have to wait 2 hours before using it after recharge.

I hope this helps with any confusion.

Edited, Mon Nov 21 10:40:30 2005
Even when you die ^^
# Nov 21 2005 at 9:57 AM Rating: Good
161 posts
From experience, this Dedication effect stays active, even if you die and require a raise. Not sure if it stays active if you return to Home Point.

I'm really glad they dont take it away when you die. It would suck hardcore, activating it, getting killed in the next fight, and not be able to use it again for 16 hrs.

bonus exp
# Nov 21 2005 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
sence i got my Empress Band it has saved a lot of solo leveling time with the extra exp they give me,i love my Empress.
# Nov 20 2005 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
388 posts
SE proves that it loves us casual players. Yay!
good for everyone
# Nov 12 2005 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
remember the actual intention for this ring is for levling up your low level characters, according to SE <i think thats where i heard it>
anyhoo happy adventuring
RE: good for everyone
# Nov 21 2005 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
161 posts
Nobody ever gets that hint though. While this is a nice ring...

Everyone I party with - in the 60s and 70s - uses this ring in xp parties. It wouldn't be used much if SE had made it so you can only use it when playing solo only... which is really the point of using it IMO. It's much easier to get soloing done with this ring.

Most of the time everyone uses it right before we fight one mob... and then when they find out someone has to leave they ask if they can get the full xp bonus... *shrug*

And I have also been in an experience where someone forgot their xp ring and wanted a D2 to get it. No way. For one reason--they're already at camp. It'd take 10 (or more) minutes to get the ring and come back to camp. Depending on the location, of course.
empress ring
# Nov 10 2005 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
if i drop the ring can i get a new one?
RE: empress ring
# Nov 12 2005 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, you can buy an empress ring once everytime the conquest is tallied, only if you have dropped the ring, that is. You can't have 2.
Reply still not working for me -.-
# Nov 10 2005 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
im new so cut me some slack but can i equip a chariot band and an empress band to get more extra exp?

No you cannot have both. Once you have one you cannot obtain the other unless you discard the one you have. The empress would be the one to get with the slightly higher boost in exp.
chariot + empress band
# Nov 09 2005 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
im new so cut me some slack but can i equip a chariot band and an empress band to get more extra exp?
RE: chariot + empress band
# Nov 16 2005 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
Once you have it equiped you have to wait for about 15secs then got to your items menu and 'use' it, its name will be blue.
# Nov 09 2005 at 1:04 AM Rating: Good
452 posts
My linkshell says if you recharge the ring at an outpost instead of a gate guard, you will be charged gil instead of CP.

This is absolutely untrue. I trade my Empress Ring in at Outposts regularly and it's always charged in CP. NEVER gil.

The great thing about this ring is that it pays for itself when used in XP parties at any level. Higher XP per mob = better CP gained. I regularly get 2k-5k CP from a good XP party now. All for a tiny 100 CP per charge.

*kisses his Empress Ring*
RE: Misinformed
# Nov 21 2005 at 9:32 AM Rating: Good
725 posts
You are correct, sir, and the person in my linkshell is wrong.

I recharged the ring at an outpost and was indeed charged CP, not gil. I will hunt down the offending linkshell member, smite him, break his pearl, and cast him out.^^
blah reply isn't working fo rme either
# Nov 08 2005 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
The dedication effect will also (like food) last over your logout and login time. So lets say you have been crafting all day or the ring wasn't ready when you went to get exp, and you have to call it a day for work sleep ect. you can use the ring and then logout and get a second chance at the ring when you log back in. (work and sleep should cover that 16 gap) Have the dedication bonus from before your logout. and if it is timed right to have the 2nd effect wear off as the charges hit 0/7 you can trade it in for CP to have it recharged and RESET (but only if charges fall to zero and only once a week) Thus allowing you to get 3x the dedication bonus within one Nice Exp session.
RE: blah reply isn't working fo rme either
# Nov 10 2005 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
When the ring is recharged, it is set to the maximum delay meaning you will have to wait 16 hours for it to become available again, thus you cannot get 3 lots of usage in such a short period of time.
RE: blah reply isn't working fo rme either
# Nov 15 2005 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
Untrue, in my case everytime i recharge my ring i can use it straight away. First post was right...
RE: blah reply isn't working fo me either
# Nov 21 2005 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
{Please Listen...} or read perhaps before you go ranting away. I stand by my staements earlier and will restate IF YOU WAIT TIL 0/7 CHARGES AND TRADE IT TO GUARD YOU RECIEVE IT BACK RESET AD READY TO USE! If you are a moron(wishing to argue) and traded it at 1~6/7 charges the Timer is not Reset. To get 3 uses within one hour time follow steps. Use ring until it has 2/7 charges saving last two for Uber Exp hour. Then
Use Ring (1/7) and logout for 16+ hours (sleep work and/or school fill that gap nicely) and when your ready to fire away log back in. when you log in you will have bonus for three hours. (try eatting a 3 hours food about 30 minutes before you use your ring you will give yourself a 30 minute warning)
GO EXP Use 1: 3k+ exp
use Ring again (timer reset while you logged out) ring now has 0/7 charges and no timer.
Keep Exping Use 2: 3k+ exp
at anytime you are free to do so you can return to appropriate guard and have ring recharged (7/7 charges ready for use) this is easy at early levels near town or when changing battle fields often can go along with equip/item upgrades (cause you want to be ready for more exp) at later levels recharge when Tank or Mage or other vital member is afk for 25+ minutes and you have nothing better to do.
Use ring (6/7 charges 15:59:00 til next use)
Go exp Use 3: 3k+ exp
Hence 1,2,3 Uses within one nice exp session (weekend anyone?)
I would rate the above posts but i'd rather close pop ups.

Understanding and Comprehension are vital to prevent one from looking like an idiot.

Questions comments PM always open-reduces the number of people who can rate/rant@ you.
RE: blah reply isn't working fo me either
# Jul 02 2007 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Let me just say, while you are correct about using the Band three times in one day, you can also use the band four times in a row without the 16 hour delay.

As you said before:
1) Use before you log.
2) Log in 16+ hours later.
3) Exp until your bonus wears off.
4) Use it again.
5) Exp until your bonus wears off.
6) Go recharge it.
7) Use it a third time.
8) Exp until your bonus wears off.
HOWEVER! IF you do choose to start this chain a day or so before the conquest update... You can get a FOURTH charge to use in quick succession.

For me, I party only at night. 11-4ish EST time. I, myself, cannot do what I'm speaking of. So, let's say you party only in the morning... say... 7-11a.m. EST. You can simply log out Saturday morning, using your Empress Band beforehand. Then when you awaken to party Sunday morning at 7 o'clock, you have Dedication. Milk it until your bonus runs out, then reuse it. Milk it some more, then go recharge it and use it again. This should take up a fair amount of time. Now, you see, if you are using this time zone (which is just an example by the way), the conquest tally should be coming up very very soon. Now, as soon as the conquest tally happens, run and recharge your band again. -Yeah, I know it was only at 6/7, but just do what I say.- Now you can use it AGAIN.

Four uses almost completely in succession! Viola!

/em bows courteously to Allahkazam.
Recharging the One Ring
# Nov 08 2005 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Okay -- so I call it "My Precious" I love this ring!!

I found out that after you use the last charge, the timer does not restart. It stays at zero (presumably because the last charge has been used, therefore the ring is technically no longer usable).

However, if you use the last charge in a city before you go xping, you may then immediately charge it back to full, and use the ring for a second time in a row -- without waiting the 16 hours between uses.

Just thought this might be a helpful hint for people who don't always get in the full 7 charges a week. Keep in mind, though, that you may only recharge this once per week. I usually end up using my last charge just after the conquest tally, and recharging to use my first charge later that afternoon (sometimes within the same xp pt). It's always nice to have an extra 2k xp come your way.
CP vs. Gil recharge
# Nov 08 2005 at 9:40 AM Rating: Good
725 posts
atlusss wrote:
You can get it from the gate guard in jeuno Under "common items" (thats where i got mine). It's 1000cp to purchase, and you can recharge it for 100cp by trading it to the gate gaurd.

(I tried to reply to atlusss' original quote, but the site won't let me.)

Actually, it's 100 CP per charge to recharge. If you used 5 charges during the week, it will cost you 500 CP to recharge from the gate guard.

Edit: Erroneus information removed.

Edited, Mon Nov 21 09:36:52 2005
Okay, let's spell it out...
# Nov 08 2005 at 1:47 AM Rating: Good
182 posts
This is a Conquest point item. It costs 1000 CP to get, either from your home nation's Guards (The names of which vary-- it's the ones who give Signet) or the Jueno Ducal guards, who do the same thing.

It lasts for 3 hours real time, giving a +50% EXP bonus to a max of 1000 EXP. It can be recharged bt trading it to a local (That is, your home nation) or Jueno guard. who will then burn 100 CP per charge to charge it to full. So, an "empty" Empress Band will burn 700 CP to recharge.

It is Rare/Ex, and you can't have it and it's counterpart (the Chariot Band) at the same time.

It is nice to have, certainly, but (especially at higher levels) hardly a requirement... since it can only be used once ever 16 Earth hours. it is not a rocket to higher levels, unless you are leveling a level 1 job-- and then it's just plain freakish.

It cannot be crafted, cannot be sold, cannot be bought (except with CP). It is like the Scroll of Instant Warp in that respect.

ONe hopes that makes it perfectly clear.
# Nov 07 2005 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
if u use this and then unequip it will u keep the experience bonus?
RE: ?
# Nov 08 2005 at 5:43 AM Rating: Good
Yes, you can use the ring and then unequip and wear whatever else you wish, and still recieve the bonus.
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