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Enhances Fast Cast Effect

  • Reduces casting time by 2% and reduces recast time by 1%.

    • Loquacious Earring must be equipped at the end of the spell cast for the recast time reduction to take effect.

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
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Purchased with 75 Ancient Beastcoins.

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# Jan 07 2009 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
for a blu these seem handy, full homam haste set, plus this and some form of haste (refueling or the actual spell) head butt spam ftw! lol
THF or NIN usage
# Jan 09 2007 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
This earring intrigues me. I want it for my THF for solo, to macro in while casting Utsusemi. Combine this with the Homam legs and a full haste setup all while casting utsusemi and you can see a dramatic increase in the speed (for those pesky Ichi casts) to a near 12 sec reduction in recast for Ni. Incredible.
THF or NIN usage
# Jan 12 2007 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
2,411 posts
I want it for my THF for solo, to macro in while casting Utsusemi.

This earring is only a couple of % Fast Cast, and only half of Fast Cast's spellcasting speed enhancement applies to recast. End result? This earring doesn't even lower utsusemi:ni recast by a full second. Macro it in if you want, since it can hardly hurt, but unless it happens to be the little bit of recast reduction that pushes you into another full second off, you will literally get no effect from it for recast.
you can see a dramatic increase in the speed (for those pesky Ichi casts)

Haste does nothing for spellcasting times, and 4-5% Fast Cast from this and Homam pants is still going to be almost unnoticeable, and very certainly not "dramatic" in any way.
to a near 12 sec reduction in recast for Ni. Incredible.

Yeah, but the earring might literally be contributing nothing to that. Still, if it bumps you up to another full second, I suppose that's something.

This earring is not nearly as impressive as some people seem to think. Yes, it gives any wearer a tiny bit of Fast Cast, but it's an amount so small that people thought it wasn't even there until they did careful tests. As anything but part of a dedicated Fast Cast build, this earring is notable mostly for th nice +mp.

Edited, Jan 13th 2007 1:54am by sallemand
THF or NIN usage
# Nov 08 2007 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
Combining only this earring and homam legs will reduce CASTING TIME by 5% and RECAST TIME by 2.5%. Will you be able to tell? Definitely. Will it make an incredible difference? No. It might save you in 1 out of 100 situations and likely doesn't justify an inventory slot for a non mage job.
THF or NIN usage
# Jan 15 2007 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
clearly you know nothing of spell casting cause haste DOES effect recast time!
and YES having a 1sec cooldown on a recast can just be what's gonna save your butt!
THF or NIN usage
# Jan 16 2007 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
1,780 posts
He didn't say recasting time, he said "spellcasting" time, which haste does not effect.
THF or NIN usage
# Oct 10 2007 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Oct 10th 2007 10:34pm by Jerrocain
# May 04 2006 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
1,563 posts
/sigh I'm at 39 coins and my eyes are fixed on this baby..... I want want want so bad and im more than half way now ><. Yes the fastcast is orgasmic but ... 30 mp ... jod damn! AND its given mp, not traded for taru soul hp to make our total hp 102. Best earring hands down for me woooot wooot, can't wait can't wait, can't wait. Not to mention that when I get this baby, im selling my phantom +1 which will be a nice return. Also not to mention that combining this with Magnetic Earring drops you a wopping 50 mp GIVEN not traded for hp. <<<<3333

just for clarification, /rdm is not needed for effect to take place, nor do you have to have any type of previous fast cast in order for this to take effect. If you have absolutely 0 fastcast, you will still benefit from it. It's no different than any other "Enhances fast cast effect" gear that exists. I extensively tested rostrum pumps for the same purpose for hours on end.

Edited, Thu May 4 06:16:18 2006
Kinda Odd
# Mar 25 2006 at 5:18 AM Rating: Default
i think that was a great point made.
with Brutal Earrings u get "Double Attack" even with /THF therefore we are not totaly sure whether or not this does actualy "give" or "Enhance" most people got their panties in a knot over "Enhances" well look at Rostrum or Brutal, Rostrum "Enhances" "Fast Cast" and Brutal "Enhances" "Double Attack" and u dont need /RDM or /WAR for either, ill let you guys do the math, and if u know nothing about this earring Ie. havnt used or been told by someone who "has" used or "has" in general then please simply shut up and dont try and justify whether or not u need /RDM or not.

Im WHM62 and climbing ill have WHM75 in prolly 3-4 weeks and this earring REALLY quick i have 3 linkshells that do Limbus on differenet days so i should get this earring fairly quick. and i will reply / post you guys with more information about this earring. or ill just ask a friend to test whether or not u need /RDM

thanks for ur eyes give me a good score u know i make sense ^^ thank you all
This Earring.
# Feb 26 2006 at 10:09 PM Rating: Good
359 posts
I have this earring and I would like to clear up all the misinformation that people have posted about it on this page.

This Earring gives you Fast Cast if you do not already have it.

The Fast Cast given is Fast Cast .5, in other words - it reduces your recast time on every spell by a flat .5 seconds and takes %5 off the actual cast time. Because the display for the recast timer only shows whole numbers, you will not allways see the time reduced in the window. For Example:

As NIN/WAR without this earring or any haste gear, when I cast Utsusemi: Ni using the menu and leave the spell highlighted, the recast countdown starts at 45. When I then equip the Loquatious Earring and perform the same test, the countdown starts at 44. (it is actually 44.5 but the timer rounds to the closest second so 43.6 - 44.5 display as "44" I know it seems like 44.5 would round up to 45, but the way its programmed to count is to round up to the next number displayed and 44 is displayed after 45) When I equip 8% haste and do not equip the Loq. Earring the recast starts at 41. (It is actually 41.4) Now with 8% haste if I equip the earring it will still show a recast of 41.(It is actually 40.9 rounded to 41) With 11% haste my recast time without earring is 40 seconds (40.05) and with the earring it is 39. (39.55)

What if you already have Fast Cast?

What if you are a rdm or /rdm? Well fast cast 1 gives you 1 second off spell recasts and 10% reduction in spell cast time so you would be getting Fast Cast 1.5 if you had this and Fast Cast 1 from rdm sub. Fast Cast 2 is 2 seconds off spell recasts and 20% faster casting. This would give you 2.5 seconds off recast times and 25% off spell casting time. If you are gettiing different results it is because of other gear you are wearing.

One reason I got this earring is because I was told that it was 5% haste on spellcasting. This is not accurate. 5% haste would reduce my Utsusemi: Ni recast timer by 2.5 seconds - a whopping 400% more than the .5 second reduction you actually get. So wearing this earring is not the same as 5% haste to spells.

Edited, Sun Feb 26 22:24:24 2006
you need CoP 8+ to buy that!
# Feb 17 2006 at 4:55 PM Rating: Good
Don't be stupid like me:
you need CoP 8+ to buy that!
anyone needs coins?
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 16 2006 at 4:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) "enhances" exactly what it says not adds yea waste your gil on it being whm/blm morons, it would say adds fast cast effect just like a vermillion cloak adds refresh effect, have you ppl been noobing it up all this time or what?
RE: morons
# Feb 27 2006 at 1:25 PM Rating: Good
I'm guessing neither of you have seen a Paladin with a General's Shield in action.

Def: 15 CHR: +3
Enhances Beast Killer Effect
Enmity: 2

Though Paladin inherently has no Beast Killer job trait, when using this shield they can occassionally INTIMIDATE (the effect of "****** Killer" job trait) beast-type mobs, such as Dhalmels and Oviniks (tigers). Granted it's not 100%, but neither's a Beastmaster's intimidation factor.

It's a very obvious effect that can be seen in exp party situations (where obviously the PLD isn't subbing BST) and one that proves "enhances" = "adds".

So.. who are the morons now? ^.~
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 17 2006 at 1:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lol yes!! finally someone as irritated as i am about the bullsh#t storm ppl are spinning over the "Enhancement effects"
# Feb 08 2006 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
395 posts
I'm not entirely convinced the Fast Cast works all the time, there may be something random to it. I just got this earring a little while ago and have been casting Refresh on myself over and over again.

With AF1 hat, AF2 body and this earring my results seem to be split. About half the time my Refresh will go off at 40-45%, the other half, it goes off at 50%. O_o
# Feb 06 2006 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
Has anyone tested whether or not this works w/o rdm main or sub? The rostrum pumps work w/o rdm main or sub so I have a feeling that this item may do the same.
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 06 2006 at 12:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) All Fast Cast>>"Enhancements"<< are based on having Fast Cast to begin with. The idea is to knock off 1-2 sec off total casting time. i'v bench marked this <<-so dont bother saying it works without rdm main or sub> your just lying to yourself, the rest of the world knows
RE: test
# Feb 17 2006 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
723 posts
Dear God -.-;; how wrong one person can be. Enhances Generally means it will/can kick in despite any conditions. Don't get Enhances and Latents mixed up. It is proven that you DO NOT need RDM Main or Sub for certain Enhances "Fast Cast" items, I doubt this is any different. Now noticed your low low rated post and think before you post again CureII (AKA Mr troll) >.>.

Edited, Fri Feb 17 09:01:26 2006
damn gilbuyers
# Feb 03 2006 at 12:35 PM Rating: Default
ancient coins drop like crazy in limbus and a nin can solo 10-20 of them in the time limit. Get a few more people to help and you can probably clear a floor or two. You won't finish that limbus in time but you will get a lot more coins than you would with a full alliance splitting them up.

won't cost you 400k each either >.> wish people would just do some CoP missions and stop buying gil so these don't cost so much lol

Edited, Fri Feb 3 12:35:38 2006
How much does this improve fastcast?
# Feb 01 2006 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
This item, would be awsome for rdm!
I just got sea a few weeks ago and started limbus. I am currently at 27 ancient beastcoins atm moment, but as soon as i get 75 ill get this earring for rdm and post how effective this earing is and how much it improves "Fast Cast"

It will take me a few more months to get 75 coins so i would appreciate it if someone who already has this could post some tests on this earring.
does this stack?
# Jan 12 2006 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Does the fast cast from this earring stack with the fast cast of rostrum pumps? If so, that would be sweet . . . along with the +60 mp from the two items combined isn't bad either.
RE: does this stack?
# Mar 26 2006 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
yes it does give you fast cast without being rdm or /rdm and does stack with rostrums. and seeing as rdm cant even equip rostrums its obvious it works on other jobs . hope this helped
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 31 2005 at 6:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) true a rdm with Fast Cast enhancement's are impoosible to gauge and comepletly unstoppable. A Force to be Reckoned With! u get the idea ;) but there might be a flaw with this fast cast effect enhancement's just the same as anyother person. but you will have to figure that out on your own ;)
# Dec 27 2005 at 5:39 PM Rating: Default
656 posts
My sig hates you.
# Dec 19 2005 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
how do you obtain this? Cant possibly just buy it from the NPC... its too awesome. info plz >.<

EDIT... NVM I cant read apparently... great now I need to get limbus access XD

Edited, Mon Dec 19 00:58:02 2005
+30 MP
# Dec 15 2005 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
131 posts
Everyone seems to be obsessing over the Fast Cast enhancement. But, did you notice +30 MP?


Me wants..
# Dec 07 2005 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
whm/blm with fast cast, nice ^^ ..hell, even pld or drk with fast cast, pretty awesome earring, too bad the ancient beastcoins on Quetz server are 350k+.
75 x 350,000 = 26,250,000, and thats if you get a good deal on each coin x.x
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 15 2006 at 3:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) no, not WHM/BLM with fast cast.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 15 2006 at 3:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) no, not WHM/BLM with fast cast.
RE: oooooh....
# Jan 16 2006 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
467 posts
that's why the brutal earring makes me double attack without having war subbed as a drk/thf. not everyone knows it all until it's tested. ive heard u need rdm subbed for it to work tho, but heard brutal earring works without so...whatever
RE: oooooh....
# Jan 14 2006 at 4:51 AM Rating: Decent
/sigh. on Sylph a stack was at 550k and rising last time i checked.
RE: oooooh....
# Jan 20 2006 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
LOL i wish, 550K/stack?? they're like 700K a PIECE and rising on Fairy. yay! fairy!

anyway. whm/blm with fast cast is cool, b/c being able to cast say... more cure3's will get less hate than using a bunch of cure4.

plus fast cast is good for emergency when some gets hit with a special and drops low relaly fast, you can get them back to a safe level quickly
# Nov 27 2005 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
686 posts
Congratulations! :D Damn, with all this new Fast Cast gear BLM/RDM with stun is gunna be impossible to claim over... >.>;

That is one sexy earring, however.
RE: Congratulations!
# Dec 19 2005 at 6:50 PM Rating: Default
328 posts
Well...except by a 75rdm/drk wearing Warlock's Cap, Duelist's Tabard, Loquacious Earring...

# Nov 20 2005 at 6:07 AM Rating: Good
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