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the cape battle
# Dec 11 2007 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
Shadow mantle is not always the best to tank in. boxer wins if your soloing, exp party. valor wins on hnms while /nin tanking. shadow can be used while /war over valor. gigant wins for max hp set(for spirits only).
valor wins for /war or /nin kiting.

for those with Aegis i think that shadow or valor could be mained due to Aegis capping shield proc rates without skill+

there is no one peice of equip for pld in any slot except Aegis ofcourse D:

if you have any intrest of not sucking you will macro each peice in for each situation and please dont main 1 mantle (or anything for that matter) for everything, you may not feel stupid or gimp but you are in the eyes of any experienced pld.

Edited, Dec 11th 2007 4:11am by OniRisu
# Nov 23 2006 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
how do i get this item i want it realy bad lev 75 pld
# Dec 31 2006 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
This is purchased with ancient beastcoins, which drop in Limbus. You must have access to Limbus (which means access to sea) for the NPC that sells this to speak to you.
rofl nubs
# Nov 03 2006 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
Mnk/nin merit pts. End of story
# Aug 22 2006 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
2,163 posts
Out of curiosity, can armor pieces, requiring only coins, be picked up outside of sea through an NPC, like one in Jueno, or do you have to go into sea/Limbus and trade the coins for the items? I don't have sea/Limbus yet but would really like to get this and Brutal ASAP.
# Aug 23 2006 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
2,163 posts
Just found out the NPC will NOT talk to you if you don't have sea access yet ><
# Mar 15 2006 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
I wonder how much of a difference this makes
# Jul 10 2006 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
386 posts
Ive used it on pld now for both end-game and exp and I would defently suggest this to any pld whos crazy on Shield+. The evasion and parry is also very noticable exp and solo. It's 75 Coins.
RE: wow
# Jun 06 2006 at 8:07 AM Rating: Excellent
277 posts
plainly depends on what u are and what u fight.

Like every 2nd RDM runs around in a scorpion harness. . .a total crappy choice. . .a RDM75 has 210 evasion cap, 10 more or less won't help evading anything (THF or NIN have like 300+).

Now a boxer's on a RDM with his sucking eva, parry and shield cap. . .you won't see any real difference fighting VT monsters. . .but fighting weaker mobs this does show some effect because at a certain (mob) lvl this +10 skill will change your relative cap rating alot.

On the other hand a THF or NIN 75 won't see any difference using the boxer's when fighting EP or TW mobs.The basic cap is plainly too high to have something like that effect it (consider fighting a lvl60 mob, the A cap for lvl60 is 200 skill, a THF or NIN 75 would already have 300, aka already 100 bonus, 10 more or less won't effect that too much). Fighting a lvl 70ish mob on the other hand, the A cap rating is ur actual base skill. So any +skill would count.

If u can't follow, compare the skill to HP and SMG. If ur THF75 does 1k dmg (=your base eva) to a lvl30 mob which has 800 HP (compare to kinda acc rating), it doesnt matter if u do 200 dmg more or less (aka 10 eva more). But if you do this 1k dmg (=base eva) to a lvl70 mob with 5k HP (= acc rating), every bit of bonus dmg will start to count.
RE: wow
# Dec 02 2006 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
I think...
That the accuracy on SH might also have something to do with why rdm's where it to solo...
I mean I'm just taking a stab in the dark there.
RE: wow
# Jul 14 2006 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
Umm.. mathematically, 10 more evasion is a larger percentage of the whole of 210, rather than 300, so technically it would make more of a difference
RE: wow
# Oct 24 2006 at 2:25 AM Rating: Decent
I believe it is based on your skill vs mob's skill. when you say its technically more difference at 210 your comparing the score to skill level 0.The mob isnt skill 0 though.

An IT exp Mob at endgame probably attacking you with a weapon level of 305:
A paladin with A+ shield:

305-276 = -24

305-286 = -14
Thats a 41% decrease on your defeciet

If Shield was base 210 (ick)

305-210 = -95
305-220 = -85
Thats an 11% decrease on your defeciet

If mob was low level and attacking with weapon level 200, then yes, there would be more % change to your bonus over the mob if your skill was 210

Edited, Oct 24th 2006 at 4:09am PDT by Stagen
RE: wow
# Aug 02 2006 at 1:40 PM Rating: Default
I wonder if the above poster knows A+ skill caps are 276? I doubt it, and +10 skill is really useful.
Boxer's Mantle
# Feb 06 2006 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
Damn I just saw this thing for the first time today, i've been slacking but now i've got a reason to get sea... Promyvion <sp> vahzel here i come...
boxers mantle
# Jan 14 2006 at 5:42 AM Rating: Decent
367 posts
seems to me that this would be a great skill cap item for a number of jobs.
Boxer's Mantle
# Jan 11 2006 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
292 posts
Awww...this would be a great piece for us Thieves too...Evasion skill and parrying skill is great for soloing, I want one....
# Jan 10 2006 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
i like this back peice hopeing to see it around some time haven't seen any yet thou sooooo :\
# Jan 10 2006 at 12:06 PM Rating: Good
17 posts
Nice work Phrost!

Now figure out a way to make me one of those!!
# Jan 12 2006 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
144 posts
LMAO! If only I could make these. Get off your bum and get sea access so you can do limbus :D
# Jan 10 2006 at 9:16 AM Rating: Default
Take a look.
# Jan 09 2006 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
This is very good for capping your skills, but yet i
happen to stick with this ---> http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90...mg_0102.jpg
Happy with mine on both PLD and NIN
# Jan 09 2006 at 9:05 PM Rating: Good
7,106 posts
I've had my Boxer's Mantle for quite a while now and I'm very happy with it. It's fantastic for NIN, and very nice for my PLD as well.

I would agree that it's not as useful for PLD though -- Evasion and Parry are quite low for a PLD even when capped, and +10 still doesn't push the numbers to an especially high level. The +Shield is nice though, and Evasion and Parry may not be enormously helpful but are certainly a decent improvement nonetheless. I would use a Boxer's Mantle over anything but a Valor Mantle, and *maybe* a Gigant Mantle on a very few mobs.
Valor cape?
# Jan 09 2006 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
What i've never heard of or seen a valor cape why isnt it up on alakazham and how is it obtained?
RE: Valor cape?
# Jan 09 2006 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
144 posts
Valor Cape is one of the new drops from new dynamis'. I haven't seen or heard of anyone getting one yet.
PLD's orgasming across the server
# Jan 09 2006 at 10:34 AM Rating: Default
116 posts
PLD's......... u can begin to ******.... lol sorry but this is probably best mantle for PLD's considering we have shield skills, parrying skills, and evasion skills... Ninjas can also enjoy this for evasion and parrying, and monks can enjoy this for guarding and evasion... but in all PLD would best benefit from this especially in XP parties cause all in all vitality+ is good but 3 stats +10 skill is better, more misses, more parrying, more shielding WOOOOOT
RE: PLD's orgasming across the server
# Jan 09 2006 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
2,684 posts
I would say this was a better cape for ninja tanking than paladin.

This is also an exceptional cape for Mnk/nin soloing. with a mnk B+ evasion skill, not many know that a monk make a fomidable solo agent when parred with shadows high evasion counter and guard
RE: PLD's orgasming across the server
# Jul 06 2006 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
516 posts
i think i'd disagree. I know a lot of NINs that would much rather use DD back pieces. but as a 75 PLD, i would still have a hard time choosing between this and the valor cape. i guess it all depends on what your tanking, but having the valor cape would definately make me feel better
RE: PLD's orgasming across the server
# Jan 09 2006 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
1,222 posts
Valor Cape seems to be better for PLD. This cape looks like it was designed to open up the options for alternative tanking.
RE: PLD's orgasming across the server
# Jan 09 2006 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
3,032 posts
the best backpiece for PLD is

Valor Cape
Level: 70
Flags: Rare / Exclusive / Not NPC Sellable
Slot: Back
Type: Armor: Cape
Jobs: PLD
Races: All
Defense: 16
Equipment Category:
Armor / Back
Effects for Valor Cape:
HP +40
Vitality +6
Enmity +3
RE: PLD's orgasming across the server
# Nov 03 2006 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
RE: PLD's orgasming across the server
# Nov 03 2006 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
actually ******* noob, it's shadow mantle. It occasionally ANNULS physical damage. STFU please.
Boxers Mantle
# Jan 09 2006 at 9:06 AM Rating: Good
638 posts
o___O is all I can say.
   .∙°:( Tranquility ):°∙. 
    /¯’      ---      ‘¯\ 
# Jan 09 2006 at 6:15 AM Rating: Good
77 posts
gawd... simply put this is the best back piece to tank or solo with. nuff said

Edited, Tue Jan 10 04:11:13 2006
Correct Cost
# Jan 09 2006 at 5:29 AM Rating: Good
2,684 posts
Boxer's Mantle: DEF:8 Guarding skill +10, Evasion Skill +10, Parrying skill +10, Lv70 All Jobs
Trade Items: 75 Coins



RE: Correct Cost
# Jan 09 2006 at 11:22 AM Rating: Excellent
3,032 posts
75 is correct, not 150 like some people think.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 09 2006 at 4:27 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 150 ancient beastcoins
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