Spell details for Absorb-DEX  

Jobs/Level:Dark Knight, lvl 41
MP cost:33
Scroll:Scroll of Absorb-DEX
Reuse:60 Seconds
Cast time:2 seconds
Target Type:Single
Description:Steals an enemy's Dexterity.

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The reason to have this.
# Jan 05 2008 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
Ok those who think they don't need this are wrong, its one of the best dark magic spells you can get until your really high level and have a nice TP build setup.
When you can get this spell, you should be using DRK/WAR, and have a lot of STR gears and some DEX (specially if your elvaan like me) due to the lack of accuracy at that level.

This spell is used on your DRK/WAR as much as possible to help you gain TP for your weapon skills, making this one of the most valuable moves, and due to what you need to actually fight for this Absorb to drop (High level demon in Castle Zvahl) the price tag is worth it.

Those who say Absorb-AGI is enough are wrong, it enhances Ranged attacks and evasion, yes it weakens the enemies evasion but i still believe that Abs DEX > Abs AGI for tp build any day.

I got my DRK to 75 first out of any job, and on the way had many times like this one, where i was asking people if i need to get this, the majority said yes.

In other words stop being lazy and get yourself some money for this, you wont regret it.
# Aug 15 2006 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
Being a mithra DRK and having this spell makes us hit more than any other DRK. I don't regret buying it.
doubt it
# Jun 27 2006 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
330 posts
I really doubt that you can buy this dirt cheap when it goes for over 500k. (Lakshmi Server) Anyways, I can see this spell used for a good reason in 1 situation, you have a WAR/NIN or NIN main tank. Otherwise this spell is worthless, ABS-Agility is way better
Absorb Dex
# Feb 13 2006 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
Someone Told me that you can buy the scroll for dirt cheap in Bastok, once you earn your Hero Status (Level 9 Fame) I was wondering if anyone knows if this is true or not?
# Jan 15 2006 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
Good thing everyone on this page said this spell is worthless, cause it is. its 2 mil at the moment on kujata, just proving how little people think about using the gil they buy >.>;;
# Aug 27 2005 at 5:56 AM Rating: Excellent
437 posts
I bought all the other Absrob spells from the AH for 1k each. No, I'm not kidding.

This sucker is a freaking 250k! (Edit: 400k now!!!)

Forget buying it. I'll go for drop thank you.

Edited, Sun Aug 28 03:48:39 2005
# Aug 04 2005 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
ummm i WAS just going to buy this sucker at ah but i though naww better cheack alakazam first
well lets just say I will solo duke for it lol
Don't fret over this spell
# Jul 18 2005 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
Fickle Caitsith has this for 300k or less in Jeuno o.o; While it absorbs the DEX of the mob, helping the tank, I agree with the fact that if you have the other, less expensive Absorb spells the overall effect compensates for the loss of a few DEX points. Absorb AGI, VIT, and STR are cheap and lower the mobs evasion, defense, and attack for the enjoyment of the whole pt.
So Wrong
# Mar 30 2005 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default
I didn't read all the post i only read some of the way down. This spell isnt' to just bump up your stats. It also reduces the MOB's which is most important to your TANK. The less Criticals and hits he takes the better for your overall PT. Yes this spell slowly works off but its a GREAT asset to your team. Drk's who are underspelled are almost as bad as DRK's under geared.
huge price difference
# Mar 04 2005 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
u know what is messed up is that absorb-STR costs much much less than this spell, last i saw a couple days prior to this post, absorb-STR was only 6k compared to absorb-VIT for 600k... btw, these are the prices on server Asura
expensive as hell
# Mar 04 2005 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
This spell is the newest spell i need at 41, but last i saw it, someone had it for 800k in bazarr :/ i looked at jeuno ah before that, and it was 600k there- sucks too since i am elvann drk, i value DEX more than anything
Not even needed
# Feb 28 2005 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
120 posts
I was farmin for a while to get this and a higher lvl drk friend (hes a 69 drk) who has basically everything youd ever wants as drk super uber +1 all gear, +1snipers and hauberk+1 peacock charm etc and he told me he didnt even have the spell!... i was like WTF?? and he told me that you should definitely get snipers first abs dex second (if you must have it) also said hed rather drop the money on life belt at 48 which is much more efficient in every way and costs 180k less on my server (Diabolos), so i said ***** this damn spell and decided to level again :P ill get it one day but it isnt even a slight priority anymore.
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Don't Bother
# Feb 15 2005 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
As long as you have the right armor & such you don't need this spell at all. It isn't expensive because its great, only because its hard to get. If you miss a lot as drk, do what I do: focus your equip & food on Dex+ & not on def (yer not a tank remember). Absorb AGI is way more useful than this spell because it helps whole pt to hit the mob. When I'm lvling drk I usually have about DEX+ 15-19 depending on what lvl I'm at. I reccomend Brain Stew as a food. DEX +5 & lasts either 90 min or 2 hrs I can't remember. Brd's DEX+ song helps a lot too.
# Feb 03 2005 at 7:18 AM Rating: Decent
does this absorb +20 dex like the others??
# Jan 29 2005 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
well i checked windy AH and didnt even find it on the list lol, i may have just missed it, i dont understand why it is so expensive compared to all the other Absorb Spells, my LS member told me its quite expensive,, but i am gonna do lvl 40 BCNM and hopefully ill get scroll of erase wich costs even more, and ill sell it
# Jan 27 2005 at 11:48 AM Rating: Default
Unless your a completionist this spell is not really worth it. The only reason its so expensive is not from how good it is, but how hard it is to get. There is so much more out there that you can spend your hard earned gil on, and once you get higher and see your Vassago(lvl 58. 600k) and Haubergeon(lvl 59. 2.5mil), you'll just be kicking yourself.

And dont think when you're lvl 40 that once you get to 58 you can easily farm that... I did dumb, dumb, dumb
# Jan 01 2005 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
Thx man that was, kind of helpful! To Bad No body sells these Scrolls in AH on Asura, Besides they are at 500k since the Last one sold in Jeuno.. The DEX spell would be nice, but Two Deft Rings would give almost the same DEX the spell ever would.. Since Absorb Spells Desolve over time, atleast the Deft Rings DEX is always there.. So unless you really want to complete you DRK magic checklist then **** your gil into a Absorb-Dex scroll.. Or see if you can ask a party of 75's to destroy Duke and get the Scroll for ya.. but that'll prolly cost ya the same amount to higher 6 75's
The Final Word
# Dec 23 2004 at 4:00 AM Rating: Default
@#%^ing DRK
13,139 posts
I've had this spell for months, got it for 300k, not sure on price now. This is a drop only item, the only place you can get this is castle zvhal.
Once again for all the reading Impaired:



The other guy that sells in Norg or wherever only sells the other scrolls.

There, that was fun.

Cooking 87
# Nov 24 2004 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
i just bid 50k and got it....LOL....love Remora....
absorb dex
# Oct 14 2004 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
last i check on midgar 400-600k and that was when the price was down not sure now though
# Oct 03 2004 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
80 posts
i've seen it 600k on seraph in jeuno, i think i'll pass on this spell for a while, what is the mob you get it from???
# Sep 29 2004 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
197 posts
i have them all except this one, i got all mine from the AH for 1-2k and i bought a few in Norg from Chiyo. i'm coming up on need this one, and it's definitely one i'll need to get right away.
Where is it?
# Sep 22 2004 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
544 posts
Could be a huge update fluke, but I was checking the price on this yesterday in Windy... no spell listed in the AH?

Did someone at Squenix finally realize that this spell is IGE's best friend and gave the drop to a lvl 40-50 NM?

# Jul 16 2004 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
425 posts
It's up to 500K in Jeuno on the Bismarck server. Hope the price goes down a bit. Granted, I'm far away from even using this spell, but by the looks of things, I better start farming and crafting now.
# Jul 16 2004 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
75 posts
I just bought mine finally lastt night!!! Price went down from 400k -> 350k. So i decided to give in and purchase. Thing that sucks is with equip it's just a long term investment that you can sell back and upgrade later. Too bad not the same for spells =(. Hmmm. WE will see if it helps to get a PT invite quicker or not!!
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