Active Ability details for Charm  

Jobs/Level:Beast Master, lvl 1
MP cost:0
Reuse:10 Seconds
Cast time:Instant
Target Type:Single
Description:Tames a monster to fight by your side.

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macros for beast
# Jul 01 2006 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
can some one list macros for bst to recharm as they would appearin game in other words wright them like you would write them to work in the game for

Charm/ RE Charm
macro for switching from ranged weapon to pet food and back

macro to heal npc if possible
# Jun 05 2005 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
The recast for Charm is only 10seconds for me.. Are you sure it's 15seconds murphywh?
# Apr 03 2005 at 5:19 AM Rating: Decent
if u charm the monster again does it add on another 3mins or wateva the time is for that monster?
RE: charm
# Aug 04 2005 at 2:41 PM Rating: Default
634 posts
Whenever you attempt to charm a mob, you have a chance of failure. The day and moon phase seem to have a factor in the success rate of your charm as well as relative mob level and your CHR. Of course this assumes that the mob you're trying to charm is a type that can be charmed.

If the pet is equal or lower than you in level and you have sufficient CHR (while you do the charm - switch to better defensive/offensive gear after), the charm will generally hold long enough for the pet to die while fighting your enemy mob.

At some point with all charmed pets (that don't die to an enemy first), the charm will be lost and the former pet will attack you - usually starting off by using a TP attack/WS (if it has enough TP built up). Almost always, you can immediately re-charm your pet and command it to attack your foe... but there's always the chance that it will wear. The most common cause of death for me as a BST so far (28) has been when I lost charm on a pet mid fight and failed in re-charming the first time... and the second time. You should be able to survive your pet and the mob hitting you for enough time to retry the charm. But normally you will re-charm a pet that you did the first time... even if it's higher level than you.

If you have enough CHR, you can use this to your advantage... you can charm T mobs as pets and have them attack T+ mobs. Go through 2 or 3 pets per mob and you can come out with up to 200 XP solo. Yes those are often scary fights; but if you can switch from old pet to new pet fast enough and finish the mob off with a WS when it's almost done, your charm usually will hold long enough for your pets to die since they are going up against a tougher mob. Although the XP is based on the highest level pet you charm, you can still get huge XP relatively safely - cause you will lose a few charms doing this and will die a few times too. Oh well... that's part of being BST.

I digressed a bit from your question; yes, normally when you re-charm a mob, you do regain control of it for another several minutes or whatever based on the factors involved in the initial charm and a bit of randomness.

Edited, Thu Aug 4 15:57:47 2005
Newb to Beast
# Feb 13 2005 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
I just got Beastmaster today, mainly to use as sub for farming with my BLM(lvl 42). But what levels should be charmed with BST as main? Only EM or less?
heh heh heh
# Feb 03 2005 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
Charm pisses mobs off more than voke when you don't stick it. I subbed my lvl 3 bst to my lvl 68 nin and I never came CLOSE to losing hate as long as I spammed charm every 15 secs and I didn't have to use any emnity gear. With the extra 10 eva I didn't have to reacast utsusemi NEAR as often.
Charmin and NM
# Nov 16 2004 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
Can you charm an NM monster, or does it just make the NM attack you?
RE: Charmin and NM
# Dec 23 2004 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
you cant charm NMs. They attack you.
Does Charm Claim?
# Oct 25 2004 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
If you cast charm and it fails, is the monster 'claimed' or does it just attack you with a yellow name?

Name: Ryddr
Server: Seraph
Job: 50Thf/Rng
VE: 6/13
LL: 0/1
JEJ: 0/1
Mee Deggi The Punisher: 0/1
Buburimboo: 1/1
Golden Bat: 1/3
Bubbly Bernie: 12/12 >_> ...i'm teh own
RE: Does Charm Claim?
# Oct 26 2004 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
252 posts
The monster is claimed. Also note that if you charm a beastman, it obviously won't work...but it does have a good chance of binding them! I have no idea why, but it's good for a quick getaway (Note: you can't use charm when you have a pet, even on a beastman)
# Jun 24 2004 at 6:11 AM Rating: Decent
does this last until the monster dies?

Edited, Thu Jun 24 07:11:55 2004
# Oct 20 2004 at 10:22 AM Rating: Default
3,112 posts
No. It lasts depending on the level of the monster. EM lasts about 3 minutes. Anything lower lasts longer. Anything higher is dangerous to charm.
# Feb 17 2004 at 1:37 PM Rating: Default
Just so you know, I have seen the Gigas Beastkeeper in Qufim casting Charm on PLAYER CHARACTERS. Be warned. (He spawns as NM when you're doing the EF along with 3 other Gigas NM which is not currently listed in the Bestiary)
RE: Warning!
# Jul 12 2004 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
141 posts
Holy crap! I'm gonna have to do this EF just to SEE that.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 16 2004 at 10:23 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) all of the stuff you have said is said above
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 17 2004 at 10:13 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) look at the timestamp buddy. the above details were probably edited after they posted.
# Nov 28 2003 at 2:41 PM Rating: Default
Recast is also only 15 seconds.
Wrong Name
# Nov 24 2003 at 1:12 AM Rating: Decent
This is called Charm in the English Version.
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