Active Ability details for Third Eye  

Jobs/Level:Samurai, lvl 15
MP cost:0
Reuse:30 seconds
Cast time:Instant
Target Type:Single
Description:Dodges the next physical attack.
Seigan: Recast Time drops to 15 seconds. May counter attacks. May keep Third Eye effect after an attack is evaded.

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Third eye
# Nov 26 2006 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
Third eyes normal cast/duration is 60 seconds. While using Seigan it reduces the cast time/duration to 30 seconds not 30 to 15 like post states. Third eye wears off at the duration weather you take a hit or not. Third eye was basicaly a nearly useless ability until Seigan. Now it has allowed SAM to farm alot more eficiently. Also it is posible to take more attacks directed at you. inother words you can "Tank" although i still dont recomend it. The new third eye stacked with SAeigan is pretty random not like NIN blink which is a certain number of hits iregardless. you could lose seigan on first hit or you could counter,parry,anticipate,every attack directed at you. Way to random for my tastes. Also SAM doesnt have to many abilitys to help hold hate so if you got a SAM tank i hope you got a THF and a good WHM couse SAM gets hit HARD.
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Seigan Third Eye Recast
# Nov 19 2006 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
The recast on SAM main with Seigan up for Third Eye is 30 seconds, not 15. I' 100% sure on this, as I've blink tanked on SAM with it. It can counter or add extra shadows, I've had up to 6 shadows with it.
sam is a new tank
# Nov 08 2006 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
Since no one else is posting it, i will. Sam is finally the tank they were made to be. this is a free spell with 15 second cool down with the new ability. it has the chance of covering up to 4 attacks, as well as countering. Ninja will not hold a candel to this, especially with /sub war. now the AF glvoes and armor arent useless either. People will be to stupid to notice this right away, but it will sink in that Sam is better at tanking, especailly with there high parry rate.
recast time
# Oct 20 2006 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
320 posts
The recast time is still 60 seconds if SAM is a subjob. Tested on my 58 WAR/SAM. Haven't got Seigan yet for /SAM so not 100% sure on that.
open your eyes
# Jul 16 2006 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
my favorite saying when i use this ability is "stand back im opening my (third eye)
the third eye
# May 02 2006 at 8:38 PM Rating: Default
this is a good ability if ur low on hp ullbe able doge the next attack an enemy delivers
Third Eye
# Mar 19 2006 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
Does this work for multi-hit weapon skills?
Third Eye
# Jun 19 2008 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
Yes... it will save you from 1 of anything physical, without seigan. It does nothing to save you from magic, much like NIN shadows do.
third eye
# Nov 29 2005 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
So i'm guessing that it only nulifies melee attacks and not magic attacks?
Cheap blink for pulling
# Jun 10 2005 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
599 posts
Seems like this would be great for pulling, as it doesn't require a specific subjob (like /nin for Thf or Rng), and doesn't take time to cast.
# Apr 22 2004 at 2:15 PM Rating: Default
Ok, what if you're a Sam/Nin. Does this ability work with Blink?
RE: Sam/Nin
# Jun 01 2004 at 8:16 PM Rating: Default
I don't see how that can be useful if you are trying to blink tank because you won't have provoke. Samurai was made to have some hate but not too much, and that's why samurai gets good armor, and Third eye was just made so samurai can take a little bit less damage.

PLUS...what does NIN give you? 1. a little more DEX... that's about it because a Great Katana is a two handed weapon so it cannot be dual wielded. Also samurai will lack STR and any other abilities.
You can use SAM/NIN if you really lack DEX bad or if you just want to use Ninjitsu. It's up to you. It's your game, but in my opinion, I wouldn't.

OK sorry I went off topic ^^ I just wanted to get that clear
RE: Sam/Nin
# Jul 24 2004 at 10:16 PM Rating: Default
Not to mention, historically speaking, weren't ninja created specifically to combat Samurai?
RE: Sam/Nin
# Sep 29 2006 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
Samurai where suppose to live by a very strict code of honor. The ninja was mainly implimented to do tasks that would violate said code of conduct.
RE: Sam/Nin
# Oct 14 2004 at 1:53 AM Rating: Excellent
No. 'historically' ninja didn't actually do that much. They were basically covert soldiers, most sucessfully used during seiges where they would slip into an enemy's castle, dress as their guards and commit chaos from within. They were also used for assassinations, but there was never any historcially documented case of a sucessful one. It was one of those lore things. Their image gets blown up a lot by fiction.

A reference:
RE: Sam/Nin
# Apr 02 2005 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
86 posts
They were also used for assassinations, but there was never any historcially documented case of a sucessful one.

Obviously. Maybe they're just that good.
# Dec 13 2003 at 3:18 AM Rating: Good
This ability is called Third Eye, not "Heart Eye."
# Dec 04 2003 at 4:19 PM Rating: Default
Does this skill Stack?
RE: Stack??
# Jan 16 2004 at 3:18 AM Rating: Excellent
Assuming you mean "stack with itself", no. The max duration on Third Eye is 1 minute. Therefore, if it isn't activated (by taking a hit) it will wear off by the time it is usable again.

Edited, Fri Jan 16 18:52:12 2004
RE: Stack??
# Dec 28 2003 at 10:23 AM Rating: Default
Most likely not.
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