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#1 Jul 11 2011 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
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PLD specific:

  • Cover duration modified by VIT.
  • Cover now raises enmity for PLD; lowers enmity for person being covered.
  • Shield Bash now grants a damage bonus based on type of shield used.
  • Divine Emblem grants a bonus to Holy & Banish damage based on divine magic skill.

Thoughts?
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#2 Jul 11 2011 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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*VIT affecting Cover duration sounds about right.No argument here, but there is a question of how Cover+ equipment will function alongside this.

*Enmity transfer to the PLD really makes this JA much more useful depending on how much is transferred.

*I'd be really curious as to how much of a damage bonus is given. If nothing else, maybe it'll close the gap between ours and Valoredge's version.

*I'd settle for higher Magic Accuracy, but this is good. At least Divine Emblem will serve a more tangible purpose.
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#3 Jul 13 2011 at 9:17 AM Rating: Good
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I was working on changing my T1 vnm pop to a T2 and tried this a cpl of times on the mobs. Avg damage from holy was 156. Casting with Divine Emblem avg was 526.
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#4 Jul 18 2011 at 12:45 AM Rating: Good
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Yes I have noticed that Divine Emblem caused my Holy to do 4x damage. I was doing an AE burn so had MAB atmas on w/ Gales and was able to get a 1.6k Holy.

The cover duration for me didn't seem THAT long but was definitely eyeballing. What I did notice was that after cover was over I had hate back without a flash.

Decent stuff.
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