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#1 Jun 30 2009 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
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How often do you take into account sublimation, especially in regards to Scholar's Mortarboard and Argute Gown?

I'm only level 59 SCH but I'm taking a short break to gather gear/level subs and I've been looking at setting up equipment macros (esp. for elemental magic).
I made room in my elemental macro set for three gear set-ups:

Fast Cast: Includes spaces for Royal Redingote (fast cast augment), Argute Mortarboard, and Scholar's Loafers.

Potency: Includes spaces for Scholar's Mortarboard, Errant Houppelande, Vicious Mufflers, Jet Seraweels/ Errant Slops, and Cobra Unit Cackrows.

Accuracy: Includes spaces for Scholar's Gown and whatever else enhances accuracy and skill (I havent put much thought into this one).

Anyway while making up these gear sets I really didn't take into account the effects of Scholar's Mortarboard and Argute Gown. I have one spare macro space on my Elemental Magic macro set, would it be justifiable to include a macro just for Argute Gown and Scholar's Mortarboard to hit between spells?
#2 Jun 30 2009 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
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Yes. This is called your "Iddle" macro. And you should hit when you're done casting.

Typically when you iddle; you want to place in things that help you when you're not casting anything. And iddle macro is also often called an "Ouch" macro; and here are the things you might want to put into it:

-Damage Taken
Auto-Refresh (Or in our case, sublimation enhancements).
Auto-Regen
+ Movement Speed
Resist Traits

So for SCH; an ideal "Iddle" set when sublimation is ticking would look something like:

Main: Terra/Earth Staff
Head: Scholar's Mortarboard
Body: Argute Gown
Legs: Goliard Trews
Feet: Herald's Gaiters / Desert Boots
Back: Cheviot/Umbra Cape
Ring: Jelly Ring (Might sometimes want to take it out, if taking magical damage)
Neck: Orochi Nodowa (Regen)

This will give you over -33% damage reduction, both your sublimation enhancements, access to your movement speed boots, and regen all in one macro press.

Just keep in mind that using this "Iddle" set might or might now lower your Max MP, as most of this pieces have no +MP on them.


Also, there are many other things you can add to your iddle set. From more -Damage taken, to resist traits. Here are some examples of stuff you can add too:

Hands: Garden Bangles (Regen during day)
Waist: Lycopodium Sash (3HP Regen during day)
Ring: Merman's Ring (-Magical damage taken)
Earrings: Merman's Earring (-Magical damage taken)
Hands: Merman's Bangles (-Damage taken, instead of he garden ones).
Etc etc.


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#3 Jun 30 2009 at 9:44 AM Rating: Good
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Drakonite wrote:

Main: Terra/Earth Staff
Head: Scholar's Mortarboard
Body: Argute Gown
Legs: Goliard Trews
Feet: Herald's Gaiters / Desert Boots
Back: Cheviot/Umbra Cape
Ring: Jelly Ring (Might sometimes want to take it out, if taking magical damage)
Neck: Orochi Nodowa (Regen)

This will give you over -33% damage reduction, both your sublimation enhancements, access to your movement speed boots, and regen all in one macro press.

Note: 1 Button Press using Windower as this has 8 lines and FFXI Macros only have 6.
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#4 Jun 30 2009 at 11:20 AM Rating: Default
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Zalen wrote:
Drakonite wrote:

Main: Terra/Earth Staff
Head: Scholar's Mortarboard
Body: Argute Gown
Legs: Goliard Trews
Feet: Herald's Gaiters / Desert Boots
Back: Cheviot/Umbra Cape
Ring: Jelly Ring (Might sometimes want to take it out, if taking magical damage)
Neck: Orochi Nodowa (Regen)

This will give you over -33% damage reduction, both your sublimation enhancements, access to your movement speed boots, and regen all in one macro press.

Note: 1 Button Press using Windower as this has 8 lines and FFXI Macros only have 6.


hello manual equipping. I do it on BLU (mainly between melee/resting and travel gear), and you kinda get used to what you should be equipping where and when. Or, if you don't use macro's (at least as a 38 sch), like I do (which, I prolly should make a macro set for SCH, I'm still pretty fast though), which is menu select my spells, make two for equips, and just spread it out for 4 lines for the two macros.

Now that I said that, I'm gonna log on and make my macros for SCH.
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#5 Jun 30 2009 at 1:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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If you're using official macros; there are much easier ways than manually swapping it out.

Simply use "Mirror" macros. That is, two identical macro sets with different gear swaps that automatically swap each other.

In the example of the iddle set I used earlier, it could be something like:

Macro Set 1, ALT-7 Macro:
/equip Main "Terra's Staff"
/equip head "Scholar's Mortarboard"
/equip body "Argute Gown"
/equip feet "Desert Boots"
/equip neck "Orochi Nodowa"
/macro set 2

Macro Set 2, ALT-7 Macro:
/equip main "Terra's Staff"
/equip ring2 "Jelly Ring"
/equip legs "Goliard Trews"
/equip back "Cheviot Cape"
/equip ring1 "Merman's Ring"
/macro set 1

In this example; hitting ALT-7 twice will change my full set, and bring me back to the original macro palette I was using.
And in the case I forget, or get stuck in the wrong pallete; it doesnt matter! Because both sets are mirrors; meaning they have all the important macros on the same spot (Sleep/Bind/Gravity/Cures).

And if you're wondering how to create Mirror easily, just hit CTRL on the macro menu for a couple of seconds and it will allow you to copy/paste whole sets.



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#6 Jun 30 2009 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Drakonite wrote:
/macro set 1

huh, I never knew that you could make this line... Just that alone will make it easier for me to equip swap. Thanks^^
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People think Dark Knights are the emo-boys of FFXI.

They ain't got nothin' on us Blue Mages. We kill monsters, eat their souls, and we don't even use barbecue sauce. And we're still hungry.

We're bastards.
#7 Jun 30 2009 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Vestrivan wrote:
Drakonite wrote:
/macro set 1

huh, I never knew that you could make this line... Just that alone will make it easier for me to equip swap. Thanks^^


/macro set X and /macro book X are absolute godsends for the PS2/Xbox users. Another thing that you can do, if you're finding that you're running out of room in your macros, is to expand your macros into multiple spots instead of just one. For example, each of my nuking macros is actually 3 different macros aligned so that I don't have to move my cursor around to switch gear.

For example, my first Thunder 4 macro is:

/equip main "Jupiter's Staff"
/equip neck "Elemental Torque"
/equip body "Scholar's Gown"
/equip legs "Argute Pants"
/macro set 10

This switches in all my nuking gear and sets me to the 10th macro set in my scholar macros. If I then determine that the latent on my Uggliapeth Pendant will trigger, I hit the next macro in the sequence:

/equip neck "Uggliapeth Pendant"
/macro set 8

If the latent would not trigger, I wait until my nuke is finished casting and then hit the macro. Once my nuke has finished casting, I finally hit my last macro, which currently looks like:

/equip body "Argute Gown"
/equip head "Scholar's Mortarboard"
/macro set 5

Once I hit these three macros, my current macro set is back where all my nukes are and I'm ready to nuke again.
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