After getting Sipar from Adamantoise back in February, I thought I would only use it for skill ups; I was so wrong:
- With the added hidden effect shield block, it's the ideal shield for PLD/WHM tanking in campaign (/whm for reraise I know /rdm is better, I like it more too but rr is too good yada yada yada). I can easily get stoneskin up now (as opposed to size 3 shield), and that saves me plenty of MP I usually spend on cures.
So what's the big accomplishment? Nothing, just a FUNE little story:
- I wanted to pull a Shadowhorn Stormer (gigas MNK campaign mob) out of the pack, turns out they linked and he brought 2 more; there I was knowing I was gonna die (thank you RR!), but I wanted to see how long I could last. So with those 3 MNKs bashing at me, I was using it all: sentinel, rampart, invincible, shield bash, divine seal cure IV, flash, chivalry, anything. The awesome part is that, thanks to the Sipar shield, I blocked almost every attack. This not only gave me huge amounts of TP with 3 mobs bashing at me, but also allowed me to (most of the time) cure myself w/o getting interrupted.
My shield is heavily underlevelled from doing too much campaign >.>
- In the end, I managed to get one down to 50 percent after 7 minutes, at which point I ran out of MP. Most FUNE I've ever had on PLD, and I'm never taking Sipar off in campaign, it's just too cool :D