[[{{SUBST:2010 - (09/08/2010) The Version Update Has Arrived!}}|   ]]
≪Jun. 22, 2010 (JST) Update Details≫
*Japan Standard Time

VersionUpdateBullet Installing this version update will unlock the content of the battle area add-on "Scars of Abyssea" for purchasing users.
**"Scars of Abyssea" requires the "Rise of the Zilart" and "Wings of the Goddess" expansions to be installed and registered.
* *Some time may be required after purchasing the add-on before your registration data is reflected in-game. If the "Scars of Abyssea" logo remains faded even after purchase, please return to the FINAL FANTASY XI top page and wait a few minutes before logging into the game again.

Further details on "Scars of Abyssea" are available here.


VersionUpdateBullet New Wings of the Goddess missions have been added. (image)

VersionUpdateBullet The following changes and additions have been made to Trial of the Magians:

Bullet2 Several new trials have been added.

Bullet2 The Trial Log summoned forth by the Magian Specs item now offers a two-day (Vana'diel time) weather forecast for your area.

Bullet2 The objectives of certain trials, including monster types, weather/weekday conditions and finishing blows have been adjusted. These adjustments are applicable to trials in progress.

VersionUpdateBullet Maze Monger clients can now confirm the time remaining until they can next order a maze by examining the Maze Mongers Shopfront, located within the Chocobo Stables (G-11) in Lower Jeuno.

VersionUpdateBullet The following changes have been made to the Walk of Echoes:

VersionUpdateBullet The following changes have been made to the Walk of Echoes:

Bullet2 The battlefield time limit has been increased from 30 to 45 minutes.

Bullet2 The conditions for receiving the right to cast lots on victory spoils have been alleviated.

Bullet2 The method of performance evaluation has been revised, allowing participants to be better rewarded for their efforts.

Bullet2 Monster behavior has been adjusted.

VersionUpdateBullet The variety of fishes applicable to the quest "Inside the Belly" has been expanded.

VersionUpdateBullet The quest "Hat in Hand" is no longer repeatable.

VersionUpdateBullet The CRA racing center NPCs listed below have been removed. Registration for chocobo racing is now conducted at service counters located within the Chocobo Circuit.
- Monteverle (Northern San d'Oria, J-9)
- Ramiene (Port San d'Oria, H-8)
- Galienne (Bastok Markets, G-8)
- Salvador (Port Bastok, L-8)
- Lhimo Keanyohn (Port Windurst, E-6)
- Turumi-Byrumi (Windurst Waters, K-11)
VersionUpdateBullet The following NPCs have been relocated to service counters within the Chocobo Circuit:
- Alangriche (Southern San d'Oria, H-11)
- Lafaurelle (Southern San d'Oria, I-11)
- Jazgeh (Bastok Mines, J-9)
- Zagied (Bastok Mines, J-9)
- Rungaga (Port Windurst, K-12)
- Chualulu (Windurst Waters, K-12)

VersionUpdateBullet The following additions and refinements have been made to Abyssea:

Bullet2 The "add to lottable spoils" option has been added for items obtained from gold pyxides, with the exception of augmented items, temporary items and key items.

Bullet2 Enemies defeated will now yield greater amounts of cruor.

Bullet2 System messages have been added to indicate successful strikes against an enemy's weak point.

Bullet2 Defeating an enemy by attacking its weak point will now yield a greater variety of spoils.

Bullet2 Your remaining Visitant duration will now be shown in the message window when resting.

Bullet2 Remaining Visitant time will no longer be lost upon exiting Abyssea without receiving Visitant status.

Bullet2 You may now obtain multiple "forbidden keys" in one transaction from the Cruor Prospector NPC.

Bullet2 An option has been added to obtain all status enhancements from the Cruor Prospector NPC. This option will only be displayed when you are not currently receiving any enhancements.

Bullet2 # The NPC Joachim will now inform adventurers of the quantity of traverser stones he currently has in stock. When he has no stones in stock, he will reveal the remaining time before a stone next becomes available.

Bullet2 The NPC Horst, newly added to Port Jeuno, can transport adventurers to any cavernous maw leading to a previously visited Abyssea area in exchange for cruor. Adventurers may also confirm with him the amount of cruor currently in their possession.



VersionUpdateBullet The maximum job level has been increased to 85.
To advance beyond level 80, you must first complete the new quest "Expanding Horizons" offered by the Nomad Moogle stationed at the Ru'Lude Gardens.

VersionUpdateBullet The following job abilities have been added:

Bullet2 Divine Caress (WHM Lv.83 Ability Delay: 1 min. Effect Duration: 1 min.)

If the next spell you cast cures a status ailment, your target will gain enhanced resistance to that ailment.

Bullet2 Saboteur (RDM Lv.83 Ability Delay: 5 min. Effect Duration: 1 min.)

If the next spell you cast is enfeebling magic, its effect and duration will be enhanced.

Bullet2 Spur (BST Lv.83 Ability Delay: 3 min. Effect Duration: 90 sec.)

Grants "Store TP" effect to pets.

Bullet2 Tenuto (BRD Lv.83 Ability Delay: 15 sec. Effect Duration: 1 min.)

If the next song you cast affects yourself, it will not subsequently be overwritten by other songs.

Bullet2 Soul Jump (DRG Lv.85 Effect Duration: 3 min.)

Delivers a high jumping attack on a targeted enemy which suppresses enmity. Effect enhanced when wyvern is present.

  • The recast timer for Soul Jump is shared with High Jump.
Bullet2 Blood Pact: Ward "Earthen Armor" (SMN Lv.82 Ability Delay: 1 min.)

Mitigates the impact of severely damaging attacks for party members within area of effect.

Bullet2 Blood Pact: Ward "Tidal Roar" (SMN Lv.84 Ability Delay: 1 min.)

Lowers attack for enemies within area of effect.

Bullet2 Efflux (BLU Lv.83 Ability Delay: 3 min. Effect Duration: 1 min.)

If the next spell you cast is a "physical" blue magic spell, a TP bonus will be granted.

Bullet2 Courser's Roll (COR Lv.81)

Enhances "Snapshot" effect for party members within area of effect. Lucky number: 3. Unlucky number: 9.

Bullet2 Blitzer's Roll (COR Lv.83)

Reduces melee attack delay for party members within area of effect. Lucky number: 4. Unlucky number: 9.

Bullet2 Deus Ex Automata (PUP Lv.5 Ability Delay: 1 min.)

Calls forth your automaton in an unsound state.

Bullet2 Feather Step (DNC Lv.83 Ability Delay: 15 sec.)

Lowers a target's critical hit evasion. If successful, will earn you a finishing move.

  • The recast timer for Feather Step is shared with Steps.

VersionUpdateBullet Adjustments have been made to the following job abilities and traits:

Bullet The following job abilities have undergone adjustments:

Bullet2 The warrior ability "Restraint" no longer prevents the user from dealing critical hits.

Bullet2 The thief ability "Despoil" now has an increased success rate, and the status ailment inflicted upon the enemy will be displayed in the message log.

Bullet2 The beastmaster ability "Call Beast" has received four new jugs:

Curdled Plasma Broth / Goblin Bug Broth / Bubbling Carrion Broth / Chirping Grasshopper Broth

Bullet2 The beastmaster ability "Reward" has had minimum level requirements placed on pet food as follows, and the healing effect has been increased accordingly for food of higher levels:

- Pet Food Alpha (Level 12)
- Pet Food Beta (Level 24)
- Pet Food Gamma (Level 36)
- Pet Food Delta (Level 48)
- Pet Food Epsilon (Level 60)
- Pet Food Zeta (Level 72)
Bullet2 The bard songs "Chocobo Mazurka" and "Raptor Mazurka" are now effective in non-field areas.

Bullet2 Elemental ninjutsu have received a damage increase.

Bullet2 The dragoon ability "Spirit Jump" is now affected by the "Jump Recast" merit point skill.

Bullet2 The enhanced effect of the dragoon ability "Spirit Jump" when your wyvern is present has been increased further.

Bullet2 Wyverns summoned with the dragoon ability "Call Wyvern" can now level up with experience gained in Abyssea.


Bullet2 The amount of MP required to sustain avatars has been decreased for summoners level 76 and above.

Bullet2 The following blood pacts have had their effect duration lengthened:

Hastega / Crimson Howl / Frost Armor / Rolling Thunder / Lightning Armor

Bullet2 The following blood pacts have had their effect duration lengthened commensurate with summoning magic skill, regardless of whether or not the skill has been increased to its maximum:

Shining Ruby / Glittering Ruby / Hastega / Crimson Howl / Frost Armor / Rolling Thunder / Lightning Armor / Ecliptic Growl / Ecliptic Howl / Noctoshield / Dream Shroud

Bullet2 The effect of the summoner ability "Avatar's Favor" has been increased proportionally to the caster's summoning magic skill.

Bullet2 The maximum amount of MP drainable using the summoner ability "Elemental Siphon" has been increased.

Bullet2 The maximum amount of MP restorable with the blue magic spell "Battery Charge" has been increased. (The rate of MP restoration has been slightly reduced, but the total duration of the spell effect has been increased.)

Bullet2 Assigned sets of blue magic will remain stored even after changing jobs.

Bullet2 It will now be possible to accumulate TP and increase marksmanship skill using the corsair ability "Quick Draw."

Bullet2 The duration of the corsair ability "Double Up" upon a roll of 11 has been reduced to five minutes.

Bullet2 When level restriction results in a puppetmaster's automaton being deactivated in a state of full or nearly full health, the ability "Activate" will now be usable immediately.

Bullet2 The items below usable with the puppetmaster ability "Repair" will now provide immediate HP restoration in addition to their existing Regen effect. Their purchase price will also be reduced.

Automaton Oil / Automaton Oil +1 / Automaton Oil +2

Bullet2 The ability delay for the dancer ability "Presto" has been changed to thirty seconds, and will no longer share its recast timer with Steps.

Bullet2 The dancer ability "Presto" will now also provide an accuracy bonus to the next Step used.

Bullet2 The amount of TP obtainable by the Job Trait "Occult Acumen" has been increased.

VersionUpdateBullet New job traits have been added to certain jobs.
The jobs listed below will each welcome an existing trait to their arsenal upon reaching the specified level, beyond which the degree of mastery will increase in stages.

Critical Defense Bonus
DRG Lv.85
PUP Lv.85
Improves defense against critical hits.
Critical Attack Bonus
DRG Lv.85
PUP Lv.85
Improves critical hit damage.
Shield Defense Bonus
WHM Lv.85
Reduces damage taken when blocking an attack with a shield.
True Shot
COR Lv. 85
Grants a damage bonus to ranged attacks performed at an appropriate distance.
Dual Wield
THF Lv.83
Allows you to equip two weapons.
Skillchain Bonus
MNK Lv.85
NIN Lv.85
Improves skillchain damage.
BRD Lv.85
Increases rate of critical hits when wielding with the main hand only. Grants a TP bonus to weapon skills.
Magic Burst Bonus
RDM Lv.85
Improves magic burst damage.
Occult Acumen
BLM Lv.85
Grants bonus TP when dealing damage with elemental or dark magic.

VersionUpdateBullet The following magic spells have been added:
- White Magic
Enlight: PLD Lv.85
Addle: RDM Lv.83
Refresh II: RDM Lv.82
Cura II: WHM Lv.83
Gain-VIT: RDM Lv.81
Gain-MND: RDM Lv.84
Boost-VIT: WHM Lv.81
Boost-MND: WHM Lv.84
Animus Augeo: SCH Lv.85
Animus Minuo: SCH Lv.85

- Black Magic
Endark: DRK Lv.85
Aero V: BLM Lv.83
Break: BLM Lv.85
Stoneja: BLM Lv.81
Waterja: BLM Lv.84

- Songs
Mage's Ballad III: BRD Lv.85
Earth Carol II: BRD Lv.81
Water Carol II: BRD Lv.84
Sentinel's Scherzo BRD Lv.82
Foe Lullaby II BRD Lv.83

- Ninjutsu
Myoshu: Ichi: NIN Lv.85
*Uses the ninja tool "Kabenro".
Yurin: Ichi: NIN Lv.83
*Uses the ninja tool "Jinko".

VersionUpdateBullet The following spells will now be learnable by more jobs:
- White Magic
Regen III: SCH Lv.83
- Black Magic
Aero III: DRK Lv.84
 Aero IV: RDM Lv.83
Water V: SCH Lv.83 (Addendum: Black)
Aspir II: BLM Lv.83

VersionUpdateBullet Many new blue magic spells have been added.

{{bullet-}Maximum values have been increased for certain enhancing magic, dark magic, and blue magic spells whose potency is commensurate with casting skill.

VersionUpdateBullet New weapon skills have been added.

VersionUpdateBullet The exclusive weapon skills for relic and mythic weapons may now be used by level 75 or higher characters even when they are being subjected to a level restriction.

{{bullet-}The following weapon skills have had their attributes adjusted:
Aeolian Edge / Sanguine Blade / Herculean Slash / Bora Axe / Fell Cleave / Infernal Scythe / Flash Nova / Cataclysm / Blade: Yu / Tachi: Ageha

VersionUpdateBullet A change to the algorithm used to calculate status effects for player characters and automatons has been implemented.

VersionUpdateBullet Manual removal of the following status icons has been temporarily disabled:
STR Boost / DEX Boost / VIT Boost / AGI Boost / INT Boost / MND Boost / CHR Boost

VersionUpdateBullet Level and/or placement of certain monsters have been adjusted in the following areas:
Mount Zhayolm / Aydeewa Subterrane / Caedarva Mire / Arrapago Reef


VersionUpdateBullet Several new pieces of equipment have been added.

VersionUpdateBullet New synthesis recipes have been added.
VersionUpdateBullet The following revisions have been made to the Synergy system:

Bullet2 The synergy skill level cap has been raised to 70 (Artisan).

Bullet2 New "Synergy Enthusiast" NPCs have been added to teach synergy recipes to players.

Bullet2 A new item has been added to allow players to remove the single most recently etched aperture.

Bullet2 Signed items may now be used as synergy ingredients.

* Inserting a signed item into a synergy furnace will instantly erase its signature.

Bullet2 An issue in which certain large fish could not be used as synergy ingredients has been addressed.

Bullet2 Several new synergy recipes have been added.

< Rank: Initiate >

Required Crafting Skill
Squat Table
Beech Lumber x 2

< Rank: Novice >

Required Crafting Skill
Leisure Table
Woodworking, Smithing
Darksteel Sheet x 2, Rosewood Lumber x 2
Goblin Bug Broth
Rotten Meat, Lugworm, Shell Bug x 2

< Rank: Apprentice >

Required Crafting Skill
Bubbling Carrion Broth
Kazham Peppers, Gelatin, Hare Meat, Distilled Water, Rotten Meat
Chirping Grasshopper Broth
Skull Locust x 2, La Theine Cabbage, Gysahl Greens, Little Worm, Shell Bug
Curdled Plasma Broth
Fiend Blood, Beastmen Blood, Bird Blood

< Rank: Craftsman >

Required Crafting Skill
Vaisselier Royale
Woodworking, Goldsmithing
Ebony Lumber x 6, Phrygian Gold Ingot
Tidings Board
Woodworking, Alchemy
Slime Oil, Dogwood Lumber x 4, Urushi, Qiqirn Sandbag, Green Textile Dye

VersionUpdateBullet New furnishings have been added:


VersionUpdateBullet The stackable quantity of the "Forbidden Key" item has been increased from 12 to 99.

VersionUpdateBullet The stackable quantity of the "Plateau Chestnut" item has been increased from 1 to 12.

VersionUpdateBullet The icons for the following items have been adjusted:
Carnelian / Fulmenite / Heliodor / Aventurine / Clarite / Larimar / Selenite / Tenebrite / Flame Earring / Thunder Earring / Soil Earring / Breeze Earring / Snow Earring / Aqua Earring / Light Earring / Darkness Earring / Vulcan's Earring / Jupiter's Earring / Terra's Earring / Auster's Earring / Aquilo's Earring / Pluto's Earring / Vulcan's Ring / Neptune's Ring / Terra's Ring / Auster's Ring / Jupiter's Ring / Aquilo's Ring / Apollo's Ring / Pluto's Ring

VersionUpdateBullet The rare designation has been removed from the "Whistle Coupon" item.


VersionUpdateBullet A new search comment category has been added for Trial of the Magians.

Resolved issues

VersionUpdateBullet An issue in MMM Revitalization Team mazes wherein consumed temporary items could be reobtained has been addressed.

VersionUpdateBullet An issue with the quest "Catch It If You Can!" wherein speaking to the NPC even with the necessary conditions fulfilled would not advance the quest has been resolved.

VersionUpdateBullet An issue wherein the Monk ability "Perfect Counter" would sometimes fail to counter has been addressed. This counter, however, may still miss on occasion.

VersionUpdateBullet An issue wherein weapon skills obtained while a character's skill value was enhanced by equipment or merit points would not immediately appear in the menu has been resolved.

VersionUpdateBullet An issue wherein the NMs Ovni and Turul would freeze in motion has been addressed.

VersionUpdateBullet An issue wherein the evolith providing "Magic Attack Bonus" against specific monster families was not functioning as intended has been resolved.

VersionUpdateBullet An issue wherein simultaneously equipping Vampiric Mitts and Vampiric Boots would not produce the intended set effect has been resolved.

VersionUpdateBullet The following item name has been changed to alleviate confusion:
Aqua Earring -> Aquamarine Earring

Known Issues

VersionUpdateBullet The help text for the "Carol II" series of bard songs omits the following information:
"...and sometimes nullifies (element) attacks."

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