Cipher: Ark EV

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Description: A scroll inscribed with strange symbols that seal away the puissance of an Elvaan named Ark Angel EV. Chanting the enigmatic script summons her alter ego to the bearer's side.
Image: Cipher- Ark EV description.png
Type: Item
Flags: Not vendorable, Not sendable, Exclusive, Rare
Stack size: 1 "Find Cipher: Ark EV on FFXIAH" "Find Cipher: Ark EV on FFXIDB"
Ark Angel EV
AAEV Trust.jpg
Spells

Flash, Phalanx, Cure I - IV, Enlight, Holy, Holy II

Abilities

Chivalry, Sentinel, Reprisal, Divine Emblem

Weapon Skills

Chant du CygneLight SC Icon.png/Distortion SC Icon.png, Vorpal Blade Scission SC Icon.png/Impaction SC Icon.png, Dominion Slash, Arrogance Incarnate (Spirits Within)

Acquisition
  • Trade the Cipher: Ark EV item to one of the beginning Trust quest NPCs, which may be acquired via:
    • Complete Dawn and all its cutscenes.
    • Be in possession of the Bundle of scrolls key item.
    • Have obtained the additional following Trust spells: Rainemard, & Ark Angel GK
    • Speak with Jamal in Ru'Lude Gardens (H-5).
      • After trading Ark Angel GK 's cipher, you must speak to Jamal, zone, and speak to Jamal again to unlock the Objective for Cipher: Ark EV. Be sure before zoning Jamal asks you to "Please come by again later."
    • Complete the Records of Eminence Objective: Temper Your Arrogance
Warp to Tu'LiaRu'Aun Gardens #4 to battle the Ark Angel with a Phantom gem of arrogance on any difficulty.
Players will be unable to receive the alter ego when trading the Cipher if on a Rhapsodies of Vana'diel mission involving the Ark Angels, such as during "Exploring the Ruins." Completing that cutscene/mission will allow the cipher to be traded.
Special Features

Possesses Fast Cast, Cure Potency Bonus (+50%), and -10% Damage Taken.
Lacks Provoke; however, AAEV can hold enmity very well utilizing Flash and Sentinel (benefits greatly from Haste lowering Flash's recast)
Ark Angel Elvaan doesn't use any WHM-only abilities or spells, but she is a /WHM as she has Auto-Regen and other related traits, including Magic Defense Bonus, making her a good physical/magical hybrid tank.



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