Cipher: Ark EV

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Cipher- Ark EV icon.png Cipher of AA EV's alter ego
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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
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Ark Angel EV
AAEV Trust.jpg

Paladin / White Mage


Flash, Phalanx, Cure I - IV, Enlight, Reprisal


Chivalry, Palisade, Sentinel, Divine Emblem, Rampart, Shield Strike

Weapon Skills

Chant du Cygne Light SC Icon.png/Distortion SC Icon.png, Vorpal Blade Scission SC Icon.png/Impaction SC Icon.png, Dominion Slash (AoE) None, Arrogance Incarnate (AoE Spirits Within) None

  • Trade the Cipher: Ark EV item to one of the beginning Trust quest NPCs, which may be acquired via:
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 they have not completed the Rhapsodies of Vana'diel mission "Exploring the Ruins." Completing that cutscene/mission will allow the cipher to be traded.

Special Features
  • Possesses Fast Cast, Cure Potency Bonus+50%, Damage Taken-10%, HP+20%, MP+50%, Converts 5% of Damage Taken to MP.
  • Lacks Provoke; however, AAEV's additional Fast Cast trait reduces the recast time on Flash and Reprisal for solid enmity control.
    • Recast times can be improved further by providing Haste.
  • AAEV has improved Shield stats compared to other trusts, implied by the [Nov 2021 Patch Notes]. This would also make her Reprisal better.
  • Ark Angel Elvaan doesn't use any WHM-only abilities or spells, but /WHM has Auto-Regen and Magic Defense Bonus, making her a good physical/magical hybrid tank.
  • Uses Rampart when her target is under the effects of Chainspell, Manafont, or Astral Flow.
  • Uses Shield Strike to interrupt enemies casting high tier spells.
  • Holds up to 2000 TP to try to close skillchains.
  • With two weapon skills that have no skillchain properties, tends to not interrupt skillchains performed by other party members.
Trust Synergy
  • ArkEV / ArkHM / ArkMR / ArkGK / ArkTT: When all 5 Ark Angels are summoned, they possess a Magic Evasion bonus (see: Resist).