Cipher: Ark HM

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Cipher- Ark HM icon.png Cipher of AA HM's alter ego
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Description: A scroll inscribed with strange symbols that seal away the puissance of a Hume named Ark Angel HM. Chanting the enigmatic script summons his alter ego to the bearer's side.
Image: Cipher- Ark HM description.png
Type: Item
Flags: Not vendorable, Not sendable, Exclusive, Rare
Stack size: 1
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Ark Angel HM
AAHM Trust.jpg

Ninja / Warrior


Migawari: Ichi, Utsusemi: Ichi/Ni, Hojo: Ichi/Ni, Kurayami: Ichi/Ni


Innin, Yonin, Provoke, Berserk, Warcry

Weapon Skills

Chant du Cygne Light SC Icon.png/Distortion SC Icon.png, Swift Blade Gravitation SC Icon.png, Cross Reaver (Unique Conal Stun) None

  • Trade the Cipher: Ark HM 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, Ark Angel EV, Ark Angel MR, & Ark Angel TT
    • Speak with Jamal in Ru'Lude Gardens (H-5).
      • After trading Ark Angel TT 's cipher, you must speak to Jamal, zone, and speak to Jamal again to unlock the Objective for Cipher: Ark HM. Be sure before zoning Jamal asks you to "Please come by again later."
      • You may need to zone and talk to him again if you haven't talked to him since trading Ark Angel TT 's cipher in order for him to unlock the Objective.
    • Complete the Records of Eminence Objective: Eliminate Your Apathy
Warp to Tu'LiaRu'Aun Gardens #1 to battle the Ark Angel with a Phantom gem of apathy 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 HP+20%
  • Possesses an Utsusemi +1 trait which grants AA HM an extra shadow.
  • If there is a NIN, PLD, or RUN in the party, behaves as a damage dealer: Uses Innin, Berserk.
  • If there are no other tanks in the party, behaves as a tank: Uses Yonin, Warcry.
  • Uses Provoke in both situations in order to be sub tank.
  • Casts debuffs when does not have hate.
  • Starts fights with Migawari if available.
  • Uses weapon skills at 1000 TP and does not try to skillchain.
Trust Synergy
  • ArkEV / ArkHM / ArkMR / ArkGK / ArkTT: When all 5 Ark Angels are summoned, they possess a Magic Evasion bonus (see: Resist).