Cover

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Job Ability Information
Job Paladin
Type Level  
Level Obtained 35
Description Allows you to protect party members by placing yourself between them and the enemy.
Duration 00:00:15 (base)
Recast 00:03:00
Cumulative Enmity 1 Volatile Enmity 300
Command /ja "Cover" <stpc> 
Merit Points
Group 1 Ranks Available 5
Effect of each Rank Increases duration by 00:00:04 for each rank. 
Job Points
Category Cover Effect Ranks Available 20
Effect of each Rank Increase duration by 1 second.
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Notes

  • This ability allows you to take damage for a party member who currently has hate, as long as you are standing between them and the enemy.
    • Cover cannot intercept AoE attacks or spells. Both the PLD and covered player will be hit.
    • While cover can intercept ranged attacks and spells(occasionally), the cover target must be within melee range of the monster for attacks to be intercepted.
  • Duration is based on dSTAT between user and target. The formula is something like:
    • 15 + min(max(floor((user VIT + user MND - target VIT*2)/4),0),15)
    • Duration is determined on use. Gear can then be removed.
    • Duration can be further modified by PLD Job Points, up to +20 seconds.
  • When a hit is intercepted the PLD gains a static +200 Cumulative Enmity, and the covered player's Cumulative Enmity is reduced by 10%.
    • The hit must land. 0 dmg hits count. Misses don't count. Shadows/Anticipates/Parries untested.
    • Volatile Enmity is untested.
    • JA activation does not trigger this effect.

 

Equipment Modifying Ability...
Equipment Piece Modifier
Gallant Coronet Cover duration +5
Gallant Coronet +1 Cover duration +5 Verification Needed
Reverence Coronet Cover duration +7 Verification Needed
Reverence Coronet +1 Cover duration +9
Reverence Coronet +2 Cover duration +9
Reverence Coronet +3 Cover duration +10
Valor Surcoat Converts 20% of damage taken to MP on intercepted attacks.
Valor Surcoat +1 Converts 20% of damage taken to MP on intercepted attacks.
Valor Surcoat +2 Converts 30% of damage taken to MP on intercepted attacks.
Caballarius Surcoat Converts 32% of damage taken to MP on intercepted attacks.
Caballarius Surcoat +1 Converts 35% of damage taken to MP on intercepted attacks.
Caballarius Surcoat +2 Converts 38% of damage taken to MP on intercepted attacks.
Caballarius Surcoat +3 Converts 41% of damage taken to MP on intercepted attacks.
Save the Queen Cover duration +5. Accuracy+20 during Cover
Save the Queen III Cover duration +30. Each "Cover": Reduces "Sentinel" cast time by 1 second
Volitional Mantle VIT+10 during Cover
Kheshig Blade Cover duration +8
Sahip Helm Damage Taken -12% during Cover

References