Formless Strikes

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Job Ability Information
Job Monk
Type Merit
Description While in effect, melee attacks will not be considered physical damage.
No effect on weapon skills.
Duration 00:03:00
Recast 00:10:00 (base)
Cumulative Enmity 1 Volatile Enmity 300
Command /ja "Formless Strikes" <me> 
Merit Points
Group 2 Ranks Available 5
Effect of each Rank Each merit level after the first reduces the 40% damage penalty by 5%.

Notes

  • This ability changes auto-attacks from physical damage to spirit damage/breath damage (the same as Requiescat and Chi Blast).
  • Attacks with Formless Strikes active are less powerful than physical attacks, normal damage is reduced to 60% when initially unlocked.
  • Your spirit based auto-attacks will not be affected by physical resistances or barriers (Invincible.) It will now be affected by spiritual damage resistance.
  • Attacks can be "resisted".
  • It is best used against monsters that resist physical attacks, such as Elementals.
  • Formless Strikes attacks still give the user and the enemy normal TP.
  • This ability does not affect your Weapon Skills or counterattacks. They will have the same properties they had before activation.

 

Equipment Modifying Ability...
Equipment Piece Modifier
Melee Cyclas +2 Augment-Icon.png: Increases duration by 6 seconds per merit level.
Hes. Cyclas Augment-Icon.png: Increases duration by 6 seconds per merit level.
Hes. Cyclas +1 Augment-Icon.png: Increases duration by 6 seconds per merit level.

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