Rayke

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Job Ability Information
Job Rune Fencer
Type Merit
Description Expends runes to reduce elemental resistance of the target.
Duration 30 seconds
Recast 5 minutes
Cumulative Enmity 640 Volatile Enmity 1260
Command /ja "Rayke" <me> 
Merit Points
Group 2 Ranks Available 5
Effect of each Rank Each additional merit increases duration by 3 seconds.

Notes

  • Reduces an enemy's resistance ranks, which can have have a variety of effects including increasing skillchain damage and magic burst damage, and reducing elemental magic evasion.
    • Resistance ranks lowered is based on the element of the runes used. Ignis lowers fire resistance, Sulpor lowers thunder resistance, etc.
    • Enemy resistance ranks will fall 1 stage per rune harbored while Rayke is in effect. See the Resist page for tiers.
      • This means Rayke may be used not only to increase skillchain damage of the corresponding element(s) and potentially boost magic burst damage, but to remove guaranteed 1/2 resists from any enemy if it can lower their resistance rank to below 50%.
    • Separate from the previous effect on resistance ranks, Rayke serves as a counter to the magic damage penalty for consecutive elemental spells also known as the Nuke Wall.
      • Rayke will reduce the penalty for this by 50% (-60% → -30%) regardless of the number of corresponding runes used; the same is gained from used x1 rune or x3 of the same runes in this case.

 

Equipment Modifying Ability...
Equipment Piece Modifier
Futhark Boots Augment-Icon.png: Enhances the duration of Rayke by 1 second per merit point, for a maximum of +5s.
Futhark Boots +1 Augment-Icon.png: Enhances the duration of Rayke by 1 second per merit point, for a maximum of +5s.
Futhark Boots +2 Augment-Icon.png: Enhances the duration of Rayke by 1 second per merit point, for a maximum of +5s.
Futhark Boots +3 Augment-Icon.png: Enhances the duration of Rayke by 1 second per merit point, for a maximum of +5s.

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