MERIT POINTS


Merits Explained


When you have reached 75 your level will be capped, but you can still push your strengths to even greater limits! Talk to the Moogle floating near Maat in Ru'Lude Gardens at H-5 and agree to be his guinea...errr, assistant. You will obtain the key item Limit Breaker, and a new 'Merit Points' button will be added to your Status menu directly under Craft Skl. You can check your merit menu via this new button at any time, but you may only adjust skills and use mode switch while in your Mog House.

You now have the choice to set your mode to either experience points or limit points. If set to experience, you will continue to gain exp as normal until you have reached 43,999/44,000. At this point, any enemies you kill while your exp is capped will automatically reward limit points instead. If you should die, you will lose experience, not limit points, and enemies will return to rewarding experience points until you are capped again. If set to limits, you will only receive limit points from enemies, and if you die you'll lose experience points as always, but your mode will remain on limits.

Limit points are gained in the same way as experience points, and when you have earned 10,000 you will be rewarded 1 merit point. You may store up to 10 merits, after that you must spend them or your limit points will just be wasted. When you select the Merit Points button your limit points will be displayed where your experience points are usually listed. It should be noted that scrolls that reward experience upon use cannot be used to obtain limit points.

Adjusting Skills


There are 5 main skill categories, and 15 job exclusive categories, all offering a number of skills to adjust. Each category also has a combo total/max you are limited to. You can raise one skill repeatedly, or several skills a little, but the combined total number of raises cannot exceed the category combo total. Most skills will also have a cap on them and cannot be improved further after that point, though the cap will vary for every skill.

Only skills that are part of your job can be adjusted, the rest will be greyed out. Adjustments to skills can be undone, but you will not get the merits back you have invested into them, so choose wisely when spending your points. After raising a skill once, the next improvement will cost more merits. Every category will have a different Lv. pattern upgrade, such as 1, 2, 3, 3, etc. In other words, 1 merit for the first upgrade, 2 for the second, and so on.

Skill adjustments are reflected across all your jobs, but a lower level job won't receive the full benefits. If you upgrade MP 8 times on your Lv.75 job and then switch to a lower job, you will only see the effect of what upgrade your level is equivalent to, so at Lv.10 you'd have +10 to MP, at Lv.20 you'd have +20 MP, etc. Keep in mind that your merits effect all jobs, so for example, if you have a Lv.75 Red Mage and use all 5 upgrades for the attributes category to raise your INT 5 points, you cannot switch to Lv.75 Ninja and raise STR 5 points too.


HP / MPLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, etc    |    Combo Total / Max: 8

Max HPAdjust your maximum HP by 10 points.
Max MPAdjust your maximum MP by 10 points.

AttributesLv. Pattern: 3, 6, 9, 9, 9    |    Combo Total / Max: 5

STRAdjust your STR by 1 point.
DEXAdjust your DEX by 1 point.
VITAdjust your VIT by 1 point.
AGIAdjust your AGI by 1 point.
INTAdjust your INT by 1 point.
MNDAdjust your MND by 1 point.
CHRAdjust your CHR by 1 point.

Combat SkillsLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, etc    |    Combo Total / Max: 12

Hand-to-Hand SkillAdjust your hand-to-hand skill by 2 points.
Dagger SkillAdjust your dagger skill by 2 points.
Sword SkillAdjust your sword skill by 2 points.
Great Sword SkillAdjust your great sword skill by 2 points.
Axe SkillAdjust your axe skill by 2 points.
Great Axe SkillAdjust your great axe skill by 2 points.
Scythe SkillAdjust your scythe skill by 2 points.
Polearm SkillAdjust your polearm skill by 2 points.
Katana SkillAdjust your katana skill by 2 points.
Great Katana SkillAdjust your great katana skill by 2 points.
Club SkillAdjust your club skill by 2 points.
Staff SkillAdjust your staff skill by 2 points.
Archery SkillAdjust your archery skill by 2 points.
Marksmanship SkillAdjust your marksmanship skill by 2 points.
Throwing SkillAdjust your throwing skill by 2 points.
Guarding SkillAdjust your guarding skill by 2 points.
Evasion SkillAdjust your evasion skill by 2 points.
Shield SkillAdjust your shield skill by 2 points.
Parrying SkillAdjust your parrying skill by 2 points.

Magic SkillsLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, etc    |    Combo Total / Max: 8

Divine Magic SkillAdjust your divine magic skill by 2 points.
Healing Magic SkillAdjust your healing magic skill by 2 points.
Enhancing Magic SkillAdjust your enhancing magic skill by 2 points.
Enfeebling Magic SkillAdjust your enfeebling magic skill by 2 points.
Elemental Magic SkillAdjust your elemental magic skill by 2 points.
Dark Magic SkillAdjust your dark magic skill by 2 points.
Summoning Magic SkillAdjust your summoning magic skill by 2 points.
Ninjutsu SkillAdjust your ninjutsu skill by 2 points.
Singing SkillAdjust your singing skill by 2 points.
String Instrument SkillAdjust your string instrument skill by 2 points.
Wind Instrument SkillAdjust your wind instrument skill by 2 points.

OthersLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, etc    |    Combo Total / Max: 8

Enmity IncreaseIncrease your enmity 1 point.
Enmity DecreaseDecrease your enmity 1 point.
Critical Hit RateAdjust your critical hit rate by 1 percent.
Enemy Critical Hit RateAdjust enemies' critical hit rate by 1 percent.
Spell Interruption RateAdjust your spell interruption rate by 2 percent.

WarriorLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Berserk RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Defender RecastShorten recast time by 6 seconds.
Warcry RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Aggressor RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Double Attack RateIncrease double attack rate by 1 percent.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
Warrior's ChargeWill double your next attack. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
TomahawkExpends a throwing tomahawk to inflict a special defense down effect on the enemy. Recast 3min. Increase duration of effect by 15 seconds.
SavageryAdds TP bonus effect to Warcry. Increase weapon skill TP bonus by 10.
Aggressive AimAdds ranged accuracy bonus to Aggressor. Increase ranged accuracy bonus by 4.

MonkLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Focus RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Dodge RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Chakra RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Counter RateIncrease counter attack rate by 1 percent.
Kick Attack RateIncrease kick attack rate by 1 percent.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
MantraIncreases the max. HP of party members in area of effect. Recast: 10min. Increase effect by 4%.
Formless StrikesWhile active, melee attacks won't be considered physical damage. No effect on weapon skills. Recast 10min. Increase effect by 5 percent.
InvigorateAdds a regen effect when using Chakra. Increase duration of effect by 24 seconds.
PenanceAdds an effect to Chi Blast that inhibits an enemy's TP accumulation. Increase duration of effect by 20 seconds.

White MageLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Divine Seal RecastShorten recast time by 20 seconds.
Cure Cast TimeShorten cast time of all Cure spells by 4 percent.
Bar Spell EffectIncrease potency of Bar spells and add a magic defense bonus of 2 points.
Banish EffectIncrease damage of Banish by 2, and length of def. down effect by 2 seconds.
Regen EffectIncrease the amount of HP recovered each interval by 1.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
MartyrSacrifices HP to heal a party member double the amount. Recast: 20min. Shorten recast by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
DevotionSacrifices HP to grant a party member the same amount in MP. Recast: 20min. Shorten recast by 2 minutes 20 seconds.
Protectra VIncreases the defense of party members within area of effect. Increase bonus defense by 2.
Shellra VIncreases the magic defense of party members within area of effect. Increase bonus magic defense by 1.

Black MageLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Elemental Seal RecastShorten recast time by 20 seconds.
Fire Magic PotencyIncrease the potency of Fire spells by 2.
Ice Magic PotencyIncrease the potency of Ice spells by 2.
Wind Magic PotencyIncrease the potency of Wind spells by 2.
Earth Magic PotencyIncrease the potency of Earth spells by 2.
Lightning Magic PotencyIncrease the potency of Lightning spells by 2.
Water Magic PotencyIncrease the potency of Water spells by 2.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
Flare IIDeals fire damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against water. Increase Flare II magic burst damage by 3, and magic accuracy by 5.
Freeze IIDeals ice damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against fire. Increase Freeze II magic burst damage by 3, and magic accuracy by 5.
Tornado IIDeals wind damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against ice. Increase Tornado II magic burst damage by 3, and magic acc by 5.
Quake IIDeals earth damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against wind. Increase Quake II magic burst damage by 3, and magic acc by 5.
Burst IIDeals lightning damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against earth. Increase Burst II magic burst damage by 3, and magic acc by 5.
Flood IIDeals water damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against lightning. Increase Flood II magic burst damage by 3, and magic acc by 5.

Red MageLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Convert RecastShorten recast time by 20 seconds.
Fire Magic AccuracyIncrease the accuracy of Fire spells by 3.
Ice Magic AccuracyIncrease the accuracy of Ice spells by 3.
Wind Magic AccuracyIncrease the accuracy of Wind spells by 3.
Earth Magic AccuracyIncrease the accuracy of Earth spells by 3.
Lightning Magic AccuracyIncrease the accuracy of Lightning spells by 3.
Water Magic AccuracyIncrease the accuracy of Water spells by 3.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
Dia IIILowers an enemy's defense and gradualy deals light elemental damage. Increase duration of effect by 30 seconds.
Slow IIReduces an enemy's attack speed. Increase Slow II effect by 1 and magic accuracy by 2.
Paralyze IIParalyzes an enemy. Increase Paralyze II effect by 1 and magic accuracy by 2.
Phalanx IIGrants a party member a certain amount of damage resistance. Increase Phalanx II duration by 30 seconds and damage reduction by 3.
Bio IIIDeals dark damage that weakens an enemy's attacks and gradually reduces its HP. Increase duration of effect by 30 seconds.
Blind IIBlinds an enemy, lowers its accuracy. Increase Blind II accuracy down effect by 1 and magic accuracy by 2.

ThiefLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Flee RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Hide RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Sneak Attack RecastShorten recast time by 2 seconds.
Trick Attack RecastShorten recast time by 2 seconds.
Triple Attack RateIncrease triple attack rate by 1 percent.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
Assassin's ChargeWill triple your next attack. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
FeintYour next attack will greatly reduce an enemy's evasion. Recast: 10min. Shorten recast by 2min.
Aura StealAdds a Dispel effect to Steal. Occasionally absorbs dispelled effect. Increase absorb rate by 20 percent.
AmbushGrants an accuracy bonus to melee and ranged attacks from behind an enemy. Increase accuracy bonus by 3.

PaladinLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Shield Bash RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Holy Circle RecastShorten recast time by 20 seconds.
Sentinel RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Cover Effect LengthLengthen time of effect by 4 seconds.
Rampart RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
FealtyGrants a powerful resistance to enfeebling magic. Recast: 20min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
ChivalryConverts TP to MP. Recast: 20min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Iron WillAdds a spell interruption down effect to Rampart. Increase effect by 19 percent.
GuardianReduces enmity loss while using Sentinel. Increase effect by 19 percent.

Dark KnightLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Souleater RecastShorten recast time by 12 seconds.
Arcane Circle RecastShorten recast time by 20 seconds.
Last Resort RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Last Resort EffectIncrease attacks by 2 percent, but lower defense by 2 percent.
Weapon Bash RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
Dark SealEnhances the accuracy of your next dark magic spell. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Diabolic EyeReduces max. HP, increases accuracy. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30sec.
Muted SoulReduces enmity while using Souleater. Reduce enmity by 10.
Desperate BlowsReduces delay for two-handed weapons when using Last Resort. Reduce delay by 5 percent.

BeastmasterLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Killer EffectsIncrease intimidation rate on all killer effects by 1 percent.
Reward RecastShorten recast time by 6 seconds.
Call Beast RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Sic RecastShorten recast time by 4 seconds.
Tame RecastShorten recast time by 20 seconds.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
Feral HowlTerrorizes the target. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Killer InstinctGrants your pet's Killer effect to party members within area of effect. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Beast AffinityIncreases the level of pets summoned with Call Beast. (Max. level: 75) Increase pet level by 2.
Beast HealerEnhances the Regen effect of Reward. Increase Regen amount by 1.

BardLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Lullaby RecastShorten recast time by 1 second.
Finale RecastShorten recast time by 1 second.
Minne EffectIncrease defense enhancement by 1.
Minuet EffectIncrease attack enhancement by 1.
Madrigal EffectIncrease melee accuracy enhancement by 1.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
NightingaleHalves the casting and recast times of songs. Recast: 20min. Shorten recast time 2min 30sec.
TroubadourIncreases the casting time for songs by 1.5 and doubles the effect duration. Recast: 20min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Foe SirventeReduces target party member's enmity loss. Increase effect by 5 percent.
Adventurer's DirgeReduces target party member's enmity. Reduce enmity by 3.

RangerLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Scavenge RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Camouflage RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Sharpshot RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Unlimited Shot RecastShorten recast time by 6 seconds.
Rapid Shot RateIncrease rapid shot rate by 1 percent.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
Stealth ShotYour next attack will generate less enmity. Recast: 5min. Reduce enmity by 10.
Flashy ShotYour next attack will generate more enmity and ignore level difference penalties. Recast: 20min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
SnapshotReduces delay for ranged attacks. Reduce delay by 2 percent.
RecycleOccasionally allows ranged attacks without consuming ammunition. Increase rate of activation by 5 percent.

SamuraiLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Third Eye RecastShorten recast time by 2 seconds.
Warding Circle RecastShorten recast time by 20 seconds.
Store TP EffectIncrease amount of TP stored by 2.
Meditate RecastShorten recast time by 6 seconds.
Zanshin Attack RateIncrease Zanshin attack rate by 1 percent.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
ShikikoyoShare TP above 100 with a party member. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time 2min 30sec.
Blade BashDelivers an attack that can stun the target and occasionally cause plague. Requires great katana. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
IkishotenIncreases amount of TP gained with a Zanshin attack. Increase TP gained by 3.
OverwhelmGrants an attack bonus to weapon skills performed face-to-face with an enemy. Increase attack bonus by 6.

NinjaLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Subtle Blow EffectIncreases subtle blow effect by 1.
Katon EffectIncrease damage by 2, and length of water resistance down effect by 2 seconds.
Hyoton EffectIncrease damage by 2, and length of fire resistance down effect by 2 seconds.
Huton EffectIncrease damage by 2, and length of ice resistance down effect by 2 seconds.
Doton EffectIncrease damage by 2, and length of wind resistance down effect by 2 seconds.
Raiton EffectIncrease damage by 2, and length of earth resistance down effect by 2 seconds.
Suiton EffectIncrease damage by 2, and length of ltng. resistance down effect by 2 seconds.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
SangeConsumes remaining shadow images to perform a multiple ranged attack. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Ninja Tool ExpertiseOccasionally allows the use of ninjutsu without consuming ninja tools. Increase rate of activation by 5 percent.
Katon: SanUses the ninja tool, "uchitake." Deals fire damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against water. Increase Katon: San magic attack by 5 and magic accuracy by 5.
Hyoton: SanUses the ninja tool, "tsurara." Deals ice damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against fire. Increase Hyoton: San magic attack by 5 and magic accuracy by 5.
Huton: SanUses the ninja tool, "kawahori-ogi." Deals wind damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against ice. Increase Huton: San magic attack by 5 and magic accuracy by 5.
Doton: SanUses the ninja tool, "makibishi." Deals earth damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against wind. Increase Doton: San magic attack by 5 and magic accuracy by 5.
Raiton: SanUses the ninja tool, "hiraishin." Deals lightning damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against earth. Increase Raiton: San magic attack by 5 and magic accuracy by 5.
Suiton: SanUses the ninja tool, "mizu-deppo." Deals water damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against lightning. Increase Suiton: San magic attack by 5 and magic accuracy by 5.

DragoonLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Ancient Circle RecastShorten recast time by 20 seconds.
Jump RecastShorten recast time by 3 seconds.
High Jump RecastShorten recast time by 6 seconds.
Super Jump RecastShorten recast time by 10 seconds.
Spirit Link RecastShorten recast time by 6 seconds.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
Deep BreathingEnhances effect of next wyvern breath. Recast: 15min. Shorten recast time by 2 minutes 30sec.
AngonExpends an angon to lower an enemy's defense. Recast: 3min. Increase defense down duration by 15 seconds.
EmpathyCopies beneficial status effects to wyvern when using Spirit Link. Increase number of copied effects by 1.
StrafeIncreases accuracy of wyvern breath. Increase accuracy by 5.

SummonerLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Avatar Physical AccuracyIncrease avatars' physical accuracy by 3.
Avatar Physical AttackIncrease avatars' physical attacks by 2.
Avatar Magical AccuracyIncrease avatars' magical accuracy by 3.
Avatar Magical AttackIncrease avatars' magical attacks by 2.
Elemental MP CostReduce the amount of MP needed to maintain elementals by 1.
Group 2Lv. Pattern: 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 6
Meteor StrikeIfrit Blood Pact ability. Deals fire elemental damage. Increase Meteor Strike TP bonus by 20.
Heavenly StrikeShiva Blood Pact ability. Deals ice elemental dmg. Increase Heavenly Strike TP bonus by 20.
Wind BladeGaruda Blood Pact ability. Deals wind elemental damage. Increase Wind Blade TP bonus by 20.
GeocrushTitan Blood Pact ability. Deals earth elemental damage. Increase Geocrush TP bonus by 20.
ThunderstormRamuh Blood Pact ability. Deals lightning elemental damage. Increase Thunderstorm TP bonus by 20.
Grand FallLeviathan Blood Pact ability. Deals water elemental damage. Increase Grand Fall TP bonus by 20.

Blue MageLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Chain Affinity RecastShorten recast time by 4 seconds.
Burst Affinity RecastShorten recast time by 4 seconds.
Monster CorrelationIncrease monster family related effects by 1.
Physical PotencyIncrease the potency of physical blue magic spells by 2.
Magical AccuracyIncrease the accuracy of magical blue magic spells by 2.

CorsairLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Phantom Roll RecastShorten recast time by 2 seconds.
Quick Draw RecastShorten recast time by 6 seconds.
Quick Draw AccuracyIncrease the accuracy of Quick Draw by 2.
Random Deal RecastShorten recast time by 40 seconds.
Bust DurationShorten the duration of the Bust penalty by 10 seconds.

PuppetmasterLv. Pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5    |    Combo Total / Max: 10

Automaton Melee SkillAdjust automaton's melee skill by 2 points.
Automaton Ranged SkillAdjust automaton's ranged skill by 2 points.
Automaton Magic SkillAdjust automaton's magic skill by 2 points.
Activate RecastShorten recast time by 40 seconds.
Repair RecastShorten recast time by 6 seconds.
FINAL FANTASY XI

Requirements

Servers / Passes

Races / Stats

Starting the Game

Helpful NPC's

Job Skill Caps

Magic Spells

Job Abilities

Weapon Skills

NPC Fellows

Regional Sellers

Map Sellers

Vana'diel Maps

Fame Ranks

Merit Points

Guild Crafts

Specialty

Best Shot Album

Art & Renders



 
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