Final Fantasy XI SpellDeodorize
|Effect||May stop enemies from pursuing by scent.|
|Duration||Random, usually 30 secs to 5 mins|
|Casting Time||2 Seconds|
|Recast Time||8 Seconds|
|Magic Type||Enhancing Magic|
|Jobs||WHM 15 RDM 15 SCH 15|
Currently, no enemies actually detect by smell in Final Fantasy XI, so Deodorize cannot prevent being attacked by any enemies like Sneak and Invisible can. However, some enemies track by smell, meaning that once they begin to chase a player they will be difficult to elude without leaving the area unless the player's scent is removed. This is typically caused by running through water, or water weather being present in the area, but can also be caused by this spell.
Being attacked will erase the Deodorize effect. Because Deodorize only has a purpose if a scent-tracking enemy is already trying to attack you, care must be taken to apply the Deodorize effect only once you are outside of the enemy's range or once you have temporarily incapacitated the enemy with something like sleep. Otherwise, the enemy may strike you and Deodorize status will be lost.