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Phalanx (Final Fantasy XI)

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Final Fantasy XI Spell
MP: 21
Effect: Reduces damage.
Duration: 180 sec
Casting Time: 3 sec
Recast Time: 10 sec
Magic Type: Enhancing Magic
Element: Light

Phalanx is a White Magic spell from Final Fantasy XI. Phalanx was formerly exclusive to Red Mages, being learned at level 33. As of the June 2010 update, however, Paladins may also learn this spell at level 77, making it no longer exclusive to Red Mages. When Rune Fencer was added, they gained Phalanx at level 68. It functions off of the Enhancing Magic skill. It will provide a certain amount of damage reduction based on the character's level and Enhancing Magic skill.


The formula is:

(Enhancing skill / 10) - 2 = Damage reduced.

If you have 100 Enhancing Magic skill:

100/10 = 10-2 = 8

so you would reduce all damage you take by 8.

Now with capped skill:

256/10 = 25.6 - 2 = 23.6

(This is with all Red Mage Enhancing Magic Gear and capped Merit Points.)

315/10 = 31.5-2 = 29.5


Phalanx is an ancient Greek expression to signify an organized, dense line of battle. The Phalanx was a battle formation used by Ancient Greek hoplites.

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