|The eccentric Doctor Shantotto returned to Windurst one day|
after a sudden and unexplained absence,
shocking her colleagues with behavior so outrageous
it put her old self to shame!
When she goes so far as to proclaim herself
ruler of her own empires,
adventurers must embark on a quest
to uncover the truth behind her alarming shift in personality.
A Shantotto Ascension - The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born is set to be released concurrently with the November 2009 version update of Final Fantasy XI. This is the game's third add-on scenario, and its storyline will focus on Doctor Shantotto, one of the most beloved characters in the game.
Completing this mini expansion allows adventurers to choose one of three augmented leg pieces. The Blitzer Poleyn is heavy armor designed for tanks and heavy melee classes; the Desultor Tassets is lighter armor designed for utility melee jobs; and the Tatsumaki Sitagoromo is a cloth piece designed for mage and support jobs.
|Blitzer Poleyn||Desultor Tassets||Tatsumaki Sitagoromo|
Upon completing Shantotto Ascension and choosing a leg piece listed above, adventurers must choose two augments to enhance their new gear. The augments are chosen from a long list of options.
|Augment Options for Shantotto Ascension gear|
|HP+25, Enmity +4||Critical hit damage +3%||Song recast delay -3%|
|MP+25, Enmity -4||Skillchain damage +5%||"Barrage" +1|
|Accuracy +7||"Conserve TP" +5||"Elemental Siphon" +20|
|Attack +7||Physical damage taken -4%||"Phantom Roll" ability delay -5|
|Ranged Accuracy +7||Magic critical hit damage +10%||"Repair" potency +10%|
|Ranged Attack +7||Magic burst damage +10%||"Waltz" TP cost -5|
|Evasion +7||"Kick Attacks" +5||Pet: Accuracy +7; Ranged Accuracy +7|
|Magic Accuracy +4||"Cure" potency +5%||Pet: Attack +7; Ranged Attack +7|
|"Magic Attack Bonus" +4||"Sic" and "Ready" ability delay -5||Pet: "Store TP" +8; "Subtle Blow" +8|
|Haste +3%||Pet: Magic Accuracy +7||"Double Attack" +2%|
|Movement speed +8%|