Talk:Focus item

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What do most people use as a caster offhand set in PvP? I'm talking about like a sword and a shield. In that case, which mods are preferrable? --86.95.77.21 09:52, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

It's quite a bit more complicated than one set. I actually wrote a guide on it, though it's more geared towards monks: User:MisterPepe/MonkWeaponSwaps. Hope that helps. MisterPepe talk 10:08, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! I was actually looking for info on monk offhands, so that'll do i guess :P --86.95.77.21 12:33, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

move?[edit]

I'd suggest to move this page to Focus, as actually all weapons are items, so this suffix is rather unneeded. We should then change the infoboxes of focus pages and move galleries as well, but i don't think that should be such a big problem. —ZerphatalkThe Improver 21:03, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Why do we call them focus item and focus items instead of focus and foci? -- User Kirbman sig.png Kirbman 20:02, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

energy provided when requirements are not met[edit]

Where is the info on that? I think it is quite relevant 99.241.17.220 15:53, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Focus (pre-searing)[edit]

Pre-Searing off-hand item named "Focus" sold by Sanura links to this page. --NIN37 13:33, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Actually, does some sort of list/category for "Pre-Searing Merchants" exist? Arnaud, Gram, Hamish, Laren, Riley, Rolf, Sanura, Spence, Varuna and Vencel... all of them selling same goodies. --NIN37 13:48, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Speaking of pre-searing, the flute provides a +1 energy bonus, well below the +3 mentioned in the article. Should this specific item be mentioned under "notes"? Pastafarian Hunter 15:50, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

The tables[edit]

I don't understand the "[class] focus items" tables. First, there's nothing in any of the EoTN tables except for three Mesmer items, two of which are greens, which are also the only greens listed. Otherwise, the listed items seem completely arbitrary to me. For instance, why is Bleached Skull, which is core, listed under Factions? Why is Aureate Lamp listed as the Nightfall Divine Favor focus when Divine Symbol (chalice) and Divine Scroll drop there as well? If there's some deeper logic here, the page should describe it. Manifold User Manifold Jupiter.jpg 18:00, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Looking at the GuildWiki page, it seems this page may have been mostly copied over from there, albeit put into table format. More examples of oddities: Stone Chakrams is an Illusion focus that drops everywhere but Factions, but is only listed under Nightfall. Earth Scrolls drop everywhere but are listed as a Prophecies item. Are these tables years out of date, or is there deeper meaning? Manifold User Manifold Neptune.jpg 23:50, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
feel free to clean them up be bold.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 12:29, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Refreshing requirement issues, like with shields.[edit]

The text at the top of the page, about energy gained when not meeting a focus' requirement, is not entirely correct. We should implement a table, like at the Shield article. The most correct table is at the German wiki focus page. Yes, you see that right, the mechanics are very complicated and variable, even among campaigns. If nobody speaks German, I'll try to translate it later, but I'm not very good with tables. User Judas Sig.pngudas 15:18, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

I can help with the tables, if you want to post the translation in your user space. — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 03:09, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

max stats at lower requirements?[edit]

I'm trying to see how good a focus I could get at requirement 3 or lower in a non primary attribute and it's not at all obvious where I should look in this wiki. I have a trapper who I'd like to equip with a condition extending weapon and a focus for more energy but I only have enough points to spare to raise a non-expertise/non-wilderness survival stat to at most 3. There must be some way to figure out what the best possible gear would be and where to try to farm it. Thanks in advance for any pointers in finding the appropriate article or in improving this one.Driftwood 10:30, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

You "condition extending weapon" should have a "I have the power!" inscription if it doesn't already. You could try looking at some of the following pages for lists of non-max collector, weaponsmith or unique weapons:
Or you could do what the article states ("Nightfall and Eye of the North: unique items with maximum stats and those from collectors and crafters.") and acquire a Nightfall or Eye of the North focus with 12 energy from a collector or weaponsmith to gain 6 energy. --Silver Edge 20:18, 12 September 2012 (UTC)