Book of Geb: Within, the priests of the past have catalogued the story and knowledge of Geb.
MP Cost: 120
Effect: Speedy for seconds
Party Effect: Removes negative status conditions, and Healing for seconds.
Stat Bonus: +5 DEF, +3 VIT , +3 WIS
Fame Bonus: 4%
Feed Power: 380
Part of the Priest of Geb set.
This tome was given a revision. The tome originally did 200 HP heal and gave stat bonuses: +30 HP, +15 MP, +5 DEF, +3 VIT, +3 WIS
The Book of Geb is often seen as a much more useful alternative than both the Tome of Holy Guidance and the Tome of Purification because if offers a lot of the abilities that the Tome of Holy Guidance and the Tome of Purification used to boast alone. It gives both Speedy and Healing effects while also having the ability to remove negative status conditions on both the user and allies.
Before the revisions, there was no reason to use either the Tome of Purification or the Tome of Holy Guidance. The power of this tome was simply too much, and outweighed the smaller MP cost of the Tome of Holy Guidance or the slightly higher heals from the Tome of Purification (Extra +4 wisdom on the Tome of Purification gives it a slightly higher heal amount and range).
With the revision to the Book of Geb, however, the book has been brought down much closer to balance, though it’s still very powerful. The glaring differences between its old and new versions include the overall heal amount has dropped by over 100 base amount, the regeneration effect has been lowered to 3 seconds, and the HP and MP boosts given by the tome on equip have been revoked. It’s still preferred by many due to the fact that it’s tradeable and combines the useful effects of both the Tome of Holy Guidance and the Tome of Purification.
Be aware that the heal is granted before the status removal takes place; therefore, you will not be healed when activating the tome if you are under the effects of Sick.
Descriptions in-game are currently bugged, causing wis-affecting equipment to appear to have twice the effect they really do (this effect is only for the descriptions- not the actual result). This page shows the actual formulas, not the ones based off the (incorrect) descriptions.