Empathy is a merit trait for Dragoons in Final Fantasy XI. It allows most beneficial statuses to be passed to a Wyvern when Spirit Link is used. The merit can be taken 3 times, each time one positive status effect will be transferred to the wyvern. It costs 3 merit points for the first rank, 4 for the second, and 5 for the last. It remains active so long as the Dragoon remains level 75 and remains outside of zones and events with a level cap.