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#1 Jan 04 2014 at 4:53 PM Rating: Good
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At the moment, I'm wielding a Sharur in the mainhand, and an Eminent wand in the offhand. Is offhanding the wand reducing my DPS when compared to equipping the Sharur and Genbu's shield?

With Adoulin, I thought there'd be a resurgence in bludgeoning things to death, but there's not a lot of threads on melee WHM that are up to date, if any.
#2 Jan 05 2014 at 3:24 PM Rating: Excellent
I think the only thing better than equipping an Eminent Wand as an offhand weapon to the Sharur is if you had a second Sharur to offhand. Offhanding one of the stronger clubs will almost certainly improve your DPS far more than single-wielding it with a Genbu's shield.
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#3 Jan 06 2014 at 10:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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I realize this isn't very practical advice, but offhanding a Kraken is still the best way to go even in modern content. My WHM/DNC continues to impress pretty much everyone who sees it in terms of damage.

Here's my TP build: http://www.ffxiah.com/item-sets/149320

Here's my WS build: http://www.ffxiah.com/item-sets/237193

Augments are:
Gendewitha Bliaut: PDT -4, Cure Cast -4
Gendewitha Spats: PDT -4, Cure Cast -5
Gendewitha Galoshes: PDT -3, Cure Cast -4
Resilient Mantle: STR +1, Acc +2, Attack +15

With this build, I can tank several mobs at once in Marjami reives, popping Realmrazers for an average of about 3k damage each. KC accuracy isn't great, I'd say maybe 60% with Ionis and no food, but I still TP faster than most proper melees and even out-damage quite a few.

I can also solo a lot of older content thanks to the Gendewitha making me not so squishy, and Realm often does 4-5k damage or more in older areas. For example, I can solo AR2 Salvage, including all NMs and both bosses. (Although there isn't time for alexandrite farming on the gear floor. If I want to do that, I have to skip a few NMs on the earlier floors.)
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#4 Jan 06 2014 at 3:26 PM Rating: Good
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Thank you both. I'll save up for another Sharur, and hope I get lucky with Up In Arms.

Most of the items in those sets are out of reach for now, given that I just started doing Adoulin things in earnest.

Edited, Jan 6th 2014 4:29pm by Demoncard
#5 Jan 06 2014 at 6:40 PM Rating: Good
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It's a pretty up-to-date build and I'm a career WHM, so yeah some of the stuff will be pretty hard to get. I think the important things are the Gendewitha pieces, which aren't too hard to get. They are absolutely amazing for melee mage.

Also one other thing I thought of after posting: You'll notice I'm using the dual wield earrings which are not very commonly used. This is because in almost all cases, you will get better results using a Suppanomimi + Brutal Earring. The one and only exception I'm aware of is the Kraken. When you're using a Kraken, you don't want any double attack at all because it'll actually slow you down. That's why I went with the dual wield set, but if you don't have a Kraken, then you're better off with Suppa+Brutal.
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#6 Jan 07 2014 at 4:58 AM Rating: Good
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I see.

Also I'm currently tping in two Aqua rings, one of them with a lolaugmentation with +1str. Is that bad? Should I be using an Aquasoul and Mars ring instead?
#7 Jan 07 2014 at 5:28 AM Rating: Excellent
What ring do you have from Chains of Promathia? If you have a Rajas, then something like Rajas + Mars would be better than Aquasouls. Alternately, if you have the K'ayres ring from Tojil, that's another option you could use in place of the Mars in situations where you may not need the accuracy as much (With the +skill on a Sharur though, you probably will be fine Accuracy wise for the most part).
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