I must admit, the concept of Dual Wielding Mandau's is intriguing to me.
It would have to be an item with same name at two different levels which... as far as I know, is only relics and mythics at the moment.
We need this guy to try finishing off Batardeau to a Mandau after getting his first Mandau to lv 80.
I hope he does go for it. He really has nothing to lose after all. If he is unable to get a second Mandau then trading a 10k byne bill will result in a failed transaction, and a 10k byne bill can always be resold. However if he IS able to get a second Mandau then he'll have one freakin spectacular dual wield.
May I remind you guys again that Relics/Mythics do not work in the offhand. I don't think you guys have forgotten but just in case you haven't >.>
That reminds me of something I never asked but had wanted to for a while. I know Mandau in the offhand won't grant mercy stroke, give triple damage procs or poison, or otherwise be anything more than damage/delay. But Mandau still has 20 attack and I'm pretty sure that's one of the "base" characteristics. It's probably common sense, but Mandau DOES still give you 20 attack if you wield it in the offhand right? I never bothered asking because up until now there would be no reason to even consider offhanding Mandau so it would be a moot point but it's a curiosity I've had for ages.
And no one will... Anyone with Mandau is having multiple 75. Why on earth when you can get another weapon for another but Thf's twice!?
I'd spend my days farming for a second Mandau to dual wield if it was possible. Damage 43, Delay 176 attack + 25 main hand with damage 41, delay 176, attack + 20 offhand (via the first two trials)... hell YA I'd do that!! Mandau is still the best offhand dagger we could use under any circumstances. It's just that it's also the best main hand we could get up until now, so even with vajra there would be little reason to move it to the offhand.
Like Shamaya I prefer to channel a majority of my energies towards bettering my thief. I have a tarutaru character I spend time on to play around with mage jobs but it's just something I do as a change of pace and I'll never gear it to really high end standards. My main and strongest character will forever be Melphina's thief and dual wielding Mandau's is something I'd work towards. And it's not something beyond my capabilities with another few years. I don't have Mandau yet but that's because I invested in my skadi's set and HQ heca set (amongst other expensive items) first. I have no regrets because I really wanted them, but the next upgrade I'll be perusing is my Relic and I'm on track to finish it late this year/early next year. With my other really expensive items out of the way I could probably finish a second Mandau a few years down the road after that. I'd SO strive to do that if it was possible. I actually enjoy farming as well as crafting and have been farming for entertainment more and more as of late. That can add up fast (consider that an average of 100k profit a day is 36.5 million gil per year as a basic economic example) so I'd love to know if Dual Wielding Mandau's is possible. It's an intriguing concept for sure. Edited, Jul 7th 2010 3:39pm by Melphina