Zack, I added the War Bow +1. I can't believe I forgot to add that one! It is a very good bow.
That quote you got in the topic about critical hit rate actually hurting you is pure BS. Otherwise it's a pretty decent guide.
Thank you for the compliment on the guide. However, if you have cause to say that the quote on Milich's calculations about Crit Hit Rate is incorrect, please provide us some numbers so we can disprove this.
Well it doesn't -hurt- you. As he shows, you get less of an increase of DoT, but you still deal MORE damage. So you still gain, just not in similar % as to lower. More crit is good, just not when you could have better. This is why Pole > anything unless Soboro.
This. Stacking Crit+ will increase damage because you will critical more. The only time it will hurt DoT is when you're stacking Crit over something else that would improve DoT.
Why are Destroyers such a widely used endgame MNK weapon? Good Damage, low delay, 6% critical hits. Puts them fairly close in parse to Spharai. (sp?)
His point mathmatically isn't wrong, but logically, it is. Yes, by stacking Crit you're not gaining damage because stacking crit just increases the % chance critical will occur, not the base damage you're doing, the speed you're swinging, or how accurate you are. However, at 20% crit+ you're going to do more damage than 6% crit+ (because you're criticalling 14% more of the time, roughly) so long as you're not replacing any of those other important DoT stats.
Ideally everyone would have the best gear available, but realistically this isn't possible. Some people don't have a lot of play time, some people do. Some people have full usukane, some people have SH+1/dusk pants+hands/fumas. Some people would benefit from stacking crit+ gear when they are not yet able to attain some of the better gear out there.
That is why that excerpt should be removed, because milich is a very respected poster, and that blurb is very misleading.