Ok thanks to Abyssea I have managed to literally run out of things to merit. I'm sitting with Mnk, Nin, Blm, Bard, Thf 90 with full merits as well as 84 rdm(20/20 merits on it also). The problem is I have a Brew addiction that demands to be fed. I blame the inner Mnk in me too many late nights drinking with Oggbi. I cannot bring myself to waste experience points just sitting in abbysea with capped xp/merits just getting cruor. So I have turned to Sam.
I have managed to get my Sam up to 84 in the past few days from its previous level 69 where I had been leveling it for Colbri parties pre abyssea.
I had always only glanced at the X-hit builds before because my previous jobs don't use it ( Mnk, Nin, Thf) Now that Sam is only 6 levels away from 90 I'm wanting to make sure I'm headed in the right direction.
My current weapon is an augmented
(Great Katana) All Races
DMG: 84 Delay: 450 STR +3 VIT +3
Augments Damag +10 and +3% Skill chain damage.
It's no ultimate weapon but will be servicable for now.
Is the following math still correct:
Sam Store TP traits +25
5x Store TP merits + 10
Total of +35
I found this chart listing delay 450 weapons and Store TP needed to reach various X hit builds:
delay tp/hit 8hit 7 hit 6 hit 5 hit
450 11.5 9 25 46 74
Looking at 6 hit since 46 - 35 only leaves me needing 11.
Rajas - 5
Brutal - 1
Rose Strap - 4
Unkai Kabuto +1 - 5
Total - +15
Would easiy cover that. I could even drop the Rose Strap in favor of something else. ane recommendations on altenrate Straps? Through various questing NM's I already hade Unkai Hands, legs, feet already completed. I see definite improvement to go from Walmart Turban = Unkai Kabuto+1 for head slot. I have Byakko Haidate already, I'm not wanting to go from 5% hates down to 4% haste on leg slot, but the Store TP +5 makes me wonder how easy/hard it would be to get to 5 hit.
I'll mainly be using Sam in Abyssea. Is it even worth it to gear toward x hit anymore?
While Xping I've been using Razed Ruins, Apoc and Perfect Attendance ( PA because most of the alliances I've been in had been understaffed with healers it seems)
For TP gear
Strap - Rose
Head - Walmart Turban (working on Unkai head as soon as possible)
neck -Peacock Amulet
Body - Hauby/Osode/
Legs - Byakko
Feet - Fuma Sunate
ER - Brutal/Kemas
Rings - Rajas/ Ult ring
Ranged - bows/arrows ( end up pulling occasionally for some reason)
Belt - Swift
Back - Cerb mantle
With Triple Attack from Apoc is /war still the best for overall damage output?
what about /thf for SA Weapon Skills? or just worthless overall? we don't have a critical hit WS, so wondering if forced crits from SA or possible TA can do anything?
How does haste samba from dancer at 90/45 compare to /war?