As the title says, I'm starting to think about a 5 hit. Here's my current TP gear:
Keito+2 Pole Grip --- Thew Bomblet
Unkai+2 Chiv Chain Brutal Kemas
Unkai+2 Ace's Rajas Keen
Atheling Bullwhip Unkai+2 Ace's
So according to my calculations, I need 2 more STP to make it to a 5 hit, but I'm not sure what to give up. The two options I'm looking at are 1) getting rid of Ace's Mufflers (the -4 STP hurts), and replacing them with Dusk +1 so I don't lose any haste (or NQ Dusk, which I already have, but would lose 1% haste), and 2) replacing Bullwhip Belt with Goading Belt.
The problem with 1) is that I'd lose the "Enhances Zanshin effect", as well as requiring me to carry around another piece of gear to macro in for STR on ws (unless I want to keep ace's for that, but it seems silly to do so just for the STR when I can get another piece of gear without -4 STP). However, with 2) I'd be losing 2% haste. Is that as big a deal overall? My initial thought is that keeping the Zanshin bonus will outweigh the haste, but I haven't done any math in my head to support that. I'm interested to see what some more knowledgeable SAMs think. If you have any other suggestions as well, please feel free to share.