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#77 Mar 31 2008 at 8:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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Oh I use it, but only when needed.

I have WS macos for penta with +str and +Acc.

If I get to a mob an whiff Jump and first hit, I smash the Acc macro and keep it moving. Else I just leave Str set on.

I can think of a few that require full acc off the top of my head. Mostly end game though. Merit is just lolcoli which... well... you can hit naked.

I also eat meat full time (but who doesn't).


If you are meriting on G. Colibri with the gear you mentioned, you are hitting at around 82%. That's assuming you have 8 Polearm merits. You need at least 387 total accuracy to hit 85% on level 82 G. Colibri.

As an Elvaan, you have 62 base dex. If you have 8 polearm merits, you have 292 Polearm skill. You have 8 dex from gear, and 25 accuracy.

Acc = 200 + (92)*.9 + 22 + (70)*.75 + 25 = 381

Hit rate = 75 + (381-339)*.5 + (75 - 82)*2 = 82%.

Now, lets assume you replace your Wyvern Helm (+5 Str) with the Optical Hat.

Optical hat provides a 5% bonus to hit rate, and with a base 82% hit rate, that will be a 6.1% boost to DoT. Wyvern Helm will give ~.9% increase to your DoT, we'll say an even 1% when you consider the 3-4 Attack. That's a net gain of 5.1% DoT just by switching from Wyvern Helm to Optical Hat. That's no small amount. You make the trade-offs I suggest and you'll increase your DoT by a lot more.
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#78 Mar 31 2008 at 8:34 AM Rating: Default
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If you are meriting on G. Colibri with the gear you mentioned, you are hitting at around 82%. That's assuming you have 8 Polearm merits. You need at least 387 total accuracy to hit 85% on level 82 G. Colibri.

As an Elvaan, you have 62 base dex. If you have 8 polearm merits, you have 292 Polearm skill. You have 8 dex from gear, and 25 accuracy.

Acc = 200 + (92)*.9 + 22 + (70)*.75 + 25 = 381

Hit rate = 75 + (381-339)*.5 + (75 - 82)*2 = 82%.

Now, lets assume you replace your Wyvern Helm (+5 Str) with the Optical Hat.

Optical hat provides a 5% bonus to hit rate, and with a base 82% hit rate, that will be a 6.1% boost to DoT. Wyvern Helm will give ~.9% increase to your DoT, we'll say an even 1% when you consider the 3-4 Attack. That's a net gain of 5.1% DoT just by switching from Wyvern Helm to Optical Hat. That's no small amount. You make the trade-offs I suggest and you'll increase your DoT by a lot more.


What can I say, good ****. Knowing this i will probaby just switch out my Aly Alyk's for Hydras on birds. That's like a swing of 6 Dex + 5 Acc.

Just because wearing O-hat w/o SH = NOT ****!
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#79 Mar 31 2008 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I've updated my gear since last we met - I'm also DRG65 now (so what if I don't have the time to level?)

Bear in mind, everything this Galka owns ended up being budget gear!

Solo gear:
 
      GKL        -   Spear Strap   -    Nothing    - Happy Egg 
 Drachen Armet   - Spike Necklace  -     Minuet    - Insomnia 
Scorpion Harness - Dr. Fng. Gnts.  -   Unyielding  - Garrulous 
 Amemet Mantle   -   Potent Belt   -   Dr. Brais   - Dr. Greaves 


I'm trying to save up for a Chivalrous Chain and, much to my embarrassment, Fencing Bracers (which don't actually look that bad, but the only issue is cost). Spear Strap purely for MP (it's cheaper than Lizard+1 IIRC, so I may sell that back!). Garrulous Ring only because there wasn't much difference between that and Puissance at the time of purchase, and I didn't already own Puissance (for 40-cap BCNM I go Venerer/Fasting anyway). Also looking at questing a Smart Grenade but I just haven't had a chance.

Party gear:
 
      GKL        -    Pole Strap   -     Nothing    - Happy Egg 
 Walkure Mask    - Spike/Merman's  -     Minuet     - Beetle+1 
Scorpion Harness - Dr. Fng. Gnts.  -     Venerer    - Garrulous 
 Amemet Mantle   -   Potent Belt   - Tiger Trousers - Tiger Ledelsens 


As far as I'm concerned it's not worth having separate TP/WS sets for a few more levels yet (correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think TP/WS pieces really surface until about 70 or so? At any rate I'm not convinced that there'd be more than a minimal impact if I did start with different gear-sets)

as above, I'm already looking at Chivalrous Chain, Fencing Bracers (though I could probably scrape by with AF) and Smart Grenade as upgrades. I would get a Wivre Mask and a new earring but for the dire state of my wallet (I decided that a Potent Belt was a higher priority*, and I'm trying to get my LS to start doing 60-cap Excavation Duty Assaults)

*The Gil/Assault Point ratio of the Potent Belt was 13:1, compared with 23:1 for Chiv Chain (multiply both sides by their items' respective Assault Point costs); I'd have been paying a lot more for an item I could get with fewer Assault Points if I'd upgraded my neck armour first. I lost 16K just putting an Archer's Ring up three times, and even after accumulating the winnings I don't want to spend more than is needed.

If it's of any use to anyone, I have 250K left for upgrades but want to avoid blowing it all on one expensive item if at all possible.
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#80 Mar 31 2008 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Main: Mythril Lance +1
Sub: Brass Grip +1
Range: None
Ammo: None

Head: Walkure Mask
Neck: Spike Necklace
Ear1: Beetle Earring +1
Ear2: Beetle Earring +1

Body: Brigandine Armor
Hands: Custom M Gloves
Ring1: Woodsman Ring
Ring2: Venerer Ring

Back: Jaguar Mantle
Waist: Life Belt
Leg: Republic Subligar
Feet: Leaping Boots

Been reading the stickies
and I do plan to upgrade to another woodsman,
but I'm wondering would I be better getting
SFG's which are around 300k vs the 250k for woods.
Figure a boost of +10ATK from CMG is better than +2ACC, but
then again im no math wiz, so I could be wrong.
#81 Mar 31 2008 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Main: Mythril Lance +1
Sub: Brass Grip +1
Range: None
Ammo: None

Head: Walkure Mask
Neck: Spike Necklace
Ear1: Beetle Earring +1
Ear2: Beetle Earring +1

Body: Brigandine Armor
Hands: Custom M Gloves
Ring1: Woodsman Ring
Ring2: Venerer Ring

Back: Jaguar Mantle
Waist: Life Belt
Leg: Republic Subligar
Feet: Leaping Boots

Been reading the stickies
and I do plan to upgrade to another woodsman,
but I'm wondering would I be better getting
SFG's which are around 300k vs the 250k for woods.
Figure a boost of +10ATK from CMG is better than +2ACC, but
then again im no math wiz, so I could be wrong.


What level are you? Anyway, yeah I'd probably go with the SFG. They're hot stuff.
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#82 Mar 31 2008 at 10:21 PM Rating: Good
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*The Gil/Assault Point ratio of the Potent Belt was 13:1, compared with 23:1 for Chiv Chain (multiply both sides by their items' respective Assault Point costs); I'd have been paying a lot more for an item I could get with fewer Assault Points if I'd upgraded my neck armour first. I lost 16K just putting an Archer's Ring up three times, and even after accumulating the winnings I don't want to spend more than is needed


sell potent belt. regardless of point/price ratios, it's pretty much ****. buy life belt. couple ACC > couple STR, especially for you. buy c.chain with the profit, and upgrade out of the worthless garrulous ring into a sniper/woodsman (follow suit with the venerer when you can).

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Been reading the stickies
and I do plan to upgrade to another woodsman,
but I'm wondering would I be better getting
SFG's which are around 300k vs the 250k for woods.
Figure a boost of +10ATK from CMG is better than +2ACC, but
then again im no math wiz, so I could be wrong.


you're right. try to get both as soon as you can though.
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#83 Apr 01 2008 at 12:07 AM Rating: Good
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Hey all, just wanted to get some views on Taru RSE 2:

Creek M Mitts:
DEF: 11 HP +65 STR +6 VIT +2 AGI -3

Creek M Clomps:
DEF: 9 HP +35 MP -35 STR +4 VIT +4
INT -3

At lvl 68, i'm wearing these for solo and some some pt situations. Though I do go with SFG usually in a pt which i believe is the right thing to do.

Have any other Taru drg's made use of these? (I guess that means you Bsphilar)
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#84 Apr 01 2008 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
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In response to bsphil.
Lv 48 right now. So close to 49.... so close.

Edited, Apr 1st 2008 7:36am by TheOmnicent
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#85 Apr 01 2008 at 5:05 AM Rating: Decent
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In an effort to plan/revise my gear I offer up my equip. Bear in mind that I don't have Sea or any Salvage-statics, and i've been on cop2-5 for 3 years. I usually 73drg/sam for pt's, and 73drg/blu for solo.

Party:

Colossal Lancw/Pole Strap, Smart Grenade
O-hat, C.Chain, Fowling + Assault
Barone body, SFG's, Woodsman x2
Amemet +1, Swordbelt +1, Conte pants, Barone feet

I really don't swap anything out on ws's due to what I beleive is a good mix of attk/acc. If you can refine my set-up please do.

Solo:

Colossal Lance, Mythral Grip +1, Bibiki Seashell
O-hat(Drachen Armet for HB), Mermaid Gorget (for more Def than C.Chain)
if Coli's Fowling/insomnia, if not insomnia/antivenom
Barone body, Carapace Gaunts, Phalanx x2 (Woods x2 for penta)
Amemet +1, Warwolf, Drachen Brais (Conte pants's for WS), Barone Feet

I'm defence minded while soloing. Probably to a laughable fault. I'd really like to refine my solo-set. Any help would be appreciated.

I have things like Thalassocrat, Wyvern Helm, and Walla Turban waiting for me.

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In an effort to plan/revise my gear I offer up my equip. Bear in mind that I don't have Sea or any Salvage-statics, and i've been on cop2-5 for 3 years. I usually 73drg/sam for pt's, and 73drg/blu for solo.

Party:

Colossal Lancw/Pole Strap, Smart Grenade
O-hat, C.Chain, Fowling + Assault
Barone body, SFG's, Woodsman x2
Amemet +1, Swordbelt +1, Conte pants, Barone feet

I really don't swap anything out on ws's due to what I beleive is a good mix of attk/acc. If you can refine my set-up please do.

Solo:

Colossal Lance, Mythral Grip +1, Bibiki Seashell
O-hat(Drachen Armet for HB), Mermaid Gorget (for more Def than C.Chain)
if Coli's Fowling/insomnia, if not insomnia/antivenom
Barone body, Carapace Gaunts, Phalanx x2 (Woods x2 for penta)
Amemet +1, Warwolf, Drachen Brais (Conte pants's for WS), Barone Feet

I'm defence minded while soloing. Probably to a laughable fault. I'd really like to refine my solo-set. Any help would be appreciated.

I have things like Thalassocrat, Wyvern Helm, and Walla Turban waiting for me.

Start working on Mamool Ja Assaults to get yourself some Amir Boots. The are some of the best footwear you can get outside of Homam for TP. I'd also recommend camping Ose to get an Assault Jerkin to replace your Barone Body. Another good piece to have but isnt required is a Pahluwan Khazagand. Its nice to have when fighting highly evasive mobs or for TPing in endgame events with higher level mobs. Best of all, it just takes a few weeks of assault farming and its pretty much free.

Other than that, your PT setup looks pretty solid. Once you start getting into more endgame events and get some CoP under your belt, you came make some other changes like getting a haste setup for TP and some Rare/Ex gear for WS. I don't play solo, so I'll leave that input to the experts.
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#87 Apr 01 2008 at 8:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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Zhout wrote:
Hey all, just wanted to get some views on Taru RSE 2:

Creek M Mitts:
DEF: 11 HP +65 STR +6 VIT +2 AGI -3

Creek M Clomps:
DEF: 9 HP +35 MP -35 STR +4 VIT +4
INT -3

At lvl 68, i'm wearing these for solo and some some pt situations. Though I do go with SFG usually in a pt which i believe is the right thing to do.

Have any other Taru drg's made use of these? (I guess that means you Bsphilar)


Smiley: lol

Yeah I guess that's pretty much just me then. Creek M Mitts are pretty **** expensive, but the Creek M Clomps are dirt cheap. I had been using them until I got my Amir Boots, but then I started doing Proto-Omega so I held off on those. As it turns out, my social LS doesn't do too hot there, so I kinda need to work on Amir again. The boots are ok, you can guarantee you raise your fSTR by 1 all the time which is nice, but I have a feeling Tabin Boots +1 might be better, I'm not too sure.
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#88 Apr 01 2008 at 4:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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bsphil wrote:
Zhout wrote:
Hey all, just wanted to get some views on Taru RSE 2:

Creek M Mitts:
DEF: 11 HP +65 STR +6 VIT +2 AGI -3

Creek M Clomps:
DEF: 9 HP +35 MP -35 STR +4 VIT +4
INT -3

At lvl 68, i'm wearing these for solo and some some pt situations. Though I do go with SFG usually in a pt which i believe is the right thing to do.

Have any other Taru drg's made use of these? (I guess that means you Bsphilar)


Smiley: lol

Yeah I guess that's pretty much just me then. Creek M Mitts are pretty **** expensive, but the Creek M Clomps are dirt cheap. I had been using them until I got my Amir Boots, but then I started doing Proto-Omega so I held off on those. As it turns out, my social LS doesn't do too hot there, so I kinda need to work on Amir again. The boots are ok, you can guarantee you raise your fSTR by 1 all the time which is nice, but I have a feeling Tabin Boots +1 might be better, I'm not too sure.


tabin+1 are probably better, though the hands i'm not sure. if the 6STR raises fSTR twice, they probably beat SFG, if it only raises it once, SFG probably win. i'd be content to see any of those 4 pieces of equipment on a DRG if they joined a party i made though. oh, the feet are definitely superior to all competitors for jumps by the way (well, amir would be competitive, but meh).

since i needed to edit out a ridiculous typo, i'll add that amir feet soundly beat taru RSE and tabin+1 for TPing of course.

Edited, Apr 1st 2008 8:19pm by milich
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Yeah I guess that's pretty much just me then. Creek M Mitts are pretty **** expensive, but the Creek M Clomps are dirt cheap. I had been using them until I got my Amir Boots, but then I started doing Proto-Omega so I held off on those. As it turns out, my social LS doesn't do too hot there, so I kinda need to work on Amir again. The boots are ok, you can guarantee you raise your fSTR by 1 all the time which is nice, but I have a feeling Tabin Boots +1 might be better, I'm not too sure.


Us Taru DRG's are a rarity. :-/

I used Taru RSE2 hands and feet for quite a while myself, though I only used the hands for WS'ing sometimes. I stuck with SFG, then Tarasque +1, for TP'ing probably because I had a natural distaste for the RSE2 hands from leveling BLU (-35 mp, yuck).

If Homam's not an option, definitely work on Amir feet though. They're pretty much the best you can get outside of Homam.
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#90 Apr 03 2008 at 12:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Thanks Bsphil and Milich. I've found in my short time here I can always rely on getting an informative answer from either of you.

Thanks also to Arkanna for identifying yourself as a fellow Taru. I knew there were more of us in the woodwork.

I think i'll stick with the RSE for now as I love the + 100 HP far too much. I also wear a cassie earring while soloing and switch to an assault earring for exp. That gives me an extra 150 HP total and I still have 91mp at lvl 69 /rdm. With sanction refresh, its does me fine.

It appears people cant sing Amir boots praises enough. I'll definatley be getting a pair I reckon and perhaps look into picking up a pair of Tabin+1's in the meantime.

Thanks again.

Edited for Grammar.



Edited, Apr 3rd 2008 4:36am by Zhout
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O.lance
Pole Strap
Tiphia Sting
W.turban (Ohat)
PCC
Fowling/Brutal
AJ
Dusk Gloves (Wyrm)
Sniper's X2 (Flame/Snipers)
Amemet Mantle+1
Swift Belt (Potent Belt)
Dusk Trousers
Marine M Boots (lol I know)/Hecatomb

That's my lol---drg setup. I don't play it much, which is why I don't have a Mezraq or Amir boots and only 2 polearm merits. I mainly go for acc in my WS setup and throw in str when I can. I haven't played drg much since I started up nin and sam. It was my first job to 75 lol.

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I got a hecatomb body last night in sky. Not sure if I should macro it in for Penta over AJ.

I'm probably the most gimp DRG to ever get that piece LOL.
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I got a hecatomb body last night in sky. Not sure if I should macro it in for Penta over AJ.

I'm probably the most gimp DRG to ever get that piece LOL.


Yeah I just got a Haubergeon+1..I still don't know if I'm gonna use that or continue to TP in domaru


Btw, here's a hint:

9attk -7acc and -12str is not good for Penta Thrust
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I got a hecatomb body last night in sky. Not sure if I should macro it in for Penta over AJ.

I'm probably the most gimp DRG to ever get that piece LOL.


if you're not joking (i can't tell), yes, macro the heca body in for penta thrust (and any WS).
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Could do with a WS set check. We've got kirin this friday and I should be first inline for n.body, and I'm doing CoP 8-1 (and maybe -2 and -3) tonight, so Rajas should be not too far off.
WS set:
Optical Hat    | Chiv Chain    | Assault   | Fowling 
Assault Jerkin | Hydra Fng.Gnt | Flame     | Sniper 
Amemet+1       | Swordbelt+1   | Dusk Legs | Rutters

Total: Acc:33 Str:14 Att:82.5
Anyway, with Rajas/N.Body added in to the main WS mix, I was thinking of swapping in AJ>Heca, Sniper>Rajas, Hydra>Pallas. Giving:
Total: Acc:30 Str:42 Att:82.5

For Penta at least is this enough acc? Would you shuffle anything around? I have Life/Warwolf Belts, Barone Legs, Amir Boots, 2nd Sniper and Wyvern Helm I could swap in.
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Total: Acc:33 Str:14 Att:82.5
Anyway, with Rajas/N.Body added in to the main WS mix, I was thinking of swapping in AJ>Heca, Sniper>Rajas, Hydra>Pallas. Giving:
Total: Acc:30 Str:42 Att:82.5



Noodles, on penta I would probably go with the AJ > Heca definately, Sniper > Rajas also. The only real question is whether it is worth it to go from Hydra > Pallas. Imo, you are loosing quite a bit of acc with that one switch. If my calculations are correct you are loosing 9 acc with that one switch. At most you are getting +1 to WSC on Penta, and +2-3 on fSTR. That is a pretty big tradeoff for -5% acc rate just from that spot. You would probably see a better (meaning more consistent) return from an equip swap like hydra > spk fng gauntlets or trasque mitts.

Ironically you would probably see a better return if you left those hydra finger gauntlets on and switched to a Warwolf Belt from your life belt. You only loose 6 acc there, although you have a slight possibility of not raising WSC at all due to level correction. More than likely you get +2 to WSC and +1-2 to fSTR.

Edit: I can't count only 9 acc lost on switch from hydra > pallas

Edited, Apr 8th 2008 4:33pm by Meldi
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lets see what you guys think of my gear. its mostly bought gear, as I dont do much end game things. I have a feeling I know the pieces your not gonna like but I like it anyway.

Weapon: Thalassocrat (was one of the first ones on my server yay)
Grip: Pole Strap
Ammo: I use the lamnia bane pretty much full time cuz I do a lt of pulling / angons
Head: Walahara Turban/Optical Hat/Wyvren helm/AF helm + Saurian helm for HBs
Neck: Orochi nodawa
Earring 1: Assault earring
Earring 2: Brutal Earring (Bought the coin no time for limbus)
Body: Barone Corazza or Pahluwan Khazagand for hi eva mobs
Hands: Spiked finger gauntlets
Ring 1: ulthalam's Ring
Ring 2: Rajas Ring
Back: Amemet Mantle +1
Waist: Swordbelt +1
Legs: Pahluwan Seraweels
Feet: Hecatomb feet, popped rutter NM the other day no drop, and am first in line for askar feet when ever they drop.

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#98 Apr 08 2008 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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lets see what you guys think of my gear. its mostly bought gear, as I dont do much end game things. I have a feeling I know the pieces your not gonna like but I like it anyway.

Weapon: Thalassocrat (was one of the first ones on my server yay)
Grip: Pole Strap
Ammo: I use the lamnia bane pretty much full time cuz I do a lt of pulling / angons
Head: Walahara Turban/Optical Hat/Wyvren helm/AF helm + Saurian helm for HBs
Neck: Orochi nodawa
Earring 1: Assault earring
Earring 2: Brutal Earring (Bought the coin no time for limbus)
Body: Barone Corazza or Pahluwan Khazagand for hi eva mobs
Hands: Spiked finger gauntlets
Ring 1: ulthalam's Ring
Ring 2: Rajas Ring
Back: Amemet Mantle +1
Waist: Swordbelt +1
Legs: Pahluwan Seraweels
Feet: Hecatomb feet, popped rutter NM the other day no drop, and am first in line for askar feet when ever they drop.


Couple things jump out at me. Mostly it's a good set up, but there are things that you really should change.

Ammo: Don't really need to change it, just realize that if you are pulling with Lamiabane, you can't use Angon. It will reset your TP to zero. If you are using Angon, I'd suggest a Tiphia Sting to swap in and out (swapping ammo will not reset TP). If you can't afford the Tiphia Sting, quest the Smart Grenade.

Neck: I'm sure this is one of the pieces you think we'll comment on, and you are right. 6 attack is a horrible replacement for 5 Acc, 3 Str. At the very least get a Chivalrous Chain. Obviously Peacock Charm is the best AH neck piece you can get. 6 Attack is raising your DoT by ~1%. Chivalrous Chain will raise your DoT by no less than 2.5%, the 3 Str has a 75% chance of raising your DoT by another ~1%.

Body: I know it can be tough to get people to help, but with your 75 Smn, you can solo Ose with little difficulty. I did it with my Rdm, and it really isn't that hard to pop him. See this post for tips on how to find his PH.

Waist: 10 Acc > 12 Attack. This is the same situation as your neck piece, just at double the strength. You are sacrificing too much accuracy in your build for minimal str/atk upgrades. You should swap in a Life Belt in this slot. Warwolf is also acceptable for WS only.

Legs: This is a spot you could sac the 4 Acc for the 14 Attack provided by Dusk Trousers. They may be expensive, but they are definitely worth it. If you can't afford Dusk, Pahluwan isn't horrible.

Feet: Don't TP in Hecatomb, ever. If you don't want to spend the time farming assaults for 20k Assault points, at least buy yourself a pair of Barone Gambieras (which, btw, are better than Askar Gambieras).



Any spot I didn't mention is fine as is. I didn't even really speak to a haste build. I think you should first focus on getting your Accuracy high enough to use meat comfortably.
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#99 Apr 08 2008 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Total: Acc:33 Str:14 Att:82.5
Anyway, with Rajas/N.Body added in to the main WS mix, I was thinking of swapping in AJ>Heca, Sniper>Rajas, Hydra>Pallas. Giving:
Total: Acc:30 Str:42 Att:82.5



Noodles, on penta I would probably go with the AJ > Heca definately, Sniper > Rajas also. The only real question is whether it is worth it to go from Hydra > Pallas. Imo, you are loosing quite a bit of acc with that one switch. If my calculations are correct you are loosing 9 acc with that one switch. At most you are getting +1 to WSC on Penta, and +2-3 on fSTR. That is a pretty big tradeoff for -5% acc rate just from that spot. You would probably see a better (meaning more consistent) return from an equip swap like hydra > spk fng gauntlets or trasque mitts.

Ironically you would probably see a better return if you left those hydra finger gauntlets on and switched to a Warwolf Belt from your life belt. You only loose 6 acc there, although you have a slight possibility of not raising WSC at all due to level correction. More than likely you get +2 to WSC and +1-2 to fSTR.

Edit: I can't count only 9 acc lost on switch from hydra > pallas

Edited, Apr 8th 2008 4:33pm by Meldi

Yes, but what I'm interested in is if my acc will be over 90-94% with 30-35 Acc? Because with all the swaps I only lose 3Acc, even if swapping back pallas to hydra gives me a large acc boost, if most of it is lost to the acc cap, then is it worth it? How much would an 8/8 75 Mithra need to cap acc on say HQ colibri?

Edited, Apr 8th 2008 7:54pm by NoodlesCCCLV
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Couple things jump out at me. Mostly it's a good set up, but there are things that you really should change.

Ammo: Don't really need to change it, just realize that if you are pulling with Lamiabane, you can't use Angon. It will reset your TP to zero. If you are using Angon, I'd suggest a Tiphia Sting to swap in and out (swapping ammo will not reset TP). If you can't afford the Tiphia Sting, quest the Smart Grenade.

Neck: I'm sure this is one of the pieces you think we'll comment on, and you are right. 6 attack is a horrible replacement for 5 Acc, 3 Str. At the very least get a Chivalrous Chain. Obviously Peacock Charm is the best AH neck piece you can get. 6 Attack is raising your DoT by ~1%. Chivalrous Chain will raise your DoT by no less than 2.5%, the 3 Str has a 75% chance of raising your DoT by another ~1%.

Body: I know it can be tough to get people to help, but with your 75 Smn, you can solo Ose with little difficulty. I did it with my Rdm, and it really isn't that hard to pop him. See [url=http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/bestiary.html?fmob=1603;page=1;howmany=50#m1174806247223044313 wrote:
this[/url] post for tips on how to find his PH.

Waist: 10 Acc > 12 Attack. This is the same situation as your neck piece, just at double the strength. You are sacrificing too much accuracy in your build for minimal str/atk upgrades. You should swap in a Life Belt in this slot. Warwolf is also acceptable for WS only.

Legs: This is a spot you could sac the 4 Acc for the 14 Attack provided by Dusk Trousers. They may be expensive, but they are definitely worth it. If you can't afford Dusk, Pahluwan isn't horrible.

Feet: Don't TP in Hecatomb, ever. If you don't want to spend the time farming assaults for 20k Assault points, at least buy yourself a pair of Barone Gambieras (which, btw, are better than Askar Gambieras).



Any spot I didn't mention is fine as is. I didn't even really speak to a haste build. I think you should first focus on getting your Accuracy high enough to use meat comfortably.


Ammo: I have angons I use them some times. I normally duo and am puller so I leave it on pretty much full time. or I am the main puller in nysule so again full time.

Neck: I go with this because of how little I fight mobs that con higher than touch. I find myself often at 85% and the regen ontop of my barone body means pretty much a 4 p regen no matter where I go. now that I have brutal I might get a chiv chain just so no more 99% tp

Body: killing isn't the issue getting drop is. so at this point I dont have enough sanity left to get it and I'll just use my pretty body till askar body

Waist: I have a life belt with me full time and its always the second piece of gear I swap out if I miss anything more than a couple times.

Legs: your kinda just nit picking here

feet: I know I hate them too. but I have them. and I dont have 450k for barone feet, so for free gear that I had lieing around they will do until rutter mangage to drop, I come into gil, or I get my askar.
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#101 Apr 08 2008 at 4:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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All the advice I gave you was good advice for party play where you are fighting VT and above. If you are mainly soloing or doing small man stuff on EM-T, then that's a completely different story. Do what you want with your gear in that case.

To be honest, I'm not sure why you posted your gear if you aren't willing to change anything in it. Kinda wasting everyone's time.
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