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#1 Mar 29 2013 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi, i have a question for all you mathematically-minded folks out there, it's not something i'm very good at and the wiki information that i'm trying to calculate with just melts my brain, so....

For the purposes of purely solo, casting the spell on myself...

Assuming i have the best amount of Enhancing Magic Skill possible at level 99...

Will i get more protection from Phalanx or Phalanx II ?

Please answer both for a situation where i have 5/5 merits into Phalanx II, 3/5 merits or only 1/5.

Which is better ? Phalanx or Phalanx II

Because ideally i'd like to drop Phalanx II altogether so i can out more merits into the Dia III and Bio III's duration..

I know this has been answered before, but not in a format i can understand, too many numbers, not enough simple yes/no.

Thanks for the help in advance.
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#2 Mar 30 2013 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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So, 45 views of this thread and nobody can/will answer this ?
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#3 Mar 30 2013 at 8:08 PM Rating: Excellent
Just going by a 500 skill situation (which is a reasonable, but not excessive skill level), I came up with these results for the two spells.

Phalanx = 35
Phalanx 2 = 35 (full merits), 29 (3 merits), 23 (1 merit)

Not 100% sure if I did the math correctly on this or not, since I don't know what the value for Floor would be in this situation, but assuming that it's 1 (which I believe that it is in this situation), then I'm fairly certain that my numbers are correct for 500 skill.
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#4 Mar 31 2013 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Thankyou very much for the reply.

So it's equal between the two ?

I guess the only purpose of Phalanx II is for casting on others then, well that's good to know, means i can allocate a lot of merits elsewhere for my solo purposes.
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#5 Apr 01 2013 at 12:46 AM Rating: Excellent
That's assuming that I did the math on them correctly. However, yeah, Phalanx and Phalanx 2 with full merits appear equal at 500 skill, so you could take merits out of Phalanx 2 and put them into something else if you're in situations where you're not casting Phalanx on others (or not /Sch to where you could just Accession Phalanx).
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#6 Apr 01 2013 at 1:08 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, could maybe keep 1 point "just because" if not /SCH for whatever reason, but I also wouldn't get near Bio at all without it being a VW proc anymore. It was questionable at 75, just plain bad at 99 when you can drop a T4 for the same TP gain on the mob and more damage.
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