Def 40 MP+20 Int+5 Mind+5 Chr+5
2 augments -
DEF: 35 Elemental magic skill +5
"Magic Atk. Bonus +6
Ok, I'm still a noob blm (61 blm as of yesterday) and still trying to get a handle on all the magic formulas and I just don't have the real personal experience to see how these compare. Now I am elvaan, so any piece with INT attracts me. I've pretty much had to stay 1 level behind on most of the pet camps due to not being able to generate enough dmg to 1 shot pets at the lowest levels.
To me these pieces look roughly the same. is 5 int gonna make up for the 2% diffenence in Magic Attack?
The answer is, it preforms better than a NQ weskit, but less than an HQ weskit. Basically its in the middle. When things are basic, ie no latents. As soon as you start using latents, and piling on more MAB, obi/relic pant damage , this body piece will actually beat out HQ weskit by 2~3 points of damage under the best circumstances and best gear you could wear, HQs and all w/o wearing full morrigans.
Once you can start getting over +40 MAB in gear, the new body actually starts pulling ahead of the HQ weskit. For elvaans its about 2-3 difference in damage, for tarus, its about 1 point maybe 2 max.
Ill use ihearts example but put in place the int of a pudding which is what youll be exping on at Mt Z -
MAB(32 traits, 10merits,7(n.earring)5(m.earring),5mitts,2 yigit,8 ugg, 10sorc = 79
HQ[110-89]x2+541)x1.86 = 1084.38
New[115-89]x2+5410)x1.83 = 1085.19
As you can see, once you can pump out about +40 MAB in gear, your damage starts to be equal if not, surpass HQ weskit.
Small note, if we had used Ihearts mob int, of 70, HQ weskit would actually still win. However it seems as the mobs int gets higher, and your MAB gets higher, the more this body starts to look better.
In conclusion, if you want something better than nq and as good as HQ weskit, than this body is very good. Both HQ and this body will likely parse the same if not weskit a bit a head, due to the fact that you have to be under latents half the time to get higher damage, so all in all the damage difference is almost about the same. The less geared you are, the more HQ body pulls ahead, but again most ppl with HQ body already have the good stuff.
This body beats the nq body, so for those of you never aiming for morrigans body, this is basically a free HQ weskit body.