Arch you are always a wealth of information, but I have question this one. The attack increase from dumplings is nice, but you are looking at +15 to +20acc if you use sushi in the lvl 40-48 range.
That is using the bases that 1 weapon skill level = 1 accurracy that has been mentioned before. Unless this has changed, at level 40 your A weapons are skill 123 which means 123 * 15% = +18acc.
Acutally it's quite a bit more.
Just some acu formulas i'm gonna use:
Weapon Skill =< 200
X = "Weapon Skill" + int (DEX / 2)
Weapon Skill > 200
X = 200 + [("Weapon Skill" - 200) * 0.9] + int (DEX / 2)
Axe Skill: 147 Base Elv Dex w/ no subjob and naked:
Assuming your not naked and you got a subjob and your not elvaan (maybe mithra) your dex is gonna be just a little bit higher than that :P ... so let's just use 40 for a low num. This is just for a general idea anyway, you can calculate your own chars acu yourself.
147 + int(40/2) =
147 + 20 = 167 acu.
Now let's say you have a life belt and dual viking axes (+30 acu).
167 + 30 = 197 acu.
ok now down some sushi (ignoring the dex bonus for simplicity).
197 * .15 = ~30acu
Now that's with a low ball dex.
/24 nin = +7dex (vs no subjob)
LL boots = +3dex
Sushi dex = +5dex
That brings you up to 54 dex, and that's still a bit low prolly because of other gear you will be wearing.
Now let's add dual Woodsman or Snipers and a Peacock Amulet.
147 + int(54/2) + 50(from gear) = 224Acu
224 * .15 = +~34Acu.
The point i'm trying to get at is that Sushi gives you a **** of a lot more accu then people give it credit for. Furthermore, as far as I've seen no one has shown sushi to have a cap (cept for tentacle).
However, if your sporting the gear I just showed in ex 2 and you're having troubles missing you are fighting mobs that are too tough. At the lvl 48 marker you have enough + acu gear that is acceptable wear that you should be downing meat. As for lvls lower than this, the atk bonus from food is not only going to outweigh the benefit of sushi it's going to cost a lot less.
IMO prior to the life belt and dual vikings the sushi bonus is not going to yet warrant the use of it. Once you get to 48 and get that gear, you're not really going to need it. Once the viking axes go back to the ah and you start to fight tougher mobs, this bonus will outweigh that of the atk bonus.
Therefore, it is more wise to eat atk food at lower lvls and deal with the miss factor, while hitting for a decent amount.
Do not, however, underestimate the power of sushi.
My Sushi Bonus with tp gaining gear at 73 is about:
200 + 59(.9) + int(76/2) + 49 =~340
340*.15 = +51Acu.
And yes between gear and food having +100acu I do still notice a diff between when aggressor is up and when it is down.
I don't parse, but given any situation you can get a feel for your accu by fighting a few mobs before you eat your food. Just don't eat a 3hr atk bonus food unless you have an antacid on you or you're sure you won't be switching to sushi.