K here is a 2004 reach around, er back... May the Flames rain down apon me.
Disclaimer: Staves are used for resting HP, Curing, and Possible -pdt kiting. (Not so valide with new -PDT swords and gear)I know sword will always DOT greater than staff and DW swords is great for any real dmg. That being Said. Lets Say for fun we try...
(Staff) All Races
DMG: 92 Delay: 412
STR+15 DEX+15 VIT+15 AGI+15
Lv. 87 MNK / WHM / PLD / DRG
I know its been proven staves are worthless for DD. Though I have pulled out some incredible numbers with pld/thf Full swing with Kinboko staff. 2-3k. Havent done it since I was 75 but have been meaning to try in abyssea with all the new str bonus atma. With a giant boost in Dmg and the added 15 Str. this would be quite the Full Swing. Could /sam be better DOT yes. but for a "WOW wtf a PLD/THF with a lolstaff just Out WS my War" its gotta be good for some S&Gs. Eww and god forbid we hit bones or Magic Pots. OOO or Bones with Holy circle and the new circle ability up, 25% dmg boost? yes please!
For those that can crunch numbers in theory what kind of dmg would this pole do with Full Swing?