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+ Criticals
# Oct 31 2005 at 11:18 AM Rating: Good
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I hate to totally disagree with what the last poster put up, but after 100,000 axe swings on Decorative Weapons in RuAvitau, I managed to parsed a +3% rate in criticals from a baseline amount I've averaged on myself through about 250,000 axe swings in sea and sky [10.25% with maxed critical rate upgrades and a gear setup with about +30dex]. Ok, so it was actually +2.98%, but that's close enough. Experimentation was done swapping this earring with assault earring, in conjunction with a Suppanomimi as 75WAR/NIN. As close to 50,000 swings with both as I could get. All other gear was left the same and the same food (Sole Sushi) was used 100% of the time. So, either Sole Sushi (as opposed to any other kind of sushi) has a hidden +3% criticals effect, what else would you attribute it to?
This same conclusion has been reached by others I know... parsed but without the exact same scientific method to record it that I used (they reported anywhere from 2-5% increases from what they thought was normal for them, but during the course of only 1-2 PTs).

I'll agree with everything else from that post, however. 3DEX, is, well, 3DEX. 2DEX = +1acc in +stats, there's no mammoth accuracy gain with this earring, etc.
+ Criticals
# Sep 14 2006 at 6:29 PM Rating: Good
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Sorry, but I have to side with TSP on this one. Despite being well-known for his extensive testing on the THF forums, my own small-scale tests with the earring show no real increase in critical rate, or accuracy(as mentioned) aside from what +3 DEX should be adding.

Also, what reason would a WAR possibly have for +30 DEX in a gear setup? Especially with sushi? Those slots would be better spent on STR or ATK...

P.S. General base crit rate is about 5%. Full Crit merits adds 4%. With a whopping +30DEX, i'm willing to bet you got at least 1% off of that. That adds up to 10% or more. And you parsed
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10.25%

which sounds completely normal. Even without testing common sense and basic math skills state that you're not getting "about 3%" crit rate from the Pixie Earring.
+ Criticals
# Sep 14 2006 at 6:22 PM Rating: Good
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Oh my, double post, my bad.

Edited, Sep 21st 2006 at 10:10pm EDT by Tryble
+ Criticals
# Sep 23 2006 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
I think you misread... I believe he was saying that he parsed 10.25% without the earring, so around 13.25% with it.
hideen crit rate up or accuracy up
# Oct 13 2005 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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ok i tested both these "rumours"

a) hidden critical rate % up ... tested in exp party tested on farm mobs there is NO HIDDEN CRITICAL RATE % UP

my parsed critical rate with or without Pixie Earings is always +- same

only critical rate+ u get from them is from DEX and 3DEX will not raise your CRIT rate

b) accuracy 10 > no pixie earings has no such thing once more time extremely easy test find some mob which con like normal evasion or high evasion or low evasion which u will do two things

b1) equip ACC gear till you will lower its evasion than u can calculate how much ACC equip u unequiped (and 2 DEX = 1acc u can count with this too)

b2) equip ACC gear as much as u will raise its evasion (low > normal > high)

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so only ACC u will get from these earings is ACC derivated from +3DEX

resume:

pixie earings dont grant you any hidden effect (minimally at time im writing this post)
RE: hideen crit rate up or accuracy up
# Apr 10 2006 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
dexterity plays into your critical hit rate, so more dex= more crits
RE: hideen crit rate up or accuracy up
# Oct 14 2005 at 7:41 PM Rating: Good
interesting info looks like it is really not adding anything "hidden"
Pixie!
# Aug 16 2005 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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It's not a hidden effect. DEX itself is related to critical hits. the more dex you have, the more crit hits you land. Thus, by having 3 more DEX from the earring, you have more dex and thus more crit hits.


That may be true, but a friend on my server who has this earring said it has 2 hidden effects... 1) Increases critical rate (more than standard Dex +3 would) and 2) Accuracy +10 I've asked him a couple times if hes absolutely sure about this and theres no doubt in his mind.
Critical hit rate probably
# Aug 02 2005 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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One of you made a comment that you added more Dex with other items than what the earring gave and had less critical hits. Commen sense tells me that this being such a hard item to get that surely it must have a hidden effect, like increase critical hits by 20% or something of that nature. Plus, the Dex is grand^^ for an Earring. That alone is enough to make a melee go after it.
Critical hit rate probably
# Sep 14 2006 at 6:25 PM Rating: Good
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So you're saying, just because this is rare, it must be good?

Andvaranauts. Nuff' said.


Even hard-to-get rare stuff can suck, you know.
i know;;
# Jan 14 2005 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I know dex increases criticals. But If I remove this earring and replace it with agi+3 and swap on a dex+4 chest my critcal rate drops dramatically. I am a ranger btw so criticals are a little less common for me than say, a theif, so it seems a bit more noticable.
RE: i know;;
# Oct 14 2005 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
do you have any parser data of this ?
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 11 2005 at 6:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It's not a hidden effect. DEX itself is related to critical hits. the more dex you have, the more crit hits you land. Thus, by having 3 more DEX from the earring, you have more dex and thus more crit hits.
hidden effect?
# Dec 30 2004 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I have this items, and I swear that it has a hidden effect "increases critical hit rate." Its hard for me to prove, but using other gear for the same or greater dex bonus, I get less criticals than when wearing this. As a rng I also notice a large increase in my ranged criticals also, which some tell me are not even dex affected to begin with. Anyone else who has experienced this, or has it and has not experienced this?
Only ?
# Dec 21 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
+3 DEX is amazing from an earing slot...
hmm
# Nov 11 2004 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default
I really think their is some sort of Hidden effect on this earring.. it drops from KB.. one of strongest HNM in game.. and it only has dex+3? nah, their must be sumthin else to it..
RE: hmm
# Feb 16 2006 at 2:42 PM Rating: Excellent
... so scanning through the list of earrings... I notice that no other earring gives a boost greater than 2, so is it so unfeasable(sp?) that the greatest DEX boost of any earring could be it's greatest draw? This "hidden effect" as a neccisity, not to say it doesn't have one, is ludicrous as this is the most substantial DEX boosting earring available.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 18 2004 at 4:20 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) noretard in his right mind wud hunt kng behemoth just to wear a ring for the +3 dex, think to urself for a minute, leeping boots +3 dex +3 sumthing else... think be4 u talk
RE: N00B
# Aug 30 2004 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
well the subject of your message says it all. No earring give this much dex boost, so a person going for dex boost this is awesome. What you just said is the equivalent of saying....

"Why would anyone hunt a notorious monster for a helmet that gives 50 defense when lots of body armor gives way more than that."

like you said near the end of your post, "think before you talk"
other dex earrings
# May 26 2004 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
the adroit and adroit +1 earring adds +2 dex, but the adroit earring sold for 5 mil on odin, it sucks no one makes them, or for a good price.
RE: other dex earrings
# Nov 21 2004 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Adroit is the HQ of Spinel. And the recipe for a Spinel earring requires like 90+ Goldsmithing. So a HQ is extremely rare, and thus very valuable. Besides, anyone who gets Goldsmithing that high probably spent like 30 million doing it...gotta make up for it somehow.
RE: other dex earrings
# Jan 12 2006 at 12:05 AM Rating: Decent
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30 million? Lol, try 300 million....
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Hmmm
# May 24 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know the drop rate, but I'd really like to have that earring! Check all the earrings that exist in the game... tell me how many gives DEX boost...

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RE: Hmmm
# Jun 13 2004 at 2:56 PM Rating: Good
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#REDACTED, Posted: May 23 2004 at 1:34 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Really... who would go through all this trouble just for a lvl 70 item which gives only 3+dex...
RE: this is a joke
# Aug 27 2004 at 12:47 PM Rating: Good
Obviously this thread is where n00bys post. That earing isnt the ONLY thing the King drops..And an earing with +3 dex? That is awesome..No other earings do that..except latent effect ones..
RE: this is a joke
# Aug 27 2004 at 12:47 PM Rating: Default
Obviously this thread is where n00bys post. That earing isnt the ONLY thing the King drops..And an earing with +3 dex? That is awesome..No other earings do that..except latent effect ones..
RE: this is a joke
# Jul 25 2004 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
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only +3 dex? that is great for every DD and thf.
dex
# Feb 07 2004 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
eeeuhm i thought it gives + 3 dex to but not sure
RE: dex
# Feb 19 2004 at 11:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Fixed.
RE: dex
# Dec 31 2004 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
wow 2777 posts lol...at least you work for this website >.<





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