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#1 Sep 16 2008 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Greetings all,

I'm finishing up Apocalypse Nigh tonight with my linkshell, but I’m still not sure which earring I should pick. I was just hoping to get your opinions on what would be a good choice based on my jobs.

I chose Bushinomimi from DM as SAM is my true main job. I also have a Brutal Earring, so the earring I choose would not be used primarily on SAM.

I currently have 75 SAM and BLU, I'm currently leveling BLM, and will be rounding out my jobs with DRG. I don't plan on taking anymore jobs past these 4 to 75.

Here is my thought process:


Ethereal Earring
[Ear] All Races
HP +15 Attack +5 Evasion +5
Converts 3% of damage taken to MP
Lv. 72 All Jobs

BLM - I could be pulling at straws here, but I would think this would be decent earring for "standing gear", because despite best efforts we all know BLM can get smacked around a bit, a little extra evasion or MP couldn't hurt.

BLU - The attack would be great For BLU melee, and the evasion for solo play, not to mention the convert damage to MP feature. However attack does not affect BLU spells at all, and I'm /nin most often so I’m unsure how useful the mp convert feature would really be.

DRG - Fantastic solo earring! The evasion and convert MP feature would be great for soloing as DRG/BLU, the attack is a good bonus on top of that. Though, I would more than likely gravitate toward using an assault earring in exp or merit situations instead.

SAM - Decent for SAM/DNC due to the evasion and attack, similar pieces can be purchased though.


Hollow Earring
[Ear] All Races
DEX +2 Accuracy +3 Ranged Accuracy +3
Sword enhancement spell damage +3
Lv. 72 All Jobs

BLM - Useless

BLU - DEX is one of the primary modifiers in a lot of the later end spells, specifically the majority of the good multi-hit spells, which the accuracy would be great for as well.

DRG - DEX is an equal modifier to STR on Penta Thrust, not to mention the ACC would help land those 5 hits more consistently.

SAM - Good situational Ranged Accuracy earring and access to the ACC may also be nice in the event of highly evasive mobs, without having to sacrifice a haste or 6-hit slot.


So as you can see there are good points to each earring, if you were in my shoes, which would you choose?

Edit: Included Earring stats

Edited, Sep 16th 2008 1:40pm by NekoRonin
#2 Sep 16 2008 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Seems to me you'll get more from the Ethereal Earring. While I am getting the Magnetic earring myself, Ethereal seems to be one of the better earrings from that fight.
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#3 Sep 16 2008 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
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If it makes any kind of difference, in the event I did choose to level a 5th 75 job it would certainly be THF.
#4 Sep 16 2008 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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