I just recently used my Sam as a Level Sync Anchor for an East Ronfaire [S] party and have ended up at level 46 now. Which is just short of level 50 and makes me itch for the Soboro thats been in my storage for 2+ years now.
Anyways, I was looking at gear and since I already have mnk & nin at 75 I've already got most of the BIG items. O kotes, Fuma, Hauby, Dusk, B Haidaite, etc. I was looking at the Evolith stuff and wondering has anyone tried to see if its possible to etch bird specifi Evolliths onto perhaps leg, head or body armor at level ~55 or below. I'm sure that once I get over the hump and hit 54+ I've be seeing Pink Birds for a long time and Xping on almost nothing else for a long time. The problem is while the Evolith list is decent on wiki the list of what is etchible is not :/
Here are some examples of the Exoliths I'm wondering might be worth a little time to get:
Masan Sea Serpent Grotto Vs. Birds: Accuracy +2
Mouu the Waverider Sea Serpent Grotto Polearm Weaponskills: Accuracy +6~8 ( Polearm esp if this could be stuck in Head/legs/feet slot)
Blubbery Bulge Davoi Vs. Birds: Ranged Attack +7 ( sam/rng maybe? )
Ignamoth Mount Zhayolm Archery Weaponskills: TP Bonus +6%
Sengann Lufaise Meadows Great Katana Weaponskills: Accuracy +6
This may be a Fool's Errand, but I can't help but feel this kind of what SE intented. The ability to custom build gear for a specific situation, EG A sam that knows he's gonna be Xping/Meriting on bird for 20ish levels.