I've missed Mystic Boon several times in mage gear.
Lern2AccCaps. Let's look at the parse data I got when camping Herder's Subligar. I'm on SAM75/RNG37 killing level 30 mobs.
Player WSkill Dmg WSkill % Hit/Miss WS.Acc % WS.Low/Hi WS.Avg
Bsphilar 275727 77.99 % 144/7 95.36 % 464/3225 1914.77
- Sidewinder 261763 94.94 % 120/3 97.56 % 1266/3225 2181.36
- Tachi: Gekko 13964 5.06 % 24/4 85.71 % 464/944 581.83
Only an 85% hit rate on tachi: gekko zomg I NEED TEH ACC. When collecting a larger sample size of WSs (read: sidewinder), suddenly it's capped (AND STILL MISSING 5% OF THE TIME
), when sidewinder is notorious for having terrible accuracy and melee WSs are the ones that are supposed to have the accuracy bonuses. Human nature is at a predisposition to focus on the failures and skim over the successes, so while you may have missed a couple of WSs that you really needed to land, you've been ignoring the dozens that landed just fine.
So no, parse it or GTFO. Don't come and tell me that "oh I've missed several times" as an excuse for needing accuracy gear, because all the facts are stacked against you right now. If you can substantially prove that Mystic Boon is immune to this benefit that affects all melee WSs, fine, I'll believe you.
The accuracy bonuses on WS are not exclusive as you're depicting them to be. The first tests on WS accuracy that I can recall were done with Wasp Sting from a NIN wearing tanking gear. He had something like 68% accuracy on EM mobs, but still managed 95% hit rate on WS.
It's capped accuracy for the first hit of all WSs. Unless you can prove that Mystic Boon is the one WS that is somehow immune to what the first hit of ALL MELEE WSs HAVE, then I would say it has capped accuracy.
Allow me to refer you to True Strike and its ~1% accuracy at 100% TP.
Unequipping and reequipping a warp cudgel on my SAM then meditating with no meditate gear is saying otherwise. Edited, May 22nd 2009 2:24pm by bsphil