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#1 Dec 03 2009 at 8:31 AM Rating: Good
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Hello everyone,

Quick question: I'm currently level 37 WHM, thinking of taking it higher. Comparing these two items, which would you suggest here?

Melampus Staff: INT -2 MND +2 Cure Potency +3% (plus Lizard Strap +1)
Solid Wand: INT +5 MND +5 (unable to use strap for more MP)

Do you think it's worth camping the staff? It's an easy mob, and I'm pretty persistent when I want an item. Should I get the staff and just macro it in for Cures, or would the +5 MND on the Solid Wand be better anyway?

I just don't want to waste time camping it, if the results would not be worth it. Obviously I'd only use the staff until 51 and Light Staff. What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance for any advice. Cheers! -Corso
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#2 Dec 03 2009 at 9:13 AM Rating: Good
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I wouldn't worry about camping the Melampus staff, you're looking at about +5hp cured on a Cure III, which shouldn't be affecting how often you rest/someone bites the dust.

I'd just stick with the Solid Wand, as it would more useful for Slow and Paralyze.

Don't get me wrong, it'd be a nice extra boost to have for Cure macros, I just don't see it being worth it, considering how fast 37 -> 51 goes.

Edited, Dec 3rd 2009 8:19am by Kirby
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#3 Dec 03 2009 at 9:14 AM Rating: Good
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LOL Never mind on camping it.

Just looked it up on FFXIAH.com. Staff sells for a whole 8k.

Still looking for thoughts on if I should get to macro in...
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#4 Dec 03 2009 at 9:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Uh, I'd definitely buy one for 8k. While small, the boost is worth swapping in for Cures.
I'd keep the Solid Wand though for enfeebs.
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#5 Dec 04 2009 at 7:20 PM Rating: Good
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If you can get one go for it. But other wise don't waste time on it. You will reach 51 WAY before you get the drop for this from an NM.

However for 8k... **** yeah get that man. You are talking about an almost free boost to your cures. While this will not have any effect on your parties, it will boost your epeen.
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#6 Dec 05 2009 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
Yes you will reach 51 quickly but with any luck you will be spending a lot of time synced in the range of 37-41 getting awesome exp. In which case, this staff would be win.
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#7 Dec 06 2009 at 11:01 PM Rating: Good
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Between Level 32 and 51, consider using a High Mana Wand instead, +4 hMP is a very powerful effect, and a single wand has enough charges to potentially last you through that entire level range. They're not well known, so on many servers they can be expensive or rare -- I used to have to craft them for my own use.

However, the effect falls off when you remove the wand (or zone), so this precludes swapping in other weapons such as the Mealmpus Staff. The new Spiro Staff is superior in that respect, and has the same hMP without requiring any charges.

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