The more I run the numbers, the more I'm thinking that hands/feet are the worst slot to give up for cures.
Surya's Staff (+17)
Selenian Cap (+3)
Fylgja Torque +1 (+3)
Roundel Earring (+5)
Aristo Coat (+12)
Serpentes set (+5)
Tatsu Sitagomoro (+5)
Orison Cape (+3)
That's three points over cap. There's not much to gain by swapping out any of the smaller pieces. Orison Cape can be swapped for a MND+5 cape at the cost of the Enmity-4, or Errant Cape for one more point of enmity down. Not terribly appealing, I think Orison Cape is an obvious winner. It only has 10 MP, but if you start cast in Veela Cape then 10 MP is all you can really benefit from.
Fylgja can be swapped for MND+6 at the cost of the Enmity-2. Selenian Cap can be swapped for MND+7 at the cost of CMP+3 and whatever else you put on your Selenian.
Ultimately, none of those options seem very appealing. I'm thinking replacing Fylgja with Ajari might be best, but all it gets you is some MND. I'd rather get something else, like haste, CMP, enmity down, etc. Perhaps dropping Roundel for Novia is another viable option, leaving you 2 points under potency cap but gaining another Enmity -7. Or, perhaps dropping the Serpentes set is better in order to gain the haste and enmity down from blessed. It's really hard to say. Fortunately (or unfortunately) Asura never has and never will control Oztroja[S] so I will probably never have a Roundel, so this whole thing is moot for me. I'll just keep stacking as much cure potency as I can for now. Once I get those Serpentes Sabots, I'll be at +47. Then it might be time to play around and see what works best.
As for the question about idling in Gaiters vs Serpentes, I plan to idle in Serpentes. I idle in Cure Clogs right now, so I've been manually swapping Gaiters for a long time and see no reason not to continue. Personally, I picked up Gaiters more for travel time & questing than for actual events. I do have an "oh sh*t" macro that equips them along with things like Terra Staff, so if I need to kite they will get put in.
Edited, Jul 29th 2010 9:20am by Pergatory
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