Okay I have gotten finally the idolized skill "viper bite" I hadnt been keeping up with my dagger at all and instead had been using swords. Well today i get viper bite and with much anticipation switch to my federation kukri and use it with sneak attack.
Here is my problem, I only did about 260 dmg on average, this is just with SA and not TA, because i usually only party with two other ppl and one is a whm so no one to SATA off of. On the other hand with my Swords, Dual weilding Mithran Scimitars, I do 290 - 320, and this is an exp level lower and on the same mobs. What am I doing wrong? I thought that this weapon skill was supposed to be better? This is with skill points maxed out in both weapons, i think 93 for sword and 105 for dagger.
Im level 34 now and I dont think I wanna give up my scimitars. Viper bite just isnt comparing in dmg. I tested this in rolanberry killing weak mobs also(death wasps) and damage with SA+Viper was about 350 while SA+Fast Blade was about 500. So far ive been making it a point to equip the best gear money can buy, ive farmed for hours on end to get the emp hairpin, lizzie boots, balance rings, mithran scimitars, nomads mantle +1 etc. So far Im convinced that Fast Blade is still better, If someone knows if i am possibly doing something wrong plz let me know, thanks ^^;
Hmmm. Firstly, I'd say use a Federation Knife over the Kukiri, but that's not the point. You say you're dual weilding Mithran Scimitars, but you didn't say anything about dual weilding Federation Kukiris. If you only have one, I think that would explain the decreased damage.
Anyhow, I'd still use the dagger. I'm a 37THF/WAR, and my Federation Knife is awesome. I stopped leveling Sword a few levels ago, so I can't say whether Fast Blade would be better, but I think there's a reason people switch to Dagger at 33 :p
The other thing to consider, is you'll gain TP faster with Daggers, due to lower delay time. This means more Viper Bites you can pull off.
Hope that helps ^^