Mistress Melphina wrote:
What you're looking at Noodles isn't quite as clear cut as you may think. First I want to emphasize this is my set for solo dancing edge or evisceration only. I've taken into consideration a few things here.
1: Since it's unstacked there is no first hit critical so dex isn't weighted quite as heavily.
2: I'm patiently awaiting some changes in the near future.
First off the toreadors ring is augmented with this
. That gives a total of 8 accuracy instead of 7, and 2 dex for secondary mods. I'd rather use that in solo dancing edge/evisc. This will change once I get Zilant's Ring whenever that may be, but for now it's my solo ws ring.
Second, I am using dusk trousers as a temporary solution. I'm on the final mission of a shanotto's ascension and I'm going to add accuracy + 7 and attack + 7 to my desultor tassets, making a piece which is stronger than oily trousers. I have my 16 key items but I'm waiting for some friends to help and they need to finish their footwork. I'll probably get that later this month. Oily trousers is unstable in price, and it keeps going down. It was 2.4 mil a few months ago and only 1.3 mil now. This is due to the augmentation options of a shanotto's as I mentioned. Oily is crashing like the dragon harness did when the mirke was released. I'm not going to buy oily trousers because it's a bad investment and I don't want to take that risk. I also have a cursed subligar -1 in my satchel and my einherjar shell is almost to odin again. The dusk is only temporary.
Third: Take a careful look at my exact charisma/dex amounts. I have 128 dexterity and 54 charisma
128 x 0.3 + 54 x 0.4 == 60.0
That pixie earring is important. It raises my dexterity by two points of accuracy because dex lands on an even amount after it's equipped. It also bolsters my wsc by an additional 1 point meaning one extra point of base damage and 1% hitrate. In comparison to a merman's it's doing more for me. Also 128 x 0.3 == 38.4. The pixie is raising my base D by 1 in evisceration as well (and affects critical considerations).
I have built my solo weaponskill set as I did for a specific reason. It's a lot higher in accuracy than my stacked sa or ta builds, and it keeps attack and base damage at a maximum. The dusk are going to be fitted with a better piece in the near future, but for now I'm not griping over that minor setback. Edited, Mar 26th 2010 7:15am by Melphina
Oilys are worth the investment as they are the best available SATA and one of the best TA legs. They are not a piece you should consider for temporary use.
Secondly, waiting on an odin/hnm drop is never a good idea. Yeah, you may be next in line, but it still may never drop. I don't consider "I have the Cursed item, I'm waiting for abj to drop" as a good reason for choosing a piece of gear. For example, I've had a Cursed Mittens sitting in Storage for about three years. I upgraded Drg AF+1 hands back then aswell, which I can never get a refund and will be useless after I get hecatomb. However, three years on and they still have not dropped when I've needed them too.
My suggested changes to that set give you more damage for a drop of 3Acc because of the odd Dex total, so at this point Pixie doesn't give you 2Acc.
But whether it gives 1Acc or 2Acc, I still don't understand why you're using it+hollow and not using brutal.
Furthermore, considering stat rounding as you are doing to justify Pixie over Merman's, your WS set has 99 Str because of that Toredor ring. That means that -1str on the ring could well be hurting you be lowering your base damage.
Either way, it might be worth putting Oilys into your WS set anyway, keeping enkidu+toredor aswell. Your current set sits you at 405 Acc with pizza+1, that's just about enough to almost cap you on colibri, but ofc you wont be usign pizza there. IT probably will be just under cap for mamool, and anything harder it definitely wont be capped - although then you could argue that once you start fighting harder things you're stepping into SB/Stab terratory. Edited, Mar 26th 2010 11:14pm by Noodles