i'm talking for TA>DE... Rogue's Culotte +1 are better than war brais, and probably similar marginally to enkidu's.
On dancing edge dusk trousers are superior to dragon subligar. I would go as far as to say that with trick attack dancing edge dusk trousers will still be superior to artifact legs +1, but perhaps that would be a close one. The difference would probably be largely determined if a dexterity tier is lost due to 4 dex on WSC of dragon versus 2 dex WSC on artifact +1, in which case if you lose a tier thats 1 damage on each swing lost. Even then, I think it would be safer to err on the side of the attack gains given by the dusk trousers... see below how half the time they perform equally even in trick attack + dancing edge.
That 4 agility on artifact +1 only affects the first hit, whereas the dexterity of dragon subligar or artifact +1, or the attack of dusk carry through the weaponskill to every hit. The 4 dexterity of dragon subligar is 0.996 WSC, so only 4 times in every 1,000 will you NOT gain one damage every swing with dragon (basically almost always 6 damage across the weaponskill, plus extra hits too from triple and/per double also benefit.)
Artifact +1 legs: 4 agility == 4 damage once, and 50% chance that each swing gets 1 more damage
Dragon legs == basically guarenteed 1 damage on every swing, and 2 accuracy versus 1 accuracy, so 0.5% hitrate gain.
In this scenario actually the regular dragon subligar is STRONGER than the artifact +1 half the time without question, even in trick attack dancing edge, the other half it's somewhat close. However given that dusk trousers are superior to regular dragon subligar even withOUT sneak attack (and by a decent margin for the price) I would think it better to err on the side of the large gaines of attack. In addition, with the drop in price of behemoth hides due to the mog bonanzaa you are likely to pay LESS for the dusk trousers. 30 ancient beastcoins + sailcloth is gonna run you about identical to dusk trousers now, but you could always sell it back for a return on investment if you ever get N legs. If you already have dusk trousers, I'd say use these for sure. Edited, Jul 13th 2008 11:13am by Melphina