The next time you get exactly 14 TP after every DE, hit twice a round only (no misses/doubles/triples) and land exactly on Xhits to 100 with any semblance of reliability please inform us. If you miss 1 hit in your scenario the table turns completely as it would take an additional entire round for X's to hit 100 and would waste MUCH more TP while sirocco would land right on loosing no time at all. I can counter your claim by pointing out that at the acc cap, you are VERY likely to miss 1 hit on the way up therefore making X's TERRIBLE. But you can counter that you will double or triple, or acc is farther under cap so you miss another one, while i say you can miss a hit or 2 on DE, and on and on.

Thf TP gain is FAR to unpredictable to depend on X Hits giving 1 build a lead over another when the difference is a single connected hit to 100. There are countless ways that Thf will get to 100 TP and with a single hit difference, it will favor one or the other changing constantly. If you triple Attack Blau/sirocco sits at exactly 100TP. If you miss your offhand hit on DE, the 102 vs 98 both drop under 100 meaning 1 more round. If you miss 1 hit on the way up. If you double a hit. If you multi hit that last round and "waste" TP. If you only land base hits +2TP from DE Etc.

Blau Sirocco can give you literally ANY TP number from WS from 1-16 in 1 tp increments. Using a stable base on a WS that can double/triple/miss in any combination of 1 or 4tp increments means you cant really build an Xhit build. Thfs high natural level of doubles/triples/misses during TP only exacerbates this issue. Increase this unpredictability exponentially because we swing in sets of 2 over 1 thanks to dual wield. With the variability of each build to 100TP, it may fall in Xs or siroccos camp.

Unless you want to do the rather extensive probability math to tell us what % of the time it favors X's vs sirocco, i have to call it a wash and will be forced to fall back on the avg TP gain of each set. Since Thf/nin terribly irregular TP gain, there will be both wasted TP and varying number of rounds to 100. Until someone can quantify the differences accurately, the ONLY measure we have to really compare dagger set TP gains is the speed they gain tp overall, not the exact Xhits to 100. We are not a Sam with 1hit WS and only a slight chance to double attack on the final hit as the only variables. Thf hits to 100 is notoriously difficult to accurately estimate since it has such a huge range of possible combinations starting with TP returns anywhere from 1-16. With so many variables, the avg will ultimately still show its face over time. In this case Blau/siroccos TP gain and ultimately number of WS will avg higher to a similar rate as the TP gain difference.

*Edited, Feb 21st 2009 3:47am by Banalaty*

Edit mah spelling sux

*Edited, Feb 21st 2009 3:51am by Banalaty*

*Edited, Feb 21st 2009 3:53am by Banalaty*