The parsed accuracy was in the 85%ish range (as I mentioned). If I assume I had capped accuracy with dagger, and also assuming (just as an example) that puk flash brought this cap down to a parsed 93% instead of the normal 95%, and also assuming my swing volume between dagger and sword was equal, we'd have something like "(x% + 93%)/2 = 85%", or x=77%.
The puk flash % is a reasonable assumption. My parsed acc% could have been as low, though, as 83%. For swing volume, dagger and sword certainly wouldn't be equal; just guestimating, my ridill accuracy was probably higher than 77% thus. That's a little surprising I guess, but when you combine pizza with feint, with good equip including those items I mentioned, it probably doesn't seem so absurd.
I'm not arguing for ridill's use in a merit party. I don't use it. But the fact is that my parse didn't see a significant decrease at south camp when I adjusted my melee build to compensate for it. Anyone with this gear combination could go out and merit and see the same result. What I mean to point out is that with more recent changes (pizza, cuchulain's mantle, anwig salade, etc), ridill isn't as gimp for mid-range mobs as it once was.
It's not so much the tp-gain that makes it ~ok. I barely noticed increased TP gain with it. It's moreso the DPS, since with good accuracy and decent pDif, ridill's base dmg and swing volume begin to show. Edit, Acc Summary-
Skill - 200 + (10 + 16merits + 5suppa)*0.9, 227
BaseDex - 80, 40
Gear(Dex&Acc) - Bomblet,Anwig,PCC,ACP,h.Hands, Rajas/Toreador,Cuchy,SkadiLeg,h.Feet - 69
Pizza+1 - *1.11
TotalAcc: (224 + 40 + 69)*1.11 = 372
By these numbers
, this would cap acc on puks, put it around 80% on whm and blm mamools, and skoffin, 70%ish on drg's, bst's, and blu's, capped on pets, capped on infiltrators (feint) and another mob per 5 cycle(w/ 5/5merits). Edited, Oct 17th 2009 12:00pm by Shamaya