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Gear ratings for Sneak/Trick/WSFollow

#1 Jul 14 2010 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
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Hi

Since all the new gear has come out, and with the new job trait that increases critical
hit damage, has anybody made a comparison/table of the best gear for:

Solo Sneak Attack
Solo Trick Attack
Solo Dancing Edge
Solo Evisceration
Solo Mandalic Stab
Solo Shark Bite
Sneak Attack/Dancing Edge
Trick Attack/Dancing Edge
Sneak Attack/Evisceration
Trick Attack/Evisceration
etc
etc

For example, it would be nice if there was a sticky that kept an updated list of the best gear per slot
for each of those situations. Something similar to (ignore the actual gear in the example, its probably
incorrect):

Solo Sneak Attack:

Ammo: Thew Bomblet > Fire Bomblet > Black Tathlum >
Head: Hecatomb Cap +1 > Hecatomb Cap > Assasins Bonnet +1 > Assasins Bonnet >
etc
etc

I know some gear will be situational, and also depend on what else you are wearing/eating/merits,
but in most cases there should be general guidelines for the "Top 5" (or more) pieces of gear we should be
aiming for. To keep the list of gear as short as possible in each slot, it would probably be best to
limit the lists so that the worst piece in the list for each slot = the best you can buy on the AH, unless
the AH piece is the best ^^ Also probably make the assumption that the intended mobs for these will mostly
be in T-IT range (so accuracy is still an important stat for multi hit WS sets)

If such a list/table already exists, can somebody point me to it? I am sure I am not alone in wanting a list
like this, especially when it comes to deciding on gear that have different stats but could be equal/better -
example: does a Hecatomb Harness (STR+12) beat a Mirke (DEX+5 STR+5 AGI+5 Attk+10) on a solo sneak attack? Does
the Mirke beat a Denali Jacket (AGI+10) on a solo Trick attack?

Most of these comparisons have probably been made in the past, but are scattered across multiple forum
posts, so having it in a nice easy to read table/conclusion stickied post would be nice...

Thanks
Jooppi
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#2 Jul 14 2010 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah, I think you're right that such a list is definitely worthy of desire. And it's wholly possible to build a decent list. Having it stickied and constantly updated would be even better. I know I for one would not be up to such a task, though :X

I don't have a stat-by-stat or gear-by-gear comparison to give you, but I did just write something general that you could read, though I get the feeling you may already be familiar with what's written there.
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#3 Jul 16 2010 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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Hi

Thanks for that, the link in there to the SA/TA gear looks very good, it must have taken
you ages to do all that math! The conclusions in there is exactly what I think we should sticky.
Do you mind if we copy/paste them into a sticky here?

That would be a good start, however it does not include any of the newer gear. I don't suppose you feel
like updating it? ^^

Anybody else good with THF math (Melphina etc) want to add to this? The sticky does not have
to include all the math, just the gear ranking conclusions need to be added and kept up to date.

Jooppi
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#4 Jul 20 2010 at 12:57 AM Rating: Good
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I don't mind if anyone uses it to make a sticky. Erm, when/if I feel like updating it, I'll do that. But I'm lazy and got a million other things I want to do like anyone else, so...
Either way, I added the "stat values" for a reason. With them, anyone can appraise a piece of SA/TA gear, according to my system at least. It's really easy to do; sucks that a lot of times people don't use it to their advantage, but everyone likes to be lazy so I understand.
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