Now that merits are just rolling in from Abyssea parties, I'm looking to finally stop putting it off and meriting my base stats. The problem is that I'm not sure whether I should merit STR or DEX. My jobs in order of how much I like them are: THF > DNC > COR > DRG > DRK > WHM. I'm leaning toward DEX a lot, but I want to be sure before I start dumping merits into such an expensive category.
Edited, Jul 31st 2010 5:12pm by Seitekifu
4 STR will add about 2% damage to all your melee hits, while 4 DEX will add less than 2% to your SAs (especially WSs, since they start with higher base damage). i'd go with STR, but someone else might have further light to shed on it.
incidentally, 4 DEX probably won't budge your crit rate, but if the game changes/has changed to where you're just in the sweet spot of DEX over mob AGI in many events (this is rather unlikely, but again, someone else might shed some light here), 4 DEX would be more valuable than 4 STR. again, this is very unlikely.