And the case for Evisceration continues to increase. Edit: Oh yeah single weapon only -.-
I'm not sure if anyone has gotten the new crit body piece yet, but that combined with our newer crit dmg+ trait and now fencer, is making thf/war sound mighty beastly to me.
I'm actually worried about how much damage I'll be taking. Thf will pretty much be on the same /nin status as Mnk.
Do they have any idea how beastly they just made DD thief in the right situations? You can often get away with /war in Abyssea parties and I know I should be able to /war in exp parties if I want to be cheeky and bring my PL.
DW IV is 30% delay. Since dancer got it, that's just what I'm expecting them to give to thief. I'll keep my fingers crossed so I won't be disappointed if it's something lower, but that's really what I expect.
Add current standard equip: Suppa, Mirke Wardecors and Auric Dagger, and that becomes 43%. Ridiculous.
For zerging, if so desired we can use Krabkatoa head, 1% haste neck, /drg w/ earring, dusk gloves +1, ocelot legs, and homam feet, for 23% haste while still able to wear something that might look intriguing, Nusku's Sash
I don't know what the DW on that sash is, but if it's 5%, it could be situationally better for dmg than a belt with haste.
If we're starting off with 43% DW and if we have 26% equip haste and 15% haste spell, 5% DW would still be better than a 5% haste belt. That could be something to think about; I'd like to know how much DW is on that thing.
This could just be flat out ridiculous. I'm excited lol. I've been binging starcraft 2 and even started to play FFXIV beta, but thief getting treated right really restores my interest in XI again.
If they give us DW IV, 28->43% DW is an approximate 26% DPS increase. /war D.A. added, factoring in T.A., is a 6.5% increase. Compound that together for a 34% increase in DMG. And we haven't even factored in Berserk,
, native attack bonus, and eventually aggressor. Whatever the settings, I sure as hell have never been 34% behind in damage when competing with neither the best Apoc on my server, nor the best Mnk, nor the best War. If SE does things right, thief with or without mandau will be something to fear. As it should be. Edited, Aug 26th 2010 10:01am by Shamaya