mandauv3/twashtarv3 - 22.13695396
clement skean/auric - 20.28397566
clement skean/rapidus sax - 20.20328488 - 12acc
auric/rapidus sax - 20.06738118 - 12acc
kila+1/auric - 20.05917456 - 8dex/22acc
clement skean/kila+1 - 20.03782139 - 8dex/22acc
kila+1/rapidus sax - 19.91705773 - 8dex/34acc
kila+1/kila+1 - 19.78207551 - 16dex/44acc
Assuming 15% haste/23% DW from gear
Feel free to double check my math
Basically, as you go down, you lose dps but you gain stats(dex/acc).
I was surprised to see the Auric still a strong contender, which is only true when you take into consideration the other 23% DW from traits and gear. Naturally, the ranged DW, as well as next update's DWIII, will only make this dagger even stronger. It's far from being obsolete. In fact, if you could use 2 Auric daggers, it will be our strongest DPS combination (bar Mandau/Twashtar) at 20.44212651 (given you take 2 accounts of DW).
I don't think there is clearly a 'best' this time around outside Mandau/Twashtar. I also don't have a clue which combination I'm going to use.
Weapons aside: our AF3 for those who haven't seen it yet. http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/4514/raiderhead.png http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7013/raiderlegs.png http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6129/raiderfeet.png
Yeah, yeah. That's nice 'n all, slap more stuff onto our to-do list. I'm more interested in what I'm going to do with my moogle hat now. I'm leaning more towards it being a fast cast hat. There are alternatives for WS hats: Heca/Maat for single hit, Maestria Mask/Issen Hachimaki when you need the acc. Hopefully, the body will also be an awesome TP piece so I can turn it into fast cast gear also. Legs are pretty much useless once I get the ocelot trousers.
AF aside: Despoil sucks less now. Actually landed 3 out of 4 times I tried it. Got a few def down's and a slow effect. I went ahead and casted slow1 over Despoil's slow and it landed, meaning either they stack (lol yeah right) or slow1 overwrites it. The mob died before either had a chance to wear.