Wow just wow at Daka+1. I just saw the dagger in action and did a WoE run with Ejiboo.
thf/dnc Eji - Daka+1/thunder kila+1
thf/nin Breaze - Vajra(lv85)/Sax
I am just going to show you some pic's to start: http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/Breaze/evisvsRS1.png
Unstacked RS is crap just like mandy stab and Mercy stroke. You need to stack RS with SA TA to get the most out of it. http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/Breaze/MSvsRS1.png http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/Breaze/MSvsRS2.png http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/Breaze/MSvsRS3.png http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/Breaze/MSvsRS4.png http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/Breaze/MSvsRS5.png
As you can see my Mandy Stab is ahead of RS in most of the pics. RS comes out on top one time. We did around 20+ weaponskills each during this run. And the general picture was that Vajra was slightly ahead in ws damage compared to Daka+1 each time. Just like you see in the pic's. Eji had a parse running and he could confirm my 'eyeball' numbers.
Keep in mind my gear is much better then Eji's. He is lacking a few items. His gear is decent but not super. You can check his gear on: http://www.ffxiah.com/player/Leviathan/Ejiboo.
We both used meat food. Me bison steak. Eji Yellow curry bun. In ws gear I had around 40 attack more then Eji. I forgot to write down numbers sorry for that.
RS has very nice mods. RaenRyong already showed you that. But RS + RS makes dark! Exactly like Mercy + Mercy makes dark. RS + mandy stab = fusion. RS has an ice water property this puts it in the distortion box.
And on top of all this goodness RS has an additional effect of gravity which gives the mob a weighed down effect and -10 evasion. Tested and confirmed on abysea mobs with a simple evasion check. Eji told me this effect procs fairly often 80%ish on normal mobs. Zero times in WoE.
Eji did WoE with a group of 8 ppl for 2 weeks and got clears. He did get a bit lucky because they all let him lot the coins. Lets say a normal player can do this in 3 months easy. You could even pay groups to let you lot the coins. On top of which you can do WoE every game-day!
Yes, I was out-tping and out-wsing Eji with my setup but this had a lot to do with gear and food. I like to parse again against Eji when he has some better items. Then you will see it will be much closer. Conclusion:
My point here is to show how competitive Daka+1 is. For only a fraction of the effort you have to put in for Vajra/Mandau you can get a great dagger. The only hard part is getting the 30 coins from WoE. Which you can leech lot at this point if you wanted to. SE made the lotting rules very liberal. So any casual player who wants this dagger can get it in a reasonable amount of time.
Just imagine how good twashstar will be. Edited, Oct 2nd 2010 3:09am by Breaze