There are basically 3 builds (and a 4th situational) that I am considering once we have all the gear.
1: 4/5 AF+Homam feet (26% haste)
2: Loki body/Dusk gloves+1/Ballerines/AFhead/AFlegs (26% haste, 5%crit damage, 7stp)
3: DW Mirke/Dusk gloves+1/Ballerines/AFhead/AFlegs (26% haste, 3% DW)
4: (situational). Same as 1, but swaps AF hands for homam and Homam feet for AF feet. TP set with TH, more eva, and agi for subtle blow. Might use this for a general solo-ish/lowman/tank set at the expense of AF DD hands.
Differences: All use hat/legs so just checking other 3 slots
1: 4/5 AF set=
Hands: Dex8, str8, Acc12, Atk16
Net:Acc 31-32, Atk 25, Dex18(crit), Str 8(~2Fstr)
2: Loki set:
Loki: Dex11, STP7, Crit dam5%
Net: Acc 5-6, Atk 1, Dex11(Crit), Crit Dam5%, STP7
3: Mirke DW Set:
Mirke: Acc10, DW3%, Dex5, Str5
Net: 12-13acc, Atk 3-4, Dex5(Crit), Str5(1.25fstr), DW3%
Off the bat my gut says #1. That is a TON of acc and atk by a long shot and still has the most dex and str of all sets. It just has a LOT more of all DD stats. It has 26 more acc thank loki set, 19 more than mirke set. 2fstr over loki, ~1 fstr over mirke. 7dex for crit rate over loki, 13 over mirke. 24 atk over loki and 21-22 atk over mirke set.
That is a LOT of boost accross the board. 5% crit rate and STP 7 have a very hard fight to beat out 26acc, 24atk, 8str, 7dex. You would HAVE to be acc capped for it to even stand a chance. 13% hit rate alone is brutal to compete against and that ignores 2fstr and 24 atk and loldex that it still has to overcome. Inside or outside abyssea.....thats looking bad for loki.
I had more hope for mirke, but even I am wondering about that now. Mirke basically pits 3% DW vs 19acc, 0.75fstr, 13 lolDex, and 21-22atk. Again, acc would NEED to be capped for mirke to stand a chance.
Dont have time to try to extrapolate the boosts to STP at this second (depends heavily on dagger combo used and use of boomerang or not) or the crit damage boost. But the sheer acc alone of set #1 just seems insurmountable for both DPS and TP gain. Even if it is (IE acc capped), there is still redonkulous amounts of atk and str to contend with that should easily rival 5% crit damage or 3% DW in DPS. I am really struggling to see the benefit of loki or mirke in ideal 26% haste builds.
Oh and i forgot: 4/5 AF set ALSO gets more triple attack set bonus which is just that much more oomph from triple damage tripples than the other 2 sets with only 2 pieces of AF. Also the Dex for crit rate may actually matter outside of abyssea while the overall critrate will drop like a rock outside of abyssea reducing Loki's boost with far fewer crits.
With that, Im willing to call it the nail in the coffin. I have now convinced myself to go for 4/5 AF+homam feet+twilight belt.
Edited, Jan 12th 2011 11:24am by Banalaty
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