I'm going to list what I'm using now and throw out a few thoughts on what I could probably change afterward. I'm only going into armor because weapons/ammo/ranged won't be swapped for sa/ta
Skadi's Visor, Love Torque, Pixie, Suppanomimi
Skadi's Cuirie, Raider's +2, Jupiter's, Rajas
Nifty mantle, Cuchulain's Belt, Raider's +2, Aurore
Skadi's Visor, Arctier's Torque, Drone, Suppanomimi
Denali Jacket, AF +1, Breeze, Breeze
Cavaros Mantle, Crudelis Belt, Desutor Tassets (haste + crit damage), AF3 +1
There are several changes I could probably make but I either haven't gotten the pieces yet or haven't deemed them worthy of the cost. My sa/ta sets are hybrids which incorporate both max damage pieces as well as haste when applicable because solo sa/ta is part of our tp building routine meaning slow is bad and haste is good.
Body --> Loki's Kaftan. This is the number one upgrade I can make, but I haven't gotten it yet (mainly because I've been busy with other stuff and aside from the fact that Turul is a pain in the *** to find in the sky he's one of the few mobs that peaople actually CAMP, making him really annoying.).
I could change the accessories, but I can't justify the cost of alternatives. Thundersoul Rings and Jupiter's Pearls cost too much and I haven't finished leveling my goldsmiths synergy skill to make them. Furthermore I could probably swap my cavaros's mantle in place of nifty, but I keep nifty for aeolian edge anyway so I use it here too. Other than that I'm pretty happy with it. I don't know how skadi's versus aias's bonnet stacks up. I don't have aias's yet but I'd use it in weaponskill for sure. I like the haste on skadi's visor and it has 6 attack, so I'd probably keep skadi's even if I got aias's. The aurore feet are in for the same reason. Haste >>> minimal stat gains elsewhere to keep speed high.
Again i could change the accessories, but windsoul earrings are even worse of an investment than thundersoul because I won't weaponskill in them, and suppanomimi >>> all in ta. I don't have a merman's earring and I'm on AU 42 so I'll add Aethir Ear pendant to that when I get it (ws set too). One clear upgrade is the Ambusher's Hose, but I haven't caught abysseas dark ixion yet to get them. The only use I have for Cruedelis belt is solo ta, and I'm seriously considering selling it and throwing my twilight belt in my ta set for more haste and inventory +1. I can obviously upgrade my af feet to +2 version as well.
There isn't too much more to be said, but I will throw out this. The AF3 set bonus can proc on sa/ta as seen Here
, a 4841 damage sneak attack thanks to the af3 activation with a triple attack. I've considered adding raider's vest when I get it and even my raider's bonnet +2 to my sneak attack set (even ignoring loki's kaftan for sneak attack) giving me 4/5 af3 when I use sneak attack. The af3 helm also raises triple attack rate by 3%, and if you combine assassin's charge with triple attack you get a 100% triple attack rate. On that note, I'm using the atma of the apocalypse fulltime inside abyssea, putting my base triple attack rate at a whopping 25%, so I really feel like 4/5 af3 +2 is the best way to go for solo sneak attack. You get a lot of haste and dex from the head/body/legs as well as some dex/attack and you'd be using your af3 hands ANYWAY, and a triple damage sneak attack is just orgasmic. I'd be hesitant to throw the feet in though because those are a TA piece, and even though they increase TA rate by 1% the overall effects are minimal since you'd still have about a ~5% activation that only works when you score a triple attack, which is also relatively low without *** charge (which is a 5 minute recast). I'd keep my aurore for sa, but the rest I'd take in a heartbeat. Edited, Jan 18th 2011 11:05am by Melphina