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#1 Jan 19 2011 at 9:59 AM Rating: Good
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So I got an Epona's last night and now trying to figure out what to do with my Raja/Epona/Mars.

The way i figure it (assuming TA procs over DA) with no DA/TA atmas (ie normal) :

Eponas is about 6.1% more damage/TP. (10% DA gear, 3% TA in gear before ring). With VV(10% DA) and Apoc(15%TA) its 4.3% more TP/Damage.

Mars 8acc/atk=4% hit rate and ~2% more melee atk for roughly (rather rough estimate) 6%+ more damage, but only 4.x% more TP and depnedant on NEEDING that acc which is not always the case these days.

Rajas 2.5acc/atk, 1.25fstr, lol5dex for crit and 5strp. So 1.25% hit rate, ~.5% damage, assuming D45>46 for Fstr damage (i use D43 kila's) so 2.22% more damage. Net of roughly ~4% total damage but only 1.25%+ more TP. Then there is the STP to account for.

This is very general/rough napkin math as I kinda gave up on explicit builds on specific targets as we did at 75.

It seems off the bat that Epona's is the strongest of the 3 in a vacuum with potential drop if you go all out with multi hit stuff but will still be competative even with VV/Apoc. Mars might edge out epona with Apoc/VV AND if acc isnt capped. Rajas is roughly the same as mars in damage, and similar to TP as mars once you factor in STP, but is not as reliant on using the full acc.

I am thinking Epona/Raja as my go-to set considering mars power is extremely dependant on using that full 8acc. At 75 this would be the ****, but alas for mars, acc is not a primary concern. Epona/rajas maintain most of their TP/Damage boosts regardless of acc, though rajas str is likely overkill if you have any str atma on (VV, SA etc).

Anyway, theres my napkin/gut feelings. Do you guys agree? Disagree? What ring combo would you use. Also, a little more convoluted but, what about WS? Do you think Epona's has a place in WS sets? The 8hit cap among other things make me not sure.
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#2 Jan 19 2011 at 3:51 PM Rating: Good
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Transfer to Cerberus.

Give Mars ring to Shadowmeld.

Use Rajas/Eponas...

Problem solved. :D

Edit: real reply

Epona's represents ~8% dot increase from extra swings, I don't think mars is doing that for you, even with full accuracy benefit (which you probably aren't getting anyway). So the question really is, Epona's/Mars vs. Epona's/Rajas

Rajas = free
Mars = 65M on my server....

The stp on Rajas imo cancels the extra 5-6 acc/atk on the Mars, I would say sell Mars and use the gil on some other really big item.

Edited, Jan 19th 2011 3:56pm by Meldi
#3 Jan 21 2011 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Meldi wrote:

Mars = 65M on my server....

brb transferring to w/e server Meldi is on. I have had mars in bazaar for a week now. Going for 14M taking a few mil off each day. Currently sitting at 7M and it still won't sell. And yes I was afk the whole day in upper jeuno while at work.
#4 Jan 21 2011 at 12:43 PM Rating: Good
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Then I doubt my information is up to date as to the price.
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