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#1 Jan 20 2011 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
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So, someone in LS the other day made a comment about doing better damage with dancing edge while single wielding, compared to dual wielding (and by a significant amount). I told him it was a fluke because you're basically comparing a 5 hit WS to a 6 hit one with the exact same stats/mods/etc. He insisted he "must fluke a lot then" because he'd done 20 WSs and it was always the same. I countered that 20 isn't a statistically significant number and to parse 100+ each. A bit later he tells me that a GM told him that while single wielding you get a bonus to WS damage to make up for the loss of extra DPS from dual wielding. Sounds like a load of crap, right? Did I miss this somewhere? Did I wake up in an alternate dimension? Or am I just wrong?

tl;dr: Do WSs get some kind of bonus to damage when single wielding?
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#2 Jan 20 2011 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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/WAR45 > Fencer
"FFXIclopedia.org" wrote:
Job Trait Overview
  • Game Description: Increases rate of critical hits when wielding with the main hand only. Grants a TP bonus to weapon skills.
  • Increases rate of critical hits by 5% when wielding with the main hand only. Grants a 40 TP bonus to 1-handed type weapon skills.
  • Job Traits are always active.
  • Does not function with 2-handed weapons or while dual wielding.
  • Functions normally with a shield equipped.
The only thing that sound "wrong". Dancing Edge as no Crit mod in it neither increase in fTP, so Fencer do not apply here as it stated.
But if he used Evi, might explain.


Edited, Jan 20th 2011 5:53pm by Neraya
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#3 Jan 20 2011 at 11:29 AM Rating: Good
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This sounds like a decent theory. If your acc was crappy to start with, the TP bonus might be enough that you're landing an extra hit on average. Just asked, he was /DNC. So that's not it either.
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#4 Jan 20 2011 at 12:36 PM Rating: Good
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Apparently it was some kind of glitch. Not sure what was up with the GM, but problem solved.
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