I'm not really good with testing and can't give an exact number, but I'll simply put it this way. The procs are noticeable. They are more noticeable when solo'ing on /dnc, during ballitsa, and during lower floors of salvage, where you don't have a subjob. Once you equate /nin into it, for me, it becomes a little less noticeable, because it has to go through my shadows first, and then my counterstance before it even has the chance to guard, though still much more noticeable than before I level'd guard.
Another accomplishment of mine, would be this http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i226/lilT20o0/ffxi_20080715_110530.png
From now on, I'll sit out of the fuma vs dune boots discussions.
i hope it doesn't trick you into equipping +guard gear vs anything that matters.
While I do macro some guard into my Ichi macro, I don't replace anything thats worthwhile. For example, I swap out my amemet+1 for my boxer's mantle, and I swap in my Temple hose+1 (has counter as well), but only for the first 3 seconds, swapping back in Byakko's to get the haste at the time of the cast. I also do this with melee gaiters and fuma (which are now on my mannequin because of the screen above, so we can say usukane now)
Jeebus, congratulations! How badass is capped guard? Be detailed, please.
Thank you and grats on your kote. I will have to take the time one of these days and test this for you guys (any suggestions on how I would go about doing this would also be appriciated). I don't have details for now, especially not aside from skilling, but I can tell you that in my full guard build, it procs really well. I would even get high proc rates on things such as T sea puks (which is actually what I ended up capping it on).
Also, I wanted to comment, Guard is by far the hardest thing I've skilled. That being said, its no where near as bad as I've heard everyone else make it out to be. If you're sitting in the 120-150 range, try this. Get a rdm for phal II, a brd for ballad, and 1 more back up healer. Get phy dmg down, gaurd+ and high defense gear and eat a taco. Go to the tree and get all your buffs up, you will take 0-10 dmg from the mandies there. You should start with 10-15 and be able to manage up to 30ish. An hour or 2 of that and your guard should go up considerably. Edited, Jul 17th 2008 12:14am by Veggeto