There was a short comment from Mizuki Ito mentioning that they were looking into whether or not the augmented Impetus effect on Tantra Cyclas +2 needed to be revamped. This caught the interest of some Japanese players and Ito responded a bit more in-depth.
We are monitoring this, but will most likely keep the stats the way it is now.
“Augments Impetus” increases the maximum value of enhanced critical hit damage, and the compatibility with Victory Smite is extremely high.
The enhanced critical hit damage increases by 1% every time an attack lands, and it can rise to a maximum value of 50%.
As a result of preserving this power, we are concerned about the below conditions arising.
1.Excessive power inflation
2.Necessity of a monk for everything, as well as situations where “as long as there is a monk other jobs are not needed”.
Example, (like Abyssea) situations where monks can be selected for content since they are able to tank full time.
•Based on the above
With the recent version update, in order to prevent an overall power inflation we reduced the TP critical hit modifier for Ukko’s Fury and Victory Smite.
When looking into this adjustment, we also considered the stats on Tantra Cyclas +2 and we intended to cut the adjustments just close enough so equipment would not have to be changed, so there shouldn’t be any problems with this in regards to power inflation.
Also, in regards to monks becoming essential for all content, the below are some reasons why it will not happen:
oImpetus effect will only increase when attacking and misses will reset the effect.
oDifficult to fight safely without taking damage during high level content such as long HNM battles, etc.
oDifficult to function as a tank continuously regardless of the content or situation.
Edited, Feb 21st 2012 3:32pm by Szabo