i really have to say, that your descriptions on many pieces are either stupid, or you just miss part of the use (or give the piece credit when it deserves none).
i'll go through again and list some things that really just make no sense.
Level 51 - Earth Staff
Dmg: 30 Dly: 366 VIT: 4 VS. Lightning: 15 Additional Effect: Earth Damage Physical Damage Taken: -20%
This staff can be used to give a bonus to the elemental magic Doton: Ni. Very useful when tanking with the elemental Ni wheel.
also used for endgame tanking.
about ele staves wrote:
Very useful when tanking with the elemental Ni wheel.
it's used for DD
ing with the ele wheel.
Level 75 - Hachiryu Haidate - [DD]
Def: 42 STR: 10 Attack: 5 Enhances "Zanshin" Effect Set: Enhances "Store TP" effect
STR+10 is simply amazing for WS macros.
it's nice and all, but kitty pants are still better.
Level 75 - Nu Sash (RareEx) - [DD]
Def: 6 Accuracy: 10 Salvage: Subtle Blow: 5
Essentially a life belt with some defence. Almost nothing is known about this at the moment, so there may be other hidden stats that may be beneficial.
there's no hidden effect on it. this doesn't even deserve to be mentioned here.
Level 60 - Potent Belt - [DD]
Def: 5 STR: 3 Accuracy: 8
This is a nice DD belt but Life Belt would still be a better choice. It is a possible WS macro piece, but Life Belt probably edges that scenario too
i can see arguements for tp, but certainly not for ws.
Level 55 - Speed Belt / Velocious Belt (RareEx) - [HST]
Some of the best haste you can get, still might only be useful from L75, again could lower recast time.
i honestly can't believe you even said this...
Level 75 - Usukane Haramaki (RareEx) - [DD] [EVA] [INT]
Def: 40 STR: 8 DEX: 8 INT: 8 Set: Enhances Haste Effect Store TP: 6 Evasion: 12 Accuracy: 12
Like all Usukane you'll probably wear this full time, has excellent TP and WS stats.
again, i can't believe you'd say something like this. usu body is damn near useless, unless you have the full set.
Level 75 - Kirin's Osode - [DD] [INT]
Def: 52 MP: 30 STR: 10 DEX: 10 VIT: 10 AGI: 10 INT: 10 MND: 10 CHR: 10 Vs. Light: 50
Very good body, but it's unlikely to parse that much in front of a Hauby. Has some great INT for elemental enfeebles.
you make it sound like it will do (slightly) better then hauby. unless you have capped acc, hauby will always do better.
Level 74 - Koga Chainmail (RareEx)(AF2) - [DD]
Def: 46 Ranged Attack: 8 Ranged Accuracy: 8 Attack: 16 Accuracy: 12
This is one of the best tp body pieces you can wear when you need attack and accuracy, you could wear it until you can pull off a haste build.
overrated much? it sucks. hauby is better.
Level 72 - Enkidu's Harness (RareEx) - [DD] [EVA]
Def: 50 STR: 5 AGI: 5 Accuracy: 10 Attack: 10 Evasion: 5 Subtle Blow: 5
These is the first real competition for a Hauby, and would probably be preferable to it with its evasion benefits.
it depends on what your doing. eva means nothing for things like merit parties.
Level 70 - Fenrir's Earring (RareEx) - [DD]
Nighttime: Ranged Attack: 10 Daytime: Attack: 10
Very good stats for both day and night. Could be work keeping up with the active stats.
during the night, this is about as useful as a vampire earring is during the day.
Level 75 - Denali Bonnet (RareEx) - [EVA] [HST]
Def: 21 AGI: 4 MND: 4 Haste: 4% Evasion: 3 Attack: 3 Set: Increases Accuracy
Difficult to recommend as it has lower haste then Walahra, and it doesn't have enough DD stats either of other head pieces. There may be situation uses where it may be useful.
for short fights the 4% haste is EXACTLY THE SAME
as 5% haste. 3 attack is more useful the a net increase of 0
hits on anything that dies quickly (quickly as in under ~1 minute). also 21 def over walmart is nice.
Level 71 - Hissho Hachimaki - [DD]
Def: 22 Accuracy: 8 Attack: 8
This is a new piece, stats look good, nice attack and accuracy bonus. An alternative for people without O.hat. The lack of evasion is its weakness compared with O.hat.
using ohat over this for anything except when you need the eva is stupid.
i believe the usukane SET deserves to be mentioned, as a great set with a ton of acc, without losing too much haste. however you rate most of the usukane pieces wayyy to highly.
Denali hands should also be mentioned as a great tanking piece.
[quote]Do people think it's good enough to replace the existing nin equipment sticky?[/quote]
it's certainly getting there, but it still has a ways to go.