Upgrading an AF+1 and I'm debating which to go for first, between hands/body. Leaning toward body, but any advice would be helpful.
I'd be using them as a WS piece only. I have Ochimusha Kote now, I'll probably get Enkidu's before too long (likely gonna go for some lowman T3 ZNMs after 80cap). How does the STR/DEX+6 compare to the Atk+20 on O.Kote - big difference? And do Enkidu's (DEX+4 STR+4 Acc+5) make AF+1 hands obsolete if I manage to get them?
Mirke with DW/Acc isn't an option for me. I do have Mirke, but with Acc+10 and Pet MAB/MAcc+7 for my PUP that I'm not giving up (my main job, only body available for pet nuking). I still like it for NIN in some party situations if I'm tanking, giving up +10 Atk from Hauby in exchange for +10 AGI +20 Evasion.
Other NIN bodies I have available - SH+1 (evasion/solo), Hauby (Jin, DD if I'm not tanking), AF (haste solo), Osode (Kamu, Ninjutsu). I generally like NIN for solo and small group activities, so I'm often fighting stuff that doesn't require a lot of Acc. Then again, if it's something I would solo in AF body now, I'm sure the extra DEX on AF+1 wouldn't hurt due to the Yonin Acc penalty.
I guess the other consideration is that with the coming level cap raises, it seems more likely to get new hands replacements than to have more NIN bodies with haste or DW. And haste/DW retains its benefit well in the face of other competing stat options for the slot (in fact becoming significantly more valuable if OTHER slots add more haste). Look at something like Rapparee Harness with no other helpful stats still being one of the best THF/DNC bodies at 75. Am I making sense here?
Edited, Jun 8th 2010 1:04pm by Anza