level 75 with no merits and no rajas i was able to come up with 20 sTP, just one short of 6-hit
Hachiman Kote +1 = 9 sTP
Chivalrous Chain = 1 sTP
Echporia Ring = 1 sTP
Hachiman Hakama +1 = 4 sTP
Hachiman sune-Ata = 5 sTP
So I put my first merit into sTP and got my 6-hit, it is both fun and noticably faster. (sTP +22)
this seems to be the easiest/fastest route to 6-hit for characters without rajas
the only expensive item (relatively) is the +1 Kote
meanwhile, I had to take Alky's and O. Kote out of my WS and TP gear sets respectively. I thought I would see some reduction in per hit damage but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Last to mention, I switch out Echporia for Flame ring during WS. Allthough the other peices have to stay equiped for WS for now, at least this does not cause me to lose 6-hit since I am at +22 equiped sTP instead of the +21 sTP that is required.
Any thoughts on this setup?