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Store TP and X-hit Builds: A Guide to Gear ChoicesFollow

#52 May 04 2009 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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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?


#53 May 04 2009 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
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As you noticed, getting the 6 hit without rajas takes some pretty big sacrifices in other gear spots. If you are bent on having the 6 hit, then by all means carry on. But you might find a 7 hit with more acc/attk/haste will serve you better until you finish merits/get a rajas.

Also look into using Hachi Domaru on WS as you get more merits...you might find its chunk of Store TP on WS can free up some slots on TP building.
#54 Jun 06 2009 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Just wanted some feedback on getting/needing the 5th STP merit.

Currently at STP 4 I can maintain a 6 hit build and full haste.

TP:
Merits: 8 STP
Usukane Feet: 7 STP
Rajas Ring: 5 STP
Brutal: 1 STP

WS:
Chiv Chain: +1 more STP

I have full haste gear (Haidate, Swift belt, Turban, Dusk, and Usukane).

So my question is: Is getting the 5th merit useful? Or would I be better off doing 4 STP, 4 Meditate, and 2 into TE recast. I realize I lose 6 seconds on meditate recast, but I do a lot of low man things on SAM and the 4 second gain on TE could be useful.

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#55 Jun 09 2009 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
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As far as the last Store TP merit goes, it's situational. Check your polearm 5 hit build to make sure it wouldn't help there. Also, if you are planning on getting an elemental gorget any time soon you might be dropping that chiv chain so you might need an extra store TP or 2.

As for 3rd eye merits, it actually only cuts the recast time by 2 seconds when seigan is active...which is disappointing.

I actually have 2 3rd eye merits I've been meaning to drop for Meditate, but since I fell in love with COR I've been dumping merits into that. The extra time on 3rd eye is not very noticable. Even co-tanking in Salvage i find myself riding my meditate timer much more than my 3rd eye timer. I think the merits would be better spent on meditate.
#56 Jun 11 2009 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the response.

I am not sure if/when I might get the gorgets. TBH, I have not looked up which ones I could need/use. I have a Breeze and Shadow from my other jobs, but have not looked if these would help. My LS is a bit empty at the moment, so getting the Yovra is a bit hard. If the glitch is still in effect though, I could probably get my wife's BLM to solo them down for me. The chiv chain is more for a bit of acc and some STR on YGK than for the STP.

In addition, since I use a 480 delay Polearm, the STP required is less. My five hit build is solid there too. I recently had some fun in Cape Terrigan skilling it (got way behind as I got exp parties not on birds).

Again, thanks for the info.





Edited, Jun 11th 2009 12:09pm by slbcrow
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#57 Sep 24 2009 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Is there a formula for TP return on Penta Thrust? Someone is selling an Engetsuto +1 on my server, thinking of picking one up since I don't have Tomoe but worried if it's able of making a 5hit build without sacrificing other good pieces of equipment.

Edited, Sep 25th 2009 2:39am by Dudester
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#58 Sep 30 2009 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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am i correct? 6 hit with a 450 delay GK with 5/5 store tp merits need only 11 store tp from gear and food? just want 2 make sure im reading right...

Edited, Sep 30th 2009 7:13pm by Xxor
#59 Oct 05 2009 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
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am i correct? 6 hit with a 450 delay GK with 5/5 store tp merits need only 11 store tp from gear and food? just want 2 make sure im reading right...


Yes.
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