Magoroku (where you're at now) Soboro Koryukagemitsu Soboro Amakura / Daihannya (Daihannya is better, but for its price and abundance, the Amakura is a very close second) Soboro Zanbato +1 Soboro Kazaridaichi Soboro
If you can tell me how to pull that one off...
Anyway, regarding getting a Soboro think a pick-up group would work?
Sorry, mistook the "AF GK Level" to mean AF armor, not AF weapon, for some reason. Would be impressive to pull off though...
As for the pickup, it'll work if they had decent stunning and healing... you'd probably want a slightly bigger group and 2-3 BLU and 2-3 BLM or DRKs. I specify so many because a pickup usually is going to be of worse quality with a few duds in the skill department. If you have access to the zone, you should take every chance you can to get it in my opinion. Pickups, ls parties, try to form your own, etc. I personally put SAM on hold till I got one.
On to the next person:
Probably noone cares, but would like to point out the original analysis doesn't take into account zanshin proc as soboro essentially has a 70% chance of not being able to proc zanshin. With capped acc, it's probably not a big deal anyways but you can't always guarantee capped acc pre merits.
Zanshin is a worthless stat that gets better the more you suck and is most effective at 50% acc(where the amount of times it'll go off vs the amount of times those same procs won't miss are at the highest cumulative amount(or so I've heard...)). Whether or not Soboro affects it is the least of any concern you should have.
As for the soboro/regular GK thing, I dunno how big a deal it is nowadays considering half the time you'll probably level sync to colis and end up using a polearm anyways. In other cases, depends on the mob really. Even though people talk about how TP doesn't matter because a mob dies in 30 seconds, realistically, not every single xp party's gonna be moving at merit pace, and the extra TP you're feeding the mob can make a difference. All depends on the party/camp really.
This is true enough, but also depends on your mindset, I personally refused to go to parties lower than 60 after I hit 60, simply because I had only leveled SAM for the Soboro SAM/DRG experience in the first place. Took longer of course. If you are level syncing, just keep a polearm for 37 and one for 55 and 60s until 70 or 75.
As for the TP feeding deal, as a SAM I hardly ever went up against enemies where the TP moves were too horrible to melee on. Basically, why bother ask melees to come to it? I had varied camps, but the only enemies 60+ I went up against were Colibri, Imps, Colibri, Crawlers, Colibri, and a few Colibri. Some people may brave the fomors from Dvucca Isle also, which are great exp with the right group.