Alright, maybe I'll explain myself.
But I don't see why it wasn't possible to just get my question answered without all of the prying that went on.
The reason I was asking is because I just want to run a parser on the two weps and see the diff, which is what I'm doing with Magoroku and Soboro. The only real reason I'm doing that is because it seems that the Soboro gets a lot of hype and I want to know just _how_ much better it is.
I'm going to test 6hit Soboro 7hit Soboro With Rajas and 8Hit Soboro with Uthulam's Ring and Ecphoria. 7hit Magoroku and 6 hit Magoroku and since 6hit isn't possible with Dotanuki, 7 hit Dotanuki.
I'm doing this _because_ I'm bored while playing SAM, because no matter what anyone says SAM is a straightforward job at level 50. The majority of the effort comes in properly equipping it.
I think that the results will show that Soboro is best in all situations besides incredibly high defense mobs when a 450Delay with a 7hit will work better (not 6hit because a person can't afford to lose the ACC/ATK on Body/Legs by subbing in Shini. and I wont need Ecphoria for this build so I can use Rajas and Uthalams)
I mean, the information is probably out there anyway, but why not just test it out?
TY for the info guys. :) If I turn up anything interesting I'll report back.
unfortunately, the only thing you can learn from these tests is how attentive you are and how much of soboro's obvious advantage you're able to retain (as opposed to squandering it by holding TP too long). there isn't anything else you could find that can't be shown with very simple math.
if you're bored with soboro, experiment with polearm. no reason to experiment with a patently worse great katana... if you're really just interested in "what's the difference b/w the two?" you'll find it better through theorycrafting/math than parsing. parsing gets too sullied by personal error and uneven dia/buffs and sample size and (etc). you can see broad differences with parsing, definitely... but the broad difference b/w soboro and dotanuki is simple: soboro is better by a huge margin. if you want subtlety, learn or ask about the math. this
is a good place to start if you're interested in the latter. also, as a trifling note, you *did* get your question answered without any prying; lucinus answered it like 2 hours after you posted it.