point #1) 23%, while being the max haste w/o, is an unlikely number for anyone to actually have, extreme high end players will be using usu+ace's (-1%x2), and low end players will be using hachi (-3/4%) and swift (-2%).
High end players know that in any situation where they're not capping acc, they should be using pizza for food, then swapping that ace's to a turban. Ace's is extremely situational these days. If you have usu body, usu shoes are not required for 6hit, and pizza should cover you on the acc for most mobs, making fuma very viable. My build is actually just like that one, minus the dusk+1
"23%"->"26%" is ~8.5% increase in the situation you mentioned when you account for X/1024 rounding, then you get the other bonuses on top of that. If you're lucky enough to score a DNC it's ~12.7% increase
Not sure where you're getting 8.5% from, would require to get more than 2.5% from 23~26 and I'm sure the decimal is smaller than that.
at low haste:
jumps ~= DA
haste > berserk 3/5 of the time on 3/10 of your dmg
At low haste, the wyvern earring is also worth way less.
DA isn't very good (less than half efficiency) for SAM WS because it doesn't get fTP/atk/acc mods like the main hit.
Which is why I didn't call it a 9.3% increase to WS damage, just 9.3% increase to DoT, WS frequency, and SOME WS damage.
Didn't account for acc, it's not hard to get at/near cap for merit stuff /DRG so pizza is mostly wasted and you could be eating better food.
For Colibri, which you should be using polearm anyways, you have a point, but you should be using polearm, so yea. On mamools or higher, you won't be capping critrate w/o sacraficing haste. You may want to go look up a lot of the math done, pizza is the universally accepted food for a reason, 90%+ of the time, on any mob that's actually worth a @#%^, it's the best food for nearly every DD
jumps allow for easy self SCing
Provided that nobody else in your party is WS'ing
/DRG doesn't lower your defense
Get a better party and that won't be a concern as far as merits go, and if we're talking about anything high end, sam can tank almost any mob in the game, in which /war would be required for voke
/WAR is a vastly inferior sub
When you can benefit from more than 2 points of haste from wyvern earring(not my entire post was on that particular build, highly dependent on having that 23% haste), yes. For those who are capping acc w/ pizza even after dropping acc from ace's/usu shoes, and hitting 23% haste on /war, then not at all
And here's point #8, most things you go to, you'll fare better w/ polearm. So you'll want to be subbing war anyways. For example, I go to limbus, ejar, ect w/ polearm and keep my gkt handy just in case there is a piercing resistant mob, in which case I'll swap, plus the ability to tank almost any mob, whether it's intentional or sh*t hits the fan and you need to take over. Edited, Jan 22nd 2010 6:55pm by Veggeto