Learn to make sense.
You can't evade as well on SAM as on a THF. HIGHER base EVA, and a nifty little thing called Evasion Bonus. Look it up.
Since when 278 eva skill on sam is stupid?
Since when did I SAY 278 EVA skill on SAM is stupid? Oh wait, maybe YOU should learn to read. I pointed out you DON'T have the same EVA of a THF, I didn't call EVA set-up on SAM stupid.
You dont need 320 eva to evade stuff, stop acting like you know what and we know sh*t.
Acc caps work both ways. You may not need 320 EVA to evade low level stuff. And you may very well dodge a few attacks from very high level mobs (I evaded Deadly Hold from Kirin as a RNG). But you aren't dodging VT-IT mobs "quite alot" (btw, a lot is two words).
Isn't the minimum evasion rate for player characters like 20%?
To the one trying to justify Eva on SAM:
have ~340 evasion naked
. It takes a considerable amount of evasion gear on top of that to be effectively evasive on VT-IT mobs. It takes a considerable amount MORE to be effectively evasive on most HNMs. Some, you won't be. Period. There's maybe
enough gear to bridge that gap between a naked SAM and a naked THF, but no where near enough gear to bridge the gap between a naked SAM and a fully geared THF. For every piece of evasion gear a SAM can wear, THF has better/more of it.
Physical reduction gear, however, being a direct reduction of damage taken *as is obvious by its name*, is proven quite effective for the jobs that have a simple-to-build set of it. SAM is one of those jobs. Couple that with Seigan and Third Eye, and it's definitely your best bet. By all means, cap parrying and evasion, as those will absolutely offer a bit of extra help. Fill in whatever extra slots you can with either parrying or evasion gear. Just do not
rely on them as a SAM.