Well, two nights ago, I brought my SAM/NIN to Sky for the very first time. (Yes, /NIN--didn't know what the LS was going to do by the time I get there, so I went as /NIN since I'm most comfortable with /NIN. Likely will use /THF next time.)
Ended up doing one round of Suzaku, and I ... sucked.
In my defense, I've never brought any DD job to Sky before, but I've no excuse for doing a bad job twice in a row, right?
So, help me out: I had a miserable ~45% hit rate, with WS's averaging in the low 200's. (Or was it low 300's? Have to check the parser again. Unimpressive, either way.) While I did more WS damage than anyone else, the top RNGs and BLMs blew me away in total damage.
8 merits in Great Katana
0 STR merit (and not planning on any)
Mithra (if that makes a difference)
Amemet Mantle +1
Myochin Haidate +1
Triumph Earring +1
Smilodon Mantle +1
Wasn't getting buffs (beyond Protect/Shell 4--which I lost after KO and RR up), but don't think the RNGs were getting any buffs, either.
I think I can increase the accuracy a bit; Optical Hat, Potent Belt (or dig out my Life Belt). That probably wouldn't get me much past 55% hit rate, though. Don't really have a lot of gil to spend, either. (No thanks to the Triumph Rings--which are keepers since they're needed for PLD's fire resist set.)
What are good options for additional accuracy? Good performance/gil or performance/effort items wanted. (Already assuming I'd only get laugh at if I equip my Hacchonenbutsu. lol.) x_x Oh, I think I've a "WS +5 hits" to 100TP setup, which I'd like to keep if possible.
As for WS, I'm stumped; not sure how to add more STR in any reasonable manner. I assume Snow/Shadow Gorgets are better than Chivalrous Chain? If not, can switch that back in, I suppose. Can also do the add-on for the helmet, or put that Dryadic Abjuration: Head to use for a measly one more STR.