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#1 Feb 26 2010 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
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My main job is PLD, and I have both Sword and Shield merits capped, which leaves me only 8 points left to distribute. How should I split those between GK and Polearm? I used to have all 8 put into GK, but I'm seeing more and more info suggesting that polearm is good for more than birds.

My acc build isn't top notch just yet, and I notice myself whiffing on birds with polearm a lot, even with crab sushi, although my pentas usually seem reasonably powerful. With GK, however, I do fine eating meat against birds.

Also, can anyone point me to the numbers behind when/why to use polearm?
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75 PLD/75 SAM/37 WAR/40 NIN/37 DRG/37 DNC/37 THF
#2 Feb 27 2010 at 2:08 AM Rating: Good
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SAM only really uses polearm for merits and rare overbuffed situations, so if that's all you're using SAM for grab polearm merits go level DRG. Otherwise grab GK merits, they'll outperform on anything worth fighting.
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#3 Feb 27 2010 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I forgot to mention: sure I consider my main job PLD, but my endgame shell usually has me come SAM. I'm usually PLD for my social shell though, with whom I do a few endgame events.

Thanks for the help. I'll stick with my GK merits.

Edit: Should I maybe sacrifice my swift belt for something like potent (or should I go camp a virtuoso?) for TP, since my hit rate with polearm seems to be crap? That's really the only easy change I can make without doing some massive saving for something like PCC.

Here's my current polearm TP loadout:

Engetsuto / Pole / * / Tiphia
Walmart / Chiv Chain / Brutal / Fowling
Hauby / Hachi / Ulthalam's / Rajas
Forager's / Swift / AF +1 / Fuma

Like I said, nothing really special. I'm in the process of getting some kitty pants, and when I do I'll probably switch from pole grip to rose strap.

Edited, Feb 27th 2010 3:48pm by jAriusEightySix
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Character: Jarius
Server: Fairy Sylph now =/
Race: Elvaan Male
Linkshell: The Crystal Dream
75 PLD/75 SAM/37 WAR/40 NIN/37 DRG/37 DNC/37 THF
#4 Feb 28 2010 at 6:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, surfing around the forum kinda answered my question... I'll use my Potent and probably swap in Spectacles too (already have them, dunno why I haven't been using them) and I'll go camp a Virtuoso. Hopefully I won't have to sacrifice Walmart for Ohat. Ace's is out of the question; I really really hate camping things, and even Virtuoso will be pushing it.
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Character: Jarius
Server: Fairy Sylph now =/
Race: Elvaan Male
Linkshell: The Crystal Dream
75 PLD/75 SAM/37 WAR/40 NIN/37 DRG/37 DNC/37 THF
#5 Mar 01 2010 at 9:16 AM Rating: Good
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I am 0/25 on Virtuoso Belt >.>
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#6 Mar 02 2010 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I got Virtuoso 1/1 yesterday, on the second pop that I was actually there for. XD

My luck is never this good. Something must be wrong.
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Character: Jarius
Server: Fairy Sylph now =/
Race: Elvaan Male
Linkshell: The Crystal Dream
75 PLD/75 SAM/37 WAR/40 NIN/37 DRG/37 DNC/37 THF
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