I very highly doubt you have the accuracy to pull off Swordbelt +1 as a fresh and mostly unmerited 75. Go back to life.
Personally I would go with dusk trousers + amir boots.
Thanks for the reply, bsphil. My gear has had a few changes since then, and I'm 6/8 on Polearm merits now (not a fan of PUGs, so it's slow). tl;dr version at the bottom.
Sub: Pole Grip
Ammo: Tiphia Sting (Angon is briefly swapped in and out for use)
Head: Walahra Turban (TP) / Optical Hat (WS)
Neck: Peacock Charm
Ear1: Brutal Earring
Ear2: Assault Earring
Body: Assault Jerkin
Hands: Dusk Gloves (TP) / Spiked Finger Gauntlets (WS)
Ring1: Sniper's Ring
Ring2: Woodsman Ring
Back: Amemet Mantle +1
Waist: Life Belt (TP) / Warwolf Belt (WS for a bit, but I fulltimed Life Belt later)
Legs: Dusk Trousers (TP) / Barone Cosciales (Jumps only)
Feet: Dusk Ledelsens (TP) / Amir Boots (WS)
I was using this setup last night in a merit party on the bottom level of Nyzul Isle. The setup was DRG/SAM (me), SAM/NIN x2, DRG/WAR, BRD/NIN, and RDM/WHM. I had to be aggressive with TP since there wasn't a reliable Provoke handy (had the colibri run after the BRD or RDM when he dropped Curaga II at the start), and pretty much full-timed Seigan since the others were WS'ing late; we topped out at about 13-14k/hr, and a few deaths, which was underwhelming. We had Min/March, and Haste was almost always on, though I got nailed with Elegy quite a few times without getting an Erase. The SAM and I were spamming Mithkabobs (though he might have stopped eating them/never had it snatched for a while); the other SAM and DRG were using Crab Sushi and Squid Sushi, respectively. I was leading the parse with 31.77%, with the mithkabob SAM coming up at 25.05%; the other two parsed below 17% each.
Regardless of the unpleasant experience, I was pretty pleased all in all; running K-Parser this time brought some nice insight. My accuracy was hovering at about 88.78% (had 4/8 PLM merits while parsing; 6/8 PLM only after we disbanded), and Penta Thrust averaged out to 736 damage. This was with only a sample of 189 mobs, though.
I will get a Rajas Ring and Swift Belt both within the coming weeks, hopefully, but I don't see myself getting Hecatomb/Homam/Aurum gear for a while; aside from the helm, Askar doesn't seem very impressive (as I understand, you shouldn't be TPing in the Korazin, even with 21sTP, let alone /mage?), so aside from integrating a bit more STR gear, I don't see much more room to improve based off AH-derived gear, which is kind of sad. Drachen Brais/Finger Gauntlets +1 look like the only worthwhile AF+1. tl;dr version
: For Greater Colibri, is there ever a point where having too much accuracy (but below 95% cap) is "diminishing" (e.g., you would see better returns with attack gear than accuracy)? I parsed at 88.78% accuracy with Min/March. This includes +37 raw accuracy gear, and 4/8 PLM merits at the time; that would be a total of 383 accuracy, and you need about 407 to cap out on the higher level ones, I believe.What's an appropriate Penta Thrust average on Greater Colibri, with Mithkabob spam and no Madrigal(s)?Aside from the helm, the Askar set doesn't look very impressive. I'm unsure about the Korazin; as /SAM, I don't see how it shaves off a hit to 100% except for starting at 0% TP (Brutal; Rajas); for /mage, it does shave off one hit, but also starting at 0% TP. Any use in it? I can't see the other pieces being particularly helpful, either.Is there a formula or anything for finding out how much accuracy you should stack for Penta Thrust before it stops doing any good for you? I know you'll only hit a 5/5 a certain percent of the time, so stacking extra accuracy beyond that is pointless, but I can't recall any details offhand.
Thanks in advance. Any links leading to mathematical resources for these sort of questions would be appreciated. Edit
: Tacked on another question. Edited, Feb 4th 2009 8:52pm by jprvoices