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#452 Jan 09 2009 at 12:07 PM Rating: Good
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Daythos wrote:
I think my drg is bassackwards...

Picked up some Tabin boots+1 and an Assault Earring since my Penta acc depressed me... Finally got a pt, headed to Puks, Drg/sam. Without bard my pentas were doing about 158 average. Sync'd 60. Then Sync 61, with Bard pentas barely hit 200+ -IF- i was lucky.

Now... Finally learn Skewer, **** level sync... 1st Skewer... 485 dmg.

I consistantly did more dmg with Skewer then with Penta with Acc and Atk songs. Isn't Penta supposed to be better? >,>

Now I'm 62, Tabin boots +1 acc+3 nice and all... but my taru rse boots and the str+4 equates to Atk+3. I can't decide which to stick with. Current gear with RSE /sam I hit 320 atk total. 323 with Hasso and +41 acc from gear. With Tabins 317 atk and +44 acc... 320 Hasso.



Were you eating sushi? Eat meat, go /WAR. Try going back to those Puks at level 62, or stay with the Lesser Colibri till 61-63 (can't remember when the cutoff point is exactly). Can you post your gear?
#453 Jan 09 2009 at 6:18 PM Rating: Good
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ALl my gear was posted 10 posts up... the only things changed were 1 assault earring and tha tabins+1.

And yes, I was eatting sole sushi.


And I'd love to go back to ANY camp... I spend about 6 hours waiting for a pt now-a-days if I don't give up.


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#454 Jan 10 2009 at 12:14 AM Rating: Good
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Daythos wrote:
And yes, I was eatting sole sushi.
Super fail.

No, you don't need sushi. As said, /WAR+meat will do you better.
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#455 Jan 10 2009 at 5:24 AM Rating: Good
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I hit 75 recently and have some expensive pieces (due to crafting/HELM for most of my play time...) but I'm no stat guru so go easy on me if I've made any bad choices, I'm doing the best I can.

TP
MAIN: Thalassocrat
SUB: Pole Grip
AMMO: Tiphia Sting
HEAD: Walahra Turban
NECK: Peacock Charm
EAR1: Assault Earring
EAR2: Fowling Earring
BODY: Zahak's Mail
HANDS: Dusk Gloves
RING1: Woodsman Ring
RING2: Woodsman Ring
BACK: Forager's Mantle
WAIST: Life Belt
LEGS: Conte Cosciales
FEET: Dusk Ledelsens

Penta Thrust (this one has me a bit more confused, I'm never sure how much accuracy I should sacrifice for mods, if any, but here's what I've been doing lately):
MAIN: Thalassocrat
SUB: Pole Grip
AMMO: Tiphia Sting
HEAD: Wyvern Helm
NECK: Chivalrous Chain
EAR1: Assault Earring
EAR2: Fowling Earring
BODY: Zahak's Mail
HANDS: Tarasque Mitts +1
RING1: Woodsman Ring
RING2: Woodsman Ring
BACK: Forager's Mantle
WAIST: Warwolf Belt
LEGS: Conte Cosciales
FEET: Marine M Boots

I have some other gear like Optical Hat, Dusk Legs, +Str rings, etc. which seem nice but I'm not sure if they'd be worth using over what I use now. I'm fully open to suggestion so any ideas are appreciated.
#456 Jan 10 2009 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Do you have any other body pieces for TPing?
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#457 Jan 10 2009 at 1:57 PM Rating: Good
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My other body pieces are Assault Jerkin, Hydra Mail, and Scorpion Harness +1. Haven't sold any of them yet so I could still one of them for TP.

Edited, Jan 10th 2009 4:58pm by ChocoboDragoon
#459 Jan 15 2009 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
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Hey, folks. I got 75 a few weeks ago, and I've only had enough time for one merit party; I've got a level 3 Polearm modification, and one in Angon. I'm pretty sure I'll be capping out Polearm first, then probably mix and match Angon and jumps along the way, though Deep Breathing somewhere down the line would be useful (I prefer to go /WHM over /SAM, since Saurian Helm).

Main: Thalassocrat
Sub: Pole Grip
Ammo: Tiphia Sting (Angon is briefly swapped in and out for use)
Head: Walahra Turban for TP / Optical Hat or Wyvern Helm for WS
Neck: Peacock Charm
Ear1: Assault Earring
Ear2: Fowling Earring
Body: Assault Jerkin
Hands: Dusk Gloves / Spiked Finger Gauntlets
Ring1: Sniper's Ring
Ring2: Woodsman Ring
Back: Amemet Mantle +1
Waist: Swordbelt +1
Legs: Barone Cosciales
Feet: Dusk Ledelsens / Marine M Boots


I'm about 100 or so points from having 20k MJSP points, and I can either buy Amir Boots, or Pahluwan Seraweels. I was initially going to go with Amir Boots first, but now I'm not so sure--will the Marine M Boots outdo them for WS, assuming accuracy on G.Colibri is at a comfortable level? I'm working on getting a pair of Dusk Trousers as well, but now I'm unsure if I should stick with Dusk or go with the Pahluwan, or grab both for TP and WS, respectively.

Beyond that, I don't know when I'll get a chance to grab some Aurum Sabatons, Swift Belt, Homam, or Hecatomb gear. Sea is just around the corner now though, and I'm working on Zeni, but there's no telling when I'll get a chance to get any of them (I have yet to join an endgame shell due to time constraints). I'll work on molding some AH-derived STR equipment into my WS set, but for now, that's about all I can do.

Thanks in advance; any suggestions would be appreciated.
#460 Jan 15 2009 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
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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.
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#461 Jan 15 2009 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
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You could work on getting TOAU done :)
The ring is very nice and its a fun, easy line of missions with cool fights.
Also, you can get started on Nyzul for some askar and your mythic WS, drakesbane.
#462 Jan 16 2009 at 5:42 AM Rating: Good
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My gear.

I really need to do something about my ranged slot, I know. But with Drachen Brais +1 with 3/8 merits, would I be able to pull off Sword +1? I'm doing Limbus and am getting close to full lotting because most of the people with more points have what I want already, so I'm thinking of Homam Body, Feet, switching to Dusk Trousers, and Swordbelt +1.

This will be my setup until I start doing Nyzul for Askar gear. I don't like PUGs so I'm trying to find people for a static.

Also, if someone could point me to a Aurum Vs Homam feet thread (or say which is best) that'd be great.
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#463 Jan 16 2009 at 9:31 AM Rating: Default
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So, I haven't been a Dragoon too long, but I'm pretty sure my TP gear is pretty good. What I'm more unsure of is my WS gear.

TP Gear is: - http://www.ffxiah.com/members/?q=item_sets&set_id=44304
Valkyrie's Fork
Pole Grip
Tiphia Sting (shooting for Black Tathlum)
Ace's Helm
Peacock Charm (love torque will one day come my way)
Brutal Earring
Assault Earring
Zahak's Mail (no ares or askar, and acc is high enough w/out Homam Corazza)
Homam Hands
Iota Ring
Rajas' Ring
Forager's Mantle
Swift Belt
Homam Legs
Homam Feet




WS Gear is: - http://www.ffxiah.com/members/?q=item_sets&set_id=44514&add_item=1
Valkyrie's Fork
Pole Grip
Tiphia Sting (shooting for Black Tathlum)
Hecatomb Cap
Chivalrous Chain
Brutal Earring
Assault Earring
Zahak's Mail
Hecatomb Mittens
Iota Ring
Rajas' Ring
Forager's Mantle
Warwolf Nelt
Hecatomb Subligar
Aurum Sabatons (Hecatomb Leggings maybe better?)
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#464 Jan 19 2009 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
Hey you silly dragoons. I'm going to be leveling DRG to 37 over the next few weeks, now that I've pretty much aquired everything I'll need except for weapons, which I'll buy as I go. This is what I got, copy+pasted from my 'subs to level' gear list. X are items I already have.

Dragoon 
 
Wpn: 
[X]Lv. 1  Harpoon +1              
[X]Lv. 4  Obelisk NM              
[ ]Lv. 14 Brass Spear +1          
[ ]Lv. 20 Fuscina                 
[ ]Lv. 23 Kingdom Spear           
[ ]Lv. 28 Military Spear          
[ ]Lv. 30 Royal Squire's Halberd  
[ ]Lv. 34 Lance +1                
 
Head: 
[X]Lv. 1  Coven Hat 
[X]Lv. 7  Leather Bandana 
[X]Lv. 10 Royal Footman's Bandana       
[X]Lv. 21 Beetle Mask +1 
[X]Lv. 24 Empress Hairpin 
[X]Lv. 30 Mercenary Captain's Headgear  
 
Body: 
[X]Lv. 1  Dream Coat +1 
[X]Lv. 7  Leather Vest 
[X]Lv. 10 Scale Mail 
[X]Lv. 16 Bone Harness +1 
[X]Lv. 21 Beetle Harness +1 
[X]Lv. 30 Mercenary Captain's Doublet 
[X]Lv. 33 Wonder Kaftan 
 
Hands: 
[X]Lv. 1  Bronze Mittens +1  
[X]Lv. 7  Leather Gloves 
[X]Lv. 10 Legionnaire's Mittens 
[X]Lv. 29 Wonder Mitts 
 
Legs: 
[X]Lv. 1  Bronze Subligar +1 
[X]Lv. 7  Leather Trousers 
[X]Lv. 10 Scale Cuisses 
[X]Lv. 16 Bone Subligar +1 
[X]Lv. 25 Republic Subligar 
[ ]Lv. 30 Centurion's Cuisses 
[ ]Lv. 34 Republic Cuisses 
 
Feet: 
[X]Lv. 1  Bronze Leggings 
[ ]Lv. 7  Bounding Boots 
[X]Lv. 27 Wonder Clomps 
 
Waist: 
[X]Lv. 7  Leather Belt +1 
[X]Lv. 15 Warrior's Belt +1 
[X]Lv. 18 Brave Belt 
 
Neck: 
[X]Lv. 7  Wing Pendant 
[X]LV. 21 Spike Necklace 
[ ]Lv. 33 Peacock Amulet 
 
Ear: 
[X]Lv. 16 Bone Earring +1 
[X]Lv. 21 Beetle Earring +1 
 
Ring: 
[X]Lv. 1  Windurstion Ring 
[X]Lv. 14 Mighty Ring 
[ ]Lv. 35 Jaeger Ring 
 
Back: 
[X]Lv. 12 Traveler's Mantle 
[X]Lv. 24 Nomad's Mantle +1



I think I have a pretty good set up with this. I'm basically looking for an item I overlooked or anything that should be changed. My drg is Lv. 7 atm, thank you for any advice Smiley: smile
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#465 Jan 19 2009 at 9:39 PM Rating: Good
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Renowaikk, Pie Eating Champion wrote:
Wpn:  
[X]Lv. 1  Harpoon +1               
[X]Lv. 4  Obelisk NM               
[ ]Lv. 14 Brass Spear +1           
[ ]Lv. 20 Fuscina Platoon Lance                  
[ ]Lv. 23 Kingdom Spear            
[ ]Lv. 28 Military Spear           
[ ]Lv. 30 Royal Squire's Halberd   
[ ]Lv. 34 Lance +1  
 
Legs: 
[X]Lv. 1  Bronze Subligar +1 
[X]Lv. 7  Leather Trousers 
[X]Lv. 10 Scale Cuisses 
[X]Lv. 16 Bone Subligar +1 
[X]Lv. 25 Republic Subligar 
[ ]Lv. 30 Centurion's Cuisses 
[ ]Lv. 34 Republic Cuisses


Looks good.
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#466 Jan 19 2009 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
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So my friends and I just got very lucky and landed 2 Peacock Charms out of 3 Under Observation runs. With an extra 1.2mil lying around, i'm trying to think of big upgrades I need. I'm lvl 60 currently and my gear is:

Main: Dark Mezraq
Sub: Pole Strap
Head; Walkure Mask
Neck: Chiv Chain
Ear: Spike Earring
Ear: Spike Earring
Body: Scorp Harness
Hands: Spike Finger Gauntlets
Ring: Venerer ring
Ring: Ecphoria ring
Back: Jaguar Mantle
Waist: Life Belt
Legs: Taru RSE
Feet: Bounding Boots

I'm going to buy an Amemet +1, which is 150k on my server. I may swap a Venerer for a Sniper which is 200k. Another option is obviously Assault Earring...but i'm honestly going to have a hard time shelling out 300k for 2 acc. I know it's in a slot that doesn't generally give acc, but I don't feel like 2 acc is going to improve my performance much.

Any suggestions?


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#467 Jan 20 2009 at 12:27 AM Rating: Good
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Get a GKL unless for some reason DM is much cheaper, consider Woodsman instead of Sniper, and DEFINITELY consider Assault Earring because it is that good.

other than that, you're pretty much on the ball.

Edited, Jan 20th 2009 3:28am by Lucinus
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#468 Jan 20 2009 at 1:01 AM Rating: Good
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Liquidswords wrote:
So my friends and I just got very lucky and landed 2 Peacock Charms out of 3 Under Observation runs. With an extra 1.2mil lying around, i'm trying to think of big upgrades I need. I'm lvl 60 currently and my gear is:

Main: Dark Mezraq
Sub: Pole Strap
Head; Walkure Mask
Neck: Chiv Chain
Ear: Spike Earring
Ear: Spike Earring
Body: Scorp Harness
Hands: Spike Finger Gauntlets
Ring: Venerer ring
Ring: Ecphoria ring
Back: Jaguar Mantle
Waist: Life Belt
Legs: Taru RSE
Feet: Bounding Boots

I'm going to buy an Amemet +1, which is 150k on my server. I may swap a Venerer for a Sniper which is 200k. Another option is obviously Assault Earring...but i'm honestly going to have a hard time shelling out 300k for 2 acc. I know it's in a slot that doesn't generally give acc, but I don't feel like 2 acc is going to improve my performance much.

Any suggestions?




i'd get the assault earring, partly because it lasts forever (i still wear mine after getting tons of r/e stuff and becoming rich). GKL is better than DM, but it's not a huge difference. PCC itself is a nice upgrade, though DRG does have (and end up with) a lot of ACC. also, GZA's first album is very good (first post-wu-tang album i guess i should say, if words from the genius--which is awful--counts). oh, and a tiphia sting.
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#469 Jan 20 2009 at 4:31 AM Rating: Good
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also, GZA's first album is very good (first post-wu-tang album i guess i should say, if words from the genius--which is awful--counts).
Well that's a bit of a random remark if I might say so, Pahn.
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#470 Jan 20 2009 at 6:36 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks bsphil!
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#471 Jan 20 2009 at 6:45 AM Rating: Default
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So, I haven't been a Dragoon too long, but I'm pretty sure my TP gear is pretty good. What I'm more unsure of is my WS gear. Any suggestions from those more experienced would be appreciated.

TP Gear is: - http://www.ffxiah.com/members/?q...et_id=44304
Valkyrie's Fork
Pole Grip
Tiphia Sting (shooting for Black Tathlum)
Ace's Helm
Peacock Charm (love torque will one day come my way)
Brutal Earring
Assault Earring
Zahak's Mail (no ares or askar, and acc is high enough w/out Homam Corazza)
Homam Hands
Iota Ring
Rajas' Ring
Forager's Mantle
Swift Belt
Homam Legs
Homam Feet




WS Gear is: - http://www.ffxiah.com/members/?q...;add_item=1
Valkyrie's Fork
Pole Grip
Tiphia Sting (shooting for Black Tathlum)
Hecatomb Cap
Chivalrous Chain
Brutal Earring
Assault Earring
Zahak's Mail
Hecatomb Mittens
Iota Ring
Rajas' Ring
Forager's Mantle
Warwolf Nelt
Hecatomb Subligar
Aurum Sabatons (Hecatomb Leggings maybe better?)


Also, if you're likely to be just a meripo Drg... is Angon still worth meriting?(I imagine yes but just looking for clarification).
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#472 Jan 20 2009 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Zeosilot wrote:
Also, if you're likely to be just a meripo Drg... is Angon still worth meriting?(I imagine yes but just looking for clarification).
If you have to ask, quit DRG.
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#473 Jan 20 2009 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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bsphil wrote:
Zeosilot wrote:
Also, if you're likely to be just a meripo Drg... is Angon still worth meriting?(I imagine yes but just looking for clarification).
If you have to ask, quit DRG.


He has an V. Fork.

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#474 Jan 20 2009 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
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CherubsOfValefor wrote:
bsphil wrote:
Zeosilot wrote:
Also, if you're likely to be just a meripo Drg... is Angon still worth meriting?(I imagine yes but just looking for clarification).
If you have to ask, quit DRG.


He has an V. Fork.

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lol, you two make me laugh.

Okay, first... there was nothing wrong with my question. I know that Angon is an exceptional ability and one of the largest pride and joys exclusive to the Dragoon job. In some instances it's the only reason why Dragoon's are permitted to attend an event on that job. However, Angon while phenomenal, is mostly associated and discussed about in regards to HNM events and what not. That's why I posed my question. Just because Angon is good for taking down Dynamis Lord (or whatever you happen to be using it on) doesn't mean that it's necessary for meriting on Greater Colibri. Sure you'll do more damage on a bird with it, but if you're losing chain on birds... I don't think Angon will save you.

I love how people will complain about the stigma of this job and how poorly their fellow Drg's are equipped and how much they suck at the game, yet... if anyone attempts to gain a little knowledge on how to do their job better they're greeted by responses like this. Way to go guys, you're the creator of your own problem.

Secondly... you'll be thrilled to know that I got my V. Fork when I was a level 66 Drg with absolutely no gear for the job Cherubs (aside from what I already owned from other jobs I guess). Went free lot to me at our first Odin due to none of the 75 Dragoon's having access. Ain't that something? Wanna cry about it? I know someone you could talk to. /comfort
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#475 Jan 20 2009 at 12:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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No, dont merit it, you wont get better exp per hour. Its all about keeping chain, not building the said chain faster or making more DoT, which would inevitably kill your exp and make you a l0ldrg. Truefax.

Edited, Jan 20th 2009 3:47pm by CherubsOfValefor
#476 Jan 20 2009 at 1:01 PM Rating: Good
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Merit it once by all means, as you may find yourself using DRG for other things, but if your primary use for DRG is as a merit-catcher then leave it at one upgrade.
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#477 Jan 21 2009 at 3:56 AM Rating: Good
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After finally hitting 75 with a few merits (polearm 2/?... angon 1/?.. jump and high jump also have 1) here is my current gear setup.

TP- http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?193356

WS-http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?193466

There are a few upgrades I know i need, like Amir Boots, a Chiv Chain or PCC/PCA, a woodsmen ring, and earring upgrades. But all input is always welcome.
#478 Jan 21 2009 at 6:59 AM Rating: Good
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Trixtaaaa wrote:
After finally hitting 75 with a few merits (polearm 2/?... angon 1/?.. jump and high jump also have 1) here is my current gear setup.

TP- http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?193356

WS-http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?193466

There are a few upgrades I know i need, like Amir Boots, a Chiv Chain or PCC/PCA, a woodsmen ring, and earring upgrades. But all input is always welcome.

TP:
Your next aims should be (in no perticular order):
Fang Earrings > Spike/Coral + Fowling. Eventually Fowling + Assault
Psilos Mantle > Amemet Mantle +1
Venerer > Woodsman
Merman's > Chiv Chain
Tabin Boots > Amir Boots.

You already targeted Chiv Chain/Amir Boots and a Woodsman Ring, which is good.
Optical Hat is invaluable if you can join a run. Else the Pahluwan Hat is a very good alternative to it.
Rutter Sabatons are another good WS option if you don't have Hecatomb. (And Heca cost a lot of gil for the cursed item)
Dusk Trousers are one of the best AH-buyable leg pieces you can wear.
I wouldn't bother with PCC yet. Too much gil for too small an upgrade from Chiv Chain, when that gil could be spent elsewhere for a larger overall improvement.

Apart from that, get some friends and do Nyzul. The body and head are great, hands and legs are very good too (Askar). They will easily last you untill Homam hands/legs.
Then your next goals should probably be CoP/Sea and Sky for Hecatomb and Homam gear.
Aurum Sabatons are also a great drop from ZNMs, as is Cletine (although Thala still outperforms it I believe).

After that you'll need to be looking at the end game scene (read: Askar, Homam, Hecatomb) to boost your DRG more.
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#479 Jan 22 2009 at 2:31 PM Rating: Good
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OK, having a belt issue...

I own Life, Potent, Warwolf, and Swift.

Swift being a no no untill i can stack haste, should i stick to potent for the Acc or go Warwolf till swift.

Main: Colassal
Grip: Pole
Ammo: Smart Grenade, Jump: Bibiki
Head: Ohat, Wheeling: 4th Haube
Neck: Chiv
Body: AJ, Ohshi Moments or poor acc: SH
Hands: Tara+1, Wheeling: Pallas
Waist: Potent
Legs: Barone
Feet: Taru RSE, Jump: Drachen Greaves
Rings: Ulthalum, Woodsmen
Back: Amemt+1
Earring: Fowling, Coral, Bard: Minuet

Currently lvl 70.

Edited, Jan 22nd 2009 5:33pm by Daythos
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#480 Jan 22 2009 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Alright just hit 75 for the first time on DRG, so far I have limited access to the endgame (my LS is a smaller, mostly social one, I'd like to start getting in on more things, but so far not sure how to start getting in on things). More often than not I'm /SAM, and I'm Elvaan.

Here's my setup:

Main: Thalassocrat
Sub: Pole Grip
Ammo: Tiphia Sting
Head: Walahra Turban
Neck: Chiv Chain
Ear1: Spike Earring
Ear2: Assault Earring
Body: Barone Corazza/Scorp Harness
Hands: Tarasque Mitts +1
Ring1: Ecphoria Ring (Victory rings for Wheeling)
Ring2: Woodsman Ring
Back: Amemet +1
Waist: Life Belt
Legs: Barone coscialse
Feet: Feral Ledelsens

I switch between the Barone Corazza and SH based on how I seem to be hitting, I desperately want an Assault Jerkin, but trying to convince my LS mates to help me camp Ose hasn't been going well. I'd like to know if the Dusk gloves would be better than the Tarasques, and if there's a cheaper upgrade for my feet than the Dusk boots (I'm low on gil after having just bought my Thalassocrat).

Right now my plan is to sell my Barone Corazza once I can manage to get an AJ then see about getting me the dusk boots, and possibly gloves, not sure what else I can upgrade.
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#481 Jan 23 2009 at 1:11 AM Rating: Good
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Dusk Gloves always beat Tarasque +1 for TP gain, unless for some reason your Attack with neither is less than 220.

Barone Corazza is a 500K gil sink. Sell it immediately. Eyeballing your hit rate is really really bad. Scorpion Harness is and always has been better for your DoT than Barone Corazza unless, using a sample value of Attack 400, you're at 92% hit rate or more with Barone body. Same value is true for HQ Scorpion Harness but it gives a much more pronounced benefit when you're not capping Accuracy.

before you ask, yes, I have a vendetta against Barone Corazza DRGs.

Get a Fowling Earring to replace Spike, and get a Wyvern Helm for WS. the rest, at a glance, seems to be fine. Work on Amir Boots, Dusk Ledelsens are a waste of gil unless you're getting 38% Haste in total from somewhere.

Daythos: use Life Belt, sell Potent, use Warwolf for WS. You can replace Life with Swift when you get Dusk Gloves.

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Barone Corazza is a 500K gil sink. Sell it immediately. Eyeballing your hit rate is really really bad. Scorpion Harness is and always has been better for your DoT than Barone Corazza unless, using a sample value of Attack 400, you're at 92% hit rate or more with Barone body. Same value is true for HQ Scorpion Harness but it gives a much more pronounced benefit when you're not capping Accuracy.

I've honestly been thinking about doing this anyways ... just because selling the Barone would let me equip the rest of my slots, and I'd much rather have the AJ for my Body anyways.

One last question though - I know swaping in +STR is good on Wheeling Thrust and Impulse Drive (occasionally I feel an inexplicable need to use it just 'cause, possibly due to the 3 deaths fighting the NM cost me), but what about on Penta Thrust? How much +STR is needed to make it worth dropping +ACC?
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Penta likes Accuracy and Attack more than it likes STR and DEX, as 20% mods really suck. Even when you're capping Accuracy you'll still hit a 5/5 Penta only 77.38% of the time (thankfully, at capped Accuracy, the chances of a 5/5 OR a 4/5 skyrocket to 97.74%). In short, do not drop Accuracy on Penta Thrust unless you're experiencing a major overkill (in which case one can only hope you've sacrificed redundant Accuracy anyway)

Impulse Drive's an odd one, it's not actually too bad at 300% TP but anything less WILL make it suck.
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So I just did a bit of math ... and it seems like I cap accuracy on Greater Colibri IF I have Madrigal up (I hit at least 395-405 depending on Hasso being up and assuming I'm getting the minimum possible from Madrigal), and more often than not there's been a brd in any merit party I've had.

So this has got me thinking about the Barone Corazza again, how much do I lose from having the SH's wasted accuracy compared to having the BC's +13 attack, if I'm capping accuracy?

Let's assume that selling the Corraza will get me a Fowling Earring and Dusk Gloves (because it most likely will).

Another way to ask - assuming that I'm capping accuracy without SH which build would be better, until I can manage to get an AJ (not holding my breath for that):
*Barone Corazza, Tarasque +1, Spike Earring
*Scorpion Harness, Dusk Gloves, Fowling Earring

I'm about 80% certain that I'm going to sell the Corazza, I just wanna make sure I consider everything before reallocating 600k worth of equips.


Edited, Jan 23rd 2009 2:49pm by cynicalsaint

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So I just did a bit of math ... and it seems like I cap accuracy on Greater Colibri IF I have Madrigal up (I hit at least 395-405 depending on Hasso being up and assuming I'm getting the minimum possible from Madrigal), and more often than not there's been a brd in any merit party I've had.

So this has got me thinking about the Barone Corazza again, how much do I lose from having the SH's wasted accuracy compared to having the BC's +13 attack, if I'm capping accuracy?

Let's assume that selling the Corraza will get me a Fowling Earring and Dusk Gloves (because it most likely will).

Another way to ask - assuming that I'm capping accuracy without SH which build would be better, until I can manage to get an AJ (not holding my breath for that):
*Barone Corazza, Tarasque +1, Spike Earring
*Scorpion Harness, Dusk Gloves, Fowling Earring

I'm about 80% certain that I'm going to sell the Corazza, I just wanna make sure I consider everything before reallocating 600k worth of equips.


Edited, Jan 23rd 2009 2:49pm by cynicalsaint

Edited, Jan 23rd 2009 3:01pm by cynicalsaint


the latter. also, ask your mages to stop doing madrigal;;.
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I have ... no one ever listens though ...
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Right, been a while since I've posted here asking for help... anyway.
Just doing some WS gear tweaking for Penta (And would be same for Drakesbane if I had it).

Just recently got a PCC and sold chiv. I then realised I probably had overkill acc with only those changes, so am thinking of swapping a few things about, but still not sure if it's optimal with what I got:
Optical Hat      > Askar Zucchetto 
Chiv Chain       > Peacock Charm 
Assault/Brutal   > Assault/Brutal 
Assault Jerkin   > Assault Jerkin 
Drn. Fng. Gnt +1 > Drn. Fng. Gnt +1 
Flame/Rajas      > Flame/Rajas 
Amemet +1        > Amemet +1 
Life Belt        > Warwolf Belt 
Dusk Trousers    > Dusk Trousers 
Rutter Sabatons  > Aurum Sabatons

Other stuff I have available is then: Ohat, Life Belt, Drachen Brais +1, Rutters, Pallas', Sniper's Ring, Triumph Earring, Wyvern Helm.

Best combo? Or should I swap other stuff?
I'm pretty **** happy with my TP setup now, all I need is homam hands/legs and homam/askar/aurum body. With Askar Hands, AJ and AF+1 legs taking those spots, I'm very content. That said, my WS set is still sorely lacking, mainly due to the lack of N.body and n.feet.

Edited, Jan 28th 2009 8:03am by NoodlesCCCLV
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#488 Jan 28 2009 at 9:19 AM Rating: Default
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With askar zuchetto an option, it seems askar body would be as well. Although it hasn't dropped for me yet either despite 1 year in nyzul and having the helm for a couple months now.

It seems you're dropping a lot of accuracy for ws so that drachen brais +1 seems like a good option. Is 9acc > 14 attack? maybe not on colibri, but anything higher I'd probably swap brais in + snipers.

I use:

Str 114
Dex 100
RawAcc 26 (+7 skill torque)
RawAttack 426

Personally, I feel my acc is ok but I don't spike up past 1500 often at all. Maybe average 800-1500 on just about everything.

gl and congrats on the sabatons!





Edited, Jan 28th 2009 12:20pm by Rahkis
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Quick question relating to WS gear for Penta/Drakes. I recently got Aurum legs and while they have the -4 ATT, the +4 STR and +7 ACC seems quite nice as a WS piece. I was using Pahluwan before, and am hoping for Ares's (yeah right) in the future. How do the legs stack up against some of our other options?
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Rahkis wrote:
With askar zuchetto an option, it seems askar body would be as well. Although it hasn't dropped for me yet either despite 1 year in nyzul and having the helm for a couple months now.

It seems you're dropping a lot of accuracy for ws so that drachen brais +1 seems like a good option. Is 9acc > 14 attack? maybe not on colibri, but anything higher I'd probably swap brais in + snipers.

I use:

Str 114
Dex 100
RawAcc 26 (+7 skill torque)
RawAttack 426

Personally, I feel my acc is ok but I don't spike up past 1500 often at all. Maybe average 800-1500 on just about everything.

gl and congrats on the sabatons!





Edited, Jan 28th 2009 12:20pm by Rahkis

Thanks for the reply, my total +Acc (+Dex and +Acc from gear) in this set is +38 Acc. It looks like there is very little actual +Acc in the set, but the reason I made a lot of the changes is that a lot of the dex added up (I get +18Acc from just the +dex in the choices). Do you think +38 Acc will be enough for a good hitrate on penta against merit mobs? I'm not too worried about harder enemies as I prefer to use Rng and Slugshot for those.

And sadly my nyzul tatic broke for no-one-cares-drama reasons. I'll hopefully be starting another 0-100 climb with 2 close friends, but untill then Askar is a way off (again). Although my old perma split, considering I got Goli Feet, Denali Body and Askar Hands and head from them, I'm not upset. I did **** well!
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Hello alla users,

I'm kinda new to the endgame scene and i asked some questions earlier about gear but i felt like i would end up derailing a topic so i chose to post here since this is gear related.

basically I am wanting to receive some gear advice, I have some upgrades in mind but i would like to know if i'm on the right track and for some other views.
I am mainly asking for this now because of some luck that i had from nyzul runs. this is my tp and ws set up atm. ws setup is in the making since i really don't have the means to get any great gear.

gear
Weapon: Thalassocrat
Sub: pole grip
Range: empty
Ammo: Olibanium sachet ( changed from the smart grenade)
Head: O-hat (sometimes ws in wyvern helm)
Neck:C.chain
Ear1: assault
Ear2: coral earring ( change to fowling?)
Body: askar Kor.
Hands: Tarasque Mitts+1 ( change to dusk or relic hands)
Rings: woodsman x2 ( working on cop and au missions)
Waist: warwolf ( drg in game said to change from life, change back?)
Legs: barone cos. ( want af+1... but no sea access so no limbus)
Feet: bounding boots (thought dex would help, thinking about working on amir)

Well that is my gear mostly for my drg, suggestions are welcome. thanks in advance.
basically i would like a setup that would give me a good acc rating. but i don't want to sacrafice needed pieces and i don't use sushi with my drg.
#492 Jan 30 2009 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok so I'm really bored at work and I have looked over everything I want to look over at this point. So I thought I would post my progress so far since the last time I posted here (two lvls ago lol) So here goes.

Previous Gear at lvl 70: Upgrades will be next to it.
Upgrades at lvl 72

Weapon: Grand Knights Lance >>> Colossal Lance
Sub: Pole Grip
Ammo: Tiphia Sting
Head: Walkure's Mask >>> Will be getting O. Hat this coming week.
Neck: Chiv Chain
Ear: Assault Earring
Ear: Spike Earring >>> Fowling Earring
Body: Scorpion Harness >>> 1/1 on Ose so yeah /cheer Assault Jerkin
Hand: Spike Finger Gauntlets >>> ok I know your going to kill me but I down graded to Tara. mit NQ. I know I would have still come out ahead if I got HQ but I was also getting gear for my Blm as well.
Finger: Woodsman Ring
Finger: Woodsman Ring
Back: Amemet Mantle +1
Waist: Life Belt >>> I still use life but I have a warworl belt as well nwo.
Legs: Barone Cosciales
Feet: Leaping Boots >>> Tabin Boots +1

Now that I'm two lvls higher am I still on point with alot of gear or should I farm some gil and maybe acquire some dusk pieces? I am eating meat as I know I'll probably be doing more dmg with a acc build eating meat rather then str and atk build eating sushi. Now that I will be getting to 75 next week will all the good pieces start being Rare/Ex or will there be a couple of more good pieces that I can buy on the AH. Thanks for your help in the previous post as well.
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Hello alla users,

I'm kinda new to the endgame scene and i asked some questions earlier about gear but i felt like i would end up derailing a topic so i chose to post here since this is gear related.

basically I am wanting to receive some gear advice, I have some upgrades in mind but i would like to know if i'm on the right track and for some other views.
I am mainly asking for this now because of some luck that i had from nyzul runs. this is my tp and ws set up atm. ws setup is in the making since i really don't have the means to get any great gear.

gear
Weapon: Thalassocrat
Sub: pole grip
Range: empty
Ammo: Olibanium sachet ( changed from the smart grenade)
Head: O-hat (sometimes ws in wyvern helm)
Neck:C.chain
Ear1: assault
Ear2: coral earring ( change to fowling?)
Body: askar Kor.
Hands: Tarasque Mitts+1 ( change to dusk or relic hands)
Rings: woodsman x2 ( working on cop and au missions)
Waist: warwolf ( drg in game said to change from life, change back?)
Legs: barone cos. ( want af+1... but no sea access so no limbus)
Feet: bounding boots (thought dex would help, thinking about working on amir)

Well that is my gear mostly for my drg, suggestions are welcome. thanks in advance.
basically i would like a setup that would give me a good acc rating. but i don't want to sacrafice needed pieces and i don't use sushi with my drg.


Fowling Earring, Dusk Gloves, Life Belt (work on Swift), Tabin Boots +1 until you get Amir. Warwolf for WS.

DemonicPlugIn wrote:
Ok so I'm really bored at work and I have looked over everything I want to look over at this point. So I thought I would post my progress so far since the last time I posted here (two lvls ago lol) So here goes.

Previous Gear at lvl 70: Upgrades will be next to it.
Upgrades at lvl 72

Weapon: Grand Knights Lance >>> Colossal Lance
Sub: Pole Grip
Ammo: Tiphia Sting
Head: Walkure's Mask >>> Will be getting O. Hat this coming week.
Neck: Chiv Chain
Ear: Assault Earring
Ear: Spike Earring >>> Fowling Earring
Body: Scorpion Harness >>> 1/1 on Ose so yeah /cheer Assault Jerkin
Hand: Spike Finger Gauntlets >>> ok I know your going to kill me but I down graded to Tara. mit NQ. I know I would have still come out ahead if I got HQ but I was also getting gear for my Blm as well.
Finger: Woodsman Ring
Finger: Woodsman Ring
Back: Amemet Mantle +1
Waist: Life Belt >>> I still use life but I have a warworl belt as well nwo.
Legs: Barone Cosciales
Feet: Leaping Boots >>> Tabin Boots +1

Now that I'm two lvls higher am I still on point with alot of gear or should I farm some gil and maybe acquire some dusk pieces? I am eating meat as I know I'll probably be doing more dmg with a acc build eating meat rather then str and atk build eating sushi. Now that I will be getting to 75 next week will all the good pieces start being Rare/Ex or will there be a couple of more good pieces that I can buy on the AH. Thanks for your help in the previous post as well.


SFG to NQ Tarasque is a very good choice, work on Dusk. The rest seems fine. Keep Warwolf for WS, like I said to the guy above.

Edited, Jan 30th 2009 7:55am by Lucinus
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This isn't a "rate my gear" post so much as a question about gear that I didn't want to make a new thread for.

So im currently lvl 68 and it's about time for me to start thinking about the higher end polearms. I have the means (real life friends) to camp for a Skystrider, and am pretty interested in getting one. Is this the hands down best lance from 69-75? I'm looking at other options:

Gae Bolg: stickied guide here says this is worth it. But the delay is astronomical and i'd still be camping an NM. If I have the means to get a Skystrider, I see absolutely no reason to get this lance. Insane delay, lower base damage and no bonuses.

Imperial Neza: Seems great but I also need to get Amir boots with Mamool Ja points, so this seems like something i wouldn't be able to have by the time I hit 71, at which point it probably loses some of its usefulness.

Zaide: I know nothing about MMM and how hard these drops are to get

From what i've read it seems as if Skystrider is great until 75 without the earring, but once you hit 75 you're better off with Thal unless you have the earring.

Am I accurate in my line of thinking or am I missing something?




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Like above, not so much a rate my gear thread as a gear question.
I recently unlocked drakesbane (after a freagin month of building the assload of points I needed for it) and was wonder if I should be using my penta gear for it. It's a multi hit so my first impulse is yes, but at the same time, drakesbane's acc isn't effected by tp so it's probably got a better acc ratting off the bat then penta (not neccisarily a better damage rating, just a better chance at hitting for each hit). So, I would like some help, here's my penta gear:
Head: Optical
Body: Hecatomb
Hands: Hecatomb
Waist: Potent Belt
Legs: Af+1
Ring1: Rajas
Ear1: Brutal
Ear2: Assault
Ring2:Woodsman
Feet: Hecatomb

Or should I swap for one or more of my wheeling gear?:
Head: Wyvern
Waist: Warwolf
Legs: Barone
Ring2: Ruby
Thanks in advance.
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This isn't a "rate my gear" post so much as a question about gear that I didn't want to make a new thread for.

So im currently lvl 68 and it's about time for me to start thinking about the higher end polearms. I have the means (real life friends) to camp for a Skystrider, and am pretty interested in getting one. Is this the hands down best lance from 69-75? I'm looking at other options:

Gae Bolg: stickied guide here says this is worth it. But the delay is astronomical and i'd still be camping an NM. If I have the means to get a Skystrider, I see absolutely no reason to get this lance. Insane delay, lower base damage and no bonuses.

Imperial Neza: Seems great but I also need to get Amir boots with Mamool Ja points, so this seems like something i wouldn't be able to have by the time I hit 71, at which point it probably loses some of its usefulness.

Zaide: I know nothing about MMM and how hard these drops are to get

From what i've read it seems as if Skystrider is great until 75 without the earring, but once you hit 75 you're better off with Thal unless you have the earring.

Am I accurate in my line of thinking or am I missing something?




Skystrider is indeed the best thing going until... about Zaide, actually, maybe it's better than Zaide, maybe it's not, I can't be bothered to check right now because I wouldn't give you any grief over either.

Of course, the other lances mentioned are still "good" (and I know a PLD who, if memory serves, has recently lowmanned Vouivre with about four people)

Kaiselius wrote:
Like above, not so much a rate my gear thread as a gear question.
I recently unlocked drakesbane (after a freagin month of building the assload of points I needed for it) and was wonder if I should be using my penta gear for it. It's a multi hit so my first impulse is yes, but at the same time, drakesbane's acc isn't effected by tp so it's probably got a better acc ratting off the bat then penta (not neccisarily a better damage rating, just a better chance at hitting for each hit). So, I would like some help, here's my penta gear:
Head: Optical
Body: Hecatomb
Hands: Hecatomb
Waist: Potent Belt
Legs: Af+1
Ring1: Rajas
Ear1: Brutal
Ear2: Assault
Ring2:Woodsman
Feet: Hecatomb

Or should I swap for one or more of my wheeling gear?:
Head: Wyvern
Waist: Warwolf
Legs: Barone
Ring2: Ruby
Thanks in advance.
I, personally, would mix it up a little, but at the same time, don't shaft yourself Accuracy wise - Drakesbane is still a four-hit WS after all.
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Voivre is a jok in actuallity. we were up there for the retribution NM and decided to go check if he was up (we were there with 6 people for the WSNM) 3 people left and we were MNK/NIN, THF/NIN (me), and RDM/WHM. We destroy Voivre...

As for the WS gear, I would suggest trying to work in more STR/ATT slowly and reduce the ACC. Its about finding the balance where you normally hit 4/4 but get as much damage out of it as possible.
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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.

Main: Thalassocrat
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
    #499 Feb 04 2009 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
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    As far as acc needed in Drakesbane vs Penta Thrust it's worth noting that whilst penta has a TP mod, Acc is importanr for both. rakesbane may be naturally more accurate than penta, but that's because for a non-"Acc with TP" modded weaponskill, the acc of the first hit recieves a large acc bonus. In both Penta and Drakesbane, the 2nd+ hits should still have the same acc rate if your gear is the same.
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    jprvoices wrote:
  • 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.
  • I think you just need to know the point where you're capping Accuracy on whatever it is you're fighting. Stack it on to be safe, but the only reliable way to find out is by using a parser.

    Notably, I can't find one that works.
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    #501 Feb 07 2009 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
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    Alright this will probably be my last post for a while since I have reached the 75 lvl mark finally. My gear hasn't changed much and I know the advice will be much of the same but I'll ask a different question about the gear I should use. So here is my gear at lvl 75

    Weapon: Thalassocrat (Not sure if I spelled it right)
    Sub: Pole Grip
    Ammo: Tiphia Sting
    Head: Walkure's Mask and Walahra Turban (Still working on O. Hat)
    Neck: Chiv Chain
    Ear: Assault Earring
    Ear: Fowling Earring (Will be working on Brutal)
    Body: Assault Jerkin
    Hand: Tara mitts
    Finger: Woodsman Ring
    Finger: Woodsman Ring
    Back: Amemet Mantle +1
    Waist: Life Belt and Warwolf Belt
    Legs: Barone Cosciales
    Feet: Tabin Boots +1

    I have faced it that I won't be doing much in the way of endgame since I'm still stuck on promys and some other missions. So basicly I'll my meriting with my drg. First question is: What out there is still available that I can buy or quest to make myself better? Secondly, where should I be dumping my merits. I know that I'll be meriting Angon first but what after that? I'll be lvling rdm sam and blm in my spare time. I would like to get the most out of what is available to me with the gear from endgame atm. I know your probably tired of saying the same things over and over again but I'm just trying to be the best that I can be. Thanks for your time and suggestions.
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