MaxsOwner wrote:

Well you're link just says if you have no other haste Life>Swift... I have 14% haste and when I put in Swift belt stats to replace Life in both my calculations, and the spreadsheets in the general forum, and I lose 1-2% DoT.

Well, life belt provides 10 acc, so from 90% it caps it. The minimum increase that gives is 5.5%. If I look at your gear and assume you have full Polearm, I put you at 382 acc(Â±1-2 acc, depending how bad Alla's stat calc is), so, on G. Colibri, 82.5% Acc. First with no outside help:

Life Belt:

Going from 82.5% Hit rate to 87.5% is a 6.06% increase.

Swift:

Going from 82.5% hit rate to 84% is a 1.818% increase.

Going from 14% haste to 18% haste is a 4.878% increase.

Losing 5 ATK depends on your setup, but at 405-400 you'd lose 1.718%.

Total benefit: 4.978%

Right now life is better for you, but if you had any buffs, Swift gains favor. Hasso also favors swift. Same stats above with Hasso:

Life Belt:

Going from 87.5% hit rate to 92.5% is a 5.714% increase.

Swift:

Going from 87.5% hit rate to 89% is a a 1.714% increase.

Going from 24% haste to 28% haste is a 5.556% increase.

Atk should be ~ 1.706%

Total benefit: 5.564%

This still favors Life, but again, still assuming you don't have any external help. Dia II, Minuet, Chaos Roll, March, haste, and food all will increase swift more than it'll increase life belt.

Edit: Luc, your math is a bit off, here:

Lucinus wrote:

Let's factor in some other Haste gear, assuming this doesn't change the BSSV values - for example, Dusk Ledelsens have 2% Haste, so let's drop in another 2% of gear-Haste to the calculation.

This'll only affect Swift Belt as that's the only belt we're looking at with a Haste mod, so let me pull the numbers back down with a bit of tweaking on the final line.

81.5/80 = 1.01875 so a 1.875% DoT boost from Accuracy

395/400 = 0.9875 - flipping the fraction gives us 395/400 = 1.01266 (to 6 s.f.) so a 1.266% DoT LOSS from Attack

**100/94** = 1.06383 (to 6 s.f.) so a 6.383% DoT boost from Haste.

Since you're only comparing the belt and not total equip swaps, when calcing the bonus for haste when you already have 2 haste, you should do 98/94= 1.04255, a 4.255% increase. It'll take a little more than 2% to make it better, if Life takes you directly to cap it takes 24% haste before to be even,

**if only comparing 4% haste to 10 acc**. Whether the 3 increases it further depends on your ATK score. If you're using meat(you should be) it will.

*Edited, Feb 17th 2009 11:57am by Souji* *Edited, Feb 17th 2009 11:58am by Souji*