My WS build needs a lot of work. Currently, I'm sitting on the following:

Thalassocrat -- Rose Strap -- nothing -- Tiphia Sting
Optical Hat -- Chiv.Chain -- Brutal -- Assault
SH+1 / AJ -- AF+1 -- Rajas -- Woodsman
Amemet+1 -- Life / Warwolf -- Barone -- Rutter Sabatons

Some of my gear will carry across for my BLU, in particular the Rutters for Cannonball, so I'm a tad hesitant to look into doing, for example, Sky for N.Feet (heh, as if I can get into a Sky shell in the first place, the ones I've seen on Hades rarely run at EU-friendly times, and the ones I've tried that do tend to fall apart as soon as I touch them)

My most obvious slot to upgrade is the legs, to be fair, although short of Dusk Trousers and possibly Fourth Schoss there's not an awful lot that I can get readily. I can't even get a

*bad* Nyzul group together, never mind a good one, so Askar is out (so's Drakesbane for that matter, and it's actually getting to the point where I'd pay a six-figure sum for someone to merc a Radiant Lance for me), and Aurum's out of reach due to my knowing only one person who does ZNM. Obviously, other bits will need a bit of work, but I leave that for you guys to dissect as appropriate.

Here's all of my Penta numbers from last night's lowmanned Temenos West that made me realise how much work needed doing. They're going backwards because my chat logs are in Notepad and we had another fellow using Penta, and because I'm a lazy sod, so it's easier for me to pick out my numbers. They made me go /NIN for it due to a sheer lack of people.

Luci's Penta Thrust Numbers wrote:

The Enhanced Vulture takes 608 points of damage.
The Enhanced Pugil takes 820 points of damage.
The Enhanced Lizard takes 603 points of damage.
The Enhanced Lizard takes 1158 points of damage.
The Enhanced Beetle takes 668 points of damage.
The Enhanced Beetle takes 717 points of damage.
The Enhanced Beetle takes 573 points of damage.
The Enhanced Mandragora takes 557 points of damage.
The Enhanced Mandragora takes 726 points of damage.
The Enhanced Mandragora takes 674 points of damage.
The Enhanced Mandragora takes 847 points of damage.
The Enhanced Mandragora takes 902 points of damage.
The Enhanced Mandragora takes 677 points of damage.
The Enhanced Mandragora takes 502 points of damage.
The Enhanced Tiger takes 888 points of damage.
The Enhanced Tiger takes 882 points of damage.
The Enhanced Tiger takes 658 points of damage.
The Enhanced Tiger takes 870 points of damage.
The Enhanced Tiger takes 911 points of damage.
The Enhanced Tiger takes 783 points of damage.
The Enhanced Tiger takes 1027 points of damage.
The Enhanced Tiger takes 892 points of damage.

Average was 16943/22 = 770.1363636

For all of these, I was getting Minuet/March from our BRD, and I was eating

Royal Sautee. I don't remember my exact Attack rating as I was drinking Belgian tripels by that point, but it was just shy of 550 in my TP gear (and I wasn't parsing so I don't know my hitrate). The optional stuff in the WS gear set at the top of the post was SH+1 and Warwolf.

I decided, possibly due to severely impaired judgment on my part, to start using Skewer and see how the numbers compared. Again, they're going backwards.

Luci's Skewer Numbers wrote:

The Enhanced Vulture takes 964 points of damage.
The Enhanced Vulture takes 602 points of damage.
The Enhanced Vulture takes 588 points of damage.
The Enhanced Vulture takes 600 points of damage.
The Enhanced Vulture takes 718 points of damage.
The Enhanced Vulture takes 513 points of damage.
The Enhanced Vulture takes 1191 points of damage.
The Enhanced Vulture takes 1183 points of damage.
The Enhanced Vulture takes 868 points of damage.
The Enhanced Pugil takes 1193 points of damage.
The Enhanced Pugil takes 551 points of damage.
The Enhanced Pugil takes 411 points of damage.
The Enhanced Pugil takes 342 points of damage.
The Enhanced Pugil takes 924 points of damage.
The Enhanced Pugil takes 201 points of damage.
The Enhanced Pugil takes 470 points of damage.
The Enhanced Pugil takes 348 points of damage.
The Enhanced Slime takes 407 points of damage.
The Enhanced Slime takes 378 points of damage.
The Enhanced Lizard takes 688 points of damage.
The Enhanced Lizard takes 624 points of damage.
The Enhanced Lizard takes 750 points of damage.
The Enhanced Beetle takes 551 points of damage.
The Enhanced Beetle takes 776 points of damage.

The 201 is something of an outlier, and in fact that's the only WS I did last night for which I remember my TP return -- it was a paltry 2, so the first hit missed and therefore the whole WS failboated

Average is 15841/24 = 660.0416667

Average, taking out that outlier, is 15640/23 = 680

Beyond not going on Temenos West when I'm drunk enough to think Skewer's a good idea (

), what do you folks think I can do to improve my WS set?

*Edited, Sep 8th 2009 6:23am by Lucinus*