Not so much a 'rate me' (I know the faults of my gear and what I need to improve on and obtain), but a simple question of: Creek M Clomps be a sufficient replacement for Barone Gambieras until I can save up enough money for them?
Oh, and also, the general rule for +haste gear is (IIRC) like... don't wear ANY until you can get at least +10-15%?
i'd say use the creek clomps, and don't bother with the barone shoes whatsoever. 2STR is just about as good as 5ATT, and 4VIT+4STR is always > 2STR 5ATT for jumps.
if anything, you should work towards homam feet from limbus for a potential haste setup (NQ dusk are an expensive and inferior alternative, while HQ dusk are a really expensive and about equal alternative), and work towards amir feet from mamool ja staging point assault (very easy to get, even in /sh groups in aht urghan) for a situationally superior alternative.
unpacking that slightly, when ACC isn't capped, amir's 6ACC and 5ATT will beat 4STR and 4VIT for both melee and jumps. when your ACC is high enough that it's a raw comparison between 5ATT and 4STR 4VIT, the RSE wins. if you neither parse nor have interest in learning the ACC formulas and calculating ACC% for different camps
, a rule of thumb would be: wear RSE at azouph isle staging point and in weaker limbus/dynamis areas (city dynamis), and amir in other merit camps (fighting mamool, trolls, colibri) and harder limbus/dynamis/HNM/etc.
as for haste, in general you shouldn't bother with it until you can stack it, but there's qualifications... for example, if swift belt was to be your only haste, you shouldn't wear it because swordbelt+1 and life belt are so good. however, if you're meriting and have capped ACC, w.turban will be better than ohat regardless of how much other haste you have. 5STR head will probably be inferior to turban as well, unless the haste isn't yielding you any extra hits at all.
regardless though, yes haste gets better when stacked
, and for that reason it's a good general rule to avoid it until you can get like 12+% total (pulled that number out of nowhere; could have just as well said 10% or 15%).
looks good to me. i can see certain swaps that would be situationally good (depending on ACC%), but i can't see that setup going wrong anywhere.
since you asked, turban > homam head, and a swift belt would be nice. Edited, Dec 22nd 2007 1:44pm by milich