Earings: Fowling Earring, Parrying Earring (solo), Assault Earring, Minuet Earring, Insomnia earring (solo)
What's your parrying skill? It's going to have to be phenomenal to make the parrying earring do ANYTHING at all. Fowling/assault or Fowling/Insomnia would be better for solo.
Same goes for the parrying torque.
Hydra Mail is nice for soloing with a dmg- set, but what about AJ?
Hands: Dusk Gloves (tp), Hecatomb Mittens (WS), Wyrm Finger Gauntlets (occasionally WS or TP if more acc needed), Drachen Finger Gauntlets (solo)
Rings: Woodsmanx2 (tp), Ruby Ringx2 (WS), Demon Ringx2 (solo)
Back: Amemet Mantle +1, Beak Mantle +1 (Solo)
For starters, you should never need to WS in Wyrm Finger Gauntlets with Hecatomb Mittens. You're losing 2 accuracy but gaining 7 STR (and 4 DEX for penta), which will easily beat the WFG every time.
I don't think you have enough accuracy to be WSing in Ruby Rings, keep the woodsmans on.
And this isn't specifically for any slot, but mainly all of them. I've noticed you give up a LOT of DD gear for a couple MP or VIT. Stop that. Losing Amemet +1 to get VIT+2 will force you to kill slower, making you take more damage due to the fact that the mob lives longer.
The gear setup i use i use for everything and dont really macro any pieces because the pieces that i have that would normally be in a macro i just notice almost no difference between it and my TP gear
Sub: Pole Strap
Head: Drachen Armet/Walahra Turban
Neck: Chivalrous Chain
Body Assault Jerkin
Hands: Wyrm Gauntlets/Hecatomb Mitts
Leg: Barone Cosciales
Waist: Life Belt
Feet: Wyrm Greaves
Ammo: Smart grenade
Back: Amemet +1
You **** well better be swapping gear for WSs. Eyeballing damage is a pitifully inaccurate way to judge your performance. Eyeballing is why MNKs, the essential kings of DoT melee, were shunned from parties from their inability to form a skillchain to burst the OMFGLEET damage off distortion, all the while a good MNK would be easily blowing them away damage-wise one fist at a time.
Get an optical hat or ****, every wyvern helm. STR+5 is better than NOTHING, but Optical Hat is incredibly superior on WS than... haste.
Get Dusk Gloves to TP in, get ANYTHING to replace those **** wyrm greaves, such as Amir Boots or Tabin Boots +1 (for using while you work towards amir).
Get a Swift Belt.
Work on ToAU missions. Edited, Aug 16th 2008 2:28pm by bsphil