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#652 Apr 29 2009 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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#653 Apr 30 2009 at 7:46 PM Rating: Good
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another question

at 57, jaridah bazubands or drachen finger gauntlets?
#654 Apr 30 2009 at 7:55 PM Rating: Good
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between the 2 i'd probably use AF, but ideally you want spike finger gauntlets.
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#655 Apr 30 2009 at 7:55 PM Rating: Good
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Spiked Finger Gauntlets.
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#656 Apr 30 2009 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Weapon: Thal
Grip: Pole
Ammo: Olib/Angon - Tiphia Sting maybe?
Head- Walmart/Wyvern Helm - Askar/Ace's would be ideal upgrade
Neck- Chiv Chain - Currently in line for Love
Earring- Ethereal(Haven't caught Assault on AH in awhile so yeah)
Earring- Brutal
Body- See Below
Hands- Dusk/Hect Mittens - Homam is available here
Rings- Rajas
Rings- Ulthalam - +4 till its in me to get +5 Flame
Back- Amem +1/Smil Mantle +1
Waist- Swift/Warwolf
Legs- Homam
Feet- Dusk - In line for Homam

Body Options:
Homam Corazza
Nuevo(+10 Acc +2 Double Attack)
Askar Korazin

I've been kind of following the discussions across the board and have kind of come to:
1. Nuevo - Currently best option it seems
2. Homam - Possibly till the Tiphia/Assault are available
3. Askar- Tiphia/Assault and the Homam feet

Any opinions would be great
#657 May 01 2009 at 5:51 AM Rating: Good
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Weapon: Skystrider
Grip: Pole
Ammo: Attar Sachet
Head- Askar
Neck- pcc
Earring- Supremacy
Earring- Brutal/Ethereal(solo)
Body- Askar
Hands- Dusk/Tarasque+1(ws)
Rings- Rajas
Rings- Ulthalam
Back- Amem +1
Waist- Swift/Warwolf/Potent
Legs- Ares/Drachen+1(solo)
Feet- Aurum

Any suggestions for improvement? Am I near 6-hit country? I don't want to piss off the guy who makes posts about newbs needing acc. Also, I have a Cletine and am considering selling the Skystrider to fund something else. I'm aware it's a downgrade - but is it a noticeable one?
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#658 May 01 2009 at 7:22 AM Rating: Good
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From what I gather Cletine is actually an upgrade but don't quote me on that (it's mostly a half-remembered Pahn post).

With it, though, you need STP+14 in gear/food assuming /SAM to achieve 6-hit, obviously less if you're starting off from multi-hit WS.

I think you're already on 6-hit with Thalassocrat with just /SAM, Rajas, Brutal and Askar body.

The rest looks fine.


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Weapon: Thal
Grip: Pole
Ammo: Olib/Angon - Tiphia Sting maybe?
Head- Walmart/Wyvern Helm - Askar/Ace's would be ideal upgrade
Neck- Chiv Chain - Currently in line for Love
Earring- Ethereal(Haven't caught Assault on AH in awhile so yeah)
Earring- Brutal
Body- See Below
Hands- Dusk/Hect Mittens - Homam is available here
Rings- Rajas
Rings- Ulthalam - +4 till its in me to get +5 Flame
Back- Amem +1/Smil Mantle +1
Waist- Swift/Warwolf
Legs- Homam
Feet- Dusk - In line for Homam

Body Options:
Homam Corazza
Nuevo(+10 Acc +2 Double Attack)
Askar Korazin

I've been kind of following the discussions across the board and have kind of come to:
1. Nuevo - Currently best option it seems
2. Homam - Possibly till the Tiphia/Assault are available
3. Askar- Tiphia/Assault and the Homam feet

Any opinions would be great
Not sure what you mean with that note next to where you say you have Ulthalam's, could you clear that one up for me?

Do aim for Tiphia, and as far as your body goes, that's a toughie, I'd probably rock the Nuevo though. Rest looks fine. Keep working on that Homam!
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#659 May 01 2009 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Was recommended by a friend to use a +STR during Drakes/Penta
#660 May 01 2009 at 7:46 AM Rating: Good
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Well, by a binomial distribution, you're still only hitting 5/5 on Penta 77.38% of the time at capped Accuracy (and 4/4 Drakesbane would be 81.45%). Logically, since Drakesbane has a rather large STR mod I think it's viable if you have enough Accuracy elsewhere, but Penta's STR mod is tiny enough for it to prefer Attack and Accuracy more than STR.

Basically, Drakesbane maybe, Penta probably not.
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#661 May 01 2009 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I almost hate to post, due to the fact that there's a thread name "Yes you still need more accuracy" that specifically bashes the Nuevo with Crit and DA augments. Yet, I made mine that way. I would like to know if I need more ACC to hit cap on G. Colibri, and any upgrades I can do. I have 8/8 Polearm and 4/4 crit hit merits. I am currently unlocking Drakesbane. The Peacock Charm is within my reach also.

Weapon: Thallasocrat
Grip: Claymore, the one with 2% DA (bout drunk, hard to think), and the one with Stun and 2 ACC
Ammo: Smart Grenade, Tiphia Sting
Head: Wyvern Helm
Neck: C.Chain, Chanoix
Earring1: Assault Earring
Earring2: Fowling Earring
Body: Nuevo Cosolete w/ Crit+3, DA+2, Pahluwan Body, Barone Body(for Jumps)
Hands: SFG, Dusk Gloves
Ring1: Uthalams (sp)
Ring2: Angel Ring (with ACC+6 aug), Flame Ring
Back: Foragers Mantle
Waist: Potent Belt, Warwolf, Swift Belt
Legs: Conte Consciales (sp)
Feet: Amir Boots, Dusk Feet

I would like to main the Nuevo if possible, so would adding a Peacock Charm make up for the ACC I lose? Also, how much ACC does the 5 DEX on Nuevo add to my setup?



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Edited, May 2nd 2009 11:03am by CyphaCipher
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#662 May 02 2009 at 12:32 AM Rating: Good
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I couldn't tell you that without knowing your overall DEX without the Nuevo, but if the game bothered with decimal places beyond truncating them, it would be 3.75.
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#663 May 02 2009 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm sorry, I should have posted my stats. Here are all my stats with me nekkid.

STR: 72
DEX: 64
VIT: 65
AGI: 62
INT: 59
MND: 62
CHR: 66

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#664 May 02 2009 at 7:57 AM Rating: Good
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You shouldn't, but it does give me something to work with.

And from that I can see it's adding 3.
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#665 May 02 2009 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
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As much as I hated to sink that 1.7mil, I bought a PCC. The +10 ACC should definately help, so I'll parse a pt or two and work with that. Thanx alot. :)
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#666 May 02 2009 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Since I've capped polearm merits, I've assumed I was more than set on acc for all but high level mobs (hnm or very evasive NM). been on a strictly meat diet for years now. Please let me know how close I should expect to be to the acc cap with the following gear:

Weapon: Thal
grip: pole (claymore on hand)
ammo: tiphia
Head: Askar (O-hat on hand)
Neck: Shadow gorget / chiv (still need gorget for drakes)
Earings: brutal/assault, etheral for solo, fowling for bird solo (DM earing in mh)
Body: Askar (recently upgraded from AJ. have paluwan on hand. no money for Zahaks)
Hands: AF+1 (this is all I've been using for atleast a year now)
Rings: rajas/ulthame (I have avatar rings on hand for firesday and lighningday. These are actually very nice)
Back: Foragers
Belt: warewolf (I have potent on hand, but never use it)
Legs: AF+1
Feet: Homam


Don't have the time or patients to devote to sky, so I don't have those massive +STR boosts to swap into WSs.

I still need a swift belt b4 I can have a bare minimum haste set.

Also, (correct me if I'm wrong) I dont think my DB will outperform penta untill I get some more gear for it. I only have gorget for penta. also cletine or zahaks would be real nice. zahaks is not realistic for me though.

I've assumed my acc 's been at or near cap for awhile now, but in light of recent threads I'd like to reavaluate.

Is this setup lacking in any significant way. Any imput would be appriciated.


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Race: HUME
Merits: Polearm/crit% capped. Drg specific; group 1 and 2 still in progress.
planing to cap; jump - high jump - Angon
Currantly no stat merits.

Edited, May 2nd 2009 1:25pm by JonnyWolf
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#667 May 02 2009 at 3:39 PM Rating: Good
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I posted this in the wrong thread due to failure.

Gear question with regards to high haste zergging.

Assuming soul voice march and spirit surge to cap off 43.75% magic haste cap
Assuming 10% attack speed from Hasso
Assuming 10% haste from Hydra tights
Assuming 14% haste from Askar Zucchetto, Swift belt, Homam Manapolas, Homam Gambieras.

This is 77.75% haste with a cap of 80%.
Would swordstraps -3% delay be worth it over pole grip?

How much is it worth it to push towards the cap?

Would Turbans 5% beat out Askars 4% 4dex 4str?
Would blitz ring beat out 4acc 4 atk from Ulthalams?
Would using both of these to bring me to 79.75% haste be something worth considering?
Would dusk gloves +1 effect these choices if I could possibly bring myself up to the 80% cap?
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#668 May 02 2009 at 11:12 PM Rating: Good
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Main: Cletine
Sub: Pole Strap
Ranged: Tiphia/Angon
Head: Walahra/ *needs O hat here* Homam/wyvern helm depending on acc.
Neck: Chiv
Ear: Brutal
Ear: Assault
Body: Nuevo (10 ACC/ATT)
Hands: Homam / Drachen +1
Ring: Rajas
Ring: Echporia
Back: Foragers
Waist: Swift / Potent
Legs: Barone or Drachen +1 depending on Acc.
Feet: Dusk / Hecatomb

Should be getting Homam boots or legs soon. I have 2 mil~, should I invest in Zahak's and wait, or get a PCC?
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#669 May 03 2009 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
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Byxfluzba wrote:
I posted this in the wrong thread due to failure.

Gear question with regards to high haste zergging.

Assuming soul voice march and spirit surge to cap off 43.75% magic haste cap
Assuming 10% attack speed from Hasso
Assuming 10% haste from Hydra tights
Assuming 14% haste from Askar Zucchetto, Swift belt, Homam Manapolas, Homam Gambieras.

This is 77.75% haste with a cap of 80%.
Would swordstraps -3% delay be worth it over pole grip?

How much is it worth it to push towards the cap?

Would Turbans 5% beat out Askars 4% 4dex 4str?
Would blitz ring beat out 4acc 4 atk from Ulthalams?
Would using both of these to bring me to 79.75% haste be something worth considering?
Would dusk gloves +1 effect these choices if I could possibly bring myself up to the 80% cap?
Shit man, you're already beyond Hundred Fists speed, is that not enough??

That aside.

Blitz Ring alone with that much Haste adds about 4.7% to your DoT (I WTF'd) and I'm not entirely sure Ulthalam's is going to beat that. Would need to wake up properly and crunch a load of numbers.

Probably same for W.Turban v Askar.

Sword Strap in extreme Haste situations is freakishly good. It's practically the same as adding an extra 3% Haste which I shouldn't imagine counts towards the Haste cap, meaning that with the 77.75% you've supplied it's basically boosting your DoT by a sixth (to be precise 15.58%).

This tends towards 17.67% as you reach the haste cap, and blows Pole Grip right out of the water with the force of a small nuclear bomb.

Incidentally, capped Haste plus Sword Strap (EDIT: AND ASSUMING A DELAY:492 WEAPON) means your Delay has effectively just become 83.64, I don't know which way this rounds but it's still absolutely insane.

Edited, May 3rd 2009 8:32am by Lucinus
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#670 May 03 2009 at 1:08 AM Rating: Good
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Just tested for fun outside with a bard friend.

Turban Homam hands/feet swift sword strap hydra tights March1/2 spirit surge hasso.

Swung about 5 times every 10 seconds o_o.. Would be a lot more impressive if I had a love halberd.

Edited, May 3rd 2009 4:34am by Byxfluzba
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#671 May 03 2009 at 2:49 AM Rating: Good
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Just tested for fun outside with a bard friend.

Turban Homam hands/feet swift sword strap hydra tights March1/2 spirit surge hasso.

Swung about 5 times every 10 seconds o_o.. Would be a lot more impressive if I had a love halberd.

Edited, May 3rd 2009 4:34am by Byxfluzba
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#672 May 03 2009 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I would expect the delay- to be calculated first, then haste to be calculated after that, meaning it would have a the same impact regardless of haste.
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#673 May 06 2009 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Been away from the game for a while.

66 drg/sam
Main: GKL
Sub: Pole Strap
Ranged: Smart Grenade
Head: Valk mask
Neck: Merman/spike (farming assault for a chiv chain)
Ear: Spike earrings
Body: Jaridah Peti
Hands: Jaridah bazubands
Ring: Woodsmans
Ring: Echporia
Back: Amemet+1
Waist: life belt/ swordbelt
Legs: Republic Subligar
Feet: Feral ledelsens

I'll have about 300k as soon as my retrace scroll sells, what should I get next that gives me the most "bang for my buck"? Should I just save up and get a skystrider at 69? Or is there something I can get sooner that will help more?
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#674 May 06 2009 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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Scorpion Harness should be pretty high priority...
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#675 May 06 2009 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Lucinus wrote:
Scorpion Harness should be pretty high priority...
And/Or AJ at 67.
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#676 May 06 2009 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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I'll have about 300k as soon as my retrace scroll sells, what should I get next that gives me the most "bang for my buck"? Should I just save up and get a skystrider at 69? Or is there something I can get sooner that will help more?


You want the following:
Scorpion Harness
Assault Earring
Tiphia Sting

For Skystrider you really need to get a Supremacy Earring. Otherwise I'd just get a Colossal Lance, then change over to the Thalassocrat at 75. Thal is better than Skystrider w/o the earring, if I'm not mistaken. Seriously though, if you buy nothing else get the SH. Its the best non rare/ex body you can wear, Assault Jerkin is the first upgrade from it, and anything after that comes from an Endgame event.

Edited, May 6th 2009 5:33pm by cynicalsaint
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#677 May 06 2009 at 5:40 PM Rating: Good
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Get an AJ, get Skystrider, skip the SH. You're a level away from AJ, get that as soon as you can. Skystrider is the best polearm you can get till 75. You will get more levels out of the weapon than you will a SH as long as you get an AJ. If you don't go for the AJ then get the SH.
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Lucinus wrote:
Scorpion Harness should be pretty high priority...


I agree. Even with an AJ, you'll want to have a SH around for certain situations when you really need the acc. Especially as a fresh 75 with no merits, SH (ideally Homam body or the sidegrade-ish Pahluwan) will still have it's uses in many camps.
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#679 May 07 2009 at 12:40 AM Rating: Good
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Solrain wrote:
Lucinus wrote:
Scorpion Harness should be pretty high priority...


I agree. Even with an AJ, you'll want to have a SH around for certain situations when you really need the acc. Especially as a fresh 75 with no merits, SH (ideally Homam body or the sidegrade-ish Pahluwan) will still have it's uses in many camps.
Actually, I was thinking purely in terms of Jaridah being terrible, and needing something to tide oneself over prior to getting an AJ, because as we all know, Ose is a whore.

But nonetheless you're not wrong, Sol XD

Edited, May 7th 2009 8:41am by Lucinus
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#680 May 07 2009 at 5:08 PM Rating: Good
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Hi all. I'd like to get some feedback/suggestions on changes I'm thinking of making to my gear. Please keep in mind this gear is for soloing only.

A link to all my current gear is in the sig.

1. Thinking of swapping Skystrider for Colossal Lance. The +HP, STR, and VIT look very attractive. Is it worth losing 5 damage and +5 TP per Jump?

2. I'm also considering swapping my Scorpion Harness +1 for Hydra Mail. Here I'd be losing some HP, and 3 ACC & ATK in exchange for 3 DEX & AGI, plus a slight reduction in physical/magical damage. It may be worth noting I currently have no other gear that adds to DEX or AGI (I get crit'ed like crazy).

As a side: At 75, I'm planning on grabbing the Nueveo Coselete, so it may not be worth even swapping gear at this point.

3. What about swapping my Potent Belt for a Warwolf Belt? My accuracy is pretty solid now, I just don't want it to dip to the point of being unacceptable.

4. Finally, just a general question. Is it worth swapping my Drachen Armet for a Saurian Helm? I assume that with /whm, the Helm would trigger HB at >33%. To me, this doesn't seem worth an extra ~100 or so on HB... I'd rather have my >50% trigger.

Thanks all!
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4. Finally, just a general question. Is it worth swapping my Drachen Armet for a Saurian Helm? I assume that with /whm, the Helm would trigger HB at >33%. To me, this doesn't seem worth an extra ~100 or so on HB... I'd rather have my >50% trigger.

Thanks all!


You can do both!

/equip head "Drachen armet"
/ma Dia <t>
/wait 3 (varies from spell to spell - I use 3 with Dia but 2 works as well)
/equip head "Saurian helm"

This will get you the 50% trigger, as well as the breath bonus from Saurian. Saurian only has to be on when the wyvern itself uses the breath.

If you have the space and/or use Windower macros, you can even add Saurian to your offensive breath macros.

/equip wherever "WS gear bla bla"
/ws "Penta Thrust" <t>
/wait 1
/equip head "Saurian helm"

Again, this'll let you WS in your WS gear and have Saurian active for the breath attack bonus as well. Some people also have a totally separate macro that just equips Saurian/Wyrm so you can do it yourself.
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#682 May 07 2009 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
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Not that I have most of this yet, working on it but wanted thoughts on it before I made it my end all to beat all. Let me know what all you guys think I should use instead for pieces.

DRG/anything not sam or mage TP build; used war: http://ffxigear.com/?ref=4506
DRG/anything WS build; again used war for sub: http://ffxigear.com/?ref=4511
DRG/SAM TP build; its different for one reason: http://ffxigear.com/?ref=4502
DRG/SAM WS build: http://ffxigear.com/?ref=4512
DRG/mage build; not a HB trigger: http://ffxigear.com/?ref=4505
HB trigger build: http://ffxigear.com/?ref=4520

Jump macros are pretty limited, and also kind of a no brainer too so I didnt bother to make one. Anyway, thats pretty much what I came up with for what I think would be a really good goal. Of course the system I used doesn't have the choice to apply augments yet or I would have used a DRG Hauby or something similar in the obvious places. I hummed and hawed on Z.Mail as well, and would have put it in most likely as a WS piece. As for WS build /mage, pretty much the same as the /anything WS build with obvious substitutes to save on inventory space. What do you guys figure?



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Byxfluzba wrote:
Just tested for fun outside with a bard friend.

Turban Homam hands/feet swift sword strap hydra tights March1/2 spirit surge hasso.

Swung about 5 times every 10 seconds o_o.. Would be a lot more impressive if I had a love halberd.

Edited, May 3rd 2009 4:34am by Byxfluzba
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Enjoy. :D


Speaking of Love Halberd, at what % haste does it overcome Thalassocrat in a zerg situation (assuming it can)?
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Good question, the answer to which probably revolves around the Virtue Stone process rate, which we don't know for certain (it's between 30% and 50% according to wiki but I don't wanna guess)
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#685 May 08 2009 at 12:52 AM Rating: Good
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The virtue proc rate would be easy enough to test. I'll go burn a stack or two of stones later to get a rough estimate.

I've used my halberd a few times in zergs (x2 SV march, haste song, 2hr, hasso, 13% from gear) and at 66% it already attacks fast enough they overlap. Unfortunately it's very hard for me to get reliable parses to compare the 2 weapons, so I really have no clue which is better. I hope the halberd wins (because Hundred Halberds is just so friggin sweet!)
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I am sure someone has already discussed this to some length at some point in time, but I am very much trying to justify Ares's Body since it is just shy of 11mil and I am a 100% drop away from the 3 peices:

Currently:

Weapon: Thal
Grip: Pole
Ammo: Tiphia/Angon
Head- Askar
Neck- PCA (working on gorget for WS... slowly)
Earring- Hollow/Assault/Dragoon's (situational)
Earring- Brutal
Body- Homam/Askar/Heca
Hands- Homam/Askar/Heca
Rings- Rajas
Rings- Ulthalam (also have the +4 STR ring for situational use)
Back- Forager's
Waist- Swift/Warwolf
Legs- Homam/Aurum/Askar/Barone
Feet- Homam/Heca

8/8 polearm
5/5 STR
4/4 Crit

My Major question is: How does Ares's fit in? Will this now be my TP and WS piece? Will it just be one or the other? More situational stuff? My concern is that there is no ACC on it at all. +12 STR and +24 ATT though is just sexy. So would I judge my ACC after getting it ad toss in something like sniper's over Ulthalam? (seems like a small upgrade). Is it really the be-all-end-all for DRG or is it a minor upgrade to what I am sporting now? Any other upgrades worth making?

Thanks in advance.




Edited, May 8th 2009 11:51am by Grandlethal
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#687 May 08 2009 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
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So I did a small test with Love Halberd today. I was DRG/THF, without Pole/Askar/Brutal (no zanshin, no double attack). Over the course of 200 swings, 'virtue' activated 121 times, so 60% proc rate (so far). From what I know it also not only stacks with DA, but they can both proc (Edit: confirmed that BOTH can proc on a single swing)

That being said, that's as far as I can go with this. Any math gurus able to tell at what % haste Love > Thal?

Edited, May 9th 2009 6:56am by CorLeonisX
#688 May 09 2009 at 5:22 PM Rating: Good
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Rate and a question -

DRG 58:

Holy Lance
Brass Grip +1
Smart Grenade
Valkyrie's Mask
Merman's Gorget
Spike Earring x2
Akinji Peti
Battle Gloves (I can't bring myself to buy SFGs)
Woodsman x2
Nomad's mantle (lol)
Life Belt
Republic Subligar
Bounding Boots

I have Chiv, Potent, Amemet +1 etc waiting for me when I hit those levels. I figure Tabin Boots +1 will be nice in 1 more level and Feral Trousers at 63 to finally get out of the subligar.

Now the question: Should I bother getting a Scorpion Harness? I'm a Hume with 6/8 Poleram merits and pre skilled from PLD. I would only get NQ SH if I got one. I likely wont see anything beyond merits, Nyzul and such on DRG unless we are breaking in a new tank on something simple, as I'm my LS's main PLD. If that makes any difference. Nuevo is already in use without any DD stats on it.

Edited, May 10th 2009 1:55am by Yashnaheen
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#689 May 09 2009 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
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CorLeonisX wrote:
So I did a small test with Love Halberd today. I was DRG/THF, without Pole/Askar/Brutal (no zanshin, no double attack). Over the course of 200 swings, 'virtue' activated 121 times, so 60% proc rate (so far). From what I know it also not only stacks with DA, but they can both proc (Edit: confirmed that BOTH can proc on a single swing)

That being said, that's as far as I can go with this. Any math gurus able to tell at what % haste Love > Thal?

Edited, May 9th 2009 6:56am by CorLeonisX
Haste shouldn't be the determining factor, though it certainly makes it more fun. If anything, your total DA would matter.
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#690 May 09 2009 at 10:39 PM Rating: Good
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Now the question: Should I bother getting a Scorpion Harness? I'm a Hume with 6/8 Poleram merits and pre skilled from PLD. I would only get NQ SH if I got one. I likely wont see anything beyond merits, Nyzul and such on DRG unless we are breaking in a new tank on something simple, as I'm my LS's main PLD. If that makes any difference. Nuevo is already in use without any DD stats on it.

Yes. Best thing you can use till you can put on an Assault Jerkin.

As far as your other gear, get a Mythril Grip +1 already. Switch to polegrip at 60. Getting a Darksteel Lance wouldn't be a bad idea, just make sure you get a Grand Knight's at 60. Also Getting an Assault Earring would be a good idea.
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#691 May 10 2009 at 12:17 AM Rating: Good
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>.< I totally forgot about that grip. I'll grab one till 60. I also seemed to have missed Darksteel, but eh I haven't partied since I hit 58, so no real harm done... I thought I was good till 60 for some reason on those 2, should pay closer attention I guess.

As for the SH question, I just wasn't sure about ACC +10 vs ACC +6 ATK +6 before Assault Jerkin.
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#692 May 10 2009 at 2:38 AM Rating: Good
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Well, the difference is Acc+4, which beats Attack+6 quite comfortably unless that Attack+6 somehow makes up 2% of your DoT...

FWIW, although Darksteel's an upgrade, it's not one I'd say is worth it for just two levels.
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I managed to hit 72 two days ago here is my current gear:

Weapon: Skystrider
Sub: Pole Grip
Ammo: Tiphia sting
Head: Optical hat
Neck: PCC
Ear: assault/fowling
Body: Aurum cuirass
Hands: Dusk gloves (SFG for WS and jumps)
Rings: woodsman/rajas
Back: Amemet mantle +1
Waist: Swift belt (warwolf for WS and jumps)
Legs: aurum cuisses (barone for jumps)
Feet: dusk ledelsens (tabin+1/drachen for jump)

Got hecatomb mittens/leggings waiting for me at 73.

Any opinions are appreciated.

Edited, May 10th 2009 8:37am by Bigsyke
#694 May 10 2009 at 4:35 AM Rating: Good
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Hmm. Life Belt until 75, methinks*. Also, I'd work on Amir Boots / Aurum Sabatons.

Rest is absolutely fine, but I'd recommend getting your hands on a Supremacy Earring if at all possible.



*Basically, I'm pretty sure you still need more Haste for Swift to beat Life.
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Err...forgot to include dusk ledelsens.

I would try to get the earring, but I doubt I will anytime soon. So I plan on switching to Thalassocrat at 75.

Been trying to get aurum for some time, no luck yet.
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To Bigsyke:
Your gear is pretty solid, so there's really only a couple suggestions I can make.

1) Since you have Rajas + Aurum body, you pass the needed sTP for a true 6 hit. I'd recomend Wyrm Brais for your high jump macro in place of Barone, as the TP+ isn't helping and the extra hate shed is nice.

2) For feet, try and get Aurum. From the looks of thing you're in an ls that does ZNM. If not, dusk or Amir will serve you well.

3) @75: Askar/Turban, Brutal, Thalassocrat (unless you get suppremacy)
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Err...forgot to include dusk ledelsens.
I don't think that changes an awful lot in my answer, but the new reason is that Dusk Ledelsens are statistically inferior to Amir Boots until you're at 38% in Haste. :P

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You can still work on Amir. Just rope in a couple of people from your LS on a semi-regular basis. DRG DRG RDM should realistically shit all over Pre-Emptive Strike.
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I'm considerably lower than many of you, but wanted to get your opinions on my gear builds right now at 45. I mostly solo as DRG/BLU (1-38), but I have been joining parties a lot more lately.

TP SET

I realize I am still missing PCC, and I would have upgraded to Tortoise +1 Earrings, but there aren't any on the AH. Any other things I should be worried about? Any big upgrades coming up? I also wish I could get my hands on a Voyager Sallet, but that's not really an option with my LS and playtime right now.

Jump set is the above with Volans Greaves swapped out for Leaping Boots. Any other necessary changes there?

WS SET

I really only ever Double Thrust, so I tried to cram as much STR in as I could easily find.

I've been eating Rice Dumplings since forever, but I'm wondering if/when I should make the switch and to what?

Also, I see a lot of people talking about 5 Hit Builds, or 6 Hit, or whatever. I assume that means the number of hits it takes to get to 100% TP. What is the best way to create a build like that? I hit pretty often, but I sure as heck don't have full TP in 6 hits. Is that normal for my level anyway?

Thanks for the help and advice!
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Also, I see a lot of people talking about 5 Hit Builds, or 6 Hit, or whatever. I assume that means the number of hits it takes to get to 100% TP. What is the best way to create a build like that? I hit pretty often, but I sure as heck don't have full TP in 6 hits. Is that normal for my level anyway?

Don't even think about worrying about this till your 75, the normal way for DRG to get 6hit with a 492 delay weapon is Aurum/Askar Body, Rajas Ring, Brutal Earring/Ecphoria Ring/Chiv Chain, and you have to go /SAM. Not something you need to even think about worrying about for awhile.

As for your gear you're using exactly what you should be. You can live without a PCC grab one if you can obviously, just be sure to switch over to a Merman's Gorgett(55) then to Chiv Chain(60) when you can. Your biggest coming upgrade is the Scorpion Harness. Get it. Only bodies that beat the SH are Rare/Ex (excluding Zahak's Mail). I'm not sure how much you're getting out of your ws gear. I'm fairly certain you'll get more out of leaving your Bastokan subligar on at the least.

As for food, I'd say switch to meat once you get your Scorpion Harness. You might consider using Marinara Pizza instead of Rice Dumplings.

Edited, May 20th 2009 10:53am by cynicalsaint
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Awesome. Glad to know I'm mostly on track right now. And thankfully I already have SH (lol Melee RDM from time to time), so that's out of the way!

I'll give leaving the Subligar on a shot and see how that works out for me. And I'll definitely check out the Pizza.
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Well, I just recently got to 75, so I figure I would come back to this thread and post my gear and stuff.

PT TP:
Main: Thal
Sub: Pole Grip
Ammo: Tiphia Sting (Haven't unlocked Angon yet either)
Head: Walahra Turban
Neck: Chivalrous Chain
Ear1: Fowling Earring
Ear2: Brutal Earring
Body: Assault Jerkin
Hands: Dusk Gloves (So annoying)
Ring1: Rajas
Ring2: Woodsman
Back: Amemet +1
Waist: Swift
Legs: Drachen Brais +1
Feet: Homam Gambieras

Totals: 36 acc, 35 atk, 11 STR, 7 DEX, 7% DA, 15% Haste

This set up should have me at about 85% acc on birds atm due to not having any polearm merits yet. Full polearm should put me 90+% on acc.

Penta:
Head: Optical Hat
Neck: Chiv Chain (Just need some yovra organs)
Ear1: Fowling
Ear2: Brutal
Body: Hecatomb Harness
Hands: Drachen Finger Gauntlets (Have abjuration for Heca, waiting for cursed mittens -1)
Ring1: Rajas
Ring2: Woodsman (Typing this in, I realize I should probably macro in the spinel ring I have)
Back: Amemet +1
Waist: Warwolf
Legs: Drachen Brais +1
Feet: Hecatomb Leggings

Totals: 44 acc, 17 atk, 34 STR, 18 DEX, 7% DA
Totals if I get the gear in parenthesis: 47 acc, 17 atk, 39 STR, 24 DEX, 7% DA, 0.1 ftp.

That would put me over capped accuracy on birds on WS once I get full polearm merits. Right now, it puts me pretty good at about 85% acc. Could be better, but is a good starting point. I guess when I get a few polearm merits under my belt, I will be looking to tweak this setup a little.
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