I've noticed you recommend the use of Pole Strap over Mythril+1.
I am assuming this is as /war and stacked with other +DA pieces. Or will this proc with /sam as well?
it procs with /SAM. brutal earring is the same. they allow jobs that normally can't DA to DA.
notably, DA doesn't get more potent
when stacked. it's better to stack double attack than not to, because it stays potent enough to be worth stacking (though that doesn't mean askar body is better than, say, homam--depends on your ACC--or ares--askar is never better than ares), but 1% DA doesn't get better
when added to 20% instead of 0% (like haste does), it actually gets worse
in terms of % DoT improvement (as explained in the thread i linked to).
On a side note, I tried eating meat vs lesser colibire(spelling?) and I was only landing 3-4 hits on penta, with the occasional 5, is this ok?
Thanks for the help.
p.s. If I eat meat what should I eat, same friend that gave dm cooks me subs and hedgehog pies, are pies overkill for my level?
honestly, i don't know offhand how evasive colibri at that level are and how much ACC you'll have at any given moment;;; (changes as you level of course). my best guess is you're fine with meat, ie hitting above 80% (some people like 85% as a meat/sushi cut-off). notably, 85% hit rate means 44% chance of hitting all 5 hits. 85% is still fine, but multihit WS don't usually land all hits. that's just how probability works:), 85% chance of a hit means .85*.85 = 72.25% of hitting 2 hits in a row, .85*.85*.85 = 61.4% chance of hitting 3 hits in a row, etc--which is why an 85% chance of landing a hit plays out as an 85% hit rate, in fact (because the chances of it not doing so over time become very very small).
sorry for the probability tutorial, but i see a lot of people saying "i need more ACC for multihit WS because with X% (say 85%) hit rate, i only have Y% (say 44%) chance of landing all 5 penta thrust hits." i agree that ACC should be added to multihit WS to make sure you land as many hits as you can (though i think gear should be chosen for whether or not it provides the largest DoT% bonus, which ACC might, might not). however, some people take the quoted sentence to mean: "i have 95% ACC (capped), but a 77.3% chance of landing all hits of pentathrust--not good enough, MUST HAVE MORE ACC!!!" but you CAN'T have more ACC. 77.3% just is as good as you can do regarding landing all hits of penta. capped ACC yields that; it doesn't make you "need more ACC", it just limits how many 5-hit pentas you can get.
anyway, back on topic;;. i use coeurl subs for non-special occasions (and would @ 60), but use red curry (or rabbit pie, which i haven't had a chance to use yet but would) for special occasions.
hedgehog pie is weird. its 5ACC is definitely nice, but if your ATT is below 400, you end up getting less ATT from it than coeurl sub (coeurl sub raises ATT by 20%, capping at +80ATT @ 400ATT, while h.pie gives ATT+18%, capping at 90 @ 500ATT). so, say you start @400ATT. you get 80ATT from coeurl sub, 72ATT 5ACC from h.pie. h.pie is still actually better (unless you cap ACC), but its betterness gets cut into.
another weird thing about h.pie is that no matter how much ATT or ACC you have (even at low hit rates), red curry is always better than hedgehog pie. red curry is probably twice as expensive, but if you're worried about cost, why not eat coeurl subs? there's just no place for hedgehog pie (unless you craft a lot of it for yourself, cheap).
ironically, the last thing i bought off AH
was hedgehog pie;;;;. they were out of coeurl subs, so i decided to eat a sanction-enhanced 6-hour hedgehog pie for assaults.
wow this post takes a lot of words to say "coeurl subs [oh, and meat mithkabobs if the mob is going to take your food], red curry/rabbit pie, no reason to eat hedgehog pie unless you have a source for it cheap". ah well. Edited, Jul 24th 2008 3:53pm by milich