Duration extension on the 80+ weapons? Oh yay, the duration of the +Acc I'll never need will be longer!
Shame AM isn't Atk first.
Edited, Jan 4th 2011 2:42pm by Noodles
You shouldn't be using either of the first two aftermaths. Ryunohige is all about the 50% OAT you get for two minutes from a 300 TP Drakesbane.
It is most definately between Empyrean and Mythic. Gugnir WS just BLOWS so it is a big lance with damage proc.
Empyream has a mediocre WS that is good on HNMs and can double light. Good occ does double damage aftermath.
Mythic gets to spam drakes all the time. With careful TP management maintain DA aftermath.
If you are in a high haste situation mythic should win handily. You never have to gimp down your WS from drakes, and any WS you loose occasionally saving to 300tp, you sohuld easily make back with the DA aftermath. Under high haste, you get to spam a LOT of drakes with aftermath up before you have to reapply aftermath. Sure you ahve to save up 300TP sometimes, but you are also getting 50% more TP across the board from DA without ever doing anything but super drakesbane spam. You will come out ahead. DA is better than double damage.
Short fights it wins since you can start with 300 and just ride the wave of DA awesome drakes spam all the way to the bank.
That said, empyream is no slouch. You will often have to sacrifice drakesbanes for the mediocre camlanns to get your aftermath back up. But it doesnt require finicky 300tp aftermaths and still gets double damage aftermath. It is also the easiest to complete of any of the 3. It also gets the double light bonus and the WS is great on HNMs (there just arent really any mobs hard enough now to warrent it, but i feel that will change by 99).
Empyream=HNM king and lower maintenance(no holding TP etc) and easier to get.
Mythic=zerg king and 'optimized' situation king(haste+drakes+careful TP management). Much harder to get.
Gugnir,......double damage proc on all the time. Thats about it. Still hard to get.
Honestly for 'general' play both Emp/Mythic will get the job done. They excel in different situations, but both are solid. Considering how much easier empyream is to get than mythic, thats the most likely candidate for most. Alex is horrendously expensive now since no one does salvage anymore.
I am a little unimpressed by all 3 honestly compared to other weapons. Thus why I am doing the Empyream dagger instead.
Generally have the right idea here. That said, bear in mind that a crit is essentially a static pDIF modifier. WS that ignore defense and WS that crit will scale similarly on high defense NMs, and accuracy isn't really an issue for DRG so uncapped WS hitrate isn't really a factor. Then you factor in critdmg+ options, such as Razed Ruins and AF3+2 legs... Unless we see a whole new wave of high-level NMs in a non-Abyssea environment (such that critrate might become uncapped and there are no outside bonuses) in the future, I don't think Camlann's Torment will ever truly overtake Drakesbane. Especially not a Drakesbane from a Ryunohige.
Also, unimpressed by the polearms but doing the dagger? Did I miss something that made Rudra's Storm anything less than a steaming pile of crap? Edited, Jan 7th 2011 7:08pm by Beleren