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#1 Nov 19 2010 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks to the wonder of fell cleave, I saw my smn from 40-85 in one evening. It's a job I've always wanted to play and never wanted to level, and therefore have almost nothing to wear at 85.

Having said that, I love collecting r/ex drops and trying to improve wherever possible. I understand smn need a few different sets (-15 sec bp timer, +smn skill, +pet acc/atk/matk/mab) but not sure what makes the most impact immediately.

About the only two smn specific things I have so far is evoker's ring and karura hachigane.

What should I concentrate on first given that I probably will never revisit dynamis or limbus for this job? (I noticed a lot of the +skill and -bpt stuff is from those two events) Definitely gonna work on caller gear, but is there any old content stuff that still makes a big difference?
#2 Nov 19 2010 at 6:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sadly out of the older stuff, it's the Dynamis & Limbus stuff that proved most useful.

Some other things you might make a high priority are:
-A Crystalline Prophecy add-on, the bodypiece from the final mission has some pretty great options for SMN. The 7th mission from this add-on also has the chances to drop a ton of really amazing SMN earrings.
-Caller's gear, as you mentioned. It's incredibly awesome. 'nuff said.
-Perpetuation Down staff/staves. There are a few angles to take here. The easiest is Fay Crozier, which you can augment to have Perp -3 as well as some other stats. Bahamut's Staff is slightly better, but is harder for casual players to obtain. Then there are the coveted magian staves, which can have up to Perp -6 for a single avatar but require a ton of work to obtain (albeit mostly soloable stuff). I won't mention Nirvana (our mythic weapon) since it's kind of a no-brainer.

Those are the big ones. Another really nice thing to have is a body with Refresh on it, such as Yinyang Robe. I highly recommend getting one. Blood Pact timer is one of the most important stats you can get, and aside from Dynamis gear, Yinyang Robe is one of the few places to get a decent amount of it. Fay Crozier can also have BP timer reduction, and there is a cape as well (Tiresias's Cape). I'll be honest though, you're going to be missing out by not doing Dynamis for relic armor.
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#3 Nov 19 2010 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
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thanks first of all for responding

i do plan to get yyr asap, camping tod now actually. i probably wouldn't get any help with fay croziers, so discounted them in decisions so far.

however, i have no problem doing a bunch of magian staves if required. 97% of what i do in game these days is solo, so no problem there. just making sure there were no other obvious pieces i would be missing.
#4 Nov 20 2010 at 5:00 AM Rating: Good
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Congratulations on 85.

Now you can face the sad truth that if you don't have capped summoning magic for 85, you'll be leagues behind in Siphon return, and BP accuracy (and spirit casting timers).

And of course, since it is over the cap that counts, you have no real need for +summoning skill for ages.
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