Macc/MAB swords are a WASTE. You have so much more potential with STR/DEX/OAX swords than you do with those.
While most of yuor advice is good. This one is false. I won't speak of the M acc swords, as they are a waste.
But the MAB swords work for many of our spells, and on top of the MaB they give +9, +10MAB INT each. So please don't spread false myths like you stated your thread is about
Sblade, TP, CW, EG, work well for MAB. Some spells work well for int as well.
Here's the thing, and it comes down to "what kind of BLU do you want to be?"
My question for you is, why are you mage-ing it up while wearing a sword? Yes, Sang Blade benefits from MAB, but this should not be your go-to WS unless you're in trouble or trying to get amber light. Outside of Abyssea, it's even worse. Base Damage is nice on all of the Magian +2's, but, for Physical spells and TPing +str/att and +dex/Acc are going to do so much more for you.
On the flip side, Elemental Staves (esp HQ's - and don't say they're unobtainable, they're like 80-100k, that's 8-10 head pieces from La Theine, you can get that in an hour) and grips are going to do much more for you TP/CW/EG's.
I would actually question why you're TPing with CW/EG in your spell set to begin with. (TP actually works with Attack bonus, though I prefer Uppercut (stats) and Temporal Shift (AoE Stun) - but that's a personal thing).
The best part about BLU is you can customize it to your advantage. But as a general rule, some things fit, some things don't. You wouldn't TP full time in Moldy Earring, because it helps some spells. MAB swords, are, generally inferior for TPing, and Elemental Staves will beat them every day of the week for nuking.
It's also not a myth, there's the math to back it up.
The only situation, I can even remotely see using them is if you're CW/AoE farming. Then drop it in to make sure the stun off of Whirl of Rage ... nope... that doesn't even work, as that's an Macc issue and +BLU skill would help you more.
I could be wrong, please give me examples where an MAB sword would be better for TPing or Nuking in, and I'll change my above statements.
I'm not trying to sound stuck up, as with Sebastion above, there's things I don't know - this is how we all learn. ^^ Edited, Jul 17th 2011 1:43am by AshokaPrime
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