For situations in Abyssea where a non-Wildfire COR is meleeing for TP, supposing no Twilight Knife, are Joyeuse/M.Kris REALLY still worth using over dual-wielding two strong daggers? Blasphemy, I know, but hear me out (and please correct me with some actual numbers if I'm mistaken to be questioning the old multi-hit philosophy).
As I mentioned in my other post re: Rolls for Abyssea exp alliance, in Abyssea we really can get some strong melee strikes and crits from Atma-enhanced TPing. It's not really the same common wisdom as the old school "just get me to 100tp fast so I can use Slug/Det". You can do some substantial damage during your meleeing for TP. I'm getting over 55% crit rate before any buffs with some pretty beefy daggers (I have a DMG:43 and DMG:42 augmented Yataghan, with crit dmg+3% on the 43), and I have 8/8 dagger merits. Is it really better to offhand Joyeuse?
Ideally I'd love to use Twilight Knife alongside my best Yataghan, but until I get that... is Joyeuse really still the best choice?
If any more math-oriented people have any numbers to back this stuff up I'd certainly appreciate that too.
Edited, Apr 30th 2011 11:07pm by Anza