Fire will be best, Ice are quickest to make, and Burats are an excellent, very easy/quick-to-get option (probably best reward for least amount of time).
This is exactly correct. Burattinaios may not be god tier any more since the regain was changed from 10tp to 1tp, but they're still an excellent 90cap weapon and far faster to obtain than doing the Fire path. I would agree that right now they're best reward for least about of time, and if you're confident you will get Vereth/Rev Fists, they'll be a good piece to hold you over.
Note that if new trials are added in the 95cap update, there's a good chance the magian weapons will improve more and Burts will lag behind. As for the non-empy magian weapons, just like Selka says, Fire are best, Ice (pet MAB+) are good and fast to make, and you can get some situational use out of Wind (evasion) and Earth (pet -PDT). The Ice and Earth weapons are worth a special note since they would still be situationally useful even if you had an empy weapon - if you run into a situation where you're solely focused on pet nuking (ice claws) or pet tanking (earth claws), might still want to pull them out.
The WS path Barracudas +2 (WS DMG+10% ones) are decent too, and I'll be very interested to see what the next step is for those. I wouldn't count them out as a possible contender with good enough additional trials. They aren't exactly quick to make though.
pantin cape/soil belt/usukane/cirque+2
This is definitely a good Stringing Pummel set, but a few tweaks to improve would be:
- Replace Merman's with Kemas or Aesir
- Replace Pantin with Vellaunus'
- Epona's/Spiral is actually the best SP ring combo - you gain VIT+5 (a strong WS mod) from Spiral in exchange for giving up +5 DEX/STP/Subtle Blow from Rajas. A worthwhile trade. Of course, Rajas/Epona is still the ideal TP pair. Edited, Aug 25th 2011 7:04pm by Anza