For the most part, what anza said, but there are a couple points I want to comment on;
I currently use the below for my SP set :
Pantin Taj +2
Cirque Guanti +2
Ptn. Churidars +2
Cirque Scarpe +2
This build gives me +56 Str +41 Dex and only +7 Vit and of course the bonus from belt/gorget.
I believe Spiral Ring is better than Epona's simply because the Mods are always guaranteed where as Epona's is not.
Kemas Earring once again has the mods for SP and a bit of Acc which always helps.
I used Cirque +2 until I got my Toci's.
With epona's you'd have the equivalent of 17% double attack though. (3% triple attack being basically 6% double attack except better because it only needs to trigger once) That is roughly 1/6 hits. Stringing pummel is 6 hits, so it'd be very rare that you didn't get at least 1 double/triple attack.
Using your logic you should do away with brutal in favor of a STR earring, since it's the same thing as epona's but weaker.
While you're correct that Epona is stronger than spiral (and spiral is stronger than rajas, as anza pointed out), the bold part is inaccurate. No matter how many hits a ws has, only the first 2 attacks can proc DA/TA/QA, regardless of whether they hit or miss (though obviously relative to the total number of hits, since you can't proc QA on any of the ws that already have 6-8 hits, or get a 6th hit via DW), so the effectiveness of DA/TA for SP is diminished slightly by that fact. Extra hits, however, will always trump small stat boosts (for SP), because of how low the stat mods are.
Laxedrane the Irrelevant wrote:
Whoops, let me just say I said those stats wrong. 4% crit hit damage, not rate.
Edit: While I am here, Why 7 attack over 2 str vit, acc4 earring? Thought acc and core stats> attack on sp?
Edit2: Agn belt isn't equippable by pup either.
Edited, May 26th 2012 8:22am by Laxedrane
Edited, May 26th 2012 8:28am by Laxedrane
because pup's attack is naturally lower, having a big chunk of attack like that is very handy. The acc is mostly washed out against anything except for the toughest mobs, and 2 str/vit are not a very big upgrade. Yes, we're always hurting for available str/vit options, but because of the way crits work, crit ws make atk a bit more valuable, and 7 atk > 2 str 2 vit when you account for that.