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#1 Aug 30 2008 at 9:15 PM Rating: Good
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So I'm playing around with my Magic DD set and saw the Cobra Unit set available from Windurst AN. My question is: is there any piece of this set that's better than errant (or something better/comparable) for nuking? Or is the greater INT from errant better than the slight MAB on the Cobra stuff? This is for a pure DD build where resists aren't a concern.

Specifically (for Magic DD stats only) is the Cobra Unit:
Cloche (+1 MAB) better than AF Hat (+4 INT)
Trews (+2 MAB) better than Errant Slops (+7 INT)
Crackows (+3 MAB) better than Goliard Clogs (+4 INT, +2 Macc)

The only other straight MAB I have is Vicious Mufflers (+5 MAB) and Moldavite Earring (+5 MAB), if that makes a difference. I also nuke in Errant body when not worried about resists. Other +INT items are Penitent's Rope/Obis, Red Cape+1, Tamas/Diamond rings.

Thanks!

P.S.

Oh, and would /blm vs /rdm make any difference? I'm almost 100% /rdm.

Edited, Aug 31st 2008 12:13am by Inaya
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#2 Aug 30 2008 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Kila! why have you never come back to Gilgy.
#3 Aug 30 2008 at 11:51 PM Rating: Good
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Err... I think you're thinkin' of a different Kilana. I've been on Odin my whole life.
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#4 Aug 31 2008 at 2:35 AM Rating: Good
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/RDM gives you MAB I, whereas /BLM gives you MAB II. So yes, /BLM would be slightly better for nuking if you don't mind giving up Stoneskin, Blink, Phalanx and all the other stuff.

For the Body, we also have the Yigit one with MAB +5.
Errant Hpl. is good if you're not very sure your nukes will land constantly, since INT helps resistance to a certain degree. Experimenting with them will give you an idea.
Speaking about the Head slot I use the Yigit turban (MAB +2), which would be better than both AF Head and the Cobra Cloche I think.
Pants.. I'd stick with Errant. 7 INT should give you higher damage outputs than MAB +2 when it comes to TIV spells, but I'll leave this to someone else with more knowledge than me >.>;
Crackows are better than Goliards, yes. Unless you want to stack up on MaAcc/INT with Errant + Goliards + Bahlran's for whatever reason.

I don't know why but I always feel I said something stupid when it comes to this kind of topics >.>; Feel free to correct me xD
#5 Aug 31 2008 at 10:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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For feet: Yigit > Cobra > Goliard
For legs: Mahatma > Errant/Jet > Cobra
For head: Yigit/AF head > Cobra

For a very rough estimate in comparing MAB v. INT, 1 MAB ~ 2 INT for tier4 nukes. INT performs better when using lower tier nukes while MAB performs better when doing stronger nukes. To determine whether INT or MAB is better for you using higher tier nukes, you'd have to take into account mob INT as well as the rest of your gear and apply the magic dmg formula.

Personally, I just use AF head most of the time because it's pretty much the only thing SCH has for auto-refresh besides cloaks. Plus, it looks cool.
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#6 Aug 31 2008 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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kronohofsylph wrote:
For feet: Yigit > Cobra > Goliard
For legs: Mahatma > Errant/Jet > Cobra
For head: Yigit/AF head > Cobra

For a very rough estimate in comparing MAB v. INT, 1 MAB ~ 2 INT for tier4 nukes. INT performs better when using lower tier nukes while MAB performs better when doing stronger nukes. To determine whether INT or MAB is better for you using higher tier nukes, you'd have to take into account mob INT as well as the rest of your gear and apply the magic dmg formula.

Personally, I just use AF head most of the time because it's pretty much the only thing SCH has for auto-refresh besides cloaks. Plus, it looks cool.


While true, also taken into account is the INT of your Target. The higher that is, the better off INT is compared to MAB.

The BLM board has done some pretty extensive research on the whole matter. It would be worth looking up what they've come up with.
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#7 Aug 31 2008 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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Yigit is better than mahatma set overall to me. I add "to me" in there because some prefer int over MAB. For the most part it's situational. I personally have three different gear builds depending on what I am doing.
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