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#1 Mar 30 2009 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
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I'm new to mage jobs and my SCH is almost 51. I picked up an Aquilo's Staff because it's only 100k on my server, but I went for NQ for the rest. My question is for nuking in exp pts and soloing beastmen pets, is Aquilo's Staff better than the corresponding NQ staff?
#2 Mar 30 2009 at 5:04 PM Rating: Good
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Read it wrong~

Stick to the staff of the element for corresponding nukes

Edited, Mar 31st 2009 1:34pm by Logiks
#3 Mar 30 2009 at 10:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Etree wrote:
I'm new to mage jobs and my SCH is almost 51. I picked up an Aquilo's Staff because it's only 100k on my server, but I went for NQ for the rest. My question is for nuking in exp pts and soloing beastmen pets, is Aquilo's Staff better than the corresponding NQ staff?

Aquilo's Staff for a non-ice nuke will only give +10 elemental skill, which recent testing has indicated is equal to +10 M. Acc, and no bonus to damage. If you're casting a wind spell, you'll take a 15% damage reduction.

A matching NQ staff will give +20 M. Acc and +10% damage bonus.

You be the judge which would be better.
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#4 Mar 30 2009 at 11:51 PM Rating: Good
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svlyons wrote:
Etree wrote:
I'm new to mage jobs and my SCH is almost 51. I picked up an Aquilo's Staff because it's only 100k on my server, but I went for NQ for the rest. My question is for nuking in exp pts and soloing beastmen pets, is Aquilo's Staff better than the corresponding NQ staff?

Aquilo's Staff for a non-ice nuke will only give +10 elemental skill, which recent testing has indicated is equal to +10 M. Acc, and no bonus to damage. If you're casting a wind spell, you'll take a 15% damage reduction.

A matching NQ staff will give +20 M. Acc and +10% damage bonus.

You be the judge which would be better.


Thanks for the help. You wouldn't happen to have a link to the testing, would you?
#5 Mar 31 2009 at 6:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I really hope Logiks read your question wrong...

The corresponding staff is always a better choice than full timing in Aquilo's. 15 minutes or so of your own testing will show it clearly.
#6 Mar 31 2009 at 7:11 AM Rating: Good
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Etree wrote:
Thanks for the help. You wouldn't happen to have a link to the testing, would you?

I don't have a direct link. Kaeko's LJ has a link to the research on magic accuracy testing, but it's all in Japanese. The damage boost/reduction is well known, and easily testable in a few minutes on Too Weak mobs.

Edited, Mar 31st 2009 11:11am by svlyons
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#7 Mar 31 2009 at 9:33 AM Rating: Good
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Yea I read the question wrong; I read it as was HQ ice worth it compared to NQ ice. My bad lol
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