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#1 Jun 20 2009 at 5:09 AM Rating: Good
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I've been considering getting myself a pair of these, and have one available to me for a short time. I already have another job I could use them for, but I'm fairly new to scholar and I'm having a little trouble determining how much the job would benefit from an item like this (which may sway me toward buying them, as having two jobs benefit greatly would certainly make the steep price easier to pay).

I realize that we can turn desert boots into a +movement item, though having to constantly keep standstorm seems to be a large disadvantage to the gaiters which work 100% of the time, with whichever buff you choose (I've been just about full timing hailstorm when I can) and without worry of its effects wearing if your buff wears at a bad time. I've heard that some scholars use them effectively for solo play, so it may just be inexperience on my part, but at the moment it's what leads me to believe that the gaiters could be a very worthwhile improvement. Still, I'd love to hear more experienced scholars opinions on this since I'm on the fence right now.

Any thoughts on how much of a priority I should make this item to use for scholar? To those out there who own a pair of gaiters, could you maybe share your thoughts on how much of an impact you feel they've had?
#2 Jun 20 2009 at 11:01 AM Rating: Good
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I mite get disagreed with here. But the Heralds gaiters are really only useful for nuke kiting. So i would weigh in how much you actually do that, whether it be solo or in a low man group. Their definitely not a "priority", they will how ever help bring your skill to the next level and make things much easier and mp efficient.

I dont currently use them, mostly because the price is pretty steep, especially for something I would only really get full benefit from when farming. But having to cast Sandstorm tends to burn your mp quite quickly, as well as not letting you keep a better dd efficient storm on. If you have the means to get them, and the gil isnt really needed for something else(improving dark/light arts sets respectively) than i would go for it.
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#3 Jun 20 2009 at 4:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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if you haven't had any fulltime +movement speed on a job before, i deliver the standard: watch out, you'll fall in love with it. make sure you're ready to part with that gil, b/c you won't want to sell them back. i can't speak for SCH-exclusive activities, but +movement gear constantly brings up mildly surprising or at least unexpected uses.

i doubt gaiters are "worth it" for SCH (up to the SCH and his/her bank account i assume), but i bet you wouldn't regret the purchase if it doesn't break you.
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#4 Jun 20 2009 at 11:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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"But the Heralds gaiters are really only useful for nuke kiting."

That is certainly not the whole truth. The gaiters are really usefull every moment you start walking.

Personally, you would have to kill me to get mine.

And i bet after using them for a few days there is a good chance you will agree!
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#5 Jun 21 2009 at 9:39 AM Rating: Good
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I know their useful for more than just nuke/kiting, but anything else is just a luxury but has no direct impact on making the job more efficient.
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#6 Jun 21 2009 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
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just buy desert boots. sure, you have to cast sandstorm, but it's worth spending WAY less gil if you ask me.
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#7 Jun 22 2009 at 4:40 AM Rating: Good
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Comparing Herald's Gaiters to Desert Boots and Sandstorm is like comparing a Corvette to a Tercel.
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#8 Jun 23 2009 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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If you have the money to buy gaiters and already have the best available nuking gear, get gaiters. If you don't have one or the other, then you know where your priorities should land. Gaiters are great for nuke kiting, but they're also great for any other situation where your feet are moving.

If you pull hate off a mob in a situation where melee damage isn't supreme, you can quick-kite that mob till hate is restored. If you just need to get from A to B, OMFG <3!

Desert boots are great because of their cost, but gaiters absolutely destroy them altogether.
#9 Jun 24 2009 at 7:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you got the gil, then get them and never look back.

Yes, they're good for kite nuking, but they're also good for buffing on mobs with a high dmg AoE, run in buffga, run out all that much faster. Also, a HNM pops, you can get there 12% faster than anyone without +movement gear. And with these, you don't have to stop every 3 mins to recast sandstorm, and you can keep other storm spells up.

You might as well kiss the gil goodbye that you use to buy these, because once you wear them for a while, you won't want to get rid of them ever.
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#10 Jun 24 2009 at 8:53 AM Rating: Good
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if you haven't had any fulltime +movement speed on a job before, i deliver the standard: watch out, you'll fall in love with it.
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#11 Jun 24 2009 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
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Acturus wrote:
Comparing Herald's Gaiters to Desert Boots and Sandstorm is like comparing a Corvette to a Tercel.


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#12 Jul 05 2009 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I personally have many more priorities before I get this luxury item.

I did get my desert boots and am quite content to use them when I am forced to go on foot somewhere. With Light Arts and V Cloak I don't see much of a loss in MP.

Then again I'd never use desert to nuke/kite. Sort of defeats the purpose having to stop and toss a spell...
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#13 Jul 26 2009 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Comparing Herald's Gaiters to Desert Boots and Sandstorm is like comparing a Corvette to a Tercel.


In price and looks maybe. True the Herald's have a definite edge no doubt, but show me a Tercel that go just as fast as a Corvette and I'll show you my new Tercel.
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#14 Jul 27 2009 at 3:14 AM Rating: Good
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Kilnor wrote:
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Comparing Herald's Gaiters to Desert Boots and Sandstorm is like comparing a Corvette to a Tercel.


In price and looks maybe. True the Herald's have a definite edge no doubt, but show me a Tercel that go just as fast as a Corvette and I'll show you my new Tercel.


Point being: Desert Boots and Sandstorm go just as fast as Herald's Gaiters, but it requires more effort to achieve the same result.

Was it necessary to respond with that to this thread three weeks after the last reply?
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