I was scanning through the last census today trying to get some ideas on merits (finally got to level 75 ^^), had a quick read through the weapons section and noticed that only one person has ever actually obtained a Tupsimati across all servers (Alahsiedra on Titan apparently according to FFXIAH).
Looking through the specs of the weapon, especially at the 90 level, it actually looks to be a good weapon. The special effects are triggers from weather, so when combined with our Storm spells, the +MACC and +MATB effects should be quite devastating, or so I should think.
Is anyone aware of any in depth analysis of Tupsimati (90) vs the good ol HQ elemental staves? Given there's only one in existence I can't really expect any first hand experience, but I'm trying to understand better why there is only one of them. Is it just because Scholar is such an underplayed job (third only to Corsair and Puppetmaster)? Or is there an obvious flaw with the weapon I'm missing?
I thought I'd try setting my sights on obtaining one (incredibly unrealistic and unlikely, but nothing wrong with having a goal ^^), but if the weapon itself is easily trumped by Emperean or HQ staves, then it's probably not worth investigating. But from what I've read, the SCH Empy weapon looks somewhat useless; again though, I may be missing something there.