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#1 Jun 16 2011 at 2:35 AM Rating: Good
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Which Yama's Staff +2 is best for the most MP regained over time, the damage+5 version, or the recast -12% version? Assuming one were to use aspirs at every opportunity?
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#2 Jun 16 2011 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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It is 12% Cast time down, not recast. You may be better off w/ the scythe that enhances Drain/Aspir, assuming you don't need the MACC from a staff though. I Do not believe the damage staff would work for aspirs or drains, though I may be wrong. I know a friend that did testing and he was convinced that MAB doesn't work on Drains/Aspirs so I am not sure if the staff would either.

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Edited, Jun 16th 2011 5:27pm by ShamanTaru

Edited, Jun 16th 2011 5:28pm by ShamanTaru
#3 Jun 17 2011 at 3:00 AM Rating: Good
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All of the elements get a staff with 1 accuracy, 5 damage, and -casting time, and a staff with 5 accuracy, 1 damage, and -recast. I assume the dark damage+ version boosts aspir because a dark staff does. Does anyone else want to chime in?
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#4 Jun 17 2011 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
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They do work; "Magic Affinity" traits (the hidden traits of the lv51 elemental staves, as well as the visible traits of the magian staves) are not the same thing as MAB.

Can't say whether damage or recast(+acc) is what you want, though.
#5 Jun 17 2011 at 9:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you find that you are getting a lot of resists on your drains or aspirs I would suggest getting the +5 MACC.

Otherwise the +5 would give you the best drains and aspirs.
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#6 Jun 22 2011 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
MDMG wins.

This is a hypothetical comparison of various staves and their expected damage return at various magic land rates: link

At 50 magic land rate (50% spells landing unresisted), MDMG will surpass MAcc affinity in terms of raw output. If you want to call the recast timer reduction of a MAcc staff a straight 12% boost to productivity, MDMG would surpass MAcc/Recast at 66% magic land rate. Though frankly, increasing the number of times per hour you'll spend casting Aspir instead of doing other BLM~y things isn't my idea of efficiency.

So yeah, MDMG wins by as much as 1266 to 1071 once your hit rate hits 75% or above. Since MAcc has been a moot point for six plus months, there's no contest between MDMG and MAcc affinity for any spell with quantitative returns.

Edited, Jun 22nd 2011 11:33am by tertoonetwothreefour
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