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#1 Jul 21 2011 at 3:31 AM Rating: Good
I may just be thinking aloud more than saying anything interesting and poignant, but w/e.

I've got a decision to make. I have an MAcc Yama's Staff +1, and am thoroughly disssatisfied with the way MAcc is playing out in Abyssea. So I'm making an MDMG one. The question is, which should I +2, MAcc or MDMG? There can only be one +2, so the +1 can also be macro'd in properly.

MAcc+2 would give Recast Time -12%, great for sleeps and dispel, but overshadowed by MDMG affinity's boost to Aspir and Drain. MDMG gives Casting Time -12%, great for sleeping things that want to eat you, and can be swapped out for the MAcc staff midcast for the best of both worlds.

So what do you guys think, MDMG+1/MAcc+2 for faster recasts on dark enfeebles, or MDMG+2/MAcc+1 for faster emergency sleep and the inevitable 'mob at 1%, let me try and shoot a drain between its swings'?

Edited, Jul 21st 2011 2:35am by tertoonetwothreefour
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#2 Jul 21 2011 at 6:06 AM Rating: Excellent
If we look forward to the future, knowing SE is going to give us Meteor, I would say MDMG +2/MACC +1. I'm all about the damage on blm though, so this is totally just my opinion. I also prefer faster casting time to recast. The MACC doesn't change from +1 to +2 version, so the only thing you would be losing out on is the - recast on sleep(ga) and dispel. Dispels recast is pretty short already, so the only concern would be sleep(ga), drain, and aspir recast. I would look at your play style and decide what is more important, the decrease in initial casting time or the decrease in recast.
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#3 Jul 21 2011 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah, it's not like sleepga timers sneak up on you, whereas spell interruptions sure do. Has SE tipped their hand as to if/how they will improve staves when we +3 them? I still want 'em to be made 2 stories tall so you can pick the slackers and generic lootwhores out of a lineup.

Edited, Jul 21st 2011 5:45am by tertoonetwothreefour
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#4 Jul 21 2011 at 6:50 AM Rating: Good
I haven't seen anything about the +3 version. I am still working on acquiring all of my +2 versions! I am pretty slow Smiley: smile!

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I still want 'em to be made 2 stories tall so you can pick the slackers and generic lootwhores out of a lineup.


^^ LMAO!!
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#5 Jul 21 2011 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
Well I just kind of figure they're coming. It'd be a total **** move for SE to have us invest days of trial time just to introduce a completely new set of staves...

Frivolous speculation: Orange box, same model, and an increase to only one of the 3 augments. 300 kills.

Edited, Jul 21st 2011 7:07am by tertoonetwothreefour
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#6 Jul 21 2011 at 8:14 AM Rating: Good
Don't forget ... no weather bonus like all of the other elemental trials!
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#7 Jul 21 2011 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
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Elspetta pretty much covered all of the reasoning behind my choice. I'd upgrade the damage staff.
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#8 Jul 21 2011 at 10:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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You won't even miss the weather bonus if you use Cataclysm to slaughter masses in abyssea.
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#9 Jul 21 2011 at 1:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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tertoonetwothreefour wrote:
Frivolous speculation: Orange box, same model, and an increase to only one of the 3 augments. 300 kills.


My own speculation: New name, new model, standard box that upgrades to white and blue at 99. Increase to one of the augments at +1 and something special at +2 to justify the FREAKING RIDICULOUS TRIAL to take it to the final forever form.
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#10 Jul 22 2011 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
I wouldn't mind more spell to weather/day alignment on MDMG staves :o

And maybe some "ignores monster's natural resistances to elements/debuffs" on MAcc. I'd spend about a week of my life sleeping Skeletons for fun.
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#11 Jul 27 2011 at 1:45 AM Rating: Good
Actually, I really do hope that they make different ele staves different colors. I want to blink when I spam the -ja wheel!
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#12 Jul 28 2011 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
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Wouldn't you have to make your current one +2 and the next one +1? Unless +1's aren't rare/ex you wouldn't be able to make a new one and get it to the +1 stage unless you were willing to drop your current one and start over.
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#13 Jul 28 2011 at 12:00 PM Rating: Good
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Wouldn't you have to make your current one +2 and the next one +1? Unless +1's aren't rare/ex you wouldn't be able to make a new one and get it to the +1 stage unless you were willing to drop your current one and start over.


They are aug/ex, but not rare, so you can hold more than one.
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