Wherever askar may shine(cap acc situations, etc), an ugly, deprecated and forgotten byrnie will do it better.
So, if I've been chasing this body, specifically for an Agressor Up body swap, I'd be wasting my time, and would be better off using Byrnie instead?
3Str 20Att vs 5Str 12Att and 2% Double Attack?
I guess if you went 1 step further it would actually be Rajas/Byrnie vs Askar/Blitz for Aggressor Up, and the obviousy Haub/Rajas while down.
First things first, 5STR and 5DEX give you around 4%~ increment in DoT(from fSTR, hit% increment and that bit of cRatio difference, it will change based on the mob though) but for blitz ring to give you better benefits than that it needs to change your haste from 74%>75% which already outside of the max possible haste archivable by war, hence in no situation blitz ring is better than rajas.
The thing between byrnie and askar comes in 8 att vs 2 STR and +2 DA.
2STR has 50% change to raise 1 your base damage(and about 1% DoT with that), which I will give a convenient +.5% DoT increment, and 2% DA in the best possible case(no brutal, no DA merits) means 1.8%~ DoT increment.
On the other hand +8 att means about 4%~ DoT increment which push byrnie sightly ahead. Now to be totally fair byrnie also has -2.15~acc(-3DEX) which is more or less -1%~* hit rate which lower the benefit to 3%~ that still outweighs askar(not by much though).
Now Askar is free and byrnie is still 180~200k in bismark, but if you really want an aggressor up piece, I think Aurum is a better option, being Ares probably the best.
I hope it helps.
*The idea behind this "aggresor up bodies" is that your accuracy is capped(or incredibly close 92-93%) that's why you are considering something outside hauby, moreover this -acc could affect or not based on how above the cap you were initially
Edit:typo Edited, Mar 16th 2009 10:46am by kenage