With Ares's Cuirass, Sanction Refresh, Ethereal Earring, and a few mp merits you will have Rune Chopper active very close to 100% of the time. Also yes I definitely other jobs that use Ares so it is worth far more to me than other people. The thing is I'm next up in my LS for getting E.body but I won't be using it in most situations because I'm already out parsing most E.body Wars with a similar level of gear quality as me. Unless an e.body War has 22% haste or more and full merits they won't out parse me.
Don't really know where to start with this. Its not that I disagree with everything you say, its that you are obviously so 1-sided opinionated that it won't matter what anyone else says, if it does'nt agree with you, you won't accept it.
Take Perdu VS Rune. Perdu's extra Base DMG alone is a 9.1% dmg increase over Rune's, thats especially more important in ws's.
To Make RC work, you need a situation like this.
Turban, Haidate, Swift, Dusk hands, Hasso, Haste spell, Double Marches, Rune chopper = 70% haste. Thats a would mean the haste from RC increases DoT by 26.67%. WS DMG would be less. Even then however, Hauby or E.Body would be better unless if you got refresh spell. Ares + sanction = 2(if im wrong, and Ares refresh is 2, then RC owns big time with it), you still need 1 more tick. Ethereal means ****
You seem to severly underestimate ACC. Haste & ACC give some of the biggest melee gains in the game. they are both very depenbdant on each other tho.
E.Bodies ACC going from 84%-95% ACC = 13.1% DMG
E.Bodies ACC going from 79%-90% ACC = 14% DMG
E.Body still gives 10STR for Base dmg + some pDIF ontop just for lulz.
Adaberk is that **** good.
(Again, that does'nt mean you can't build a set around Ares, because ofcourse you can, Ares is a power house body piece, E.Body is just hte ultimate alrounder.)