How do you decide where to draw the line between enmity and haste? You mentioned it might be better to wear Bahamut's Mask instead of Walahra Turban. That was one of my exact questions, since I have a Bahamut's Mask. I'm also picking Swift belt over my Trance belt usually, and Homam Cosciales over my Valor Breeches. What do you think about the Capricorn Staff over the Machahuitl+1/Koenig Shield? Seems like a similar argument to W. Turban vs. B. Mask... lots of enmity lost for a bit of Haste%... and even worse, the ability to shield block. Without it, though, I'm left with Homam hands/legs (no feet yet) and a Swift Belt for 10% haste (+ a Loquacious Earring).
I knew I remember seeing this post some months ago (prolly when i was still 73-74 way back when >.>) and told myself I'd reread this when I hit 75... almost 9 months later lol. (Edit: damn, 7/20/07 was when i read this thing, forgot I put comment on, lol.)
Anyways, bump for saving me the trouble of posting to figure out how to mix and match my haste vs enmity slots for /nin tanking.
The PLD Forum Index is completely outdated. Some of the threads linked in it are broken. There's a lolPLD/RDM guide in the stickies which doesn't belong there if you go solely by the ratings.
No offense to the pld/rdm guide or anything, its well written and historic and deserves at least a spot on the forum index (which I agree, needs some cleaning out, it really does seem outdated, too much clutter that ends up hiding the gems that should be brought to attention.) but in terms of applicable uses I think Pld/nin guide is alot more relevant and should be on the sticky instead. I dont know that many pld's that /rdm these days with all the new subs out and all, but at I've seen all of them on /nin at one point or another for various events.
Playing pld/war up to 74 was for me just another dd job (sans the /dnc phase). Playing from 75 on, is a whole new ballgame and I for one am glad someone took the time to make this. Edited, Apr 15th 2008 1:22pm by AthasCVII