I've decided to start playing PLD more, and I do a lot of endgame. As far as most HNMs are concerned, I don't need to concern myself with much more gear, but at Tiamat today, one of the 2 PLDs we had was about to leave, and I said I'd change jobs, but I don't have the fire resist gear for when it's flying. Later I asked my friend how much fire resist gear I needed to tank it in the air. His list was fairly large, and with little room and not wanting to spend all my gil for 1 HNM set, I was wondering what I could do without.
He suggested the following:
Hrotti(15) - have it
Numinous shield+1(15) - not horribly expensive, I can do that
Black Ribbon(12) - Was looking at maybe green ribbon+1, but might want this
Water Belt(20) - easy to get
Blood cuisses(21) - I've had these for years
Buburimu gorget(10) - I can spend time to get this or just pay the 20k if it comes on AH
Power sandals(7) - he said it was an easy quest
tarasque mitts(5)/legionnaire's harness(5) - both cheap
ruby earring(10) - was looking at buying a triumph earring since I may use on DRK and NIN too
Communion Earring(11) - i suggested this because I can borrow it from a friend whenever i want
ruby/triumph ringx2(9/10) - don't really want to spend the gil on triumph for 1 more resist
cerberus mantle(10) - I want to avoid this unless i can use points to get it from my LS
My question is, how much fire resist do I need? it would cost me over 1 mil to get 150 resist gear, and the pricier of those items would be triumph earring(600-700k), numinious shield+1(300k) black ribbon(100k). I don't mind buying the shield because of the +5 reistance boost, but how often will the 2 from black ribbon affect me, and the 1 from a triumph earring over ruby?
I can keep the cost below 500k buy buying numinious+1,2x ruby rings, green ribbon+1, ruby earring, mitts/harness/gorget to put my resist at 147