Your argument is well put and would have poked many holes in my argument were Paladin my first job to 75. However, what you may have missed in my profile is the fact that I had previously placed 5 Sword merits (+10 Attack, +10 Accuracy) to cover any accuracy issues that would have cropped up--in other words, I had the vital stats of the Haubergeon 9 levels before I could wear the actual item on PLD. Without the off-putting penalties, I might add.
In addition to that, the 12.5 accuracy that I may be missing can easily be made up in 2 slots as I have a Potent Belt and Ecphoria Ring--which I use on Samurai as well--on hand should the need arise (your example of Mamool Ja would be such a case, though I haven't felt compelled to look for a merit party in months thanks to Campaign).
At the time I had the Haubergeon, I only used it for Weapon Skills on PLD and NIN and only on SAM full-time because I had nothing else to wear before the Korazin dropped to me. Because I prefer to use /DRG on SAM, I had no real need for the Haubergeon.
Again, your point is well taken and gives me reason to not argue my point so vehemently as mine is a singular case. I must, however, remain firm on the idea that all viable options should be presented without regard to one's superiority to another's.
Well a few things to consider. When I made the calculations, I already calculated you with full merits on sword and great katana. Therefore if you dont have them fully merited, the calculations I gave you are even lower. I also calulated you with /drg which gives you about +10 more acc. All this is assumed in the 81%, add full timing hasso for 86%. I dont usually include it as full timing hasso can not always be the case depending on pt setup.
There was another thread about what would be best for a pld to TP in. this is what was posted-
Sub: Justice Sword
Ammo: Virtue Stone
Hands: Dusk +1
Ring: Sniper's +1
Ring: Sniper's +1
Back: Cerb +1
Waist: Speed Belt
As you can see this setup has a lot of accuracy, compare it with your pld's setup and you will see that its not only offering a good amount of accuracy but also haste. Funny enough, even with all this accuracy, its still lacking the required minimum to pass in most exp camps. In my personally opinion, Id swap out the askar head for ares, and PCC for ancient torque.
I know these pieces are pieces that are not easy to come by, but this is just an example of how heavy pld needs to be in acc. Actually this how heavy in acc any dual wielding job needs to be.
As far as you sam goes, Im not saying askar is a bad piece, its not, but its become a little more over rated than it should be. And imo , its because of how over powering hauby can be. Yes, hauby is and always will be that godly for any job that cant wear something better. Askar looks better and has the str/att of hauby to make it look just as good, while not having accuracy(this is the big negative that it has, and will be the deciding factor) it offers store tp, and a small amount of DA.
No one is saying that Askar is a bad piece, however, if you are lacking accuracy, which imo you are, than it not having accuracy is what is hurting you. Right now you are getting by with accuracy, if you can maintain hasso up always, you will have about 86% accuracy. But if I were you, Id try to do w/e you could to upgrade your belt from potent to swift(your pld will thank you aswell). Right now you have about 16% haste. Having a bit more acc would allow you to drop pieces for even more accuracy. Swift for potent, maybe dusk for askar, fumas for askar(the str isnt helping while you swing). Already you have gained 8% more haste. Losing only 8 accuracy, had you had hauby youd lose nothing and actually still have about 5 extra accuracy, with 8% more haste.
24% +5 more acc to your setup sounds pretty hot no? All you lost was 6str and 2 DA%, you will see that what you have gained is far more potent and powerful than str which does almost nothing for you while you swing and a small amount of DA which wont touch 7~8% haste and 5 more acc.
Again this is just examples of other possibilities for your sam, and even pld. This is not the only way or right way to do things. I can assure you it will improve your sam, but so can many other things. I myself would like to get myself an askar body piece when it falls, just because I like how it looks and wouldnt mind wearing it in town. However when it would come to getting my job done, its back on the coat rack, as I have other body pieces that will get the job done.
As far as campaign goes, I can not say how easy it is to hit the mobs. I know on pld I dont have trouble, I use the same armor I have in my sig, though substitute hades for brutal,shield for joytoy, bow for tiphia sting etc.
Anyhow this isnt an arguement of which is right or wrong, but more of an intelligent conversation of why this or that ~can~ be more beneficial over the other with the ~current~ set of gear. In the another setup, the outcome can change