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#1 Mar 14 2009 at 1:41 AM Rating: Good
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Good morning! I reaaaaaaally hope I didn't miss this in the sticky, or my google search on the topic, or in my perusal through the past several pages of posts, or in digging through lolKI or BlueGartr.

I'm currently roughly halfway through unlocking my pole of trials, and I've seen a few references to Retribution having a similar cRatio bonus as Spinning Slash and y/g/k. I can't find anything other than vague references though, and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for what to expect.

If this is currently unknown, I'd be glad to test it out once I unlock it, as capping parry in the Tree is the next box on my to-do list. However, I don't run windowed, so my question then would be is writing down all ws's and putting them into excel sufficient? Or is a parse of normal hits required as well to figure this sort of thing out?

Thanks for all the help, sorry to keep asking questions, but the game's quite different from what it was before I quit, and I'm just trying to get back to the edge of the envelope. Thanks again.

On a somewhat unrelated topic, before I spend 200k on an Ice Shield, I just wanted to make sure that Reprisal with an Ice Shield works like an additional effect weapon and an enspell. I.e., the equipment's effect will overwrite the spell's effect, but not cause the dreaded "Spell has no effect" message. Just need the warm fuzzy on this, and thank you again.


PS. Sword and shield, I know. Capping staff/unlocking retribution is for job completeness, personal satisfaction, and situational usage during sky farming or helping whm friends get pirate cudgels.
#2 Mar 14 2009 at 7:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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You can operate a parser without playing FFXI windowed. You just have to tell it to start parsing before you login. So, there will be more parsed data than you wish for, but you can use little signposts to yourself to indicate where testing started and stopped. For instance, use all crabs for testing, but fight a fly or rabbit first to indicate start of testing data, and when you're done either log out to stop the parse or fight another oddball enemy to signify the end of the parse, so when you go back later and dig through a crapload of fight'll know to only worry about the data between the rabbit/mandy -> rabbit/mandy stretch.

Not sure if retribution has a cRatio bonus, i'm not sure what that is even. xD; I did, however, do 330-350 100% tp retributions with my bat staff on my 75 MNK/nin on the eyes and demons outside Castle Zvhal in xarc, there. Not sure if that proves or disproves or means nothing. <.< I do have retribution though so am more than willing to test if someone can tell me how to set up the test for retribution.
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#3 Mar 15 2009 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I dont know what you mean by cRatio, what I do know,
100 TP = 2x damage
200 TP = 2.5X
300 TP = 3X

Now to compare
Full Swing
100tp = 1x
200tp = 3x
300tp = 5x

However retribution seems to do more consistent damage than full swing.
But a 5x full swing can be sick (i did 2100 with it full buffed).
#4 Mar 16 2009 at 12:27 PM Rating: Good
He's talking about how y/g/k and SS seem to effectively ignore the mob's defense so that they still show pretty numbers on the most turtely of the HNM's.

I'm only 60 pld so....

Carry on.
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