When in the damage calculation is PDT-% applied? Does it even matter? I wonder because I'm debating on how useful certain pieces of gear will be in extremely high defense situations. For reference the target mob in question is Charybdis, but the information I seek has implications on other mobs as well.
I haven't done the exact math, but my guess is that with pld/blu and pescatora I could get ~800+ defense.
Potentially important factors
1. Shield skill 300+
2. RDM with capped phalanx II also using bio II
3. Simba buckler for more consistent damage
In the given scenario how would the following pieces of gear rank? What would cause individual pieces to move up or down in the rankings?
1. Jelly Ring (-5% PDT)
2. Patronus Ring (-2% PDT)
3. Robust Ring (5 vit)
4. Unyielding Ring (3 vit 7 def)