Isn't Balin's Sword better and cheaper than Cruadin?
Cruadin is one less DMG and one less STR, but four levels earlier.
Balin's also has the INT for Spinning Slash.
But Cruadin rapes its face savagely in Campaign. Critting madly for 200s never gets old.
Also, PLD can use Cruadin, and Balan's (PLD's analogue to Balin's) was pretty rare for a little while (just before I got my Algol anyway).
I'm having a hard time finding a Magian that beats Algol hands-down for PLD/SAM wankery though. Had a TA Proc Spinning Slash on a Ro'Maeve Doll for 1491 tonight. Feels good man.
Forgot my ding, 77 PLD. Rather, 78 minus a few thousand xp, and minus a few thousand more when my dumb weakened ass decided to poke a random stray chest in Abyssea against my normally better judgement. Edited, Aug 19th 2010 3:51am by Raelix