5/5 diabolic eye. With the new update even with perfect gear like I have the acc boost is still needed on upper tier mobs. I used to think DE was useless (was at 75) but now its a huge asset. Just like muted soul used to be a solid trait back in the zerg days but now its 100% useless.
Yeah I'm due for a shuffling if just to burn merits I can't spend otherwise. You're following what I mentioned earlier about Souleater recast having more value for Scythe while Torc wants/needs LR effect so badly.
I got the impression last time I used it that Diabolic eye only reduces your HP based on your normal amount anyway, so using it in Abyssea isn't as crazy detrimental (-450hp? nothx, but -220 is okay).
I still ask in what situation you're gonna need Diabolic Eye back as soon as possible, implying an application (fight, or series of fights still requiring that Acc) longer than three minutes, but I haven't even tried Voidwatch yet.
I think the issue is more to do with recent gearing options and styles. We're running 20-40 less accuracy on our main gear than we used to be, especially
with your 'perfect' gear (Hoard ring, Ace's Leggings, Ace's Hose if you dare, Calmecac Trousers, no acc on Bale or Askar bodies). Offsetting that only 3/5ths of the time isn't solving the problem. SE caught on that -Acc on the best Haste/Multihit/StoreTP gear was a good way to make us start needing to adapt to different fights, so unless you're planning DE up/down sets you've still got a problem for two minutes at a time.
I'm not saying it's less beneficial than Muted Soul, but with the slow harkening back to tanked fights even Muted Soul is back to looking juicy again to me (I pondered dropping it for tanking). Just having
Diabolic Eye, one point, gives you 90% of it's usefulness for one-shot usage.
You may also want to consider going back to Pizza. It gives more than twice as much accuracy as Diabolic Eye with a still hefty Attack portion (which new gearing has far more of).
We DRKs have simply forgotten
that Accuracy was important once, but Diabolic Eye was never the first step. Edited, Jun 30th 2011 4:39pm by Raelix