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#1 May 04 2010 at 3:30 AM Rating: Good
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So i just hit 66 rng today and saw this dagger in some of the gear guides.

I have a franny now and Krieg waiting for me at 70. Does this dagger replace franny now when /nin?
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#2 May 04 2010 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Personally not fond of any XP camps between 66 and merits so I would just say avoid it because you might often not be synced to that level (and accuracy gear generally syncs to 0).

Trailer's kukri seems like a better use of your effort since it has:
either the same if not more racc than pugio
can be used 6 levels earlier
can be bought instead of a long lotto pop NM (also muled/sold)
better lolmelee dps
can be used by other jobs

In a good party you can level in 1.5-2 hours, so assuming you go at least 1/2 on that pugio drop you could have already been 70 and no longer need it. If you have any bad luck with drop rate you could for sure be 70.
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#3 May 04 2010 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Can also FOV trailer's and hold onto it for your entire RNG career for heavy racc situations.
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#4 May 04 2010 at 10:15 AM Rating: Default
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Okay, I don't wanna start a new thread for this so going to post here and it's a little off topic.

How's STR+3 RATT+15 WSacc+10 on a fay bow compared to atleast selenes? A viable replacement?
#5 May 04 2010 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Selene's is better between half moon and new moon assuming wiki is remotely close on the estimated racc/ratk moon values.

It's more accurate but slightly less powerful between waxing/waning from half moon and full moon. Having 10-15 more racc at the cost of 5-10ratk isn't a terrible trade off.

The main concern with Selene's is you need to adjust your macro depending on the moon if there's a potential racc overload.

So best case scenario Selene's is down 1str, 5racc, but up 10ratk. "Worst" case it's down 1str, 10ratk, and up 15racc.

Don't forget that Selene's has ranged accuracy and Fay only has weapon skill accuracy, so Selene's affects TP with net 30 stats of racc/ratk whereas Fay is only 15ratk.

Edited, May 4th 2010 12:50pm by Requim
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#6 May 04 2010 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
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Well, i guess ill be more specific. Right now I use franny/Chiroptera. Cant be arsed for 250k for +1 racc and inv-1 since chiro rare/ex anyway (or use chiro/Hawker if lower level synch). Once im 70 ill use Krieg/Franny probably through endgame whenever im /nin. Does Courser's actually replace franny for krieg/Courser for endgame? Im not really worried about 66-75. Im looking at 75 stuff now.

As I will primarily be a marksmanship rng (marks merits from thf) the 5agi its rather temping. So would i be better off krieg/franny or krieg/Courser at 75? (I also have 8 dagger merits :P)
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#7 May 04 2010 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Most of the rangers I saw used staves now because of pot-au-feu

Mekki Shakki for 5str and 5stp coupled with axe grip for another 3str.
Or replace mekki with vulcan's for 5str 10ratk

I could definitely be wrong and there could still be people going /nin advocating dual wielding krieg/franny for 15ratk 11racc(13.5) 5agi or krieg/pugio for 8ratk 15racc(20) 10agi, however, 8str 4ratk 5stp or 8str 19ratk will give better damage and accuracy isn't a big issue from what I've heard. Especially if you have people trying to hit X-builds or not needing shadows (aka hasso/meditate/stp or berserk).

Usually when new gear is introduced I compare the absolute values of other slots and how people make decisions. For instance, CFG vs Seiryu's Kote. If people will take 10ratk over 15agi there's a very good chance agility, and subsequently racc, probably aren't in that high demand, mostly because you can get large quantities of it everywhere and ratk/str is not as common.
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