I geared my BST for the 75-95 days (have not played as much since 99) as an all out Pet: and Defensive (PDT- axe) for soloing situations for hard NMs, and I've been able to beat many NMs in the last 2 years with this method.
But now, I'm seeing videos and numerous BSTs with all out DD gear (AF3+1 or +2, or even inferior perle or the new 95-99 armors that are likely hand me downs from their other DD jobs) now starting to outperform my Pet: set of Mirke Ward. (Pet: Att, Double Att) and Anwig Salade (DT-10%)... with their either relic axe or magian STR, att (for master not pet), and tp building axe or KC on offhand now able to solo NMs like Kirin or the new Dynamis high level NMs which I have a harder time doing with my Pet: or PDT/MDB Axe sets.
In addition, I read posts (not sure if it's just boasting) with all out DD axes, KC they are farming faster and better in Dynamis, about 30-50% more currency than I can with my current PDT and Pet: gear.
I'm curious to hear perspectives from BSTs who have both these types of gears as I'm not quite sure where to go next with gear. Building a relic is something I don't think I have the patience to do... but will working on a fire path magian axe really net worthwhile results given the time it takes to do the trials (waiting around for firesday), and if so ATT for master or pet:? And then there's the armor... is Mirke Ward past its prime as well?
Edited, May 18th 2012 3:03pm by drbl