Actually I have a crudalis belt (str +5) that I use on THF for agil. I'll look into regetting a spiral or some str ring (I had a spiral I used on blm for a while as well as thief; long since have gotten rid of it) and working on ele gorget/belt as well as some more pet gear (I figure I need to balance (No joke intended) me kicking butt and my pet kicking butt for my melee/base set) tho I'll proly have to do some dyn and make some gil before I get my final stuff, as well as work on +2. Wish me luck :D
Also if anyone has more suggestions, I'm all ears. I also hope this will help some other bst who wants to know what to shoot for!
Edited, Oct 21st 2012 4:10pm by maryadavies
-PDT items are really the best things you can get for your pet. Pet haste is nice too. So start working on those trial Axes, and get started on MKD side missions to get your Anwig Salade.
For what it's worth, here's my gear (not optimized by any means, but it works well, and I feel that I'm geared above average compared to other BST's I see)
Astolfo -PDT (2) used in all sets TP gear -
Ferine +2 set, Brutal earring, Suppanonimi, Epona's ring, Rajas ring, Atheling mantle, Twilight Belt, Asagaya's Collar. (I was wrong above, this setup actually gets +23% haste- I forgot the Ferine body piece gives some haste. Since cap is 25% this is pretty decent) WS swaps
- Mekira-oto, Kirin's Osode, Spiral Ring, Warwolf Belt, Monster Trousers +2 (I think I get around +63 STR for this setup for Ruinator, which I have 5/5 merits on) If you plan to use Rampage, forget the STR gear and go for accuracy and Critical hit % gear. Pet Buff Gear -
Anwig Salade (-10PDT, +5 Pet haste), Mirke Wardecors (+10pet Att/RA, +2 crit, +2 DA), Ferine Necklace, Ferine Mantle, Moepapa Stone Reward
(mentioned above) - Monster Gaiters +2 (30%), Ogre Gloves (10%), Ferine Earring (2%)
I also have Monster Gloves +2 which I swap in when using call beast.