Was gonna run numbers, or trial and error for my answer, but I figured someone already has. What're BRD's top choices as far as weaponry? Considered situations include things a BRD would actually draw weapon against, not some theoretical alliance of BRDs zerging Tiamat. Campaign, FoV or Trial of the Magians vs EP mobs, farming a few Tough mobs maybe..
The top contenders as things stand appear to be Joytoy, MKris, and straight DD daggers (Blau, Trial of the Magian, etc).
Personally I'm partial to solo MKris because it lets me use Mordant Rime which puts out respectable damage with pizza/meat up (unlike of Joytoy's Fast Blade). The TP gain from its multiple hits along with 26% haste makes BRD/DNC quite the survivor too. Genbu's Shield as sub, the -PDT% means less time waltzing and more time swinging. Unimpressed by mk/joy, the TP gain is noticeably slower and Joy's DPS doesn't offset the fact that mkris is for WS spamming.
What're everyone else's preferences? And if anyone cares to crunch numbers that's always appreciated.
Preliminary testing in Cape Terrigan FoV shows that MK/Joy is tops, WS frequency plus Joyeuse in the off hand adds another hit to Mordant Rime.
As for single-wield, Joy and MK are close, MK pulling ahead if you play aggressively (box stepping extra TP for damage boost, not wasting TP). MK has Mordant Rime to open/close a wide variety of T2 SCs, and Joy has additional effect: sell MK and get a fat wallet...
Edited, Jul 12th 2010 7:10pm by tertoonetwothreefour