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#1 Oct 10 2013 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
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hey guys, pretty basic question , what is the best type of food for Drg in XIV and more importantly then type what kinda stats am I looking for on food? Currently I am lvl 34 so do I use the same type of food (i.e. want the same stats) at this level as I do at 50 and if not what differs?

Thanks in advance for your advice
#2 Oct 12 2013 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
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does anyone have some solid advice on the matter??
#3 Oct 14 2013 at 10:47 AM Rating: Good
at lvl 50, you'll usually want meat or "steaks." They usually boost STR (very important), VIT (also important, especially for Titan HM), and either Crit hit rate, Accuracy, Skill Speed or Determination. I personally rate them in order of:

Crit hit rate
Determination
Accuracy
Skill Speed

Crit hit rate will directly increase your dps, as will determination. Accuracy will be helpful in Bahamut's Coil, I don't have acc problems anywhere else. Skill Speed is kind of a wash atm, since you seem to need TONS of it to make it worthwhile.
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#4 Oct 14 2013 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
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None of the food boost STR, nor MND/DEX/INT.

Going by the equipment pieces stat preference, DRG focus more on Skill Speed than Crit Rate (MNK is the one who utilise Crit Rate).

Edited, Oct 15th 2013 12:14am by Khornette
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#5 Oct 16 2013 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok so thats exactly what I was thinking, skill speed seemed to me teh most beneficial stat because at my lvl (35) I am not really having any accuracy issues, but will this change in later lvl or are drg pretty suffeciently accurate with out needing acc food? in 11 I had a attack power/str build with acc food and tehn full str set for WS. and what exactly does determintion do?

so teh general consesnses for food stats for drg seems to me to be skill speed>>>crit>>>acc>>>determintion is that right? and tehn where should my gear be focused? str obviously but waht about teh non main stats?

thansk in advance for your help guys, i appreciate any and all responses
#6 Oct 16 2013 at 3:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Skill Speed (at least @ 50) is actually quite worthless for DRG, as it requires substantial amounts to be of any use - you would be drawing from other stats, and still not making much of a dent (MNK, with Greased Lightning, is a different story). Accuracy only seems to come into play in the Coil of Bahamut (not there yet myself), if you are fighting same-level stuff. Crit is self-explanatory, and Determination is like a generic "power" stat, in that it boosts all actions (damage & healing), but has a higher stat budget than other secondary stats - so you might get +11 Acc/SS/Crit on a piece, or +6 Det in the same space.

I haven't actually been using much food in 50 stuff, as (not being a CUL) it can be quite expensive for decent food, and with it vanishing on death, it is often a waste. Even while levelling, I just used a corresponding cheap vendor food, mainly for the +3% EXP boost, rather than the stats. My preference is +Crit or +Det, but I don't have any stats to back that up.

Long Story short. I am doubting (a little) the value of food in XIV. In XI it was necessary as you were usually fighting mobs 4-8 levels higher than you, and the fights were controlled, so death wasn't a huge concern. Unless you are regularly farming mobs 3+ levels higher than you in XIV for levels/FATEs (in which case +Acc is good), it's a bit of a wash.
#7 Oct 23 2013 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
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At 50 I use deviled eggs.
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#8 Nov 08 2013 at 2:52 AM Rating: Good
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I like Deviled Eggs for Crit and Eft Steaks for Skill Speed.. and Aldgoat Steaks for a cheaper alternative.
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#9 Dec 10 2013 at 11:28 AM Rating: Good
I use Mustard Eggs for regular stuff, Deviled Eggs for Garuda/Titan HM, and Apkallu Omlette for Coil
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