Only monkey wrench in my suggestion might be like the staves and RDM. Unfortunately, doing a MACC or MATK sword usually gets you laughed at, and functionally they don't really come close to the staff effects, either. For the sake of equipment consolidation, I do hope that if, someday, if someone does 8 of a certain staff path for all elements, they can lump 'em into one uber staff. They deserve it. :x
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