Just for sh*ts and giggles, a Gjallarhorn is:
01 R. Stripeshell (100 L. Jadeshell)
60 M. Silverpiece
15 100 Byne
03 L. Jadeshell
In total, that's 100+60+15+3 = 178 Hundred coins, and Stage 5 gives you back change of 3,000 R. Stripeshell (30 L. Jadeshell) so if you just borrow those shells from someone and give them back after you trade in the Stripeshell and get your change, that's 178-30 = 148 hundred coins. If we say that gil is $13 a mil, that's $1924. At $5/mil, that's $740. And at IGE's current rate of 50 mil for $2,789 (which is nuts, but we're having fun with math, right?), multiply that by 3 and 150 mil (which should buy you 148 hundreds with a little left over) is $8,367. Hardly mortgage-worthy; it's less than half what an economy car would sell for new. Still, it's far more than a virtual piece of information for a few more dps is worth. $740 is still more than any Gjallarhorn, Aegis, Mandau, Claustrum, Yoichinoyumi, etc is worth to me... but hey, a fool and his money shall soon be parted, right?
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