After taking a break for a year because of grad school, I've finally gotten back and in the past 2 months, more or less re-oriented myself with everything that's come out since I took a break. Since getting Drakesbane and Zahak's Mail, I've been debating about this for a while now but I'm not 100% sure if its a better setup or not.
My current Drakesbane WS setup is:
Ammo: Tiphia Sting
Neck: Love Torque
This gives me a total of +52 STR and +43 DEX, putting my total STR at 127 and my total DEX at 108 as a Hume DRG/SAM. Total accuracy is 401 (full polearm merits) which could be a tad bit higher but I'm not sweating it too much at the moment and the addition of DEX would help my accuracy on Drakesbane a bit but I'm already pretty close to the acc cap on say Greater Colibri. I also know I'm awfully close or already at the point where 1-2 points of DEX = 1% crit and since Drakesbane is a Crit mod WS, with that high of a DEX, stacking more DEX should yield pretty plentiful returns.
That said, would it be better to say swap out a Flame Ring for a Thunder Ring, Assault for Adroit, Forager's for Cuchulain's Mantle and stack more DEX over STR? Black Tanthalum is an obvious upgrade but that's around 9M on my server so I'll have to wait until my LS gets more Guivre Worm kills till I have a shot at that. And Salvage for me never puts out squat so GG's will take a while for Ares Legs.
As a side note, it does seem a bit weird to swap out a +5 STR ring for a +5 DEX ring but I think its probably going to yield better returns if I have that much overall DEX.
I'm also looking at a target mob of say Greater Colibri in a purely merit kill party.
And anyone also happen to have a handy link to where all that DEX/Crit rate stuff was posted last? I can't find it through all of my bookmarks which seem to have rotted and disappeared somewhere.
Edited, Jun 2nd 2009 8:20pm by holyfork