I'm compiling this for all those AF body wearing, Joytoy weidling, offhand Heart Snatchering, psilos mantle spike necklace Alkyoneus's bracelets behemoth mantle dex ringers I see wandering around and repping me in parties.
Stop, please. Where should I start? Ok lets do the topic I posted here a few months ago, body piece.
I know the casque is pretty, but a SH costs only a little over 100K. Hell, jaridah peti is gimp but millions better than af body, get that at least if you are low on funds!
Or hell, no one can give you crap for wearing rap harness, and guess what? Its free!
Joy toy sucks. I don't give a crap that it has a 50% DA, guess what? It DOESNT stack with saber dance. NO it doesn't compound it either, stop thinking you can hit 3 or 4 or 18 times a round with the two together.
So lets do a lil math, ok? Lets first assume that because your using joy toy, your being silly and subbing nin for duel wield. Ok?
At double delay, your actually only getting the joytoy's effect every second swing, thus its DA is getting cut in half down to 25%, now if you pop saber dance, that cuts it in half yet again to 12.5% DA.
Not really worth its loss in 50% acc for your gimp as heel sword skill, and thats assuming you meritted it 8/8
Ok now speaking of dual wield, up until 60 your doing it right, after that, no your are not. Dnc/sam tps far faster than dnc/ninja, lets do some mat hshall we?
AT 60 dnc/sam you obtain Store tp 2 and meditate. Ok, so lets assume your being smart and using the best dagger for tping (NOTE not DDing, this is assuming your healing the pt) cobra knife.
3600/171 = 21.05 hits per minute. x 4.93 tp/swing = roughly 104 tpm. Thats a lot base.
Lets try ninjas TPM now, dual wielding these knives ( even though you cant as per the rare symbol, but whatever)
First we combine the delays of the two daggers and remove 20%, like so: 171x2 = 342 x0.8 = 273.6 delay, 3600/273.6 = 13.2 swings per minute, x (4.93x2, two swings at double tp) = 130.1 TPM, nice, you got +30 tpm for dual wield.
But check this out, lets see how sam fairs now. You get 1.15x the tp per hit from store tp 2, so your new tp/swing is 4.93x1.15, or 5.67 tp/swing
We found a single dagger wielded's swings per minute to be 21.05 earlier, so x 5.67 = 119.34 TPM.
Wait I thought its supposed to be better than ninja? Oh yeah, I forget meditate! you can use it once every 3 mins for +60 tp, so thats +20 tpm, for a total of 139.34 TPM.
So lets recap,
Base: Dnc/war? Dnc/pld? whatever your choice
= 104 tpm
Oh yeah, and dont forget zanshin, which lowers your misses by 10%! hosnap it gets better huh?
Anywho, moving on:
Get yoself some acc rings fools. Dex is good for macros only. No seriously, woodsmans rings or ecphoria ring at least please.
Psilos mantle's 1 acc is not worth how gimp its att/str is. Forager's is excellent, chuchulains amazing if you can afford it, but I'd suggest amamet+1 at least.
STEPS! Dammit dancers, I don't care what your tp is at, use quickstep every chance you can get unless everyone is in crit and your at full finishes and waiting on reverse flourish.
DESPERATE FLOURISH! Gravity lowers evasion more than 5/5 quickstep, use this instead of wasting that 6th finish on your third step to reverse flourish, do step->step->DF->step->RF
Try and idle in fan dance in case something turns its attention on you!
I'll be back with more later, but for now, get a jaridah peti, level sam up like i am doing now, get some acc rings, put that heart snatcher in storage and save up for an azoth, etc etc.