here's what i'll be wearing for the first 30 seconds of my zerg while last resort is up and i need only 12% haste gear to cap as a drk/sam. for argument's sake i am including the gold moogle belt
anything with an * is a slot where one could argue that i could swap out for either hp or haste
main: bahamut zaghnal
sub: sword strap
ammo: fenrir's stone during the day, happy egg at night
*head: walmart turban
neck: cougar pendant but want to upgrade to bloodbead gorget
earrings: cassie and bloodbead (intruder if outside own nation's control)
body: gloom breastplate
*hands: Alky's (best HP piece i can wear in this slot as an elvaan)
*rings: bomb queen and blitz
back: Gigant mantle
*Waist: gold moogle belt (wearing forest sash now)
Homam feet are pretty nice. Only thing i could swap them for would be Llwyd's Clogs for the 4% hp boost. for argument's sake we'll call them hp+75. that would leave me needing to make up 3% haste somewhere else. in THAT instance, i'd swap out the waist piece for my swift belt, as well as my blitz ring since that would be 1 more haste then i need. i'd toss in an HP ring, hopefully bloodbead. in that instance i'd gain about 40 more hp than i would have with my current set up. this is actually what i am working towards, but i brought up the gold moogle belt as an alternative because i think it's below the radar for some, and because in the meantime, until i pick up the clogs my waist piece is an HP slot.
now, looking at leg slot. i could put dusk+1 there for a gain of 11 hp over homam... BUT i now have to make up 3% haste. keeping the clogs i mentioned before, under perfect conditions i could swap to a velocious belt or ninurta's sash, AND the blitz ring, but then i'd actually LOSE hp as compared to keeping homam in that slot because of what i'd lose in the ring slot. the same would be true swapping in homam feet, same haste, lower HP. swap homam hands or dusk gloves in to make up the haste and again i wind up with same haste, less hp.
last slot left to argue is headgear. only other option is swapping out for wyvern helm+1 for ONE MORE HP. 1 more hp is NOT worth the trouble of having to make up 5% haste so i won't even go into it.
Now keep in mind, this is all while last resort/desperate blows is in effect. once it goes down, i'll swap in as much haste gear as i can
Edited, Dec 30th 2009 2:41pm by Aluus
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