It has a higher damage rating and 2 dex = 1.5 acc which is better than 2 STR in most cases. Both have an evasion down affect so they are even there, and Thal. looks way better than the Mezraq.
All this and it's cheaper because it's not made from Imp. wootz Ingot.
Rolento of Lakshmi:
75DRG 75BLM 74NIN 71BST