Some SAM related updates:
- Two-handed weapons will now receive larger benefits from a character’s attributes, and will also inflict more damage when facing higher-level opponents or enemies with high defense.
- A new type of equipment known as “grips” can now be equipped in the sub-weapon slot while using a two-handed weapon.
- The following weapon skills have been adjusted:
Howling Fist/Dragon Kick/Raging Rush/Cross Reaper/Penta Thrust/Skewer/ Yukikaze/Gekko/Kasha/Empyreal Arrow/Detonator
This update sounds so good with the new grips and increase damage on high defense monsters! woo! But I’m worried about the Yukikaze/Gekko/Kasha adjustment. I do kinda feel SAM is overpowered, so I pray that this update is not a gimp.
Some people have already data-mined some new gear from the update as follows:
Adds “Regen” effect
Add. Effect Stun
Ulthalam’s Ring looks awesome; if I had this I would replace my Sniper’s Ring +1 but it will be super rare. It is most likely appraised from Assault ??? items like all the other items with “Assualt: ” effects.
I would really want the Pole Strap for normal monsters and Platinum Grip for high level monsters for acc and stun effect. The sword strap with -3% weapon delay may not be the best for SAM since it will hurt our TP return for our 6-hit setup.
Anyhow back to waiting for update to finish and praying for Yukikaze/Gekko/Kasha to not be gimped.