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Just too Good to be TRUE!

Few things that were changed for us, Yukikaze/Gekko/Kasha, stats to 2hand users, and grips!

Yukikaze/Gekko/Kasha

After some worrying.. Grips were the least I was excited about. The new Yukikaze/Gekko/Kasha is just insanely strong! I went out for merit party and was doing an average of 1350 weaponskill average for 2 merits worth of Greater Colibri!!! I used to average at 900 this is a 400 damage jump!!!

I hit over 2k Yukikaze w/o Dia or BRD !!!

Sohjai's Taru Relic Samurai on FFXI DuckHUNT of Fenrir, Grips for Samurai [1]

Then in sky when we did some Kirin …

Sohjai's Taru Relic Samurai on FFXI DuckHUNT of Fenrir, Grips for Samurai
Sohjai's Taru Relic Samurai on FFXI DuckHUNT of Fenrir, Grips for Samurai

Not sure what has changed in the mechanics of the weapon skill yet but it was very good, I LIKE!

Changes to 2 handed Weapons

Now when you use a 2 handed weapon, 1 STR gives 1 attack, 1 DEX gives 1 accuracy !!! In the past 2 handed weapons and single hand were 2 STR gives 1 attack, 2 DEX gives 1 accuracy, so we got a our STR/2 boost in attack and DEX/2 boost in accuracy. Rajas Ring for us is 5 Attack, 5 Accuracy @[email protected] Haubergeon +1 gives 18 Attack / 18 Accuracy …

Knowing this I went out to buy a Chivalrous Chain instead of Peacock charm for more attack since we don’t need so much accuracy. I used to get an average of about 86-87% Accuracy with my TP setup in that Merit Party without bard; I went with 5 less accuracy and I’m parsing 95%+ without bard! This really opens up our equip list to new things like Byrnie +1!

Grips

Katana, Staff and Axe Grip are bought from ISP for 20,000 points; I got my Axe grip from AH for 97k which is not bad considering the amount of points involved.

Pole, Sword and Claymore Strap are from Operation Dessert Swarm or Double Dragonian KS30s !

Platinum, Mythril, Raptor and a few more are crafted.

I obtained a Platinum Grip +1 from Sibe and have an Axe grip, I will probably be looking forward to getting the Pole Strap.

Sohjai's Taru Relic Samurai on FFXI DuckHUNT of Fenrir, Platinum Grips for Samurai, Sibe
Sohjai's Taru Relic Samurai on FFXI DuckHUNT of Fenrir, Axe Grips for Samurai

These Grips will not make you or break you, they are just a little enhancement to our jobs, I’m liking them, but I hope the pole strap is not too hard to get. =/

Conclusion !

Just like the title says.. Too good to be true! I’m sure SE will come back and fix this and gimp it! Right now its just too broken, SAM is too strong ATM. @[email protected]