Rdm (Battle Mage)

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Rdm (Battle Mage)
 Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget
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By Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget 2014-12-09 00:20:34  
What about the leg slot for CDC, I feel kind of iffy about Augury cuisses +1 since they don't have any DEX on them, but I can't really find anything as good assuming I didn't miss something.
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By Asura.Highwynn 2014-12-09 00:42:45  
I used vitivation since they have dex but i think augery migjt still win due to higher str and att and DA.
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By Leviathan.Protey 2014-12-09 11:22:12  
i wouldn't use vanir battery for CDC. Use Yetshila (+1 if you can get). For requiescat I'd use Hasty Pinion +1 or Quartz Tathlum +1.

I might be wrong about this, but I would think that the Highwing Helm's 12 STR, 20 attack, and 3% DA improvement would be greater than the 14 MND improvement from Vitivation Chapeau +1 for requiescat.
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By Quetzalcoatl.Kenrusai 2014-12-09 12:28:09  
Leviathan.Protey said: »
i wouldn't use vanir battery for CDC. Use Yetshila (+1 if you can get). For requiescat I'd use Hasty Pinion +1 or Quartz Tathlum +1.

I might be wrong about this, but I would think that the Highwing Helm's 12 STR, 20 attack, and 3% DA improvement would be greater than the 14 MND improvement from Vitivation Chapeau +1 for requiescat.

uncapped attack yes/capped attack no
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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-01-20 18:05:40  
so I'm thinking of re-working my TP build and wanted to ask you guys what you think is the better build:

Option 1: base.

Option 2:
Pros-
+2% DA, +4% TA, +2% QA, +2 accuracy

Cons-
-34 attack, -1 STR, requires 1 more hit for x-hit


Usually my gear choices are very slim and so it is very obvious what I should use and so have never gotten into using w/e spreadsheet people talk about.

Thanks for your help!
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By Odin.Jassik 2015-01-20 18:13:05  
would need to know the rest of your gear and the target more than likely.
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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-01-20 18:38:52  
Here are the options:

Option 1:
ItemSet 332570

and

Option 2:
ItemSet 332571


If it does matter what I am fighting for which set, what are some examples of when it would matter?

Assume highest unity ranking too please.
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By Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget 2015-01-20 19:05:05  
Leviathan.Protey said: »
Here are the options:

Option 1:
ItemSet 332570

and

Option 2:
ItemSet 332571


If it does matter what I am fighting for which set, what are some examples of when it would matter?

Assume highest unity ranking too please.

portus collar

EDIT: As a side note, that TP set is a fashion-disaster.... Scorpion Harness.... Highwing Helm.... a subligar.... with boots.... @.@

We have similar tastes though, aside from the mythic, that's pretty much what I use in Savage, except change out neck for Portus Collar and rings for PDT rings. And I main an Aureole just for a secondary option for pulling in case I don't want to magic aggro.
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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-01-20 19:09:38  
i have portus collar, but then i'd require one more hit on x-hit.

Edit, because of your edit: I don't care about fashion. function > all.
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By Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget 2015-01-20 19:14:28  
Leviathan.Protey said: »
Edit, because of your edit: I don't care about fashion. function > all.

Oh, I agree. Just stating a fact... <.<;
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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-01-20 19:30:07  
Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget said: »
Leviathan.Protey said: »
Edit, because of your edit: I don't care about fashion. function > all.

Oh, I agree. Just stating a fact... <.<;

well then, yes, you are right. it does look awful.
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By Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget 2015-01-20 19:37:21  
Leviathan.Protey said: »
Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget said: »
Leviathan.Protey said: »
Edit, because of your edit: I don't care about fashion. function > all.

Oh, I agree. Just stating a fact... <.<;

well then, yes, you are right. it does look awful.

On a taru... no less. ><;
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By Leviathan.Celebrindal 2015-01-21 11:47:08  
Leviathan, we've more Murgleis than jooo......

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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-01-21 16:52:32  
I saw the video of the SCH getting TP from casting Impact and so I thought I would give it a try on RDM. As RDM/WAR it took me 4.6 seconds to cast (this was without the 3% FC from Ionis, so could go slightly faster with) and only got 523 TP. It is only possible to improve the TP gain a small amount by getting 3 more STP on an ear slot (upgrading from brutal earring to neritic earring). Other than that I would have to change my SJ to DRK/BLM/SCH which I am not about to do. In my opinion not worth it.
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By Sylph.Ticu 2015-01-28 14:56:34  
So would this be the most ideal TP set for a non-mythic owner?

ItemSet 332856
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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-02-04 21:35:56  
Sylph.Ticu said: »
So would this be the most ideal TP set for a non-mythic owner?

ItemSet 332856

if accuracy isn't too much of an issue, I'd think the OAT augmented dagger would be a better offhand.
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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-02-04 21:36:56  
Anyone know which is better for Requiescat:

Moonshade + Brutal

or

Moonshade + Tati Earring +1
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By Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget 2015-02-04 21:43:35  
Leviathan.Protey said: »
Anyone know which is better for Requiescat:

Moonshade + Brutal

or

Moonshade + Tati Earring +1

I think it depends on the content, if you're attack-capped, go with Brutal, otherwise probably Tati +1.
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By Asura.Highwynn 2015-02-04 21:44:27  
Would Uson be better? Higher base damage and better cdc?
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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-02-04 21:48:13  
Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget said: »
Leviathan.Protey said: »
Anyone know which is better for Requiescat:

Moonshade + Brutal

or

Moonshade + Tati Earring +1

I think it depends on the content, if you're attack-capped, go with Brutal, otherwise probably Tati +1.

any other WSs out there (doesn't have to be just for RDM) you can think of for using Tati +1?
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By Siren.Kyte 2015-02-04 21:59:12  
Realmrazer and Blade: Shun both come to mind.
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By Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget 2015-02-04 22:39:22  
Leviathan.Protey said: »
Quetzalcoatl.Wakmidget said: »
Leviathan.Protey said: »
Anyone know which is better for Requiescat:

Moonshade + Brutal

or

Moonshade + Tati Earring +1

I think it depends on the content, if you're attack-capped, go with Brutal, otherwise probably Tati +1.

any other WSs out there (doesn't have to be just for RDM) you can think of for using Tati +1?

Not sure, I don't have mythic, so most of the time I'm either using CDC or Requiescat. I usually just use a Jupiter's Pearl for CDC though.
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By Siren.Kyte 2015-02-04 23:30:45  
You should be using Moonshade/Brutal for CDC.
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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-02-05 06:12:22  
how could i forget asuran fists too (though i rarely use that)
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By Boshi 2015-02-05 13:14:16  
Could use burmete gloves with DEX8 haste2 aug
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By palladin9479 2015-02-23 04:49:35  
Well RDM is on the new Taeon gear so melee options just opened up greatly.
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By Sylph.Kuwoobie 2015-03-28 18:41:35  
I notice there is no mention of Savage Blade in this thread-- while on other job forums people are saying it has become the Rudra's Storm of sorts for sword users.

So, battle mages. What is your opinion of Savage Blade for Red Mage?
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By Odin.Jassik 2015-03-28 18:57:55  
Sylph.Kuwoobie said: »
I notice there is no mention of Savage Blade in this thread-- while on other job forums people are saying it has become the Rudra's Storm of sorts for sword users.

So, battle mages. What is your opinion of Savage Blade for Red Mage?

Above 1750 with moonshade it's amazing, but at 1000 CDC is great, especially thanks to taeon gear.
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By Leviathan.Protey 2015-04-02 16:14:34  
for savage blade should i be using Fotia Belt or Metalslinger Belt?
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By Odin.Jassik 2015-04-02 16:16:39  
Leviathan.Protey said: »
for savage blade should i be using Fotia Belt or Metalslinger Belt?

I'm using fotia belt/gorget, but I haven't looked at the sheets to see what's better.