Monday, April 14, 2008

They always come back.

Two returns today. The first one was expected. Omoi has returned to a complete set of Ares's body upgrade pieces and a few other odds and ends. She is going to look totally bad ass once she is strutting around with huge spikes on her shoulders. The other return was quite unexpected. Bgalvin is returning to the game. Of course people always say things about their friends, they are the best this or the most that, but Bg really was one of the best tanks on the server. He left, but like many people that have left before, the pull to come back was strong and as of last night he was doing the huge initial download. I am not positive if it really means he is coming back, and I am sure it won't be full time, but I think he is ready to have some fun again. :)

I was running late this morning so I didn't even get to upload the huge number of pictures that I have from this weekend. I think I am just going to do a boring DRG gear update for today instead of the weekend recap and then save that for tomorrow when I have the pictures. I am pretty excited about having both Omoi and Bg back on the same day and I am talking to Omoi a lot right now so I am a little distracted. Well, onto DRG to make Omoi even more happy.

DRG TP build:

Main: Mezraq
Sub: Pole Strap
Ammo: Tiphia Sting
Head: Walahra Turban
Neck: Peacock Charm
Left Ear: Assault Earring
Right Ear: Brutal Earring
Body: Assault Jerkin
Hands: Dusk Gloves
Left Ring: Ulthalam's Ring
Right Ring: Rajas Ring
Back: Amemet Mantle +1
Waist: Swift Belt
Legs: Homam Cosciales
Feet: Homam Gambieras

This is definitely not a 6 hit set up, but for DRG thats not as bad as for other jobs for a couple of reasons. It is pretty hard to get a 6 hit set up with a DRG, and as an exception to my comments last week about Askar body, it is useful for getting to a true 6 hit build. But is a true 6 hit build really that important for a DRG? I don't think it is. You have Jumps and with the very cheap Barone Cosciales you can make up for some of the TP that is lost on the swings without the Store TP. Also, since you are going to be using Penta Thrust 99% of the time, you are going to get up to 4 extra TP from the WS. Stack this with any double attacks that you may get on the WS and Meditate and you are looking at a situation where more often than not you are going to be wasting extra TP if have an Askar Korazin. I did say last week that the Askar Korazin was good, but it is not the best. Obviously, it is far superior to my Assault Jerkin, and I think it is a little better than Homam Corazza, but it is definitely not better than Ares's Cuirass. The set up I have listed above only has a total of 21 Store TP with /SAM, and I have other options to add in if I think I am not hitting 100+ in six hit often enough.

Here are some things that people don't know about DRG. They are the best TP building job in the game, period. Better than SAM. And yes, I will defend that statement completely, especially when one of my best jobs is SAM. SAM has the ability to do more damage, but when it comes to going from WS to WS, DRG will get to their WS more often than anyone else. They also have the best natural accuracy in the game, maybe even better than RNG. They get +22 accuracy naturally, they get 3/4 DEX for accuracy, and they get access to a lot more accuracy gear than in the past. lolDRG is dead, anyone that doesn't get that doesn't understand how much DRG has changed in the last year.

Anyway, onto DRG WS gear which is a little easier than TP.

Main: Merzaq
Sub: Pole Strap
Ammo: Olibanum Sachet
Head: Wyvern Helm
Neck: Chivalrous Chain
Left Ear: Assault Earring
Right Ear: Brutal Earring
Body: Hecatomb Harness
Hands: Hecatomb Mittens
Left Ring: Flame Ring
Right Ring: Rajas Ring
Back: Amemet Mantle +1
Waist: Warwolf Belt
Legs: Pahluwan Seraweels
Feet: Hecatomb Leggings

That is pretty simple and straight forward. Once I get my Bushinomimi I will probably use that instead of the Assault Earring. The Chivalrous Chain is questionable here, and there are other options like WS gorgets and my Peacock Charm, but I think there is enough accuracy here to support the extra STR.

Well, there is DRG. I will have to macro in gear swaps for Jumps to get the +2 TP but that is definitely worth it especially considering I do not have a true 6 hit build.

Tomorrow will be better, more pictures, Salvage results, a couple of Omegas and the return of Omoi and Bg. :)


Iz said...

Yeah totally boreing.. yawn drg pfft

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Omoikitte said...

So is this your existing setup you are looking at, or are you thinking about ways to optimise it as well? I am a little confused.

Ringthree said...

It is the set-up I think I can reasonably get.

Anonymous said...

sometimes I wonder if it's the thrill of making a WS setup or the results of said setup in the WS we get our kicks from lol


ps: I get some nice ideas out of it tho :P

Anonymous said...

You don't have any Ares gear listed as part of your gear setups. Is there a reason for that? You mentioned Ares's Cuirass, but Ares's Flanchard are easily the best WS piece for their slot. I'm actually TPing in them until I manage to get Homam Cosciales.

Also, where's the solo build?!

-Skirkle, Carbuncle

Ringthree said...

I don't have any Ares's gear listed because I have priority set on Usukane, and there are at least three people that deserve and I want to see with Ares's gear before I get a single piece. I mention Ares's because sometimes I get to play on Omoi's DRG and she will have Ares's body shortly. The best I can hope for right now is probably Askar body but it would only be through a pick up if I have an extra tag lying around which is a rare situation indeed.

As for solo build, I believe I have soloed one time total on my Dragoon ever, and my very first job was Dragoon. I don't do anything solo really. I do almost everything with Omoi and Izman at the very least. Literally, I don't know the last time that I did something smallish where they haven't been there. Solo was good when DRG couldn't get a party invite (I made my own parties so that was never a problem) but now that they are a top notch DD, solo is dead to me.

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