I've been looking at upgrading my melee setup on COR and low and behold, these are my results. Before I go into my assessments, I just wanted to say it's kinda pathetic how much gil we would pay for minimal "upgrades".
I'll start with the head slot. COR AF+1 head has: +4STR/AGI, RACC +9, and QD effect(dmg). Skadi head has +4 DEX/AGI, ATK/RATK +6, 3% haste. For shooting or WSing, COR +1 trumps Skadi badly. I'd rather use my Denali for melee TP myself anyway.
Next I'm going to skip to hands. COR +1: +5DEX/MND, 3evasion, and +5 parry. /crap
Skadi hands: +5 STR/AGI and ATK/RATK +10. Skadi obviously wins vs the AF +1, but Crimson/Blood hands give +10/11 RACC and +10/11 RATK. Even those gloves from the Pirate ship give +7 to each.
Next we move on to legs. COR legs +1: 25HP, enmity -4, AGI +5, INT +5. Skadi has +4 ACC/RACC, +5 ATK/RATK, Store TP +7 and 2% haste. Well COR AF seems to be good for a QD build if you'd rather use that. Skadi seems to be a very good TP build for both melee/ranged. For the upgrade price, this is definitely the most worth it Salvage piece IMO.
Next I'll move on to the feet. COR feet +1: STR/AGI +5, ACC/RACC +4.
Skadi: +3STR/VIT, ACC/RACC +5, movement speed increased. I don't know about you, but the only reason I'd ever get these Skadi feet would be for the movement speed. I have W legs so it doesn't matter for me.
Finally I took a look at COR +1 body and Skadi. Well here's the comparison.
COR AF +1: +5DEX/AGI, RACC +10, RATK +5
Skadi: +8DEX/AGI/CHR, 10ACC, RACC +10, RATK +5
So let's see, you pay millions upon millions of gil for +3 AGI. I'm not impressed by Skadi cuirie and you shouldn't be either.
Edited, Jun 13th 2009 12:59pm by ShadowedgeFFXI