I don't know why you are getting so angry. But since Im bored I will bite.
Sang Blade is used so you don't have to spend money on heals, even if you are not taking enough damage for its value to be fully used, it is still nearly 1500 damage, every 30 or seconds, with over 700 of that healing you. This frees up nearly all your MP for use with Nukes, which will produce more damage in the end. (regular melee hits + nukes > high crit based melee hits). There is no other sword WS that comes close to the durability of Sang, and it even pushes Evis for top spot.
Even without a staff melee for TP + nuke for damage, WS to stay alive + damage. There is no reason to use anything other thank Sang Blade. Futher more considering how sh*tty RDM evasion skill is, in a melee role /NIN is almot entirely useless, with how high the DA rates of nms are you are going to be burning shadows incredibly fast.
Its not that its hybridy its that it is practical function Sang Blade plays best with our solo style, which is longevity. If you run out of MP you lose. Being able to have a refresh atma that benefits or melee (sang blade) and casting (nukes other spells via refresh) is huge. RR GH just don't stack up.
2. Actually it will be fairly close to 10%, and even then it is still a hell of a lot higher than anything 9STR and 18ATK could ever hope of boosting that high. Off the top of my head I can't think of too much a RDM will be wearing with DA on it. You might have Atheling, or Brutal earring. But really you are going to be hard pressed to make a considerable impact on it, you might see 20 if you try for it, but then you eat into your haste gear. Using Atmas other than RR,GH,SS (or apoc) is silly to when considering an offhand because at this point you are married to Evis (or CDC both of which crit).
Pretty sure that's Almace.
and I am pretty sure I said this:
Because Sang Blade is our best WS pre CDC
I didn't think Id need to repeat myself. If you are using a sword Sang Blade is the best, and the Joyeuse is the best for it (unless you waste time getting the 2-4) if you aren't using a sword the it doesn't matter. In order to get CDC you need alamace. (or the sissy version).
And im done arguing with you, because you don't know what you are arguing about (as usual). I should have stopped with you advocating the STR sword as good for RDM, but i didn't. So I am now. Edited, Aug 10th 2011 11:27am by rdmcandie