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#1 Nov 21 2012 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I just recently hit 91 and was looking for some ideas on 90+ gear such as a good Nuking set as well as a Fast Cast set. Also what suggestions for what to add Merit points too. My Whm is at 43 and Rdm at 40

Edited, Nov 21st 2012 10:33pm by Whitesquallmage

Edited, Nov 22nd 2012 4:07am by Whitesquallmage
#2 Nov 28 2012 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
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The first thing I would do is get RDM to 49. It's a good all-purpose sub which gives you access to Convert and Refresh, and also your best defensive spells in Phalanx + Stoneskin. Plus, if you haven't already, make sure to level your Enhancing skill when you have time to max Stoneskin's absorption.

Merit-wise, 8/8 Elemental Skill is a must to reduce resists. If you aren't planning on taking any other mage jobs past 75, you can also merit Enfeebling and Dark skills. Personally, I merited 5/5 Ice Potency and Thunder Potency since those were the spells I used the most for pure damage. I also merited 3/5 in Freeze II and Burst II, and 1/5 in the other AM2s for the same reason. Finally, depending on your race, either merit HP or MP or some combination thereof. I'm Taru, so I put 15/15 in HP just for added survivability (and other jobs) since MP is never really an issue. Galka or Elvaan would be the exact opposite.

For gear, it mainly depends on what you're looking to spend. Luckily, a full set of Goetia +2 isn't terribly difficult to obtain, and for the most part is the best gear for the respective slot for damage purposes. However, Chelona Hat +1 and Sorcerer's Tonban +2 will beat Goetia for pure damage. Icesoul Rings are a staple unless you have Galdr/Strendu, and Moldavite and Hecate's Earrings are R/E and relatively easy to obtain if you don't have them already. Your other accessories will either be expensive on the AH or low-rate drops from Abyssea NMs and may be tougher to acquire.

A good staring point for Fast Cast is the Teal Set. 5/5 gives you 10% FC, according to wiki, and it's super easy to get assuming you've been xping in Ayssea at all.

My gear (which is almost optimal, I think), for the sake of example, is -

Pre-cast set (for ice spells):
Vourukasha I
Wizzan Grip
Memoria Sachet
*Goetia Petasos +2
*Stoicheion Medal
Hecate's Earring
*Loquacious Earring
Goetia Coat +2
Goetia Gloves +2
Icesoul Ring
*Prolix Ring
*Swith Cape +1
Othila Sash
Goetia Chausses +2
*Chelona Boots +1

then macro into this before the spell goes off:
Voroukasha I
Wizzan Grip
Memoria Sachet
*Chelona Hat +1
*Saevus Pendant
Hecate's Earring
*Novio Earring
Goetia Coat +2
Goetia Gloves +2
*Icesoul Ring x2 (should be Galdr/Strendu)
*Romanus Cape
Othila Sash
Goetia Chausses +2 (should be Sorcerer's +2)
*Goetia Sabots +2

tl;dr: merit Elemental Skill first then whatever else you feel like, and prioritize getting a full set of Goetia +2 and some Trial of the Magian staves and you'll be well on your way.

Edited, Nov 28th 2012 11:04am by TinyAttorney
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#3 Nov 29 2012 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for the info, it was helpful and now have an idea on the direction
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