Been looking over the dark merits, and sadly I think everyone would agree, that we have some very nice merit options, some not game breaking, but at times we wish we could merit them aswell. ie there are times I wish I could weapon bash more(I abuse the timers on this more often than not) but I know compared to the rest it isnt much of a boost. I wish i could have -40~50 enmity on during SE, but again that doesnt help boost anything other than a *potential* survivability.
My curiosity is, if you could only merit one , between LR recast and effect, which would it be?
Now things to note, the reason why Im asking is because generally ppl pick recast/effect or SE+ something(I read the stickies o.o). I know a lot of the time ppl dont pick SE recast because they cant use it as much, so the timer recast makes no sense since you cant abuse the timer. However some have because at times they are in situations where they can. Personally I find it anytime I have to sub /nin I can abuse SE more often than not.
I would like to get opinions on what people think is the better of the two effect or recast of LR. And then see if SE recasts is for me, if not then I can demerit it and pick the other contestant.
Not only this, but knowing which of the 2 is better, helps me dump the merits Ive been hording, much faster (._.;)
recast and effect are both pretty good but its tough to choose because LR is a bit meh at times. Dont get me wrong its awesome for a ws boost, but outside that, I feel that the duration is really short and if it wasnt for desperate blows, outside of the att boost to a ws you dont get the full potential. *scenerio* you pop it, 2 other DDs ws and basically 2shot the mob, you auto engage, but the mob isnt directly next to you, but a few feet away, you run to it, then swing once or 3 times....LR wears(;_; ). If you were lucky you were only 1 swing away from a ws, if not....ya. Maybe its just my luck. For me I have like a little routine i do to best maximize my 5min time rotation of JAs. Basically I use DE at the start, then from there I use either LR or SE(if timer is up and hate/MP is fine) That way during the 2 mins DE is down, I can buff them up to maintain any potential I might of lost. So there are times I will just pop it to keep the timer within DE and SE(provided that I can use it) and not always have 100tp to make the best. Perhaps I should still try to aim for 90-100tp before i use to get the most?(good chance, majority of the time ill have chaos roll on me if that makes a dif).
Any tips, advice, opinions, and experiences welcomed. Thank you.