Monday, July 20, 2009

...And the Winner Is?!

I previously (last month, when I had more hope for this update) speculated on the Campaign Body pieces.

So, with them now .DAT mined on BG, let's compare expected versus actual for fun!

Expected:
Cobra Unit Harness
[Body] All Races
DEF: 40 Accuracy +7
Store TP +5
Enmity -4
Counter +5
Set: Enhances "Counter" effect
MNK / THF / RNG / BLU / COR / PUP / DNC
Actual:
Cobra Harness
DEF:42 Accuracy+11
"Store TP"+6
Enmity-8
Set: Enhances "Counter"effect
MNK / THF / RNG / BLU / COR / PUP / DNC
That's actually really fucking nice! Other than no Counter+5 it's nicer than expected! I'll be heading to past Windy after current Windy to pick one up.

Or trying to get my Campaign Rank up to the next post-Wings rank and then find out I need to switch to Windy to get it and reobtain my highest medal afterwards so it'll take two weeks.

/sigh

Probably the latter. Anyway, moving along.

Expected:
Iron Ram Breastplate
[Body] All Races
DEF: 47 HP +35 Enmity +5
Magic Def. Bonus +5
Set: Increases all elemental resistances
WAR / PLD / DRK
Actual:
Iron Ram Hauberk
DEF:50 HP+32 Enmity+6
"Magic Def. Bonus"+5
Set: Increases all elemental resistances
WAR / PLD / DRK
OK, this one is pretty close to expected. The Enmity+5 is a nice kick in the crotch to people who got cool new ACP bodies for their PLDs. Not saying they deserve it, but still pretty nice whack to the jeuvos (sp?).

Expected:
Fourth Cuirass
[Body] All Races
DEF: 40 STR +5 Evasion +7
"Subtle Blow" +5
Set: Increases Attack
Lv. 68 WAR / PLD / DRK / BST / SAM / NIN / DRG
Actual:
Fourth Brunne
DEF:45 STR+8 Evasion+9
"Subtle Blow"+7
Set: Increases Attack
Lv. 68 WAR / PLD / DRK / BST / SAM / NIN / DRG
Apparently, my expectations were lower than they should have been, because this is better than expected as well.

Not particularly useful, but better than expected. I could see it being decent for soloing on those jobs when you don't need Accuracy+~10. STR+8 would be nice for Blade: Kamu. Subtle Blow +7/Evasion +9 is of course nice for soloing as well.

And from my previously neglected Cobra Mage set, Expected:
Cobra Unit Houppelande
[Body] All Races
DEF: 34 HP +30 MP +30
Magic Atk. Bonus +4
Conserve MP +3
Set: Increases Magic Accuracy
WHM / BLM / RDM / BRD / SMN / BLU / PUP / SCH
Actual:
Cobra Robe
DEF:39 HP+32 MP+32
"Magic Atk. Bonus"+4
"Conserve MP"+3
Set: Increases Magic Accuracy
I think SE reads this blog! ;-P

That's marginally better than expected (HP/MP+2, DEF+5). But still crap at level 75.

Red Mages might use it as a Convert piece?

Maybe BLUs can use it for one of their magical or breath spells?

WHM, BLM, BRD, SMN, PUP, and SCH have no use for it. Then again, only the feet were useful for nuking at 75 if you didn't have Yigit already, so it's not surprising.

Overall, I'd say that the body pieces turned out better than expected.

I'll probably pick up the Cobra Harness & Fourth Brunne. I'll sell off my Scorpion Harness too probably. Or maybe destroy it with a random Augment. Dunno yet.

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