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By Fenrir.Jinxs 2022-09-05 02:57:43
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Does anyone have a magic burst set for burst affinity?

I threw this together but I don't know enough about WSC modifiers to know if just 5/5 Hashishin would be better overall.

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Assuming for Tenebral still use pixie and archon ring.
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By Ruaumoko 2022-09-05 06:11:34
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Seeing an Empy +2 proc go off is pretty funny.
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By Asura.Schroe 2022-09-05 17:25:20
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Ruaumoko said: »


Seeing an Empy +2 proc go off is pretty funny.
I can't wait for the +3. Already seeing amusing numbers on everything.
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By Asura.Wormfeeder 2022-09-06 12:24:28
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Ruaumoko said: »


Seeing an Empy +2 proc go off is pretty funny.

How many pieces of empy +2 did you have equipped.
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By Nariont 2022-09-06 13:00:51
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Fenrir.Jinxs said: »
Does anyone have a magic burst set for burst affinity?

I threw this together but I don't know enough about WSC modifiers to know if just 5/5 Hashishin would be better overall.

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Assuming for Tenebral still use pixie and archon ring.

Unless warder's is MBBII which i don't think is the case, you're capped with just the boots/legs/bunzi/warder's
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By Asura.Chendar 2022-09-06 15:57:23
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Swap legs to amalric+1 for huge MAB gains (like +85mab in this case I think?) perhaps?

Hashi.Basmak+2 - 10
Warders - 10
Bunzi Rod - 10
Static Earring - 5
Nyame Helm - 5

Still capped MBB as far as I can tell?
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By Asura.Mcdoogle 2022-09-06 16:46:48
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Why are people forgetting about the MBB from Maxentius?
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By Nariont 2022-09-06 17:24:47
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Good point, losing 1 mbb but should be able to reliably swap helm or earring donno if you wanna make scaling mbb based on steps in sc
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By Fenrir.Jinxs 2022-09-06 19:58:39
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Would also like to build for an engaged set with swords which I think Warders would be good without bunzi?

Are the legs worth keeping even though they don't have MAB?
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By Nariont 2022-09-06 20:09:33
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More than likely, while the pants have 10 mbb they have 0 mab. On non-int aligned spells the wsc might push it over, not sure.

Also, while i guess it depends on how often you plan to use BA to actually burst but would just eat the TP loss and nuke in the clubs then swap back to swords
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By SimonSes 2022-09-07 01:37:27
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Asura.Wormfeeder said: »
Ruaumoko said: »


Seeing an Empy +2 proc go off is pretty funny.

How many pieces of empy +2 did you have equipped.

Why does it matter? Set bonus is always the same, you only have it 1% more frequent with more pieces.
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By Viciouss 2022-09-18 21:25:39
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Hashi+1 earring with Acc and Magic Acc +11 and DA +3 superior to the standard earring set?
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By Valefor.Prothescar 2022-09-18 21:54:12
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If you need accuracy, sure
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By Asura.Bynebill 2022-09-30 19:11:37
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Anyone mind posting a good enmity set for blu?
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By Bahamut.Jedigamer 2022-09-30 19:25:43
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This is what I use:

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By Asura.Bynebill 2022-09-30 19:46:08
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Thanks
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By SimonSes 2022-10-17 10:39:30
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Ruaumoko said: »


Seeing an Empy +2 proc go off is pretty funny.



Empy proc on top of Burst Affinity. Solo, no buffs or debuffs and not even full mab spell setup. Probably a weather proc tho :)
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By Asura.Mewwgoat 2022-11-24 15:39:22
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SimonSes said: »
Ruaumoko said: »


Seeing an Empy +2 proc go off is pretty funny.



Empy proc on top of Burst Affinity. Solo, no buffs or debuffs and not even full mab spell setup. Probably a weather proc tho :)

so is this with a Magic burst set to spike it up, or just pure int/mab or mix?
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By Nariont 2022-11-24 15:43:26
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https://www.ffxiah.com/forum/topic/30626/the-beast-within-a-guide-to-blue-mage/428/#3635552

likely that set just replace +2 with +3
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By Asura.Otomis 2022-11-24 20:59:00
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Looking for advice: Fighting Weepers on 3rd floor of Mea for roughly 2 hours. No a single one has used Auroral Drape. Is it very rare TP ability, and is another location better? I cannot seem to find the Woeful Weepers anywhere.
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By Asura.Warmoose 2022-11-24 21:08:03
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https://www.zentoo.net/ffxi/blu/AuroralDrape.html

Using level 1 weapons? And just low level tp feeding? Sometimes theyre just lame like that.
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By Nariont 2022-11-24 21:44:56
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Its just bad luck, promy mobs have a decent pool of moves, can only keep trying, i always did dia spam below 25%, long as it does 1 dmg itll count and the dot takes ages to kill vs swinging with weapons imo
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By Asura.Otomis 2022-11-25 00:08:25
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Thank you all, Got it about ~3 hours in. One finally used it and learned on first go.

Yes, nekkid with -attack gear on, using lv 1 daggers, only using Ulmia for marches to cap haste. Even set up like this, they could only do a single TP move before dying.
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By Asura.Sechs 2022-11-25 01:33:50
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Given how Empy+3 is gonna be out of reach for a long time (I have a long list of priorities to complete before I get to BLU) I was pondering on updating my very old BLU mab set which atm in the main slot is composed by:

Head: Jhakri+2
Body: Amalric+1 A
Hands: Amalric+1 A
Legs: Luhlaza+3
Feet: Jhakri+2

I checked Empy+2, given how the DT- would be nice to have in a midcast set, but it's a shame that the DT- is placed on the 3 slots which are the best in my current set (body/hands/legs).
So I'm a bit unconvinced +2 would be an upgrade.
Feet and Head would of course, but they have no DT- on, so I'm not exactly very motivated atm.

Thoughts?
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By Asura.Jokes 2022-11-25 01:58:02
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Leviathan.Stamos said: »
Have 5/5 now, will do a comparison between all three sets with all the major nukes. The three sets will be the empy 5/5 +2, the front page, and 4/5 Amalric +1 with Empy head. Like the previous test, all casts will be under 1 distance for Orpheus's Sash.

Starting with Empy +2:

Subduction: 9,806
Retinal Glare: 12,933
Entomb: 16,130
Spectral Floe: 18,864
Tenebral Crush: 18,834
With Pixie +1 instead: 20,642(Did get a set proc here and was 37,986)
Anvil Lightning: 15,737
Blinding Fulgor: 16,071
Searing Tempest: 15,470
Silent Storm: 15,412
Scouring Spate: 17,975



Front page set. Not swapping in Pixie +1 obviously because that's a whole different set with Cohort involved:

Subduction: 10,154
Retinal Glare: 13,328
Entomb: 16,970
Spectral Floe: 19,519
Tenebral Crush: 19,523
Anvil Lightning: 15,938
Blinding Fulgor: 16,604
Searing Tempest: 16,061
Silent Storm: 16,185
Scouring Spate: 18,408



And finally, 4/5 Amalric +1 with Empy +2 head:

Subduction: 10,882
Retinal Glare: 14,358
Entomb: 15,365
Spectral Floe: 20,955
Tenebral Crush: 20,311
With Pixie +1: 22,477
Anvil Lightning: 16,312
Blinding Fulgor: 16,688
Searing Tempest: 16,230
Silent Storm: 16,418
Scouring Spate: 19,230



I say just go with the 5/5 Empy set. Obviously except on Tenebral Crush. The gap will close even further on a per cast basis when the +3 comes out, and will add even more defensive stats. It's a safe bet. If all you use BLU for is to kill trash mobs for merits, and you already have Amalric +1 would say there isn't a rush to upgrade your BLU set.



Personally, I don't like the front page set. It's like a weird middle ground where you only get 2% on the Empy bonus, not as defensive, and lose damage on a per cast basis compared to using the Amalric set bonus.

@Sechs - Stamos did some testing with the +2 set, and personally a bit of a drop in damage is worth the solid DT increase imo.
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By Asura.Jyubeii 2022-11-25 02:12:13
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no regrets nuking in 5/5 +2, set procs are fun and the defensive benefits outweigh the loss of damage in the situations where i use blu
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