Oh god not this again. CoP rings

No. I’m not currently intending to get a Rajas ring. No matter how awesome it is. Yes, I’m upgrading Gambanteinn to 85. Yes, I intend to make decent TP and WS sets to get the most out of it. However I am a WHM. So my main role as far as I am concerned is not to prance around smacking the crap out of things in most group situations. Sure there are some situations where it would be a) useful and b) possible. I am not however going to give up my primary function of healing/support which I feel is done better using cure/enf/enhancing appropriate gear.

I have WHM, RDM, SCH, SMN, BRD, BLM as well as COR and PLD. I levelled everything except PLD before the level cap was raised. I am a career mage but most especially I am a career WHM.

The best curing ring in the game right now is still the Tamas. Therefore… the Tamas Ring will stay welded to my finger.

Is Rajas amazing for melee? Hell yes. Is melee important to me? No. So why am I upgrading a Gambanteinn (15/50, 18/50)? Because I can. OK, ok it’s not that simple but essentially I can do most of the work solo or dualboxing. No one else in my shell is currently working on anything along this path and the only guy who was even thinking about it is not playing right now.  So Bukhis wings would go free lot or drop to the ground and I enjoy the occasional WHM challenge.

Sure I will do my best to acquire gear which improves and supplements my melee but I am in no way, shape or form prepared to drop 30 MP, -3 ENM and 5 MND on one slot which barely ever leaves my finger for a Rajas which I’ll use for WHM melee and that occasional time when my COR gets let out of the closet.

So when I ask for advice about meleeing on WHM whilst I expect people to say ‘ Rajas would be good’.  I do expect them to accept that in this extremely limited set of situations where I will really get to play with WHM/NIN and Gambanteinn I should not drop my primary function as healer nor a piece of gear which support it extremely well.

No I will not currently drop my f**king Tamas Ring for a Rajas. Got it?

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5 Comments on “Oh god not this again. CoP rings”

  1. May 5, 2011 at 12:44 #

    Have you tried whm/dnc (in place of whm/nin)? It seems like a really cool combo. Only really fooled around with it in campaign though 😦


  2. May 5, 2011 at 13:09 #

    This is eerily reminiscent of all those RDM melee squabbles.

    I’m just gonna put this out there: 30 mp is absolutely no reason to cling to an item, but enmity suppression and MND in the same slot is pretty tops for healing.


    • eldelphia
      May 5, 2011 at 14:11 #

      Oh I agree totally. The MP isn’t the win for that ring. Its the added bonus. The ring’s combo is the wing. MP you can find, -ENM you can’t easily (I have troopers) and MND you can find. Point is you can’t find them ALL at ONCE. Except on Tamas. And hey look, that’s what I wear.


  3. May 7, 2011 at 02:34 #

    Problem I see is this, come the new version update next week, doesn’t WHM get a new job trait that decreases enmity for cures/healing spells? I’d honestly re-evaluate the gear after the update and see if anything new can do a better job overall.


  4. Someguy
    May 16, 2011 at 10:36 #

    I suggest you get a Rajas ring


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