I usually go swallow on a new game now. Since I never use either in new game+ I don't feel it really makes any difference so I just choose the one that kills faster and with a 30% chance to crit it's a rather significant upgrade over the aeon blade.
the safe helm !! simply do the rainbow subquest and you'll get a major best weapon in the game. and that safe helm will still be useful afterward.
unless youre an item collector, which i doubt since you dont wanna go to a game+, just take the helm. --- YEAH! Les Canadiens ont battu un records de points depuis longtemps !! Go HABS Go !!! samholy.deviantart.com
Safe for reasons stated above, however, I don't use either once I have a third haste helm. --- `·.,¸¸,.·´¯`·.·´¯`·.·«• Chirpy13 •»·.·´¯`·.·´¯`·.,¸¸,.·´ RSN: Chirpy13 ~ CB: 136 ~ ST: 2038 ~ EXP: 160M ~ 99/99 Prayer ~ 8/24 99s
Since I play continues New Game+ runs I go Swallow on first run, then Safe Helm on second run. --- Male...female....... What's the difference? Power is beautiful, and I've got the power! Flea(Chrono Trigger) Dofus=???Tofu???
I've chosen both options before. I like the Swallow. The Swallow has a really high attack power (+50 over anything you might have, if you get it at the earliest moment) and a higher critical hit rate (35%). You'll use that sword until you get the Rainbow, and even then, the Swallow has a nice +3 Speed that the Rainbow doesn't have.
Others argue that Safe Helm doesn't become potentially obsolete like the Swallow does, and they're right. Safe Helm helps Marles/Luccas bad defense. Thing is, I never needed Safe Helm because there are items that give Protect and Shell, and Swallow owned while I still used it.