Seriously, compared to white sharpness you get an extra 10% raw and 6% elemental. Unless it prevents bouncing I have no idea what the obsession is with purple sharpness.
Sure, its all purpose but thats why you make equipment sets. I see all these lance users who forgo guard and guard up and they think they are amazing yet all I see is them either getting messed up or losing a lot of openings they would have had just so they can get the standard Earplugs + sharpness crap.
Maybe this is a lance specific complaint. My ice lance does 470 ice dmg and benefits by by 20% from a simple ice atk up which is easy to get a huge charm to begin.
I just don't see why everyone thinks getting that few extra %'s from attack skills is so important when you lose out on so many openings and opportunities. Sure you hit for SLIGHTLY more per hit but you also hit far less than if you had say guard + guard boost or evade +2 and evade extend.
Everytime I see recommendations it always starts with Sharpness +1. Just feels like its overrated is guiding people down a silly path. --- GT: ZiiX360 PSN: BoxFighter85 PC: i7 930@4Ghz | EX58 UD5 | GTX 460 SLI | 8GB DDR3 | 500GB Spinpoint | Vertex 2 180 SSD | Cooler Master HAF X | VG236H
If it is still bouncing that means its useless, not useful... Against lucent narga, fencing >>>>>>>>>>>>> sharpness.
Also, its not a lot at all. Assuming you care about elements, the average effect is about a 8% increase in damage. Quite a pathetic amount. If I get one more hit out of ever 4 hits, I would be doing 25% more damage, yet guard and evade gives far more than this. Its quite pathetic compared to offensive power gained through defense. --- GT: ZiiX360 PSN: BoxFighter85 PC: i7 930@4Ghz | EX58 UD5 | GTX 460 SLI | 8GB DDR3 | 500GB Spinpoint | Vertex 2 180 SSD | Cooler Master HAF X | VG236H
Haven't you asked this question before? If there were no monster parts that made everything bounce off, Mind's Eye would be pointless and Sharpness +1 would be superior to it in every way. Besides, Lucent's face isn't even its Cut damage weakspot. --- Negative non****, GEN-CINT! The ASSTWSST is a ROGER-DONKEY!