Is Gaia set necessary?

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  1. Zanatar

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    It was mentioned in several places , to get Gaia set to use with Honed Quake, to make short work of Heroic Dailies.

    I don't have a single piece of the Gaia set. Yesterday I tried all day farming for the vest.. is (V) Torna Canal Normal. I assume this is where it drops (off the boss). Did about 10 runs throughout the day and did not get a single drop.

    Today I wanted to farm the orb daily. How much effective does Gaia Vest make quake? And is not really worth it, if it would be just the vest that Id have? Given I don't have the rod form the pulls.

    Thanks, Zanatar.
     
  2. Nekokyonshi

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    Gaia Vest is not a drop, it's an Elite Clear Reward from one on the new VI stages. :(

    The strength of that combo doesn't rest in just 1 piece of EQ. Gaia Vest/Earth Staves usually give a 1.2x multiplier to damage, but due to a Glitch, you get a 2.4x multiplier instead of the expected ~1.44x multiplier. I usually just slap GV on my Quaker; less stat boosts, but a nicer Quake. :)
     
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    so if i just give my gaea vest to my quaker, will it be more effective than giving her a magic-boost equipment ( note: i do not own earth rod yet )
     
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    Depends on how much MAG the boosting armor you use has. Unless it has RS or a very big bonus, the vest should be at least on par if not better.
     
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    for example: my terra has comet and quake ( none are honed, but i might hone comet once or twice today )

    her eq's are: empyrean rod ( atk + 20, mag +65, acc +92 and mind+33)
    royal crown ( atk+3, mag +14, def +34, res +65, eva +102 and mind +14)
    hero's ring ( atk +8 and mag +7)

    her total stats this way are: atk - 102, mag - 206, acc - 114, def - 92, res - 167, eva - 124, mind - 125 and sp - 118

    with gaea vest, her atk goes to 99, mag to 192, def to 102 and res to 179

    so, what do you think? xD
     
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    The MAG difference doesn't mean a lot, so I'd go with Gaia Vest. You also get a DEF/RES upgrade, and a minimal ATK degrade.

    Of course, if you're playing in VI I'd say wear the Royal Crown instead for Record Synergy bonus.
     
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    Or if/when you happen to discard Quake, but that's borderline obvious.
     
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    It's not REALLY necessary but, it WILL help you out a lot, I think if you have the Gaia set + quake its like x300 damage?
     
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    mine is hitting on a average of 3.300 atm with vest on
     
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    Same here. :D
     
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    Mine was 7000 with vest and rod, 4500 with light rod instead
     
  14. Eric Marin

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    Quake alone has a 367% multiplier (about the same as Dragon).
    With one piece of gaia gear on, that jumps to 440% (about the same as Biora).
    With both pieces, it jumps to 880% (about the same as an -aja or Leviathan/Syldra).
     
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    4.5k with light rod, wat? i have a better 4*rod than that and it usually hits for 3.300..
     
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    is earth rod really the only rod that is capable of hitting the 2.4x multiplier with gaea vest or is there any other rod that is capable of doing that?
     
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    To better explain what's going on, I'll bring up Neko's post upthread:

    What's going on is that the multipliers are being added together into one huge multiplier, so instead of what should be a +20% increase in damage per piece of gear, the two pieces combine into a +140% increase in damage. Taking your gear into account, that would be about a 100 MAG difference equivalently.

    Light Rod is also III like Gaia Vest, maybe they meant with synergy? Could also be upgraded.

    Actually now that I look at their post you replied to again, there's not really any context aside from demonstrating just how powerful a difference the combo makes.


    And then after a third time of looking, I remember Light Rod gives Black Mage the +MAG Soul Break, so it could very well be that.

    From what I can see, there's the Gaia Rod (XII) and the Gaia Hammer (V). That's about it for weapons that add light Earth damage.
     
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    Gaia rod, Gaia hammer, golem staff.
     
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    Oh, I didn't see that last one when I thumbed around, weird...

    Golem Staff is III, if it matters.
     
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    So are all the earth bonus weapons rare draws or is there a legitimate way to get them?
     

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