Thing is, most people are not dedicated enough to get these pentamelded accessories, given the current price of materia and that the last 2 melds are 10% and 4%… We’re not made of FFXIV gil you know.
Im not particularly experienced with that BiS Solver, as seen by my error with that Det Set =P
So, care to make a “BiS” set WITHOUT any melded gear, for those of us with empty pockets. =)
The point remains, the difference between a set with the best possible combination of stats that money can buy, and one without the pentamelded accessories, is really only 1%.
Hell, even trying to max out Det, to reduce the reliance on Crit RNG makes the set’s theoretical value only about 2% less than an ideal… but with less RNG.
You posted the formula somewhere sometimes ago lol. Also I think your ff14gilhub set is fairly close to BiS if not BiS if you don’t want to meld anything. In the end though, I’d much rather not lose any health on the left side for progression reasons, but the belt is just too good and too cheap to not craft. The extra 4 piety from the food can also mean the difference between Thunder II and Thunder I for some races which is another ~0.03% DPS increase I think.