I'm glad you found it useful! For your manticore, ideally I would look for one with similar or higher DPS just with dex. Of course budget may be a limiting factor, but that is what I would definitely do if I couldn't get a 1200+ 2 soc dex roll. I don't think you would be able to get better value for your gold with your current gear. Your nats ring is great; I woudn't change that until you're ready for a pretty big step in terms of cost. I would probably change out your unity for a rare ring that has CC, CD, dex, vit and AR (average damage on there would be nice, but might add too much cost). That should be affordable and will almost definitely give you a DPS boost and will definitely boost your eHP. Your ammy is pretty nice for DPS, but you may want to balance it with some vit. Optimally, you want higher CC, CD, perhaps less dex (to keep things affordable), some vit and average damage. If you can get AR on there too, you're golden, but that is outside of my budget! Another thing you could do is get a bunch more dex and/or vit on your pants. You could probably get good dex if you ignore vit, or you could get a healthy amount of both if you keep the dex roll under 100. I'd say that a different DML would be good, but yours has me torn. You have AWESOME dex and vit rolls on it, but your AS is low and the skill bonus isn't ideal. I would try to get a little more AS and either HA or bola as the skill bonus, for reasons I have discussed in my guide. That might not be the best thing to do for you though, as getting rolls like those with HA/bola and better AS might just be way too expensive. Keep it for now, but keep it in the back of your mind as you progress. You'll eventually end up changing it and will probably end up losing a chunk of vit, so plan your other gear accordingly. All of the things I discuss are more idealistic suggestions that aren't always possible at once or under a budget. Keep that in mind, as sometimes you can find different solutions that are much less expensive that concentrate on different areas. For example, you could milk your pants for all the dex you can and then concentrate on vit with another slot leaving you with similar (lower) stats that could be a fraction of the cost.
Yeah, I think that would be a good call. If you want to keep your rings and just switch out your chest for nats, boots for nats and belt for inna's, you might actually end up with higher DPS (your rings might give you better DPS than a cheap nats ring would even once you include the set bonus). The most important part of nats is the 2 piece bonus, so definitely get that. Simulate the rings to see what is best.
If you're toying around with the idea of a manticore, go buy a cheap one and give it a test drive. As far as attack speed goes, they are all basically the same, so you'll get a good idea about the speed. I don't recommend WF generally though since they cause huge problems for spike traps. Consider getting a rare bow or a calamity at some point.
No worries! Your AS is nearly 2.7/second, which is awesome. I wouldn't worry so much about that, but rather try increasing your CD and CC. Your resists aren't bad at all! I've only got 50 more than you, so I also wouldn't worry about that. Your eHP is over 400k right now, which is awesome. I would probably suggest working on DPS as much as you can at this point. To deal with both the CD and DPS parts of my suggestion, a better calamity would do you a lot of good. I know they are expensive, but a soc calamity would help a ton. Your gear all looks pretty good right now. The only thing I would potentially suggest upgrading is your mempo. You can get a bunch more dex out of it and should consider getting a good vit roll on there too. That will help your eHP more than any AR upgrades could affordably get you.
Thanks. I don't suggest +disc simply because getting that roll requires the sacrifice of a bunch of other stats. I also feel that it isn't really necessary if you use the right skills and hit some of the targets I've laid out. With enough CC and night stalker (and good disc management), 30 disc is enough. I'm running a strafe build now with only 30 and I rarely find myself disc starved. That is a very disc intensive playstyle (I'm constantly vaulting) and it works well. That's just how I like to do it. If you prefer to have more disc, there's nothing wrong with that! I used to do that back in the day. I went from my 4 piece nats to a 3 piece set with extra disc. I eventually realized that I didn't need that disc and would rather have the extra dex/vit, so I dropped it. Haven't looked back.
Edited by Genesis#1518 on 1/12/2013 1:56 PM PST