Boots first impressions
They are good but the boots are not great in endgame context
You notice the damage increase, in my case is ~22-24% there are better setups than mine so results may vary
The boots are slightly better than I anticipated mostly because they are the slotted version so it allows people that can afford it to slot them with blut hase or odorico card (and in the future with greater papila card)
You lose many stats and substats, the most common combo for Genetic I would say is Temporal Ring + Temporal Dex EA RM, most people have +9-12 temporal dex boots so that alone is 9-12 DEX points and 40 INT points from the combo, Temporal Dex boots also provide -0.5 FCT and 13% ranged damage so with the boots not granting instant CC cast you are set back a huge amount of points towards the 530 stat threshold you can ofc use food and buffs to get those stat points back but we are looking at the items without buffs
Are the boots worth it? Well I had to spend all the zeny I had left for them and refine them to +9 but I would say yes the boots are worth it but mostly because they have a slot but the boots arent a priority item, specially if you already have tring + tdex combo
I didnt run the full math on the boots, i just compared damage with my tring and tdex setup but i would risk saying that half the damage increase im seeing is not from the extra CC damage but from the atk from the fire expansion bonus
Edited by Leonchascon, 02 April 2021 - 11:46 AM.