The effect of dura on weapon accuracy is minimal. Something like 1 acc per 3 dura. So you really shouldn't lose much accuracy from just dura. You will lose a lot of accuracy from not having the balance stat.
I would take precious over chivalrous for a weapon, but that is just my taste. Our defense is abundant and I feel the movement speed will help you more in wars. Precious will definitly not be a bad choice, because movement speed and hit and run tactics are the bread and butter of ranged fighters. If you can't get balanced I would take either precious or hardened. Comes down to whether you want more movement speed or more AP. You can probably get great AP easily, but I guarantee you that getting great movement speed will be a challenge.
I prefer the six stick not only for the attack speed but for the additional range as well. I do feel at higher levels of bonus attack speed (the % value in your character window) that you will better notice the higher attack speed of the six stick. But at low percentages of bonus attack speed, it won't be a huge difference. That +2 is probably 14 more attack speed (if we still saw the old system of measuring it, which is hidden from us now). It is nothing significant without a healthy bonus.
One more thing, the 10 AP difference will become larger at higher levels of refine. But in my opinion it still isn't going to be large enough to be a significant difference by itself.
Edited by BrownBear, 15 September 2010 - 05:10 AM.