Just chiming in to say thanks on the Melee advice. I *finally* got Rev Mail today (eat it, Shen!). So right now my melee-focused gear (and skilling up) as WHM/NIN is as such:
for clubs: Purgatory Mace, Darksteel Maul
for staff: Eight-sided pole +1
head: Optical Hat
body: Reverend Mail
waist: Potent Belt
earring: Suppanomimi (when dual-wielding clubs)
barring P. Charm (which I'll never spend the gil to get), anyone have any more suggestions on good melee WHM gear? I *am* working on getting better clubs (Morgenstern's, Prudence Rod, the "sea" cudgels ... and if I ever go insane, Mjollnir ... in like 3 years). Are there any better staves? Is it worth switching out hand gear with big MND (blessed) or STR (AF+1), with some other gear I'm unaware of?
Give me your feedback. I look forward to many a KRT merit party.