5 Staves 1-10(ish) I largely used staves.
10 Freesword's Baghnakhs Cheap. They came from gate guard.
15 Republic Knuckles First MNK purchase I made that I really loved.
32 Impact Knuckles My trusty Republic Knuckles served me well, even
. though I did try many others in between (Cougar
. Bacghnakhs, Sonic Knuckles, etc) but nothing
. could match the damage and reliability of my
. Republics... Until I got my Impacts.
38 Mythril Knuckles +1 Sadly, I later on sold this because eventually
. got my Vampiric Claws... Which arguably are a
. better H2H weapon at this level.
48 Patas +1 After my 40 "ouch", I just wasn't willing to buy
. pricey H2H weapons considering so many would be
. used for such a short period of time.
52 Tactician Magician's Hooks +1 Again, not terribly pricey, but the middle range
. ones (TMH+1) really gave the biggest bang for
. the buck anyway. Personally, I wouldn't see any
. reason to get the +2s... ever.
67 Vishnu's Cesti Not the most expensive when I got them (200k),
. but without a doubt the most impressive.
71 Knuckles of Trials I (like so many MNKs) wound up using my Trials
. weapon in parties. They really aren't that bad
. of a weapon, and I would only use them for a bit
. and then switch back to my Vishnu's.
72 Wagh Baghnakhs The H2H weapon I use for MNK to this day. Best
. thing next to all the rare KSNM and HNM drops,
. and they are so cheap!
H2H Weapons I still own:
Republic Knuckles, Claws +1 (for 30-capped events), Vampiric Claws (got rid of Impacts and Mythrils for these), Patas +1, TMH+1, Vishnu's, Wagh Baghnakhs.
13 Shinobi-gatana Nothing really fancy here. Just cheap stuff to get
. me through till the parties. I may have had some +1's
. here and there, I don't recall.
15 R: Mokuto +1 Now here are your first really awesome NIN weapon. I
. L: Mokuto +1 had two. That silence effect makes tanking mage jobs
. (that can AoE? away your shadows) much easier.
19 R: Suzume Got the Suzume from a BCNM drop. Otherwise would
. L: Mokuto +1 have kept both Mokuto's for a while.
24 R: Hibari +1 Splurged on these, wasn't that impressed with them.
. L: Hibari +1
28 R: Fukuro Quested these, and I loved them. Sold off one Hibari
. L: Hibari +1 but kept the other in off-hand until 30. Then sold
. that one off.
30 R: Nikkariaoe Camped the NM, got the drop on my second claim. Moved
. L: Fukuro Fukuro to second hand. Sold off remaining Hibari.
40 R: Zushio/Anju? NIN AF weapons here. I used one in my main hand
. L: Nikkariaoe (depending on whether I needed more STR or DEX) and
. moved Nikkariaoe to off-hand. Kept Fukuro for 30-cap
48 R: Sai Dual Sai's here for Parry. Kept Nikkariaoe for 30-cap
. L: Sai activities. Did not get +1 because it was too damned
55 R: Hototogisu Yay! Got the Rare/EX NM drop, and swapped out one Sai
. L: Sai for it. Kept Sai's for 50-capped events.
61 R: Kabutowari +1 If I had the money, I'd get Sairen. But since I don't,
. L: Hototogisu I wont. Moved Hototogisu to off-hand.
66 R: Kororito +1 This was just a stop-gap to get me through to my Fudos.
. L: Kabutowari +1
70 R: Fudo Ahhh... the Fudos. When I got them, they were rather
. L: Fudo expensive. They have come down in price lately, but they
. are still very hard to beat. There's some better Katanas
. after these, but everything better is very hard to
. obtain. Ultimately, nothing is really that much better to
. warrant ditching these, so I used Fudos to 75.