I'm thinking if DRKs can use it and it's 69 or higher level requirement it might be handy for my Maat fight. (And cheap-ish, since I can make them myself. Maybe Cehra and I can even share one, if WHMs can use them.)
Charge items bringing:
Stoneskin (head armor thing)
...phalanx would be a nice addition to that collection.
I think/worry that at least the first Maat run will be very much a test run -- not that I'll skimp on meds or not really try, but I'm very unsure about armor. I'm going to wait until 69 so I can use my Hauberk +1 instead of Haubergeon (that'll give me -10 eva instead of -20, plus more acc, att, str, and dex just on that one item). I think (hope) that that will be okay enough. If not, I might switch it totally out for something a lot more defensive.
I'm intending to eat a taco.
I need to find some new rings to buy/borrow. I'll have a ton of acc on my thick pieces (plus the Hauberk), so I'd like some sort of vit or def rings instead of a total of -20 def from 2 sniper's. (I think I'll be in different rings for XPing by this point, but even then I think I'd rather def/vit over str/att.)
I'm going to do the "leveling mid-battle" trick, which should be easier to arrange with random parties than with a static. ("Uh, sorry guys, I know we've only been XPing an hour, but can we stop? I'm 499 to level...") I just have worries that S-E is going to close that loophole. If so, I hope word gets out about the change before I try the fight.
I can't believe how close the fight is getting. It suddenly seems so much more real... I've been looking forward to this fight (and plotting and planning) since I was in my teens as a DRK. It's sort of scary that it's almost time. :}