Without maxing out the stat you're hoping to improve?
I'm still learning even though I've gotten ARM to 46 (almost 47) as of last night, I affixed some materia and noticed that if you are using an HQ piece of gear you can easily get ZERO stat bonus from the materia....
Now it's inconsistent because sometimes it will take materia, and sometimes it won't... and I haven't found a guide that addresses this particular issue.
How do you know what stat to go for when looking at materia?
I have gone for the stat that does not appear on the gear, for instance if the gear has STR, DEX, ACC, and CRIT I will put +Parry... but then it could still not work, which is why I'm confused.
Is there some trick I'm unaware of to find out the best materia to put in? I'd rather learn this now before I get into the really expensive materia.
Edited, Oct 11th 2013 8:49am by Hairspray