I updated my excell file that calculates the value of items you can add to your toon per gold invested.
It is all calculated with the variables as is for my toon. A barb with R9 armor and G16 weapon. Standing. Self buffed. The values for a seeker or BM should be fairly similar although their different buffs will have some effect. HPs are more valuable for them while pdef is less significant on the BM and def levels will be less significant on the seeker.
In general however, the value of an emperor tome or an S-card for a barb will not be so greatly different from that for a caster. So i think you can use the outcomes of this sheet even as a rough guideline for totally different toons. People who are good with numbers and understand the PWI formulas very well can change all the values and formulas to their own for a more precise outcome.
What its all about is the outcome in collumn AG. This collumn shows the %your toon improves (total of offense and defence) per gold invested.
The gold value of the items (column AE) is all sale values, archosaur coin/gold values and assumed that you get your armor items to +9 by tisha/tienkang. You may want to enter your own values for all the items here depending on your server and how you get your items.
The fields B1 and B2 are used to enter your personal valuation of pdef vs mdef. The muliplication of these 2 fields should be 1.
In the fields of G1 and G2 you enter your personal valuation of attack strength vs defensive strength.
Most notable conclusions are that
1) JOSD is truely totally out of proportion. But that is the most likely thing to be different for other classes as barbs benefit exceptionally from vit.
2) Moons embrace might be a legit option for HA classes and likewise star destiny might be a legit option for AA classes. This depends on your valuation of pdef vs mdef.
3) until catalysts are 50% off, Scards are not a worthy investment unless you have every other option except JOSD depleted. Even when they are 50% off, they will only be mediocre investments. These calculations didnt even take in the FSP coins required, so if you add that cost, it will be worse. Also, this is their effect when you obtain only 1 S card, the more of them you get, the more chance you get one for a slot that already has an S card and thus their price will increase drastically.The file is here
Everything i write is from PvE perspective unless mentioned otherwise.