Decided to put down this info, to help people who are making choices on what to get for their Storm.
For mine, I originally was planning on getting the warsoul. Had 2500 tokens saved up, just needed the coins. But when I reached 80, I looked at the numbers, and it made no dang sense to get it.
The shroud morai weapon was already nice, but the recast allows you to get 70 slayer levels, which should be a boost of about 63% damage. So even with gimpy gear that has no ATK levels of any kind, Jones alone means the weapon has an effective 81.9 ATK levels on it. And the recast warsoul, which isn't around and costs even more, would max at 65 ATK.
Keep in mind, this without adding any other sources of ATK lvl in. The more sources you have, the more the morai weapon outpaces the warsoul. And while it is PvE only, it will build in power PvE while you get your boundary level and armor up with more ATK lvls from set bonuses, culminating in R9rr where morai will still be the best choice, even unrefined.
Simply because we have meridians, nuema, and cards we will be getting at the same time. The more we get there, the more the Slayer advantage will beat out the higher base damage and refinement of warsoul, G16; even R9rr weapon. For PvE anyways.
And the idea for G16/warsoul to be able to PvE earlier, doesn't work as well nowadays as it did with lower gear reqs. Because of spirit, and the boundary levels, even a warsoul won't make up the difference to damage another player, let alone survive their hits, when the spirit difference is so great. So while it is a nice myth that it will make a difference, that is more or less assuming equal levels of spirit; that's not even getting into the differences in sharding and refinement.
The nice thing about going this route, is its very cheap; almost free, really. I went from TT60->TT70-> free morai weapon at 95. Didn't have trouble killing things or questing, Jones blessing basically renders that moot anyways. So there's no difficulty in going this way; plus let's you sell the TT70 to get back your money, or make it. If molds are out later on, and don't require time sinks, going that way works as well.
Nice thing is this also frees up the money/time sink from going G16 or warsoul, and allows you to invest it into either refining the morai weapon (making the damage of the morai weapon equal to or higher, with better stats, for the same over-all coin cost), or simply using it to work on getting reputation and start getting your PvP weapon and PvP/PvE armor earlier than you would otherwise.
Now while I did enjoy selling the tokens I was going to waste on warsoul, making warsouls to sell to another storm who wanted it for 50% higher price than normal, I figured I might as well write this down so people don't waste time getting something that isn't going to be what they want anyways. Warsoul will not be better than Morai mid to late game, likely even earlier; and it won't be better than R9rr. Add in the hard resell value for a warsoul/G16 weapon that only works for one class only, as opposed to magic instrument or axe having multiple users, and it seems to be best only for status.
So I'd recommend getting in a character calculator and plug in the values you think are reasonable for early mid-game. Plug in what you think you want, then replace it with a Morai weapon and look at over-all damage output. And yes, people will mention PvP; but you're only going to be beating other new players with such low spirit at that point anyways. The money saved can instead go to getting you R9 faster, and actually having real competitive gear by the time your boundary level and cards have brought your spirit up enough to matter.
Just something to consider while you're building up. Also keep track that all the time spent in instances for weapon mats, is time not spent leveling to get reawakened for FSP runs.