I know I am way behind the crowd on this stuff, but I am finally able to craft my own mount gear aaaand was a little saddened that even the Acrylia was not as good as hua jubilee gear. That being said, there are pieces that aren't available in hj gear that can be crafted. Now that I have many gear slots cleared, it is time to saddle up. Which has me wondering what will be the best combos. First off, crafting gear. 1) Specifically, which is better, Hackamore of Skill, or the Hackamore of Progress (or the Saddle of Artisan versus Saddle of Durability)? I hate math, so please help me understand the difference of these two so I can decide which is best for my characters. 2) Is the crit bonus from say Barding of Striking just for combat? Or does that also factor into crafting? And combat. 3) I am not a raider, so what's the most effective combo.