Lonban wrote:Jade skills are really only available realistically if you open up your wallet. If that's why you're choosing knuckles, I'd re-evaluate your reasoning.
For most casual players, your secondary inner choices are really only going to be Red Blade/Ice Heart/Toad/Sunset. If you're on the ball with pawn ticket farming you can score some Chaotic frags too.
With that in mind, most casual Tangmen will go Red Blade because it ups your dagger set damage. Therefore, your intuitive combo is Dagger-Blade. Yanyang is an easy farm, with some perseverence Cruel Blade mimics a lot of Tangmen dagger functions (3 second stun being the main one).
The added bonus of the YY/Red Blade addition is that if you slot Wudang Poise, Tang 2nd, and Tang 1st into your mentals, you get both Tangmen Mental and Explosive Thunder, the latter of which helps maintain the former.
Eventually if you can afford it there's Chaotic/Magnanimity with your secondary set of choice.
Yanyang blade is a falchion skill, untill internal is red blade, I think a blade skill is quiet better (and they are not bad at all)