you sure about it doesnt work ? becouse (flame/imir/shio/felankor rings) boosts your dmg ?You dont even have to stat dex, I had a dagger in xig that I could carry with a shield, it was +4/10 MP absorp. Though, you would only get mana back while using aoe (burst, nova, inferno).
About non staffed mages, 2 tooths dont work nor does a HB work. You will only deal the dmg of the amount of MP points you statted.
CS/SS is always nice to pk with, great support for the party, but damn hard to get (CS +0)[/b]
so why 2 tooths would not work ?