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You can pull helmsplitter after FS, skipping roundhouse slash Roar -> FS -> helmspliter
That is probably true but that has a requirement in being at red already.
I just want to be clear though that I'm not saying they are great skill and that personally I DONT use them. I'm just saying they are more useful than people give them credit for. I also agree with dante's previous point about it being better on other weapons which is undoubtedly true.
Also more importantly using earplugs 5 is a must have requirement for kirin battles and without it makes the fight nearly impossible..... but we all know that already.
I agree with basically everything you've said on this and plugs are really useful... roaring is like the one thing every monster has in common and being able to ignore roars opens opportunities for more damage and prevents hits from roar/combos... so yes, they're absolutely useful but they're also a very expensive skill... requiring 5 levels and level 3 jewels. Experience is really the only thing that reduces the usefulness... to the point they're just not worth the cost.
At some point you'll learn to know... hey I can just fs through the roar, add X and Y skills to replace plugs in my build, and now im putting out more dps and all I have to do is drop a skill im confident i don't need anymore.