Manus Catalyst is better than TCC at +40 Str/32 Int. If you begin to increase Int TCC becomes more powerful and Manus' feels like a waste in stats. I know this because at 27 Str/32 Int, Manus and TCC's Dark Orb does same damage. However increasing Str does minimal boost to dark sorcery damage, so you're really spending stats for your Str weapon, boost for dark sorcery is secondary.
Edit: On that build I chose TCC because of lower weight but will equip Manus' as I get to SL 120.
Last edited by WyrmHero on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:55 pm; edited 1 time in total