Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a discussion in the DNC forums about EN-effects and sambas? The discussion was about the Ogre Jambiya augments with en-effects. If I am recalling correctly the daze effect from the samba is still ON the mob, thereby giving the other front-line members of the party the samba effect, and you being the only one that doesn't see it.
True, but a portion of the point whm/dnc is for the self-refresh from Aspir Samba. While other party members are gaining the effect of the samba, you aren't.
But as I think about it more, when you use Auspice, the whole pt gets the acc boost and en-light/holy or w/e it is. So would it then overwrite the ability to draw from the samba although the mob still has the daze effect for the whole party?
The whole party gets Subtle Blow
. Auspice only grants the enlight and accuracy buff to a WHM in Afflatus: Misery.
From personal experience, WHM/DNC works - sort of. Pre-75. If you're earning the TP and have a decent enough Refresh (either through buffs or through accuracy and aspir), then yes, /DNC can supplement your healing with TP, whil saving your MP for Hastes and Cure Vs.
Mystic Boon changes the numbers, however.
Assuming Hume WHM75/DNC37, nekkid but for a Darksteel Maul:
VIT62 MND68 CHA69* Healing Skill 276 assume self-target - difference will emerge on pld, drk, sam, war
Cure III: 46mp, 194hp, 4.2h/m
Curing Waltz II: 35tp, 162hp, 4.62h/m
Curing Waltz, straight on, is barely more efficient per point, and holds true as long as your Mystic Boon return is less than 1mp per tp - i.e. if your average Boon over parse is less than 100 dmg. The break point, if I've got the math anywhere near correct, is if your Boons are reliably doing 110 damage or more. In that case, saving the TP for MP (to heal HP) appears to be more efficient.
*numbers taken from Furen's Cure Calc
and FFXI Stat Calculator
- I'm a Linguistics person. Math isn't always my strongest suit, so correct at will.
**EDIT: Drakonite caught a complete math fail on my part. Edited, Aug 30th 2009 1:15pm by kasandaro