This may have been brought up before, but I cant find it on the first three pages so...
Pretty much I want to know everyone's opinion. What would you rather have? Sublimation or refresh.
Lets compare the pros and cons of each.
Pro - Refresh is always on. (For the duration of the spell at least.) And with it we gain mp constantly. The normal duration is 2:30. With this we gain 150 mp. Does not need to wear off before reapplying. Potentially can be up forever if the rdm can keep up.
Con - Refresh does absolutely nothing when we are at full mp. It can be dispelled. Does not stack with sublimation. Requires a rdm to be in the party with you.
Pro - Provides us with 200-300 mp every 5-7ish minutes. Can wake us up from sleep spell. Does not require another person, just sch subjob. Will still store mp into a charge even when we are at full mp.
Con - Is a waste if not used for the full amount of the charge. IE: Using a full charge that usually restores 250 mp when you only were down 100 mp. If hit by an aoe, your charge reads as full and you get a gimped return. Requires a wait time between uses. While not really a con cause its negated by stoneskin, it constantly drains your hp for no immediate return. A charging, or full charge can be dispelled causing no mp return. Does not stack with refresh.
Me personally I prefer refresh over sublimation. I mean it just makes more sense. A good rdm can keep refresh on you indefinitely, and do so without running out of mp. Granted there are some times I will use sublimation over refresh, but those times are more for a free poison pot than for the mp return.
Edit: Side note, I do not care about the times you only have a brd or cor. Obviously you would use sublimation at those times. I am ONLY talking about the times when you have a rdm in your party.
Edited, Dec 24th 2009 11:46pm by lightningcount