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#1 Jun 09 2011 at 1:52 PM Rating: Good
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Is it possible to make an uber evasion WHM? Like by subbing /THF or /NIN, because WHMs Blink spell with all of the evasive bonuses that THF gets or does it not work that way? Or /NIN with blink and the shadows, So could there possibly be a full evasive WHM?
#2 Jun 09 2011 at 4:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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It doesn't work that way. THF's evasion rating is A+ which means it caps at 361 @ Lv90. WHM's evasion rating is E, the worst of any job in the game, which means it caps at 255 @ Lv90. WHM has its share of evasion gear, off the top of my head:

Emperor Hairpin
Evasion Torque
Novia Earring
Evasion Earring
Hydra Doublet
Patrician's Cuffs
Boxer's Mantle

However, even this is not going to come close to covering the ground between 255 skill and 361 skill, let alone all the evasion THF can stack on top of their native skill using their own evasion equipment. Blink is also much less reliable than Utsusemi.

Using Utsusemi, you can blink tank as a WHM. That works decently, but you won't be getting missed very much. Pretty much every single swing the enemy takes will eat one of your shadows. That's not to say it can't be done, I've tanked some fairly hard stuff on WHM/NIN, but it's a far cry from what you'd call an 'evasion tank.'

I honestly think you'd be better served by going after a spell interruption -102% build which would ensure complete immunity from interruption. That way all you have to do is keep your MP high enough to cure-bomb yourself. In my experience, this is the best way for a WHM to survive tanking.
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#3 Jun 10 2011 at 1:15 AM Rating: Good
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You're never going to be able to get enough eva skill to make it effective. We do have access to things like the O hat and all the hydra gear but of course if tanking for others the Hydra set is useless because it has huge amounts of -ENM.

Spell interruption down is good however don't forget Aquaveil. With good macros for shadow casting and keeping aquaveil up its much, much easier to tank harder mobs. This is what I discovered when I was soloing tough mobs outside of Abyssea. I did some skilling up on T/VT crabs on Mount Zhayolm this way. Use the tools we have available to us and Aquaveil is much, much more useful than it used to be. So combine Perg's spell interrupt gear with shadows and aquaveil, you should be fine to tank.
#4 Jun 15 2011 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
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Late, but this shows whm eva. ;)
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#5 Jun 15 2011 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
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fail double post D:

Edited, Jun 15th 2011 5:06pm by Binckly
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