Yesterday I went to nyzul with NIN... The WHM told me that NIN is useless, that I should come as another job (WAR75/DRG75/BRD75/PLD75).
It ****** me off. What the **** is NIN good at then?
I love taking my NIN to events like Limbus and Nyzul. I destroy most of the DDs that I come up against. People don't realize that NIN can pump-out a s
hit-ton of damage when you factor in DW, Haste, spells and songs.
NIN is great for *climbing* Nyzul Isle, but kind of sucks for boss floors (lol2hr).
With a BRD I can hit 1K Jins on most bosses if we kill all the ramparts. Hydra always does that Physical Buff right before I WS -.-
I kind of get tired of the stigma of NIN not being able to compete in damage. People tend to forget that NIN has an unreal attack speed and we can sub WAR without losing any defensive abilities. Match that with 4/4 Crit Merits and a Senju and the DoT is just silly.
I usually have my BRD friend with me when I do everything, so maybe I am jaded, but I rarely find people who can slaughter my damage against Merit/Nyzul/Limbus mobs.
Anyway, to the OP: If you want to go ranged attacks on your NIN, maybe think about playing with guns? Shurikens are too expensive and the DoT won't ever match a good DW/Haste build that we know of (milch did the math one time and showed DW to be far ahead, if I remember correctly). If we are talking HNMs, I find it hard to beleive a shell would find a spot for you unless we can find testing to show your damage would be worth the spot. Some NMs you can melee, for the rest just sub /DRK and tank.