Did you mean NIN's elementals? I may get 6/6. Currently 5/5 in tool expertise and just never got the Sans. If I ever needed to nuke I just spammed the Ni's. I plan on getting the 2 INT/MAB katanas as well, mainly just because I love NIN, not because I think they'd be needed in any form. Its nice to have a good INT/Relic set when its needed, but its rarely needed. The only time I can think I've nuked since hitting level 55 before level sync, was in Limbus on the magic only gigas. I can see it being useful perhaps for kiting damage in abyssea though.
Its nice to nuke yes, but I think NIN physical DD is fine, people just need to get out there and work on upgrading your gear. NIN isn't like SAM and can just focus on WSC mods, gearing up easily with basic AH gear.
Empyrean gear increasing Crit, capping our haste, and adding dual wield are all helping our damage possibilities out. Recent abyssea party the only DD that did higher WS numbers than me was a RNG [low Jin 784, high Jin 1867, my avg over 2 hours was 1.1k. -- He did a couple 1.9k's] This was also using no Atma. If you add in all the amazing Atmas that have crit%, dex, dbl atk, str, and the fact that's its pretty easy to cap ACC even on NIN makes for formidable DD. Compare this with another 85NIN the other day, when I was on 81WAR, in full Aurore, using Senji/Fudo, and no food, a melee acc% of 67% who was averaging 380~ on his Jins with a high of 760, who proclaimed "Wow 700 jin! That's awesome!" while everyone else in the party went "Yea nice!" Then I pull out a 1600 RR [even using a gimp weapon like Perdu.] I really wanted to facepalm.
I've got about 465 ACC on WS, and 438 during TP [with AF body.] Depending on the mobs I'm facing in abyssea, I don't need pizza, and meat is completely viable; even more so with a few gear tweaks. NIN at 90 w/ agressor will be even more accurate. Don't forget about Innin for any EXP as well, even if you are the first voker. ACC is no longer an issue for almost any job in Abyssea, and especially in older content.
Tobi+1 [I'm working on Kannagi, but it may take me 6 months to get the final upgrade Items] and Blade: Hi are even more of a reason to continue to play your favorite job. Yes the weapon is a little work, yes it may take a couple months, but if you love NIN its worth it. The empyrean is one of the longer ones [Briareus takes a lot of key items ><] but oh well. I like NIN so NIN is what I play.
Edited, Oct 13th 2010 7:23am by Palides