I like NIN, but just like majority of nin, in exp. parties, my NIN is invited pretty much for the first voke. That's how I got to lvl 80.
In getting to 85, I was lucky to be in an alliance with a PLD. So, I went Innin all the time and pretend to be half a thief.
The damage numbers surprised me - exp on coeurls in Attohwa - starting from lvl 84, I see Jin jumped from regular 500 to regular upper 900 to 1k. Highest was 1.5k. It's doing ... great. I used the same buff when I lvl'ed sam and war and drk, the average WS numbers from Jin seem somewhat better on my Nin, although the highest damage is not the best.I got hate a lot and constantly need mage to silena paralyna me.
My NIN uses the same old craps (Senji and Perdu, trial weapons still in stage 1, and WS gears are the same as before lvl cap lift). Either SE bumped Jin accuracy or Innin is really powerful with critical hits. Or both.
Funny a Nyzul shout refused my lvl 85 NIN (I was just bored, not really care about the gears), saying it's not a DD. It made me laugh for they shouted for close to another hour with 5/6.
PS: from tanking's perspective, NIN can grab hate easier with Innin than using Yonin if only SE remove this "behind" restriction.
Edited, Oct 20th 2010 2:18pm by icebabyisme
Edited, Oct 20th 2010 2:19pm by icebabyisme