Hello all, I m back to FFXI and i raise my new character in Lakshmi again.
Things changed a lot, no more 6 man party and rarely need to party because solo is very easily now FOV/GOV make level even easier than ever.
I like DRG (and i was working on my poor DRG/DRK @lv59 before i quit) So, I rebuild my DRG again and just pass 2.5 month and my DRG is now woop! lv 83. I mainly /RDM when solo and sometimes /PLD for party (self heal, Multi-purpose Wyvern). When i party with my brother as tank and my sister-in-law as healer, I go /DRK for higher DMG.
I know subjob change a lot and I found that for DRG, different subjobs make DRG play differently.
First of all, I am not saying that /whatever is the best and /whatever sucks. I just like to explore more on how DRG play in different style.
BTW, the following thoughts are what i feel @ lv 80ish and i don't have Myth/Relic/Emp yet.
I use this to solo a lot, specially great against low dmg mob with AOE skill (before lv 75). The reason is, Spirit Link. In very early level, once my pet has enough TP (somewhere around 200) and got hurt, then i can Skewer -> SL, Penta Spam (self chain). After lv 75, i just spend my first Merit on Empathy and I go and get my Spear of Trial and work on the deadly long 300 WS point quest. Self SC does help a lot and I can always SC to others (whenever possible). I finish the Spear of Trial within 1.5 day (it was around 7-8 hours of killing Bloodsucker intensively in BO). Very impressive.
I found that /PLD is not bad in GOV/FOV party because, there isn't always a healer there. /PLD is quite handy because u kill faster than /RDM and Element Breath but u also get some self healing spell and fast self target spell (Protect) to trigger HB. After lv70 (and before lv 82), Auto-Refresh (which stack with FOV/GOV support) and Drachen Armet make /PLD even better. The trade off is, if I want to self SC, I have to open the bettle with first WS (before my wyvern attack) or otherwise, it will spend all TP on it's Element Breath. What i think is, after lv 82, I will use /RDM (or /BLU) instead of /PLD.
I didn't know /BLU much because i m just new returner. But when I work on the 300 WS point quest, I do research on self L2 and Lv 3 SC. Which i found, /BLU with Chain Affair (CA) can do self chain very very easily (i do envy on that ;8^P ). What i understand is:
Impulse Drive > Power Attack > Wheeling Thrust = Light
Skewer > Claw Cyclone > Impulse Drive = Dark
Please correct me if I miss something. I am thinking to get Blue and raise it to lv 49 and see how it works.
One of my dream build (ar... 6 years ago), but Soul Eater is gimp on sub and the dmg I saw in later level shows that: SE does not worth anymore. The Attack Bonus II is still good, but a lot of other sub can do better. The only thing that blink my eyes is Absorb-TP. Does it work on a DRG/DRK? How often it will be resisted? What if I pump Merits to +16 on Dark Magic? Will it help? Does it worth?
I was thinking if it start the battle with a WS1 (so that no Element Breath) -> SL, WS2 -> Absorb-TP, 2 Jumps, WS3 work? Can someone give me a hint?
Ah... That is what I see in my server, when the DRG is not /Mage, that is the only sub i seen. I never play as /SAM and i want to know, How /SAM work and what will be the benifit for /SAM?
Is there anyone still /THF other than Treasure Hunter bonus on farming? 6 years before I left, I heard that SATA is gimp as /THF, how it is now? since no more "standard" 1 Tank 2 Support 3DD (6 ppl Standard) party is no more, does Hate control still worth?
I did play DRG long time ago but when I came back again, I found myself looks like a newbie at all. Still need some time to learn the "new world" and now, there are 2 more questions:
1. Is relic weapon still very hard to get? I heard that to gain the first Gungnir(75) takes over a year even u play every day (and u need party to do it together).
2. Is it possible to Unlocking a Myth (Dragoon) solo? I heard that no one playing Nyzul Isle anymore, Does it mean it will be hard to gain Drakesbane?
Comments are welcome and please no flame to the old return newbie.