Recently I have gotten bored with nuking Abyssea NM's on my RDM and figured I would give BLU a shot but I have never done any nuking on BLU. I have always been a physical casting BLU.
What spells do you set for nuking and what stats do you raise for those spells. Also, do you just spam Diss/Ball/Gurg to kill what ever you are fighting or is there more to it than that? I have access to AF, relic, Mahatma, Teal and various other pieces I also use on RDM.
Any help is always appreciated on these forums. Thanks in advance.
Please note, I haven't really done a lot of nuking since 75, and although I did some nuking in the last patch (I.E. at 80) some of my memory may be rusty. That being said, from what I've seen this last patch (80>85) does not seem to favor nuking BLU, but instead physical BLU, but last patch did have some nice spells for a magic focused Blue Mage. Acrid Stream
Modifiers: INT & MAB, Conal, decent damage and -10% magic defense, not self-overwriting Blazing Bound
Modifiers: INT & MDB, Long distance, good damage Magic Hammer
Modifiers: MND, Can be set with Memento Mori or Eyes on Me to create MAB trait, MP drain and damage Mind Blast
Modifiers: MND, Can be set with utility spells like Soporific and Filamented Hold for Clear Mind, Lightning Dmg + Paralyze Amplification
Raises MAB and MDB by 10, less MAB than Memento Mori, but longer duration and MDB for Blazing Bound Regurgitation
Modifiers: INT, MND, MAB, okay water damage and bind, useful for soloing or for when you need to bind the target Firespit
Modifiers: INT, MND, good fire damage, can be paired with chaotic eye or zephyr mantle for conserve MP Eyes on Me
Modifiers: CHR, good darkness damage if you don't mind carrying CHR gear.
Those are the main spells I'd use for magic damage, there are a variety of other spells you can set depending on the situation, and for utility. Such as sleeping spells, slowing spells etc, that will be up to what you are hoping to accomplish, or your group make-up. Of course you'll want Battery Charge and probably Auto-Refresh set. You can also go the Breath route, but because you want very different stats for Breaths vs. Magic stat based nukes, and will probably be eating different food, I wouldn't usually mix the two together.