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#1 Jul 02 2012 at 9:08 PM Rating: Good
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I'm just getting back into the game after a very long break (got out in the later stages of Aht Urghan), and I'm probably going to be leveling BLU as my first job to 99. I was wondering about subjobs for it along the way; I assume ninja is still the go-to sub for 99% of content, but I see that DW can be achieved through spells now, so is /nin still the best, or are there better options out there now?
#2 Jul 03 2012 at 7:46 AM Rating: Excellent
Depending on what you're doing, there are plenty of better subs now, and personally speaking, I very rarely use /Ninja nowadays at level 99. If I'm doing a lot of nuking (like in Abyssea or Voidwatch), I'll go /Rdm for the Fast Cast and the Magic Attack Bonus, so I don't have to worry about wasting set points to set those effects. If I'm doing a lot of meleeing, I'll set the Dual Wield trait through spells and often times go /Warrior, using Occultation in place of Utsusemi.

It's a good idea to have a number of subjobs leveled and available for Blu because of the varying roles they can cover. We don't have a single, particular niche we cover, but a variety of possible roles we can cover, so having the subjobs to take advantage of that is the best route to go.
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#3 Jul 03 2012 at 9:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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Now that blu gets dual wield 3 and triple attack, /war offers quite a bit of damage. I usually use /rdm for general dicking around in abyssea and old content. Obviously, /dnc for dynamis.
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#4 Jul 04 2012 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
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The advice above is good. /rdm is great for nuking /dnc for dynamics. I perfer sch for solo or abby though.

It is nice to cure your status is paralised or poisened. It is nice for Reraise. On the dark side its nice for dain, aspir and sleep. In general sch saves me setting spells for points. Having two aspir spells and a sleep, dispil and status cure onhand all the time makes the job very worthwhile.

Having weather like firestorm and windstorm are nice for some of our nukes.

But as others said its all your playstyle

#5 Jul 04 2012 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow, that's definitely not the answer I was expecting. What would you recommend leveling first just so I can get through leveling relatively painlessly? Should I still level ninja so that I can dual wield before I can get the trait on my own? Also, is it still highly recommended to try and get every spell on the way and just solo if I have to , or should I still do book burns and things of the nature?
#6 Jul 05 2012 at 11:06 AM Rating: Excellent
Early on, Ninja is still going to be a decent subjob because you get that Dual Wield early on, and the others only really come in to play when you can set the same level of Dual Wield on your own that you'd get from Ninja normally (up to Dual Wield II). Given how it is nowadays, as far as how people level, I'd recommend maybe focusing on the really important spells at first, then in your off-time, working to learn the other, "lesser" spells that you might have passed up. If you can keep fairly up to date on your damage dealing ones, your heals, and your worthwhile buffs (like Refueling, etc), you can just go back and learn the others later.
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#7 Jul 05 2012 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
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Keep in mind, your ability to learn spells is based on your blue magic skill and not your level. If you're 99 and have 100 blue magic skill, you still won't be able to learn, say, heavy strike. So, It's a little harder to just cherry pick the spells you want and immediately jump back into leveling up.
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#8 Jul 19 2012 at 7:24 PM Rating: Default
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Blue was my first Job to 99 after having a 75 Pld years ago.

For the previously mentioned reasons, i use the following subjobs: War, Whm, Rdm, Nin, Sam, and Bst.Also Dnc.
Keep in mind to charm effectively as sub bst, your bst main must be the same level as your blu main. That makes learning spells easier.

If this seems overwhelming, be aware leveling is about 100x faster with field manuals.

And yes, blu is a fine job for your first to 99. I personally got the main spells while leveling, then would go 20 levels without learning spells and spell hunt en mass.
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#9 Jul 20 2012 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
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It also depends on how you plan to level, if your going to solo/duo/group level then /DNC or /NIN is the way to go. /DNC more so if your soloing.
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