If you don't want to spend the gil to make another Fire sword, there are options such as the Sanus Ensis as far as non-Magians go, or the DEX sword as an alternative. Outside of Almace and Tizona though, Fire swords are the best way to go for Blue Mage.
kimjongil76, you'll have to pardon my skepticism, but given the gear you've shown that you have on your Blue Mage, I doubt the numbers you're giving. In Legion, even with that sort of combo, you're going to have a hard time pulling off numbers anywhere close to that, and given how Blue Mage works, you'd be hard pressed to come even close to useful numbers, with full DD buffs. Legion is best suited for two-handed DD jobs, and Blue Mage, even /Thf, is going to fall so short that it's not going to matter. Not to mention, if your other DD are doing things right, there's no way you should be able to get off a skillchain on your own. If any Legion group is bringing you as Blue Mage, then I would assume that either they don't know just how inefficient Blu is over two-handed DD jobs, or they have so many people there that they can compensate for you on Blu, because Blu is one of the worst melee jobs for Legion by far.
As for 2-4 hit swords, those are among the worst swords for Blue Mage, because the delay on them is substantial in comparison to other swords Blu should be using, and you're losing out on a lot of damage to your spells and weaponskill damage by using those over Shikargar or Almace. Almace is a vastly superior sword for weaponskill damage than a 2-4 hit sword in the mainhand, and unless your DEX, Crit Rate, Crit Dmg, etc gear is subpar, your Chant du Cygne damage should be well above Requiescat.
There's a reason that the best Blu TP sets have Almace or Tizona in the mainhand and a +Str Shikargar in the off, because all other options are second rate at best.
I'm curious about the gear you use on your Blue Mage, so if you would, please post what gear you use for TP and WS purposes kimjongil76.
Lady Jinte wrote:
Vlorsutes' Negotiation Skill rises 0.2 points
Vlorsutes' Observant Parent Skill rises 0.3 points
Vlorsutes' Argument Diffusing Skill rises 0.1 points