It's this time of the month again? Well first of all there are at least 10 threads similar to this in just the first 2 or 3 pages.
Second of all pup is DD in abyssea and out.
Sharpshot is our powerhouse once more, but VE isn't out of the equation in some circumstances.
In typical Pt situations there will rarely be a need for back line support pup.
As for changes to pup, there have been so many it's hard to know where to start.
1. B+ H2H skill
2. Eva bonus IV
3. MA IV
4. Stout servant (pet -dt)
5. Deus ex Automata (1/3 HP and MP automaton every minute)
6. Tactical switch (swaps pet and master tp)
7. New melee and ranged weapon skill for automaton (which are amazing)
And I'm tired but I'm sure there's more, just look through other threads that are titled similarly to yours :).
Career 99 PUP/WAR, and welcome my shiny new 99 DRK complete with empy smasher.