I leveled PUP solo pretty much. I rotated frames to cap skills - and was able to keep my puppet skills capped until around level 40. I gradually fell behind in my skills from 40 on (I would level before I reached the cap; I even stopped using exp rings to level slower). Then around level 55 I started doing pages in Bostaunieux Oubliette and before I knew it I was level 80 (with melee, ranged and magic skill about 100 skill points behind cap).
I've been focusing on trials for hand-to-hand weapons in part as a strategy to raise my skills - and that's progressing reasonably.
I'm interested in feedback on which end-result H2H weapons are worth having. I figured the Pet +10 Magic Attack Bonus would be fun to have, and just finished that. I'm wondering if the Pet +10 Accuracy/RA or pet -PDT or pet -MDT would be worth the trouble and inventory space.
Lastly, I'm very inexperienced in Abyssea and know nothing applicable to PUP.
- do atmas that give STR, Attack type buffs to the master also benefit the puppet?
- are there specific atmas that benefit a puppet/pet?
- the one time I pulled out my mage frame it wouldn't cast offensive spells. I think I remember that you need to put in a specific attachment when you fight a mob that the puppet thinks will resist the spell? What was I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance for your response.