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#1 Jun 08 2012 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
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I recently unlocked Stringing Pummel, then I discovered that when my automaton WSed Magic Mortar - my SP created a Gravitation skillchain . . . and I was like OMG! Wow. Now that's damage! So then I think, hmm, magic burst - let's try that. So after about a dozen attempts I think I don't know wtf I'm doing.

I'm not getting any message that I've created a magic burst (don't know if I should be); the damage I'm getting from the blue magic spell is meh. I don't see any cool animation like I see with the Gravitation skillchain. Am I expecting too much of a sub-level magic burst? Am I mis-timing something? My actions are (1) wait for automaton to WS magic mortar; (2) hit Stringing Pummel; (3) hit job ability, burst afinity; (4) trigger blue magic spell (tried Blood Saber, Death Ray, Digest, Blood Drain) - I think my top damage from the blue spell was 80ish.

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#2 Jun 08 2012 at 7:38 AM Rating: Good
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The only thing I can think of is that your Blue Magic Skill is so low against the mob it's being resisted outright. Or, you might want to use Burst Affinity before your WS. Your timing could also be off.

Edited, Jun 8th 2012 9:42am by AeriaAllslove
#3 Jun 08 2012 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
IronSidesOMO wrote:
I recently unlocked Stringing Pummel, then I discovered that when my automaton WSed Magic Mortar - my SP created a Gravitation skillchain . . . and I was like OMG! Wow. Now that's damage! So then I think, hmm, magic burst - let's try that. So after about a dozen attempts I think I don't know wtf I'm doing.

I'm not getting any message that I've created a magic burst (don't know if I should be); the damage I'm getting from the blue magic spell is meh. I don't see any cool animation like I see with the Gravitation skillchain. Am I expecting too much of a sub-level magic burst? Am I mis-timing something? My actions are (1) wait for automaton to WS magic mortar; (2) hit Stringing Pummel; (3) hit job ability, burst afinity; (4) trigger blue magic spell (tried Blood Saber, Death Ray, Digest, Blood Drain) - I think my top damage from the blue spell was 80ish.

AMIDOINGITWRONG?


You never get any animation other than the normal spell animation when you pull off a magic burst. You'll only ever get the message in the chat log. As for trying to MB a BLU spell in the first place....

There is a reason most BLUs don't bother MBing their magical spells. They suck, not the BLUs, the spells; they are very slow casting, generally underpowered compared to the mobs you learned the move from, and ridiculously high in the MP department.

And with all that said, the reason you aren't MBing with that short list of spells you gave is because of their casting time and your timing most likely. Not one of them has a casting time under 4 sec. So after you close a SC, you've been trying to hit BA and then cast the spell. Wrong. What you want to do if you are dead-set on doing it is hit BA right before you WS to make a SC and then start spamming you spell macro as soon as the SC animation begins. That should do the trick.

Now, i'm a firm believer in the "its your account and as long as it don't hurt me, do w/e" approach, but i will say after glancing at your character on FFXIAH, i'd drop trying for extra dmg with /blu and focus on getting /war and /nin capped for use. In the long run, you will do much more dmg with /war for DoT and with /nin for not having to focus on repairing dmg since shadows block so much of it.

Disregard my suggestion of course if your profile there is out of date though..
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#4 Jun 08 2012 at 1:20 PM Rating: Good
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Now, i'm a firm believer in the "its your account and as long as it don't hurt me, do w/e" approach, but i will say after glancing at your character on FFXIAH, i'd drop trying for extra dmg with /blu and focus on getting /war and /nin capped for use. In the long run, you will do much more dmg with /war for DoT and with /nin for not having to focus on repairing dmg since shadows block so much of it.


Yeah pretty much that. PUP/BLU doing MBs is really just a parlor trick, if you really want to improve your PUP damage performance one of the more commonly used subjobs will be a better option. There's a reason /WAR /NIN /DNC are so standard.

/WAR is your top DD sub, with DA, Berserk, Attack Bonus (and even if you're solo, your puppet can keep you alive)

/DNC can improve DD as well, since if you can cover your survival with DNC JAs, you can use a more DD-focused puppet

/NIN is more for defense, but shadows are pretty vital for some solos or events with AOE - though it's true that the more time you're punching stuff instead of healing yourself, the more damage you're doing
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#5 Jun 08 2012 at 3:17 PM Rating: Good
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You should recieve a message something like:

"You cast XYC spell"
"Magic Burst! The XYC mob takes xxxx damage"

Not to familair w/ blu spells but it makes sense that you should be using the magical ones not the physical ones to MB.
While those may very well be Magic ones just something to note.

Also work on /sch as you will be able to cap Elemental magic w/ dark arts if you are intent on MB's it likely will give you more bang for the buck and have a form of MP regeneration w/ Sublimation.
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#6 Dec 03 2013 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
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If you want to magic burst /sch is by far the better choice.
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