Hello everyone. I just recently started playing again after a 5 year break. I met a girl and found out that she played, long story short I moved from Sylph to Phoenix and I'm getting back into Puppetmaster. I leveled it to 60 back when it came out and loved it. Got it to 99 in hopes of having some fun soloing stuff. Well my girlfriend wants me to finish leveling BST so we can duo. I was wondering if PUP BST can duo as well as 2 BSTs in Aby and Dynamis. I feel like that if done right I could bring more to the table than just another gimp BST.
What kind of PUP setup would I need to get the 2 BST rhythm with her. I have all subjob options and the majority of attachments save for the few really expensive BLM ones. I'm guessing that Valoredge would be the logical choice for that similar BST feel, but being able to buff and emergency heal with Soulsoother could be nice.
Any input would be fantastic, Especially the use of attachments for valoredge.. it has so many options but only so many slots XD.
Having duo'd a good bit with a BST friend of mine, just wanted to add a few points:
*I don't think i can stress this one enough-hate will be very
tricky at times. Not a huge advocate of multiple situational gearsets beyond your standard TP, WS, and Nuking mainstays, but when hate invariably goes pear-shaped you will absolutely need a decent -dmg taken set. Trust me.
*In conjunction with the first point, you as a PUP will have to make sure your girl understands that Vent is NOT
Snarl. My buddy likes to just jump into the fray knowing he can shed all his hate every time Snarl is up. We can do a similar trick on PUP, but it takes more than a single action and you can run into serious trouble if your BST partner doesn't get the difference between the two JAs.
*Soulsoother. That's the best auto to use imo with a BST partner. Helps to keep the two masters up while building very little hate on its own and can work as a handy hate-dump in a pinch because of that. VE can work fine as well, but depending on what you are doing you lose out on healing/buffs/stat cures and end up using way more meds(for you and your auto) just to shave what amounts to a little bit of time off of a kill.
*Know when to pull the hell back. And that will be self-explanatory when the situation arises.
Ultimately, PUP/BST duo is pretty nice, but you HAVE to keep the BST in the know of whats going on and vice-versa.
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