Hey all, so I'm having something of a dilemma when it comes to choosing sub jobs for my Dancer in some situations. I took DNC to 75 mostly going /NIN, and occasionally trying out /WAR and /DRG (with the Wyvern's Earring and Targe). I got myself a Joytoy to use on my DNC but unless I'm fighting lower level mobs, I have to switch out Haste for Acc in order to get a good enough hit rate with it, and then I'm sure I'm getting less TP and damage over time than I would if I just dual-wielded daggers, which is what I now do if I'm fighting anything more difficult.
And with that decision - which I do think is normally a good idea - I've lost a lot of my reasoning for /NIN. In situations like merits, I tend to get hate after DE, but of course only for like 2 seconds until someone else WSes, so I feel like I'm getting minimal gain from /NIN and it's enhancing neither my ability to DD or to heal. Corsairs don't sub NIN just for damage mitigation in most party situations since they can get far more benefits from another sub choice, like RNG, so what's our /RNG?
I'm guessing that /SAM would be our greatest TP-generation subjob, though I'm currently leveling my SAM right now so I can't say that I've tested it out myself. I'm now feeling like it would make performing my duties as a DNC easier and allow me to do it better with all that TP, so perhaps it would be a good idea if I were main healing? Though maybe I'd go /NIN main healing still so that way when I do pull hate from the cures, I don't have to heal myself too.
So then what support job would lead to the best performance for a DNC is a DD/support role trying to put out as much damage as possible? It seems to me the candidates would be /WAR or /SAM, but I'm not really sure myself. Berserk + DA vs. Meditate + Store TP + Zanshin (+ Third Eye which can be marginally useful once a minute), seems like /WAR might put forth the greatest damage but /SAM might be more party-friendly. Either way, the both look miles ahead of the ridiculously common /NIN.
So I was just wondering I guess what those of you with more experience have noticed when it comes to sub job selection for Dancer. Sorry I just noticed there's a lot of text above, haha thanks guys.