I started Dnc back when it became "The" Subjob back in 2007 or 2008(basically, a long time ago) before I quit. When I came back, I realized 37 was no long acceptable to me, I needed to get all my jobs to 50(49 is SJ minimum, 50 = AF unlock and store for fun considering I have nearly every Coffer and Chest key).
So while working on SJ's in awesome Colibri parties in Ronfaure[s] I did Dnc and realized how insanely fun the job is. My "main" is Samurai and I just benched Monk so I've never really had a job like Dnc before. LSS: I love Dnc, I want to level it to 85 now.
There seems to be a "hell gap" in leveling. From 37-42 you have Colibri, from 54-??? you have Lesser Colibri in AU, then Puks, etc. All easy stuff. However no one wants to do anything but 37 sync basically.
I do not have the patience nor desire to sit around in Jeuno while I could be out there gaining exp.
Couple of questions:
MUST I sub Ninja for optimal exp/hr? I am really hurting for gil and am struggling with the idea of buying daggers for Dnc as it is, let alone any other gear I need. I have every other possible melee sub to at least 37. I know for parties, /nin is expected but for solo I wasn't sure if the shadows were truly needed.
Evasion vs Agi vs Atk vs Haste for -solo-
I know in a Party, haste > all unless not acc capped, which acc > haste > all.
The reason I ask is, Drone Earring vs Dodge Earring. Eva and Parry are capped for a little while yet due to Mnk and Sam tanking so I figure Agi -might- offer a little more? Not sure.
My gear is a "work in progress" but so far based on the gear I already have or know to buy/get...
Main: Mrc. Cpt. Kukri (nothing better on AH until Bone +1... crazy) -> Bone +1 at 46(need to buy) -> ???
Sub: Mrc. Cpt. Kukri
Ranged: War Hoop
Head: Emperor Hairpin -> O.Hat at 70 -> Turban at 75
Neck: Spike Necklace -> Chiv Chain at 60
Earring1: Drone Earring -> ??? (no Suppa, just redid DM for LS, but of course it was not full moon for item I needed)
Earring2: Drone Earring -> ???
Body: Windurstian Doublet -> Rappare Harness(IF I can find crafters for junk quest) -> SH -> Aurore?
Hands: Battle Gloves -> ??? -> Dusk? Aurore?
Ring1: Sniper's Ring
Ring2: Rajas Ring
Back: Nomad's Mantle -> ???
Waist: Mrc. Cpt. Belt -> Headlong Belt -> ??? (I know, Swift. AWFUL luck on Codex)
Legs: Republic Subligar -> ??? -> Dusk? Aurore?
Feet: Bounding Boots -> ??? -> Dusk? Aurore?
Those are my "guesses" for solo, for parties I have absolutely no idea and even LESS of an idea on what to do with Waltz gear. I know +CHR is good, but not sure what gear is worth swapping.
Those are my MAIN concerns... lastly, what do Dnc solo? Do we do the EP->DC route like everyone? Do we do EM->T because our heals are endless?
Sorry it's longwinded, but I am a fiend for details. Thanks to any and all constructive replies~