So a little bit of background first. I leveled Scholar from 1 to 75 last year from about the end of January until the beginning of May. I loved the job and did everything I could to be the best I could at it (my only other 75 at the time was Black Mage, I since have Beastmaster as well). Then in May, my second son was born and playing a game where other people actually relied on me wasn't possible, so I went back to BST and put SCH on the back burner. Now, 10 months later, I'm ready to get back into things with SCH but I'm rusty as ****, so I'm looking for a few pointers.
I got in my first merit party since last May last night and did OK, but there were some problems. One, which wasn't mine, was that the Bard couldn't sleep the Colibri to save his life, so I ended up curing him more than I did the melees (the party was me/WAR/SAM/BRD/COR/DRK). My casting was essentially Accession+Firestorm (I have Stormsurge merited once from Campaign), Accession+En- (to match the day), Accession+Stoneskin, and Accession+Phalanx, plus any random Curing/Regens that needed to be handed out. For the most part, things went good, though the Bard did die twice and the WAR once. The Bard I'm pretty sure was his own fault, he pulled links on a few occasions that he couldn't sleep. The WAR I think may have been my fault. He started getting hit right after I had started casting Stoneskin and before I could cancel my casting and get a Cure III/IV off, he was dead.
So, what's the point of all this? Well, I just want to know if any of the more veteran Scholars out there have any tips. Am I doing something wrong? Should I have tried to sleep the Colibri myself even though I was on Light Arts? Is there anything I should be casting instead? Thanks in advance! :)