I was responding to ElVendi's claim that he can outnuke (single nuke) a Blm without ebullience. Do you honestly believe that's the case? I was offering the OP a baseline comparison, not a HQ Sch against a gimp Blm.
I already responded to this, with this:
A perfectly geared BLM is going to outdamage a perfectly geared SCH using all their tricks, but only per nuke, which in most situations is irrelevant.
People level on puddings because their xp is great and you said it yourself, they're lolmobs. Why wouldn't you want to xp on an easy mob that gives good xp? And I never said Blm is a better soloer, you're trying to put words in my mouth. I was talking about puddings which is obviously an xp/limit situation.
People level on puddings because they don't know any better. It's decent xp, but the camp is always crowded, and all you're getting for your time invested is xp, assuming you can get pulls. Alternately, you can pull an easy 6-9k/hr soloing aerns and statues, depending on how good you are at getting to chain4, and either helping your LS or making money in the process. As a bonus, there's always an open camp somewhere. SCH without a doubt does this better than BLM, for the same reasons it does pretty much everything else better; efficiency. I wasn't attempting to put words in your mouth, just illustrating my point in yet another way. I didn't call them lolmobs because they're easy, I called them lolmobs because it's really a waste of time to ever go out to Zhayolm in the first place.
I didn't forget about klimaform. Unless you're soloing HNMs or you're just a bad player, if you're nuking you'll probably be in a Blm pt, and you should be AoEing Klimaform anyway. So it's a wash.
This is all very good advice, but it has nothing to do with the reason i brought up Klimaform in the first place:
320/120 is the absolute bare minimum, not what you "aim" for. A proper use of the word "easily" is that Blm can "easily" reach that, Sch...not so easy.
256 Base Elemental Skill
15 Scholar's Gown
7 Elemental Torque
8 Genie gages
302 Total Elemental Skill
All very easy to obtain. Add Klimaform, which is also easy to obtain, and you'll have well over the 320 HNM target. Also factor in Hailstorm for INT+7 and Cream Puffs for INT+7, and you only need somewhere between +30~+40 INT (Depending on race/merits) from gear to reach the 120 target, which is not difficult to obtain.
Idk if you were serious about the advice on Blms stacking magic crit, I seriously hope you were joking, because that's horrible advice.
As I was referring to big-number syndrome, this was clearly sarcasm.
Sch is a good nuker, it solos better and has better efficiency, but on big mobs, Blm has more Magic accuracy and Magic attack. That is unquestionable. It's really not that complicated. Don't take it the wrong way, but on anything that's difficult to nuke, Blm will outdamage Sch because of lower resists.
This is all true, as long as you're limiting the scope of your analysis to a single-nuke basis.
Efficiency is nullified even if you're only resisted a few times more than the Blm. Resists are the #1 hit to damage on hard mobs not efficiency.
This is true; nothing reduces efficiency more than resists; however, I've already shown that, without the usage of any Strategems, SCH can easily hit the accepted HNM skill/INT targets. A well-geared SCH can surpass these as well, also without Strategem use. This allows SCH to use Parsimony spam to maximize their efficiency and continue nuking long after the BLMs have taken a knee. Again, there is really no competition here.