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#1 Aug 30 2009 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I am currently lvl 60 SCH and have tried to do Campaign battles while I lfg. So far I have tried /BLM, /WHM, /SMN [reason behind this was to try to increase exp] and get anywhere from 100-400 exp only. I nuke, cure, buff, raise, ect and cant seem to do alot. I havent campaigned this low before and am not sure if Im missing something that can help me increase my exp gain. I have read through the list of "points" on Wiki and do what I normally do on my other jobs I take to campaign. Is there a strat for lvl 60? Should I wait for a higher lvl?
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#2 Aug 31 2009 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
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I believe at lvl 60, you're still taking a 20% exp penalty, which will go away at lvl 61.

When I do campaign as SCH, I try to find a battle where there's a bunch of friendly NPCs in a confined space. Accession Pro/Shell and Accession Cure IV on 10+ NPCs at once is an amazing way to hit your cap.
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#3 Aug 31 2009 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Didnt know Accession worked like that in campaign. I did try but I guess it was because I tried on a PC and not an NPC. Thank you for the advise
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#4 Aug 31 2009 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Unfortunately, campaign is very melee based. You can get reasonable xp as SCH using your AOEs effectively (I personally AOE Protect, Shell, Cures, and sometimes Gravity), although keep in mind that buffs and debuffs have to take effect in order for you to get credit. Pulling out your staff in the midst of casting will help you get a bit more xp as well, but the realism, however, is that any melee job will still get more xp than you.
#5 Aug 31 2009 at 10:01 AM Rating: Good
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Mieka wrote:
Didnt know Accession worked like that in campaign. I did try but I guess it was because I tried on a PC and not an NPC. Thank you for the advise

Yeah, you have to be able to target the NPC with the spell. The great thing is that Accession will let the spell hit PCs as well as NPCs, as long as you can target an NPC with the spell.
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#6 Sep 01 2009 at 1:02 PM Rating: Good
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hellbringerx wrote:
Unfortunately, campaign is very melee based. You can get reasonable xp as SCH using your AOEs effectively (I personally AOE Protect, Shell, Cures, and sometimes Gravity), although keep in mind that buffs and debuffs have to take effect in order for you to get credit. Pulling out your staff in the midst of casting will help you get a bit more xp as well, but the realism, however, is that any melee job will still get more xp than you.


Disclaimer: I'm not a SCH (although I plan to level it after BLU).

Purely on paper, SCH actually has superior Campaign potential than most melee jobs (DRG/mage being the exception), due to it getting pretty much everything that makes RDM top-tier in Campaign (Phalanx and native Enhancing Skill, debuffs, excellent MP-generation/efficiency), in addition to several things that RDM doesn't get (native Reraise, AoE-ability of spells).

Try a build like this on the Monk Orcs in East Ronfaure[S]. NINs and THFs make good opponents as well; Phalanx decimates the damage output of 1-handers, dual-wielders, and hand-to-hand users.

I'd start with just one Orc, but once you get the hang of it, you should be able to tank about 3-4 Orcs without too much trouble; and probably more if you use Defense Food.

Keep up Phalanx + Blaze Spikes + Aquaveil + Enspell, eat Fish Mithkabobs if needed, ride Aspir/Drain recasts (if tanking 4+ Orcs, Aspirga would probably give sick MP recovery). I wouldn't bother with Stoneskin at all (taking damage is the key to getting good Campaign XP on a non-DD job; or more accurately--in truth--in general): instead, control your damage intake rate by means of Slow/Paralyze. You can always Sleepga/Bindga/Graviga if you need to run for it.

Of course, this method won't really work until you hit 66 so you can have access to Phalanx/can survive against a Campaign mob solo.
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