Hi hi, Scholar forum :) My character's name was Serena on Pandemonium. I haven't played since September, but I think I might make a return to the game. Not sure if I will stay on Asura or migrate over to play with a RL friend on Sylph, but I will be on one of those two servers. At any rate, when I left, I had a mid 50s Scholar, and should I return, that is going to be the job I am going to focus on. With that in mind, I have some gearing questions! :)
First off, I wasn't very involved in endgame stuff, so I'm pretty limited in my experience there. I have a 75 puppetmaster as my highest job, but hopefully if I go over to Sylph my Paladin friend will be able to help me work towards gear. I've read a bit about Abyssea and seen some of the gear sets. I'm also familiar with the sets from various assaults. I know that as with any other job, there is no full time set of armor to wear, but I am kind of looking for a baseline to start at. With all of the abyssa stuff released, is there any benefit to doing the assaults over and over for points?
I've read that it is beneficial for Scholar to have various armor sets for whatever role they might be filling. While I know that they can do more than just heal / buff, I do want to start off building a set for that since it is what I prefer to do. As I get back in the swing of things, I can work toward enfeebling and nuking sets. So for now, please consider that I am looking for a healing / support role. Being that I haven't reactivated my account yet, I can't tell you what all I have already, but I can say it isn't anything extensive. I know I have all of the elemental staffs, only NQ. I have some +mp gear.
I suppose I just want to be able to plan my return so I can get as much catching up done as effectively as possible. Would I be better off taking SCH to 80 right away and THEN working on getting better gear, or should I take the time to get PUP to 80, get gear for SCH, and then level it? Thanks so much in advance for all of your help, I really appreciate the assistance!!