FYI SCH isnt way behind, its still ahead, it just hasnt got Blizzard V yet. A SCH cannot compare with a BLM in damage when said SCH hasnt got that perticular spell, it stands to reason.
FYI, comparing BLM's damage with spells it currently has access to, to SCH's damage that it has yet to gain access to, is retarded, it stands to reason.
Until BLM get Hailstorm, BLM will fall behind SCH in damage spell for spell. Its not skill, gear or luck its mathematics.
If my mathematics are correct my Blizzard V will do 5500+ with AotB and AotMM + normal buffs. Thats not to mention the potential for a Skillchain behind that. No BLM can match that AT THE MOMENT with the same aparatas without having Hailstorm applied by a SCH.
BLM will still be behind in damage spell for spell once it gets Hailstorm, but it's irrelevant, as BLM has twice as many nukes of each element and casts them faster. The only way a SCH can keep up with a BLM in both damage and casting speed is to burn two charges per spell; if you want to add skillchains into the equation, that's another charge spent. Advantage: BLM.
I thought that the BLM community has come to terms with and accepted that weather + Ebullience made SCH the king of nukes, and this has been the truth for what 2-3 years now?
BLM can deal over 30,000 damage in a single cast. Pretty sure that makes them the 'king of nukes.'
The fact that Ebullience is now +25% potency (more with AF3 feet and Klimaform) makes the gap even more pronounced.
Given how knowledgeable you're attempting to come across as, I find it amusing that you don't know how your gear works.
I for one have never been even appoached in damage by any BLM in damage spell for spell unless I give them weather and they have obis, and I have only very good gear, not excellent.
Come to Lakshmi.
If left in any doubts BLM, find your nearest SCH taru like me and ask to go head to head. That should sort a few things out.
Do you even know who I am? Look up my post history in these forums; I spent a long time defending SCH against all the naysayers at 75, and would go so far as to say I helped write the book on the **** job as far as these forums are concerned; don't give me this **** I guarantee you my BLM, SCH, or RDM would **** your bed if they were to compete. Go away.