OmegaTyrant's list is completely retarded.
Kerb's is mostly correct, despite being more generic.
2004 endgame = awesome
2005 endgame = good
2006 endgame = decent
2007 endgame = sh*t
2008 endgame = sh*t
O...kay? So does this mean BLMs are awesome for Sky, good at Sea, decent for Salvage, sh*t for anything newer? :P
I really can't see how BLM could possibly be sh*t, except maybe for Nyzul Isle.
I'll detail his list a bit:
Green-eyed statues make BLM much better than it would be in any other event involving a lot of weak mobs, so BLM is awesome for that.
2005=ground Kings, Sky, Dynamis-Beaucedine, Dynamis-Xarcabard.
BLMs are good for Kings, though SCH is better.
In Sky, using BLMs just slows down your kills. Use melees.
In Dynamis-Beaucedine... see cities.
In Dynamis-Xarcabard, BLMs are good for the run (SCH better) and useless on the boss (DL).
2006=Sea, Limbus, CoP Dynamises, CoP Wyrms.
In Sea, BLMs are the second best DD on all but 1 Jailer (best is SCH). The exception is obviously Temperance.
In Limbus, BLM is ok. For most zones, melees are more efficient, but there's the odd time where having a BLM (or, better: a SCH) helps. Omega is easy, Ultima requires a mix of physical damage and magical damage for the last 20%.
In CoP Dynamises, BLM is worthless.
Against CoP Wyrms, BLM is good.
I guess if you average all that, you get "decent".
2007=Salvage, Cerberus, Khimaira, Hydra, Nyzul, Einherjar.
BLM is sh
it for most of that.
The exception is Einherjar, where BLM is decent but far behind SCH in overall usefulness.
BLM is sh
it for Ixion. Edited, May 5th 2009 1:01pm by NotASock