I realize this will make some experienced Black Mages cry, but I'll ask anyways...
After saving up a bunch of gil, I purchased a pair of Herald's Gaiters with the hope of increasing the amount of solo/duo stuff I can do... and simply to have more fun in-game while on Black Mage. To be honest, though, I don't have a really firm grasp of how to fully utilize them.
For starters, I'm using spellcast macros (based off of Aikar's template), but I'm finding the animation lock between casting (no gaiters) and switching back to idle gear (gaiters) is still present and still annoying. Without modifying animations or anything like that, is it possible to avoid this using spellcast? Or is this a non-issue in practice?
While I'm very comfortable kiting with terrain assistance, I was hoping Gaiters would open up some NMs that need to be fought in the open/are resistant to bind & gravity. Anyone have pointers to a nice video library or blog that details some more impressive kills that I can strive for?
I've never actually merited on my Black Mage... anything open up here?