Please forgive this rather naive question, I have searched the Internets and cannot find an answer.
BLM can get Flood II (and the rest of these II spells) through merit points only.
My question is, do I need Flood I, before I can buy Flood II. I have most of the tier I ancient magic spells, but am reluctant to buy the rest if I can just wait until 75 and get the II versions through merits.
Hope I can be lazy (cheap)