Simply said, how do you go around to campaign?
I find out that even with /dnc, my survivability is quite low when im wielding a great axe. Usually mobs will lock down on me and ignore the world around them, and there is almost never anyone who will assist you with healing, only with making sure the mob can spam as many tp attacks as it can. The real problem is TP generation: I cant keep up enough tp to deal with mobs, especially DRK or BLM ones that tend to stick DoTs on you on top of everything.
God forbid if i bring /sam.
Anyway, i have found out that for me, one of the most effective ways has been to grab my joytoy and a shield, and go kill the mobs pld-like. That way i take damage, joytoy gives me enough tp to spam waltz when needed, and if i find i am having no trouble healing myself i switch to great axe. Switching also happens when someone somehow takes a mob off me.
It still doesnt net me as much xp as when im on pld, somehow. Also, it doesnt really survive well against 3 mobs or a NM the way PLD can. But i am finding it quite effective. Xp for dealing damage, Xp for taking damage, Xp for healing damage, Xp for activating my abilities.
So, what did you find that works for you?