Archmage Callinon wrote:
but MNK is the only good DD sub before lv60 or so
/SAM makes sense, so does /DNC, and if you're going to get hit in the face with large single-target magic.. /NIN. /MNK just seems odd to me.
Boost is like a free piece of food right before a weaponskill. I guess you could also go with /DRK for Last Resort, but if you want to increase damage output, /MNK is probably the best option in a party setting until lv50 or 60.* (/WAR is clearly the best option for a DD, but WAR/WAR is just too broken).
Sure, /DNC allows you to heal yourself, but if that is already covered, you become a subless lumberjack. If you are using waltzes/sambas, then your damage output drops.
Before lv50, what does /SAM even offer you? Nothing really.
*Of course, there's also the whole idea that you never really need to deal damage now, so your subjob is meaningless until lv50+ anyway...
Note- I had forgotten hasso, fixed in previous post.