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#1 Jan 18 2004 at 6:12 PM Rating: Default
I'm going to try it out, anyone have any serious reasons why this is a bad idea?
#2 Jan 18 2004 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
#1 no wyvern
#3 Jan 18 2004 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
only benefit i see if getting defense and attack against dragons.

But ya, 1. no wyvern. 2. lower agility. 3. rangers dont front line too often.
#4 Jan 21 2004 at 11:44 PM Rating: Default
Not that it makes it worth it, but hey accuracy bonus at 60/30 :)
#5 Jan 22 2004 at 4:34 AM Rating: Default
What about Dragoon/ranger? I'm thinking it might be fun, call me dragon hunter!
#6 Jan 22 2004 at 5:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Any class subbing DRG is a waste. The whole point of DRG is the wyvern.

Can you explain exactly what it is you want to get by subbing DRG?
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#7 Jan 22 2004 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
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only benifit I can see to subbing dragoon is being able to lower aggro by jumping when you do too much damage as a ranger, anyone able to confirm that you can indeed jump if you have dragoon subbed?.
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#8 Jan 22 2004 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Correct me if im wrong,

but i heard you can only jump with a spear equiped...
and rangers cant use spears...
and a Dragoon/Ranger is utterly pointless...
dragoons cant use bows or guns (and im pretty shure they cant use crossbows either)

good dragoon combos:
Drg/drk
Drg/Pal
Pal/Drg
War/drg
Drg/war


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#9 Jan 22 2004 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Wrong. Dragoons *can* jump without a spear. My friend, playing a DRG/NIN, dual wielded swords for much of his career, and his jump was very useful. Just a tidbit of info.
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#10 Jan 26 2004 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Drg/Rng would not work as Drg cannot equip any ranged weapons (other than pebbles I believe)

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#11 Jan 26 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
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It's neat to see anyone try out some new combinations. Just keep in mind the limitations of them so you don't have unrealistic expectations.

here's my view on both ideas.

Ranger/Dragoon:
Dragoons big thing is definately the Wyvern. Without it all you get some jump attacks, and attack bonus's, and an accuracy boost at very high levels. However you will be loved during any dragon fights. If I were trying this character I'd probably just use this combination for dragon fighting.

Dragoon/Ranger:
The biggest problem here is like someone said before, DRG's don't get access to any ranged weaponry. So basically what you'll wind up with is a Dragoon with better than average dodging ability, wide scan, and accurate attacks. It might work fairly well for farming easy monsters using wide-scan, but I'm afraid the advantages of this combination seem pretty limited to me.

I'd considering leveling both jobs sepraretly (like leveling a DRG/WAR and a RNG/WAR) and combine them as needed rather than relying on either a RNG/DRG or DRG/RNG for a main.

If you give this a shot let us know how it turns out.

Edited, Mon Jan 26 12:59:11 2004 by Jigensan
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#12 Jan 26 2004 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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isnt ranger/black mage good?

because then you can bind enemy and keep shooting....and if they unbound bind again
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#13 Jan 27 2004 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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depends on race and lvl, but I dont see bind as all that reliable, it breaks too often and alot of the time you can run out of mp quick, i'd say go with either whm or rdm if you wanna be rng/caster cause for soloing worms you're gonna need the heals and the enfeeble from rdm is nothing to joke of. i myself am working up ninja atm to dual the arch daggers. and blink and the like.
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#14 Jan 27 2004 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
isnt ranger/black mage good?

because then you can bind enemy and keep shooting....and if they unbound bind again


Now you're thinking like an EQ Wizard :)

I actually see this combo on uber 70+ Rangers actually...so it's not out of the question. There's of course a lot of ubers doing RNG/WHM I assume either for travel or for solo work as well.
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