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#1 Jan 02 2004 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Just curious, i might plan to go:

Lvl THF till subjob, get sub as a THF/WAR till lvl 30.
Then perhaps go BST/THF all the way.

I've heard it could make a good combo as sneak and trick atk will be able to used soloing, i'm not sure if i'll do it yet, any comments?

Ty

EDIT: Plus, i could also train my WAR more, so for partying i would go THF/WAR and solo i would go BST/THF is this a good idea? Cause then i have the best of both worlds :)

Edited, Fri Jan 2 03:56:43 2004 by Drihorn
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#2 Jan 02 2004 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
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any1? :(
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#3 Jan 02 2004 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
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It depends what race you are. You might very well NEED BST/WHM as a Taru.
#4 Jan 03 2004 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
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You won't be able to stack trick/sneak, if you're looking to solo, and try it when the mob is aggroing your beast. Won't work.
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#5 Jan 03 2004 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I think BST/THF is a combo when U wanna group with people.... but don't know group like that or not....personally I like BST/WHM either I am a Mith >.<" but anyway just go for what U want.... JUST PLAY HAPPY!!! no rulez in the game...hehee
#6 Jan 05 2004 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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In a party BST/THF may be fine.

But if your soloing for XP I think its very bad news. Too many times I played BST/BRD and killed a mob... only to die 5 seconds later because of poison... Or had nearly killed mob and need a quick cure to seal the deal...

To me, BST/WHM is the only way to go with soloing for a good while. In a party, my extra healing skills have made many a pty member very thankful.

If you're just hunting for gil then I am having a hard time understanding why not just use your THF as main during that period. THF/WHM would keep you out of trouble since you get cure as your lvl 1 spell.

Just my 2 Cents.

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#7 Jan 05 2004 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I heard an interesting idea the other day, and this made me think of it. Someone had suggested BST/THF to me at one point, and I discarded the idea, simply because I'm elvaan. My agility sucks so there's no point in trying to make up for not having a class with a decent agility by subbing one that does. :) This combo might work okay with a Mithra. However. If you're not a Mithra, and you're a Hume/Elvaan/Galka, BST/MNK would make a very interesting combo. Again, you do get an agility boost, but you also get a fairly interesting HP boost, and BST already has a lot of HPs... You'd also gain access to things like boost/dodge etc. Never tried it, but it seems good. like to hear from someone that has.
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#8 Jan 05 2004 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Arn't those 2Hr abilities?

Interesting because from what I know, you do not get the 2hr ability of your sub at all.

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#9 Jan 09 2004 at 7:26 AM Rating: Default
Boost and Dodge are the level 5 and 15 job abilities, respectively. Not 2 hour abilities.
#10 Jan 09 2004 at 8:36 AM Rating: Decent
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i asked a fairly high bst why sub whm

this was the reply

cure dia paralyze


so being the good elvaan i was - i made a hume and now lvling to 30 as a whm... i like it so things will go well later too ...
#11 Jan 20 2004 at 12:23 PM Rating: Default
This isn't a very static game which makes it a great one, so here goes the why and why not.

Thief as a sub isn't gonna do you much good until your bst is at a high lvl and your thief is at a high lvl. Same goes with most classes that offer melee advantages with the exception of pally. Even with thief up high with it subbed your not gonna really reap any hard and defined benefits.

THOUGH I would suggest to any hardcore bst thats skilled at making gil on there respective server to lvl theif to at least 15 and stock up on potions. Reason being as a BST we can go and solo places that most people have to go to in groups. This being the case we can mine for rare items which is a good source in itself for gill and cool equipment. The famed "Treasure Hunter" ability of thiefs is HIGHLY beneficial with this trust me. Though I would use this only as a technique not constant.

Example:
I lvled ninja for duel wield and invisble even though I had been told it's useless. For the periods from lvl 24 to about lvl 30 do to lack of guild the combonation of a fast axe and sword actually put my dmg up to par withought blowing 20k on a tiger axe, and the invisble ability allowed me to get into nice areas where I could solo quite well. I used potions to heal and my drops funded the addiction for awhile. lvl 33 I went back to whm as a sub.
#12 Jan 20 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Default
Don't believe the hype. Do what ever the heck you want. There are a lot of combos out there that people say are dumb or just plain insane, and yet they work.

The last post brings up a great point about using alchemy skills to add potions to your aresenal. With potions you can step away from the Bst/Whm standard, that although very effective has been done and done to death.

You got a lvl 30 Bst and you want to sub a level 15 thief I say go for it. Go fight the biggest and the baddest you can handle, when your familiar gets low on life call Sneak Attack or as I like to call it "Deathblow" and finish the fight early on that Tough, VT, or the occasional IT Deathmatch. SA plus that Axe = Huge Damage.

Plus let's face it, it's just cool

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#13 Jan 21 2004 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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i play bst/whm myself - and believe it to be by far the strongest job pair

however I have an equal lvl friend who plays bst/mnk

I have seen him in action..and its pretty awesome...

for sure your downtime is a little more, but the extra hp can compensate for that. He makes up for it with some vicious attacking and a nice stat boost

in the end I am sure their are plenty of options...as mentioned though many of the melee subs wont come to frutation until later lvls...I plan on experimenting quite a bit when I get to around 40 ish

ninja will definitely be one of those experiments ^^

we both play hume too...I think that seems to open up a few more options
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#14 Jan 22 2004 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
if you type in "/sea all job bst" you'll find that 90-100% of all beastmaters have whm as a subjob, and just about all the high lvlers have whm as sub.
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