You can easily get, and maintain, the MP to nearly main heal a party with a little effort.
Yeah, I think not, considering how in most of the kinds of parties I seem I get, I struggle to heal for even on RDM or WHM because the frontline absolutely sucks at mitigating their own damage.
I've solo healed dozens of merit pts on brd. It's really not that hard, as long as you got a cor for evoker's. With 2-3/tic evoker's, 3/tic ballad, vermy, and sanction, for 7-8/tic refresh it's really not too hard to keep mp up. And of course brd uses less mp than rdm/whm, since they don't have to haste. And that's without /sch's -10% mp cost, sublimation, and aspir. If you can't keep mp up with all that, then either your dds suck too much to be worth partying with, or urdoinitrong.
Just .dat swap it out, it's not like you'll ever get banned for it.
I'm pretty sure even if you do this (which is quite obviously cheating), you still get the attack delay added on.
If not, then it's even more of a cheat than I've realized.
It does nothing more than blinking the cast would do. The only advantage would be that other people can't spell lock you when (dis)engaging, or standing up, which you otherwise have no control over. Edited, May 17th 2010 8:46pm by ThePsychoticOne