I have 5/5 angon 3/5 empathy and 2/5 deep breathing. 3/5 empathy allows me to lvl it to max in 90 seconds and allows it shell/protect normally as 2/3 of the buffs. It would be nice if SE could fix empathy, it still copies over useless stuff like hasso/seigan and won't copy some useful stuff like embrava.
The wyvern doesn't even matter anymore unless you want healing breaths.
Don't forget our 100% crit extra tp jumps are tied into the wyvern being alive, losing 300 damage or more(Double attack) per jump along with an extra 15-20 or 30-40 tp sucks.
Thanks to Healing Breath 4 (and, the ability to max out wyvern exp in any situation, which is something only Empathy provides), Deep Breathing is kinda useless outside of Abyssea tbh. And for obvious reasons, even in Abyssea it's more of a fun "I wonder how much I can get in a single heal" fun toy than anything particularly vital.
This. Right now my HB does 1063 with a fully leveled wyvern and I can trigger at around 1k+ hp if I want so it's more then enough most of the time outside abyssea. Inside it's still useful since wyvern doesn't get to take advantage of curor buffs meaning while I have 3k hp HB still only does 1k w/o DB. Edited, Oct 13th 2012 7:45pm by heldemon