darexius2010, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I'm definitely taking the SMN path, though I hope over the years they will come up with more summons than those three. It's a shame that you loose Carbuncle, too. I'm rather fond of him.
I'm sure they will - the Sylphs worship Ramuh, and the fishbreath (sorry, Sahagin) get their jollies from Leviathan. No word on Shiva yet, but when you see the ice surrounds of Ishgard, it's not a huge stretch to see a tribe of her's there later on. At this stage, they are seemingly trying to differentiate in terms of roles, as the XI summons had none, in terms of sustained presence. Short of a healer & support/buffer (which is the SCH area), not sure what else they can do. Removing of elemental resistances (whilst I understand their reasoning) kinda shoots the differentiation along this aspect in the foot. Maybe Leviathan can be a support/buffer (though weaker than the SCH fairy), and Ramuh a debuffer - Paralysis/Stun, DoTs, stat-down effects etc.