I'm working on a Gladiator to determine if I like it better than Conjurer. Conj is super powerful, but I'm not a real big fan of how the gear looks, so if Glad is as much fun to play, that's where I'll be starting.
I personally will probably play every class with just 1 char. Because mix and matching skills is too fun (A conjurer with the marauder defensive stance will be able to take hits better for example, an archer with the gladiator's ability to increase accuracy but reduce evasion will rock as well as the TP regen + slow from lancer will rock)
Leveling every class seems to allow you to utilize what each class needs when you need it.
-In a group as an archer? Who needs evasion? Just up that accuracy!
-Soloing as a mage? Mages don't need attack power! Might as well increase your defense!
I also found a fun trick, even though Speed Surge can only be used with a lance on, you can use it, then switch to whatever class you want and still have the buff on. Allows archers+marauders to spam attacks without fear of stamina problems as well as gettin a little heal on every attack. Edited, Sep 15th 2010 12:49am by Nokturnal