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#1 Oct 03 2010 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Ive played FFXI for years and ive been trying to read up on this game and the classes but im not sure which class best suits someone who likes damage dealing. FFXI had soo many classes and this has so few. Ive been looking at PUG or archer or lancer. Im not sure which class or if any of those 3 are best suited for damage dealing. Can someone help me out here?
#2 Oct 03 2010 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
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All three of the mentioned classes in your post are meant for damage dealing. There have been talks of PUG being an alternate tank class...but I can't confirm that. Marauder is another damage dealing class that you can play if melee is your niche.
#3 Oct 03 2010 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
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From what I understand here's the lowdown:

Marauder: Has potential for damage dealing but will also most likely be a subtank or sometimes main tank due to aoe taunt and the heightened defensive abilities when standing still. If coupled with Gladiator abilities could be a formidable main tank, if coupled with a damage classes abilities could possibly be a better DD.

Pugilist: IMO seems like a straight up DD. It's only reason for having enmity abilities is so that it can use it's "on evade only" skills. My guess is that when this class takes aggro it will be for a very short period of time just to bust out one or two skills. Only class in the game that I know of that uses dual wielding, fastest attacking class from what I've been told.

Archer: If you read through this classes skills and look at it's role this is the only one that I can say I'm 100% positive is intended for DD. Ranged so obviously not meant to take damage at any point, all skills are either for damage or things to keep the enemy off of them(enmity reduction, immobilize, accuracy).

See the wiki for lists of skills for the classes.
#4 Oct 04 2010 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Very nice thanks. Pugulist seems pretty cool, not too sure how the evade only skills will work because if the tank can hold hate well it seems like it would be hard unless you dont really party much in this game.
#5 Oct 04 2010 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, im using Gladiator class now (lvl 5)and each special skills deals 200+ dmg on mobs. Considered damage dealing class too rite?
#6 Oct 04 2010 at 12:57 AM Rating: Good
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Marauder seems to be much more DD orientated than it is Tank orientated. It can probably be a nice back-up tank, or a small group tank just fine.

Pugilist seems to be split down the middle on the DD/Tank scale. It gets access to a lot of evasion, enmity and stun abilities on the way to 50.
You can definitely make it a DD with a different choice of abilities though.

Lancer seems to be like Dancer in FFXI, only, it's more capable of dealing damage. It has quite a few abilities that enhance fellow melee classes.

Archer, like said previously, is pure DD as far as I can tell.

Also, expect new classes in future updates.

Edited, Oct 4th 2010 12:58am by Kirby
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#7 Oct 04 2010 at 1:00 AM Rating: Good
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I would suggest you take all potential DD jobs to level 10 and see where you stand. Cause eventually you will be using skills from other jobs to supplement yourself, and your playstyle.

Right now everyone is just starting to see that getting 1 class to high level is not really a good indicator of a playable character. Multiple skills from other jobs will eventually make you a much more rounded character and much more ready for higher-leveled content.

In addition in the end my version of a Pugilist may not be the same as your version of a Pugilist. So it really is up in the air at this point.
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#8 Oct 04 2010 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Got pug up to 17. What I have learned:

uses evasion boosts to trigger stat reducing and high damage dealing Ws's
Has an ability that boosts damage when hitting the rear of the enemy (SATA anyone?)
has a taunt that is like a provoke with a short timer (steals hate but quickly loses it again)
amasses TP VERY fast and can chain weapon skills over and over.

if you combine these traits you either have a very evasive tank (not easy to take hate from a pug going full out on the mob) with alot less defense than the armored classes.


a fast and agile DPS that uses its taunt to trigger the "evasion skills"

ofcourse thanks to the armory system you can build your PUG however you want. I currently have 2 setups

1. AOE spam to quickly farm stuff ( spinning strike, bloodbath etc..)

2. stat boosting to deal high dmg weapon skill chains every other minute. (took buffs from marauder, lancer and gladiator)

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#9 Oct 04 2010 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Honestly I think it's too early to even tell for sure what each class will be best suited for. Everyone is mostly making assumptions off of playing these classes at rank 20 or lower. The highest players right now that I have heard of aren't even rank 40 yet. With MMORPGs you often don't see the full potential of a class until you have actually used all of their skills and know all the effects, cooldowns, damage, etc.
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