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#1 Oct 20 2010 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Fracture and foresight both suck on GLA so if you are thinking like me and think this will help you solo, dont bother.
You have to parry to pacify them, and when you do you have to hit them (obviously), but even then it lasts all of 2 or 3 seconds. IMO Useless as a cross class skill because they hit you, you parry/fracture, they attack once, then hit you with weapon skill because fracture wore off already :/
oh well.
Side note, I thought the time it took to take MAR from 10 to 14 would get me out of surplus ****, but no. still getting 30 or 40 sp while my team mates get hundreds. could switch over to thm or con which are both also around 20 but my stats are physical now. YAY square, thanks for makeing this so fun. Now i party with my friends and dont progress, level another job and cant party with friends, or party with gimp stats. awesometabulous.
#2 Oct 20 2010 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
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the majority of the cross-class ability combos I've tried have been unimpressive and uninspired... maybe if we level to 30-40 to get the 'II' version it will be good, right? right?
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#3 Oct 20 2010 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
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shadowofclarence wrote:
Fracture and foresight both suck on GLA so if you are thinking like me and think this will help you solo, dont bother.
You have to parry to pacify them, and when you do you have to hit them (obviously), but even then it lasts all of 2 or 3 seconds. IMO Useless as a cross class skill because they hit you, you parry/fracture, they attack once, then hit you with weapon skill because fracture wore off already :/
oh well.
Side note, I thought the time it took to take MAR from 10 to 14 would get me out of surplus ****, but no. still getting 30 or 40 sp while my team mates get hundreds. could switch over to thm or con which are both also around 20 but my stats are physical now. YAY square, thanks for makeing this so fun. Now i party with my friends and dont progress, level another job and cant party with friends, or party with gimp stats. awesometabulous.


A- They suck as marauder too.
B- There's a job trait you can buy with guild marks at the marauder's guild that improves your affinity with skills from the job by 10, up to 100. I'm guessing if you get it to 100 it'll be like having the skill on its main job.
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#4 Oct 20 2010 at 4:35 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah Fracture and Foresight are abysmal even as Marauder main. I took them off my bar and just leveled CON, PGL, and LNC for Cure, Second Wind, and Ferocity respectively. Even individually and cross-classed those three abilities give me way more bang for my buck than the skills that are native to Marauder. It's a little sad.

Disorient is still great though.
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#5 Oct 20 2010 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I use fracture and haymaker on MAR. You've got to pay a lot of attention, but they're very useful. I really want jarring strike (still need another level on PUG).
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#6 Oct 20 2010 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I have never gotten Haymaker off on Pug >.<; It always miss the window.
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#7 Oct 20 2010 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Cross-class buffs are certainly more generous than WS. Ferocity, Raging Strike, Hawk's Eye, etc. Unless you need to stack several sweeping AoE for a particular leve, it is better to use your own classes' WSs exclusively.

Edited, Oct 20th 2010 3:07pm by Almalexia
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#8 Oct 20 2010 at 4:50 PM Rating: Good
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Shame that the debuff only lasts a few seconds...but still isn't Fracture decent damage for 250 TP? Or is it not worth it for even that?
#9 Oct 20 2010 at 7:35 PM Rating: Good
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It does do pretty decent damage (in fact, I haven't really noticed much damage difference between any of the MRD skills, aside from Trunksplitter against seedkin), but since it requires a trigger I always find myself defaulting to something else instead, like Skull Sunder which has a reliable DoT for only slightly more TP.
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#10 Oct 21 2010 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Just a thought, maybe if it used with BR it may last longer?

me and my mate fianlly got a BR off today 3-4 times today and it seems that conc. blow seems to last longer on enimes. not sure tho..
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