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#1 Sep 29 2011 at 10:47 PM Rating: Good
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Hello! My girlfriend and I willing be joining FFXIV in the next few weeks and we plan to duo. I wanted to ask, what do you think the best combo for duoing is? I played FFXI for a number of years and am looking forward to trying out FFXIV! Thanks for any advice you can offer.
#2 Sep 29 2011 at 10:57 PM Rating: Good
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I just came back to the game a few weeks ago after playing at release and off and on since. I probably am not the best to answer the question, but I will say that you will want to level multiple things into at least the high teens anyway.

FFXIV works differently than FFXI in that you can use other classes abilities as long as you have leveled high enough on that other class to get the ability in the first place.

This means, that if one of you wants to play a caster (DoM) style character, you will want to level both THM and CON some to get the good stuff from each. This will also help you decide what you want to play the most.

Personally, though I am a bit lower level still, if I was going to duo with someone a lot, I would want to go PUG or LNC with a few tank moves for good measure, and have partner as a THM main with some CON buffs and cures as well. ARC can be good solo too, I hear, but I don't care for it personally.
#3 Sep 30 2011 at 7:50 AM Rating: Good
Everyone will have their own opinion about this but I would say very strongly that you want 1 CON and 1 MRD.

Conjurer has the best healing right now and also can do AoE damage to groups. Very versatile.

MRD is arguably just as strong of a Tank as GLA is right now. Wearing plate armor they have the same DEF, just without the shield skills that allows GLA to mitgate even more damage. Where MRD really shines is Hate control. They can put out some very good damage (also have plenty of AoE skills) early on in a fight and the skill Warmonger (R30) gives each hit even more emnity.

This is just one wayt o go of course. You can succesfully dou with nearly any combination, as long as you set some cures from leveling CON/THM.

LNC and ARC are doing huge amounts of damage right now. Either of these are welcome additions to any party. PGL is a very strong soloer, very self sufficient. Whoever is playing CON is going to want to level up THM as well. You will need the R20 THM skill Siphon MP for any mage (or any class for that matter).

Play whatever you want and you will do fine, but since you asked the Marauder and Conjurer combo is excellent.
#4 Sep 30 2011 at 12:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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Awesome, thanks guys! I really appreciate your feedback. It pretty much confirmed what I was thinking.
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