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#1 Aug 22 2013 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
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I hear GLAD/PLD DPS is lower than Marauder/WAR.

I played marauder in P4 to level 11. The damage seemed pretty good.

In comparison will the GLAD/PLD Damage be alot less while >>LEVELING<<? And if so does GLAD make up for it with alot more defense? Whats the tradeoff?

I'm wanting to start out as possibly as a GLAD. Always love the sword/shield.


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#2 Aug 22 2013 at 7:28 PM Rating: Good
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This is copied from someone's post on the Lodestone forums (I take no credit).

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WAR is also not thumping PLD as a DPS -- that's gonna be another myth for you. If you are concerned about tanking DPS, PLD combo is 610 potency plus roughly 250 potency worth of autoattacks per 7.5 seconds. Add in Circle of Scorn (250 potency per 25s) and Spirits Within (300 potency per 30s) and reduce by 20% from Shield Oath so you have you have 107.73 potency per second. If we consider WAR's combo to be Storm's Eye -> Butcher's Block -> Inner Beast (only possible with one additional ability use), you get 127.05 potency per second -- an 18% advantage or so. Acting as DPS (i.e. when not in tanking stance), WAR delivers 154.67 potency by alternating SE and BB combos while PLD drops in 156.22 potency per second in Sword Oath due to Curtana's fast attack rate. The difference between the two acting as DPS is pretty negligible. You can tweak to add in Fracture, Berserk, Inner Release, and Fight or Flight but it's not going to make much of a difference. Just a few percentage points this way or that.


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Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 9:30pm by Phoenix904
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#3 Aug 22 2013 at 7:29 PM Rating: Good
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Having played both, MRD is a bit Higher on DPS compaired to the GLA but the GLA has much better damage mitigation than MRD so if really depends on which you enjoy more. I, personally, am a sword and board gal so I prefer GLA.
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#4 Aug 22 2013 at 7:33 PM Rating: Good
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Phoenix904 wrote:
This is copied from someone's post on the Lodestone forums (I take no credit).

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WAR is also not thumping PLD as a DPS -- that's gonna be another myth for you. If you are concerned about tanking DPS, PLD combo is 610 potency plus roughly 250 potency worth of autoattacks per 7.5 seconds. Add in Circle of Scorn (250 potency per 25s) and Spirits Within (300 potency per 30s) and reduce by 20% from Shield Oath so you have you have 107.73 potency per second. If we consider WAR's combo to be Storm's Eye -> Butcher's Block -> Inner Beast (only possible with one additional ability use), you get 127.05 potency per second -- an 18% advantage or so. Acting as DPS (i.e. when not in tanking stance), WAR delivers 154.67 potency by alternating SE and BB combos while PLD drops in 156.22 potency per second in Sword Oath due to Curtana's fast attack rate. The difference between the two acting as DPS is pretty negligible. You can tweak to add in Fracture, Berserk, Inner Release, and Fight or Flight but it's not going to make much of a difference. Just a few percentage points this way or that.


Hope that helps.


Edit: Here's the link if you wanted to see everything... go here

Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 9:30pm by Phoenix904


princessary wrote:
Having played both, MRD is a bit Higher on DPS compaired to the GLA but the GLA has much better damage mitigation than MRD so if really depends on which you enjoy more. I, personally, am a sword and board gal so I prefer GLA.



Thanks guys perfect! I'm sure other people were wondering too. This should clear it up. Thanks again! Gladiator it is for me!
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#5 Aug 22 2013 at 7:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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I read "GLAD/PLD" as Glad Plaid, and giggled.
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#6 Aug 22 2013 at 7:56 PM Rating: Good
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svlyons wrote:
I read "GLAD/PLD" as Glad Plaid, and giggled.


A scottish tank?
#7 Aug 22 2013 at 9:10 PM Rating: Default
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I didn't have a parser running in P3, but from doing the first 3 dungeon in P4 my MRD was pulling about 20dps on boss fights. Comparatively, actual DPS in the group weren't faring much better. In fact, if you take away the LB, I outdpsed most dps classes in the beta. On that note, ACN by far does the least dps of any thus far, it's pathetic.
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Ulman wrote:
svlyons wrote:
I read "GLAD/PLD" as Glad Plaid, and giggled.


A scottish tank?


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