Wow, not much action here for me seeing a ton of bards running around.
Anyways, I was running Qarn and we got to the final boss, had a really good PUG actually. Ended up getting through every boss with the only death coming from a random trash bee with final sting.
So on the last boss we got through the first phase and ended up having our BLM and PLD ended up dead. PLD got the crap kicked out of him when he ended up getting caught inside one of the squares with boss and the WHM couldn't heal him and the BLM just ended up standing where lasers were crossing.
So it was me and the WHM running around, basically we were hate swapping back on forth on boss, while I was focused on killing the laser things as fast as I could. WHM did a great job and I just kept DOT's up while running around killing lasers and kiting boss when the WHM lost his stoneskin from kiting as well.
Long story short is we duo'ed him from the end of the first phase till he died and both had almost full health. I love the utility of bard and how we can still support and DPS while on the move. I had my Ballad going to help keep the WHM full on MP while we were kiting and running.
Hate to admit it but I am in love with Bard, glad we can have some cool armor after the AF stuff, not sure if I could run around in AF for long :)
WAR has access to enough enmity gear and enough hate-inducing JA to aggro baby jesus.
When I'm trying to decide what spell to cast I look at the mobs' weaknesses, check the day, check the weather and then calmly cast Thunder IV.