So first off, I will start by saying that what I am suggesting is possibly 'non-comformist' in approach and could go against the perceived norms of the game, but its just a concept. I'm not advocating its use or implementation, just curious to see what the group hivemind here can do with it (assuming they/you/us actually considers it).
So, I am part of a small FC and we are in the process of forming a pseudo-static party formation for helping each other out with story content and such and for all around shennanigans.
I recently achieved lvl 30 ACN and promptly unlocked SCH (and SMN... but alas, I am a healer at heart). Anywho, I was looking at the jobs abilities and the mechanics of SCH and how they might be used to most efficiently. I had the idea of having a (Light) party set up of a Tank, DPS and 2 SCHs. One of my other FC members and I were discussing my idea and he wasn't confident about how they would work together, stating that SCH + WHM would compliment each other better. And I can't really find fault with his arguement and not really looking to anywho.
My thinking about the 2 SCH set is that the Faeries can be used to 'double-tap' cures while the SCHs contribute to DPS, of course, maintaining party heals as needed as well. In my head, it seems as though the use of DoTs would cover for the times when the SCHs have to cast physick/adloquium (sp?), maybe even be able to have both faeries out to have both sets of abilities available.
The whole purpose of this little thought experiment is enhanced group survival. And if it weren't two SCHs, it would definitely cut into the groups overall damage in my opinion. I've run the idea through in my head as many ways as I can think of and it seems solid, but I will be the first to say my understanding of the games mechanics is not the most complete
And so I put forth my question: How would you make this set up work?
(I chose the wording specifically, because I know that just asking "what do you guys think" is an invitation to just telling me what is 'known' and not really considering the puzzle)
PS: I don't know if this has been considered/used/brought up before, so forgive me if its already something and I didn't know about it. Also, before the know-it-alls jump down my throat, Read the top of the post.