I'm looking for both DPS efficiency and "fun factor".
My hunter's already level 68 and has been enjoying Beast Mastery up to this point, but next level, I reach the talent "Beast Mastery", and that's prompted me to think. On one hand, I find the idea of being able to tame the rarer beasts out there very interesting -- hunting down and taming spirit beasts, core hounds, dinosaurs -- but at the same time, I very much find myself enjoying my wolf. I've had a wolf the entire time I've been leveling (always exchanging it for the newest cool reskin I come across -- currently using the armored black ones from Ramparts). I don't know if I want to bid goodbye to using my wolf forever in favor of dinosaurs and things like that.
Is it crazy talk to stick to Beast Mastery and not primarily focus on exotic animals? I might do it anyway... I mean, I could probably get used to the idea of a T-Rex or Core Hound at my side pretty quickly, but I want to know so I can think. Either way, how's marksmanship? The whole "sharpshooting expert" thing has always appealed to me too just as much as the taming thing. --- Always nice talking to you, GameFAQs."
Whichever you like better, they're pretty even before high gear levels (talking heroic raids) In terms of single target dps, aoe is definitally better as marks. --- Balthier Basched his Penelo into Fran's Ashe in the back of his Vaan. -thetrueoskar