It might be worth mentioning that Gladiator's elemental Swords can dish out a lot of damage if you enhance their element with mission items or element-boosting equips (preferably Black Robe). If you're able to get that going, I'd say it's worth a shot.
Also: Paromin, my beloved nemesis! I'm glad to see you've returned. Let's fight about something sometime. : D
True, although that can also be done with the elemental breaths that Dragoons have. Although the Blades are around 30% stronger than the breaths so area effect and range or damage and while area effect is usually never good unless you can kill or inflict one of the 100% statuses on at least 1 target, the rest of the team isn't optimized so area effect of the Breaths is worth considering.
Fun times those. Did who it was making a online FFTA battle program ever finish it?