escalina confirmed that doing an offensive hybrid build(1-10 mage, 11-100 assassin, 101-200 sorcerer) or even pure STR build would be relatively inconsequential to MK's damage.
Pure MAG is still the way to go if you want to deal maximum damage with MA however. --- PSN: Zebidabu, Pawn: Charice -200 Fighter- imgur.com/a/Dujst#0 Alt. PSN: vajayjae, Most Beautiful Pawn: Balzak Prime -30 Sorcerer- i.imgur.com/auueW.jpg
It all depends on whether or not you want to be a powerful Ur hunter.
Still, playing as assassin or sorcerer is a ton of fun. The hybrid build mentioned above will allow you to enjoy those two vocations to the max, then enjoy the game anew as either MA or MK. With the fast leveling of hard mode, it probably won't take that long. --- PSN ID: XARNON - Talithakoum/lvl 200 magnanimous/bezel crown ranger.