How are summoners going to work?

#1D33p_InsidePosted 5/9/2013 1:16:16 PM
Are they going to be like warlocks in WoW or something entirely different?
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#2ShadygrovePosted 5/9/2013 1:49:29 PM
We don't know. And I don't know WoW.

The classic FFXI summons will become Primals, which can be captured.

I think SMNs get Carbuncle, but its nothing like FFXI's Carby.

Stay tuned....
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#3steepcirclePosted 5/9/2013 2:05:52 PM
Maybe carbuncle could be less cute and more feriocius!

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j364/SinistarJr/FFV_LP/FinalFantasyVAdvanced_Carbuncle_01-1.png
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#4xenosaga123Posted 5/9/2013 3:39:44 PM
Summoner can probably equip Arcanist Carbuncle summon skill.

but Summoner can summon the essence of the primals.

Like Proto Ifrit

Proto Garuda

etc.
#5kamikaze135Posted 5/9/2013 4:50:01 PM
Idk anything about WoW, but basically, the following has been confirmed:

- Carbuncle will be the only pet that Summoners use
- Summoner's weapon is a book
- Summoners can summon the essence of primals....I'm guessing this means mini versions of the primals
- Carbuncle can either tank or be a DD pet depending on what you want him to do
- Summoners are supposed to be a DD / DoT class
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#6Rude HeroPosted 5/9/2013 6:28:07 PM(edited)
kamikaze135 posted...
Idk anything about WoW, but basically, the following has been confirmed:

- Carbuncle will be the only pet that Summoners use
- Summoner's weapon is a book
- Summoners can summon the essence of primals....I'm guessing this means mini versions of the primals
- Carbuncle can either tank or be a DD pet depending on what you want him to do
- Summoners are supposed to be a DD / DoT class


Nice, sound s very much like a WoW Warlock in reference to having your pet Tank or DD and the DoT output.
Warlocks and their mass of DoT afflictions were nasty. Albeit highly volatile.
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#7SedatedPosted 5/9/2013 7:51:41 PM
kamikaze135 posted...
Idk anything about WoW, but basically, the following has been confirmed:

- Carbuncle will be the only pet that Summoners use
- Summoner's weapon is a book
- Summoners can summon the essence of primals....I'm guessing this means mini versions of the primals
- Carbuncle can either tank or be a DD pet depending on what you want him to do
- Summoners are supposed to be a DD / DoT class


Wait, what? Carbuncle is the only pet Summoners use..? So what, the primals just cast spells basically? Like you cast Diamon Dust, Shiva pops up does the spell and then just goes away?

Hopefully you worded something funky or something because if this is the case it sounds like ass.
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#8steepcirclePosted 5/9/2013 8:49:10 PM
kamikaze135 posted...
Idk anything about WoW, but basically, the following has been confirmed:

- Carbuncle will be the only pet that Summoners use
- Summoner's weapon is a book
- Summoners can summon the essence of primals....I'm guessing this means mini versions of the primals
- Carbuncle can either tank or be a DD pet depending on what you want him to do
- Summoners are supposed to be a DD / DoT class


I thought carbuncle would be the only summon an Arcanist could use, but that a summoner loses the ability to use carbuncle but instead gains access to the primals.
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#9B_LocksPosted 5/9/2013 8:52:54 PM
steepcircle posted...
kamikaze135 posted...
Idk anything about WoW, but basically, the following has been confirmed:

- Carbuncle will be the only pet that Summoners use
- Summoner's weapon is a book
- Summoners can summon the essence of primals....I'm guessing this means mini versions of the primals
- Carbuncle can either tank or be a DD pet depending on what you want him to do
- Summoners are supposed to be a DD / DoT class


I thought carbuncle would be the only summon an Arcanist could use, but that a summoner loses the ability to use carbuncle but instead gains access to the primals.


I agree. That would definitely be lame if only carbuncle could be summoned and controlled and the rest were just spells. I know you were able to summon and control almost all the primals in FFXI after obtaining them.
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#10GENERALJA0Posted 5/10/2013 3:19:55 AM
From all the stuff I looked up it seems the primals will be a temporary thing once summoned in battle.

Kinda like summon ifrit, he comes in does his stuff for however Long then he leaves and it goes on a CD for however long.

All this info could be wrong though as not much has been said, but that's what I get out of the little info I have seen
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