Overall job usefulness

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2 years ago#1
Disclaimer: yes I know every job is valuable and all that stuff, but obviously you can't deny that any party without a healer or a tank won't work, while a party without a generic DPS job can.
Based on this statement, how would you rank the jobs?

I'd say it's something like this:

1. White Mage
2. Paladin=Warrior
3. Scholar
4. Black Mage=Bard
5. Dragoon
6. Pugilist
7. Summoner
2 years ago#2
I.. I don't know how to feel about this.
This list is exactly the same as my opinion.

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2 years ago#3
I would rank SMN over monk and dragoon just because of the ranged advantage. Otherwise, agreed.
2 years ago#4
I think you need to remove healers and tanks from the other DPS classes and score them against each other.

1. Bard
2. Summoner
3. Dragoon
4. Black Mage
5. Monk

WHM>SCH
PLD>WAR

That's how I'd rate them on party usefulness.
2 years ago#5
What's with all the Mnk hate? From what I've seen they are top DD atm, nothing is even close when they get rolling.
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2 years ago#6
Black mage/ bard at the top for me for the burst
Then dragoon cause of mobility
Then Summoner cause of rez
Then the monk
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2 years ago#7
If you aren't going to say Warrior = Paladin, then it's Warrior > Paladin.
2 years ago#8
If I had to form a (fairly inexperienced) opinion:

1. BLM/BRD
2. SMN
3. DRG/MNK

WAR vs PLD

Most people seem to like WAR but I like playing as PLD so I feel biased.

WHM vs SCH

I think WHM is better overall but I think they will ultimately pair together very well making it insignificant to compare them until we get another healing job.
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2 years ago#9
If you're in a full party, and you aren't running whm&sch, you're doing it oh so wrong.
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2 years ago#10
As far as DPS:

1. Bard - can't beat songs
2. Black Mage - Great burst, AoE LB, and AoE cc.
3. Monk - Top DPS, along with a party buff for greater heals
4. Summoner - Unimpressive outside of resurrection and AoE LB
5. Dragoon - Brings no raid/party utility whatsoever, along with having lower DPS than monk.
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