Overall job usefulness

#1LenneValkiryePosted 9/13/2013 12:34:38 AM
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
#2xJehodxPosted 9/13/2013 12:36:43 AM
I.. I don't know how to feel about this.
This list is exactly the same as my opinion.

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#3OnallionPosted 9/13/2013 12:38:18 AM
I would rank SMN over monk and dragoon just because of the ranged advantage. Otherwise, agreed.
#4James43090Posted 9/13/2013 12:42:19 AM
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.
#5Dark____PhoenixPosted 9/13/2013 12:55:42 AM
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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#6kyosuke34Posted 9/13/2013 12:57:42 AM
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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#7Another_CyzykPosted 9/13/2013 12:58:49 AM
If you aren't going to say Warrior = Paladin, then it's Warrior > Paladin.
#8Wet_moonPosted 9/13/2013 1:00:20 AM
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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#9Raven_ShikumiPosted 9/13/2013 1:08:01 AM
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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#10TheTrueNubPosted 9/13/2013 1:12:30 AM
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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