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
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. --- You can't fire me, I don't work in this van!
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. --- Keep calm and hee-ho FFXIV: Richard Vaeros - Leviathan