I heard Aran was top DPS before Dual Blade came out.
He'll probably go back to top DPS after chaos anyway. Mech's 4th job single-target DPS isn't even nerfed at all during chaos.
Though, chaos buffs DBs so hard that they get the best DPS in the game. Aran and Mech are tied for 2nd I think. --- having posted in this topic, it means that there is an 80% chance that there will not be any more posts in this topic for the next month. GG no re.
Aran was never single-target higher dps than sair, neither was DB. Sairs are/were just unpopular because their 1st-3rd jobs are awful and battleship is hard to use. Dual bladers were never the single-target highest DPSers and they won't be post Chaos. Don't be confused; "single-target dpm" isn't the same as "who can solo zakum the fastest".
Yeah, Arans are pretty terrible 1v1 since every single one of their attacks hits multiple targets. Granted, hitting more monsters spreads the damage out, but Arans are not meant for 1v1. I could see them being good at zak for the arms, but the body would take them awhile, I think.
Mechs have a pretty high dps 1v1. I'd imagine sairs too, but I've never played one. --- El Nido - MechDM Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
Sair has always been one of the best, and that probably won't change. Battleship is strong, but after Chaos, no more cooldown on it, and no more durability. --- shake em up, shake em up, shake em up, shake em Upcoming Interests: SW: TOR, D3, S2, M:OM, Zelda, HG/SS
chameleonic1 posted... In the end it really all comes down to Funding.
The_Great_Geno posted... This is assuming all of them have equal funding and equips.
chamel, I don't think the sair in the first video was in KMS. KMS currently has content (equips and stuff) that no other version of MS does that makes them stronger.
Even though things get shifted around a lot with new classes and "rebalancing", there's a general role that each class has, and one of those roles is "best single-target DPSer". It is quite easy to see which classes are meant to fill certain roles.