Arcanist, Scholar, and the Cleric Stance

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Hero Of The Winds 4 years ago#1
Future Scholars seem to be in a strange position at the moment. Before the Scholar job is unlocked Arcanists are unable to queue as healers and are considered dps. When taken into account they also can't use Cleric Stance either until the Scholar job is unlocked, the game seems to be strongly encouraging the player to invest their stats in INT over MND. The only problem there is that once the player does switch roles to healing, the -20% healing that comes with Cleric Stance is obviously incredibly undesirable.

So my question is, is the future Scholar supposed to invest in MND and be ineffectual as dps up until 30, or do they put all their points into INT and simply eat the -20% healing that comes with Cleric Stance?
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User Info: dabodufus

dabodufus
4 years ago#2
Or just don't use any of the points until you decide what you want to do. No one will notice your slightly weaker stuff.

User Info: Underdog2222

Underdog2222
4 years ago#3
Put your point's into MND until lvl 30 if you planning on being SCH.

The point's you put in won't make that much of a difference compared to your gear, so it doesn't matter that much.

ACN also get's a boost to INT through traits as they lvl anyway.
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User Info: Tanthalas

Tanthalas
4 years ago#4
In v1.0 of the game, when you completed the quest to unlock a job you also were rewarded with an item that let you re-allocate your stats.

If they do the same for ARR, there's nothing to worry about.
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User Info: dabodufus

dabodufus
4 years ago#5
got arcanist to lvl 20 in the open beta and didn't use any of my points. I really don't like arcanist so I'll probably just lvl it through fates and use dungeons with conj. Since its just fates, it really doesn't matter about maximizing dmg until I'm able to unlock scholar.

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Underdog2222
4 years ago#6
Tanthalas posted...
In v1.0 of the game, when you completed the quest to unlock a job you also were rewarded with an item that let you re-allocate your stats.

If they do the same for ARR, there's nothing to worry about.


It's not in ARR.

You can re-allocate stat's somehow but we don't know how it works yet.
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NightSlayer1987
4 years ago#7
Tanthalas posted...
In v1.0 of the game, when you completed the quest to unlock a job you also were rewarded with an item that let you re-allocate your stats.

If they do the same for ARR, there's nothing to worry about.

I remember Yoshida was talking about doing this or having some person in like the main towns that will fix your skills and such. But I don't think its implemented unlit later updates.

User Info: colstripcapn

colstripcapn
4 years ago#8
I have no idea at all why a scholar would ever need, want, or use cleric stance. You're not DPS, and when soloing you'll want to use Arcanist anyways (if not summoner).

You get 5 skills as SCH, not a lot of choice anyways in what you pick.

1) Surecast
2) Swiftcast
3) Protect
4) Stoneskin
5) This is the only one you have choice of ...
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User Info: megaexe

megaexe
4 years ago#10
They specifically stated that SMN and SCH stat-points are not shared in the Live Letter. It can be assumed that when you equip the SCH job crystal it simply resets your points... similar to picking another class.

I'd assume since SMN is DPS it keeps the same stat allocation as ACN.
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