Best Job(s)/Class(es) for Combat Assist?

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  • #19995

    mundays
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    So Miqobot’s combat assist has gone through multiple alterations and improvements over the past couple of months. Among the current jobs, which ones are currently the most prominent in terms of dps and effectiveness with the current combat assist?

    #19996

    clementxd
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    I would say bard first, i ran combat assist with bard all the way through eden savage 1-4 with decent dps, i would say machinist next, then rdm but with manual cast of scorch.

    #19997
    Nirvana Flame
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    I’d say MCH first, doing pretty good parses the only thing you have to manage is Bioblaster and Flamethrower for AoE.

    #20002

    SefirosuKuraudo
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    IMO, after playing with all of the jobs at 80 with Miqo, MCH is totally hands free, you just have to move. That is probably the best option if you’re doing prog, etc, since you can move without consequence and keep your eyes on what’s going on around you.

    BRD I would place at a close second, since essentially you only *have* to press Apex Arrow when the gauge is full, but in order to play it to its potential you still have to keep an eye on raid buffs to snapshot your dots, and do the same during your own burst windows (Raging Strikes, etc) so it’s not as optimally hands free as MCH.

    DNC, with the use of a macro, is also good to go at 80. On a striking dummy, I pull 11k dps over 3 mins doing the rotation manually without Miqo’s help. With the use of a macro to attach Saber Dance and Flourish into Cascade, Miqo (without my assistance) will do around 10.8k dps over 3 minutes. So, really, a 200 dps loss over 3 minutes… that’s pretty acceptable, especially considering you’ll still be doing 2-3k more dps than the other DNC in your PUG raid 😛 The reason Macros work for DPS rotations with Miqo as opposed to regular players is because miqo presses the GCD skills precisely when the GCD stops rolling, with no hiccup, and she only needs to press the GCD skill once. The only time you see mashing behavior is to double-weave and make sure the OGCD skills go off. Whereas most regular players tend to mash GCD’s, and so the Macro constantly requeue’s and the skills don’t go off as smothly as they do with Miqo. So definitely give the Cascade macro a try if you’re interested in DNC.

    SMN you really only have to press 3 buttons during one window every 2 minutes (the firebird trance) and that’s a small price to pay for the damage you put out with Miqo. I love sitting at 1st place in the 24-man Copied Factory with 16k while 2nd place is a SAM or MCH doing 13-14k – not to mention keeping that damage up while also raising healers and other party members. If you’re going into content you already know, then SMN is a pretty fun job to use with Miqo.

    #20003

    cowboybebop
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    With the use of a macro to attach Saber Dance and Flourish into Cascade

    Would you kindly paste what this macro looks like?

    Thank you!!

    #20014

    SefirosuKuraudo
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    /micon “Cascade”
    /macroerror off
    /ac “Flourish”
    /ac “Saber Dance” <t>
    /ac “Cascade” <t>

    Just be sure to replace/re-type the quotation marks if copy/pasting from here

    #20019

    mundays
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    SMN you really only have to press 3 buttons during one window every 2 minutes (the firebird trance) and that’s a small price to pay for the damage you put out with Miqo. I love sitting at 1st place in the 24-man Copied Factory with 16k while 2nd place is a SAM or MCH doing 13-14k – not to mention keeping that damage up while also raising healers and other party members. If you’re going into content you already know, then SMN is a pretty fun job to use with Miqo.

    can you elaborate a little more on your setup here? LOL. what buttons do you specifically press? do you add any macros?

    #20024

    cowboybebop
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    Really appreciate the response, thanks!

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