XD I will admit to doing the same thing OP did... reading the two descriptions, Conj felt white magey to me, so I went with the only other option.
So, I played THM to 17. I got Conj to 6. Both jobs play exactly the same solo. I know a lot of people swear by stoneskin/shockspikes, etc, and I will get them...but honestly, fighting mobs it's dart-dart-dart, occasionally cure/damnation.
I try to cast other spells, too, but it doesn't speed up the fight any, and I'm not exactly wowed by damage. The thing is, I wasn't wowed by damage in Conj, either.
Spells can miss, which is pretty irritating considering that they're not exactly instant cast. Stacking int didn't seem to make spell damage great, either...so now I mostly stick points into pie, mnd, and vit. (Having low hp, also, didn't seem to help -.-)
I'm not.. exactly in love with either of these jobs yet. Neither one of them grabbed me the way blm grabbed me in XI. Blm was boring to solo to 10, but that first skillchain made me fall in <3 with the job. I'm a DD at heart, healing is not something I do well. Or like to do.
Sadly, both Conj and THM in any kind of a party end up being healers, unless, of course, you're partying up with more than one mage, and the other guy gets to be healer.
I'm hoping to get THM to 30 and see how it plays then before deciding, and then I'll do the same for Conj. Atm, there's no real way to decide.
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