Lady Jinte wrote:
Until you get SP, Backhandblow + Razed Ruins puts out some really solid numbers, and it's a str/dex mod, instead of str/vit like most h2h ws, so you can actually put together a decent build for it. I've gotten over 1500 with it
Try working on a nice pair of Savate Fists for this. You might get a sweet combination of crit hit rate + BHB dmg.
I still have like 90 points to skill up the ranged frame :-(
By now, you should be working on the bonus skill ranges...
Actually, I love using my ranged pet in Abyssea. I say who cares about ruby lights, just kill as fast as you can and the TE's will start to flow. Between spammage of AP's and frequent SP's you can take down any mob pretty quickly. I keep on Mounted Champion so I don't have to worry about cures and just go to town, murdering everything (who can count on healers anyway?). Skill rises quickly.
Another fun thing to do with your ranged puppet (+burts of course) is to use AP on NM's. I always used to nuke them but I'm starting to have a good time using AP. I toss on Stout Arm + Drifter + VV and go pew pew! Run into range, hit NM with 2k AP, run out for 20s, wait for tp, repeat...