Wow you know, I could make a post saying "the sky is blue" and would get rated into the ground. Whoever is camping my posts your very childish.
I find it even more astonishing that people are staring at their karma so much to even notice a rate down or two...
That's a joke right? That's like saying most BLMs don't cap elemental magic, or most WHMs don't cap healing magic.
One word: Refresh
Ahaha... oh wait you were serious. Let me laugh harder. Ahahahahaha!
I was a refresh spammer too. Oh yes, I fondly remember being a lowbie RDM, lobbing Protection and Refresh spells in parties and soloing like crazy with my Phalanx, Stoneskin, Barspell, Refresh, Regen, Protect, Shell, Enspell, Spikes, Blink... You get the idea.
My enhancing skill upon reaching level 75 was a pitiful 196. Thats a massive 80 points below its cap. It took months of non stop spammage, soloing and merit parties to finally reach the cap. The skill up rates on Enhancing suck BADLY. Spam Refresh all you want, it won't cap your skill anytime soon. Try spamming barspells instead. The recast and casting time is much faster.
The only skill RDM will cap quickly is Enfeebling skill (or SHOULD, if they're doing their job) because (a) It targets enemies, and as everyone should know by now, actions on tough mobs give better skill ups, and (b) A RDM often opens with several important enfeebles in normal XP (Slow, Paralyze, Dia) as well as link control (Sleep, Sleep II).
Back on topic, though, I find it kinda worrying that the damage totals are so crap on Enspellgas.
Looking at it from my perspective, I can happily strike Tough-VT monsters for 15-20 damage per blow with enspells. Using my White Mage (Sub RDM) enhancing skill, I can still land a solid 13-17 damage on those same opponents. It seems the damage is watered down? Perhaps as a result of it becoming AoE?
If im not mistaken, a Scholar using it would have Light Arts active, which would raise their enhancing magic to a B ranked skill. Surely that should compensate for any resistance issues... Edited, Dec 8th 2007 3:16am by Crystan