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Final Fantasy XI Discussion BoardDiscussion Boards -> General

Warrior Weapon Help

From: Drago
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Posted: 2007-04-21 02:08:25
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My main is a hume 46WAR/23MNK and I\'m on Asura. When I started out I kept with the sword and used it till about lvl 44. One of the parties I was in kicked me out cause I wasn\'t using a great axe. My sword skill is a couple lvls away for being maxed at my lvl and my GA skill is around lvl 70ish. Would it be worth it to go and lvl my GA skill and use it or stick with the sword? If anyone can help thanks.

Drago


46WAR,32MNK,36WHM,20BLM,20RDM Asura Server
From: Penweaver
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Posted: 2007-04-21 18:16:28
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Hi Drago,

I would suggest doing one of two things actually. If you want to stick with War/Mnk, I would suggest leveling GA. For pure damage numbers, you can through out some pretty big numbers (much greater than sword, IMO). However, something else that you may want to try is leveling Nin and then going with two axes. If you can go that route, it affords you much greater dmg over time numbers with two axes over sword or even GA.

It would also make tanking a bit easier since you will have access to shadows.

If you dont want to do that, with GA as your main weapon, going with a THF sub is also pretty nice. Stacking sneak attack with your weapon skills also help, and when you get to 60 War, your THF sub also allows you to use Trick attack, which when used properly will help you transfer the hate you get from your weapon skills to whomever is tanking.

Lastly, if you do stick with GA, subbing SAM could also be cool. At higher levels you get some nice abilities that work with two handed weapons.

So, long story short (too late, I know :-) GA will usually do more damage than Sword. If you stick with War/Mnk, I would suggest going with GA, or regular Axe.

However, with all of that said, go with what is fun for you. If you prefer using sword, stick with it. You may not make the rest of your party happy, but you play the game to have fun, not to please the other 3000+ people on your server (hence, I am currently play a 71 Mnk/Drg :-)

Have fun, and I hope this helped.

Pen
From: Bashar
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Posted: 2007-04-21 21:50:30
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Drago,

Swords are for Paladins and Red Mages. Since you are using MNK as your sub, it\'s criminal not to take advantage of your double attacks and counters with a heavy weapon. If, for some reason, you seriously do not want to use a GAX, go with a Great Sword. But I\'m afraid that party was right -- you\'re just not using your job to it\'s fullest potential with a sword. You\'ve gotta go skill a bit.
From: Drago
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Posted: 2007-04-21 22:38:36
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Thanks and you were a great help. I think I\'ve just put too much thought into playing for others instead of myself. I\'m currently messing with some other jobs but i think i\'ll go back to WAR soon. Thanks again!!


Drago
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