(12-28-2016 08:21 AM)Valence Wrote: Red Mage just confirmed to fill a pure ranged DPS casting role, like BLM and SMN. No more support role than those two.
Very vague on how it will attack in melee (but I strongly suspect it will be similar to OGCD skill or stuff to trigger at times).
I'm not against this, as I like to play pure DPS, which I am doing with Machinist and Summoner... but I do think it could have been cool for it to have SOME support spells. Not necessarily direct healing spells, but maybe like a spell that boosts someone's MP or a 10-sec spell which does a bit of healing to the party equivalent to the damage the RDM does within those 10 seconds... stuff like that.
Well, all we can do is wait and see what they give the Red Mage. ^^
(12-28-2016 11:59 AM)Sylentmana Wrote: In order to avoid the whole "I've been an amazing fencer the whole time you guys" thing, I've created a new character with the purpose of grooming them to become a RDM. I do plan on having them go through a swordplay training arc though.
That's what I'm doing too. Just changed my alt (soon to be main) who is this Elezen who has studied as an Arcanist and is now training some swordfighting to see if they can combine. ^^