1. Best race
Lalafell is tops because they are hardest to see esp. in PvP and any other discussion regarding race isn't advanced.
2. Best Grand Company
Any discussion regarding this isn't advanced.
3. UI Setup
Obv. you should be playing keyboard+mouse or some combo of such with gameboard or whatever. If you were like, damn imma use a controller and be as good as Church then many lols will be mailed to you via the all new and innovative Moogle Delivery System (tm). Clicking is your friend, if you have played FPS then maybe you got the skills but if not then you need practice and lots of it. I recommend playing a healer who clicks to heal to practice being a tank.
Other than that it is preference really but there are some things that are logical that when people don't do them then i get lost but whatevs.
Here is what I use, notice how it glistens.
Side note: I could prolly get rid of 2nd chat log, I never read it and if you type during combat then you are bad for not doing damage instead. If you are dead and typing then I probably don't care what you are saying.
12345QERFG ALT SHIFT because CTRL is retarded to press. Baller status if you remove CAPS LOCK because who needs cruise control.
Notice the flow, 1+2+3, 1+4+5, so amazings.
4. Cross Class skills
So I found a use for Flash, it lets me continue massive deeps rotations sans spamming overpower for < 3 mobs at a time. Right now I'm running the following:
Edit#1: Convalescence and Awareness are pretty useful for specific situations. Garuda (for example) can blow a Warrior up with a wind based MOAB in 0.9001s when her damage sister is alive, with all the other things that need to happen at that moment, not taking critical damage and being healed for 30% more are pretty big. Your choice for what to drop, in Garuda, Flash is probably the least useful because you still have Overpower and don't really run out of TP. In other situations that can easily change.
I don't see this changing because what's going down on the parser is ridic. Basically pub stomp bads all day. Makes it easy to ID people who know what DPS means too.
5. Super dope rots
Use Defiance, keep Wrath V up at all times, use Steel Cyclone/Inner Beast when Infuriate is up on bosses, never lose Wrath V, manage Berserk/Vengeance/Infuriate when in dungeons to always have Wrath V, do retarded damage.
Overpower >3 mobs.
Mark target you want dead first, do Storms Eye, switch to other target(s). Do enmity, then Storms Eye, first mob should be dead. For groups, like I said, keep WrathV up and use Overpower. Otherwise, initiate with Flash so you don't blow TP and you can chain the dungeon 5eva. I don't use a lot of Fracture on trash because it dies too fast, I need to get 3+ ticks out of a non buffed one for it to equal the other shit I'm dropping.
Infuriate>Stormy Eye combo, get Internal/Zerk up, use Fracture, get hate combo rolling. Use buffs appropriately, save IB/Infuriate if your healer is shit (common), liberally use your heals otherwise to help out so the WHM can put out sick deeps too. Keep Maim buff up, Storms Eye buff up, Fracture up. So easy, a caveman could do it.
Use defensive buffs when appropriate as well, don't just spam them on cd like a fucking bad. If there are phases where your healer will deal with adds and you'll be sans cures, you might want to save some shit to deal with that so you don't get faceraped by tentacles.
Some bosses have other mechanics and you have to manage Steel Cyclone (like idk, garuda) and in those cases what you should do is manage SC/Infuriate so that they are always up for jumps.
Stun AoE shit for the group if it can be stunned, or be like me and don't so you can watch bads die to Ifrit Hard so you can 3 man it like champs. Why you die, get out of red circle. Too easy.
6. Stat Allocation
Currently using 30STR, currently topping DPS charts for the planet and being #1 Earth Warrior, will change if necessary but it really, really hasn't been. FFXIVAPP needs to track Parry tho so pls get on that. Also SCH and MNK DoTs.
7. Melds and gear stuffs
So they fucked over getting iLv70 shit from the vendor and it's ridic now, but still worth it unless they add iLv90 gear. Most of the Darklight gear is absolute trash so if you used tokens I feel bad for you son. Not rly tho. Most classes are better off getting iLv70 gear/craft items and getting an HQ because lolNQ then melding the shit out of it. Some classes get a lot of good options, like BRD, but the Militia gear for BRD is also psick and can be melded.
I haven't melded my Choker and I'm saving for a Darksteel Belt atm, but my accessories are as follows:
Amber Earrings: 6VIT 4STR 10Parry 10Crit 10Acc
Amber Rings: 6VIT 4STR 10Parry 10Crit 10Acc
Tortoiseshell Bracelet: 6VIT 4STR 10Parry 10Crit 10Acc
Tough to remember I know.
I will meld Determination instead of Accuracy to belt/neck, and then continue working on upgrades for iLv70 accessories. The Imperial gear is also a good choice to meld to and I may upgrade some of those to that in the near future (like maybe today). I am mainly waiting for a friend to waste his stuff first and find out what the caps are. If you are like some people then someone will just give you a set of HQ Heavy Darksteel then you can be truly baller status but for the rest of us plebes that is just a dream and you'll likely get Allagan shit before then unless you are also bads and just want top tier gear for town.
Please discuss and tell me about using Flash or how you think Warrior should be a DPS instead.
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