Burn me Alive, Im bored at work...
My 2 cents is that MNK is master of DoT. Come to think of it, with /WAR, he pretty much owns DoT. MNK/THF can increase impact damage of WS's when mated with SATA + Boost. **** you can even max out your Boosts, SATA, engage -> WS (@100+TP of course) for some pretty fireworks at the start of the fight. I did 1K+ to Arch Lich as THF/MNK with SATA + RF. Does that mean that thieves should all sub /MNK? Nope. That was a situational environment where it happend to be a bone mob, so I dressed for the occasion. I agree that /WAR is best all around SJ for MNK. I also believe that WAR CAN be the only SJ MNK "needs" to get to 75 in exp. There are plenty of WAR/THFs, DRK/THF's, lol THF/THF's (jk), etc for hate control. This allows MNK to do what he/she does best, and that is DoT, and later on Impact damage WS's. With out double attack, where is the benefit of a hasted MNK's TP gain? Not like subbing THF helps TP gain. It hurts it. So you can SATA Howling/Dragon all you want, But I guarantee that the MNK/WAR in the other PT is averaging more WS's than "you". Not to mention any hate you might pull as /WAR which is more probable if you are pawning off some of your hate on the Tank, will add more TP, and occasional Counter's.
All right, i'm done babbling. WAR is the most efficient SJ for MNK. No other SJ is needed, for exp purpose, but can be usefull. So if you want a loaded tool box for exp invites, or simply for MNK proficiency, level WAR, THF (Hate control/Farm/Flee), NIN (Tank/solo), SAM (TP gain/Thirdeye), WHM (Buffs/-Naspells/raise/Cure/Chiblast/Teleport)
Edited, Thu Feb 23 14:27:37 2006 by HeavenscryWeapon
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