ok sub bard is not really an option. you can only create two buffs yourself. if you have two cor rolls up when you sing it drops. that's how it worked for me. someone fill me in cause i wish /brd was any good.
I took COR/BRD to a Dynamis Windy run (about a month and a half ago maybe) and I was able to keep 2 rolls up and
one song. It was mostly Evoker's + Warlock's -or- Healer's and Ballad 1 -or- Paeon when most applicable.
I remember somewhere SE said they you will only be able to have two buffs, but that was not the case. You can have three buffs up /brd (2 rolls, 1 song) unless SE stealth changed it back to what they said it was originally supposed to be. /brd is reduced to one song so overwriting rolls was not possible (you would just overwrite the song).
I wanted to expand on COR/BRD. The OP stated it well, it is situational but should not be overlooked. It is lacking in overall support, but it's definitely the way to go if you just need a Refresh *****.
Think about it for a moment. In an almost average scenario, the addition of Snake Eye gives us a reliable 2MP a tick. Ballad bumps it up to 3MP. Add a SMN and you have 4MP for everyone, 5 for Auto Refresh jobs (SMN, /SMN, PLD).
Best case scenario, you could have 7 MP/tick just from a COR alone! Realistically though, you will more than likely end up with 3-5 on a constant basis. Still not bad if all you need is refresh. Now,
add Healer's/Warlocks and that's where it really pulls ahead.
Oh, and COR/BRD in an extended event like Dynamis is extremely
boring. You eventually find creative ways to buff. Forget all of this if SE stealthed it. Edited, Jun 11th 2007 12:01pm by sixgauge