If someone had asked me just a year ago what I'd be doing in FFXI, my answer would not be "On black mage spamming Stone I for 1000+ damage a pop."
New Nakuul (Kumhau) gear is amazing:
DMG:195 Delay:402 INT+12 MND+12
Element: Ice+20 "Magic Atk. Bonus"+22 Magic Damage+173
Staff skill +188
Parrying skill +188
Magic Accuracy skill +177
Enhances "Elemental Seal" effect
"Magic Atk. Bonus"+10
DEF:10 INT+8 "Magic Atk. Bonus"+10
Occasionally absorbs ice elemental damage
Add in the Skirmish V2 gear and the changes to element magic last summer, and a BLM can now outdamage most melee in endgame content while barely using any MP just by casting Stone over and over again.