Hi, apologies if this is an insanely stupid question but I'm just about to start levelling PLD and was wondering if there is ever a situation where busting out a Polearm could be useful? I have 8/8 polearm merits so the gap would be closer between Sword and Polearm, so at the lower levels at least it seems like it might be viable.
At the colibri camp at East Ronfaure [S] for example at 37 my sword skill would be 114 while my polearm skill with 3 active merits my skill would be 100. A loss of 14 accuracy/attack is quite a bit but considering the bonus piercing damage you'd get I wonder if this would be a reasonable combo, assuming spammed Crab Sushi.
I havent started levelling PLD yet so I may be missing something obvious to anyone who has levelled the job (such as perhaps missing the shield being more dramatic than I'm taking into account) but.. where does my idea fall apart?