so i just did an apprentice UQ. almost everyone there was using a very unorthodox setup, which itself is not a problem. the problem is people are using setups that legitimately do little to no damage. I saw a fellow Katana braver... subbing Ranger, no bullet bow just watching him hit a crystal with Cherry Blossom finale for 10k a hit. He had similar gear with far better augments than me, hitting less than a 6th of my damage because he has no percent damage increase for melee in his sub. There was a summoner sub braver too, doing slightly better but still. I watched 5 people try to kill skeleton archers doing negative damage. 5 ppl on these mobs and they half lifed our turret, I walked over and killed them with one PA.
I see Hunters subbing braver to make there auto attacks do more damage, that's not how u play Hu, sub Fi, chain ur PAs. I see alot of BrFi setups for the fact that yes there's more damage but no survivability. If you're good enough to play this power to you, but you're a literal glass cannon, and i see all of you dead on the floor most runs.
This is a fun game, and it offers a lot of freedoms, however if your going into endgame content, with Falz Persona as well as episode 6 right around the corner, you should really bring a more stable set up. This game isn't like a traditional mmo where u need various roles filled in a raid like tank healer mage etc. You can play just about any class, with proper subcless, and your focus is basically just damage. Theres 1 techer theres your buffs, but mainly your job is damage. The way sega makes new content "harder" is almost always ridiculous HP increases. You NEED the damage to kill these mfs. Since joining this server at the start of episode 4 i've noticed a decline in the quality of mpas. They gave us a lot of strong weapons for the time so we breezed thru content, but things are getting tankier, and subbing something for a few specfic skills you like isn't gonna be as valuable as just subbing what's optimal. I've read a number of arguments saying things like, "Oh if i sub this i can use the techs etc. I can cast this from my sword!" That's all fine and good, but it's nowhere near as useful as u think. This game is a lot more focused on you playing ,eta and just learning your class. I'm no god at this game and no one's asking you to be, just do damage.