HUCasts are great, but their ATA maxes at about 191 (which is comparatively low), so be forewarned. ATP growth is amazing, on the other hand!
Redria would be good for a first character as you find items like god/battle. Skyly is also great for swords. Oran would be the ID you would want for short sword (ie. dagger-class) weapons.
Originally Posted by Talwin
Thanks for the reply!
Interesting, what about a melee FO? I've seen it in PSZ but never thought of it in PSO.
Melee FO: Either go with the FOmar or FOmarl. FOmar would be more offense-oriented as they receive bonuses for gi- spells and Grants, as well as 2x range for shifta and deband (for partying, of course)
FOmarls have an even greater bonus for Grants (x1.5 damage I believe, compared to FOmar's x1.3) and have double anti and resta range.
FOmars have more ATP, but FOmarls have better dfp and ata. FOmars have the male saber animation (which is generally conceived as better than the female counterpart), whereas FOmarls have a unique slicer animation.