I would recommend reading the MAG guide that PSO World provides, and also checking out this page
for a visual guide to all the regular MAGs, along with feeding charts. This way, you can decide beforehand exactly what to feed your MAG to get the desired stats and appearance that you are looking for.
I would definitely
make defense one of my primary stats for the new mag. I haven't played enough as a FO to know which of the others you would want to invest in for a long term benefit, but defense for a FO is very important. In the end, you're going to want enough magic to use all the spells at their highest levels without running out of TP. You'll also want to have your DEX high enough for you to equip guns, since they'll be your main weapon down the road. From my experience, 122 ATA total for your character is all you'll really need to use all the non RA guns. DEX adds to your ATA rating. I would prolly skimp on the PWR and give that to DEF, since you're not going to be doing a lot of hitting with canes and such anyway.
<font size=1>[ This message was edited by: s2-Death on 2001-03-11 06:48 ]</font>