It gives additional -DT to the Guard ability, so it's not doing anything for your pets. Unless Merle has it, then maybe.
That being said, it's still probably the best pet tanking atma available, since under 50% hp, your pet likely has more hp than you do at 100%
Atma of the Ducal Guard:(Guard) Damage Taken-:Major (HP Below 50%) Damage Taken-:Superior (HP Below 50%) Movement Speed-:Superior are the stats on it if you didn't know
I don't know about other pet jobs, but on SMN even after they "fixed" it in emergency maintenance, avatars still have a significant reduction in damage taken at all times with this atma (not just under 50%). A lot of NMs go from unmanageable to easily soloable with this atma.
yes i noticed this also because me and my buddy have bst and smn and my dmg goes from 150 to 75 dmg, based on HP of my pet yet smn pets the dmg stays the same usualy around 20-30 dmg on the same mob, i think this is a mistake and will be fixed.
From testing this on SMN and BST, my BST tanks better since I can Snarl it incase of hate reset moves. Works awesome on both jobs <3
Which BST pets guard? FWIW, this atma works best on DY. It certainly doesnt make your NN a pld lol. 1 DY lasted me two T2 VNMs whereas it took me 6 NN's both with full reward sets.
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