Definitely looking to hear how your hybrid goes. haven'y heard of a hybrid in a while. I agree in the thought that dex does boost both stats damage... how ever not enough to see it as a damage addition imo. And with En passive... well... crits are perfect anyways... As a thought to your alch build, this is completely opinion here, no testing or nothin done for this, I would dare say even as a pure int build that your main damage will still come from our Str skills, all int skills are debuffs or heals(or the fire bottle... but that has low damage) I haven't seen the alch skill with the stun chance in action, but from what I've heard its not a damage skill either. Therefore all int skills are utility or heals, with minor damage. Str skills are all damage skills other than BC. The alch skills are somethin drop; the small aoe debuff, lost brave, and the stun effect skill. Of those, I see full use only in Lost brave, and that Job mastering to En for its passive crits, buffs and offensive skills is much more valuable than the other two alch skills. Then obv want the Sm buff (40ish attack added for 45 seconds is nothing to pass up on) So I actually see int builds and str builds building the same path, one with greater heals and slightly higher damage on its debuffs, the other with a smaller heal and slightly less damage on its debuffs, but greater dps. That said, yes, supposedly increasing dex will raise the stun rate... That does need some looking into, I myself have seen higher dex stun less... but again, nothing definite here yet. So as far as builds go imo... If you want higher heals go int. if you want dps, str. if you want debuffs and buffs? both are equally as effective in this manner as buffs and debuffs are based on skill level not on str or int. As to your comment on going full str or full int as being any rogue, warrior or mage.... VERY big difference still. In the end, all that maters is dps and heal. buffs are merely there to add to them. All classes are good at different things. Warriors, massive damage. Rogues,speed. Rangers,range. Magicians,aoe. Acolytes,healing,buffing. Creator,heals,debuffs,buffs,stuns,etc. Just because we all focus on the same goal of dps,or servivability, we all still have our own unique was of getting there. Cr is a utility class. no class has nothing on that.we do everything, no mater what build we go with. Also, I do agree BC is useful, atleast in boss fights. I keep mine maxed and ready I just see that CB and therfore the ax gets us to our main goal the best.