Mage before t5 skills is mainly using finale for damage. The only problem with finale is low mobility and is to slow. Here are all reasons not to use finale anymore: mage new meta will build around skill like : nemesis, magic cannon, magic crash -Using nemesis for proration and damage -Magic crash for armor break debuff which is good on high def boss -And lastly using magic cannon for the last damage from all the build up (nemesis, crash, etc) Just from mainly using that 3 skill u got mobility to dodge aoe, armor debuff to face high def boss, solve proration problem for mage with nemesis, and deals a decent damage. Not only that, mage magic damage to element got buffed (which is 1%/10 Base INT, CMIIW) when you use awakened element weapon (so it will be 25% + (Base INT/10), CMIIW). Which is the reason to use weapon with awakened element. Finale not geting anything from this because it can't use awakened element stat. And Mage build will mainly using dte equip to boost damage, that makes neutral type is the only problem for mage. Well the cons for this is : It is not cheap :v with all that dte equip. What do you think?