So AST got a sizeable buff in this patch. Before AST was comparable to WHM, but it's benefits were less dependable which left WHM as the 'ole reliable. Diurnal stance also considerably outshines Nocturnal stance because it was better MP and better DPS while also more comfortable to use in messy situations (once a shield's broken it needs to be replaced, but regens keep ticking for a predetermined duration). Meanwhile SCH went unopposed as King healer. This is awesome, and makes Nocturnal stance likely competitive with Dirunal (testing required). However, it doesn't make AST a good substitute for SCH, people often think of Noct and SCH as competitors but shielding is only a small part of what SCH brings to the table as it dishes out top DPS while it's fairy manages a considerable portion of the healing separately. I love this SOOO much! Why? Because previously the effect made Bene II an instant cast, and when raiding more hardcore content it's important to time your heals perfectly. This means PRECASTING a heal, so imagine precasting Bene II to a huge tank buster—only when you hit Bene II it casts instantly because you didn't notice it proc'd and now you're losing a full GCD while the tanks remaining HP gets beat on. I hated this trait. ...I don't PVP Redraw's buff is awesome, it makes our cards more dependable and so we're slightly less RNG while we pump out more The Balance. The change to Draw requires some testing So RR change is nice because BLMs are jerks who stand at max range making you choose between buffing the melee or the ranged. The Balance is AMAZING, I can't believe they buffed our best buff, but on that note, our near useless buff (arrow) is still crap. The change to Bole is also great. People complain that an RNG defencive buff has no value, but that's only true if your party is planning out every buff/debuff they use and things go smoothly. ^This one's great too, adding value to our cards all around. I believe the word "by" is a translation mishap, the original effect is "effects cast ON self and party" and I'd be surprised if they made CO extend other party members buffs. That would be pretty OP.