>>2728189>the bad thing is that hunting for monsters to learn their skills can be kind of a boring chore
Yeah but that's a large part of the fun of the class, tracking down abilities throughout the game until by the end of the game you have one of the most powerful if not THE most powerful spell list in the game.
It'd also a large part of how you balance it so it's also kind of necessary.
Also in general I'm happy to see the mentions of Blur Mage in here. It's always been my favorite class, just something about the flavor of getting to use strange and powerful monster abilities.