The paragraph below is highly counterproductive and leads to unneccessary TP feed on the mobs leading to 3/4 of the zone being dead.
Highly recommended to bring pet jobs to this flux. Garuda with Predator Claws has been the most damaging BP seen so far. For BSTs, best damage output so far has been seen from NurseryNazuna, Bloodclaw, or the new level 95 tiger (Gore something or other). Of course, if you use either of those other than NN, be prepared for the cost of having your pet die many times.
Note on the first post above: If you don't want to die, don't stand near the mobs. Let the pet jobs do what they're supposed to do. There's no top 5 in the zone anymore, and drops are completely random and not based off of performance or exp earned. I've seen a couple people now get in the range of 4-5k exp and get blizzaja, while in the same runs others are getting 8.5-10k and keep getting translucent rocks.
Note on SMN burns: its a horrible strategy unless 36/36 people are SMNs. The pets cannot hold hate against anyone doing anything constructive, such as BLM nuking or DD's WSing. The best runs I've done had only a few sparse SMNs and a lot of heavy DD machines, like Ukon WAR's, Masa SAMs, and BLMs with high nukes. SMNs get the best use when its nothing but pets on the field.