ffxi's newest expansion released the Rune Fencer. You can use up to 3 runes at one time. Each rune adds weapon damage to your hit (wields a 2h sword) based on the element of the runes you used. It also adds a little hit effect also depending on the element. You can then unleash your harbored runes to deal damage to your foe, or to unleash group wide defence buffs. BUT FFXI is quite old, it is very hard for a new player to pick and catch up unfortunately , but their Rune Fencer was ineresting
Haha yeah it really should go f2p, it would cause a major influx in its population, which it needs. When I quit ffxi, I found it very difficult to get caught up to the end game players. Most of the time playing would be attempting to put a group together for something if you didn't have a Linkshell that wanted to help you. It got pretty frustrating.