This merit is no longer in the game since the Sep 16 2015 version update.
It has been replaced by Maintenance Recast.

Merit Point Enhancement==
*Category: Job-specific - Group 1 (Puppetmaster)

Limit: 5 levels (Merit Point progression: 1>2>3>4>5 Total cost: 15 Points)

Description: Each level of this enhancement increases the Automaton's effective Automaton Ranged Skill by 2 points, with a maximum bonus of +10 at level 5. This bonus applies to all frame/head combinations (although only the Sharpshot frame has any effective use for it)

  • Note: You may notice the automaton begin to gain skillups after applying this upgrade. The automaton is still working with the full bonus given, despite appearing to need to skill up to it.

It should be noted, that unlike Combat Skill merits, the Puppet Ranged, Magic, and Melee skills will not scale in capped environments, and are not in effect with PUP as a subjob.