Play as ICE/Magic/Crit
*Some skills I didnt write about them because I think they obvious.
*For better explaintion read Mesmer build. I explained the main skills in my while in mesmer its more go to the little details.
So, Why Smasher ?
- Because I like it
and I play what I like : She fun,pretty skills and neve bored.
- MAX - for ICE smash is main dps skill while.While you stack ice this skill is unbeliveable.
Bishop Head- Mirror - TA - Arcane - Spam GS
in Mesmer for freeze duration but I took it as DPS skill not as Mes to freeze.
- Lvl 1 - because I max GS and I still want this skill even if lvl 1 help me in pvp/mods
Force User Skills:
- 1 - Both lvl 1 because if you dont have some %dark you dont see big boost between lvl1-lvl12
- MAX- Read Mesmer for better explaintion.
- MAX- good debuff +30% from the dmg that the mod take. As i get it,
Its work like this if you do 5k on mod you will get more 30% (like FD) so mean you will do 6.5k. more MA you more MA you get.
- MAX - a large AOE , nice DMG (More in Mesmer)
- Ulti - good skill + when you dont trust the priest to use MH u have this skill for reduce dmg - 75%.
Stage 1 : Purple gass - work , Push - doesnt work breake when u get to the thorns.
Stage 2 : Mush Throw - after the third cancel , Mush explosion - Work , Hit floor - Work Stone Throw - Work.
Stage 3 : Pala Hammer - Work , Lesser Beem - Work.
Stage 4 : Jump - Work , Spinning in the middle - after second hit cancel Whirlwind- Work.
Stage 5 : All skills - Work.Stage 6 : All bishop skill - Work , Stone Hand - First hit , Side Laser - 3 first hits , 3 Floor hits - only last hit doesnt work.
- Max 1 more Sec is really help !!
- before use TA use Mirror - TA - Arcane - GS - Cutter - spam GS utill you can use cutter and agin
- lvl 2 - 110% add to the skill for 10.5secs every 90 secs this skill is good to use while ulti/TA - or when you can .
This skill is important skill for ICE smash because thie skill give to GS a big boost.
Arcane work like this while this buff active you get more 100% to the MAG% of the skill which mean - GS does 110% max while arcane will does 220% :D
- Main dps for smahser. YOU JUST CANT DONT LOVE THIS SKILL.
gonna change GB to LR
This is my updated skill build ^^
Some people have been asking about my updated build (for a long time now), so here it is, finally. LOL, the 1st one I made for Smasher was never updated since August 2011. Thus, Situation is posting my build for me – and also because I don't frequent the forums, so probably Situation can clear a few things up for you if you have any questions.
So, why Smasher? because it's fun
. That's actually enough reason for me. I have played several other classes, I realized I had too many toons when choase5 mentioned I was number 7 in highest lvl account in our server, LOL, but my Smasher is still my main.
Play as Dark/Crit/Magic
*In the picture you can see his skill plates choose
Let's talk skills ^^
(I'm only listing skills that are vital, other skills are passives or just prerequisites for other skills. Refer to my old guide if you want details on them - OLD GUIDE : http://forum.mmosite.com/thread/ ... tml#p4e41c828954370
Lvl 13 Glacial Spike
So I tried max GS before and had some Water Atk % potentials, I got GS when the freeze durability improved. I think this was when Class Transform: Elemental Lord came... Anyways, Mirror > Accelerate > Arcane > GS spam is actually great if you can get enough Water Atk.
I originally got GS anyways for the freeze, so I'm keeping mine at Lvl 13 for max freeze chance and spamming GS is not for me – it's an ideal tactic but not for everyone.
Here's some calculations done by chaose5:
Glacial spike Lv13: 106%+1034, 18% chance per hit to freeze.
Since it normally deal 3 hits, so the freeze chance per cast is :
0.18^3+ 0.18^2 x 0.72 x 3 + 0.18 x 0.72^2 x 3 = 44.9% chance
Freeze will give 1.5x more damage. The freeze duration is 4sec (credits to Saurus)
At lv13, almost every 2 cast of glacial spike will almost guarantee freeze status since it's 44.9%.
Lvl 12 Gravity Ball
I maxed Gball and also have a damage plate for it. So why Gball when you're a Smasher? I like the decent cooldown and damage. Also because I tend to get a lot of Dark Atk % potentials, see I'm a poor player despite my tenure. LOL. Most of the time I just look at what fate has given me and see how I can make it work (wink, wink). Another reason is, not all mobs can be frozen, those you care to freeze can be anyways, i.e. Nest Bosses. But those Lvl 50 dailies bosses... No, you can't! So during Time Acceleration I spam Gball and Cutter when it's available.
No Microholes ?!?
LOL. Overtime I just used Microholes less and less, so I decided to remove it and it works for me. Won't your Dark Atk be wasted for not getting this skill? Not entirely, Gball has an 8 second cool down. (Won't your Water Atk be wasted if you're not an Elestra? LOL. Potato, Potato) Not getting it is purely out of preference, I'm not saying this skill is bad, it just doesn't work for me. ^^
Lvl 6 Time Stop
Maxed Time Stop disables enemies for 10 seconds, As a general rule, if it's affected by slow, it can be Time Stopped. Nope,final Nest Bossed can't be Time Stopped.
Lvl 11 Slow Area
I have this maxed and have a cooldown plate for it. Why maxed? Optimum slow power! Very useful for Lray charging and all-around crowd controlling fun. At max level and with a premium cool down plate you can cast a new Slow Area as soon as the first one expires.
Lvl 3 Time Acceleration
The extra 1 second matters... shaves off a decent amount of seconds from your long cool down skills.
Time Acceleration Combos:
When mob can be frozen (like Bishop)
Mirror > Accelerate > Arcane > GS > Gball > GS > Gball > GS > Gball > Cutter (use cutter whenever available)
When mob can't be frozen
Mirror > Accelerate > Arcane > Gball > Gball > Gball > Cutter (use cutter whenever available)
Lvl 12 Linear Ray / Lvl 1 Linear Ray EX
I maxed this because I took Linear Ray EX. Ok, let's just call this Lray ^^. A lot of Smashers don't take Lray EX because of the casting time, limited hit box and planar range. I have it and have Lray maxed because I like the damage, and all those things that bother everyone about it I've had to live with and grown accustomed to in my time in CDN. LOL. I've been a Smasher and had Lray EX ever since 3rd jobs came out. Lray EX fully charged deals twice the damage of a normal Lray O.O.
Sometimes you don't even need to fully charge it in tight situations.
Let's do some calculations ^^:
Say you have an average of 6500 Magic Attack
Lvl 1 Lray damage: 218% + 286
Lvl 12 Lray damage: 243% + 3168
So you get 14,456 with a Lvl 1 Lray, for Lvl 12 Lray you get 18,963
Now with Lray EX and Lvl 12 Lray
depending on how many orbs u charge (2, 4 or 6) (6,321 per laser)
for 2 orbs you get 12,642 total damage(less than normal Lray Maxed)
for 4 orbs you get 25,284 total damage
for 6 orbs (fully charged) 37,926 total damage
Those figures are not so bad for little MA ^^
Lvl 1 Force Mirror
This one I don't intend to keep at Lvl 1, for now it's sufficient, but as your MA icreases, it would be wise to increase this as well. Now that there are several ways to increase MA, maxed Force Mirror has become attractive *o*.
Lvl 7 Spectrum Shower
This skill I absolutely love. Best used at a certain distance from mobs, has a wide radial range and does 2 types of damage (contact and explode damage). Also good for knocking down enemies in PVP. When you're doing crowd control it's much more effectively used in this sequence: Time Stop > Shockwave > Spectrum Shower! After Shockwave, mobs are at an optimal distance to receive full damage.
Lvl 1 Arcane
I like to call this Smasher Steroids. Lvl it up to 2 if you're going Water Smasher, it's much more useful in that scenario. It's still very useful at Lvl 1, for general 10-second-damage-boosting.
Lvl 1 Laser Cutter (Skill Ring Recommended)
Your best DPS skill outside of Time Acceleration. The most fun skill in this game, in my opinion of course. Try to get a skill ring for this for more LAZOR DAMAGE!