Hello! Welcome to my guide! My name is Jay. In this guide, We will cover general Information About Artillery. I will also provide personal recommendations throughout the guide to help you become an Excellent PvE based Artillery player!
Names I go by Online:
: Email/formal online nickname.
: Xbox360 and Youtube name ( I cant change it :P).
: MMO Name,Usually i name female characters this.
What is the purpose of this guide?
The purpose of this guide is to inform players how to get the best Dps possible for PvE! This is is not a PvP guide!
Why did I play artillery?
1) Shes my little Princess
2) Her skills are beautiful
3) Her Ex and 55ex looks awesome
4) She is a bit more mobile and have more opportunity to attack than snipers
What is Artillery?
Artillery is the job advancement for magic based bowmasters (or 3rd job). Although they do not pack as much punch, or have the range as a sniper, they make up for it with their ability to attack at all ranges and many powerful magial arrows.
Why use Crossbows?
-Crossbows have higher base magic than longbows, favoring more toward Artillery. However, crossbows have lower base critical.
-Crossbows fire in 3 round bursts. each round has a chance to activate equipment abilities.
-Crossbows are the mid-zone between shortbows and longbows which is good for Artillery because all your magic attacks are most effective in Mid Range.
-Crossbows give you more mobility than longbows, which is good for close to mid range combat.
Artillery is more mobile than sniper.
Artillery has a large area of effect.
Skills look flashy and impressive.
Lower DPS output than Sniper.
Stacking critical will be a serious problem.
Expensive gear, hard to build Magic based archer.
SKILL BUILD 2.0
This is my completed build. It has been fully optimized for best DPS in PvE.
Twin shot: Shoots a pair of arrows.
This is a key spam skill for archers.
Wisdom of the owl:Increase the crit chance by a certain percentage within certain time.
Honestly, I never use this skill and i dont think it helps that much anyways.
WHY DID I NOT GET THESE SKILLS?
Multi shot: A p-atk skill. and not very powerful
Extension Arrow: Fires a powerful magical arrow that splits in to 6 piercing arrows upon contact
One of your main damage skills. maxed dmg boost.
Swift Shot: Fires 6 penetrating arrows all around you.
good damage when used properly on a single target. level to 11 for damage boost.
Areal ChainShot: Fires multiple arrows from the air.
EXTREMELY powerful skill, leveled it to 11 for dmg boost.
Rapid shot: Generates magical arrows that fire rapidly.
Great damage and 55ex skill. I leveled it to 11 for dmg boost.
Guided Shot: Fires multiple arrows that track an enemy
Another one of your Amazing, totally original power skills. max this
Bulls Eye: Reduce enemy defence for a set amount of time
Increases all dmg on a target(s) by 25%, it increases overall dps output by a fair amount. get it. love it.
Revolutionary Ballista: Form a magical ballista that deals devastating damage to enemies.
Get it, its your ultimate. don't worry about the other ultimate.
Spirit Exell: Increases AGI and INT for 180 seconds
Increases overall attack by a bit, good buff. it will help.
Sylph's Aid: Increases Attack and movement speed by a set amount.
Awesome skill. it increases attack speed and movement speed now. i find it really fun to play around with. recommend getting it.
Well...not much to say here.
WHY DID I NOT GET THESE SKILLS?
Rain of Arrows: P-ATK SNIPER skill - very slow- bad damage for artillery until at LEAST SP level6 - didn't have enough SP
Stunning Shot: PVP skill - didn't have the SP - Not needed for Pve..unless you actually want to go around stunning trash mobs.
Arrow Barrage: P-ATK skill- SNIPER ULTIMATE - not needed for PvE artillery - didnt have the SP
Seige Stance- P-atk skill. don't need it.
Magical Breeze: Increases the magic attack strength for the duration and all attack damage dealt to enemy changes to Magic Damage.
Frag arrow Ex: Enhance the Frag Arrow skill to add explosion attack when hit.
30% damage boost and increased AoE :)
Detonating Arrow: Shoots an arrow with the power of magic The arrow blows up after 3 seconds on hit to deal additional damage to nearby enemies.
This is a pretty nice skill. max it.
Level 50 Build
ACS 20% dmg
Extension Shot 20% dmg
Rapid Shot 20% dmg
Guided Shot 20% dmg
Ultimate(FD) - for FD build
Level 50 gear
Max Dmg/FD Build: Corrupted Set.
Balanced Hybrid: Ancient Totem Set.
S grade (unique) Armor: Tyrant Dragon Set.
Level 60 gear
M-Dmg/ FD build: Honourable Tribe Set.
Balanced Hybrid Twisted Obsession Set.
Cheaper set: Tyrant Dragon Set. (lv50)
Leg Armor: Intellect
Mittens: Life Giving
Primary Weapon: Magic
Armor hidden potential:
Weapon Hidden Potental
I need a little more time to find the perfect set of accessories for each type of build.