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Advice on 4th job skills for I/L Archmage

Discussion in 'Help & Advice' started by Discor, Nov 19, 2022.

  1. Discor
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    Discor Slimy

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    Hello,
    I need an advise about which skills to raise.
    I maxed out Blizzard, Chain Lightning, Ifrit, and got Maple Warrior 19.
    since there is no way in hell I am getting my hands on maple warrior 30 mastery book I am want to level up other skills for now, and here are my choices:
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    none of them are very appealing, I heard good things about Big Bang for CWKPQ cleave, and that Infinity is kind of useless but saves pots which is not totally useless.
    I couldn't find any information about Mana Reflection so I guess no one uses it...

    in any case I would love to hear an opinion of a veteran Arch Mage on this skills and any advise on what to level up in general.

    thank you in advance :)
     
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    Magenmon Red Snail

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    After Ifrit 30, I maxed heroes will, then mana reflection (tiny dmg boost is nice). I still only have 1 point in infinity and no points in Big Bang (interested in what other people have to say about it).

    I mostly run bosses (NT, scarga, zak, etc) until I have washed attackers so I'm built for tanky big boys instead of just farming.
     
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    If you're interested in PB, I would say maxing Big Bang can definitely help with clearing mini beans.
     
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    Ice Demon is good for Core Blaze and JC. It's also great for farming shields for auf helm, fwiw.

    Mana Reflection increases dpm at Pink Bean by a non-trivial amount, especially if your HP is on the higher side.

    The amount of pots that Infinity will save you is so miniscule it's not really worth mentioning.
     
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    can you elaborate on Ice Demon?
    I never saw or heard anyone using it.

    doesn't mana reflection return back magical damage and that's it?
    how does it reduce incoming dmg?
     
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    It's good for killing tanky non-boss mobs, i.e. the JC clones and the Imperial Guards at Core (which need to be managed and dealt with). The DoT damage it does over 15 seconds does about 4 blizzard's worth of damage.
     
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    Magenmon Red Snail

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    I was mistaken. I looked up the skill again and it only returns the damage, doesn’t decrease damage taken. I’m not sure which skill I’m thinking of. Lol. It might even be another game. It only increases damage output. It does not decrease damage taken. I’ll edit my post to reflect that.
     
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    Discor Slimy

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    oh wow!!, I always believed the DoT to do negligible damage. so it is a good damage boost against bosses that take a long time to kill, is that correct?

    I also understand that it reflects only magical damage, or does it reflects all kinds of damage? and is the reflected damage boost worth the 30 points investment?
     
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    It does not work on bosses but the dot is quite high on high hp mobs such as the jiaoceng summons. It also boosts your damage from ifrit significantly. Overall a niche skill but quite decent at the places it has it's use.

    It reflects any incoming damage from skills, only touch damage is excluded. The damage it does depends on the HP you have so it will be a fair bit more if properly HP washed.
     
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    Do you mean that it it will do more damage if more hp is taken during the hit? If I hp wash my mage to 10k hp and boss without MG, will my dps go up?
     
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    I believe he’s talking about 1/1 attacks. Where both your hp and mp will be taken down to 1. The reflected damage will then be calculated off the damage taken
     
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    wait so it reflects only the dmg I receive to my HP pull? for example if I get hit with 10k damage only 2k are deducted from my HP does it mean the skill will reflect just the 2k or will it reflect the 10k?
     
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    And on imperial guard help paladin cleave alot e.e
     

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