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PostedJun 11, 2011 8:33 am   Last edited by heatzz on Jun 15, 2011 3:06 am. Edited 14 times in total

[Guide] Magician's Manual

Builds, Adv Skill Info, Class expertise allocation & etc.
All information of this guide is taken from http://tw.meetgee.com/Topic/List.aspx?GameID=1620883

Reference (Credits to koager): http://www.aeriagames.com/forums/en/viewtopic.php?t=1137123

Guide are only up to date to Lv. 50.

Magician Introduction:
Elemental Specialist in long range attacks, dealing huge amount of damage.
A Magician defeat opponent before it reaches him/her to avoid any catastrophic disaster.
Magician are able to provide elemental resistance to his/her teammates especially for front liners who fight opponents at close quarters.


Overview of comparison:
Human race is the most suitable as a Magician, fast cast speed means more damage output which is the purpose of being a Magician.
Zumi evasion & Anuran parry boost doesn't helps a Magician. Further more Humans have more balance spread of STATs.

Heroic Traits recommendation:
Apostle: INT+10% & M-ATK+5%.
Crack Shot: LUK+10% & M-CRT DMG+5%.

Skills Information & Allocation:

Take note that upgrading skills can potentially raise the damage of the skill to a certain point whereby any higher, the ratio of MP consumption is much more than the additional damage.
Meaning at higher levels of upgrade, the least significant the skill damage does.
Therefore the below table shows the recommended amount of upgrade, but eventually players should Max their skill towards the end game according to their preferences.
The following skill rating/usefulness are judge according to PvE.


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PostedJun 11, 2011 8:33 am   Last edited by heatzz on Jun 15, 2011 3:00 am. Edited 2 times in total

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PostedJun 11, 2011 8:34 am   Last edited by heatzz on Jun 15, 2011 1:17 am. Edited 9 times in total
Class Expertise:


Magician Class Expertise Chart:



Class Expertise Points Table:




Conclusion on builds:

Players may wonder, why there are no points allocated in other expertise which
extends the effect of certain skill. I tested those skill that extend effect of certain
skill but some of them are either bug or no effect at all.

Most importantly, increase expertises which affects STATs are more important as
it will increase the damage done on a overall scale than increasing the effect of
a single skill.

So why is Cast-SPD needed for expertise?
Magician naturally have a Characteristic of "Essential of Casting" which increase
Cast SPD+5%, more cast SPD means less casting time, more damage done.
Also Magic Boost not only boost your M-ATK but also cast SPD.
Though some players will prefer their builds going towards M-CRIT rate or
maximizing their magic attacks, it's all preference.
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PostedJun 11, 2011 8:46 am   Last edited by heatzz on Jun 12, 2011 8:49 pm. Edited 5 times in total
Cast SPD Formula

Cast Speed Formula = Skill's Cast Time * [1 - (Cast Speed + Cast Speed in %)]

For example:
My Magician with a natural characteristic "Essential of Casting" which adds Cast SPD+5% which is shown below:


Lets take Fireball with a cast time of 1.5s to do this calculation.

Cast Speed Formula for Fireball:
= 1.5 * [1 - (30.39 + 5%)]
= 1.5 * [1 - 35.39%]
= 1.5 * (1- 0.3539) <-----[Let 100% = 1, 35.39% = 0.3539]
= 0.96915s

Tested in game Fireball's cast speed is around 0.9s.

Class Certificate:


From the table, the only useful certificate you can equip is Elemental Fusion I & Sorcery Knowledge I.

Players will need to get the following certificate to improve on:



[UNDER CONSTRUCTION]

....running out of ideas....

[UNDER CONSTRUCTION]

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PostedJun 11, 2011 9:56 pm
Thank you. These manuals are really helpful. There are so many options, it's hard to figure out what to do.

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PostedJun 12, 2011 12:27 am
Thanks for this!

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PostedJun 12, 2011 4:19 am
tokitik wrote:
Thank you. These manuals are really helpful. There are so many options, it's hard to figure out what to do.  


Rietto wrote:
Thanks for this!  


You are welcome.

Updated with Cast SPD Formula.

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PostedJun 12, 2011 9:17 pm
Updated with Race comparison & recommendation.

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PostedJun 12, 2011 9:47 pm
Great guide! I just wanna know what kind of bounses will provide us the Drakai as playable race. Otherwise, I liked the build of Staff/Twister because boosting any other will be useless. The passive utilities of both this will become an extreme help in a full destruction mage.

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PostedJun 12, 2011 9:52 pm
TrozKhaoz wrote:
Great guide! I just wanna know what kind of bounses will provide us the Drakai as playable race. Otherwise, I liked the build of Staff/Twister because boosting any other will be useless. The passive utilities of both this will become an extreme help in a full destruction mage.  


As for latest update even from Taiwan which begins live for some time already.

Only these three race are available.
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