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PostedAug 14, 2011 4:10 am   Last edited by MsTeddie on Mar 03, 2012 3:29 am. Edited 92 times in total

The Awesomesauce Guide on Melee Gear

A frequently updated guide that reflects on current melee trends.
AHOY HOY! \(~_~)/

The purpose for this guide is to list the best available gears for various Melee builds, as well as lower end gears for starter/on a budget Melees. To use this guide you will need to familiarise yourself with spiritual mixing and your own build, so you understand your own needs!

Basic Melee Guide
List of Melee builds
The How to...Enhance Melee Guide
Spiritual Mixing!

 
Notes:
* Listed gears are just suggestions. For some of the gear you can find another with similar stats.
* ONLY choose Limit Break for slot 3, IF YOU HAVE A LIMIT BREAK SET FOR SLOT 1.
* Even if you are Pure STR/LUCK Limit Break Melee, get some crit gears to increase chance of LB. Especially if you plan on fighting bosses with high crit defence often. For dungeon mobs, generally 350 or so crit is enough.
* Cool-down gear options are aimed for Enhance Melees.
* Enhance Melees who also want to LB should invest in a few Riot pieces to make up for low Luck stat. Personally, I use Riot Helmet and Riot Boots as it sacrifices the least dmg in exchange for crit. You also might want to consider Kali tarots over Shiva/V of Swords tarots.  


 
Questions to ask YOURSELF when choosing:
Are you male or female melee?
Will you hybrid in enhance?
What dungeons do you plan to run?
Will you be doing PvP?
Will you be doing Shiva/Vishnu runs? If you are then you MUST get Limit Break sets! No options!  


 
TL;DR no frills version
The bare minimum % dmg gear.

Head: 3%
Face: 5%
Top: 8%
Bottoms: 7%
Foot: 5%
Neck: 5%
Arm: 5%
Back: 3%
Ring, Earring, Talisman: Whatever.
Comp: 10%  


 
Contents

[Equipment]
- Other notable sets
- Head
- Face
- Neck
- Top
- Bottoms
- Foot
- Arm
- Earring
- Ring
- Back
- Talisman
- COMP
- Price check

[Weapons]
- Primitive
- Axe
- 2-handed Sword
- Spear
- Martial Arts
- 1-handed Sword

[Tarots]

[Soulstones]
- Head
- Face
- Neck
- Top
- Bottoms
- Foot
- Arm
- Ring/Earring/Extra
- Ring
- Earring
- Back
- Extra  


EQUIPMENT

 
NOTABLE SETS
Limit Break:
Spirit Avatar set bonus: +20% LB chance, (level x 0.3%) chance of nulling Expel/Death attacks.
Servant Set II - set bonus: -20 incant, +20% LB chance, +100 crit.
Christmas Avatar 2011, Christmas Append - set bonus: +20% LB chance, +100 crit.
Soulbreaker - set bonus: +20% LB chance, +100 crit.
Young Soul Avatar Red set bonus: +25% LB chance to player and demon.
Summer Beat set bonus: +20% LB chance, +50% LB dmg (when HP is under 50%), +50% LB dmg (when HP is under 30%).
Lover's Avatar - set bonus: -20% incant/cd, +10% LB chance if partner is Linked By Fate, +50% LB dmg.
Destruction symbol Set set bonus: +40 crit, +20% LB chance.

Winged Dragon Outfit set bonus: +10 STR/MAG/SPD/LUCK.
Summer Gothic - (for Enh/Melee) set bonus: -40% incant/cd.
Rider Suit - (for Enh/Melee) set bonus: -30% cd.
 


 
Head:

slot 1.
Anything or
Limit Break: Refer to notable LB sets.
Set bonus: Kabuto of the Day (M) - ONLY if also choosing Kikoku Mask (M) for slot 1. [Set bonus = +2% dmg.]

slot 2.
Crit: Omen Ornament (red), Riot Helm, Straw Hat
Cool-down: Marching Hat, Fighting Maid Headband (F), Omen Ornament (F), Hachigame of Japanese Patriotism
Resistance: King Frost Crown (+30% ice resist)

or any 3-5% head equip. E.g. Rider Full Face Helmet/Sound of Silence/Cheering Headband, Replica of Helm (M) (+3% dmg), Andra's Mask Super (+5% dmg).

slot 3.
Crit: Brown Salon Hat, Hachigame of Japanese Patriotism (+50 crit if partner LBF)
Damage: Andra's Mask Super (+15% dmg if Andras is Linked+), Baroque Hat Blue (M)/Sweet Belle Beret Blue (F) (+5% dmg if New Moon and Full Moon)
 


 
Face:

slot 1.
Anything or
Set bonus: Kikoku Mask (M) - ONLY if also choosing Kabuto of the Day for slot 1. [set bonus = +2% dmg]
Set bonus: Cat Mask (F) - ONLY if also choosing Cat Feet for slot 1. [Set bonus = +2% dmg]

slot 2.
Crit & Cool-down: Fox Mask
Cool-down: Marching Headset/D Face equips (-5% cd).
INT/VIT/LUCK: Re: Chaos Glasses (+2 INT/VIT/LUCK).
Elemental: Ruby/Lazurite/Agate/Beryl Eye
NOTE: Cool-down face items are bugged, no ETA when it will ever be fixed.

or any 5% face equip. E.g. Cheating Glasses, Mysterious Glasses (F), Clever Glasses.

slot 3.
Limit Break: Modern Thanatos
Damage: White Eyepatch (+3% attack/spin), Secret Service Shades (M) (+3% attack/spin/shot/rapid)
 


 
Neck:

slot 1.
Anything or
Limit Break: Remains of Authority (Destruction) - ONLY if also choosing, Emperor's Shout (Destruction), Kingdom's Scream (Destruction) and World's Demise (Destruction) for slot 1. [Set bonus: +40 crit, +20% LB chance]
Dmg Set bonus: Ruler's Corpse - ONLY if also choosing, Emperor's Shout, Kingdom's Scream and World's Demise for slot 1. [Set bonus: +15% dmg, Player obtains +120% XP]

slot 2.
Crit: Modern Sign
Cool-down: Re: Maki's Necklace (F) (-5% cd).
HP/MP Regen: Hollow Artery (F) (HP/MP Regen)
INT/VIT/LUCK: Betrayed Ruler's Corpse
Resistance: King Frost Necklace (+20% ice resist), Shamrock Necklace (+20% expel resist)
In-Game: Gleipnir

or any 4-5% neck gear. E.g. Roping Scarf, Ambitious Neck (M).

slot 3.
Limit Break: Modern Sign
Damage: Purple Rider Neck Warmer (+5% dmg on New Moon and Full Moon)
 


 
Top (if Male):

slot 1.
Anything or
Refer to notable LB sets.

slot 2.
Damage: Ruler's Top
Crit: Omen Jacket (red), Riot Jacket, Glare Vest
Cool-down: Ruins Avatar, DVA (-30% cd), Marching Top/Omen Top/D Series Tops (need to be reshape adjusted before SI) (-25% cd).
INT/VIT/LUCK: Re: Tops (+3 INT/VIT/LUCK, +8% dmg)

or any 8% top equip. E.g. Active Guard (+6% dmg), Ambitious Top, Dark Nostalgia Suit.

slot 3.
Crit: Robe of Japanese Patriotism
Limit Break: Soulbreaker
Damage: Jasmine (+12% dmg if partner is OH and above), Secret Service Jacket (+7% attack/spin/shot/rapid), Haori of True Warfare (+6% attack/rush/spin/shot).


Top (if Female):

slot 1.
Anything or
Refer to notable LB sets.

slot 2.
Crit: Omen Dress (red), Riot Jacket, Glare Vest
Cool-down: Messiah Avatar, DVA (-30% cd), Marching Top/Fighting Maid Dress/Omen Top/D Series Tops (need to be reshape adjusted before SI) (-25% cd)
INT/VIT/LUCK: Re: Tops (+3 INT/VIT/LUCK, +8% dmg)

or any 8% top equip. E.g. Active Guard (+6% dmg), Mysterious Blazer (+4 INT), Action Blazer, Saintly Nostalgia Suit.

slot 3.
Crit: Robe of Japanese Patriotism
Limit Break: Soulbreaker
Damage: Mint (+12% if Demon is OH and above), Secret Service Jacket (+7% attack/spin/shot/rapid), Cloak of True Dance (+6% attack/rush/spin/shot).
 


 
Bottoms: (if Male)

slot 1.
Anything ot
Limit Break: Refer to notable sets.

slot 2.
Damage: Ambitious Slacks
Crit: Riot Pants, Glare Jeans
Cool-down: Marching Slacks/Omen Trousers/D Series Bottoms (need to be reshape adjusted before SI) (-10% cd).

or any 7% bottoms. E.g. Ruler's Slacks, Dark Nostalgia Slacks.

slot 3.
Limit Break: Blk/Wht Angel Destruction Pants/Skirt
Damage: Hakama of True Warfare (+7% attack/rush/spin/shot).


Bottoms: (if Female)

slot 1.
Anything

slot 2.
Crit: Riot Pants, Glare Pants
Cool-down: Mysterious Skirt (-15% cd), Marching Skirt/D Series Bottoms (need to be reshape adjusted before SI) (-10% cd).

or any 7% bottoms. E.g. Action Skirt, Saintly Nostalgia Slacks.

slot 3.
Limit Break: Blk/Wht Angel Destruction
Damage: Hakama of True Dance (+7% attack/rush/spin/shot).
 


 
Foot:

slot 1.
Anything or
Limit Break: Refer to notable sets.

Set bonus: Cat Feet (F) - ONLY if also choosing Cat Mask (F) for slot 1. [Set bonus = +2% dmg]

slot 2.
Crit: Omen Boots/Pumps (red), Riot Boots , Glare Sandals
Cool-down: Marching Boots/Omen Shoes/ D Series Shoes (need to be reshape adjusted before SI) (-5% cd), Shoes of Japanese Patriotism
INT/VIT/LUCK: Re: Seraphic shoes (+2int/vit/luck)
Resistance: Brown Salon Shoes (M) (+10% ice & fire resist)

or any 5% shoe equip. E.g. Darkmail Boots, Motley Boots, Nostalgia Shoes, Mysterious Shoes (F), Action Shoes (F).

slot 3.
Crit: Shoes of Japanese Patriotism (+50 crit if partner LBF)
Limit Break: Blk/Wht Seraphic Shoes (Destruction)
Damage: Straw Sandals (M)/Modern Boots (F) (+5% dmg if partner is OH+), Shoes of True Warfare (M)/Tabi of True Dance (F) (+3% attack/rush/spin/shot).
 


 
Arm:

slot 1.
Anything or
Limit Break: Refer to notable LB sets.

slot 2.
Crit: Omen Glove F (red), Modern Pledge
Cool-down: Omen Gloves (F), Modern Limitation
Elemental: Ruby/Lazurite/Agate/Beryl Gauntlets

or any 5% arm equip. E.g: Powered Gloves (F) (+4% dmg), Wristband of Horns, Ruler's Gloves (M), Action Bracelet (F).

slot 3.
Limit Break: Soulbreaker Gloves
Elemental: Cursed Reflector
 


 
Earring:

slot 1.
Anything or
Limit Break: Emperor's Shout (Destruction) - ONLY if also choosing, Remains of Authority (Destruction), Kingdom's Scream (Destruction) and World's Demise (Destruction) for slot 1. [Set bonus: +40 crit, +20% LB chance]
Dmg Set bonus: Emperor's Shout - ONLY if also choosing Ruler's Corpse, Kingdom's Scream and World Demise for slot 1. [Set bonus: +15% dmg, Player obtains +120% XP]

slot 2.
Crit: Veronica Omega (+9% dmg)
or unmixed Veronica (+4% dmg), Iced/Seeking/Fury Earring : Slashing Flash (+3% dmg).
Cool-down: Apple Earring
INT/VIT/LUCK: Betrayed Emperor's Shout

slot 3.
Damage: Azure Tear (+5% attack/spin/shot/rapid), LNC earrings.

 


 
Ring:

slot 1.
Anything or
Limit Break: Kingdom's Scream (Destruction) - ONLY if also choosing, Emperor's Shout (Destruction), Remains of Authority (Destruction) and World's Demise (Destruction) for slot 1. [Set bonus: +40 crit, +20% LB chance]
Dmg Set bonus: Kingdom's Scream - ONLY if also choosing Ruler's Corpse, Emperor's Shout and World's Demise for slot 1. [Set bonus: +15% dmg, Player obtains +120% XP]

slot 2.
Damage: Christmas Ruby Ring +2 - made via item mixing Christmas Ruby Ring twice with a total of 3 Ring Regenerators.
MP Regen: Nibelungen
INT/VIT/LUCK: Betrayed Kingdom's Scream
In-Game: Ring of Blood Drain (close-range) (+4 close-range), Laurin's Ring (+3 STR),

slot 3.
Damage: Glory of Ulysseus (+15% dmg if partner Linked+), Mithra's Roar (+12% dmg if partner OH+)
 


 
Back:

slot 1.
Anything

slot 2.
Crit: Omen Wing (red), Shoulder Bag
Cool-down: Omen Wing
INT/VIT/LUCK: Re: Arcwings

or any 3% back equip. E.g. Coloured Arcwings.
or Cloak of the Abyss.
Back gears are low priority, you can even settle for statless ones.


slot 3.
Limit Break: Arcwings (Destruction)
Damage: Abyss Cloak Assault
 


 
Talisman:
Limit Break set bonus: Worlds Demise (Destruction) - ONLY if also choosing, Emperor's Shout (Destruction), Kingdom's Scream (Destruction) and Remains of Authority (Destruction) for slot 1. [Set bonus: +40 crit, +20% LB chance]

Limit Break: Gold LB Amulet (also +10% LB chance, not listed in game description)
Crit: Bagua Die
Damage: Symbol of Harmony
Set Bonus: World's Demise - ONLY if also choosing Ruler's Corpse, Emperor's Shout and Kingdom's Scream. [Set bonus: +15% dmg, Player obtains +120% XP]

or any cheap talisman just so you can ss Lilim to null sleep. E.g. Sprite Charm, Brute Charm, Feather Charm of Haunts (obtainable from side quest at H3).
 


 
COMP:

Dangerous COMP: +20% dmg.
Silver Paladion/Damage COMP: +15% dmg.
Sword Amplifier: +12% dmg.
Drill COMP/Amplifier COMP: +10% dmg.
 


 
PRICE CHECK!
Last updated: Jan '12

These prices are just guides based on trade-list trends and prices I have paid for, if you are lucky you may find it in a bazaar for cheaper!
Prices are subject to change without warning based on demand and availability.

Vouchers
Soulbreaker Set: 15-20mil
Young Soul Set: 6-8mil, 1-2mil apiece.
Fallen Avatar Ticket: 8mil
Betrayed/normal Symbol Set: 6-8mil, 1-2mil apiece
Modern Ticket: <10mil
Veronica Ticket: 2mil
Brown Salon Ticket: <10mil

Accessories
Roping Scarf: 300k
Christmas Ruby Ring: 1.5-2mil
Mithra's Roar: 800k-1mil

COMP
Damage COMP: 2mil
Silver Paladion: 1.5mil

Face
Fox mask: 3.5mil

Back
Coloured Arcwing: 3mil
Abyss Cloak Data Ticket: 3-5mil

Weapon
Club Of Rashomon: 6mil
Warhammer (5 slot): 2mil
GMC: 25mil(?)
 
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PostedAug 14, 2011 4:11 am   Last edited by MsTeddie on Feb 21, 2012 3:37 am. Edited 54 times in total

WORK IN PROGRESS
WEAPONS

Why choose primitive weapons? 'cos I said so...
Primitive weapons have a high boosting damage toggle. They are more readily available than axes (which also has a nice dmg boosting toggle w/o the crit penalty) making them the preferred weapon of choice, and can be SI'd with Club of Rashomon on slot 3 for a whopping +20% attack damage. Primitive toggle reduces crit but it's not noticeable.

If you choose to smith all your main weapons, the blunts you can choose from are:
Morning Star = cheapest, 50k-100k.
Mailbreaker = no one really makes these.
Warhammer Bronze = mid range, 2mil.

Golden Metal Club = [EVENT ITEM] best blunt weapon available, 15-20mil. <--PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER PAYOUT OF I <3 MEGATEN EVENT

Example of a Force modded Warhammer Bronze:


Notes:
* IF YOU INTEND TO SMITH YOUR WEAPONS, it is important that the weapons are 5 slotted for slot 3 and 5 elemental mods! Damage outputs are higher if you exploit an enemy's weakness.
* You can opt for non-primitive weapons if it already has high elemental boost to begin with. It can save time and resources in modding. E.g. Shock Wind, Zero.
* I recommend investing on Primitive, 2-handed swords or Axes for your most used elements, as these have the best characteristics to SI onto slot 3.
* You don't need to go all out for less used elements, such as expel, elec, etc.

 
Primitives

Lord of Martyrs
Cost: 10 Magnetites, 10% Health
Effect: Increases Attack damage by 40% and reduces Critical by 20 and Spin damage by 20%

Slot 3 options:
Club of Rashomon [Characteristic: +20% Attack dmg]

Flamehorn
[Flame Boost: +20%]
- Since this is already fire affinity, you are free to ss something else for more damage boost.

Conviction [cannot be SI'd]
[Expel: +20%]
- Good for clearing Assassins runs. May need high Expel boosting gears to one hit.
 


 
Axe

Lord of the Blood Axe
Cost: 10 Magnetites, 10% Health
Effect:Increase Attack damage by 30%, Increased cast time to Rush and Spin by 20%

Slot 3 options:
Deathbringer [+10% Attack and Shot dmg]
Deathbringer (Wheel of Life) [+25% Attack and Shot dmg]

Thunder Fang
[Electric Boost: +20%]
- Good against Ganesha in Shiva/Vishnu....
 


 
2-handed Sword

Lord of Courage
Cost: 10 Magnetites, 10% Health
Effect: Increase Rush damage by 30%, Increase Rush cast time/cool down by 20%
(may increase crit?)

Slot 3 options:
Cosmopolitan Sword [(LV x 0.3)% Attack damage, (LV x 0.3)% Spin damage]
Large Steelslicer [+10% Weapon-based skill, +15% Rush damage]

Flamesword of Vanguard (Destruction)
[Flame boost: +30%]
- Good choice if you want to crit and LB. Destruction weapons have a +10% LB chance boost on slot 2, which is not listed in the description in game.

Coldstrike of Death (Destruction)
[Freeze Boost: +30%]
- Good choice if you want to crit and LB. Destruction weapons have a +10% LB chance boost on slot 2, which is not listed in the description in game.

Zero
[Freeze Boost: +20%]

Thunder's Edge
[Electric Boost: +20%]

Spirit Sword of Bishamonten
[Magic Boost: +20%]

Silverblade of the Heavens
[Magic Boost: +20%]

Hate of the Neckchopper
[Death Boost: +30%]
- Good for New Moon Shinagawa and Shiva/Vishnu Mobs. Can be made into destruction weapon in the future.

Death [cannot be SI'd]
[Death Boost: +20%]
- Good for New Moon Shinagawa and Shiva/Vishnu Mobs.

Muramasa
[Mind Boost: +15%]
 


 
Spear

Lord of the Beasts
Cost: 10 Magnetites, 10% Health
Effect: Increase Spin damage by 40%, Increase cool down time to Spin by 20%

Slot 3 options:
Serpentine Destructor [+15% Spin dmg]

Spear of Duftach
[Flame Boost: +20%]
- Good for Spin Melees in Ichi Gold boss room.

Phlegethon Lvl81+
[Flame Boost: +20%]

Poseidon's Trident Lvl81+
[Freeze Boost: +20%]

Poliahu
[Freeze Boost: +20%]

Stormpiercer
[Shock Boost: +20%]

Mistilteinn
[Magic Boost: +10%]
- Good for clearing Kirins in Ichi Gold if your damage is not high enough to one hit with other elements. Nowadays I just stick with FoV Destruction throughout the whole run.

Magnum Injection
[Magic Boost: +20%]
- Good for clearing Kirins in Ichi Gold if your damage is not high enough to one hit with other elements. Nowadays I just stick with FoV Destruction throughout the whole run.

Last Judgement
[Expel: +30%]
- Good for clearing Assassins runs. May need high Expel boosting gears to one hit. Can be made into destruction weapon in future.
 


 
Martial Arts

Lord of Fighters
Cost: 20 Magnetites, 10% Health
Effect: Increase Melee damage by 30%, +20% received damage

Slot 3 options:
Kozan of the North [+10% Rush damage, -20% Rush incantation]
Kozan of the South [+10% Spin damage, -20% Spin cool-down]

Burning Stag
[Flame Boost: +20%]

Shock Wind
[Shock Boost: +30%]
- Can be made into destruction weapon in future.

Taizan of the East
[Magic Boost: +30%]
- Can be made into destruction weapon in future.

Twirling Tonfas
[Expel Boost: +20%]
- Good for clearing Assassins runs. May need high Expel boosting gears to one hit.

Wood Doll Chopper
[Nerve Boost: +10%]
 


 
1-handed Sword

Lord of Soldiers
Cost: 10 Magnetites, 10% Health
Effect: Reduces Spin cool down time by 30% and Spin damage by 20%

Blade of Flames
Fire affinity, no boost.
- Good starter weapon for Suginami runs.

Blade of the Wind God
[Shock Boost: +20%]
- Good for starter melee.

Sorrowful Storm Lvl86+
[Shock Boost: +25%]

Blade of the Thunder God
[Electric Boost: +20%]
- Good for starter melee.

Sorrowful Thunder Lvl86+
[Electric Boost: +25%]

Maxwell
[Electric Boost: +30%]
- Can be made into destruction weapon in future.

Gram (Expel)
Expel affinity, no boost.

Sword of Sunlight Lvl91+
Expel Boost: +25%

Gram (Death)
Death affinity, no boost.

Sword of Moonlight Lvl91+
Death Boost: +25%
 



 
TAROTS

Shiva [Lvl70]
STR +5 | VIT +5 | If CHAOS, Weapon-Affinity damage +1%
Comment: With the introduction of Shiva ss, V of swords are now obsolete as in comparison, it is much easier and cheaper to buy these.

Kali [Lvl40]
STR +2 | Critical +10 | MAG -3

Jikokuten [Lvl40]
VIT +1 | STR +2
Comment: Due to the high drop rate of this crystal, it is good to use temporarily and replace them with better ones later.
 



 
SOULSTONES

Soulstone Sets:

Weapon: Cu Chulainn
Bottoms: Scathach
Effect: Magic Affinity +20%

Weapon: Macha
Back: Morrigan
Effect: + 15 CRIT | Rapid Damage +10%

Head: Bishamonten
Top: Jikokuten
Bottoms: Koumokuten
Shoes: Zochoten
Effect: Weapon-Based Damage +10% | VIT +10 | INT +10 | If LAW: HP -100, CL-R -15

Top: Kelaino
Head/Face: Aello
Pants: Ocypete
Effect: MP +10 | SPD +7 | INT+5 | CRT +50

Top: Oberon
Bottoms: Titania
Effect: HP +30 | MP +20 | STR +2 | MAG +2

Face: Cerberus
Neck: Orthrus
Effect: Fire Affinity +50% (Counts as a Movement Boost not Affinity Boost) | Nulls Status Reducing Ailments (Sukunda/Tarunda etc.)

Weapon

Soul Stone : The Scales
Blunt Resist +10% | Blunt Affinity +20%

Beiji Weng [Lvl80]
+20% Damage to CHAOS and LAW | If LAW, +30% General Cooldown | If CHAOS, +30% General Casttime

Mot [Lvl70]
Crit +5 | +25% Damage to Chaos | If LAW, -20% Damage to Chaos | If CHAOS, -50% Damage to Chaos

Surt [Lvl50]
+20% Damage to God | If CHAOS, Fire Affinity +10% | If LAW, STR -10, SPD -10

Vetala [Lvl30]
Weapon Affinity becomes Nerve

Arahabaki [Lvl50]
Weapon Affinity becomes Death | If CHAOS, Death Affinity +10%

Yatagarasu [Lvl40]
+20% Damage to Magica
Comment: Good for doing extra dmg on Gands in Ichi Gold.

Setanta [Lvl20]
+20% Damage to Holy Beast
Comment: Good for your Mistilteinn (or other Magic affinity weapon) if you cannot one spin pre-boss mobs in Ichi Gold.

Cu Chulainn [Lvl40]
Weapon Affinity becomes Magic

Loki [Lvl50]
Temporary Skill “Bloody Strike” is obtained while Loki is Equipped | If CHAOS, Magic Affinity +15% | If LAW, Magic Affinity -10%

Odin [Lvl50]
Weapon Affinity becomes Expel | If LAW, Expel Affinity +10%

Macha [Lvl10]
CRIT +7 | If Luck is 20 or more, CRT +14
When also equipped with Morrigan SS, + 15 CRIT | Rapid Damage +10%.


Head

Wu Kong [Lvl30]
Weapon-Based Damage +5% | If HP is 50% or Less, Weapon-Based Damage +5%

Chernobog [Lvl60]
STR +10 | Blunt Resist -30% | If NEUTRAL, STR +5 | Fire Resist -20%

Bishamonten [Lvl55]
Spin Damage +10% | Spin Cooldown +60% | if CHAOS, Charge Affinity +5%
When equipped with Jikokuten, Koumokuten & Zochoten: Weapon-Based Damage +10% | VIT +10 | INT +10 | If LAW: HP -100, CL-R -15
Comment: Good temporary ss to use for Chaos Melee, if also using the other Kings ss.

Virtue [Lvl35]
INT +5 | VIT -5 | If LAW or Neutral, Expel Casttime -50%


Face

Soulstone: Fish
Nerve Resist +10% | Nerve Affinity +20%
Comment: For PvP if you use nerve affinity. This is a desirable affinity as there are no antis to protect against it, only Garuda tarots [Magic Resist +5% | Nerve Resist +5%].

Cerberus [Lvl40]
Nulls Makanda Effect
Cerb/Orth combo: Fire Affinity +50% (Counts as a Movement Boost not Affinity Boost) | Nulls Status Reducing Ailments (Sukunda/Tarunda etc.)
Comment: There is no excuse not to get this if you are frequently running Ichi Gold, unless you can deal high dmg without the extra fire boost.

Virtue [Lvl35]
INT +5 | VIT -5 | If LAW or Neutral, Expel Casttime -50%


Neck

Soulstone: The Virgin
Expel Resist +10% | Expel Affinity +20%

Orthrus [Lvl20]
Nulls Tarunda
Cerb/Orth combo: Fire Affinity +50% (Counts as a Movement Boost not Affinity Boost) | Nulls Status Reducing Ailments (Sukunda/Tarunda etc.)
Comment: There is no excuse not to get this if you are frequently running Ichi Gold, unless you can deal high dmg without the extra fire boost.

Fenrir [Lvl40]
STR +3 | Ice Resist +10%
Comment: If you don't need fire boost you can opt for this. I don't think it's worth giving up Cerb/Orth so I'd put it on a spare necklace.

Garm [Lvl9]
Str+2 | CRT +5
Comment: If you don't need fire boost you can opt for this. I don't think it's worth giving up Cerb/Orth so I'd put it on a spare necklace.


Top

Shiva [Lvl85]
STR +10 | CRT +15 | Weapon-Affinity damage +10% | If CHAOS, +8% CLS-R Damage | If LAW/NEUTRAL, HP -50, Crit Defense -20

Betelgeuse
Cls-R Damage +10%

Jikokuten [Lvl45]
VIT +10 | INT -5 | If CHAOS: Slash Affinity +5%
When equipped with Bishamonten, Koumokuten & Zochoten: Weapon-Based Damage +10% | VIT +10 | INT +10 | If LAW: HP -100, CL-R -15.
Comment: Good temporary ss to use until high enough lvl for Shiva.

Soul Stone : The Ram
Magic Resist +10% | Magic Affinity +20%


Bottoms

Koumokuten [Lvl40]
INT +10 | VIT -5 | If CHAOS: Blunt Affinity +5%
When equipped with Bishamonten, Koumokuten & Jikokuten: Weapon-Based Damage +10% | VIT +10 | INT +10 | If LAW: HP -100, CL-R -15.
Comment: Good for Enh/Melee for INT.

Scathach [Lvl65]
STR +2 | MAG +2 | Electric Affinity -15% | If LAW: Lvl*0.3% to Rush | If CHAOS: -20% Spell Damage
When equipped with Cu Chulainn ss, Magic Affinity +20%
Comment: Good for Ichi Deep farming and Toki run.

Nozuchi [Lvl10]
+10% Spin Damage
Comment: Good for Spin Melees.

Soul Stone : The Lion
Electric Resist +10% | Electric Affinity +20%


Foot

Zochoten [Lvl35]
Rush Damage +10% | Rush Casttime +60% | If CHAOS, +10% Damage to LAW
When equipped with Bishamonten, Koumokuten & Jikokuten: Weapon-Based Damage +10% | VIT +10 | INT +10 | If LAW: HP -100, CL-R -15.
Comment: Good temporary ss to use for Chaos Melee, if also using the other Kings ss.

Azumi [Lvl10]
STR +2 | LCK +2 | Ice Resist +5%

High Pixie [Lvl10]
MAG+2 | INT +2 | Force Resist +5%

Cait Sith [Lvl7]
Spin Cooldown -20%

Cu Sith [Lvl10]
Rush Casttime -20%


Arm

Pallas Athena [Lvl70]
lvl * 0.25% chance to reflect Magic | Null Mute | Null Muddle | Null Stone | If LAW, STR +1, MAG +1 | If CHAOS, Rush -10%

Gorgon [Lvl30]
Null Stone | MAG +1
Comment: Use temporarily until you hit Lvl70 for Pallas Athena.

Raja Naga [Lvl40]
Rush Damage +10% | Fire Resist -30% | If lvl is 45-55, Electric Affinity +10%
Comment: For CHAOS rush melees. Cons: can't null stone/muddle with Pallas SS.


Ring/Earring/Extra

Lamia [Lvl30]
Mind Affinity +5% | If NEUTRAL or CHAOS: Null Bind, Null Charm

Shishimai/Santa Frost [Lvl11]
STR +1 | MAG +1 | SPD +1 | INT +1 | VIT +1 | LCK +1

Queen Mab [Lvl40]
INT +2 | MAG +2 | If NEUTRAL, Electric Affinity +10%

Fuuki [Lvl
+5% Attack skill effect, -30% electric resistance. IF CHAOS: +5% Force affinity skill effect; IF LAW/NEUTRAL:-20% elec res.


Ring

Uriel [Lvl60]
lvl*0.5% Chance to absorb Fire | +5% Attack | -50% Ice Resist | If LAW and HP is 30% or below: +50% CLS-R Damage | If CHAOS: HP Cost +50%

Shiki-Ouji [Lvl30]
lvl*0.1% Chance to absorb Electric | Cls-R +5% | Fire Resist -25% | If CHAOS: Electric Affinity +5%


Earring

Raphael [Lvl80]
-30% Damage from Magica | LCK +2 to Party | If LAW: LCK +5, CRT +20, CRT Defense +5 | If CHAOS: LCK -5, CRT -20, CRT Defense -15


Back

King Frost [Lvl40]
Lvl*0.5% Chance to Null Ice Attacks | If CHAOS, HP +30 to entire Party
Comment: Good for when clearing Ichi Gold boss room, with Gands spamming ice cannons.

Pisaca [Lvl30]
lvl*0.1% Chance to Null Mind Attacks | Fire Resist -15%
Comment: Due to bug it nulls charm 100% of the time.

Soul Stone : The Twins
Mind Resist +10% | Mind Affinity +20%

Morrigan [Lvl30]
MP Regen +10 | SPD +5 | VIT +5
When also equipped with Macha SS, + 15 CRIT | Rapid Damage +10%.


Extra

Soul Stone: The Water Bearer
Ice Resist +10% | Ice Affinity +20%

Pazuzu [Lvl70]
Force Resist +5% | MAG +3 | INT +2 | If LAW: Force Damage +15%


Talisman

Lilim [Lvl20]
MAG +1 | Null Sleep

Lilith [Lvl75]
Temporary Skill “Whisper of Temptation” is obtained while Lilith is equipped | If NEUTRAL: MAG +1, INT +1, Null Sleep, Null Charm

Soul Stone : The Crab
Death Resist +10% | Death Affinity +20%
 


 

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PostedAug 14, 2011 9:02 am   Last edited by iLegacy on Aug 14, 2011 9:07 am. Edited 1 time in total
.Is your cat feet female suppose to link to the face equipment?
.Arm: Young Soul Bracelet - [color=red]ONLY if also choosing Young Soul top/shoes/scrunchie(F) or bracelet(M).
You have an extra color code there.

Other than that, great job in collating this! I'll be using it for a while before better equipment arrive

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PostedAug 14, 2011 9:06 am
iLegacy wrote:
Is your cat feet female suppose to link to the face equipment?

Other than that, great job in collating this! I'll be using it for a while before better equipment arrive  


Yes my intention was to punk you. Razz *cough*Fixed*cough*

And I'll be copypasting this guide every time newbies ask "what gear should I buy as melee?"! xD

PS. Also fixed the funky tag.

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PostedAug 14, 2011 9:41 am
If soulbreaker is too expensive for you guys and gals, try the YS red for s3 gloves, with +50 crit if your HP is under 50% which is handy if you are abusing stuff like beefs or low HP in general.

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PostedAug 14, 2011 9:44 am
kain_01 wrote:
If soulbreaker is too expensive for you guys and gals, try the YS red for s3 gloves, with +50 crit if your HP is under 50% which is handy if you are abusing stuff like beefs or low HP in general.  


Aww man, the pics I found for YS Red are outdated. Sad I'll add it in when I find some pics.

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PostedAug 14, 2011 11:05 am
Really helpful guide MsTeddie Very Happy

I just have one question:
At the moment I'm level 53 enhance melee with the following gears; Ruby Eyes with Cerberus SS, Ruby Gauntlets, Cloak of the Abyss, Leader Set, Christmas Ruby Ring, Roping Scarf with Orthrus SS. I would like to customize my gears mainly for Ichi Clears (which I expect to hopefully be joining at around level 70) because it will help me to gain more macca for others gears. Can anyone tell me which gears/set I should get next? I am on a budget of 8m, since I don't buy AP. I also already have a (barely modded) Flamehorn for clears.

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PostedAug 14, 2011 12:07 pm
KnocOut wrote:
Really helpful guide MsTeddie Very Happy

I just have one question:
At the moment I'm level 53 enhance melee with the following gears; Ruby Eyes with Cerberus SS, Ruby Gauntlets, Cloak of the Abyss, Leader Set, Christmas Ruby Ring, Roping Scarf with Orthrus SS. I would like to customize my gears mainly for Ichi Clears (which I expect to hopefully be joining at around level 70) because it will help me to gain more macca for others gears. Can anyone tell me which gears/set I should get next? I am on a budget of 8m, since I don't buy AP. I also already have a (barely modded) Flamehorn for clears.  


You already have a nice amount of fire boosting gear which is perfect for Ichi Gold. Now, I think you could get some gears for SI, such as:

Jasmine for slot 3 (+12% dmg if partner is OH+), saw for 4mil AT MOST. Better to try and find cheaper.
Mithra's Roar for slot 3 (+12% dmg if partner is OH+), 800k-1mil.
Veronica Earring (item mix it into Veronica Omega for +9%), 2mil.
Hakama of True Warfare for slot 3 (+7% attack/spin/rush/shot), uhh maybe 2mil or less. I bought this a long time ago.
Ambitious Slacks for slot 2 (+10 close-range, +7% dmg), <1.5mil.
Symbol set, 6-8mil. This is beyond your budget atm, but it's worth saving for. The 4 piece set bonus will give you +15% dmg.

Have you thought of how much cool-down you want? If you don't want any on the top I would recommend Ruler's Top slot 2 (+10 STR, +8% dmg). They are <1.5mil.

Overall, even without SI if your expertise is good you can jump right into Ichi Gold. Have you tested out how much damage you deal on Jiko and Gands? My personal benchmark would be 2k+ hits on Jiko and 3 hit Gands, 1 hit Gaki (of course with today's gears you are expected to hit more). If you haven't done so, mod your Flamehorn slot 3 to +3 fire. You can also ss a Yata-Garasu crystal on it to deal more dmg to Gands (magica enemies).

PS. Getting your gear properly tarotted/ss'd can bea cheaper way to boost your dmg. But only do that when you finalised your slot 2 gears.

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PostedAug 14, 2011 1:06 pm
Really great thread, very complete and useful. Grats for making it,it'll be useful to a lot of players (including me)

however, you need to include a random shark at the end of the topic. o.o

S'cuse me , wtf r u doing ?

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PostedAug 14, 2011 1:18 pm
aliascent wrote:
Really great thread, very complete and useful. Grats for making it,it'll be useful to a lot of players (including me)

however, you need to include a random shark at the end of the topic. o.o
 


Thanks! Very Happy Also do let me know if you come across something that should be in this guide.

Can the shark be in soup form? o-o


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