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PostedJan 10, 2014 11:10 pm   Last edited by Kenjichu on Feb 28, 2014 1:27 am. Edited 28 times in total

Katsuie's guide for being a Magical Kirito

Duelist / Sorc. CRIT DoTs + DPS << IMPORTANT. READ DIS DESCRIPTION. Before you go "??" (Incomplete)
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UPDATED 2/28/14.
Remember, this is a "Guide" Guidelines to help figure out how you should build. I do not recommend it following completely, as trying your own build would be a learning experience. As I am a Duelist / Katar, I will still be answering questions.
Thanks for supporting! 50 Pages baby!



Introduction ;
From Founders to CBT to Open beta, I've always been a Duelist.. though I was a Gunslinger before, I am now a Sorcerer.
Katsuie is the name I go by in-game. I'm not much of a theorycrafter, but I like to induct plenty of research before making a character as I try to squeeze out everything to make the best character as possible.. but I'm still a long way there.
Together, you and I shall read this together and show you how I build my Duelist / Sorc.. as well being the first guide for Duelists.

*Please post questions HERE. I do not answer / check my Inbox.

*This is not as DETAILED as Muse's Guide
Muse is God.


*Everything is SUBJECTED TO CHANGE.
CAUSE I AIN'T END GAME.


PVP Video : PvP
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Status & Equipments ;





Let's start off with Stat points. I am investing points into CRIT ; which increases my chances of landing critical hits. As a CRIT DoT + DPS, you want to dish out MAXIMUM damage towards your opponent.
For Defensive, I am investing points in DEF ; which increases my durability to take the enemies attack.

If you are a experienced player and you can tell what kind of equipments I have on, touche. For those who do not, let me tell you.

Currently, every Equipment that I have on increases my DMG. The reason being is because, since I'm investing into CRIT, I'm lacking a good amount of damage which now you can call me a "Glass Cannon". I am currently behind on some equipments though, (e.g. Pendant, ring & cape) but yes, those future items will increase my DMG further, along with CRIT.

I am planning to stick with this weapon til I hit 60, which I will craft and plan to fortify to +10 / +15, or maybe +20 depending if its worth doing.
*I also like to thank "SiegLhein" for providing me such a gorgeous weapon.



Probably the BEST trophy at the moment for those who uses CRIT.


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Secret Stones
Currently, I have only one Secret Stone inlayed to my Weapon, as you see above.
As a CRIT & C-DMG Duelist / Sorc, you want to invest these stats in your weapon. You can also invest in your other equipments too! But I would not recommend putting it everywhere in your Equipment. Use other Stones to make up what you lack. (e.g. EVA, ACC).
*Remember that Items / Sets can procs passives so you would gain ATK, CRIT & CRIT DMG. Plan around these to maximize your build. Example, click here

*Secret Stones are still fairly unknown to most players of Aura Kingdom. The CRIT Damage is towards your Skill, which means my stone enhances Slash Cut's C-DMG by 15%. While CRIT DMG +6% is added TOWARDS my stats. More Information can be found here

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Envoy, Ultimate Skills & Bonus Stats

Before I get down to telling you how this Envoy affects me in Stats, let me explain what is that red paint is telling you ; Early in the game, I started off with a full of EXP equipments. So I started and finished the path of "Quick Study" to level up faster in the game. Simple. When I feel like its time to get rid of, "Quick Study", I'll reset my envoy path, disregarding how much I would need to pay, to invest into "Bob and Weave" which provides for EVA.
Now the Purple indicates what I will be investing next. Those two are called "Duelist Studies", which increases my CRIT DMG.

Everything is self-explanatory so i'll just show you what these path increases and what the passives do.

Stats ;


  • Duelist : TOTAL CRIT DMG +15%, EVA +15% increased. Dual Blade Skill Level +3 increased.
  • Duelist Mastery : TOTAL 10% Damage increased when equipped with a dual blade
  • Battle Tactics : TOTAL 7% Damage increased
  • Quick Study : TOTAL 8% EXP increased gained.
  • Duelist Studies : TOTAL 25% CRIT Damage increased when equipped with a dual blade
  • Muscle Up : TOTAL 3% MAX HP increased
  • Thick Skin : Total 3% DEF increased
  • When getting rid of Quick Study ; Bob and Weave : TOTAL 8% EVA increased
  • Determination : CRIT Damage received reduced by 15%
  • Frenzy : Attacks have a 25% chance to deal additional damage over time.


Future Envoy ;

  • Bat Fang - Restores HP from 3% of DMG you dealt.



Why Frenzy?
Every attack you do has a 25% chance to deal ADDITIONAL DAMAGE OVER TIME.



Remember that you are a Duelist / Sorc. You want to pump out as much Damage / DoT as possible.

General Skills ;
Corrosive Shadow - Continous DPS of "xxx" per tick
I chose this for the extra DPS. Being able to immobilized my enemies, still cast my other additional magic and taking damage is great in my book.
Good replacements ;
Cracking Slash - Continous DPS of "xxx" per tick
Entangling Seal - Target's defense lowered by 8%
I'll recommend that if you don't like the damage Corrosive Shadow is giving you, you can always take Entangling Seal to lowered their defense and do more damage. As for Cracking Slash, you can play around with Corrosive and this skill itself and see what suits you better.

Attack Spec ;
Callousness - TOTAL CRIT +3%, CRIT DMG +4% increased
Again, self-explanatory. I find this to be better than any other Attack specs that you would have available since it gives you two stats you would want and increased by a good amount.
Good replacements ;
Divine Power - TOTAL DMG +5% increased
Zeal - 10% chance to cause extra 50% DMG while attacking.
Personally, Zeal is a great Attack spec.. granted the chance of dealing 50% of damage. But as of where I'm at, getting CRIT / CRIT DMG would be more efficient.

Advance Skills ;
Breath of Ashura - Continuous DPS of "xxx" per tick
This skill out of being a Sorc is probably the biggest "Nuke" skill you got. Adding in with extra DoT is pretty dang good.
Good Replacements ;
Flame Lotus - Flame Impact CRIT Rate Increased by 10%
Lightning Strike - Continuous DPS inflicted increased by 20%
If you just want Flame Impact to be just a Nuke and nothing else and would like to a high chance of landing a crit, then Flame Lotus is for you. As for Lightning strike, I have not played around with this skill yet to see how much it affects my DPS but from it seems, adding 20% into your DPS is pretty dang sweet too.

Defense Specs ;
Courage - TOTAL 3% MAX HP increased, DMG received decreased by -2%
You are a Glass cannon without much defense. So this is probably your best bet for survival.
Good replacements ;
Iron Wall - TOTAL 5% Defense Increased
If you're dying a lot, this is the spec for you which gives you RAW defense.

Tactical Specs ;
Break Defense - Enemies DEF decreased by -10%
All the other Tactical Specs cannot match the power of this one. Seriously.
Good Replacements ;
Expose Weakness - 25% to decrease P-Healing by 20%
If you're PvPing and you just happen to be fighting Bards.. this is the right way to go. I hate Bards in PvP but I love Bards in PvE. Too bad they're gonna fall off in PvP.. bards I mean

Special Skills ;
The Best Defense - 2% TOTAL DMG added to DEF *The Best Defense Level 2 (Can be bought @ Guild Hall)
The best offensive is a strong defense. You need more durability, my young grasshopper!
Good replacements ;
Deep Blue - TOTAL 2% DMG increased, Malice decreased by -5%
Since you're the one doing plenty of damage than almost everyone else in your party due to massive DoTs and Crits, you'll probably most of the time will be aggro'd. Though it's decreasing malice by 5%.. its also adding 2% DMG. Depending on how much you do, the Malice decrease probably won't even matter. LOL
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Now that I have reached Level 60 and what usually is the situation is that I can't use much of my Sorc skills so here is my new set up.

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Stat Bonuses from Achievements ;

Still in the process of doing Achievements but as you can see.. DOING ACHIEVEMENTS IS BENEFICIAL. DON'T BE LAZY.
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Damage.

Dont think I'll be doing this because my damage is always varying. So. Find out.But that tip underneath this helps.


*By the way, you are a Melee since you are a Duelist. Obvious, yes? So don't sit around and just spamming away your skills. You gotta move that character and hit it from the back for bonus back damage!
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Eidolons ;
Yarnaros, The Emerald Tempest

One of the first Eidolons I got. Just because he was cool and big, I got him. He offers a buff which increases your DMG. His Ultimate is an AoE that hits in a Line format. Great Eidolon if you're worrying about your ATK being low. He's also very funny!

Bel-Chandra, The Empress of Torment

Now this right here is my baby. Excluding that she has very seductive feature, she gives off a buff that is certainly needed. One of her skills, Shocking Dance, offers CRIT and here's the big prize.. CRIT DMG +20%. She's the perfect Eidolon to have to dish out more Damage. Yes, this does affect your DoTs as well. If anything, you would want to get this Eidolon first. She's mean by the way, so get used to her insulting you.

Kotonoha, The Nine-Tailed Vixen

HYPE. HYPE. HYPE!
She offers damage reductions towards enemies, which is a plus. If you have already capped your CRIT DMG high enough to the point you can proc something off and its 300%, Kotonoha is pretty good. She offers more survivability because one of her skills "Demonic Enchantments" absorbs 10% of Damage to recover their own HP. This is a party buff as well. Thanks to this, I've actually took a hit from Zaahir's "Meteor" and lived with at least 1k of health. I love this girl, she is the best.
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Conclusion ;
You are a part of the party that does Damage. You are squishy. So don't go Leeroy Jenkins unless you know how much damage you can take before you run and cast more of your spells. Hit it from the back for extra damage.
In PvP, use your Sorc spells, get him low then slam him with your two blades. WELCOME TO THE SLAM. ..meteor OP though
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Q&A

Q : Why don't you invest in EVA?
A : Cause capping EVA is ever so easy to do, just alone with Equipments. 3k Points? 40% EVA? CMON BRO.

Q : Are you ever gonna invest into DEF in Equipments?
A : Of course. But I'm just a Glass Cannon til I hit 60. Thats when I begin to try and start capping DEF by equipments alone.


Q : There are some locked Ultimate Skills, are you gonna switch to them when you get them?
A : Yup! 2% DMG added to DEF? Pls, take my money.

Q : What server do you play on?
A : Hydra. And now is being hunted by Treisha as KOS.

Q : Katsuie, y u do dis
A : Cause I'm Katsuie
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Kenjichu

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PostedJan 10, 2014 11:10 pm
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PostedJan 10, 2014 11:11 pm   Last edited by Kenjichu on Feb 06, 2014 12:41 am. Edited 13 times in total
Updated Timeline

Sunday, January 12 2014 - Added Secret Stones to Guide.
Updated Stats. Updated Weapon Screenshot.


Monday, January 13 2014 - Added brief explanation about how Secret Stones work.

Wednesday, January 15 2014 - Added Grimiore and Trophy. Updated Stats. Removed Defensive Stats.

Thursday, January 16 2014 - Added PvP video. Can be found here

Wednesday, January 22 2014 - Updated Eidolon Section. Updated "The Best Defense" as an upgraded skill.

Sunday, February 2 2014 - Updated Images and Stats of Character

Thursday, February 6 2014 - Updated Stats of Character, New Grimiore, New Eidolon (Kotonoha)
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PostedJan 10, 2014 11:20 pm
You should at least get some 4% c-dmg stones. 6% is the max and I've slowly amassed my collection of those, but getting a bunch of 4%'s for 1-2g each will boost your DPS tremendously. Even if it is for a different class and you don't level that stone, you still get that 4% c-dmg and can switch it between all your gears freely. I am currently at 191% c-dmg w/o envoy.

And, why no Bat Fang (life leech)? I jumped to that first both times I made a Duelist.

Great guide, sticky.

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PostedJan 10, 2014 11:26 pm
blackdeath101 wrote:
You should at least get some 4% c-dmg stones. 6% is the max and I've slowly amassed my collection of those, but getting a bunch of 4%'s for 1-2g each will boost your DPS tremendously. Even if it is for a different class and you don't level that stone, you still get that 4% c-dmg and can switch it between all your gears freely. I am currently at 191% c-dmg w/o envoy.

And, why no Bat Fang (life leech)? I jumped to that first both times I made a Duelist.

Great guide, sticky.  


I haven't, to my surprise, gotten any stones that include c-dmg. I dont' believe it either. I haven't spent much time looking into the Auction House either to see what I would like. Probably after I do all my dailies, i'll take the time to look into it & Baller crit dmg I may say.
y u no 200%?!

Relying on Pots, Blood seal, Soul Steal & Dancing balisong to restore my HP. As of now, I am going for straight up Damage on the Envoy. If anything, when I think its time to get rid of my Quick Study, i'll spend two for "Dodge and Weave" and then snatch Bat fang.

Oh and thanks for the sticky!

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PostedJan 10, 2014 11:39 pm
*claps* nice guide good work now i have to make my guide when server comes on Smile

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PostedJan 11, 2014 2:51 am
Kenjichu wrote:
y u no 200%?!  


191% base. 221% with envoy. Another 10% from trophy proc. Another 25% when fighting bosses. Wink

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PostedJan 11, 2014 3:17 am
blackdeath101 wrote:
Kenjichu wrote:
y u no 200%?!  


191% base. 221% with envoy. Another 10% from trophy proc. Another 25% when fighting bosses. Wink  



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PostedJan 11, 2014 3:36 am
you claimed EVA caps at 40%...but thats wrong, it caps at above 90%, i think 95%.

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PostedJan 11, 2014 3:47 am
blackdeath101 wrote:
Kenjichu wrote:
y u no 200%?!  


191% base. 221% with envoy. Another 10% from trophy proc. Another 25% when fighting bosses. Wink  


I'd suggest getting Toto's cursed tusk and Toto's sharp blade? for crit and extra 15% crit damage, plus a level 45 green grim, because of more crit and more 15% crit damage boost.


That'd be, 251% crit damage to everyone else, and 276% to bosses.

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