Beregund's Defender Build

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This is a Defender build created and tested by Beregund on Teos Server. It is a generic guild and will NOT be dealing with any strategy other than stat building and recommended lapis. Skills will NOT be addressed either as I believe a player must choose their own skills to fit their play style.

1. Builds (stat totals include the automatic +1 REC per level)

  A. PvE party build
     NM - 6 REC
     HM - 6 REC 2 DEX*
     UM - 8 REC 2 DEX*
     *Some will ask why I place such a high value on DEX for even a party defender and that is understandable. Here is why: the high level aoe
     debuff skills available to defenders have a 75% chance to inflict the status effect on hit. This does not mean that there is a 75% chance to
     always cause the status effect, therefore in order to truly make use of these debuffs a certain amount of DEX is required. This higher DEX
     build also helps with Arouse Blow and Ground Boom, 2 of the most important skills for a partying defender for both gaining and reacquiring
     mob aggro.
  B. PvE Solo Build
     NM - 3 REC 2 STR 1 DEX
     HM - 4 REC 2 STR 2 DEX
     UM - 4 REC 2 STR 2 DEX 2 LUC
     This is a strange build because it is a strange person who wants to solo a defender all the time. A broad build such as this allows for
     taking decent damage while still maintaining a high damage output. NOTE: Though this build DOES in fact work, it is recommended that the
     player use a fighter for soloing, unless they really like using heavy weapons and the look it affords.
  C. PvP Solo/Party Build
     NM - 4 REC 2 DEX - NOT Recommended
     HM - 5 REC 1 STR 2 DEX
     UM - 5 REC 2 STR 3 DEX
     As far as PvP goes for a defender of any mode, 1-15 should be avoided as you will be nearly useless; 20-30 is possible only because
     of debuffs; and 1-60 is where you will tend to shine because of aoe debuffs and Demon Hushing.

2. Lapising

    • These follow the same order as above and assume you are being smart and staying in the best possible gear.**
  A. PvE Party Build
     NM - Don't bother lapising until you get to level 32 and can find a decent set of armor. Get Dread if possible, but you will probably
     be stuck in Heroic gear like I was. To maximize your effectiveness, focus on Safe and Shrewd Lapis no lower than level 3, and no lower
     than level 4 where you can help it after reaching level 40 (if you wish to continue after earning HM).
     HM - You can earn Dread gear from quests so stay in that until you can get Legendary gear (good luck). Don't use Lapis of less than
     4th level!
     UM - OK, time for ultra-gear. You should have Legendary gear available to you, but try for that amazing 6-slot, Goddess gear. Once
     again, nothing below 4th level.
     Ideal Gear at player level 60:
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     | Mode |    Chest    |     Legs     |     Hands     |      Feet      |     Weapon     |     Shield     |   Total   |
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     |      | Shrewd LV 5 | Safe LV 5    | Safe LV 5     | Safe LV 5      | Safe LV 5      | Safe LV 5      | REC +150  |
     |  NM  | Shrewd LV 4 | Safe LV 4    | Safe LV 4     | Safe LV 4      | Safe LV 4      | Safe LV 4      | DEX +120  | 
     |Dreads| Life LV 5   | Life LV 5    | Shrewd LV 5   | Shrewd LV 5    | Shrewd LV 5    | Life LV 5      | HP  +1300 |
     |      | Mental LV 5 | Mental LV 5  | Shrewd LV 4   | Shrewd LV 4    | Shrewd LV 4    | Life LV 4      | MP  +800  |
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     |      | Shrewd LV 5 | Safe LV 5    | Safe LV 5     | Safe LV 5      | Safe LV 5      | Safe LV 5      | REC +204  |
     |      | Shrewd LV 4 | Safe LV 4    | Safe LV 4     | Safe LV 4      | Safe LV 4      | Safe LV 4      | DEX +120  |
     |  HM  | Life LV 5   | Life LV 5    | Shrewd LV 5   | Shrewd LV 5    | Shrewd LV 5    | Life LV 5      | HP  +1300 |
     |Legend| Mental LV 5 | Mental LV 5  | Shrewd LV 4   | Shrewd LV 4    | Shrewd LV 4    | Life LV 4      | MP  +800  |
     |      | D.Safe LV 3 | D.Safe LV 3  | D.Safe LV 3   | D.Safe LV 3    | D.Safe LV 3    | D.Safe LV 3    |Resist +216|
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     |      | Shrewd LV 5 | Safe LV 5    | Safe LV 5     | Safe LV 5      | Safe LV 5      | Safe LV 5      | REC +204  |
     |      | Shrewd LV 4 | Safe LV 4    | Safe LV 4     | Safe LV 4      | Safe LV 4      | Safe LV 4      | DEX +174  | 
     |  UM  | Life LV 5   | Life LV 5    | Shrewd LV 5   | Shrewd LV 5    | Shrewd LV 5    | Life LV 5      | HP  +1300 |
     Goddess| Mental LV 5 | Mental LV 5  | Shrewd LV 4   | Shrewd LV 4    | Shrewd LV 4    | Life LV 4      | MP  +800  |
     |      | D.Safe LV 3 | D.Safe LV 3  | D.Safe LV 3   | D.Safe LV 3    | D.Safe LV 3    | D.Safe LV 3    |Resist +216|
     |      |D.Shrewd LV 1| D.Shrewd LV 1| D.Shrewd LV 1 | D.Shrewd LV 1  | D.Shrewd LV 1  | D.Shrewd LV 1  |Defense +72|
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Thanks must go to n3cr0m33p5 for the Lapis information. (Check out the forum "Lapis Compilation 2.0")

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