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#1 Souken

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:42 AM

Introduction

 

I decided to write this guide because many people asked for a tank build but don't use the search function. I'm too lazy to write the same stats, skills and equips in each of their thread countless times. I'm pretty busy this month so I'll take my time completing this guide. For now I'll write a rough sketch of my build. This is a general guide for average players so you don't need to follow my guide exactly. By the way, feel free to critize or help my guide =D

 

 

Advantages

  • You will never die unless... there is a problem like lag, laggy healer, or you think you are superman.
  • Fast leveling!!!
  • Spend the less amount of zeny between all classes and builds.
  • Don't need HP pots (Healer is your unexhaustable HP pot!).
  • Don't need SP pots unless monster drain your SP like VS Thorn Muka. If you are skillful it won't matter.
  • Can tank Boss/MVP
  • Better chance of getting high FAME in battlefield
  • Hmm... let me think...

 

Disadvantages

  • Need to be in party.
  • REALLY slow doing GC (Gold Coin) quest. Not recommended until you reset to DPS (Damage per Second) build.
  • Suck at PVP
  • Hmm... can´t think of anything else...

 

Stats

 

VIT (Vitality): 

  • Increases max HP. The amount of HP you get per VIT increases as you increase your VIT.
  • Reduces Physical Damage received. It's different than Def (Physical Defense) and it reduces more damage. 

Note: From my own test, with 60+ VIT you get like 14 HP per VIT, with 90+ VIT you get 18 HP and with 120+ VIT you get 22 HP.

Look like the amount of HP you get per VIT increases by 1 as you increase your VIT by more 8.

 

SPR (Spirit): 

  • Increases Mdef (Magic Defense). You get 1 Mdef per SPR.
  • Increases SP Recovery. Doesn't matter for tank. 

Stats Order: Go full VIT until base (without equips) 60 VIT then add the rest of your stat points into SPR until 40.

 

 

Skills

 

Sword Mastery lvl 1

Provoke lvl 1

Shield Training lvl 10

Increase HP Recovery lvl 10

Shield Mastery lvl 10

Endure lvl 10

 

Note: Tank doesn't need damage skills. Your attack is so slow that you won't do much anyway.

 

 

Equips

 

  • Use any equips you get from quests or drops. 
  • Compound your own rank3 cards. If you can compound rank4 cards then go ahead.
  • Craft your own equips. Start aiming for VS parts. Then VVS and so on.
  • You can aim for end gear in one go if you want. You can pretty much tank anything with worthless equips.

 

 

Anubis Helm ---> Ares Protective Helm S ---> Frika Helm/Demon Mask/Thors  Vit 8 all 4 / Vit 8 HP330 ---> Final dwarf hat (Best)

Bone Suit ---> VVVS Plate Armor ---> VVVS Clair Suit ---> VVVS Fairy Suit (Best)

Tsurugi ---> VVVS Orcish Sword VVS Haedonggum ---> VVS Mysteltainn ---> Shining Sword Bravery vit14 hp12% (Best)

Shld of Honor S ---> Valkyrie Shield S (Best shield against shadow monsters) 

Shld of the Trial S ---> Ahltair Shld S ---> Platinum Defender S ---> Platinum Defender S2

Very Very Vali's Mant. ---> VVS Wild Tail (Best)

VVS Earring ---> VVS Novice Armlet ---> VVS Ancient Earring (Best)

VVVS Blue Boots ---> Vidar Boots S* ---> VVVS Vidar Boots* ---> Wild Boots S2 (Best)

Stapo (Evolved) / Lude (Evolved) Get both they are really cheap and commons

 

*You might ask why VVVS Vidar Boots is better than Vidar Boots S. Let see each stats:

 

VVVS Vidar Boots

Level: 48 / DEF: 20 / MDEF: 18

VIT + 7 MDEF + 7

Total Def: 20

Total Mdef: 25

Total HP: 155+ (When you have 120+ VIT you get 22+ HP per VIT)

 

Vidar Boots S

Level: 48 / DEF: 25 / MDEF: 25

MaxHP + 130 Def + 7

Total Def: 32 (It has higher Def but 7 VIT reduces more damage than 12 Def, I don't know by how much but I tested it once) 

Total Mdef: 25 Same amount

Total HP: 130 Less amount

 

VVVS Vidar Boots is really expensive. Only try to get it if you don't have anything to do or you are rich.

 

 

Cards

 

Don't put worthless cards on expensive equips.

 

Helm: HP480 / Def6 

Armor: Def9 / Mdef9 / All +2 card is also good since you'll be gaining 6 vit and 6 spr

Manteau: Def6 / Flee4 (Flee is way cheaper and better)

Shoe: HP480 / HP360 for VVVS Blue Boots or cheap shoe

Sword: VIT3 

Shield: Shadow Resistance 6% for Shld of Honor S / Water Resistance 6% for rest of shields / Neutral Resistance 6% for PVP

Accesory: HP180 / SP160 VVS Earring for cheap accessory 

 

Many people say Def6 for manteau is better but 18 Def reduces what? 5-10 dmg? Ok let just say it reduces 18 dmg. Against your usual monsters you will be receiving mostly 1 dmg but against boss you will receive more than 100 dmg. With 33+ Flee you will be dodging one third of the attacks. If you dodge an attack you receive 0 dmg.

 

Let compare with a boss that do let say 100 dmg per hit and he does 5 hits (Total dmg: 500):

 

21 Flee + 18 Def:

21 Flee is like 1/5 chance of dodge so 500 - (500/5) = 400 dmg

400 - (18 Def x 4 Hit) = 328

 

33 Flee:

33 Flee is like 1/3 change of dodge so 500 - (500/3) = 333 dmg

 

The first one wins by 5 dmg reduction but it´s just because we considered 18 Def = 18 dmg reduction which isn´t true. Flee shines mostly when a knight is hit by stronger attacks. I remember I took 200+ dmg from Baphomet as tank with good equips already. Imagine the dmg from boss like loli ruli (lvl 60+). There isn´t any point on increasing defense for normal monsters when knight take 1 dmg only.

 

 

OMG writing a guide is so long, boring and tiresome!!! I'll leave it here for today. 

 

Oh forgot to write how / where to lvl...hmm will write it later...

 

Screenshots

 

This is what a tank's stats look like...

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This is the power of 36 Flee. Look at those misses...

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Edited by HarrieAlexis, 18 February 2014 - 08:12 AM.
slightly updated

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#2 dariuzdevil

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:00 AM

.. sir Souken is it worth putting NeutralRes% (Sndman/Kukre Card) on Shld ?



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:37 AM

.. sir Souken is it worth putting NeutralRes% (Sndman/Kukre Card) on Shld ?

% Neutral Resist works only against neutral monster (not attacks). It will be only good for PVP coz I haven't seen any neutral monsters on Vader (new town). If u plan to train against some neutral monsters for a while then use kukre cards. I wrote water and shadow resist in my guide coz ppl mostly train against those monsters in new town; Forta (old town) doesn't need element resist cards even with worthless equips. Btw with my equips, I haven't use any element resist cards, even in Vader.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:38 PM

good guide, thanks pal. Going to pin it


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:05 PM

NIce guide Souken! and here I was thinking about making one. /no1


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:12 PM

good guide.. this guide is for real tanker indeed..



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:17 AM

I had reset my skills and stat!

 

Now i have

45+25 vit

38+5 spr

 

290 Def

190 mDef

 

3.8k HP

 

and i am level 40.

 

Is this good for partys? I havent saw any full tank at level ranking... all of the ppl that use shield, have like 50 STR haaja, why?!??!



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:37 AM

I had reset my skills and stat!

 

Now i have

45+25 vit

38+5 spr

 

290 Def

190 mDef

 

3.8k HP

and i am level 40.

 

Is this good for partys? I havent saw any full tank at level ranking... all of the ppl that use shield, have like 50 STR haaja, why?!??!

You should have focused on pure vit first until ur base vit reaches 60 or 65. At lvl 40 you won't be taking any serious magic damage (except for owl howl) and the extra vit would really help reduce normal dmg. You could stop putting points on spr and focus on vit forever.

 

In my opinion, you could either go full 2H DPS (solo), 2H (hybrid) semi-tank, or full Tank (party), but not a DPS shielder.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:57 AM

You should have focused on pure vit first until ur base vit reaches 60 or 65. At lvl 40 you won't be taking any serious magic damage (except for owl howl) and the extra vit would really help reduce normal dmg. You could stop putting points on spr and focus on vit forever.

 

In my opinion, you could either go full 2H DPS (solo), 2H (hybrid) semi-tank, or full Tank (party), but not a DPS shielder.

pabs is right...when I said 60 vit I meant without equip. Sorry, I added this clarification in my guide now. I assumed people would know coz it's common knowledge in guides.

 

I had reset my skills and stat!

 

Now i have

45+25 vit

38+5 spr

 

290 Def

190 mDef

 

3.8k HP

 

and i am level 40.

 

Is this good for partys? I havent saw any full tank at level ranking... all of the ppl that use shield, have like 50 STR haaja, why?!??!

Many people have like 50 STR coz they changed equip from DPS to tank without resetting. If you aren't killing VVS/boss u don't really need to be full tank but becoming semi tank is useless coz ur dmg is too low to help your party. U help more being full tank coz ur healer won't need to spam heal and u can group more monsters. For example in Vader, my party is usually positioned in the center of the map because I can almost lure every monsters in the map before they respawn. You can't do this as semitank against VVS or monsters with debuff like stuns coz u will die with 10+ monsters.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:33 PM

% Neutral Resist works only against neutral monster (not attacks). It will be only good for PVP coz I haven't seen any neutral monsters on Vader (new town). If u plan to train against some neutral monsters for a while then use kukre cards. I wrote water and shadow resist in my guide coz ppl mostly train against those monsters in new town; Forta (old town) doesn't need element resist cards even with worthless equips. Btw with my equips, I haven't use any element resist cards, even in Vader.

 

.. tnx sir Souken another question if i got Shld with Shadow Resistance, do i get high dmge from Holy Monster ?


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:37 PM

Hello, excelent guide. I am a new player in Ragnarok VU, I started a week ago and just hit lv 41, I am enjoying the game but I am taking too much damage from monsters and wasting my low money on pots to pay the hunts, in the end there s no money for equips or cards :( can you analize my char and suggest me what should I do to make it better? I wanted a char who hits fast and absorve hp but I gave up after checking the price of cards and equips to make it. 

I mostly play solo, I just cant keep asking for party to acolytes n so on :|

Stats:

 

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Skills:

HP Recovery 10
Sword Mastery 4
Shield Training 7
Bash 10
Fatal Blow 5

Equips:

Chef Hat (Defense 6, Agi+1)
VS Plate Armor + Watchmen Hornet Card R2 (4 def) + Forest Golem Card R3 (3 def) + Forest Golem Card 2 (2 def)

Haedonggum (75 atk + 5 vit + max hp 3%) + 2x Moonlight Guise Cd3 card (+14atk)

VS Blue boots +3x Goblin Card 4 (+300hp total)

Flame Mant (Def 14+2 def) + Tarou Card 3 (aspd+4)

Rnfd Shld ( Def 21)

Vesper Core (def 3)

Gloves (Def 4)



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:57 PM

.. tnx sir Souken another question if i got Shld with Shadow Resistance, do i get high dmge from Holy Monster ?

Element resist card doesn't turn u into that element, u just reduce more dmg from that element. It mean u won't get higher dmg from holy don't worry.

 

Hello, excelent guide. I am a new player in Ragnarok VU, I started a week ago and just hit lv 41, I am enjoying the game but I am taking too much damage from monsters and wasting my low money on pots to pay the hunts, in the end there s no money for equips or cards :( can you analize my char and suggest me what should I do to make it better? I wanted a char who hits fast and absorve hp but I gave up after checking the price of cards and equips to make it. 

I mostly play solo, I just cant keep asking for party to acolytes n so on :|

Semitank used to train solo with VS Legend Wolf but now with new town, the exp there pale in comparison. I recommend u to go full tank because u shouldn't have problem getting a party for quests like repeatable. When I create a party and post it in Party Search, I usually get a wiz or priest in less than 5 min. If u don't wanna do quest u can farm with skeleton; many ppl ask me to tank there. People will look for u if they know that u r tank :D


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

Dude i love my stats!! Is awesome to be really good mober! The only shiet is that i CANT farm GC haha

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:49 PM

Dude i love my stats!! Is awesome to be really good mober! The only shiet is that i CANT farm GC haha

I'm glad that u like ur stats. Yeah...the only bad thing is that u can't farm GC but it doesn't matter coz u can get better equip than gc anyway except for probably guardian helm. I haven't seen a better helm yet. I'll get my DPS equips after I'm max lvl just to buy guardian helm. DPS equips are getting cheaper since new town came out :D


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:37 PM

Yeah i think i will do the same, so i can get gc faster. That helm is awesome, and very needed

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:11 PM

is it better going tank for newcomers?  i've got about 500k now, lvl 24 with 27 str, 28 vit,10 agi. is it screwed up? should i just pump vit and become a tank? :o but i added bash and fatal blow though :o bash 5 fatal blow 5 hp recovery 10 :( what should i do?



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:03 PM

Is better o level with dps build till u r knight! And then reset build to full tank, and stats into full vit. When you get 70 points on vit. U start getting spr for boses(like level 50-55)

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:07 PM

is it better going tank for newcomers?  i've got about 500k now, lvl 24 with 27 str, 28 vit,10 agi. is it screwed up? should i just pump vit and become a tank? :o but i added bash and fatal blow though :o bash 5 fatal blow 5 hp recovery 10 :( what should i do?

yeah it's better becoming tank for newcomers coz u don't really need good equips to tank. Didn't u get a stat reset from main quests? U get a skill reset after job change so don't worry about ur skills.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:17 AM

I got vvs mirror shield.. Im plan to add shadow resist 5% on that shield.. Is that good for my char.. Im a lvl41 (trying to be a tank vit 60+23 spr+18)

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:20 AM

I got vvs mirror shield.. Im plan to add shadow resist 5% on that shield.. Is that good for my char.. Im a lvl41 (trying to be a tank vit 60+23 spr+18)

.. yeaa its good like Souken said most/some mobs at Valder are Shadow Proprty but if u hav some spare gold Shld of Honor S is better :)






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