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#1 Zeruseus

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:52 PM

Hello, I am a level 19 Mage who uses Napalm Beat (neutral) and Cold Bolt (water). I have a choice between 2 staffs: the Mahisa Staff which gives an extra 4% to neutral and water attacks and the VS Survivor's Rod which gives an extra +4 to Int and +3 to Magical Attack. Would someone be able to tell me which staff would give the best output?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:34 PM

Generally speaking, you want whichever staff has the most +MATK%.  Most important piece of gear for mage/wiz is your staff, and you want highest +MATK% possible. Keep in mind INT gives some MATK, which helps, but MATK% should be your primary focus.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

Thank you.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

What Sassy said and INT boosts are ALWAYS better than element damage boosts I've found.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

What Sassy said and INT boosts are ALWAYS better than element damage boosts I've found.

 

WEll if you get the elements right then elemental cards should work the best... but elemental cards don't work like you would think in this game. I think a lot of people don't get it and do the wrong elements.

 

+Earth Damage on weapon means you will do that much more %% damage against earth monsters. I don't know if it works for mage staffs + magic, I assume it would since many of the top mages have elemental carded weapons.

 

If you get +Earth damage on weapon, it does NOT mean your earth spells will hit that much harder. It means you will hit earth elemental monsters harder. It's how elemental dmg cards in RO have always worked, except the "wording" or description is kind of misleading in this game.

 

Generally speaking if you card elemental damage properly it's going to do a lot more damage than a little MATK or INT.  However 3% isn't much, INT or MATK may very well be better than 3% damage. When I say "card elemental damage", I mean stacking three cards of 5% or more elemental damage into your weapon. +15%-21% elemental damage is usually going to be more significant than a little INT or MATK.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

You guys couldn't have helped me better. The VS Survivor's Rod jumped my Magical Attack from 124 to 141. Too bad I'm out of Zenny or I'd slap one of those Blood Ivy cards to the staff as well. Hopefully I'll do better in the Orc forests. Thanks again.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

unless you have super uber equipment or something or cash shop additional stats point, at earlier lvls ( < 30 at least maybe < 40 ), int > %matk. 1 point in int gives more than 3.5 matk depending on your % staff bonus. There are some very cheap staves which are very good. Like Yggdrasil (req lvl 28 , the one doppelganger drops) not only gives %21 matk which is even more than VS staves around that lvl, but also gives +8 int ( which is around +33 matk) and +8%sp (ok not too useful but still better than...dunno str).

You can probably find it for cheap at the auction house, and even if you're that broke on zeny you could always try to farm it (doppel runs are fun ) ! The drop rate seems pretty high.

 

just my 2 cents.


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