Analysis of Top Artillery Build (From Korea)

DNB: I would like to emphasize that this build is extracted from the Korea event, and it is not meant to be an exact 100% good skill build. As you can see from the title, it is an analysis.

Before going into the analysis, I will show you the new 2nd advancement skills for Sniper. Credits to chaose5 from MMOsite forum.

  • Magical Breeze – At Lv1, increases magic damage by 30% and converts all damage inflicted to magical damage. Duration 10sec, CD 40sec
  • Extension Shot EX – Strengthens Extension Shot, with additional 30% explosive damage.
  • Detonating Arrow: Deal additional AOE damage 3 seconds after the target is hit.  Magic damage of 563%+1284, cooldown 38sec at Lv1.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top Artillery skill build voted in Korea.


  • Twin Shot/Piercing Shot/Multi Shot – If you have read my previous Bowmaster guide and the analysis of top korean sniper build, you should know my preferences on these 3 skills. I believe this player chose for the best possible outburst of damage within melee range. Being a Bowmaster, you should know how Multi Shot works.
  • Aerial Evasion – This build has added this skill significantly high. My best guess would be that this player prioritizes a lot on PvP.
  • Pinwheel – And again, this confirms my speculation that this sniper prioritizes more on PvP. I have explained this skill’s usage in the Bowmaster Guide.


  • Stunning Arrow – More of a PvP Skill. Need I explain more?
  • Binding Shot – Maxed. Superb disabling effect and damage for both PvE and PvP.
  • Arrow Shower – Arrow Shower is only used when you are certain that you will be rather safe within a location for several seconds. In my opinion, this skill should have been raised to at least Lv4. If the player do not wants to put this high, it should be just placed at Lv1. Why? Lv4 gives a 1% attack increment for every arrow compared to Lv3. Difference of attack per arrow is only a mere 46 comparing Lv1 and Lv3. Furthermore, this skill can be increased to Lv7 if you have personal preferences on other skills. Why? Artillery’s skill can amplify the damage of Arrow Shower even higher than that of Sniper’s.
  • Crossbow Expertise – Chosen for higher Magic Attack stat.


  • Magical Breeze – Placed at Lv1. Lv2 only increases an additional of 2% damage. Duration stays the same at 10 seconds. In my opinion, Lv1 is sufficient.

That’s all for now. Feel free to drop in any comments or suggestions.
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Posted on August 8, 2011, in Artillery and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Hello! I appreciate what you’re doin here showing off these builds is really cool. I was wondering if you would be able to link me to the source of these korean builds so that I would be able to peruse them on my own. Thanks again for posting, keep up the work!

    • Do you mean more of korean artillery builds, or simply builds from all classes that korean players come up with?

      I got these Top Korean Builds from the official Korean DN website. It was an event in which all korean players vote for the best skill build submitted per class. All the builds are as shown in my post regarding ALL the top korean builds.

      • I was wondering where you got the builds in general, and I’m more interested in the Artillery ones.

      • Apart from those post titles with “From Korea”, we came up with all the builds ourselves based on our own knowledge and other references from the Taiwanese and MMOsite forums. The taiwanese forum is 巴哈姆特.

        There are various Artillery builds posted on MMOsite Dragon Nest forum. You can check them out there.

  2. Yeah you’re my no.1 fav site bro … keep it up!!!! I’m still waiting on your Elementalist TOP Korea version. Thanks in advance.

  3. For Artillery .. is it better to use a crossbow or a longbow PVP/PVE? Please advice … Thanks

    • For PvP, Longbow is recommended due to its range. For PvE, Crossbow is recommended for the higher magic attack stat. However, using a Crossbow does not restrict you from doing well in PvP and vice versa.

  4. is the build pvp oriented or pve?

    which class is better for pve: artillery or sniper?


  5. May i see the other top rated builds? like for SM and Pally and Ele

  6. thank yous o much. btw what craft should i make for PVP and PVP. i mean like the “Goblin Crossbow (Wind)” something like that. Wind,Intelligent,Hero? what u think?

    • I am not so sure if there is really a need for a different equipment for PvP and PvE. Hence I can’t really comment. If it is for PvE, I would recommend Wind+Magic, or Intellect+Magic.

  7. When you said,

    “Why? Artillery’s skill can amplify the damage of Arrow Shower even higher than that of Sniper’s.”

    You mean, using magical breeze? If I read that correct, all damage will be dealt as magic damage? And an additional 30% magic?

    If this is true, wouldn’t getting pinpoint skill, then use magical breeze right before using pinpoint shot makes the pinpoint shot damage fully magical? Wouldn’t that be the wiser choice of build?

  8. What skill crests would you recommend? and why . thanks in advance!

  9. What Heralds are your using? please give me some tips.

  10. why is it that you didn’t use the “wisdom of the owl” skill?? just want to know the reason why..

    thanks.. 😀

  11. thanks for the reply.. 🙂

    i have another question.. which stats should I increase in being an artillery?? int or agi?? what are the important stats for this character to be most effective in pvp and pve? 🙂

    • Players can choose either AGI or INT. AGI gives more Critical and physical attack (sub stat for Artis), while INT gives more magic attack and MP regen.

      Personally, I would go for AGI for the higher crit. You can look up under the Heraldry section for Bowmasters for the important stats.

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