Analysis of Top Smasher 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 analysis of the Top Smasher Build, as usual, I will show the description of the 3 new skills first. Credits to chaose5 from MMOsite.
- Arcane: Increase mana cost of skill by 2x , to greatly increase her mag attack by 110% for 10.5sec at skill lv 2. CD 90sec.
- Laser Cutter : Summon laser from the sky. Mag damage 727%+7722 at skill lv1, CD 30sec. The laser can’t move pass obstacles/wall.
- Linear Ray EX: Improved linear ray damage by 100%. Can be charged and release with left click. Shooting direction can be changed while charging.
The video belows show a Smasher solo-ing Cerebus Nest. Do note that this video is taken quite early when 2nd jobs are released in testing server. So the damage when using Arcane and 9-tailed laser is so powerful in this video. If Im not wrong, there is a nerf.
Again, this build has many SP leftover as well. I will state other possible skills that you can consider in the section below.
- Glacial Spike – Ignored. For me I will put at least lv 1. If you play PvP using Force User/Mystic before, you know that many skills have high cooldown before you can use. But Glacial Spike is one of the skills with a fast cooldown that you can use first if you need.
- Poison Missle – Lv 14. Can be max-ed at lv 16. If you have extra SP, you can consider this skill. As Linear Ray EX needs a certain time to be charged, it is not that efficient to be used in Time Acceleration mode. So most likely, you will be rotating Poison Missle with Micro Hole. I am not sure if rotating Linear Ray EX with other skills is better. Need to do some testing.
- Gravity Ball – Lv 9. 8 second cooldown skill. High spammability. If you have extra SP, you can increase this skill higher.
- Micro Hole – Lv 6. 2nd skill to spam in Time Acceleration mode. Extra SP put them here.
- Spectrum Shower – Lv 6. Probably to clear mobs faster with higher damage? For me, I will probably drop the level for this skill to raise other skills like Gravity Ball, Micro Hole or Time Resurrection.
- Time Acceleration – Lv 1. Increasing the level only raises the duration by 0.5 sec per level. Not worth it.
- Gravity Sphere and Force Wave – Ignored. With so many skills to spam, these 2 may not be viable in PvE. But they can be useful in PvP.
- Arcane – Lv 1. Increasing to lv 2 gives 10% increase in magic attack damage. I will recommend this to lv 2 though.
- Laser Cutter – Ignored. Based on videos, the damage of this skill is quite low and the travelling time is slow as well. Not really useful I guess.
- Linear Ray EX – Lv 1. Increases damage but requires the need to charge. Personal preference if you think this is good or bad. There are arguments on this skill on some forums.
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