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Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by GenGen on Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:25 am

BARBARIABN

While Secretly reading the guild chat and watching a video of the worlds fastest shed, I've noticed some people are unsure on some things on Barbarian!

This guide will hopefully help those who would like to know a little more about Barbarian!

First of all...

"Why should we listen to you?" ~ I have used the mercenary/barbarian class as a main since Lv40 Cap in the SEA (South East Asia) server!

"So? I've played Barbarian since Lv1 cap" ~ There is no Lv1 cap.

"I'm a developer" ~ GG, You Win.

Ok back to the guide!

You see this gAy below? If you read this guide you can avoid been like him!



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Skill Tree

PvE

Warrior:



Basically get at least 45SP used to unlock the skills in Mercenary Tree, Important skills:
Lv7 Physical Mastery
Lv5 Dash
Lv5 Tumble
Lv21 Circle Break for damage + Utility


Mercenary:



This is PURE PvE build, I have ignored skills such as Crisis Howl as they are used mostly in PvP. Key skills:
Lv6 Stomp (You need for EX's...)
Lv15 + 1 Circle Swing ~ The key DPS skill for Barbarian, get earrings so you can level to Lv16 for the large damage increase!!
Lv5 Taunting Howl ~ Needed to activate CSEXII (Circle Swing EX 2) + the 20% reduction to monster's damage.
Lv4 + 1 Havoc Howl ~ VERY important skill, at Lv5 reduces monsters damage by 70%!!



Barbarian:



Fairly Simple, Max everything!!

PvP


Warrior:



Similar to PvE build, but small differences. Important Skills:

Lv6 Rising Slash ~ for additional hit
Lv21 Circle Break ~ good damage and when Lv6+ gives small Iframe (0.3 seconds)
Lv2 Mind Conquer ~ helps if you run out of MP!!


Mercenary:



This is PURE PvP, its designed around a group PvP build!:

Lv12 Stomp ~ In PvP this skill is great! It reduces the enemies movement speed + good damage.
Lv15 + 1 Circle Swing ~ Good damage + High SA Break, Lv16 for large damage increase.
Lv15 + 1 Ring Bombs ~ Good damage + decent SA Break, Lv16 for large damage increase.
Lv2 Cyclone Axe ~ Gigantic Bomb is better damage, but Cyclone Axe with Bone Crash debuff is more damage.
Lv0 Toughness ~ It's not worth the SP when Mercenary already has high Physical Defence.
Lv0 Devitalising Howl ~ Is used in many PvP builds, however I consider it "un-gentleman" like so don't use it!


Barbarian:



Max everything!!
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The Role of a Barbarian DPS/Support

The role of a barbarian depends mostly on:

1) Your Gear
2) The content (Raid/6-Man Nest/4-Man Nest/Dungeons/etc...)
3) Your Team's Composition

If your not aware, Barbarian gains most of its DPS potential by increasing your attack power, Barbarian does this by:

A) Using Toughness ~ Increases attack power by 20% when hit after your HP 50%<
B) Using Offend Hit ~ Increases Str% when hit by 40%/60%/90% depending on your HP%
C) Using Taunting Howl ~ Increases Str by 50%
D) Using Bone Crash/EX ~ Converts 50% of Str --> Attack Power.

To maximise your attack power growth: Reduce HP to 30% (This can be done safely by taking off your equipment then putting it back on) >Get hit while HP at 30%< (Use skills such as Iron Skin to make this safer) >Use Taunting Howl>Use Bone Crash>ENJOY

This is an example:

Town Stats:



Stats with Lv6 Battle Howl + Taunting Howl



Stats with Lv6 Battle Howl + Taunting Howl + Bone Crash



Stats with Lv6 Battle Howl + 90% Str Offend Hit + Toughness



Stats with Lv6 Battle Howl + 90% Str Offend Hit + Toughness + Taunting Howl



Stats with Lv6 Battle Howl + 90% Str Offend Hit + Toughness + Taunting Howl + 50% Str Barnac Skill



Full Buff ~ Stats with Lv6 Battle Howl + 90% Str Offend Hit + Toughness + Taunting Howl + 50% Str Barnac Skill + Bone Crash



As you can see from the example with Barbarian's ability to stack Attack Power you can potentially have 3x your original Attack Power, it can go much further still if you have good gears Eg. Full BDNL set and party buffs. Combined with the CSEXII which can do 8500%+ (+30% second swing) you can see why Barbarian has such potential DPS.

In 4-Man nests (except Memorial Nests), regular dungeons and 6-Man nests Barbarians can be used as a potential DPS, as you can see in this Video of a Barbarian played by a player in the NA (North American) Server: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zplnB-HKGfU

However in 8-Man nests/raids + Memorial nests DDN/BDN/RDN, there is a 100% attack power + 100% stat bonus cap which is why in a raid, a Barbarian will lose a large potential of DPS and is considered more as a support.

Of course there is more to this class then just Attack Power and Circle Swing! {Some may argue otherwise..}

Barbarian also uses a large amount of Support skills from the Mercenary Skill Tree which gives the title of a Howler, these are:

1) Taunting Howl ~ Like said before reduces enemies attack power by 20% (Maximum of 28% with Skill ring + Cash skill+ Heraldry)
2) Howl Charging ~ At Lv5 reduces damage taken by 30% + increase SA to all party members for 35 Seconds.
3) Iron Skin ~ Self buff only but greatly increases SA + reduces damage taken by 60% for 30 seconds.
4) Devitalising Howl ~ Removes 4 Buffs at Lv4 which is useful in Nests such as BDN's stage 3.
5) Battle Howl ~ At Lv6 increases Attack/Magic Power by 5886 + 11480 Critical stat (+20% stun...)
6) Havoc Howl ~ At Lv5 reduces enemies damage by 70% for 20seconds, if 20% CD plate, can maintain for 50% of the time (If you get last hit can increase time the monster effected by debuff before skill becomes active).

Here is an example in Volcano Nest Normal Mode using the Spear throw skill to test:

No Buff/Debuff:



Havoc Howl applied:



Havoc Howl + Taunting Howl + Iron Skin applied:




(WILL UPDATE YET AGAIN AGAIN SOON!!)
If you have questions please ask now and I will try to help! : ) {Waits for stupid question}


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Re: Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by msworldwide on Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:48 am

i have a question gen ( can u make a cleric funny post ?)
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Re: Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by Caedoll on Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:50 am

GenGen wrote: {Waits for stupid question}
No stupid questions, only legit questions here pls

How many rods does it take to become a good barbarian?

jk jk QQ nice guide!
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Re: Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by Aringoth on Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:49 pm

got some destroyer guide? xD I'm making one
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Re: Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by GenGen on Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:14 pm

msworldwide wrote:i have a question gen ( can u make a cleric funny post ?)

Erms you mean a Funny Cleric Pose? xD or a make a new thread about funny clerics? :S
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Re: Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by GenGen on Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:18 pm

Caedoll wrote:
GenGen wrote: {Waits for stupid question}
No stupid questions, only legit questions here pls

How many rods does it take to become a good barbarian?

jk jk QQ nice guide!

Thxs Cae! You did a nice job on the website as well hope everyone starts to use it more.
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Re: Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by GenGen on Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:22 pm

Aringoth wrote:got some destroyer guide? xD I'm making one

I don't use Destroyer that much but can try post some information about them, Barbarian/Destroyers share a fairly similar build ><
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Re: Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by msworldwide on Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:32 pm

when i said funny i didnt mean it lol try to make a inquis small guild if u have free time mate
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Re: Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by Millesimia on Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:49 pm

Waw, sounds really interesting! You should join the raid party to slash all the boss there *^*!
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Re: Barbarian ~ A small guide

Post by GenGen on Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:58 am

Sorry Mille, booty can only slash mobs in SEA server!
Besides... not active much in DN anymore now back at uni :O
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