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Offline ZarethKnyght

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2012, 11:19:46 PM »
I'm currently planning on an MVP (STR/INT/DEX) build but was wondering, it's common to go STR first for faster leveling? My final stat plan is this:
94 +26 STR
94 +14 INT
35 +15 DEX
1 +6 VIT
9 base AGI
1 base LUK


After turning into a Monk, is it better to level using OI or just wacking away with Spirit Spheres up? This question is mostly because I was thinking of doing this for skill build:
http://irowiki.org/~himeyasha/skill4/mon.html?10akakJbdAhFrBAabqqSbx

If wacking away would be better, I'd get RTB to 8 before going for GF.

I definitely want as many opinions for this as possible (especially since I plan to try for 4 Abyss knight cards :p).
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 04:38:34 PM by ZarethKnyght »

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2012, 09:43:46 AM »
I'm going to guess that from the lack of an answer in a few days, to try it out and find out myself.

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2012, 10:12:26 AM »
I don't see why you would ever be melee'ing things as a monk with 9 agi.....

Only 3 AK cards are needed.

And I don't even understand half the things you're wasting your skill points on

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2012, 10:49:03 AM »
Quote from: ZarethKnyght;1271451
I'm going to guess that from the lack of an answer in a few days, to try it out and find out myself.


http://irowiki.org/~himeyasha/skill4/mon.html?10akdKJkdAhFbo2fqsbx
If you really want an MVP build, this is what my person favorite would be. Everything you need, screw the last 7 points. Or you could just get snap.

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2012, 04:06:33 PM »
Quote from: Dio!;1271482
Quote from: ZarethKnyght;1271451
I'm going to guess that from the lack of an answer in a few days, to try it out and find out myself.


http://irowiki.org/~himeyasha/skill4/mon.html?10akdKJkdAhFbo2fqsbx
If you really want an MVP build, this is what my person favorite would be. Everything you need, screw the last 7 points. Or you could just get snap.


Why would you get Fury 5 and Iron Fists 5? Aren't the prereqs for those skills just levels 3 and 2, respectively?

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2012, 04:10:13 PM »
I was going to get Iron Fists to 5 for Raging Trifecta blow is I was wacking away at things. But I guess I'll be killing them with OI if I understand what Sora is saying.

And I guess 3 AK cards only (eventually).

I guess I'll go with this build then:

http://irowiki.org/~himeyasha/skill4/mon.html?10akfXJkdAhDbo2fqsbx

And I think I need to change the stat distribution a bit but only 1 more dex and 1 less int.

Current gear I'm aiming to have is:

Weapon: +10 Mace with 3 AK cards and 1 Minorous (unless someone can suggest better)
Head upper: +7 Tiara w/ Elder Willow card (I'm too squeamish to try for +9 of this >.< )
Head mid: Robo eyes
Head lower: None
Shield: +7 Buckler w/damage reduction
Armor: +7 Silk Robe w/ Roda Frog
Garment: +7 Muffler w/ I guess damage reduction
Shoes: +7 Shoes w/ Sohee
Acc 1: Ring w/ Mantis
Acc 2: Ring w/ Mantis

I don't know what's available in Classic so this is what I went with.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2012, 04:24:59 PM by ZarethKnyght »

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2012, 04:37:14 PM »
Unless you got a meg, a 3x AK chain is better than a mace.

If not going to make a maestro headgear, then get a missy crown...  +3 int on your headgear isn't going to do anything.  Hell even a wise ribbon will probably be better

With 3x base luck you're going to need a sac sader glued to your ass, or you're going to be needing a phen clip, so relying on 2 rings is bad

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2012, 05:06:12 PM »
So getting more DEX than INT would be a good idea? I thought GF couldn't be interrupted? I'd prefer to have 2 rings there if possible instead of a Phen clip.

What's a meg btw?
And I can't find much info on the Maestro headgear on the database. So it might not be available on classic. But wise ribbon...I might try that instead.


PS: I'm getting a higher damage output from a +10 mace with 3x AK and 1 Minorous. Using Stormy Knight as a base.

Edit: Nvm, found out what you meant by Maestro headgear. Any recommendations on what to put the card into?
« Last Edit: July 30, 2012, 05:15:18 PM by ZarethKnyght »

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2012, 05:38:15 PM »
Quote from: Kumoko;1271594
Quote from: Dio!;1271482
Quote from: ZarethKnyght;1271451
I'm going to guess that from the lack of an answer in a few days, to try it out and find out myself.


http://irowiki.org/~himeyasha/skill4/mon.html?10akdKJkdAhFbo2fqsbx
If you really want an MVP build, this is what my person favorite would be. Everything you need, screw the last 7 points. Or you could just get snap.


Why would you get Fury 5 and Iron Fists 5? Aren't the prereqs for those skills just levels 3 and 2, respectively?


You're right, I didn't mean to select those, was just messing around beforehand and didn't take them off.

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2012, 07:17:29 AM »
Since it looks like I'll be leveling up through OI, what are some good places to level at after I get it? Since I don't think Biolabs are out in Classic just yet.

Also what's a good amount of DEX if I want to have 120 STR?

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2012, 07:42:43 AM »
If you're basing your Monk on WoE then you want 99 dex.

If you're basing it on MVPing then you don't need dex.

Anything inbetween sucks.

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2012, 07:48:26 AM »
MVP only. Not going to WoE with my Monk. So I guess I'll just leave it at 35 DEX.

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2012, 09:23:24 AM »
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MVP only. Not going to WoE with my Monk. So I guess I'll just leave it at 35 DEX.

Your Gfist will only be like half a second faster with the 35 dex, I like vit instead of dex.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 09:24:04 AM by Dio! »

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2012, 09:32:57 AM »
Yea but that would mean that you wouldn't be able to hit things as easily while you're an Acolyte. I don't want to leech my way to jlvl 50 if I can help it. And with bonuses and blessing, I should have 50 DEX total. Hopefully it'll make enough of a difference to let me try and fly wing away or something after...maybe. >.>

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Re: Build Help! Monk Edition
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2012, 10:32:58 AM »
I leveled my battle aco to job 50 with only 30 dex total including the bonus from jobs. It was a pain in the arse but was well worth it. This is without leeching and heal slaving
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 10:33:24 AM by Gryvan »