Hello! Im Just Nobody from other country! also a hardcore Mage class fan..
I got bored and searched for new stuffs/items/etc in google that i can test with my Warlock/Sorcerer then it brought me here.
Everything is very nice regarding boosting your magic attack. I'm not very good in calculating damage formula but i do test it to see and believe.
I'm PVP, WoE, PK, 7v7(tournament) and 1v1(warlock vs warlock/or other job) addict.
Based on my experience(lol), Warlock are pretty strong but below avarage on defense and HP.
I agree on Topic Starter(Haseo right?) about it depends on the player's personal preference.
Btw, whenever i seach in google and search for warlock stuffs i always see your character name everywhere. you must be pretty famous
Anyway, upon reading this thread i almost agree to Rirezz's post. But when he mentioned PvM i suddenly lost interest.
Same to him, I dont really recommend on boosting or getting as much mATK as possible.
Stat and Skill build depends on how you wanted your Warlock to become/or play.
There are a lot of types of warlock. Hitter, Spammer, Delayer, Support etc etc.(i just made that up but its true)
So my thoughts are, its pretty amazing that you reached that mATK and even trying to reach higher but you've lost too much of HP and DEF.
Yes of course you can switch armors/weapons for defense mode anytime but if your slow and not thinking ahead of time and uses mATK set passively, then could be killed easily.
There are a lot of techniques and combo's how to kill your opponents.(which is i think you all knew already..so i think it would not be necessary to include)
My comment with Comet build is. its not really that painful
43k-80k damage is still very low and maybe more lower against mage class because of Energy Coat.(maybe only in our server.. damn that Level-Up Games)
Most of the people in our server uses TGK and Rental Equipment such as(Neo Muffler and Shield i dont know if that exists in your server) and consumes a lot of +10+20 foods and uses Big Buns(fullHP) and Pills(FullSP) (FYI TGK=$125)
Expect more damage against RK and SURA(but mostly SURA. annoying GOH/HG)
I'm a sore loser so I hate it and gets mad when someones able to kill my Warlock. It really pisses me off.
My Warlock build is for survival, has 64k HP and can receive 8.9k per hit of GoH/HG damage(sura).(But now very fked up by sura who uses curse water HAHA 10k-13k per hit damage lol)(talking about burst)
Uses Tetra Vortex for killing opponent(1:1), Spam Chain Lightning with Bragi in WoE.
Uses disable/support/delaying skills (stasis/misty/marsh/sienna/JF).
Uses full foods+30. Geffen Scrolls. HP SP Increase. MATK consumables
Uses Big Buns and Pills for hp/sp and has TGKarmor.
Uses Rental garment and shield
Has +11 Gsod (+9Gsod is also enough) and more..(switching)
Uses Hiding PASSIVE (which is the greatest life saver of all time)
The biggest factor in Warlock's mATK is really the weapon and the foods and buffs. The higher upgrade you have, the more damage they'll receive.
For me it is useless if you have very high matk and will die easily.
Instead of using mATK armors, use Demi-Human armors and let the weapon and foods buffs do the damage.
In WOE, Try to support and delay your opponents. Leave the killing to your guildmates Sura and other jobs.
In PVP if in party still try to do support and also try to kill. If solo just run.. always run
lure them 1 by 1 and disable them. You dont want someone to interupt you while casting tetra vortex dont you
If you want to be AOE type Warlock and wanted to wipe a lot of players during woe or in pvp, Then i suggest you change job to Sorcerer.(Another long story lol)
SORRY FOR THE LONG POST!!