DISCLAIMER: This is a late game build, do not attempt at home too early on.
Broken Table of some content:
1. I guess some form of intro is in order.
2. Battle Tactics!
3. Builds and Stats
4. How do I shot int???
6. Some other crap
I guess some form of intro is in order.
WAARRRGH, I am Lu Bu. I play warriors in EVERY GAME. I have a horrible fetish for running up to people and STRANGLE the lights out of their eyes. Naturally when I started RO2 I have no choice but to play Warrior.
To my horror, I felt very weak while I was leveling and thanks to my GL God who completely screwed me over. I was forced to solo most of the content to level 50 instead of the planned SPIN TO WIN TO 50 GG I had planned with the others. During this time, another solo leveler formerly in guild who was rushing to 50, PvP (I am pretty sure he is server 2nd to lvl 50) was gradually pulling further and further ahead of me because he destroys the hell out of every mob in record time as a ranger. I was SO EXTREMELY ANGRY, I SMASHED MY MONITOR IN TWO. A moment of clarity came when I discovered the POWER of Battle Tactics at around like lvl 30 or so when I was deciding on where to spend some of my extra points. I HIT SO HARD IT CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER.
6/27/2013: I USED MY SUPER POWERFUL BATTLE TACTICS TO ACHIEVE SERVER FIRST RAT MASTER THE HARDEST BOSS WITH REAL MUSCLES !!
As proof that I am the real deal and not making **** up, I wear a face mask ALL THE TIME and donate to char....well I guess volunteering for a charity event for 3 hours in HIGH SCHOOL COUNTS TOO RIGHT!!?
Battle Tactics is an excessively overpowered passive: For the price of mere 2 skill points you too can have a % damage multiplier (0.4x) in your critical damage for each point of int you have. In simple terms, in the LATE GAME YOUR CRITICAL IS A CRITICAL THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS!
What's that? You say that Warriors naturally has low agi and int and therefore battle tactics is not as strong as I claim? THAT'S FOOLISH!! Thanks to all the stat boosts this game enjoys handing out in the form of terribly expensive costumes, super titles, potions, runes, and wizard buff slaves, battle tactics is actually SUPER VIABLE!
Yah. Once you get late enough into the game to get all that int this guide will easily open your TEEMO EYES LIKE IT DID FOR ME!
Builds and Stats
Without further Adieu, Lu Bu's HIGH POWERED CRITICAL TANK BUILD
Right now, I am a warrior with 7.4k Max HP with a 20~25% chance of a SUPER POWERED CRITICAL SHOT that does around ~5k damage with defender. I am sure I can do more once I rid myself of this god damn Goblin Leader weapon for something epic. I have also ran all hard mode raids with minimal effort on my part because I am Lu Bu and I am really strong.
Crucial skills for this build explained:
Berserk: Do you like to constantly multiply things? Because that's what berserk will help you do.
Rage Strike: Big Numbers? No problem. KS in Arena? No problem. Has a bit of a cool-down though.
Endure: I am still not entirely sure if you can max out parrying after the 70% cap, but honestly even if so endure will lower your damage taken even further after a natural parry for an emergency.
Defender: What separates the wheat from the chaff? Gettng a crap load of defensive stats to make your HP more effective.
As for the other skills, I either didn't get a chance to put any points into them because I am all out of points, or they are crap and not worth taking. I probably don't need to explain why, but feel free to ask if you are not sure.
As for stats, although I greatly value the idea of distributing my stat points evenly to get more stats per points, you can also try other varations like:
33 Int / 33 Agi / 32 Vit
36 Int / 36 Agi / 25 Vit
40 int / 40 vit/ 8 agi (or swap int for agi)
WHOA THERE, you say, why are you leaving strength out bro? Well, that's because as a warrior your armor and weapons already comes with a crap ton of str, not to mention after a certain point you will have your parry maxed out and then you will be left with a half effective stat that gives you 2 atk power per point, whoa there.
On the other hand, Agi and Int increases your POWER EXPONENTIALLY the higher you can get them thanks to the power of percentages, not to mention Agi can also be a defensive stat in the form of dodge.
However, no matter what you do you must never abandon vit. A warrior without vit is an ineffective warrior!
If you are feeling adventurous, you can also try a DPS variation For awhile I have points in Aura Blade so I can transform into a DPS Warrior and off-tank whenever I feel! (I also swap gears mid battle because I am EXTREMELY HARDCORE)
However, ever since I became main-tank because it was found that no DPS could ever get hate off of me; I've since stopped doing it. After all, enrage timers has to be beat, the main tank must bring out the RAID DPS' TRUE POTENTIAL!
Once I get my opening crit in, gg no re, you will never catch up.
As for off-tanking, everyone already know that Warriors is far and away the best, but this build will make your brandish storm a complete nightmare! Just think of Garen with an infinity edge! DEMACIA!
If you plan to run full DPS warrior, you can try too, but I don't know if you can really convince others to take you over dedicated DPS classes. I am sure you would do REAL WELL WITH ALL THE HIGH DAMAGE CRIT THOUGH! If you guys ever get a chance try it let me know, since I doubt I will ever be able to get away from tanking
THIS IS A PROGRESSION TABLE SINCE EVERY DAMN GUIDE HAS IT I MUST HAVE ONE TOO SO I DREW THIS WITH MY MUSCLES! FOLLOW THIS AND YOU WILL BE SUPER SAIYAN
How do I shot moar int???
Now that the main chasis of this build has been built, we need to attach fancy crap to the hull of this build. Things like:
Runes: (Or G-ems as my German friends says it)
Agi Rune - Sometimes, you just need more crit, our gears usually don't give too many of that, these runes can change this.
Int Rune - I usually go with Agi, because having more chance to crit = greater DPS. But if you like to one shot someone with a surprise crit, then by all means stack damage.
Vit Rune - More life, less chance you get one shotted by some weird ass thing bapho did. It also makes you look more pro because you have a bigger number than everyone else.
Green crap like Le...I mean Scratch Thief Cards / Poisona cards
If you feel a bit richer, aim for Mini-Mongi cards and the Allurement Sonata set (Fatal Mesmerizing Ramos + friends), or I guess just anything with a great amount of agi/int/vit.
Food: (Or whatever the level 40 versions of them are)
Stomach Meat Roll - For extra damage and CRIT. I get it even if I am a tank, because a good tank is a tank that never loses hate.
Soul Shifting Barbeque - If for some reason I need more defense, a good defense food can never go wrong!
Master Dex Potion: I usually like going with this, the boost version allows me to build my early hate even quicker than before!
Master Int Potion: I don't actually like this potion too much for the same reason that crit chance is better IMO.
Master Health Potion: For especially tough bosses that demands survival. A good health potion + endure can keep me from getting one shot by something that those lazy priests should've barriered me for.
In PvP, Warriors is most certainly at the bottom of the barrel. With amazing disadvantages such as being a melee with an unreliable gap closer (I mean Battle leap not only requires you to take a second to aim, but also cannot be used while moving, oh and if you get CC'd you are barred from using it too!) a terrible damage rotation thanks to RNG Rage mechanics and although we have a heal, it sucks in PvP because it not only REQUIRES PRECIOUS RAGE but also comes with a long ass cool-down. -- Long story short, there is usually no way for a warrior to win 1v1 against competent players of most classes, except of course, unless you CRIT THEM FOR OVER 9000 DAMAGE! That is the great advantage of having battle tactics, a OHKO that simply comes from NOWHERE will surely be a great tale for the next family gathering or high school reunion. Of course, if you don't crit or miss with your rage strike you can just kiss your ass good-bye, because the next shot will never come again.
In Colosseum however, thanks to everyone being completely motivated by greed and will chase after squishier classes (or low health), you can usually go running around stealing kills WITH A SOLID 5k CRIT you will get sometimes (no thanks to Colo's auto stat balance) and then hide in a room FOR GREAT JUSTICE. Our disadvantages are still there though, so just score the kill and chillax or run away somewhere, because god forbid if your health ever gets low...
Also, get a guild or something that will prebuff you with crit buffs before you enter. If you feel extra spendy for victory, grab the crit food and potions too! It is WAR, one must do whatever it takes.
Here's a video of the crap I do to secure victory with my gimped pvp class.
Really just a fluke!
Lu Bu vs Mushroom Kingdom (well okay maybe not vs)
13K in colo, completely accidental
Some other crap
In conclusion, I must say I am pretty terrible at this making guides look all pretty crap. I just feel like sharing my thoughts about battle tactics in a simple way because I love communism and that sharing is caring. Hopefully battle tactics will change your view of Warriors and even give you a completely different play style as opposed to before.
Everything is 100% my opinion but you can probably change that if you give me some replies. I'm sure I can also probably cover more stuff, but since I just made this last night I'll update later when I feel like it. I am also sure battle tactics will help knight a **** ton as well, but as I never played a knight I cannot go into details with this.
Edited by LuBuFengXian, 28 June 2013 - 06:17 PM.