Wizard guide coming soon
So, you are trying to do well in the colosseum, but you find yourself getting jumped, lacking in kills, not knowing what to do, or not be able to do damage (this last one was my problem for the longest). Well here is the necessary skills for doing well there.
Memorize - YOUR BEST MOVE FOR KILL STEALING. You will find yourself running around the colosseum and dying a lot, so having your wind arms activated will be difficult to have all the time while players are getting jumped. With memorize you not only can have the same 2x effect, but for 3 attacks if your connections is fast enough. Frost Diver into Jupitel Thunder, Varetyr Spear, Juptiel Thunder, and most characters under 9k health will see their death. Without criticals or defending these skills can do roughly 8k damge, with a critical over 9000. Do not overlook it because of its cooldown, being able to do it twice in 1 round can get you to the 4th round of the colosseum if the lobby isn't filled with super players.
Frost Diver - Your bread and butter. You use this to stop players from escaping from you, and also for doubling your damage. This is how you do some quick damage. Most of the time I just run around and use this skill and use Jupitel thunder and Cold bolt until Varetyr Spear is off cooldown. If you see a character getting jumped throw this attack out if they have over 5k health and steal the kill with Jupitel Thunder. If they have lower than 5k health start throwing out Cold bolts or Lightning bolts.
Cold Bolt - Your fun starter. I have mine on level 1 but this move is quite important for mobile killstealing. You target a tank player with cold bolt until your effect activate, then you run around for 20 seconds looking for someone with dying health, and you smack them with JT and VS at 2x damage without them knowing. This is the most solid way to kill a priest, more details coming later.
These are your most important skills to use. I hope I don't have to explain Jupitel Thunder and Varetyr Spear after describing the setups. If I do just let me know, I will easily edit this for you.
Who to Target & Kill? New player guide.
Your best and favorite targets are Rangers, Wizards, Rogues, Sorcerers and Noels (Noels might change depending on how their PVP armor turns out). The reason why they are your favorite, low health and weak armor. Even Rangers with full PVP armor, can still be Memorized to death if you get one critical. They also lack a skill for avoiding your attacks, outside of Wizards ice wall. The best thing about them, Rangers and Sorcerers are common and place high, so you can typically rely on them to fill up your colosseum and provide you multiple kills. I like to think of Sorcerers as the counter to rangers, as sorcerers fly through them, even when we are hit first.
Moderate Targets are Priest and Assassins. Priest have their high health but weak armor while assassins fall in the same line as rogues. The difference with them is, they have a common move for reducing your damage. When battling them, you must get them to use their defense move first then go for the kill. I like to throw out Frost diver then start using cold bolt for my 2x damage so after their effect passes I stun and proceed to kill them. They are troubling kills, so if you don't feel comfortable attacking them, just avoid them. I stopped attacking priest altogether unless I am in the final round, because they are that annoying to fight, then in the final round I target them only.
Don't fight these guys. Monks, Beastmasters, Warriors (with aura shield), and Knights. They have incredible HP on top of incredible armor. Even with criticals you will struggle to bring them down even at 3/4 health. These are the people you avoid, you could beat them all outside of the colosseum with ease, they would never be able to touch you, but inside it is a free-for-all. You won't be able to run away and fight them while avoiding everyone else, and they take too much time to kill. Best to avoid them and either kill another player or MOBS.
MOBS- Kill them to maintain rank. You won't rely on Mobs for round progression since you deal high damage, however, you can use them for multiple purposes. Killing porings for a damage boost allows you to kill the tank players as if they were regular rangers. Going after the 3k monsters are good for starting your wind effect. If you get it just freeze and lightning them to preserve it, and go on a killspree.
With these few tips, you may not become champion (as I haven't XD), but you can get to final round and start grinding for your full colosseum gear. I managed to get my Chest and Shoes in 1 week (already have my weapon) and within 2 days got 200k bp. I can't give tips for winnings, but using these will get you through each round and maybe you will win before I do, but for those that hate the Colosseum, you should be able to rank higher and more constantly. I will give more advance tips later.
Edited by 3596130702174734600, 19 September 2013 - 02:34 AM.