Hello... Welcome to my guide to the Soulmaker Class in RO2.
For a heads up im sure this post might have a lot of spelling/grammar errors and forgive me for that but I saw Tsukasa's Cres guide and I haven't seen any real insightful Soulmaker guides so I decided what the heck... Why not I just make one so here goes! (This guide is based off of my personal build and my personal experiences as a Soulmaker)
Table Of Contents
3. Skill build's(Soulspanker Style)
5. Agi VS Int
The Soulmaker class is primarily a group advantage class. As far as raiding and DPS goes your not the worst but your not the best! Due to Warpportal's changes to the classes healing capabilities it isn't advised to be a full healer Soulmaker anymore in warpportal's version. That being said you are still one of the most useful things that can be added to a group! Let's get more in depth of the class in the upcoming subjects... Onto Stats!
Full Support(Personally I think this build is crap)
Critical Hit Build(Alittle Extensive)
These are all your classic build's of characters. I choose to go a bit differently.
I personally believe for Soulmakers my build or the classic int build is the best for Soulmakers. We utilize alot based off of crit due to our Links(I'll get into that more later)
Skill's and Skill Builds
Now that you have a base understanding of how the classes skills work lets get into the 2 major types of builds I believe to exist in Warpportals RO2!
Single DPS Support Build
(For me personally I haven't chosen what build i want to go yet but i will most likely go this one)
(there is 2 points leftover you can place them as you please)
Now lets inspect the build choice I have made and the reasons for it.
This build will allow you to be a main dps. Not the top of the charts but you can generally keep up with most Sorc's once you have become equal geared with them. Your rotation will generally be Soul Extinction, Sacrifice off cooldown, And Spam Mental Breakdown. Ofcoarse if you ever see your party in trouble your not that serious of a dps so stop what your doing and heal your raid up! Spam Restoration off Cooldown cast Restore and put Cures on everyone! Ontop of that you should already be Casting Cure's on tanks at almost all times to help out the healers. This build has 3 major links you need to take advantage of... Soul Link: Balance will increase you and 1 other person's attack power or magic power another 10% ontop of Imposito Manus, Soul Link: Concentration will increase you and your raid's Vitality(Vigor) and Acceleration(Haste) by 10%! Now Even though this is a group wide buff that can be connected to more than 1 person I Generally tend to stick to just my main one person. It is too hard to coordinate everyone to never move out of 15m and personally with the raids in this game you can manage without them. And Lastly Soul Link: Devotion This link is generally for you and your "Partner" To never die(Or a priest). It will share 6% of the damage they take as well as if they were to receive a killing blow it will remove the buff instead of killing the person. In this build I like to main link to a Wizard for the 10% Magic power/Haste benefits them the most out of any class. And use devotion on a Priest.
Onto the next Build
Full Group Support
My personal opinion on this build... Generally speaking again besides in AoD(Abaddon of Despair) and Certain fights in other Raids you cant manage to keep everything up.
This build is a Full on group support build if you can manage to stay near your party the whole time your duties will be as followed... Keep Soul Link: Revive up on your party the whole time 10% increase healing and 10% less damage is HUGE! (If you are close enough keep Soul Link: Devotion on a tank if not put it onto a healer. And make sure to maintain Soul Link: Concentration on your raid with Soul Link: Revive. If you can manage to do all of this for a whole boss fight you alone will befit your entire raid with 10% attack/Magic Power, 10% Haste and Vigor, 10% Less damage and Increase in Healing as well as protecting the life of someone AND your a healer.
With this build from a DPS standpoint you will just be using mental breakdown constantly on the boss and the second a room wide aoe is going to happen or what not your job is to up everyone to full since your Raid wide and group wide heals are wonderful and your dps in this build will not be substantial or able to keep up with anything you are meant to make sure no one dies and keep your Links up on the raid!
For most people who play this game this is one of the funnest parts of it but can also be the thing that makes you hate this game at most times and I have tended to notice a lot of Soulmakers getting eliminated early on when I'm making it to the last round every time and i have 19 victory medals without ever being boosted by guildmates. So I will just give a little insight to what I tend to do in Colosseum.
Round 1: This round is generally always the easiest everyone is grouped up in the center and most usually low HP, Cast Death Spell and then spam mental breakdown or I personally use Soul Extortion because the damage is applied faster and I generally get one kill from this. After that one kill you can usually get away with just killing some mobs or manage to snatch another kill with Sacrifice for easier passage to Round 2.
Round 2: The death spell trick isn't going to work this one everyone will start with full HP and we are still in the phase of RO2 where "Oh look a noel everyone kill it its squishy and its new" Is still a thing in Colosseum. Most likely your just going to die early on and then you can proceed to try and get some kills. Just accept defeat for that first death get it over with as soon as possible that's what i do. In this round it is generally easy as well you just need to get a kill or two and kill some mobs.
Round 3: Things start to get a little tricker here because you might be one of two noels inside the Colosseum at the time and become prime target for everyone whenever they see your stubby legs running around. Tab target and look for the person that everyone is focusing on and watch and pay attention to how fast the HP of that person is going down. Depending on the speed pick when to start casting Sacrifice I generally will start casting around 5-6k (Half HP) if more than 1 person is focusing them. and the skill generally goes off around 3-4k HP and its a free kill. Continue to do this / tab target and spam mental breakdown/Soul Extortion and wish for the best.
Round 4: This is your hardest round! Harder than winning in the last round and harder than all 3 before combined. i notice most soulmaker use Awake Soul in this round and if you have to... Do it but if you can save it for the last round it is a insane advantage. In this round you are the major target of EVERYONE at all times. The second you res no matter what everyone is usually on your ass for a easy kill. The major advice i have here is DONT BE SCARED. Turn around stop running Soul Extinction one of them, Sacrifice and Soul Extortion or Mental breakdown. Generally because everyone is targeting you when you solo dps someone down no one is going to steal your kill because they are all trying to kill you. I generally kill someone in the time it takes me to die. Ofcoarse the focusing you wont be at all times so you can sneak a kill or two when your not being focused by a well timed Sacrifice but thats it for Round 4.
Round 5: My favorite round! Do not use Awake soul in the begenning you will just be Public Enemy #1. Run around in circles and get your speed elixers ready( you dont need them they just help). In this round its all about solo dpsing the person who is solo dpsing the main target. When you see 5 people and 4 are targeting say for example a priest. Pick out a ranger in the group on the side and start dpsing him down. By the time they kill the target they are on you can generally kill one of them while the attention is elsewhere. Or if your confident enough for that Sacrifice kill steal then go for it. After you die once or twice pop your awake soul! your so fast and mobile in this form that you can chase people spamming mental breakdown and get some free kills. Once your in 1st or second you need to kill porings. Not only do they effect your rank(Slightly) They prevent the melee's from getting a 200% attack buff which will be the end of you and everyone else in your Colosseum. It is no fun but sometimes when your in first with a couple kills ahead and some porings.. NOT the whole round but for some time hide in a side room because your inevitable death will happen and you want to be as high up on the charts while the others lower themselves some more. You could lose and drop a rank during this time but then you also wont be a main target when you do decide to run back out at about a minute for a final kill to secure your win.
Agi VS Int
This is all about the Radiant Runes you will be using. Personally this is a no brainer As your crit is already generally low from receiving almost no Agi from gear you need it to boost your links more and keep up in dps if you go full dps build(Crit heals are nice too in support mode). Currently in full Colosseum gear and some AoD I have 29.01% crit which isn't bad but that's with all Agi gems and a guitar+afro costume combo for another 2% crit. This is all personal preference as well. If you could care less about buffing your links and if you feel you can dps more with just base hitting an extra 100 dmg on an ability instead of 5-8% more crit chance to do double damage. I havent done the math or anything to figure out which is best yet but so far I am liking and will be staying with the 30% crit rate.
I was going to have a ending of raids and stuff but I think I ended up covering those subjects in the Skill Build section. I hope you guys enjoy and this is at least helpful in some way to you Soulmakers who will read it out there!
If you have any questions further and notice I am on. Toss me a whisper and I can try to help in any way i can .
From your friendly neighborhood Soulmaker
Edited by Sylix, 23 September 2013 - 07:03 AM.