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#1 blackCROSSCY

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:10 AM

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The Ultimate Physical Rune Knight Guide

 

Do you like the Rune Knight class, but absolutely detest being only energy fuel for your lizard friend? Then you’re in the right place. With the introduction of Bio5 headgears and several OCP items that’s generally good for physical classes, Physical RKs have received new found flexibility to play around with builds that utilizes several kinds of weapons for all sorts of occasion.

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1. Optimal Character Playstyles

A. Pure Crit Build

The classic AGI CRIT knight evolution. The beauty of this playstyle is to abuse the power of Crush Strike, which grants you the highest damage one-hit move in the game at random occasions (In other words, Who has the biggest E-dick competition). Currently Crit RK’s normal auto-attack damage is not competitive against similar geared GX, but the incoming Rune Improvement patch will put us right back on the map.

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B. Pure STR build

Pure STR RKs usually choose whether to focus their equipment on boosting Ignition Break or Hundred Spears in their end-game build. IMO, users owning 3 True Seyren cards should focus on boosting IB (ATK and ATK%), and those without True RK should focus on boosting Hundred Spears for their final build. Players with more resources can acquire gears for both at the later stages for further flexibility since it uses the same stats build.

It is recommended for beginners to gear for Ignition Break first as the AOE allows for better levelling.

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C. Hybrid Builds

Hybrid builds are generally variables of Pure CRIT or Pure STR to suit more purposes as such DB usage, but generally give up some factors in return.

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1.5 Choosing your playstyle

 

STR builds are generally more tank and cheaper to build than CRIT builds, but they face the problem of hitting AGI-UP monsters. This forces you to get a Gungnir + verus core (or phreeoni wing+phreeoni card for the luxury version) to counter that, but fortunately most instances do not have AGI-UP monsters. If you love WOE, STR is the strongest playstyle. A good Ignition break followed by storm blast can delete swaths of people in one go. It will be even stronger after rune improvement as storm blast becomes based on STR since RKs can easily reach over 250 STR (even approach 400 STR for meg users). Another good side to STR RKs is that they also do not rely on Runes as much as CRIT RKs.

For PVM focused users, it is preferable for a RK to build towards CRIT for the late-game in anticipation of the upcoming Rune Improvement patch.  Moreover, CRIT RKs are also able play IB+HS at any time (although not at the most optimal level).  We can only hope the improvement patch arrives soon, to not lose relevance against the almighty GX.

 

2. Equipment Compendium

Here, recommended and alternative equipment for physical RKs are listed down for your individual build adjustments. Equipments that are good only for either CRIT or STR will have an (CRIT) or (STR) appended to their names. Some equipment have my commentaries next to them.

 

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3. Commonly used Consumables and Buffs

Rune skill guide not included here, please refer to https://irowiki.org/wiki/Rune_Mastery for Runes.

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4. BlackCROSSCY’s Instance/MVP Videos

Be a pal and subscribe to my channel for awesome RK stuff, thanks in advance. New videos will be updated whenever I have the time.

 

Old Videos from past versions:

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5. Common Q & A for RKs

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in this thread or on PM too. I’m pretty active at the moment.

 


Edited by blackCROSSCY, 15 September 2018 - 12:43 AM.
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#2 YangeWenli

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:05 AM

Seeing is believing. People were complaining about physical RK side almost making it seem if you went anything but DB you were just a "sao/kirito lover" or that it was only novelty but you showed something pretty strong and competitive. I only enjoy PVM/MVP so can't talk about woe but this is very helpful.
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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:08 AM

Very helpful indeed and just like Yange said, it gives hope to Agi RK again.
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Posted 15 July 2015 - 10:01 AM

very nice! Good to see you doing other MVPs =p (ran into you a few times at leak and these are much more impressive XD!)


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:18 AM

Dude! great guide! thanks for the time you put into this thread.

 

Nice to see other RKs walking outside the crowd.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 02:15 PM

can mod pin this thread? so that everyone who want to try PhysicalRk can go to this thread instead of spawning 10010101 another threads.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 02:16 PM

pin pls, this guy knows his stuff

 

also crush strike is beast in pvp


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 05:41 PM

:p_omg:  I think I will make my LK into an agi RK. Great guide!


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:09 PM

Hey man, can I know how did you become 175? Was leveling as an agi rk or db then reset to agi?
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:13 PM

^ pretty sure db is the only fast leveling option. Most of the agiRk play as HybridRk then turn to pure agiRK in 175.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:55 PM

Hey man, exactly as the dude said above. I was hybrid until about lv140. I respecced to DB and went biolabs at that point. Since there was x2 exp for lighthalzen Spotlight that time, it only took me a week plus to get to 175 from there.

Granted, I had spare$ to burn for DB gears which I later sold.
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:32 PM

is it that much of a pain to level above 140 ?


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:48 PM

Nice to know.

 

When you say that you've done most instances, does that includes Geffen Tournament and Devil's tower?


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:35 PM

not that much of a pain, in fact you could get up to around 160 just by using ignition break in scaraba. problem is at that point only two options are bio4 or nightmare clock tower, bio4 is way faster and parties will only accept db rks.


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:31 AM

Yeap. I soloed devil tower and Geffen tower too. But for Geffen tower I haven't really killed fenrir. I think it is possible tho, but since I can't go zerk on her the Dps isn't enough.

Just wondering, has anyone tried doing spell breaker on fenrir like it's done on FAceworm queen? If it works then probably I can go get it cleared tonight.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:14 AM

^ yeah it work. 


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 03:09 AM

That's good to know! Thanks


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 08:03 PM

Nice. You make me want to delete my gene and make a RK .


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Posted 18 July 2015 - 03:40 AM

Spell breaking Fenrir isn't the best way of dealing with her, since its timed and she doesn't cast too much its hard to kill her in time that way
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Posted 19 July 2015 - 08:06 AM

Seeing as Frenzy mode does not let you switch weapons. What do you do if you are in frenzy and your weapon breaks due to Giant Growth rune?


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 08:41 AM

in the case of MVPing if your weapon breaks while fighting just let the MVP hit you until your HP bar is red for reuse frenzy in less time and wear another weapon or let him kill you and ress by tokens specially in ET.


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:53 PM

i think for 150+ leveling in nightmare CT, IB still beast. my level 152 chaser can do 25-30k dmg IB to big bells and 40-45k if bear power activated. RK can do more using runes and +9 black ribbon (my IB RK still 149, so havent tested on NCT)

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 02:48 AM

FS enchant is better for HF, i don't see any situation using this weapon and not doing the counter attack trick
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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:24 PM

There is.
If you MVP or Solo ET with 192 - 193 ASPD HF and do not kill with CS, then you could abuse AOE Pulse Strike and Pertz Storm Blast for higher DPS and Slave killing.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:57 AM

Stupid question but how about the skill builld? No spear and DB, right?


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