is it good idea putting big ben card+nightmare mimic card on +9 lacryma stick? since i can't find the reasonable price for +12-+14 lacryma stick
my WL still sticking with tsod+skull cap combo now
I wouldn't. It's more expensive to upgrade a +9 La'cryma to +10 by normal means than to buy a +10 La'cryma, and those cards are not on the cheap side, even though they're quite cheap now. Better save money and buy a +10 La'cryma, or make an upgrader MS, stock a bunch of La'crymas and upgrade them till you get a +10.
Yeah its true, spellcasters are in general rather weak in iRO renewal. It appears that MDEF at 50 is about 30% reduction in damage, but the break-even point for Crimson Rod vs Lacryma Set is actually somewhat higher than 50 since Lacryma Set gives 50% MDEF bypassing rather than 100%. If you wear OBDH, you get a bit of MDEF bypassing even with Crimson Rod against normal monsters, which makes the break-even point even higher. MDEF bypassing card combo(such as Big Ben + Neo Punk) also plays a role in determining this break-even point.
The formula for MDEF damage reduction is:
(1000 + MDEF) / (1000 + MDEF × 10)
Assuming you have +15 Crimson Rod that gives 30% more MATK than La'cryma Set(lv.10 Frost Nova = 50% MDEF bypass), also with an Ordinary Black Magician Hat(additional MDEF piercing against normal monsters). This lead to this balance equation:
(Note: Reduction/Bypass cannot exceed 100%, OBMH does not affect Boss Monsters)
So we can use this formula to find out the break even MDEF point, I am sure the value is a lot higher than 50.
As I said before, the break-even point is close to 80, but for my setups (One +15 Echo of Tomb Raider Crimson Rod vs. 4 +13 La'cryma Sticks: Big Ben/Hell Apocalypse, Big Ben/Cobalt Mineral, N. Mimic/Ancient Tree, N. Mimic/Bradium Golem) it's closer to 40. So I default La'cryma when I fight these 4 races.
I have +13 OBMH myself, and I know someone with a +14 OBMH, havent heard anyone who had refine it to +15 yet. OBMH only affects normal monsters though, so it wont be useful to refine it past +9 if you fight against MVPs.
Actually, it works against Boss Protocol monsters as well. I have tested it many times, and posted this info here. According to Haseo, it works on players too.
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quick questions though; how is nightmare verit card is better then 200 int proc ? my guess is becuase WL doesn't scale well with int?
+1 for Doge reference. :v
It's better because it's on ALL THE TIME, and won't eat your SP. :v Also, RM is much better if used on INT boots than Dex Boots, and since it eats away your SP, and sometimes procs when your huge nukes are on cooldown and you can't make use of it, it's mostly used against MVPs, specially the ones you kill by spamming
Doritos Soul Expansion. RM boosts Soul Expansion by ~50% when it procs. When it procs... The other spells are not boosted by that much, but besides the still huge boost, you can also achieve instant cast with it, because of the way that Radius and VCT works.