" Why is 120 dex better than 120 int while still leveling up? "
because your temp dex boots has this effect
~If the users base Dex is 120 or higher,
Reduces the fixed casting time of skills by 0.5 seconds.
Increases long-ranged damage on targets by 5%~.
And in case you didn't know, DB has a 0.5 secs FCT (Fixed Cast Time) on top of the 2 secs VCT (Variable Cast Time) at level 10. It is also considered as a range atk and affected by range dmg modifiers so a Menblatt card is recommended for better dmg.
Best way to level up is by killing mobs of monsters in the most time efficient way possible along with doing bounties while using BMX3.
Damage isn't all there is to DB, there's also DPS (Damage dealt Per Second). Or in this case, your ability to continuously spam DBs as quickly as possible.
Unless you're killing mobs in single DB shot, your best course of action would be to increase DPS.
Yet even if you do 1 shot most mobs, if you can't quickly cast another one for those that you didn't hit or are newly spawning/aggroing, then you're not really killing mobs fast enough.
With the right gears, an RK can cast multiple DBs per second.
As mentioned above, DB has a considerable VCT and FCT that you'd want to reduce/eliminate if you want to achieve high DPS.
There's also another issue with ACD (After Cast Delay). DB has a 2 second ACD which can further drag your DPS down. To deal with this, you need to rely on gears that reduce ACD. Looking at your gears, you already have most of what you need to take care of this: +9 Reload Set, +9 Tae Goo Lyeon, +8 Fafnir Scale, Temp dex SoL + Temp Ring combo.
Edited by condySpectrum, 29 July 2022 - 03:42 AM.